Across the Board CAL: Think Crochet

Monday, April 11, 2016

Welcome to Part 4 of our Across the Board CAL! For those of you just joining, everything you need to know about the CAL can be found on this post.

This segment is brought to you by Knitter's Pride, a company who prides themselves on producing high quality knit and crochet supplies. They are providing us with their Waves Crochet Hook Set for this segment's giveaway. The 9 hooks are aluminum with soft color coded grips in a faux leather case with see-through vinyl. Bonus: There are no shipping restrictions on this prize, so international crocheters may feel free to enter!

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This segment's strip is Think Crochet by Marcy Smith, editor of Interweave Crochet.

“This Tunisian intarsia strip is all ready to express your own deep crochet thoughts. Or, if you prefer, stitch up a strip that incorporates repeats of the Floralish motif in one or more colors and maybe add your own initials at the end of the strips to "sign" your afghan.”

Don't let the technique intimidate you if you've never tried Tunisian--now's the time to start! What better time to learn a new technique than during a CAL, when you have a whole community of crocheters to turn to for help! The pattern is on page 8 of the Across the Board 2015 booklet.

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*Special thanks goes out to Red Heart for donating the yarn that was used in the pattern book!


  1. I can't wait for the CGOA conference!

  2. I love this blog, so glad I found it!

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  4. my favorite size is I as I like to crochet with worsted weight

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  6. size 1.75 for thread , size 4.5 for basic stuff and 9 for bulky

  7. I use my H-hook and size 7 steel hook the most


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