Through the Bible Blanket CAL (Crochet-A-Long)

Through the Bible CAL is a simple blanket CAL to help you completely go through the Bible in a year while crocheting a blanket!

Through the Bible CAL is a simple blanket CAL to help you not only start reading the Bible but to completely go through it in a year while crocheting a blanket!

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Inspiration behind this Blanket CAL

Towards the end of 2022, I started sharing about my chronological Bible reading with my email list. Turns out I inspired one of my subscribers, Cheryl, to do a chronological reading of the Bible (not her first one!!) as well. Since I wasn’t so far along in my reading, it got me thinking on how it would be fun if we could incorporate crochet into it. Not only that, but we could invite others to join in. After much prayer and discussion, I’m happy to officially announce, starting on the 1st of January 2023, God willing, I’ll host a Through the Bible Blanket CAL.

Through the Bible CAL is a simple blanket CAL to help you completely go through the Bible in a year while crocheting a blanket!

The general idea of the CAL is similar to a Temperature Blanket. However, for this CAL, instead of temperature, we’d pick out different themes, colour code them and crochet a line/ square/ hexagon etc, each day based on what stood out to you from that day’s reading.

I’ll keep this blog post updated with new information as well as sharing with my email list so be sure to subscribe for updates in any of the forms on this blog post. I’ll be sharing updates on different blog posts each month. Click on and bookmark the page for daily updates especially if you won’t be able to join the Facebook Group:

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Blanket CAL Details

As mentioned above, we’ll be doing a chronological plan. What that means is that instead of reading the Bible in order, we’ll be reading through according to how events took place.

I’ve provided a guide that contains a summary of this blog post, colour coding reference charts as well as a blank one for your own colour choices. And most importantly, our Bible reading schedule for the next 365 days!

The focus of this CAL will be on reading the Bible. Therefore, the blanket patterns I’ll suggest below will be simple so as not to hinder that.

Where will I find patterns for this CAL?

You will have to decide a project and the pattern that works best for you. Some people are doing blankets others shawls, some are going row by row and others are using motifs. It’s really about what would be easy and hustle free. I would recommend arranging your stash, seeing what you have the most of and planning for that.

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For instance, I have a lot of fingering weight yarn in a variety of colours so that is what I’ll be using. Motifs are going to be harder for me so I will be using my Moss Stitch pattern for this CAL.

Blanket Ideas

I have some yarn in my stash that I’m going to use but I need to get a few colors. I’m going to do 12 squares for a blanket. Kylee from Okie Girl Bling ‘n Things did a temperature for 2022 that I like so I’ll use her pattern. I may do a center square, to start, with the same color as my border. 
~Cheryl from the Facebook Group

Another idea is to search the internet for Temperature Blanket ideas and get some inspiration from there.

My inspiration is coming from Revelations 21:19-21, the 12 foundation stones of the new Jerusalem. I’m thinking 12 granny squares with the center color being white to symbolize the pearls for the 12 gates, all squares trimmed in gold to symbolize the roads paved of gold.
~Sherri from the Facebook Group

What will you need for this blanket CAL?

1. For the Bible study

  1. A physical print Bible. I use the Thomas Nelson NKJV (New King James Version) Reference Bible.
  2. A notebook and pen. An A5 size would be ideal.
  3. Highlighter in the 6 colours below. This is optional. I colour code my Bible to make certain verses easier to spot. Some people prefer a clean Bible. If that’s you, you can skip on getting the highlighters.
  4. A bookmark is always good to have.

2. For crocheting

  1. Crochet hook. I’m using 3mm
  2. Yarn. Anything from your stash

My Blanket Prep

Materials: I’m using a 3mm crochet hook with fingering weight yarn because it’s what I have the most of in a variety of colours. You can use the main colours as well and their variations if you like. Here’s how I have grouped/ classified mine:

  1. Pinks and reds:
    • Hot pink
    • Magenta
    • Peach
    • Rose
  2. Oranges and browns
    • Tangerine
    • Marigold
    • Rust
    • Carrot
  3. Yellows and creams
    • Mustard
    • Beige
    • Cream
    • Gold
  4. Greens
    • Teal
    • Olive
    • Lime
    • Pine
  5. Blues
    • Navy
    • Sky
    • Turquoise
    • Powder
  6. Purples
    • Violet
    • Lilac
    • Lavender
    • Periwinkle

Blanket size: I’d like a small throw so I’m working with 42 inches by 52 inches as my final measurements

Gauge: Using 3mm hook and fingering weight yarn, 28 sts x 28 rows= 4 inches x 4 inches

Pattern: I’m using moss stitch worked in rows. I’m starting with a chain of 294, which will be the shorter side (42 inches) and of course the rows will be 365 for the longer side (52 inches). However, I will not border but will instead leave a fringe on the 2 sides.

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Through the Bible CAL is a simple blanket CAL to help you go through the Bible chronologically in a year while crocheting a blanket!

