There’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.
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?
- Stop by the CGOA Ravelry group or CGOA CALs Facebook group to chat or ask questions. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
- Ravelry members can also add the pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites.
- Grab a button if you’d like! Right click on it to save and use the image on Ravelry or elsewhere.
- Share your progress 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.
As each new part of the pattern is released, this page will be updated to include links.
- Monday, July 18: Supply List (You are here! Scroll down for details)
- Monday, July 25: Part 1: Getting Started; Staircase Stitch
- Wednesday, July 27: Part 2: Divider Rows; Horizontal and Vertical Stitch
- Monday, August 1: Part 3: Chains and Spines Stitch
- Wednesday, August 3: Part 4: Grids and Columns Stitch
- Monday, August 8: Part 5: Morse Code Stitch
- Wednesday, August 10: Part 6: Dots and Dashes Stitch; Assembly and Finishing
- Crochet at your own pace
- Sunday, August 28: Deadline to share a completed project picture to enter giveaway
- Wednesday, August 31: Giveaway winners announced
I’ll be sharing more details about giveaway prizes in an upcoming post.
Until then, 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!
- 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!