2023 Softie Crochet Along

The Softie Crochet Along is the second crochet along of 2023 hosted in the CAL Central Facebook and Ravelry groups. This is also our sixth annual Softie CAL. Fifteen of your favorite crochet designers will bring you free crochet patterns for adorable and cuddly softies. Join us to make fun crochet projects, chat with other crocheters, and enter to win one of the prizes we have in our giveaway.

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This is the main post for the 2023 Softie Crochet Along. Below, you’ll find all of the details for this CAL including:

  • How the 2023 Softie Crochet Along Works,
  • How To Join the 2023 Softie CAL,
  • 2023 Softie Crochet Along Schedule,
  • 2023 Softie CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway Prizes, and
  • Enter the 2023 Softie CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway.

Looking for more softie patterns to make right now? Check out our previous Softie Crochet Alongs.

How the 2023 Softie Crochet Along Works

Every Monday from March 20 to June 26, 2023, we’ll share a free crochet pattern for a softie. You can make these softies to keep, for gifts, or to donate to charity while chatting with other crocheters in our groups and sharing your projects to win giveaway prizes!

We’ve partnered with babé crochet co., GlassEyesOnline, KnitPal, Knitter’s Relief Balm, and Lion Brand to bring you some great prizes in our end-of-CAL giveaway. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post by Sunday, July 2, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

How To Join the 2023 Softie CAL

  • Sign up for Crochet Along updates and the Underground Crafter newsletter to get regular updates, including an update as each CAL pattern is released. When you sign up, you’ll also get access to my subscriber vault which includes exclusive free PDF patterns, a coupon code for your choice of any crochet or knitting pattern or ebook from my Ravelry shop, and coupon codes from other indie designers and crafts businesses. 
  • 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 the CAL Central Facebook group or visit this thread in the CAL Central Ravelry group.
  • By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 15 awesome softies to cuddle with!
  • Use this button below on your Ravelry project pages or elsewhere on social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.

2023 Softie Crochet Along Schedule

This list will be updated during the CAL to include links to each pattern as it is released.

2023 Softie CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway Prizes

It’s much for fun to crochet along with a giveaway, and that’s why CAL Central Crochet partners with some of our favorite companies for each CAL! For the sixth annual Softie CAL, babé crochet co., GlassEyesOnline, KnitPal, Knitter’s Relief Balm, and Lion Brand are bringing you five great prizes. Read on for more details about the prizes and how to enter for your chance to win one of these prizes!

babé crochet co. will provide one lucky winner with The Izzy Crochet Hat Templates. Your top-down crochet hats will always be the right size from now on — from newborn through adult XL! Show your support by following Isabelle on Etsy | Facebook | Instagram. If you’re in the United States, shop through babé crochet co.’s U.S. distributor, The Lillie Pad.

GlassEyesOnline will provide one lucky winner with an Amigurumi Assortment. You can use these high quality eyes and noses for crochet, sewing, and other dolls and critter makes. Show your support by following GlassEyesOnline on Etsy | Facebook | Instagram.

Cozy at Home 2023 Crochet Along via Underground Crafter - GlassEyesOnline prize

KnitPal is providing one lucky winner with a pack of 6 skeins of Cotton to the Core in the winner’s choice of any in-stock color. That’s 852 yds (300g) of a baby soft, cotton/acrylic blend! This heathered yarn is light (#3/DK) weight and is machine washable. Show your support by following KnitPal on Facebook | Instagram.

Knitter’s Relief Balm will provide one lucky winner with their choice of Knitter’s Relief Balm original or CBD oil in the 2 ounce size. Knitter’s Relief Balm is all natural and chemical free. The no-mess tube makes it easy to apply so you can keep crocheting (or knitting). Want to grab some Knitter’s Relief Balm right now? Enjoy $10 OFF your next purchase! Just put Knitter’s Relief Balm with CBD 2oz in your cart and at checkout use coupon code: CROCHETALONG.

Cozy at Home 2023 Crochet Along via Underground Crafter - Knitters Relief Balm prize

Lion Brand will provide one lucky winner with 5 skeins of 24/7 Cotton yarn in the winner’s choice of in-stock color(s)! 24/7 Cotton is a medium (#4/worsted/aran) weight mercerized cotton yarn with great color and sheen. It can be machine washed and dried. (If you’d like to see how great the stitch definition is with 24/7 Cotton, check out my patterns from the Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop.) Show your support by following Lion Brand on Facebook | Instagram.

Continue on to learn how to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a prize!

Enter the 2023 Softie CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway

  • This is the end-of-CAL giveaway for the 2023 Softie Crochet Along. The Crochet Along is hosted by CAL Central and the giveaway is organized by Underground Crafter.
  • Enter the end-of-CAL giveaway using any of the options on the Rafflecopter widget below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, July 2, 2023.
  • Winners will be chosen from the entries at random. Each will win one of the prizes listed above.
  • Winners will be contacted approximately one week after the entries close. Winners will have three days to claim their prizes. If winners do not respond within three days, prizes will be awarded to alternates.
  • By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to share your contact information with Rafflecopter and/or Underground Crafter. You can read the Rafflecopter Privacy Policy here and the Underground Crafter Privacy Policy here to understand how this information is used.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide, except where prohibited by law.
  • Don’t forget to join the fun in our Facebook and Ravelry groups, too!
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4 thoughts on “2023 Softie Crochet Along”

  1. I am trying to better my ami game!! This could be just the trick Marie!! Thanks so much for the Awesome CAL! Have a Great one!


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