2023 Halloween Crochet Along

Things are getting eerie as the ghosts and goblins prepare to take flight. Witches are preparing their brooms and pumpkin patches are putting their best gourds forward. And it’s time for us crafters to get out our spooky crochet hooks and start on our Halloween projects with the annual Halloween Crochet Along. For the fifth year in a row, hosted in the CAL Central Facebook and Ravelry Groups, twelve designers will be sharing free, ghoulish and magical designs that’ll have you all set for October 31. I hope you’re planning on joining the fun, all the while chatting with other crocheters and even having the chance to win cool prizes!

2023 Halloween Crochet Along with CAL Central via Underground Crafter FB

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This is the main post for the 2023 Halloween Crochet Along. This is our fifth annual Halloween CAL and if you’d like instant Halloween project inspiration while you’re waiting for patterns to be released, you can access the patterns from previous years:

Read on for more details including:

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

How the Halloween Crochet Along Works

2023 Halloween Crochet Along with CAL Central via Underground Crafter

Every Monday and Thursday from August 21 through September 28, 2023, we’ll share a free crochet pattern for a Halloween-themed project. These patterns include decorations, toys, costume elements, and more.

This year, we have exciting prizes from KnitPal, Knitter’s Relief Balm, GlassEyesOnline, and AndeanSun Yarns who have generously provided prizes for our end-of-CAL giveaway. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this blog post by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2023!

How To Join the Halloween CAL

  • Sign up for Crochet Along updates and the Underground Crafter newsletter to get regular updates, including links to new CAL patterns as they are 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 Crochet Facebook group, or visit this thread in the CAL Central Ravelry group.
  • By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 12 spooky Halloween 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.
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Halloween Crochet Along Schedule

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

Halloween CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway Prizes

We love to partner with our favorite companies to bring you amazing prizes at the end of each CAL Central Crochet Along. The prizes for this CAL are provided by KnitPal, Knitter’s Relief Balm, GlassEyesOnline, and AndeanSun Yarns!

AndeanSun Yarns will provide one lucky winner a 3-pack of Umayo bulkyDK, or fingering weight yarn in winner’s choice of color. These luxurious, soft, strong, and durable yarns are a blend of 35% alpaca, 15% wool, and 50% acrylic fibers with great stitch definition. Show your support by following AndeanSun Yarns on Facebook | Instagram.

2023 Halloween Crochet Along with CAL Central via Underground Crafter - AndeanSun Yarns prize

KnitPal will provide one lucky winner with Tweed Twinkles Bulky yarn, two cakes in the pack, in the winner’s choice of in-stock color. Each cake of this bulky (#5/chunky) weight yarn includes 200 yards of solid color yarn with flecks in a contrast color. Tweed Twinkles Bulky is an acrylic blend including mohair and terylene (polyesther) fibers. Show your support by following KnitPal on Facebook | Instagram.

2023 Halloween Crochet Along with CAL Central via Underground Crafter - Knit Pal prize

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.

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GlassEyesOnline will provide one lucky winner with an assortment of amigurumi safety eyes and noses. 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 EtsyFacebook  | Instagram.

2023 Halloween Crochet Along with CAL Central via Underground Crafter - GlassEyesOnline prize

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

Enter the Halloween CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway

  • This is the end-of-CAL giveaway for the 2023 Halloween 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, October 1, 2023.
  • Winners will be chosen from the entries at random and will win one of the prizes listed above.
  • Winners will be contacted within 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 Halloween Crochet Along”

  1. I really enjoyed this event, and love love love all the contributing artists! Thank you to everyone who had a hand in this amazing experience! Great makes!!
    ~Lindsey

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