Crochet ALongs

Let me begin by saying how much I love the idea of thousands of people, strangers from all over the world, connecting through a mutual love for a craft carried out with something so simple as some yarn and a hook.

But let's start at the beginning. What is a CAL?

CAL is the acronym for “Crochet ALong” and just what it sounds like; you crochet a specific pattern together with the designer and other crocheters for a specific period of time. Sometimes it’s a mystery CAL (as in you have no idea of the end result) or as an open CAL (you have pics on the finished product and now exactly what you are crocheting). Everyone is doing their own piece but they all follows the same pattern. The parts are released accordingly to a preset schedule, usually once a week. Some are quick and small, and some takes weeks or even months to finish. It’s usually a sort of blanket but can be for absolutely everything; a bag, pillow or a darling little coaster.

The patterns are usually free and connected retailers sell “ready to go”-yarn packages, but you can of course also choose to put together one of your own choice with other yarns from your stash at home. 

The biggest thing about a CAL is just this; being social and part of a community. The progress is shared on social media such as Instagram, Facebook and in Ravelry groups which makes it a really great way to meet other crocheters and get inspired.

Our Crochet Alongs

Skill level
3/5

The Butterfly Effect CAL 2019 is a gorgeous squared blanket designed by Kela Ahnhem for SistersInStitch in collaboration with Yarn and Colors. It is divided into 10 parts and ran for as many weeks; started in January and ended in March 2019. 

Skill level
2/5

The After Effect is a lovely scrap yarn pillow designed by Therese Eghult for SistersInStitch. It was divided into 3 parts and ran for as many weeks; started on May the 2nd and ended on the 16th 2019.

Once a SistersInStitch CAL is completed, the pattern will remain on our page. So if you can’t join right now; you can always choose to make it later.

No stress, no pressure. It’s all about the journey. 

I hope you’ll have lots of fun!

xxx

Tess

  • Tiny Tie Knots
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Yesterday I made a little brother for my Tie Knot I made last year.
And as good rabbits go, I'm sure there will be more to follow! .
This is a free pattern from @crochetedbytess and you can find it on @sistersinstitch 
The little one is made in @katiayarns Sea cell and the big one in @dropsdesign muskat
  • A colour pop to, hopefully, brighten up your day! Hope you’re all keeping well🧡
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  • Behind the scenes: dirty ☕️-cups and all that jam.. 🥰
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I hope you all are having a calm Wednesday. I’m keeping busy working on the first Friday of the month tutorial (that is on this very Friday! 🥳) and this month we have an amazing guest designer in store for you all: Alexandra from @afvirk! 🍃
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She is sharing one of my personal all time favorite patterns of hers with us so I’m now trying it out with different sizes and kinds of yarns, hooks and cups of tea.. So much fun! I’m in textured coasters heaven right now.. 😄🌸🍃
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So grab your favorite cotton, a lovely hook and prepare for a #poparoundtheplate coaster party on Friday!! 🧶💛🐝
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xxx
Tess
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We Are All: SistersInStitch
  • Hello beautiful people.  I hope you are still sane during this period of self isolation, it's not really easy, especially those working from home and homeschooling too 🤯.
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I just wanted to show you what I ended up doing with my little flowers. They are now embellishing my shelf inside a picture frame next to my crochet books. Don't they look beautiful together? 😍😍😍.
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Please stay home if you can and those that need to keep working be very careful, especially if you work for one of tge essential organisations like police, health sector, education, supermarkets, etc, you are our heroes. Thank you for keeping us going.
  • 🇺🇸🇬🇧I finally made it, I finished the Butterfly Effect CAL started last year 😄🦋😄🦋😄🦋 It was by far the longest and most difficult crochet project I have ever done but I’m so proud I finally made it! 😊 Thank you so much @sistersinstitch for this wonderful pattern 😍
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🇫🇷J’ai finalement réussi à finir le CAL Butterfly Effect que j’ai commencé l’année dernière 😄🦋😄🦋😄🦋 Ça a été de loin le projet crochet le plus long et le plus difficile que j’ai jamais fait mais je suis trop fière d’y être arrivée ! 😊 Un grand merci à @sistersinstitch pour ce merveilleux patron 😍
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Pattern by @sistersinstitch 
Yarn by @yarnandcolors .
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  • “Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” - Lewis Grizzard
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And what could possibly start the last morning of March better than a gorgeous spring bunting? 🌸🍃
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Ilse from @mycroshed has cleverly made this mixed deconstructed take on the #4uflower and put together such an amazing wall hanging. Love it! 💖
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Head on over to her account and share some SiS love! She makes the most amazing things.. 💕🌸🍃
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Have a wonderful day!
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xxx
Tess
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We Are All: SistersInStitch ✨
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Pattern in pic: The #4uflower designed by @crochetedbytess made into a spring bunting by @mycroshed 💕 Free flower pattern and video tutorial on www.SistersInStitch.com 🌺 Links in bio.

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