2023 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along

The Holiday Stashdown CAL is the fifth and final crochet along of 2023 hosted in the CAL Central Facebook and Ravelry groups. We’ve brought together 22 of your favorite crochet designers to bring you free crochet patterns for winter holiday gifts, decorations, gift wrap, and more! Join us to make wonderful projects, chat with other crocheters, and enter for your chance to win a prize!

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This is the main post for 2023 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along. Read on for more details including:

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

How the 2023 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along Works

Every Monday and Thursday from October 2 through December 14, 2023, we’ll share a free crochet pattern by a different designer. Each pattern will be a one-skein project, or a stashbuster/scrappy project, so you can work from your own existing yarn stash to make a great winter holiday gift, decoration, or wrap. If you’d like to go ahead and buy some yarn just for the project, we won’t stop you! We love yarn as much as you do.

This is our ninth annual Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along! If you want more project inspiration, be sure to check out the patterns from our previous Holiday Stashdown CALs.

We’ve teamed up with some of our favorite companies to bring you great prizes for our end-of-CAL giveaway. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway by scrolling to the bottom of this post by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2023 for your chance to win a prize from AndeanSun Yarns, Cutpie Studio, Eucalan, GlassEyesOnline, KennyClayCo, KnitPal, Knitter’s Relief Balm, or Unicorn!

How To Join the 2023 Holiday Stashdown 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 and #HolidayStashdownCAL 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 22 gifts, decorations, or gift wrap projects for the winter holidays. 
  • 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 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along Schedule

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

2023 Holiday Stashdown CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway Prizes

After making all these gifts for folks on your handmade holiday list, you’ll probably want something special for you! At CAL Central, we know that crochet alongs are always more fun when there are prizes at the end. Scroll to the bottom of this post by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2023 to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a prize from AndeanSun Yarns, Cutpie Studio, Eucalan, GlassEyesOnline, KennyClayCo, KnitPal, Knitter’s Relief Balm, or Unicorn!

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.

Cutpie Studio will provide one lucky winner with a set of 10 tags for crochet projects. Take your handmade gifts and makes up a notch with these gorgeous tags! Show your support by following Cutpie Studio on Etsy I Facebook I Instagram.

Eucalan is providing one lucky winner with a prize package. Eucalan is ideal for gently washing your handmade projects or your delicates. Inside the package you’ll find a 500mL bottle of Unscented Delicate Wash; 2 Eucalan Delicate Wash Pods each in Lavender, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, and Jasmine; a Clover Getaway Soft Touch crochet hook case; a Clover bamboo 5.5 mm crochet hook; and a Clover Soft Touch 2.75 mm crochet hook. Show your support by following Eucalan on Facebook | Instagram.

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 I Facebook I Instagram.

KennyClayCo is providing one lucky winner with their choice of any in stock yarn bowl or mug. These yarn bowls and mugs are handmade by a third-generation potter. They’re ceramic, making them long-lasting and an absolutely gorgeous addition to your crochet or knitting corner. Show your support by following KennyClayCo on Etsy and the family business on Instagram.

KnitPal is providing one lucky winner with a pack of 4 skeins of Merino-Moments yarn in the winner’s choice of in-stock color. That’s 456 yards/400 grams of a bulky (#5/chunky) weight Merino wool, silk, modal and cotton yarn that’s warm and strong with a sheen and soft halo. Show your support by following KnitPal 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 oz 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.

Unicorn is providing one lucky winner with a 4-Ounce Set with Plush which includes Fibre Wash, Fibre Rinse, Power Scour, and an adorable plush unicorn. If you’re new to Unicorn, you can see how easy it is to use to remove stains from a crochet or knitting project here. Show your support by following Unicorn on Facebook | Instagram.

Enter the 2023 Holiday Stashdown CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway

  • This is the end-of-CAL giveaway for the 2023 Holiday Stashdown 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 Saturday, December 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.
  • Winners will be chosen from the entries at random and will win one of the eight 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 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along”

  1. I enjoy crocheting using your well written patterns! You have such a creative talent and your patterns make me want to make them!

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