Announcing the Second Annual Washcloth Crochet Along!

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The Washcloth Crochet Along is the third crochet along of 2019 hosted in the CAL Central Facebook and Ravelry groups. We’ve brought together ten of the top crochet designers out there to bring you free crochet patterns for washcloths. Five of our favorite companies are providing prizes for our end-of-CAL giveaway. Join us to make pretty and useful washcloth projects to scrub and relax with, chat with other crocheters, and enter to win fabulous prizes!

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This is the main post for 2019 Washcloth crochet along. Read on for more details including:

  • How the 2019 Washcloth Crochet Along Works,
  • How To Join the 2019 Washcloth CAL,
  • 2019 Washcloth Crochet Along Schedule,
  • 2019 Washcloth CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway Prizes, and
  • Enter the 2019 Washcloth CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway.

How the 2019 Washcloth Crochet Along Works

Every Monday from June 17 through August, 2019, we’ll share a free crochet pattern for a washcloth! You can make pretty and useful washcloth projects to keep, for gifts, or to donate to charity while chatting with other crocheters in our groups and sharing your projects to win giveaway prizes!

Athena’s Elements, Chickadee Sewing & Crochet, Leisure Arts, LoveCrafts, and Navi’s Handmade are providing nine prizes for our end-of-CAL giveaway. Each will win one of the prizes listed below. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget in this post (scroll down for details) by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, August 26, 2019 to enter for your chance to win!

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How To Join the 2019 Washcloth 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 #CALCentral on all social media. If you use Paintbox Yarns for your project, tag @paintboxyarns and use #paintboxyarns, too.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the CAL Central Facebook group or visit this thread in the CAL Central Ravelry group.
  • By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 10 awesome projects. Make adorable softies while having fun with us!
  • 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.
2019 Washcloth Crochet Along with CAL Central via Underground Crafter

2019 Washcloth Crochet Along Schedule

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

2019 Washcloth CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway Prizes

We work hard to find the best crochet along prizes from around the web for each CAL Central Crochet Along. Read on for more details about the prizes and how to enter for your chance to win one of nine prizes!

Athena’s Elements will provide one lucky winner with a crochet yarn tote with supply organizer and WIP project holder with clear pocket, two sets of ergonomic crochet hooks, and yarn needles. Show your support by following Athena’s Elements on Amazon | Facebook.

2019 Washcloth Crochet Along with CAL Central via Underground Crafter - Athena's Elements prize

Chickadee Sewing & Crochet is providing one winner with a choice of any of her beautiful, handmade locking stitch marker sets with a storage tin or 3 sets of buttons (10 per set). Show your support by following Chickadee Sewing & Crochet on Etsy | Facebook | Instagram.

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Leisure Arts is providing one winner with A Dishcloth a Month, Potholders and Dishcloths, and The Little Encyclopedia of Dishcloths. your support by following Leisure Arts on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

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LoveCrafts is providing one winner with a choice of any in-stock 10 ball pack of Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK. Show your support by following LoveCrafts on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

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Navi’s Handmade is providing five lucky winners with a bar of luxurious, handmade Coffee and Cocoa soap. This soap made completely from scratch using fresh brewed coffee. Show your support by following Navi on Facebook.

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Continue on to learn how to enter the giveaway for your chance to win one of these fabulous prizes!

Enter the 2019 Washcloth CAL End-of-CAL Giveaway

  • This is the end-of-CAL giveaway for the 2019 Washcloth 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 Monday, August 26, 2019.
  • Nine winners will be chosen from the remaining entries at random to win one of the prizes from Athena’s Elements, Chickadee Sewing & Crochet, Leisure Arts, LoveCrafts, and Navi’s Handmade. 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 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.
  • 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!
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Book Review: Grannies in Bloom

Book Review: Grannies in Bloom crochet pattern collection by Leisure Arts via Underground CrafterIn today’s Granny Square Month post, I’m sharing a review of granny afghan pattern collection, along with your chance to win a copy.

