Friday, January 1, 2016

My California Sky 2015

I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and I look forward to a Great 2016!
It was one year ago today that I started my year long project called Crochet the Sky and here I am 365 days later to show of  my completed Sky Blanket! This was a long project and it taught me to stick with it even when I wanted to call it quits, it was worth the commitment!

It all started outside by looking at the sky so I wanted to take my final pictures outside, so I had to wait until the fog went away. The blanket edging was done with a row of sc, a row of hdc, and a final row of sc, since it is better to have a simple edging so the rows of the sky will be the focus!

Here are the rows that were completed for the past three months. October, November and December were cloudy and rainy, that is why there is a lot more white and gray in the blanket. Since California has been in a drought for the past few years, my blanket will be a record of the end of the drought?

The blanket is 85" wide (216 cm) by 110" long (279 cm) (it was a little hard to get it all into one picture!)

This was a fun project and If you would like to crochet the sky for 2016 you can get the blanket PatternChart (to keep track of the days), and information about the project by checking these Blog Posts (make sure to scroll down to the bottom to get the project information).

Will I do another year long project? Maybe not in 2016 but I may plan something for the future. I have something new planned for 2016! So stay tuned for a new year of trying something different!

Have a Great Week!
Crochet on,


  1. It turned out lovely :) What a memory you made. Have a wonderful day!

  2. How inspiring! I'm thinking of starting one for this year after seeing these around on the craft blogs over the last couple of weeks and yours is just lovely!

    I have a feeling my Lincolnshire UK sky might be a little less blue and more grey overall though!

    Congratulations on a fantastic project and happy New Year!

  3. Thank you for checking out my project! I used the blanket for the first time last night and it really kept me warm! It was a long project but well worth it!

  4. I would love to make this, am going to print the chart to keep track of the days. If it's not too much bother, can you share how many skeins of each color you ended up using? Thank you.

  5. I started with 2 skeins of each color and bought the yarn as I went a long, just in case! It might be good to buy the yarn as you go (that's where the chart comes in handy!) As you can see I used more white and Cloud blue than any other color. Here is a ruff estimate ( this is not exact) of how much yarn I used:

    Stylecraft Special DK yarn (each skein is100 gm)
    1001 White- 8-10 skeins
    1203-Silver- 2 skeins
    1099-Grey- 4 skeins
    1063-Graphite- 3 skins
    1019-Cloud Blue- 8-10 skeins
    1003-Aster- 4 skeins (2 skeins were used for the border)
    1082-Bluebell – 3 skeins
    1240-Soft Peach- 1 skein

    Stylecraft Baby DK yarn (each skein 200 gm)
    1253-Blue Marl- 1 skein

    I hope this is helpful

  6. Very helpful, thanks. I'm in Hawaii so figure my usage will be similar to you in California. Having trouble finding all the DK colors, but figure it's just an after Christmas shortage. Thanks again.