Giveaway: Crochet Guild of America Membership

Proud Supporter of the Crochet Guild of AmericaWelcome to Day 7 of my Seventh Blogiversary Celebration! You can get all the details here. In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a giveaway for an annual membership to one of my favorite organizations, the Crochet Guild of America!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links.

I’ve been a member of the Crochet Guild of America for a decade or so, and I’m so glad I joined. I’ve met some wonderful people, used great discounts for buying crochet supplies, and, when I was starting my crochet business, I even got one-to-one mentoring for free from a professional member. For the past five years, I’ve also been volunteering with the CGOA in different ways. For about three years, I wrote crochet book reviews for the Crochet Guild of America’s blog, and since 2016, I’ve been writing monthly guest posts. You can find all of my CGOA Now! blog posts here. Earlier this year, Tamara from Moogly and Linda from Linda Dean Crochet somehow convinced me asked me to chair the newsletter committee, so now I’ve got that going for me, too.

Since being a part of this organization has done so much for me, I thought I would end my seventh blogiversary week of giveaways by paying it forward! I’m giving away one annual membership to the Crochet Guild of America (and, by the way, in spite of the name it is actually an international organization). You can read more about the benefits of joining here, but some of the highlights are:

  • A free, annual subscription to Crochet! Magazine,
  • The member newsletter, “Chain Link” (which I’m now editing!),
  • An exclusive booklet of patterns designed by the board members,
  • Discounts for classes and the marketplace at the CGOA Conference,
  • A members-only design competition with cash prizes, and
  • Lots of discounts! Including to Annie’s, Leisure Arts, and more!

Crochet Guild of America annual membership giveaway on Underground Crafter

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This giveaway is open to readers in the United States, except where prohibited by law. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, April 7, 2018. One winner will be chosen at random from the entries submitted via the Rafflecopter widget. The winner will receive an annual individual membership to the Crochet Guild of America. Good luck!

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long Part 5: Morse Code Stitch

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016Welcome to Part 5 of the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf crochet-a-long! (If you’re just learning about the CAL, you can find all the details and links to prior posts here.)

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

I have been seeing some beautiful scarf pictures on Facebook, Instagram, and Ravelry, so keep those coming! It is wonderful to see the variety of color options you are all choosing.

I was in Los Angeles for a blogging conference a few days ago and I was showing off my sample of the scarf. Here I am with Freddie Prinze, Jr., getting a free autographed copy of his new cookbook, Back to the Kitchen, at the Best Buy booth.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Heartland yarn | I had a chance to show off my sample at BlogHer16. Here I am with Freddie Prinze Jr. getting an autographed copy of his new cookbook, Back to the Kitchen.If you’d like to watch the video for this section, scroll down past the pattern.

You’re welcome to join in on the Crochet-a-Long.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016Share your progress on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal. Feel free to tag me – I’m Underground Crafter on Facebook, @ucrafter on Instagram and Twitter, and MarieInNYC on Ravelry.

Underground Crafter on Ravelry

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Part 5: Morse Code Stitch

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50Explore intermeshing crochet with this reversible sampler infinity cowl.

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 4” (10 cm) wide x 54” (137 cm) long (unblocked).

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 skeins ea in 174 Joshua Tree (CA) and 169 Shenandoah (CB), or approximately 175 yd (160 m) in ea of 2 contrasting colors in any medium weight yarn.

Shop for Lion Brand Heartland at your favorite retailer!

LeisureArts | Craftsy | Jo-Ann | Amazon

  • US J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Optional: 2 locking stitch markers.

Gauge

  • 17 sts x 8 rows (1A & 1B) in Staircase Stitch = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc/b – double crochet in back of ch-1 sp of alternate color piece
  • dc/f – double crochet in front of ch-1 sp of alternate color piece
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip st
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Save on Crochet and Knitting Supplies at CreateForLess!Pattern Instructions
Infinity Scarf

Part 1: Getting Started; Staircase Stitch is available here

Part 2: Divider Rows and Horizontal and Vertical Stitch is available here

Part 3: Chains and Spines Stitch is available here

Part 4: Grids and Columns Stitch is available here

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This intermeshing crochet sampler pattern includes video tutorials. Stitch 5: Morse Code StitchMorse Code Stitch

  • Turn, drop CB yarn to back of project.
  • Row 11A: With CA, ch 4, dc/b in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st) 3 times; ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 11B: With CB, ch 4, dc/b in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st) twice, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st) twice, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st) twice.
  • Turn, drop CB yarn to front of project.
  • Row 12A: With CA, ch 4, dc/f in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st) 3 times; ch 1, dc/b in next st, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 12B: With CB, ch 4, dc/f in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st: rep from * across.
  • Rep Rows 11-12 until piece measures approximately 8.5” (22 cm) from previous set of Divider Rows, ending after Row 12B.
  • Rep Divider Rows 3-4 once.

© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/08/08/layers-of-texture-infinity-scarf-part-5. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

 

Underground Crafter on RavelryRemember, you can join the CAL in the CGOA Ravelry group or CGOA CALs Facebook group. Don’t forget to add the pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites. And, you can spread the word on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal. Feel free to tag me – I’m Underground Crafter on Facebook, @ucrafter on Instagram and Twitter, and MarieInNYC on Ravelry.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long Part 4: Grids and Columns Stitch

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016Welcome to Part 4 of the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf crochet-a-long! (If you’re just learning about the CAL, you can find all the details and links to prior posts here.)

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

By now, you just may be feeling pretty confident about your intermeshing crochet, which is a great thing.

If you’d like to watch the video for this section, scroll down past the pattern.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - Part 4 (Grids and Columns Stitch) in Lion Brand Heartland yarnYou’re welcome to join in on the Crochet-a-Long.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016Share your progress on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal. Feel free to tag me – I’m Underground Crafter on Facebook, @ucrafter on Instagram and Twitter, and MarieInNYC on Ravelry.

Underground Crafter on RavelryI Like Crochet August 2016 issueLayers of Texture Infinity Scarf Part 4: Grids and Columns Stitch

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50Explore intermeshing crochet with this reversible sampler infinity cowl.

 

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 4” (10 cm) wide x 54” (137 cm) long (unblocked).

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 skeins ea in 174 Joshua Tree (CA) and 169 Shenandoah (CB), or approximately 175 yd (160 m) in ea of 2 contrasting colors in any medium weight yarn.

Shop for Lion Brand Heartland at your favorite retailer!

LeisureArts | Craftsy | Jo-Ann | Amazon

  • US J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Optional: 2 locking stitch markers.

Gauge

  • 17 sts x 8 rows (1A & 1B) in Staircase Stitch = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc/b – double crochet in back of ch-1 sp of alternate color piece
  • dc/f – double crochet in front of ch-1 sp of alternate color piece
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip st
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

CraftsyPattern Instructions
Infinity Scarf

Part 1: Getting Started; Staircase Stitch is available here

Part 2: Divider Rows and Horizontal and Vertical Stitch is available here

Part 3: Chains and Spines Stitch is available here

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This intermeshing crochet sampler pattern includes video tutorials. Stitch 4: Grids and Columns StitchGrids and Columns Stitch

  • Turn, drop CB yarn to back of project.
  • Row 9A: With CA, ch 4, dc/b in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st) 3 times; ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 9B: With CB, ch 4, dc/b in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st: rep from * across.
  • Turn, drop CB yarn to front of project.
  • Row 10A: With CA, ch 4, dc/f in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st) 3 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 10B: With CB, ch 4, dc/f in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st: rep from * across.
  • Rep Rows 9-10 until piece measures approximately 8.5” (22 cm) from previous set of Divider Rows, ending after Row 10B.
  • Rep Divider Rows 3-4 once.

© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/08/03/layers-of-texture-infinity-scarf-part-4/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Underground Crafter on RavelryRemember, you can join the CAL in the CGOA Ravelry group or CGOA CALs Facebook group. Don’t forget to add the pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites. And, you can spread the word on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal. Feel free to tag me – I’m Underground Crafter on Facebook, @ucrafter on Instagram and Twitter, and MarieInNYC on Ravelry.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long Part 3: Chains and Spines Stitch

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016Welcome to Part 3 of the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf crochet-a-long! (If you’re just learning about the CAL, you can find all the details and links to prior posts here.)

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

At the end of this stitch, you’ll be halfway through your scarf. I’m so happy to see so many crocheters picking up intermeshing crochet for the first time!

If you’d like to watch the video for this section, scroll down past the pattern.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - Part 3 (Chains and Spine Stitch) in Lion Brand Heartland yarnYou’re welcome to join in on the Crochet-a-Long.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016Share your progress on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal. Feel free to tag me – I’m Underground Crafter on Facebook, @ucrafter on Instagram and Twitter, and MarieInNYC on Ravelry.

Underground Crafter on Ravelry


Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Part 3: Chains and Spines Stitch

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50Explore intermeshing crochet with this reversible sampler infinity cowl.

 

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 4” (10 cm) wide x 54” (137 cm) long (unblocked).

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 skeins ea in 174 Joshua Tree (CA) and 169 Shenandoah (CB), or approximately 175 yd (160 m) in ea of 2 contrasting colors in any medium weight yarn.

Shop for Lion Brand Heartland at your favorite retailer!

LeisureArts | Craftsy | Jo-Ann | Amazon

  • US J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Optional: 2 locking stitch markers.

