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Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Material List

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Material List

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Material List

Crochet with Me... Winter 2017 CAL.. Material List

I am so excited this year to present you with my 4th Crochet with Me… Winter 2017 CAL!!!!  This is a mystery afghan and to see prior years click on the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the site!!

You may be new to Crochet Alongs… So here is how it will work…

There is no need to join ~ But if you like to get it in your emails, you will see a box in the right hand sidebar ~Stay connected…. Enter your email and click on the “Subscribe Now” .. then you will receive the post by email…  I will be posting a section of the pattern once a week,,, Or you can tune in each Monday on my website!!We all make it and in about 12 weeks we will all have beautiful afghans!!

You will need approximately 3500 yards of worsted weight yarn. You can use as many colors as you like, but I suggest 4-6 colors.  We will be using an I hook..  That’s it for materials!!!!

This year I have a couple of surprises!!

I will be using Red Heart Yarns ~ With Love in White, Hot Pink, Blue Hawaii, Jadeite, Papaya and Aubergine!!

**Color A – Papaya     Color B –  Aubergine     Color C – White     Color D – Jadeite     Color E – Hot Pink     Color F – Blue Hawaii**

Red Heart Yarns has been kind enough to give all my fans doing the CAL a 15% discount on their website for their purchase… WOW.. Thank you Red Heart!!!  All you need to do is head to red heart.com and enter LOVECAL15 then you will receive 15%  off orders of E400 With Love between January 16 and January 31.


Another great bonus of joining the Crochet with Me.. Winter 2017 CAL… This year we have a Facebook group dedicated to making our mystery afghan!!!  It will be a place to post progress pics, ask questions and have a ton of fun.. I hope you will join in!!  Just Click Here and head over to Facebook… then Click the Join button and we will get you added!! Since I work a day job(lol) it may take a bit for me to catch all the approvals… But I would love to have a ton of us join!!

One more great thing…..

Red Heart Yarns is sponsoring a lovely yarn Giveaway worth $50...  By participating in the CAL and finishing your afghan in the allotted time… You will be eligible for the giveaway.. More details on the rules to come!!

$50 prize pack August 2016

Yarn colors for final package may vary. Included will be

  • 1 ball Gleam
  • 1 ball Irresistible
  • 1 ball Unforgettable Waves
  • 1 ball Sweet
  • 1 ball Fashion Soft
  • 1 ball Strata
  • 1 ball Scrubby Sparkle
  • 1 ball Chunky Soft

I am so excited to get started… So grab your yarn and hooks and join me next Monday for Week 1 Instructions!!

Spread the word… The more the merrier!!

Also stay connected on





Happy Crocheting!!



Crochet with Me… Winter 2017 CAL!!  Coming Soon…

Crochet with Me… Winter 2017 CAL!! Coming Soon…

If you have joined me the last 3 years for the Crochet With Me,,, Crochet Alongs…  This year will be just as amazing…

If this is your first year… We will be making our 2017 CAL Surprise Design Afghan starting in just a couple of weeks!!


Stay turned for the schedule and materials list in the next couple of weeks and this year I have some great surprises for you… There will be a Giveaway sponsored by Red Heart Yarns and for all of my fans participating… A special discount code for your yarn at Red Heart Yarns too!!

I can’t wait to get started!!

Happy Crocheting!!



Summer 2016 Crochet Along… Sunshine & Shells Hat – Week 3!

Summer 2016 Crochet Along… Sunshine & Shells Hat – Week 3!

Summer 2016 Crochet Along

Summer 2016 CAL

Week 3 of or Summer 2016 CAL!! I love this hat and hope you do too!!

This week we will be crocheting the brim and shaping the hat…  Let’s get started!!


Change to G Hook or 1 size smaller hook

Row 15:     Working in Front Loops only for this row, Ch 1, 2 Sc in first St, Sc in next 7 Sts, *2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 7 Sts*, Repeat * * around, Join.  72 Sc

Row 16 & 17:    Ch 1 Sc in first St, Sc around. Join. = 72 Sc

Row 18:    Ch 1, 2 Sc in first St, Sc in next 8 Sts, * 2 Sc in next St,  Sc in next 8 Sts*, Repeat around. Join. 80 Sc

Row 19:    Ch 1 Sc in first St, Sc around. Join. = 80 Sc

Row 20:    Ch 1, 2 Sc in first St, Sc in next 9 Sts, * 2 Sc in next St,  Sc in next 9 Sts*, Repeat around. Join. 88 Sc

Row 21-23:    Ch 1 Sc in first St, Sc around. Join. = 88 Sc

Finish off and weave in tail.


To shape your hat… With your hands on the inside of the hat, slightly press in an outward motion with each hand in an opposite direction…  Move around the inside of your hat slightly stretching it… Next place the hat on your head and slightly pull the brim in an outward direction with the middle rows of the brim… Moving around the brim until the size and shape are suitable.  To see a visual tutorial you can watch my Facebook Live Video titled Summer 2016 CAL… Week 2 Chat!  

Adjusting the Brim Size

If you would like to make the brim wider add additional rows after row 17. Then continue with the rest of the pattern.

Thank you for joining me for this years Summer 2016 Crochet Along!!!  I hope you enjoy your hat!!!  Make sure to join me next week on Facebook for my Live Video Broadcast and share your CAL Photos!!

Happy Crocheting!!


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