Announcing the Hooked and Locked CAL

Tadaaaa! It is coming! The Hooked and Locked CAL, or in short the HAL CAL. Today I’m officially announcing it.

The HAL CAL learns you how to do the Interwoven or locking crochet technique. A technique that is not difficult at all, you will be able to master this very quickly!

When does the CAL start and end

The start is planned on September 20 2018. We will then start with the practice piece, and then I will publish a new part each week, so that the planned end date will be December 13. This way everyone, that wants to give this blanket as a present for Christmas, can finish it in time. And if you want to keep it just for yourself, it will be finished before it really starts getting cold! The release days are on thursdays  (Amsterdam time).

Sneak preview

In the picture above you can already see the first half of the blanket. If you look closely you can already see a lot, and that’s maybe a little bit unusual for a CAL. But for a lot of you I’m quite an unknown designer, so I want to pull you over the line a bit to step into this. And the second half, that I’ve finished designing, will still be a secret.

What to expect during this CAL?

Yarn used and measurements

Alize Cotton Gold
Alize Cotton Gold

I’ve used Alize Cotton Gold for this blanket. You will need 8 balls of 100 grams for color 1 and 8 balls for the other color. I used color numbers 01 and 279, but of course you can use any combination you like. Mine has a bit of a Greek appearance, but you can also do it in warm fall colors. The only thing that’s important is that the colors have enough contrast to take care the motifs stand out well. The size is approximately 120 x 168 cm (without a crocheted border).

You can order this yarn at De Wolman (click here for his website). He’s also standing on a couple of markets (see the website), so you can touch the yarn and see it if you have the opportunity.

Stitch markers
Stitch markers

Next to this you need a lot of stitchmarkers, preferably in many different colors. I made detailed instructions for the setup, and for the patterns that need more counting, where I use them a lot , so that you hardly can go wrong.

Introduction video

I made a little video to introduce this CAL with you. So you can see the blanket (the first half) and I also tell what you’ve been reading above. So take the time to watch it for a moment: is fun!

And then I will see you at the start on September 20!


  1. I love it
    I wanna join you.

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