Announcing the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long!

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016There’s something about summer heat that makes me want to host a crochet-a-long. It seems like we all need a little extra motivation to crochet in the warm weather, so why not do it with online friends?

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

I’m really exited about this CAL because I’m co-hosting it with the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA). I’ve been a member for the better part of a decade (maybe longer, but who’s counting?) and I’m also a volunteer blogger at CGOA Now!, the Guild’s blog. It’s a great organization, and if you aren’t already a member, you can join here. There are a lot of reasons to join, but my favorites are the subscription to Crochet! magazine, the discounts at national retailers, and the comraderie. (If you’re interested in earning money from your crochet, or already do, there are even some special benefits for professional members.)

I’ve been holding onto this pattern for a while, waiting for just the right time to share it! Let me tell you about more about it and the crochet-a-long.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016About the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf

Explore intermeshing crochet (also known as interlocking crochet or double filet crochet) by making this reversible sampler infinity cowl. The pattern includes 6 different stitch patterns.

Intermeshing crochet seems hard at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be happy you tried it! You need only basic crochet skills since intermeshing crochet uses just chains and double crochet stitches. This unisex project is a great way to get a head start on your own fall accessories or holiday gift-making, or to make something special to donate to charity.

If you can’t wait to learn more about intermeshing crochet, check out this roundup of free beginner tutorials, or these posts highlighting the beauty of intermeshing crochet.

You can get a complete supply list at the end of this post.

About the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf CAL

This pattern will be released in 6 parts. Each section will include both a written pattern and a video tutorial to help you as you make your first (or latest) intermeshing crochet project.

How to Join the CAL

You can crochet on your own, but isn’t it more fun chat with other crocheters?

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016

Underground Crafter on RavelryLayers of Texture Infinity CAL Schedule

As each new part of the pattern is released, this page will be updated to include links.

Let us know if you’re joining the CAL in the CGOA Ravelry group or CGOA CALs Facebook group.  Don’t forget to add the pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites. And, you can spread the word on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal. Feel free to tag me – I’m Underground Crafter on Facebook, @ucrafter on Instagram and Twitter, and MarieInNYC on Ravelry.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Supply List

  • Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 skeins ea in 169 Shenandoah and 174 Joshua Tree, or approximately 175 yd (160 m) in ea of 2 contrasting colors in any medium weight yarn.

Shop for Lion Brand Heartland at your favorite retailer!

LeisureArts | Craftsy | Jo-Ann | Amazon

  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Optional: 2 locking stitch markers.

Please note that gauge is not critical for this pattern, but it may impact the amount of yarn that you need. I recommend choosing a hook size that you can crochet comfortably with in your chosen yarn.

You can learn more about how to choose your yarn for this pattern in this video!

Underground Crafter on RavelrySo, are you ready to get started? I’ll see you next week with the first part of the pattern.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016 - Join us on Ravelry and Facebook for chat, support, and prizes. Use hashtag #cgoasummercal on all social media!

20 Comments

  1. Lisa Nolan
    July 18, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Sounds like fun. Can’t wait & hope I can stay with this since I aways having something going on & I appreciate all your time & help. Lisa

  2. Sheila Morris
    July 19, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    I was looking for something to make as a Christmas present for a friend’s husband…this looks perfect! Now to find some “manly” colors of yarn….

    Sheila

  3. Netagene
    July 20, 2016 / 1:36 am

    How can I simply get the pattern? I’ve been on Ravelry several years and have gotten several patterns, but I’ve never been one to do a CAL … too much other things in life get in my way? I’m 72 and one grandmother taught me to crochet when I was about 7 years old, including how to read patterns.

    • July 21, 2016 / 1:56 pm

      Netagene, thanks for writing. The pattern will be released in 6 parts. This post will be updated as each part “goes live.” You don’t need to participate in the CAL to get the pattern.

  4. Loretta1031
    July 20, 2016 / 2:13 am

    Looking forward to starting a warm weather project with you next week! Thank you for the CAL ?
    -Loretta

  5. Sandeleh Francis
    July 23, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    What a great interim project between the Tour de Fleece and then the Ravellenic Games! I have not tried this particular crochet technique so I’m really looking forward to it!

  6. July 23, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    Sounds like it would be fun to learn, it seems I have a hard time finishing what I start. Here is to hoping that this is going to be the article/item that gets my cromo on the go again!

  7. Yeranui Kaloyan
    July 25, 2016 / 10:06 am

    I am trilled to begin this project. I have been crocheting since I was about 10 years.

  8. Maria Sessa
    July 30, 2016 / 12:19 am

    Please, can you tell me the weight of the yarn needed? I can buy by the weight, not by yardage. 200, 399 grams, approx.? Thank you

    • August 1, 2016 / 1:11 pm

      Maria, thanks for writing. Buying yarn by yardage is actually more accurate since different yarns vary in how much they weigh because of fiber content, dye, and other factors. Alternatively, you can buy the same weight of the skeins listed in the pattern.

      • maria
        August 2, 2016 / 7:27 pm

        Which is the weight of the skeins listed in the pattern, please, it only says the yardage. I have no chance to buy by yardage in my country, Uruguay. Thank you.

        • August 3, 2016 / 10:46 am

          Maria, the weight is listed in both grams and ounces in the materials section after the name of the yarn I used.

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