Stash Buster Granny CAL Intro

Hello and welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet!

I’m ready to introduce my newest Crochet Along: The Stash Buster Granny CAL!

I’ve been working like crazy to get this project finished so I can share with all of you! I ran a poll in the Couch Surfer Crocheters FB Group to see if people preferred a shorter (and smaller) project that lasts 4 weeks, or a full size blanket that will last 6 weeks. The majority picked the 6 week full blanket option. I’ve now got the plan in place and am ready to introduce this new Crochet Along to the world!

This CAL will start on October 8th and run through November 12th. I wanted to be able to do the entire project start to finish before the holiday season really sets in on us and we run out of time for side projects! Weeks 1 – 4 we will be creating a certain number of squares. Week 5 will teach you how to join them all together. And Week 6 will teach you how to add a border to give it a nice finish!

October 8: Week 1 – 9 squares
October 15: Week 2 – 12 squares
October 22: Week 3 – 12 squares
October 29: Week 4 – 16 squares
November 5: Week 5 – JOINING
November 12: Week 6 – BORDER

What you will need:Yarn: Size 4 (medium weight) yarn. I used mostly Red Heart and Impeccable yarns since most of my stash comes from Michaels stores!
***since I used yarn from my stash I don’t have an exact amount needed, but I know you will need at least 400 yards of one solid color to do the joining and border!

Hook:Size I/9 5.5mm

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Color Inspiration for Fall

Hi Crocheters!

Fall is literally right around the corner! I wanted to make a quick post today to share with you some of my favorite “fall color” combos! Sometimes I have a hard time deciding which colors to use together for my next project, and I find that images like this can really help me.

For each photo I have listed the closest yarn colors I could find. I live in a pretty small town, so my only craft store option is Michaels! For that reason, I’ve stuck to Red Heart and Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn colors. Of course any brand of yarn will work for you, just find the colors that match up as close to these combinations as possible.

Yarn Colors
(from left to right)


My mother-in-law recently got married, and she had a very similar bouquet to this one. Don’t you love those “pops” of bright colors!?!

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