Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Progress Update from the Havana Cal

On 1st October, I posted that The Havana Cal is underway.
Well, week 2 of the Cal was posted a couple of days ago, and I still hadn't started on my Havana blanket.

The problem is, with so many items for Christmas to make, I really haven't the time right now to make a full blanket, but I really wanted to join the Cal, because mosaic crochet is such a lovely technique and I wanted to learn more.

 So, in the end, I improvised.

I make bags, so why not make a Havana Bag?

All it took was a tiny bit of maths to decide how many starting chains to make and I was good to go.

Here are the results so far:
Part one on the left, made with a starting chain of 51 stitches, rather than 183!

Part 2 on the right, using one set of rows, rather than 3 sets, plus a repeat of part one to top it off.
And here it is, one side of a bag! :)


I am wishing now that I'd made this wider, because although I still have the other side of the bag to make (and can therefore use other week's stitches), my bag would have been much too high to complete all weeks of the pattern! :)

So, if I get the time, I might just make a large cushion cover for this Cal as well, and at least then I get to use more stitches.

I have, however, seen some lovely scarves being made on this Cal, plus baby blankets and other creations.
Have a look at the Pippin Crochet Club group on facebook, projects on Ravelry, or the #havanacal hashtag on instagram, to see just some of the many Havanas being made.

And it's not too late to join in.
You can find the pattern on Ravelry here.
And make your own Havana :)

~ Silvi

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