Monday, April 17, 2017

Spring Crochet Guild of America Crochetalong

I've started a new CAL (crochetalong), the gorgeous Sargassum shawl, so I thought I'd let you know in case you'd like to join in. I love CALs for many reasons (see my blog article 5 reasons to join a CAL). There are a number of techniques in the shawl which may be new to you including foundation single crochet, puff stitches, linked double crochet, chainless starting double crochet and setting beads! The last two in this list are new for me! The designer is the talented Pia Thadani of Stitches & Scraps. I have made a fair few shawls but I have three skeins of ocean colored yarn in my stash just wanting to be turned into the Sargassum shawl. Here they are freshly caked ready for swatching...

 


I would really like to win any of the three prizes. My favorite though has to be the book A Garden of Shawls by Karen Whooley. I'm a big fan of Karen and was one of her test crocheters last month for her latest fabulous sock pattern. Love crochet socks!

The first part came out this week but there is certainly time to join in with the giveaway deadline of May 22nd over six weeks away. It's running as a Craft Guild of America (CGOA) Spring 2017 CAL AND also in the CAL Central Crochet group so the ways to stay notified are: the Ravelry CGOA group, the Ravelry CAL Central group, the CGOA CAL Facebook Group and the CGOA blog.

I'll personally be adding the blog to my Feedly app to keep up and using the hashtags on Instagram and Twitter #CGOACals and #calcentralcrochet to share my progress. Do let me know if you're joining in!!

4 comments:

Mary wojtowicz said...

Super colours go so well together
Whee look forward to seeing the finished Sargassum Shawl
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Tamara said...

Thank you Mum. It's going to be beautiful especially with the beads.

Pia Thadani said...

I love your colors!

Tamara said...

Thank you Pia! I've just completed the border and it's looking fantastic! Your pattern is wonderful.

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