Granny Square Month 2018 on Underground Crafter ] 30 days of granny square patterns, inspiration, and giveaways!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. A free review copy of Grannies in Bloom was provided to me by Leisure Arts. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions.

Book Review

Grannies in Bloom is a collection of 6 motif blanket patterns. The booklet includes 5 patterns made with squares and 1 made with hexagons. Each pattern includes a shopping list with yarn listed generically by weight and color, crochet hook size, and gauge information. 5 of the patterns also include a stitch guide describing special stitches within the pattern. The patterns are written in US pattern abbreviations. 4 of the patterns also include assembly diagrams. As the name suggests, all of the patterns include some type of floral motif and some also include detailed borders. The back of the booklet has a General Instructions section with a glossary of pattern abbreviations, symbols, and terms; information about getting gauge, yarn weights, and hook sizes; and written and illustrated instructions for different joins, the adjustable (magic) loop, crocheting in the front loops only, and changing colors. The last page of the booklet lists all of the yarns used for the patterns, including the brand names and color numbers.

Grannies in Bloom is a portable booklet. At 32 pages long and about the size of a piece of letter paper, it will fit into a larger project bag (which, of course, you’d need if you were making a blanket!). It easily lays flat so you can read while you crochet. Some of the designs are the traditional floral afghans that you may have in your pattern collection, but the Filet Floral and Checkerboard Floral patterns are much more unique, while the lacy border on Classic Shells is very beautiful. The booklet doesn’t have a Ravelry page, but you can see all the designs here on Leisure Arts.

If you enjoy crocheting blankets and using motifs, this is a nice collection with a good mix of classic and modern styles to try out.

knit baby afghans

Giveaway

Book Review: Grannies in Bloom crochet pattern collection by Leisure Arts via Underground Crafter - giveawayHas reading my review of Grannies in Bloom got you excited to get your hands on a copy? Well, the nice folks at Leisure Arts have set one aside for a lucky winner.

This giveaway is open to readers in the United States, except where prohibited by law. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, July 2, 2018. One winner will be chosen at random from the entries submitted via the Rafflecopter widget. The winner will receive a copy of Grannies in Bloom, courtesy of Leisure Arts. Good luck!

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Book Review: Scrappy Afghans

Scrappy Afghans: 8 Colorful Crochet Projects to Work Through Your Yarn Stash by Leisure Arts via Underground CrafterIn today’s Granny Square Month post, I’m sharing a review of a crochet blanket pattern collection along with a giveaway for your chance to win your own copy, so read on for details.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. A free review copy of Scrappy Afghans was provided to me by Leisure Arts. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions.

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Book Review

Scrappy Afghans is a collection of eight crochet blanket patterns that can be made with yarn leftover from other projects. The booklet is as a tall as a piece of letter paper, but it’s very slender so you can fit it into a larger project bag. The booklet includes five motif patterns (including two granny square blankets, a mitered square blanket, a triangle motif blanket, and a “tumbling blocks” blanket), two one-piece blankets, and a blanket made in strips.

All eight patterns are rated at the easy skill level, and each pattern includes a list of materials (including yarn listed by weight and yardage, hook, and additional supplies) and information about gauge. Half of the patterns include assembly diagrams, and half of the patterns include information about special stitches or techniques with an illustration. Each pattern also includes a large picture of the blanket. Patterns are written in US pattern abbreviations. The booklet ends with a General Instructions section that includes a glossary of pattern abbreviations, a list of symbols and terms, information about gauge, a crochet hook size chart, and 2 pages of written and illustrated instructions for techniques and joins used in more than one pattern. The final page includes information about the specific yarns used for each project.

This booklet is bound with two staples so you can easily read while crocheting. The combination of construction methods is pretty diverse and while all the blankets can be made scrappy, they could also be made with planned colors. If you have a giant collection of partially used skeins of yarn (and who doesn’t?) and you like to crochet blankets, check out this collection of simple patterns that are suitable for a range of home decorating styles.


Giveaway

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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 Monday, June 25, 2018. One winner will be chosen at random from the entries submitted via the Rafflecopter widget. The winner will receive a copy of Scrappy Afghans, courtesy of Leisure Arts. Good luck!

