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

  • “Everything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” - Misty Copeland
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This evening I want to pop in and say thank you. Simple as that, nothing more nothing less. 💛
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All I have done (and probably will do) wouldn’t be half as fun if it wasn’t for this amazing community of supporting and wonderful people here on this social platform.
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Each and every cheer you on; I carry with me close to my heart and use in all the work I do. 💖 Thank you.
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xxx
Tess
  • When putting your back into it..
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...great things can happen. 🌱
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The first shipment of books are scheduled to arrive tomorrow at lunch and I couldn’t be more excited! Thank you postman Sören for calling in advance as he know I have expected these all week. 😁
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With this, we totally have work cut out for us next week. Gonna be signing, wrapping and singing all Monday to Tuesday to then have all the books shipped; to all who have placed an order before this very Sunday.
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We are gonna have such a book packing party! 🎉 And with we I mean me and my husband whom I’ve totally bribed with panna cotta..
All fair right?! 💛🧡❤️
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Oh and we only have about 7 books left (could be less, need to check the stock) so if you want to make sure to get yours out next week: please place your order before Sunday! 😃✨ I do have ordered a smaller additional shipment to make sure I’ll have a some for future things and orders to come too. 😄
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Have a wonderful day and see you tomorrow for the release and premiere of the SiS Vlog on YouTube! I will be sharing and showing about the book, current projects and a little island nature of course. 🌾
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Until then..
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xxx
Tess
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We Are All: SistersInStitch ✨
  • “A cup of tea in one hand and a hook in the other; today is gonna be awesome”. - SistersInStitch
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This morning could not have started any better: I overslept BUT since I’m working from home; I made it in time AND had breakfast in only just 10 minutes. Win!
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Today I plan to begin recording the June tutorial that is coming out next Friday (5/6). The last tutorials has been so much fun: I just love seeing all your colorful #poparoundtheplate coasters and #bloomingbauble makes. 💕
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This month tutorial will also make the starting point for a new launch and I cannot wait to share it with you!! Curious? Oh I have one more surprise to you...
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Ready?! On Friday I will release the first SistersInStitch vlog episode on our YouTube channel!! 🥳🥳🥳
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It has been a long time coming. I’ve missed hosting the #sipstitchlive and the #sipstitchpodcast so so much and am now finally ready to take it to the next step and start vlogging again. So stay tuned and I’ll tell you more about it, next months tutorial and the launch of something really exciting that includes anyone who are curious on beginning to design or just want to do something crochet fun with a friend or two! 😉🧡💛❤️
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Oh and if you have a suggestion for the vlog name: please let me know below. Leaning towards keeping it simple with either the Sip Stitch Vlog or the SistersInStitch Vlog; but are totally open for new creative ideas!! 😃
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Have a wonderful day and speak soon!
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xxx
Tess
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We Are All: SistersInStitch ✨
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Seen in pic: #bloomingbauble by @crochetedbytess for @sistersinstitch and #poparoundtheplate designed by @afvirk in collaboration with @sistersinstitch 🌸🍃
  • Pop Around The Plate is a gorgeous and versatile coaster that can be adapted to any size.. the pattern can be made with popcorn stitch (which I made) or bobbles.. to find the pattern head over to @sistersinstitch 😍
  • Lightweight crochet sling bag for carrying phones made using flower granny square design. Perfect for when you don't have pockets to carry phone.
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  • “Quite the mind and the soul will speak.” - Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
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Oooh isn’t this exactly how I wish this weekend to be?! 🥰
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Anne-Marie by @piccolo.ann sure knows how to make one dream of larger projects that will keep you calm and just go with the flow.. So very serene. 🌬
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Head on over and check it out all of her beautiful posts and makes; and share some love today to a fellow SiS. 💕🙏
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And keep on tagging your gorgeous makes with #sistersinstitch 📷 We love to see and share them.
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xxx
Tess
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We are all: SistersInStitch ✨
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Find free patterns, tutorials and much more on www.SistersinStitch.com

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