The Summer Quickies Crochet Along is the third crochet along of 2023 hosted in the CAL Central Facebook and Ravelry groups. This is also our third annual Summer Quickies CAL. Eight of your favorite crochet designers will bring you free crochet patterns for quick, summer projects you can make in an afternoon or less. 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 Summer Quickies Crochet Along. This is our third annual Summer Quickies CAL and we’ve had a fabulous time the past two years. If you aren’t sure what to expect, check out what we’ve done previously and get inspired!
For more on the 2023 Summer Quickies Crochet Along, including how you can enter the giveaway and win exciting prizes, read on for details including:
- How the Summer Quickies Crochet Along Works,
- How To Join the Summer Quickies CAL,
- Summer Quickies Crochet Along Schedule,
- Summer Quickies CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway Prizes, and
- Enter the Summer Quickies CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway.
How the Summer Quickies Crochet Along Works
Every Monday from July 3, 2023 to August 20, 2023, we’ll share a new free crochet pattern that you can make in an afternoon or less! You can make these summer-friendly projects to gift, sell, donate, and of course, to keep for yourself! You’ll get the chance to chat with other crocheters in our groups and share your projects. It’s always fun crocheting together and we’re like one big crafting family.
The yarn for all of the patterns has been provided by Hobbii! If you’re new to Hobbii, it’s a one-stop shop for yarn lovers from around the globe. Hobbii sells yarn, hooks, needles, patterns, and more! Although they are located in Denmark, Hobbii ships to 17 different countries — including the US, Canada, many European countries, Australia and New Zealand, and Hong Kong and Japan — with flat rate or free shipping. For my project, I used Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/8.
We love sharing our favorite companies with you, and at the end of the CAL, we’ll have a giveaway with prizes from GlassEyesOnline, Hobbii, and Knitter’s Relief Balm. Be sure to enter the giveaway by Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.
- 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 8 awesome projects for fabulous summer projects!
- 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.
Summer Quickies Crochet Along Schedule
This list will be updated during the CAL to include links to each pattern as it is released.
- July 3: Summer Quickies CAL Announcement and End-of-CAL giveaway (you are here)
- July 3: Project 1 by Underground Crafter. Show your support by following Marie on Newsletter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry | YouTube
- Get the Easy Tweedy Coasters pattern
- July 10: Pattern 2 by Oombawka Design Crochet. Show your support by following Rhondda on Etsy | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry | YouTube
- Get the Quick Summer Beach Bag pattern
- July 17: Pattern 3 by The Stitchin’ Mommy. Show your support by following Amy on Etsy | Facebook | Instagram | LoveCrafts | Pinterest | Ravelry
- Get the Summer Vibes Washcloth pattern
- July 24: Pattern 4 by Oombawka Design Crochet.
- Get the Sweet Summer Strawberries pattern
- July 31: Pattern 5 by Salty Pearl Crochet. Show your support by following Katie on Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry | YouTube
- Get the Ombre Mesh Sarong pattern
- August 7: Pattern 6 by The Loopy Lamb. Show your support by following Ashley on Etsy | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry | YouTube
- Get the Rainbow Glasses Case pattern
- August 14: Pattern 7 by ChristaCoDesign. Show your support by following Crystal on Etsy | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry | YouTube
- Get the Easy Summer Head Scarf Bandana pattern
- August 21: Pattern 8 by Crochet Cloudberry. Show your support by following Cat on Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry
- Get the Sunflower Wreath pattern
- Crochet at your own pace
- Sunday, August 27, 2023: Deadline for entering the end-of-CAL giveaways (see below for more details and to enter)
Summer Quickies CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway Prizes
With the fun of crocheting brand new designs, you can also win one of our end-of-CAL prizes which have been provided from some of our favorite craft companies. The prizes for this CAL are provided by GlassEyesOnline, Hobbii, and Knitter’s Relief Balm.
GlassEyesOnline will provide one lucky winner with an Amigurumi Safety Eyes and Nose Assortment set. 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, and Instagram.
Hobbii will be gifting a winner with a $50 USD gift certificate. Choose from a variety of high quality yarns, hooks, needles, notions, and more! Show your support by following Hobbii on Facebook and Instagram.
Knitter’s Relief Balm will provide one lucky winner with their choice of Knitter’s Relief Balm original or with 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.
Continue on to learn how to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a prize!
Enter the Summer Quickies CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway
- This is the end-of-CAL giveaway for the 2023 Summer Quickies 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, August 27, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.
- Winners will be chosen from the entries at random and 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.
- This giveaway is open worldwide, except where prohibited by law.
- Don’t forget to join the fun in our Facebook and Ravelry groups, too!