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Blanket CALs 2022 – Free Crochet Patterns

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2022 is here and so are wonderful blanket CALs to follow to celebrate the New Year! How is January treating you so far, crochet lovers? Hope you are as excited for all the awesome crafts you are going to work on as we are!

There is no better way to start than with special crochet along. Blankets are always great projects for CALs as they are easy to compose, build and transform over time. If you have never taken part in an adventure like that, check out this collection of 2022 Blanket CALs! More is certainly coming soon.

Check out these free patterns under the links below. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Color Boost Blanket CALs and Marvelous Mandala CALs.

Crochet CALs Free Crochet Pattern Ideas

Mandala Blanket CAL

Mandalas make every house and every crochet project a thousand times more beautiful! We know it and evidently so does the super talented designer Breann Mauldin. Follow her in this inspiring blanket CAL. This one will make you stunned with the final results!

Level: intermediate Author: Breann Mauldin

Mandala Blanket CAL

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Scrapstopia Blanket

This crochet CAL by Joanita Theron is a complete mystery! A very exciting one, if you ask us. We can’t wait to see the wonderful crochet blanket the designer has designed for everyone to make. If you like surprises, this crochet along is for you.

Level: beginner Author: Joanita Theron

Crochet Blanket

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Harbour Blanket CAL

This lovely pattern makes one of the loveliest crochet CALs and will do as a wonderful baby blanket! If you are decorating nurseries for little girls and boys, be sure to try out this pattern by Lucy of Attic24. It is a classic crochet-along, so be sure to give it a try!

Level: beginner Author: Lucy of Attic24

Crochet Blanket

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Hope Crochet Along 2022 

We hope you are going to love this crochet along by Bluebird and Daisy! Have you already taken part in some this year? There aren’t many things that are as fun as collective crocheting, trust us.

The granny squares that you work around the edges make it look very beautiful. Be sure to get some colorful yarn and just go on with this beautiful crochet blanket.

Level: upper beginner Author:  Bluebird and Daisy

Crochet Blanket

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In a Tizzy

Some time has passed since we last came upon a crochet pattern by great designer Polly Plum.

We should celebrate, without a doubt. By getting some yarn in lively colors and making this lovely blanket! Will you join us to crochet this one?

Level: upper beginner Author: Polly Plum

Crochet Blanket

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Postcards with Love Blanket

A beautiful crochet postcard from Eleonora Tully! This wonderful blanket idea has so much charm to it! If you are a fan of good old postcard sending, you are probably going to feel the same. Get creative with your own version of this nostalgic gem!

Don’t miss this one because there’s a whole range of amazing crochet CALs waiting for you to try out.

Level: upper beginner Author: Eleonora Tully

Crochet Blanket

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Summer Stitch CAL

What a beautiful combination of colors and stitches! Looking for a relaxing crochet pattern for summer? If so, this one by Sapphire Cameron will certainly be a great choice.

We hope you have enough colorful yarn scraps in your stash! You will need them for 2022 Blanket CALs.

Level: upper beginner Author: Sapphire Cameron

Crochet Blanket

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Study of Ombre Afghan

Would you like to study ombre with us and Michael Sellick? For sure because the final result is stunning! If you want to master color mixing, this crochet CAL pattern for a beautiful big afghan is exactly what you need. The stitches here are also super interesting!

Level: upper beginner Author: Michael Sellick

Crochet Ombre Afghan

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Christmas Advent Blanket

Oh, we are definitely adding this crochet CAL by Lisa Hooper to our to-do list for winter! We know it’s super early to be thinking about December. But we have just come upon this awesome pattern and thought we simply have to share it with you. Save it for later, as it will surely make do for the winter season!

Level: upper beginner Author: Lisa Hooper

Christmas Blanket

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Peacock Plumes Afghan

A real work of art by Melinda Miller from Mo Crochet Makes! This blanket crochet CAL made our jaws drop the second we saw it and we are still so impressed by it. If you are an ambitious crocheter looking for a challenge, get your yarn ready!

Level: upper beginner Author: Melinda Miller

Crochet Afghan

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Under the Sea

A real crochet wonder inspired be oceans and seas! This beautiful blanket designed by Catherine Bligh is an ideal way of keeping the memories of summer for a bit longer. You will experiment with colors and learn various techniques!

Level: intermediate Author:  Catherine Bligh

Crochet Throw

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Bloom Blanket CAL

How do you feel about flowers and bold colors? This is always a great combination, isn’t it? Stripes, squares and delightful textured stitches – that’s what Zandra Rhodes’ design looks like. Give this crochet CAL a try this season!

Level: upper beginner Author: Zandra Rhodes

Crochet Blanket

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A Winter’s Night Rhapsody Blanket CAL

A beautiful name for a beautiful crochet CAL designed by the one and only Tona Bush from Nana’s Crafty Home! If you have been waiting impatiently for this designer new pattern, here it is! What’s even better, this project comes as a crochet along! We couldn’t wait either.

Level: upper beginner Author: Tonya Bush

Blanket CAL

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What kind of yarn to choose for 2022 blanket CALs?

Well, one thing we know for sure is that crochet along projects are all about exploring different fabrics and techniques. You experiment with them and have fun with crocheting unique designs. In the patterns you can find in this selection, you will be using double crochet, worsted and arand cotton yarns.

Are crochet along blankets easy enough for beginners?

These types of crochet patterns are usually quite complex. However, the step-by-step instructions are very detailed. And you always have a community of helpers to guide you!

Have some time to spend on your blanket? Be sure to give it a try, even if you don’t have that much experience yet.

How to choose the right colors for CAL blankets?

You have two options here. You can either follow the instructions of the crochet given by the author or go creative with the pattern. It is always nice to surprise yourself and other crocheters with a unique color palette!

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