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

  • 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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  • “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” - Wassily Kandinsky
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And how I enjoy playing with this power...
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Combining colors surely is a wonderful act of balance. You want your highlights and lowlights, your contrasts and your little unexpected all to work together and sing.. 🎶🎵🎶
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Nothing to loud and nothing to quite, just perfectly balanced in harmony; many working as one. 🌿
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How I do it? I go by the old routine of feel and test. I feel; try; feel; frog; feel and then try again. And again and again and again until I’m happy.
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Luckily it is much easier to back up and change color whilst crocheting than it is whilst painting. ☺️
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Oh and frogging is my best friend for sure! Just ask these four makes and they’ll tell you their stories...
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xxx
Tess
  • Keep on learning .

I wasn't really sure what to do today.
For some reason I didn't feel like crocheting. But laying in my hammock trying to relax, I started thinking what I could make.
And then I thought of all the lovely yarn in my shed. The one that kept coming back was this lovely Ultrasoft from the Concept range by @katiayarns 
As it's name suggests, it's a really soft 100% cotton yarn. It's eco friendly and vegan. .

I was kindly given this yarn from the new spring/summer collection and wanted to save it for a special project. 
So laying in my hammock, I decided today was the day to make something with this lovely soft yarn.
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Having no inspiration, I took my stitch bible and looked for a stitch I never made before. 
I always had an idea of what I wanted to make with this yarn and now I think I have found the perfect stitch for it.
I'm not gonna tell what it will be just yet. First I have to see if it will work, but it's looking good so far...
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And it turned out to be the perfect project for my mood today. I really needed something relaxing and cozy and maybe somewhat nostalgic and romantic! .

Have a lovely day!
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