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. Sixteen of our favorite companies are providing prizes for our end-of-CAL giveaway. 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! Some of our favorite companies are providing sixteen prizes for sixteen different winners! Read on for more details about the prizes and how to enter for your chance to win.

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - 60 shades of Paintbox Yarns prize

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - Kelly Connor Designs personalized crochet project bag prize

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - Mountain Street Arts customized sew-in labels prize

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - crochet hook by Polymer Clay Shed prize

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - Search Press North America crochet book bundle prize

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - Unicorn Fibre 4 ounce set with unicorn plush prize

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - Clover USA prize - Clover Amour Hook Gift Set and Pom Pom Maker Bundle

  • One winner will receive a 1-year membership to I Like Crochet’s all access Gold Club. This includes access to the Magazine Club, with 6 brand new bi-monthly issues and access to a library of 600+ patterns and tutorials; the Collections Club with 11 pattern collections with 7 patterns each; Crochet Along community events; and more. Show your support by following I Like Crochet on their Website | Facebook | G+ | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter.

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - I Like Crochet Gold Club membership prize

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - Handmade Home Fibers prize

  • One winner will receive three hand-turned crochet hooks in sizes H, I, and J made from three species of natural, exotic wood from HenPeckedHooks. You can see an example of Bridgette’s hooks below. Show your support by following Bridgette on Etsy | Facebook.

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - HenPeckedHooks prize

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - OttLite LED Bluetooth Speaker Lamp prize

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - You Silly Duffer Crochet Love Enamel Pin Set prize

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - Clover USA prize - Teapot Stitch Markers by Ida Herter prize

  • One winner will receive a digital copy their choice of 3 patterns from the forthcoming Autumn Glory Collection from Annie’s Signature Designs. This collection features more than 25 beautiful crochet patterns. You can see a sampling in the picture below. Show your support by following Annie’s on their Website | Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube.

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - Annie's Autumn Glory crochet collection prize

  • One winner will receive a choice of a handmade crochet hook case from Epidendrom Designs. You can see an example of Lydia’s crochet hook cases below. Show your support by following Lydia on Etsy.

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - Epidendron Designs crochet hook case prize

2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central - 15 free crochet patterns by 15 designers and 17 prizes - Leisure Arts crochet book bundle prizeContinue on to learn how to enter the giveaway for your chance to win one of these fabulous prizes!

Enter the 2018 Holiday Stashdown CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway

  • This is the end-of-CAL giveaway for the 2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along. The Crochet Along is hosted by CAL Central and the giveaway is organized by Underground Crafter.
  • To enter the end-of-CAL giveaway for one of the prizes described above, share one picture of each project you completed using a 2018 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Alon pattern by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, January 7, 2019. Each completed project will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • If you do not wish to share a project picture, you may also enter by mailing a letter with your name, the name of the CAL, and your email address (so we can contact you if you win) to Underground Crafter, Planetarium Station, P.O. Box 340, New York, NY 10024 USA. The letter must be received by Monday, January 7, 2019 to be eligible to win this end-of-CAL giveaway.
  • You are not required to use a link to enter, but if you do, please link directly to the project on your blog/Ravelry/Instagram and not to your main page. If you are new to InLinkz Link Ups, you can find a tutorial here.
  • Sixteen 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 two weeks to claim their prizes. If winners do not respond within two weeks, prizes will be awarded to alternates.
  • By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to share your contact information with InLinkz and/or Underground Crafter. You can read the InLinkz Privacy Policy here and the Underground Crafter Privacy Policy here to understand how this information is used.
  • The names of winners will be made available in list form by request from Underground Crafter.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide, except where prohibited by law.
  • 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.


 

18 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.

  6. Diomerina
    October 29, 2018 / 11:37 pm

    Hola!!! Que genial , me encantaría participar!!!

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