Back to School Sweater CAL 2017

I hosted my very own first ever crochetalong and blog hop last year! It was so much fun. My friend Helen, fellow yarn enthusiast and blogger suggested we organize a crochetalong together to spread the crochet garment love. How could I refuse!!!?? The crochetalong, or CAL for short, ran for 8 weeks from 16th September to 17th November.  

We used the hashtag #BackToSchoolSweaterCAL on Instagram and the lovely Fay from the Crochet Circle Podcast hosted the chatter threads in her Ravelry group. The chatter thread is still available and you can view some of the finished objects here in the FO thread and/or use #BackToSchoolSweaterCAL on Instagram to see more!

We invited other British crochet bloggers to join us in an accompanying blog hop focusing on different aspects of crochet garment technique. We hope that they are a useful resource for you all.

Week 1 - 5 Reasons to Make a Crochet Garment by yours truly!
Week 2 - Jojotwinkletoes on Current Trends / Choosing a Style to Suit you 
Week 3 - Helen from Making at Number 14 on Yarn Substitution
Week 4 - The Crochet Project with Measuring & Swatching
Week 5 - SingingSam with Making Alterations to Suit
Week 6 - Fay from the Crochet Circle Podcast / Knit It Hook It Craft It with Finishing and Blocking 
Week 7 - Marta aka MrsDaftSpaniel with Designing a Crocheted Garment

The Blog Hop schedule in brief was as follows: