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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!

55 Comments

  1. Rachel

    Woohoo! I was so glad to see we get 2 votes, because I definitely liked more than just 1 of those projects 🙂 This is going to be fun, I’m excited!

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  2. Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects

    I really hope I have time for this because I really want to learn crochet!! Looking forward to giving it a try – thanks SO much for organizing, ChiWei!!

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  3. Oona Linnett

    I can’t see how to vote? Every time I click ‘vote’ it just takes me back to the same page again, telling me I have 2 more votes.

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    • Chiwei @ One Dog Woof

      I’m not sure why that is happening. When you vote, the page reloads, but it should say at the bottom that you have 1 or no votes left. If you can’t get it to work, let me know here in the comments or by email (1dogwoof at gmail dot com) which ones you’d like and I’ll make sure it counts!

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    • Oona Linnett

      Thank you! Can I have 2 votes for the sparkle shawl please?

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    • emiske

      I would like another vote for the sparkle shawl please. It only let me vote once.

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    • Nicole Hiemenz

      May I have one vote for the cowl scarf and one for the easter egg amigurumi? My computer is being rather derp.

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  4. Nikki Barnett

    Won’t let me cast my second vote, either. 🙁 So, mine would be the sparkle shawl! 🙂 Thanks! This should be fun!

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  5. Melissa

    It won’t let me do my second vote either, so put me down for the double strand infinity cowl. 🙂

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  6. betsy

    I’m in! Fun! I voted for my favorite two, but I’d be happy making any of them. 🙂

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  7. Hugbuggal

    Love this – thanks for hosting! 😀

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  8. Kerry

    This will be fun! I’m a crochet newbie and look forward to this. So far the hardest thing has been deciding which projects to vote for! Can’t wait to see which project won.

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  9. Jessica Pelasky

    From Creative Bloggers…I’ve ALWAYS wanted to learn how! I will be back, definitely! 🙂

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  10. Anabelle Andes

    I voted for flower coaster & reusable bag, but when I vote for the reusable bag, it says my vote is already register, did I vote twice? or only one?

    Belle

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    • Chiwei @ One Dog Woof

      Anabelle, if the page reloaded and won’t allow another vote, I’m going to guess you voted twice. This is the first time I’m using this system, so I don’t understand all the little quirks that might happen. I’ll add a vote for you for the bag though, just in case 🙂

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    • Anabelle Andes

      Thanks! can’t wait to start this CAL 🙂

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  11. Miss Mustache

    hi, I’m not a beginner @ crocheting but I will join anyway 🙂 You never know there are new tricks to learn :o)
    greetings
    Miss Mustache

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  12. meet.make.laugh.

    Fun! Cast my votes… you look so organized! ~Stephanie

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  13. Kadie

    Ooooo this is going to be so much fun!! I LOVE all the patterns! Can’t wait to get started.:)

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  14. abuenin

    Thank you for this opportunity to brush up on my crocheting, I have crocheted quite a bit lately but only using just 3-4 steps nothing too complicated. Looking forward to this!!

    Reply

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