Friday, February 4, 2011

More Crochet - Alongs

At the beginning of the year, there are a host of new crochet alongs starting up. I previously posted about the RED HEART CAL. Here are a couple of others you might be interested in joining. Some are free, some are not. You decide which one/s you would like to participate in. They all are different, and they all sound like fun to me.
AMERICAN YARNS is sponsoring a Rainbow Ripple afghan CAL beginning on February 14. The afghan itself is going to be a surprise, but here are all the pretty colors:

Over at CAFEMOM, there is a 52 week dishcloth CAL.  You will crochet a dishcloth a week for 52 weeks. I believe you need to register with CafeMom first in order to join the group. Registration is free.

And lastly, HASS DESIGN is sponsoring a Bruges CAL for 2011. Learn how to crochet Bruges lace while making these 4 doilies.

Bruges lace consists of ribbons and tape which form beautiful ornaments. These ribbons are connected by crocheting small chains and stitches. The ribbons are also decorated by chains or motifs to form the most beautiful lace work.

In this new 2011 Crochet-Along, you will learn how to crochet several different kinds of Bruges ribbons and tape. You will also learn different techniques on how to shape and join them. You will do this by Crocheting four different Bruges Doilies. The doilies shown above are all made using Thread #10. If you want a more delicate look, you can use finer thread.
Hass Designs also offers self-paced CAL classes at your disposal. There are many lovely doilies you can crochet.

So grab your hooks and jump in! There's something for everyone. And stay warm. It snowed here in Texas overnight. We got about an inch or two of snow - just enough to close the schools for a 3-day weekend. :)


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