Good morning, Monday!
It has been so great seeing all the new projects getting started since Thursday when my Mosaic Coral Strip was released as the first section in the Friends Around the World 6th Anniversary CAL (FATW6)!
Mondays and Thursdays will be the release days of a new section – and today is Monday! Remember, all the pieces in this Crochet-A-Long have been designed by different people. The common theme is mosaic crochet and then 3 blankets were compiled from the submissions!
Each section is FREE. Some designers, like me, have included videos. I believe all the sections include a chart and written instructions, but I guess we will have to wait and see if that’s true.
This blog post of mine is going to be where I keep a list of all the sections as they are released. You can bookmark it if you like! You can also sign up for updates from the host: CAL Crochet A Long Facebook group
Also, please feel free to share your progress on this CAL in my Ashlee Brotzell Designs Facebook group. Normally, I don’t allow work by other designers but since this is a group collaboration I am making an exception – I want to see your progress! 🙂
I will link to the official CAL blog entry and you will have to scroll through their post to find the link to that section’s pattern (some are Ravelry downloads, some are on websites; different designers have different ways of doing things).
Friends Around The World: Adventures in Mosaic Crochet – Ocean theme
July 8, 2021: Mosaic Coral Strip by Ashlee Brotzell
Since this is my section I will also link to my blog entry about it and the ravelry download. Plus, my handy-dandy video walk-thru: Coral Strip on YouTube
July 12: Sally Starfish by Lynette Kosar of Lavender Cup Cottage
Look for the link to the ravelry download near the end of the article I linked to above.
July 15: Mosaic Crab by Suzanne Lively Boren
This one also has a link to ravelry near the end of the article.
July 19: Dancing Octopus by Suzanne Lively Boren
Find the ravelry link at the end of the blog article!
July 22: Mosaic Squid by Suzanne Lively Boren of Not So Boren Crochet
Suzanne was busy! This is another section she did!
July 26: The Goldfish 1 by Svetlana Rogatykh
This goldfish section also includes a tiny border design you can use at any point in your design! And the goldfish is pretty awesome! The link the to ravelry download is at the end of the article I have linked to above.
July 29: The Goldfish 2 by Svetlana Rogatykh
Svetlana’s second pattern in this Crochet-A-Long is swimming the other direction! Her Ravelry link is going at the end of the post linked to above.
August 2: Wave 1 by Svetlana Rogatykh
Another beautiful section from Svetlana!
August 5: Dolphin by Suzanne Boren of Not so Boren Crochet
You must be familiar with this designer by now! The official blog post from CAL has a direct link to her download, no Ravelry this time.
August 8: Wave 2 by Svetlana Rogatykh
Svetlana contributed so many designs to this CAL that you could actually create a full blanket with just her designs! You can get all of them in one file now.
August 12: My Anchors by Lana Ignjatovic of Loving Stitches Designs
In this CAL so far we have seen some repeated designers, but here’s a new one! This designer isn’t new to designing though; if you participated in the FATW5 CAL you may recognize her name. You can grab this anchor strip right from the official CAL blog linked above.
August 16: Dragorad’s Regatta designed by Lana Ignjatovic of Loving Stitches Designs
Another design from Lana here! It is hosted on the CAL blog so all you need to do is scroll to the end of their blog post and find the link to her pattern!
August 18, 2021: Sunglasses by Ashlee Brotzell
I have the privilege of being the final piece in this ocean-themed blanket! You can view the pattern on my blog or grab the free Ravelry download. And there’s a full walk-thru on YouTube!
After you finish crocheting these cool sunglasses, head back to the host blog and find instructions on finishing!