Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Modern Chrysanthemum Throw CAL: The Materials and Resources

A Free Crochet Pattern

Hi, Welcome to my very first ever Crochet - Along. I'm really excited about this pattern. There is a lot of fun techniques and options for this scrap blasting throw so I thought it would make a perfect CAL (a Crochet Along for those of you who might not be familiar with the term).

There will be a few different options for putting all the squares together. I have put mine together like a 9 patch quilt, but you can just put 4 squares together, keep all the squares individual, or you can come up with your own individual way of putting the squares together. When I make this blanket again I want to try and make it with just 4 squares together instead of 9.

Every year I try and make a blanket with all of my scraps of the previous year.  It's a great way to take stock of what I have and relive some of the memories of making all the things with the yarn I use. I also throw in the yarn that I find without labels or I know I won't use for the designing process.

The Modern Chrysanthemum Throw or Mod Mum for short is a fun visual impact blanket. Each square is only 4 rows each. You can easily tackle a square in under 10 minutes. I kept all of my squares in a ziploc bag (or 2) until I was ready to start stitching them together.

I love making blankets with squares. The squares are small enough to take with me on the go. I can give myself goals. I kept the pace of 5 or so squares a day. At that pace I never got tired of working on them, and I still finished the blanket at a reasonable time frame.

Where Can I get this Pattern

This pattern is available in whole on Ravelry in PDF form for purchase for 3.00.
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The pdf is a great option for those of you who don't want to wait for the CAL schedule and it is easy to print off and use.

Keep scrolling down to read the materials and resources needed to to make this beautiful throw. Come back back next week to get the next part of the CAL for free or you can purchase for 3.00 through my Ravelry store.

On Jan. 9th the pattern for the squares will be on the blog
On Jan. 16th we will join the squares together
On Jan. 23nd we will add the border to the blanket.


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Yarn: Any Worsted Weight Yarn
This is a scrap blanket and your yardage might be different for you. I tried to get as close as I could to what you would need.

You will need at least 8 colors if not more. For the flower colors you will need up to 50 grams each of at least 5 colors.

For the background colors for the squares you will need 150 grams each for 2 colors

For the 2 border colors you will need an additional 100 grams.

You can work it out to that you need 100 grams of yarn for every 20 squares.

Hook: H/ 8 5mm
Notions: A yarn needle to weave in alllll those ends. (Don't worry its not too bad).
Gauge: each square is 3 inches by 3 inches
Size: The finished model blanket is 38 by 46 inches with 127 squares
Stitches Used: ch, sl st,  sc, dc, bpdc, bpdc2tog, fpdc2tog
Special Stitches:

bpdc2tog: yo, hook around back posts of the next 2 sts, from back to front, yo, pull through the yarn, (yo, pull through 2 loops on the hook) 2 times.
fpdc2tog: yo, hook around back posts of the next 2 sts, from front to back, yo, pull through the yarn, (yo, pull through 2 loops on the hook) 2 times.

Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact me through e-mail.


This scrapghan has a lot of bpdc stitches in it. If you need a refresher on what those stitches look like I have added some videos for you so you can practice.

One of the ways we are joining the squares is with the wip stitch so I have added a tutorial link for the wip st. 


 Kristin Omdahl's Video for bpdc

  • this one is great because it is in slooooowww motion. 
Left hand option


Wip stitch join From the Underground Crafter

Facebook page

This is where a lot of the action is going to take place. If you have questions or you want to share pictures of your progress, head there. I will also be sharing extra tips and tricks for the blanket. I hope to see you there.

Use the Hashtag #ModMumCAL in all of your social media posts so they can be easily found. 

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  1. Hello Julia,
    I just saw this stunning blanket at Hookin' On Hump Day. There's a new Link-Up Party online in which all project are granny-square-related. I would really love you to share this amazing project with us (and maybe gain a few more participats for the CAL).
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Marjan from Atelier Marie-Lucienne
    P.S.: https://marie-lucienne.blogspot.com/2018/01/welcome-to-granny-spiration-link-up.html

    1. Thank you. I have added my link. It's always great finding new people to follow.

    2. Dear Julia,
      Thank you for participating at the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party! I hope you've enjoyed joining in and I hope to see you again next time!
      Have a lovely Sunday,