It seems the more of these CALs we do, the easier these charts are to make! I was able to put this one together in just a couple of days–even I’m amazed!
The figures in this chart (#of skeins required, etc.) are calculated based off of a measurement I took that calculated the amount of yarn required per “block” on the graph if I use straight HDC and a G-6/4.00mm crochet hook (given that I will be doing 2 HDC per block and doing each row twice, essentially making it 2×2).
That being said, you will certainly be able to use the graphs herein with any other stitch you prefer–but the yardage will be different, and I have no plans to make another version of this chart to account for a different stitch/hook size, etc.
This PDF has TWO sets of charts:
- The first chart (on page 2 of the PDF) lists all the colors needed for all of the panels I will be crocheting in the background color I will be using. If you plan to use another background color, you may need to rework your calculations to get an accurate number of skeins required.
- The “second” chart is actually a set of charts (pages 3-9 of the PDF) for each of the different panels, including the alternate center panel AND the alternate character panels. While I won’t be using a lot of these in my blanket, I wanted to provide you with the number of skeins required for them, too!
UPDATE: The file at the link above has been updated to properly project the amount of yarn needed that is listed on the first chart (page 2 of the PDF). The previous version of this PDF had a bad calculation for the total yarn amounts, and this version has now been updated and is correct.
It also has a little sneak peek at all of the alternate squares! I just love that little Ewok, don’t you?