Alternate Section 6 – WONDER Crochet Blanket CAL

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If you are making the Wonder Crochet Blanket with us in our CAL this year then this post is for you!

I received some feedback that some of you were hoping for a heavier finished blanket from this CAL – so I thought it would be best to provide an optional section you can use as an alternate to my Section 6 (which was a little bit more open – and lightweight than the other sections).

Feel free to use this as a substitute for any section of the CAL – or leave it out entirely. Another option – you can work Rows of double crochet or half double crochet in place of sections you would rather not complete. Just be sure you finish up so the next section you begin starts on the RS of the project.

Hopefully the alternate section(s) will also be helpful for those of you who are intending to add some extra length to your blanket.

Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL!

Wonder Blanket CAL 2016

This CAL began on January 7, 2016 and is scheduled to run, twice a month on Thursdays, until November 3, 2016. For specific details about the CAL, including links to each Part of the blanket please visit our Introductory Post which is available on Mistie’s blog: Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL – American Crochet. You can also create your own project page on Ravelry and join in on our group conversations about the blanket (for support and for sharing your progress). Links to the groups are available in the Introductory Post.

Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL

Alternate Section Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL


  • Yarn: Red Heart Soft (Color A: Guacamole, B: Dark Leaf)
  • Hook 5.5 mm (I)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level


Finished Size

this section will add approximately 3 inches height


approximately 3 sts per inch


US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
R – row/round
RS – right side (aka as the ‘pretty side’ of your work)
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Close Scallop Stitch is also used in the Orange Explosion Dishcloth (slight variation)


  • A multiple of 6 stitches + 3 is used for this stitch pattern. The instructions below are specific to the Wonder Crochet Blanket with 165 stitches. 
  • Change color on the last yarn over of the last stitch for the last CAL section worked to begin this row with Color A.
  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch in the row-end counts.
  • Ch 3 counts as 1 dc in the row end counts.
  • Remember if you are changing colors each row you will change color on the last yarn over of the last stitch of the row.

Pattern Instructions

R1 (RS): Color A: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st. *Sk 2 sts. 4 dc in next st. Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next st** Rep from * to ** across 27 times. 1 sc in last st. Turn. [108 dc, 30 sc]

Row Close Up Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL

R2:  Color B: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk the first sc, 1 dc in the sp bet the first sc and the second sc of the row. Sk 1 sc. Sk 2 dc, 1 sc in the sp bet the second and third dc (in the set of 4 dc), sk 2 dc. *4 dc in the next sc, sk 2 dc, 1 sc in the sp bet the second and third dc (in the set of 4 dc), sk 2 dc.** Rep from * to ** across 26 times. Sk 1 sc. Work 2 dc in the sp bet the sk sc and the final sc of the row. Sk the final sc. Turn.  [108 dc, 27 sc]

Row 2 Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL

R3: Color A: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). Sk the first dc, work 1 sc in the sp between the first dc and the second dc. Sk the second dc.  4 dc in the next sc. *Sk 2 dc, 1 sc in the sp bet the second and third dc (in the set of 4 dc), sk 2 dc. 4 dc in the next sc.** Rep from * to ** 26 times. Sk the next dc, work 1 sc in the sp bet the sk dc and the final dc of the row. Sk the final dc. Turn. [108 dc, 28 sc]

R4: Color B: Rep R2

R5: Color A: Rep R3

R6: Color B: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 2 hdc in first sc, 2 sc in the next dc. 1 sc in each of next 3 dc. 2 hdc in next sc. *1 sc in each of next 4 dc, 2 hdc in next sc** across, 26 times. [165 stitches]

sections Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL


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  1. Do you have the instructions for the whole Afghan? I tried the link with no results. Thanks

  2. I love these squares and cant wait to see what everyones blankets looks like

  3. I am having a problem with R4. When you finish R3, you end with one sc, but in R4, it says to repeat R3 which ends with one sc, but the instructions say chains (counts as 1 dc), skin the first sc, 1 dc in the spring bet the first scene and the second sc of the row. Very confusing.

  4. I am trying to make an afghan by using just Row 4 of this pattern, Wonder Crochet Blanket Cal, I am just not getting it, could you please help me?! I just can’t seem to follow along on the pattern. I really need your help! Thank you.

  5. Thank you so much for an alternate pattern. I am making one for my son and the other pattern was just too girly.