CALs aplenty

Now that autumn is here, yarn crafters are busying their hooks and needles.  For me this means also that my CAL (crochet along) plans are in full swing.   I plan to run 2, possibly 3, CALs over the cooler months.  The first will be the Advent CAL, or for this year the pre-Advent CAL.

My first Advent CAL was in 2016 when I designed 12 hanging decorations for Christmas.  The second was in 2017 when I designed a snow inspired table runner.  Last year I was very ambitious and designed the 12 Gifts of Christmas!  Here’s a reminder of some of the items in previous Advent CALs.

This year I’ve scaled down a little and there will be 3 designs in the (pre) Advent CAL – all are suitable for decorations and some are addictive!

The designs will be released the week before Advent – the first on Saturday 23rd November, the second on Monday 25th November and the last on Wednesday 27th November.   As well as individual patterns, which will be available to purchase on Ravelry and LoveCrafts, the 3 designs will be added to an ebook on Ravelry and for one day only the ebook will be on sale at a bargain £1.

More details will be posted in my Ravelry group here.

I also like to do a mandala CAL over the festive season –  working one or two rounds of the mandala each day.  The new mandala is in my head right now, soon to be moved to the hook!

Finally, I have started my blanket CAL for early 2020.  This will be made from hexagon motifs.  The motifs are designed, the yarn and colours chosen and the blanket is part made.  It will take me a month or two to finish the blanket, so I will not have any sneak peeks for a while, but to whet your appetite here is what I have chosen:


This is 4ply yarn but for those of you who prefer to hook a thicker yarn I will also make a few motifs in DK and give estimates of DK quantities .

There are 2 more CALs that I am working on, but those are secret for now 🙂

Happy crocheting xxx