Mayan CAL Yarn Requirements

Hi folks!

So you want to go yarn shopping or see if your stash has enough yarn for the Mayan CAL. Well, you’re in the right place!

Options!

The Mayan Crochet Blanket motif is equally beautiful made in one color to show off the stitch work, or worked in multiple colors for a kaleidoscopic effect.

Before we get to the numbers, you need to make 2 decisions.

  1. Single colour or multi-coloured
  2. How many squares you’ll make.  4 and 9 will give you a square blanket and 6 will give you a rectangular one.

Colour/s

Single colour

I used Bendigo Woollen Mills 8 ply cotton yarn in latte for my 6 squares single coloured sample.

Mayan CAL by Shelley Husband

If you want to make a single coloured blanket like my 6 square sample, you’ll need :

4 squares blanket – 118 cm x 118 cm (46″ x 46″)  :

1,800 metres 8 ply/DK/light worsted yarn (or 1,970 yards) That means 5 x BWM 200 gram balls.

6 squares blanket 118 cm x 172 cm (46″ x 68″) :

2,700 metres 8 ply/DK/light worsted yarn (or 2,960 yards) That means 7 x BWM 200 gram balls.

9 squares blanket 172 cm x 172 cm (68″ x 68″) : 

4,030 metres 8 ply/DK/light worsted yarn (or 4,410 yards) That means 10 x BWM 200 gram balls.

 

Multi-Coloured Version

I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK to make my 4 squares multi-coloured version.

Multi Mayan Crochet Blanket by Shelley Husband3

 

If you want to make a blanket like my multicoloured version, you’ll need this many 50 gram balls of each colour (1 ball = 125 metres/137 yards).  These calculations are based on what was used to make the 4 square sample.  As the balls are only 50g, these numbers are very close so you won’t have too many leftovers.  If you would like to ensure you have plenty of leftovers, consider getting an extra ball of the last 4 colours.

4 squares blanket

Colour 1 : 423        Buttercup yellow x 1

Colour 2 : 418        Mandarin Orange x 1

Colour 3 : 420        blood orange x 1

Colour 4 : 415        pillar red x 1

Colour 5 : 416        Red wine x 2

Colour 6 : 431        Evergreen x 3

Colour 7 : 430        Grass green x 2

Colour 8 : 440        Sailor Blue x 5

Colour 9 : 435        Kingfisher blue x 5

6 squares blanket

Colour 1 : 423        Buttercup yellow x 1

Colour 2 : 418        Mandarin Orange x 2

Colour 3 : 420        blood orange x 1

Colour 4 : 415        pillar red x 2

Colour 5 : 416        Red wine x 2

Colour 6 : 431        Evergreen x 4

Colour 7 : 430        Grass green x 2

Colour 8 : 440        Sailor Blue x 7

Colour 9 : 435        Kingfisher blue x 8

9 squares blanket

Colour 1 : 423        Buttercup yellow x 1

Colour 2 : 418        Mandarin Orange x 2

Colour 3 : 420        blood orange x 2

Colour 4 : 415        pillar red x 2

Colour 5 : 416        Red wine x 3

Colour 6 : 431        Evergreen x 5

Colour 7 : 430        Grass green x 5

Colour 8 : 440        Sailor Blue x 10

Colour 9 : 435        Kingfisher blue x 11

Other yarns

Of course you don’t have to use the same colours as me or the same yarns. Yarnsub is a great website for finding appropriate substitutes, but you don’t have to find an equivalent yarn.  You can use a completely different yarn.

If you choose a heavier weight yarn, such as a 10 ply/Aran/worsted weight yarn, add about 10 to 15% to my figures as you will need more.  Of course, your final blanket will be larger but that doesn’t matter.

If you are using a finer yarn like 4ply/sport/fingering etc, you will need less. I am not sure how much less and of course your blanket will be a lot smaller.

I want you to use whatever yarn makes you happy.

 

Mayan CAL by Shelley Husband

Happy stash diving or yarn shopping!