Summer Direction CAL

Crochet-A-Long Summer 2021

This Crochet-A-Long begins on August 20, 2021 – the foundation rows for both techniques (free blog posts and YouTube tutorials) will be posted online and the links to purchase the full pattern on Ravelry and Etsy will go live. It’s only a few days away, so while you wait make sure you brush up on your skills!!

I did pre-release the yardage charts – but those charts will also be repeated in the post on the foundation rows!

The beauty of online Crochet-A-Longs (CALs) is the ability to join in at anytime! No matter when you start we will be excited to see your project! Share your progress with this one using #SummerDirectionCAL

Like all of my patterns, this pattern is written up for two techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. Choose your favorite method or try something new! I have tutorials on both methods.


Interlocking Crochet (Locked Filet Mesh / LFM)

This is my favorite method. No bobbins, no cutting, no tails. Two fluffy layers of mesh intertwined. In the image above the interlocking sample is on the right.

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Overlay Mosaic Crochet

This appears to be the more popular method. People love the ability to easily change colors (since you’re cutting your yarn at the end of each row it is easy to join a new color). Good contrast between your Main Color and Contrasting Color is key! My full-blanket sample above (currently in progress – will update) uses Red Heart Super Saver in Amethyst as the Main Color and Red Heart Super Saver Stripes in Retro Stripe as the Contrasting Color. The self-striping yarn makes a beautiful project but make sure you buy extra if you will be wanting to keep the stripes going in order because you will need to cut and piece things together when you change skeins.

Get 50% off your purchase of “Summer Direction CAL” on Etsy and Ravelry until September 30, 2021 by using code “SUMMER2021”!