What is so amazing about a CAL (Crochet-A-Long)?

Is it the camaraderie? Is it the pressure to keep up with the schedule (so that you can *finally* finish a project?) Is is the free aspect (not all CALs are free though)?

I learned that, sometimes, it is about the prizes!

I don’t have a big contract with a yarn company or a yarn magazine or anything like that. So, my prizes may not be able to compete with other CALs. But, that also means your competition is smaller! So, perhaps, you may have a higher chance of winning!

It is the first week of my Abstract Queen CAL (you can see the main post here)(or just go directly to the interlocking or mosaic pages).

It has been great to see so many people sharing their progress in my Facebook group!

I did a little write up about how to create a project on Ravelry. And perhaps I didn’t advertise it well enough because there were not many entries in the first week’s draw!

Each new release happens on Tuesday, so Monday evening I will check the Ravelry projects and pick a winner from the projects that have been updated. I don’t want to disclude those that have less time for crocheting, so I won’t require that you stay caught up to the CAL, I just need to see some progress and you will be entered!

The first week’s prize, won by Kimberly, was a choice between the Abstract Queen pattern or a $5 coupon to my Ravelry store. She grabbed the pattern when it was on sale so she chose the $5 coupon! Congratulations, hope you find something great!

The next draw will take place September 7, 2020. I will do it at 5pm Saskatchewan time (CST / GMT -6). The prize will be the same as last week (the Abstract Queen pattern – listed at $6 CAD, or a $5 CAD coupon).

I am hoping to get some more interesting prizes for the later weeks. I want you all to have fun with this project and finish it so you can show off your hard work!

P.S. if you want to grab your own copy of the Abstract Queen you can get it on Ravelry or Etsy. Both places include both versions of the pattern (Interlocking / LFM and Mosaic) and a chart.