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Book Review: Grannies Gone Wild

Grannies Gone Wild crochet pattern booklet review and giveaway on Underground CrafterIn today’s Granny Square Month post, I’m sharing a review of a portable granny square pattern collection along with a giveaway for your chance to win your own copy, so read on for details.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. A free review copy Grannies Gone Wild was provided to me by Leisure Arts. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions.

Granny Square Month 2018 on Underground Crafter ] 30 days of granny square patterns, inspiration, and giveaways!

Book Review

Grannies Gone Wild is a collection of 6 granny square afghan and wrap patterns made with Caron Simply Soft yarn. The booklet is about the size of a piece of letter paper folded in half, so you can easily fit it into even a small project bag. The collection includes 4 blankets and 2 wraps. All of the patterns are rated as easy, except for the first pattern for the Go Check on Granny blanket, which is rated as experienced.

Each pattern includes a skill level, a list of materials information about gauge, and a list of abbreviations and stitches used. Four of the patterns also include assembly diagrams. Each pattern includes one picture.

This booklet is bound with two staples so you can easily read while crocheting. It’s a pretty straightforward book of patterns, and it’s ideal for a crocheter who likes to crochet motifs on the go or who is a fan of Caron Simply Soft yarn. If you have a lot of pattern booklets or an extensive granny square book collection, you may not find something new here in the smaller motifs. However, I do believe that most crocheters will find the Go Check on Granny blanket to be an interesting twist on the classic granny square, and it’s also made in one piece.

Crochet Circular Afghans

Giveaway

Grannies Gone Wild crochet pattern booklet review and giveaway on Underground CrafterAfter reading my review, are you ready to add Grannies Gone Wild to your collection? The nice folks at Leisure Arts have offered a giveaway for us!

This giveaway is open to readers in the United States, except where prohibited by law. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, June 18, 2018. One winner will be chosen at random from the entries submitted via the Rafflecopter widget. The winner will receive a copy of Grannies Gone Wild, courtesy of Leisure Arts. Good luck!

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Book Review: Motif Afghans by Candi Jensen

I’m be sharing a review for granny square afghan pattern booklet with five patterns as part of the second annual Granny Square Month, a 30-day celebration of the granny square. Celebrations are more fun with giveaways, so there will also be an opportunity for you to win a copy!

Granny Square Month 2018 on Underground Crafter ] 30 days of granny square patterns, inspiration, and giveaways!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. A free review copy of Motif Afghans by Candi Jensen was provided to me by Leisure Arts. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions.

Book Review

Motif Afghans by Candi Jensen is a portable crochet pattern booklet. It’s about the size of a piece of letter paper folded in half, so it’s easy to put into your project bag. As the name suggests, the booklet includes five patterns for motif blankets, including two made with hexagons (including the one pictured on the cover), two made with squares, and a granny ripple.

Each pattern includes the skill level; a “shopping list” of supplies including yarn listed by weight and color, crochet hook size, and yarn needle; the size and gauge information; instructions for working the motifs; and instructions for seaming and finishing. Three of the patterns also include assembly diagrams.

The end of the booklet includes a guide to pattern abbreviations; a crochet hook size chart; definitions of each skill level; a guide to yarn weights; and the list of actual yarns (including brand name and color number) used to make the samples.

Each pattern includes at least one large picture and most include several pictures.

This booklet includes several classic granny patterns and would be a good “on-the-go” project booklet for crocheters who like to make simple motif patterns. The Ravelry page for this booklet only includes three of the patterns, but you can get an idea of what the patterns look like there. If you already have many granny square books in your collection, you may not need this one, but the portability is great for traveling with your crochet.

Giveaway

So, are you ready to get your hands on a copy of Motif Afghans?

This giveaway is open to readers in the United States, except where prohibited by law. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, June 11, 2018. One winner will be chosen at random from the entries submitted via the Rafflecopter widget. The winner will receive a copy of Motif Afghans by Candi Jensen, courtesy of Leisure Arts. Good luck!Motif Afghans

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