CAL: Pick a Project

by | Crochet

Welcome to my very first Crochet-Along!  I hope you’re all excited to join me in learning about crochet and completing a project of your own.  Don’t know how to crochet?  Not a problem!  I’ll be posting several tutorials on basic stitches, and a few of my friends are here to help me answer any questions you may have along the way.  It all seems very confusing at first, but with a little time and a little practice, and a little help from your friends, you’ll be showing off your first (or second, or umpteenth) crochet project in no time!



Here’s the basic schedule for the CAL (crochet along, because I don’t want to have to write it out every. single. time.).  These dates may change slightly, since we’ll all be figuring things out as we go.  First attempt at  a CAL, you know?


Monday, 2/4: Vote for the pattern you want to work on.  Voting ends Thursday at 12 noon EST.

Friday, 2/8: Define the project, get pumped, get ready to go shopping for materials!

Monday, 2/11:  Learn the chain stitch, single crochet, half double, double crochet

Wednesday, 2/13:  Learn the slip stitch.  How to increase and decrease

Friday, 2/15:  Guest post to help answer questions

Monday, 2/18:  How to read the pattern.

Wednesday, 2/20:  If you haven’t started already, start working!

Friday, 2/22:  Guest post to help answer questions

Monday: 2/25:  Check in on progress.

Wednesday, 2/27:  How to finish, bind off, weave in.

Friday, 3/1:  Guest post to help answer questions

Monday, 3/4:  Check in on progress – Should be finishing up!

Thursday, 3/7:  Link up your projects!

Monday, 3/11:  Link Submissions close, Voting begins.

Thursday, 3/14:  Voting ends.

Friday, 3/15:  Winners are announced!


I know it looks like a huge ordeal, and it sounds scary to commit weeks of your life to this, but as with anything, there’s practice involved before starting a project.  I don’t want to admit how many projects I’ve torn apart and started over because I didn’t try out a pattern on cheap yarn first.  Sigh.  And if everyone moves right along, we’ll adjust the schedule to match!

And you might have noticed, there’s voting involved!  That’s because I’ve got some awesome friends and sponsors that will be giving away 3 prizes to the 3 best projects!  Define “best”… .  Two winners will be chosen by the readers, and 1 winner will be a Judges favorite.  I’ll be introducing the judges and sponsors shortly.  So, lots to learn, and lots to look forward to!  I hope you’ll join me!

First things first.  Let’s learn about the projects and pick one to complete together!  Each person gets 2 votes, and the project with the most votes by Thursday at noon EST will be our CAL project.

Take a look at your choices and vote on your favorite!

There are no requirements in order to participate.  You don’t have to follow or like or whatever, although it’s a good way to make sure you don’t miss anything.  You can find me all over social media these days…


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And please tell your friends to come and join us!  I’d really appreciate it if you grabbed the CAL button from the sidebar and shared it.  Having more people work and interact together means we all learn more!


  1. Rhondda Mol

    I’m super excited that I have finally found a CAL that I can do without incurring any extra expenses for yarn, or a hook, or a pattern! I hope it isn’t too late to join in! I know I missed the voting but I hope it is ok if I ‘play’ along!

  2. Paula Castro

    Hi, Can I join in now? I know it’s a little bit late but I know I can do it until the 11th March. I’m waiting for your reply 🙂

    • Chiwei @ One Dog Woof

      Hi Paula, of course you can join in! The link party will be up for almost a week so just add your cowl in any time!

    • Paula Castro

      Hi Chiwei, thanks 🙂 I’m going to pick up my hook and yarn!

  3. Kathy

    I just found you today! Will you have another CAL?

  4. Nicolette Roux

    Just saw this!! Please tell me you are having another soon!! Drop me a message via G+ profile link would love to join in next time!!


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