Announcing the 2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along!

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 designers, 15 free crochet patterns, great prizes!The Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along is the annual year-end crochet along hosted in the CAL Central Facebook and Ravelry groups. We’ve brought together fifteen of the top crochet designers out there to bring you free crochet patterns for winter holiday gifts and decorations. Join us to make great gifts, chat with other crocheters, and enter to win fabulous prizes!

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This is the main post for this crochet along. Read on for more details including:

  • How the 2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along Works,
  • How To Join the 2018 Holiday Stashdown CAL,
  • 2018 Holiday Stashdown CAL Schedule and Yarn List,
  • 2018 Holiday Stashdown CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway Prizes, and
  • Enter the 2018 Holiday Stashdown CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway.

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 designers, 15 free crochet patterns, great prizes!How the 2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along Works

Every Monday from September 3 through December 10, 2018, we’ll share a free crochet pattern that’s perfect for a winter holiday gift or decoration. You can make these projects to keep or to gift while chatting with other crocheters in our groups. LoveCrochet generously provided yarn support to all participating designers, so all of our patterns are made using up to 3 skeins of Paintbox Yarns.

Now in its fourth year, the Holiday Stashdown CAL is hosted by the CAL Central groups on Facebook and Ravelry. And, because crochet alongs are more fun with prizes, we’ve reached out to some of our favorite brands to get some amazing end-of-CAL giveaway prizes. Don’t forget to share a picture of each of your completed projects in this post (scroll to the end to enter) by 11:59 p.m. on January 7, 2019 to enter for your chance to win!

How To Join the 2018 Holiday Stashdown CAL

  • 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, #HolidayStashdown, and #lovecrochet on all social media. You can also tag the pattern designer and @lovecrochetcom on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter when you’re sharing project pictures.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the CAL Central Facebook group or the CAL Central Ravelry group.
  • By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 15 wonderful projects to gift or keep.
  • Use one of these buttons below on your Ravelry project pages or elsewhere on social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 designers, 15 free crochet patterns, great prizes!

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 designers, 15 free crochet patterns, great prizes!

2018 Holiday Stashdown CAL Schedule and Yarn List

The Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along has always been a mystery CAL where projects are kept secret until the date of release. This year, we decided to change things up by providing a yarn list ahead of time. Each pattern uses up to 3 skeins of Paintbox Yarns from LoveCrochet. Exact colors and yarns are listed next to each designer’s date, but you’ll still be surprised when the pattern is released. This will give you time to order yarn before the CAL starts, or, if you’re working from stash, to find a substitute. This list will be updated during the CAL to include links to each pattern as it is released.

2018 Holiday Stashdown CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway Prizes

Everybody knows that CAL Central gathers up the best crochet along prizes from around the web. This year will be no different! This post will be updated in September to include a full list of prizes.

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 designers, 15 free crochet patterns, great prizes!Enter the 2018 Holiday Stashdown CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway

Share your completed project pictures below by clicking the blue “Add your link” by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, January 7, 2019 to enter for your chance to win!

  • To enter the end-of-CAL giveaway for your chance to win one of the prizes listed above, share share a picture of your completed Holiday Stashdown CAL projects using the link up below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, January 7, 2019.
  • You may share one picture of each project you complete using a Holiday Stashdown CAL 2018 pattern. Each completed project will count as one entry in the giveaway.
  • You are not required to use a link to enter, but if you do, please link directly to the Ravelry project page, Instagram photo, or blog post, not to your main blog or profile. (If you’re new to InLinkz linkups, you can find a tutorial here.)
  • Giveaway winners will be chosen from these entries at random. Each will win one of the end-of-CAL giveaway prizes.
  • Don’t forget to join the fun in our Facebook and Ravelry groups, too! You can share as many pictures as you like in the groups, but only pictures submitted here will be entered in the giveaways.

This post will be updated in September to include the giveaway entry form.

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 designers, 15 free crochet patterns, great prizes!

Announcing the 2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along! | The Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along is the annual year-end crochet along hosted in the CAL Central Facebook and Ravelry groups. We’ve brought together fifteen of the top crochet designers out there to bring you free crochet patterns for winter holiday gifts and decorations. Join us to make great gifts, chat with other crocheters, and enter to win fabulous prizes! #calcentralcrochet #holidaystashdown #undergroundcrafter #freecrochetpattern

6 Comments

  1. July 28, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    Sounds like fun! I already have the owl blanket pattern and want to make it.

  2. Janet
    July 29, 2018 / 7:21 am

    Ready for this

  3. Wendy
    July 29, 2018 / 11:03 am

    I just ordered some yarn for a few of the projects.
    I searched and searched for 302, Champagne White, but it was listed under 102… hope it’s the same thing!
    Anxious to try this Paintbox Yarn and the CAL’s!

  4. August 3, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    What a wonderful idea! Everything sounds exciting and I hope I can join in!

  5. Brenda
    August 3, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    Can’t wait to started.

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