New Year, New Skill Crochet-a-Long with CAL Central

New Year, New Skill Crochet-a-Long with CAL Central - January 16 - March 6, 2017 - Visit CAL Central on Facebook or Ravelry for more detailsThe beginning of the year is a great time to take on new challenges and adventures, don’t you think? We kept this in mind as we were planning the first crochet-a-long for our (newly renamed) CAL Central groups on Facebook and Ravelry! This post includes all the information you’ll need to join us and will be regularly updated with links throughout the CAL, so read on for details!

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How the New Year, New Skill CAL works

I’ve teamed up with 13 other designers to share 26 free crochet patterns featuring 7 different crochet skills. Every week during the CAL, we’ll highlight a different skill and you’ll have several patterns to choose from as you learn (or perfect) that skill.

How to join the New Year, New Skill CAL

  • You can join in by crocheting the patterns as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #calcentralcrochet on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join our Facebook or Ravelry groups.
  • Each week, our featured designers will be available to answer questions in our groups and to share some of their other work with you.
  • By the end of the CAL you’ll have up to 26 beautiful projects and will have learned or mastered 7 different skills.

New Year, New Skill 2017 Schedule

Each week, this schedule will be updated to link you to a post with more details.

Will you be joining us for the New Year, New Skill CAL? Feel free to use this button for your Ravelry projects and on social media!

I'm crocheting this project with CAL Central #calcentralcrochet on Facebook and Ravelry


  1. January 15, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    Great CAL! Will do my best to participate 🙂

  2. lorrie
    January 16, 2017 / 8:09 am

    Sounds like fun, will do my b bezt b to keep up and do not all the projects.

  3. Susan
    January 16, 2017 / 9:01 am

    I do not crochet, but love Tunisian–and have done it for over 50 years. I have had to learn a new name. Maybe it is time to learn something new.

  4. January 16, 2017 / 9:43 am

    I will definitely be interested, and try to keep up, as there are 4 techniques on my list to learn.

  5. January 16, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    Sounds fun!!

  6. January 17, 2017 / 6:39 am

    I have been wanting to learn Tunisian. Now is my chance, Thanks

  7. Cathy
    January 17, 2017 / 6:53 am

    Interested in learning more

  8. AnnMarie
    January 17, 2017 / 10:41 am

    Looking forward to each week, this will help my fingers/arm recover.

  9. Darlene Hunsinger
    January 17, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    This is great! These are all new to me!!I can’t wait to get started!!

  10. Crystal
    January 17, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    Sounds like fun!

  11. Dorothy
    January 18, 2017 / 10:09 am

    This sounds great! These are all techniques I’ve been wanting to learn for awhile. I’m looking forward to each of them!!

  12. Victoria Lund
    January 23, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    I bought a hook to learn Tunisian and it’s been sitting for over a year. What a great motivator to learn by doing this CAL!

  13. Laetitia
    January 30, 2017 / 3:35 am

    Good day, i’m in South Africa and would like to get the patterns for Tunisian crochet. Just love it.

  14. Martie
    March 1, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    Just wondering how I’d missed this?? Probably because my job has had me crazy since the first of the year! I look forward to doing these as I have time tho. I love learning new stitches!

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