2022 Crochet Blanket CAL Ideas

Crochet-along is an amazing opportunity to start a new, bigger project without getting lost on the way and to keep motivated! Especially if you don’t feel like you’ve got enough experience, you should give CALs a go!

A warm and cozy crochet blanket is a must-have in every home, so make sure to check out these amazing CAL ideas and have fun! Afghan squares are fantastic for producing larger bedspreads, but the blanket may be made any size you choose by just using fewer or more squares. These intricate modules will make gorgeous baby blankets! Give it a go! Take a look at examples below and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.



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Tour de France CAL

Do you like filet crochet? If so, then you are in the right place, because this CAL by Mayhem and Majesty is all about these little dotty pictures! Tour the France is an event important enough to make a blanket focused on bicycles, right? Not only will you end up with a truly unique piece, but you can also gift it to a beloved cyclist in your life – win-win!

  • DESIGNED by Mayhem and Majesty
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

photos by Mayhem and Majesty / instagram.com

Find this free pattern on mayhemandmajesty.com, or see the photos on instagram.com: top photo, bottom photo.

Granny Square Month CAL 2022

All 25 patterns of Granny Square Month CAL are now available, so be sure to check out the links below the picture! When you’re finished, you can join them all together to make a stunning blanket, or use them individually for other projects. These colorful squares by Alice, which you can see in the photos, showcase how unique the squares are, yet they all go together beautifully!

  • DESIGNED by Various Designers
  • THIS VERSION by the_burrow_uk
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

photos by the_burrow_uk / instagram.com

Find this free pattern on hobbycraft.co.uk, or see the photos on instagram.com: top photo, bottom photo.

Melanie’s Mandala Baby Blanket

Take a look at this nostalgic and beautiful pattern by Melanie Grobler. The baby blanket has the center that reminds of a mandala. I feel like it will looks gorgeous in interior design filled with wooden accents. The pattern is beautiful and easy to make!

  • DESIGNED by Melanie Grobler
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Melanie Grobler / ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on mandmcrochetdesigns.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

Ruth’s Passage

If you like more rustical interior designs, then you should definitely check out the pictures below posted by Amanda Streetman. Her blanket pattern has this unique style and toned color palette. The center of the pattern also has  a mandala motif. It’ll be a great addition to your home!

  • DESIGNED by Amanda Streetman
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

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Photos by Amanda Streetman/ ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on facebook.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

Day Tripper Picnic Blanket CAL

What a cheerful, juicy project, don’t you think? It will transform your picnics into magical adventures, so be sure to check it out. It features a lot of granny square variations, so try it if you like this style! Although Katie’s version is full of colors, I bet it will look great in subdued palettes as well.

  • DESIGNED by Katie Jones
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Photos by Katie Jones / ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on sirdar.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

Hope Crochet Along 2022

If you’re easily bored by repeatable patterns, try this one – I assure you that it will keep you busy! Stitches, squares, structural elements – it’s all there, but you don’t have to be advanced in crochet to make this. Crocheter behind Bleubird and Daisy has made a few color combinations, so take a look at the photos and see which one you prefer!

  • DESIGNED by Bluebird and Daisy
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Photos by Bluebird and Daisy / ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on bluebirdanddaisy.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

WYS Hidden Treasures CAL

This beautiful project combines diagonal stripes of color and crochet squares in a very unique manner, so take a look at the photos! Anna intended for the colors to change from one to another, by incorporating little details in some of the squares. Simple joining method makes it easy to finish up, but don’t forget the tassels!

  • DESIGNED by Anna Nikipirowicz
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Photos by West Yorkshire Spinners / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on wyspinners.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

In a Tizzy

This fun design features post stitches and very unusual construction, and that’s what makes it so interesting! Polly used multicolored yarn, hence the irregular stripes. You work the triangles and join them as you go to make the square – clever! The overall design is nicely finished with moss stitch border. CAL starts on 13th of May 2022.

  • DESIGNED by Polly Plum
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Polly Plum / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on everytrickonthehook.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

Island Stroll CAL

Is there something better than a versatile pattern? With this beauty from Therese Eghult you can make a fantastic cushion, or a blanket – it’s up to you! Take a look at the photos and see it in action. This intermediate pattern will exercise your skills and test your patience, but the effect is worth every minute!

  • DESIGNED by Therese Eghult
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate / advanced

Photos by Therese Eghult / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on sistersinstitch.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

2022 Stash Busting Mystery CAL

This beautiful, chunky crochet blanket in the pictures below is the work by the very talented Heather J Anderson and it’s such a treat to make, trust me! Feel free to play with the colors and embellish the amazing texture even more with some cool, vibrant shades!

  • DESIGNED by Heather J Anderson
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

2022 Stash Busting Mystery CAL

Photos by Heather J Anderson / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on theunraveledmitten.com, or read more about it on Ravelry. The bottom photo is here.

Harbour Blanket CAL

Spring is almost here, so making a colorful, vibrant blanket seems like the best thing to do! For instance this sweet throw in the pictures below! I’m absolutely in love with the pattern among the texture, colors, and delicate edging. It’s simply divine!

