It’s that time of year again! Time for the 3rd annual KT and the Squid Crochet-a-Long! In 2015 I came up with this idea of a garment Crochet-a-Long. The goal was to guide crocheters or many skill levels through a garment that was not only easy to make but easy to wear. I’m still in shock when I look at how many of you have made these sweaters!
The most amazing part is reading what you’ve you said about the process. Yes, several of you ended up making a garment for the first time but I can’t tell you how many people have told me how much more it’s meant to them. One person in particular let me know how one CAL helped her heal after loosing her mother. It got me thinking about my love for crochet and the amazing healing power it has. A few months ago I asked members of my Facebook group to pick ONE word to describe how they feel when they crochet. Then, I took the words and made this graphic.
This little word cloud makes me so happy and there’s not one word on there that I don’t feel when I crochet. Don’t you agree!? Overall when I crochet I feel love and that brings me to my inspiration for this year’s design. Love. Like in past years I wanted to design something that was simple, easy to make and a great fit. This is all you can see for now but I promise it wont disappoint!
I will tell you it’s a pullover and you’ll LOVE that there is no seaming!!
This year the pattern will be available for purchase only BUT with the pattern you also get a bonus PDF to serve as a step-by-step tutorial as well as access to my exclusive group where I’ll be to help if needed.
You can purchase the pattern HERE and if you buy before the big reveal next week (Aug. 30, 2017) you’ll only pay $1.98. After that the price will go up. NO CODE NEEDED. If you act fast not only will you get the special pricing but you will also get to see the big reveal early in the exclusive group!
Click HERE to purchase this pattern or add it to your Ravelry queue.
The cowl starts off like a circular shawl and then is worked in the round to make it a cowl. I really like that these cowls take surprisingly little yarn but they look very full. All the fabric is in the front which also makes them more comfortable to wear. It gives you the look of a shawl without having to deal with the ends.
This tote is worked using 2 strands of yarn so it works up quickly. A simple lining would be an easy addition but the stitch is so dense you may not even need it. Makes for a great bag to carry around. Give as a gift or make it to sell.