Choose Your Own 2017 CAL – Month 1 – JANUARY PILLOWS

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Are you excited?! The New Year is almost here and this means it is time to begin another year of Crochet-Alongs! For our Crochet With Us CAL Group we have decided to do CALs a little bit differently this year – almost like a “Choose Your Own 2017 CAL” adventure.

We recently polled you to ask you which types of projects you were most interested in and from your answers we are going to create 1 year of monthly CALs you can participate in. Best part is – each month we will give you 3 projects to choose from and you get to vote for your favorite. This will decide the pattern we will make for the month.

Also, because so many of you have asked,  we will try our best to make sure the projects you get to choose from are available on Ravelry. This way you can add project pages for each one you crochet!

This month the selection process will be a little bit rushed…all in just a few days…

Going forward, we will share the 3 possible projects with you on the 2nd Saturday of the month (so for February, pop by on January 14th!). You will have 1 week to choose your favorite and to vote before we will announce the CAL project on the 3rd Saturday of the month. The February 2017 CAL Project will be announced on January 21st. This leaves you with a little over a week to gather the supplies you will need to make the project. Then for the entire month of February we can work on the project, create your project pages and share your progress in the organized Event on CWU!

January 2017 CAL Theme: Crochet Pillows


Please choose from one of these 3 options:

Color Block Pillow Cover by Dianne Hunt

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (Medium Weight)
Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
Finished Size: 16.5 – 17 inch square
Closure: 12″ Zipper

Holiday Chevron Pillows by Jessie Rayot from Red Heart

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (Medium Weight)
Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
Finished Size: 16 inches square
Closure: (sewn shut completely) or Removeable with a 14″ zipper

Scrapalicious Cushion by Joanita Theron

Yarn: DK Weight Yarn
Hook: 3.5 mm (E)
Finished Size: 35 cm by 32 cm
Closure: Fold Over Flower Button

What you need to do:

  1. Vote by clicking on the image below for the pattern you want to make this month:

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Visit us on December 31st to find out which project was chosen!

The January 2017 CAL will begin on January 7th; join us here!

Remember you can favorite and queue all of these designs for later on Ravelry!

That way if your favorite project wasn’t selected to be worked on in the group you can still work on it at a later date! It could even become a future CAL project if there is interest!

Join CWU CAL Group on Facebook!



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