I've always been interested in hosting a crochet along, but never have. So, we're doin' it, people! I'm hosting the very first The Cozy Knot Crochet Along featuring the Vandyke Poncho! I thought that this would be the perfect first CAL now that Fall is officially just around the corner. Let's break this down so you can have all the details, friend!
What is a crochet along (CAL)?
A crochet along (or CAL for short) is a community of crocheters (that's you!) all working on the same project together over a period of time guided by a host (that's me!). We make new maker friends and share our project progression, ask questions, get feedback, stay on track, and [hopefully] all complete our projects together at the finish line.
Vandyke Poncho Schedule
This CAL will begin October 1st. Every week you will be given a target goal for what you need to complete on your project to stay on track. You're welcome to go at your own pace, but the "deadlines" are helpful for those who would like or need the extra structure and guidance. You are also welcome to start early, if you'd like. If that's the case, grab your pattern now on either Etsy or Ravelry and feel free to get crocheting.
Here's everything you'll need to participate in this CAL:
The Vandyke Poncho pattern. You can purchase this either on Etsy or Ravelry. As a special offer for CAL members only, I'll be providing a 15% off discount code you can use towards your pattern. If you want to take advantage of this discount code, hold off on purchasing the pattern for now, and wait until I send out a coupon code via email to The Cozy Knot Collective along with additional CAL details (info on this below).
4.5mm crochet hook
Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek Low Pill Worsted Weight yarn or a worsted weight yarn of your choice
Here is the approximate yardage you'll need | S/M (this size fits most): 1160yds Color A, 372yds Color B, 232yds Color C; L/XL: 1392yds Color A, 558 Color B, 464yds Color C
How to Join the CAL
This part is super simple. Just one step! Sign up for The Cozy Knot Collective (if you haven't yet done so). This CAL is hosted exclusively through this FREE community. When you join, you'll get my free download, 5 Techniques to Uplevel Your Crochet, VIP access to newly released patterns, access to the private Facebook community, a 15% discount on your CAL pattern purchase, and communications from me regarding this CAL and any other happenings at The Cozy Knot.
How much does the CAL cost?
All you need is the pattern. However, hosting a CAL is a huge undertaking to organize and run, so any additional support is of course super appreciated (but not required). Additional ways you can support this CAL:
Simple! Just participate and stay connected to and engaged with the community while you do! Give as much as you'd like to get from being a part of this community.
Share this blog via social media and invite friends to join you!
Share your CAL progress via the hashtag #tckCALpals on Instagram, and tag me in your photos @thecozyknot. This way, I can also highlight YOU and share your posts and projects.
So, let's get cozy, do all the Fall things together - sip apple cider (or pumpkin spice lattes), go to the pumpkin patch (or apple orchard...or corn maze), put up the Fall decorations, carve pumpkins, etc. - and, of course, work on our Vandyke Ponchos in the Facebook Group. I'm so excited to spend this time with you, so I hope I'll see you on the other side!
xoxo - Tanya