Gauge

  • 17 sts x 8 rows (1A & 1B) in Staircase Stitch = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc/b – double crochet in back of ch-1 sp of alternate color piece
  • dc/f – double crochet in front of ch-1 sp of alternate color piece
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip st
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions
Infinity Scarf

Part 1: Getting Started; Staircase Stitch is available here

Part 2: Divider Rows and Horizontal and Vertical Stitch is available here

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This intermeshing crochet sampler pattern includes video tutorials. Stitch 3: Chains and Spines StitchChains and Spines Stitch

  • Turn, drop CB yarn to back of project.
  • Row 7A: With CA, ch 4, dc/b in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st) 3 times; ch 1, dc/f in next st, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 7B: With CB, ch 4, dc/b in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st) twice, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st) twice, (ch 1, dc/f in next st) twice.
  • Turn, drop CB yarn to back of project.
  • Row 8A: With CA, ch 4, dc/f in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st) 3 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 8B: Rep 7B.
  • Rep Rows 7-8 until piece measures approximately 8.5” (22 cm) from previous set of Divider Rows, ending after Row 8B.
  • Rep Divider Rows 3-4 once.

© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/08/01/layers-of-texture-infinity-scarf-part-3. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Underground Crafter on RavelryRemember, you can join the CAL in the CGOA Ravelry group or CGOA CALs Facebook group. Don’t forget to add the pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites. And, you can spread the word on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal. Feel free to tag me – I’m Underground Crafter on Facebook, @ucrafter on Instagram and Twitter, and MarieInNYC on Ravelry.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long Part 2: Divider Rows and Horizontal and Vertical Stitch

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016Welcome to Part 2 of the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf crochet-a-long! (If you’re just learning about the CAL, you can find all the details and links to prior posts here.)

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

I’ve already seen some beautiful progress pictures so I can’t wait to see what you come up with for Part 2! Truth be told, this section is actually a bit easier than Part 1 (so perhaps it will be a welcome break).

If you’d like to watch the video tutorial for this section, scroll down past the pattern.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016

You’re welcome to join in on the Crochet-a-Long.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016

Underground Crafter on Ravelry

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Part 2: Divider Rows and Horizontal and Vertical Stitch

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50Explore intermeshing crochet with this reversible sampler infinity cowl.

 

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 4” (10 cm) wide x 54” (137 cm) long (unblocked).

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 skeins ea in 174 Joshua Tree (CA) and 169 Shenandoah (CB), or approximately 175 yd (160 m) in ea of 2 contrasting colors in any medium weight yarn.

Shop for Lion Brand Heartland at your favorite retailer!

LeisureArts | Craftsy | Jo-Ann | Amazon

  • US J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Optional: 2 locking stitch markers.

Gauge

  • 17 sts x 8 rows (1A & 1B) in Staircase Stitch = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc/b – double crochet in back of ch-1 sp of alternate color piece
  • dc/f – double crochet in front of ch-1 sp of alternate color piece
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip st
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Craftsy

Pattern Instructions
Infinity Scarf

Part 1: Getting Started; Staircase Stitch is available here

Divider Rows

  • Note: These rows create a division between stitch patterns and are not interlocked.
  • Turn, drop CB yarn to back of project.
  • Row 3A: With CA, ch 4, dc/f in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st; rep from * across, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 3B: With CB, ch 4, dc/b in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st; rep from * across.
  • Turn, drop CB yarn to front of project.
  • Row 4A: With CA, ch 4, dc/b in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st; rep from * across, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 4B: With CB, ch 4, dc/f in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st; rep from * across.

Horizontal and Vertical Stitch

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This intermeshing crochet sampler pattern includes video tutorials. Stitch 2: Horizontal and Vertical Stitch

  • Turn, drop CB yarn to back of project.
  • Row 5A: With CA, ch 4, dc/b in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st; rep from * across, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 5B: With CB, ch 4, dc/b in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st; rep from * across.
  • Turn, drop CB yarn to front of project.
  • Row 6A: With CA, ch 4, dc/f in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st; rep from * across, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 6B: With CB, ch 4, dc/f in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Rows 5-6 until piece measures approximately 8.5” (22 cm) from previous set of Divider Rows, ending after Row 6B.
  • Rep Divider Rows 3-4 once.

© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/07/27/layers-of-texture-infinity-scarf-crochet-a-long-part-2. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Underground Crafter on RavelryRemember, you can join the CAL in the CGOA Ravelry group or CGOA CALs Facebook group. Don’t forget to add the pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites. And, you can spread the word on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal. Feel free to tag me – I’m Underground Crafter on Facebook, @ucrafter on Instagram and Twitter, and MarieInNYC on Ravelry.