Notes & Tips:

  • Set aside a specific time each day for your readings and stick to it.
  • Pray before each reading asking the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and understanding. If you have a mindset of prayer that is focused on God, you will be more receptive to the truths of Scripture.
  • You’re reading to learn and to finish but please don’t rush through the passages. What I have found helpful is to read out loud. This forces me to pay attention to what I’m reading and take note of verses that are meaningful to me or ones I’d need to research on later.
  • Journaling is a great way to get more out of your daily Bible reading. Write down your thoughts, feelings, and prayers so you can mark key milestones in your faith walk and see how God is working throughout your life.
  • God is the main character. Every page is God’s interaction and relationship with humanity. The Bible is not simply a collection of human works, but it is the direct revelation of the mind and heart of our Heavenly Father.
  • Context is very important. It is very easy to take a single verse out of context, and give it a meaning that is far from what is actually intended.  If you have a favourite Bible verse, concentrate on the entire chapter that surrounds it, or even the whole book.  See what the Bible is actually saying, rather than reading a false doctrine out of it.

Additional resources:

  • You can choose to also use additional resources such as verified Bible commentary books, sites or videos.  A few of my favourites are biblestudytools.com, enduringword.com and The Bible Recap on YouTube
  • You can also read books on and by Christian authors or pastors to further explain the Bible and better understand what God can teach you through it.
  • Join us on the Facebook Group or if you’re unable to, get an accountability partner. This can help you participate and build yourself and others up with what you are learning.

I hope you’ll join us for the CAL. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions let me know in the comment section below and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

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23 thoughts on “Through the Bible Blanket CAL (Crochet-A-Long)”

    1. Hi Dotty. I will be providing all the CAL information and printables (which will include the day readings and the colour code chart) on the blog. However, Facebook is the best option I’ve found for engagement with other participants. There’s no way for me to host that part on my blog…

  1. I’m am excited about this crochet-a- long! I don’t have Facebook… maybe I’ll sign up because I really want to connect with everyone doing this. I am going to switch the orange and green themes. I have always associated green with growing so I don’t want it associated with sin and Satan. Thank you for doing this!

    1. Hi Sharlene. You’re welcome and I’m so glad you’ll be joining in. I totally get you on the colours! I had the same problem so I decided to only code my Bible with the ones I had made my mind up on. My Bible journal is another matter all together… The guide with all the details that I’ll provide in a couple of days has a blank sheet where you can fill in your personal colour coding prefernces. With regards to Facebook, I think this CAL is worth getting into Facebook for. I rarely use my account but I’m happy it’s going to be dusted off for such a project.

  2. How many chapters per day. I think this is a great idea since Christian’s are being persecuted all over the world even here in the US where they are trying to ban prayer in public places. They don’t realize God is watching. Thank you for such a great idea. I will be making mine as a prayer shawl. Jackie

    1. Hi Jackie. Depending on the length of chapters, between 2-5 chapters a day. I’ll be sending out the guide with all the details in a couple of days. The prayer shawl is such a wonderful idea. I wanted to do one but thought I’d start with a blanket this time around because it’s something I’m familiar with and I know won’t be complicated for me. I was shocked to hear about the ban because I thought America was founded on Christianity and not even that, isn’t it a violation of some law??

  3. Will this include old and new testaments? I take it I am supposed to find a simple crochet pattern for a blanket and just use six colors for it? This group project is very timely for me as I had planned to start the New Testament in 2023. How nice to be able to share the reading and find understanding with a like-minded group of people. I haven’t crocheted for years due to various things but it is time to get back to it. Just hope my hands remember how!

    1. Hi Chris! Nice to have you join us and I’m sure your hands will remember how, lol. You’ll have to find a simple pattern yourself but I have included links in the blog post to a round up that might be helpful. We will be doing both Old and New Testament in chronological order. I have also updated the blog post to include the guide for this and a link to join the Facebook Group as well. See you there.

      1. I and doing a large blanket keeping the Stitch simple- just a half double crochet. I’m using a 9mm hook, worsted weight yarn- red heart super saver. my gauge is 210 stitches across and 183 rows. I’ll be crocheting a half row a day. Thank you, Morine, for hosting this. Great job with the guide! I don’t have Facebook. I used to have one but gave it up. I tried to get another one but they don’t think I’m a real person. I might use my husband’s second account that he doesn’t use.

    1. Since it’s a stashbusting project for me as well, the shade I have of 1 colour won’t be enough so I’ve segmented them that way with different shades of each colour so that I won’t have to buy more yarn to complete the project. You can use the same method or buy more yarn. Does this help?

    1. Hi Patricia. The link works from my end. Can you try again? Or you can alternatively use the signup forms in the post.

  4. link to get more info on bible call says its weak so I can’t seem to connect to pattern. could you please help me with this. Thank-you.

  5. I am trying to sign up for reminders on the Bible CAL but the sign up button does not work. May I sign up another way?
    Thank you.

  6. i struggle with consistency in my Bible reading and year long crochet projects….and just prayed about both, this morning…then I saw this in an email! Is the FB group set up yet?

    Thank You!

  7. Hi, I would like to join the group but when I tried the link nothing happened. Searched on Facebook and found your shop and following now.
    Is there another link to the Facebook group?
    I try to chronologically read my Bible every year and it would be a blessing to join.

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