  • DESIGNED by Lucy of Attic24
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Harbour Blanket CAL

Photos by Lucy of Attic24 / Ravelry.com and Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on attic24.com, or read more about it on Ravelry. The top photo is here

Tunisian Blanket CAL 2022

If you’ve never tried making a Tunisian blanket, trying out this one in the pictures below seems an amazing idea for upcoming days! It’s so versatile and every square is different! I love the design, but of course, feel free to change the arrangement of the squares to make it more unique and special to you!

  • DESIGNED by knitterknotter
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Tunisian Blanket CAL 2022

Photos by knitterknotter / Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on knitterknotter.com, the top photo is here and the bottom photo is here.

Country Garden Crochet Along

This incredible crochet blanket in the pictures below is such an amazing celebration of different colors, designs, and textures, don’t you think? It’s a lapghan size blanket made using a variety of crochet stitches and techniques. Let me just say, that the finished result is out of this world, The Cool Crochet Society did a splendid job!

  • DESIGNED by The Cool Crochet Society
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Country Garden Crochet Along

Photos by The Cool Crochet Society / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on thecoolcrochetsociety.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Hodgepodge Blanket CAL

Create a fun and unpredictable granny blanket with as much as 30 different squares! Beginner friendly challenge that will also help you develop new skills and learn new stitches. Each granny square consists of a different design and technique used. There is no space for boredom with this one! Once it is finished, admire your handcraft snuggled under the warm and soft blanket of your own making.

  • DESIGNED by Fiona Field
  • PROJECT TYPE throw 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Fiona Field / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on cosyrosieuk.co.uk, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Virtue Crochet Along

Prepare yourself for the Virtue Crochet Along 2022 which starts on Friday 30th September with this amazing crochet pattern. The event will run for 8 consecutive weeks and a new pattern will be published each Friday. With just a month ahead, you can already start your project to get into that crochet flow. Connect with other crochet enthusiasts because that is all about – to be a part of the handcraft community.

  • DESIGNED by Helen Shrimpton
  • PROJECT TYPE virtue 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photos by Helen Shrimpton / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on crystalsandcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

 

Camper Blanket

The tapestry crochet technique used in this pattern gives amazing effects. The Camper Blanket is an eye-catching throw design that will keep you warm during upcoming months. It is designed to be made with chunky yarn, so that it’s heavy and cozy. Along with the pattern itself the video tutorial is available on the linked site. Go check and get into this amazing project!

  • DESIGNED by Spotted Horse Design Co.
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photos by Spotted Horse Design Co. / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on spottedhorsedesignco.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

 

Peacock Plumes Afghan

Proud as a peacock you will be when you will wrap yourself with this amazing afghan blanket. Join this CAL event and share your results, get answers to your questions and feel inspired by the community. All the fantastic handcrafters will be there to assist you or learn from you. No excuses, this is where you have to be just as much as it is what you have to crochet!

  • DESIGNED by Mo Crochet Makes
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photos by Mo Crochet Makes / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on mocrochetmakes.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Isaz Afghan Block

This granny square pattern was named after the Viking word that meant ‘ice’. And so the colorway used in the presented design recalls the meaning behind Isaz Afghan Block. Feel free to experiment with your own color selections. Doesn’t matter what palette you will use, the project will for sure come out amazing. Crochet the whole icy block of this beautiful Afghan pattern.

  • DESIGNED by Heather C Gibbs
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photos by Heather C Gibbs / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on keepcalmandcrochetonuk.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Ndebele Tile 3

A great pattern to introduce a PLT, Pull Loop Through, technique into your skills collection. This afghan is worked in the round using the mentioned stitching method. The result allows you to work on bigger projects that are contracted to this geometrical granny square design. A blanket, a bed throw or even a bag or a vest, everything will look amazing when the Ndebele Tile 3 is incorporated.

  • DESIGNED by Yvonne van Zijl
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photos by Yvonne van Zijl / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on Ravelry.

Christmas Eve Wishes CAL

The ultimate CAL is waiting for you to join. Crochet along a beautiful Christmas Eve Wishes blanket because there is no more social time of the year than the holiday season. This pattern has it all: snowflakes, gingerbread men, Santa hats and cute little bobbles appearing here and there. The ultimate crochet world event and the ultimate Christmas feeling blanket to feel that love and coziness.

  • DESIGNED by Made by Anita
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photos by Made by Anita / madebyanita.com

Find original free pattern on madebyanita.com.

Down by the Sea Blanket

With crochet patterns designed by Coastal Crochet we can be sure the sea vibes are well captured in the design. Hence, prepare yourself for this the most nautical CAL of the season that will start the 4th of November. The event will take 6 weeks during which you will work on this amazing pattern. You will find some calmness and soothe your senses with all those crocheting along with you.

  • DESIGNED by Eleonora Tully of Coastal Crochet
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photos by Eleonora Tully / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on coastalcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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