Christmas Wreath CAL Introduction

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Christmas wreath crochet along!! On this post you will find lots of information about what you will need and how to sign up.

Some of you may have joined in the spring and summer crochet alongs that I did- in the spring at least 50 people took part in a spring blanket cal, here’s just a few of them showing off their blankets at our get together!

Over the summer more than 70 of you took part in the mandala crochet along (otherwise known as project calm as those of us with school age children were hoping it would keep us sane over the 6 week summer break!!)

Which brings us to the autumn/ winter months. Lots of you have been asking whether I will do another cal so I have pondered it at length, asked lots of people for advice and have come up with the idea of a Christmas Wreath CAL!! (thanks to the lovely Monday club ladies for the inspiration!)

This will be an 8 part crochet along- each week I will release a pattern for a make that can be added to your Christmas wreath and you can decide how many of each pattern you would like to make each week. So for example if we do leaves one week you might like to make 10, but if we do a robin you might want to just make one! You can start attaching your makes to your wreath and display it as soon as you like. It will be fun to watch the wreaths develop each week and of course they will all look slightly different!! I’ll be taking my inspiration from floristry wreaths with lots of very natural makes.

The CAL will begin on November 4th and a new pattern will be released every Monday after that, the last 2 parts will be released together on Monday 16th so you can choose whether to look at them both that week, or whether to wait til Dec 23rd to open the last installment!! The patterns will be in blog form with a link to a PDF version in each blog. There will be lots of photographs and videos to support you.

There will be a small charge to join the CAL of ยฃ8. When you join you will receive an email receipt containing a password which you will need to access the patterns. The first pattern will be available to access on the website at 8am on November 4th.

This project would make a great stashbuster as all you will need is scraps of DK yarn in wintery colours. However if you would like to buy the yarn specially I have listed my choices of colour below.

You will need:

  • 25cm rattan wreath frame (or another size if you would like!)
  • Scheepjes catona 25g each of snow white (106), hot red (115), root beer (157), saffron (249), linen (505), silver green (402), fir (525), forest green (412), caramel (506), silver blue (528)
  • glue gun (optional!)
  • 2/3/4mm crochet hooks

Please be prepared to be a teeny bit flexible as I like to leave some scope for additions to the materials as we go along, but I will always keep you informed of places to source them from etc.

There are a limited number of kits available to buy for collection from the studio: Please note this does not include the pattern, you will need to purchase this additionally.

I’m so looking forward to this CAL and I hope that you’ll join us!! As usual I will be posting lots in the crochet along facebook group which you can join here:

And finally all you need to do is sign up, which you can do here:

Looking forward to getting started!!!

Sam xx

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