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12 (Mostly Free) Crochet Patterns for a Summer Gathering

Monday, June 25, 2018


I'm Marie from Underground Crafter and I'm here to share a roundup of seasonal crochet patterns designed by Crochet Guild of America members. This month's theme is a summer gathering because there are so many of those to look forward to in the summertime.


This roundup includes patterns for baskets, place settings, cozies, and more. All images are © the respective designer or publisher and are used with permission.

12 (Mostly Free) Crochet Patterns for a Summer Gathering

Roundup by Underground Crafter

Left column, from top to bottom:

Center column, from top to bottom:
  • Americana Star Table Runner, free crochet pattern by Cristin Berrafato for Red Heart: This star motif project would add a vibrant touch to any table.
  • I Am Sam Glasses Holder, free crochet pattern by Trifles N Treasures: This whimsical little amigurumi character is perfect for keeping your sunglasses safe when you switch to your night glasses.
  • Patriotic Pants Gift Basket, premium crochet pattern by Blackstone Designs: Pack a host(ess) gift for your next summer party in this unique gift basket.
  • Striped Can Cozy, free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home: This simple project is great for keeping condensation from bottled or canned drinks from staining furniture.


Right column, from top to bottom:


I hope you enjoyed this roundup! You can find more project inspiration on my Crochet for Home Pinterest Board.

Breath of Life Shawl CAL - Week 2

Section 2 of the Breath of Life shawl has been added to the pattern! If you're just joining us you can get all the info about the CAL, including a complete schedule and links to previous posts HERE.





This week you'll be working on section 2, which is a different stitch pattern. We will finish our crocheting, then next week we'll do all the finishing. 


The pattern is free so it's not too late to join us!


Head over to the Breath of Life pattern for the CAL instructions. 

Join in the crochet-a-long and share your progress with other crocheters.

  • Get more information about this crochet-a-long here.
  • Stop by our Ravelry group or Facebook group to chat or ask questions. We can’t wait to see your progress! 
  • Ravelry members can also add the pattern to your Ravelry favorites.
  • Share your progress on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal and #cgoacal 


Kristine


CGOA Chain Link Conference 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The 2018 CGOA Chain Link Conference is fast approaching and I can’t wait! This year will be the fifth conference I have attended since I joined CGOA five years ago. What keeps me coming back year after year…the classes, the inspiration, the friendship possibilities, and the always-spectacular marketplace. A huge bonus…the location of this years’ conference – Portland, OR.



Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate/expert crocheter…extrovert or introvert…you will find the conference to be a great experience.

CLASSES ARE VARIED in experience levels and interests…from learning new crochet techniques (too many classes to mention)…to Simplifying Symbol Crochet or Math for Crocheters…from Customizing your Crochet or Beading Three Ways…to Drop Spindle or Home Dyeing Safe and Simple. For a quick class listing, which includes the experience level, visit: https://www.crochet.org/page/CL18ClassList

When not in classes, why not check out the MARKETPLACE? For attendees, there is a preview on Thursday evening so you can check it out before it opens to the public. The Marketplace is open to everyone Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm/5 pm. Plenty of time to get in some shopping between visiting with friends, attending classes, and checking out the area.

DESIGN COMPETITION is open to all CGOA Members. Do you have a project you designed that you would like to enter? This year there are 6 categories…Fashion, Accessories, Home Décor & Afghans, Artistic Expression, and Thread Crochet. The deadline is fast approaching…June 30, so don’t delay if you would like to enter: https://www.crochet.org/general/custom.asp?page=DesignCompetition



There is so much more I could talk about regarding this years’ conference, however, why not check out the complete schedule of events at: https://www.crochet.org/page/CL18Schedule

One last item to mention…beautiful PORTLAND, OR that sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers with the backdrop of the amazing Mount Hood.  There are so many sites and possibilities...from Powell's City of Books to Lan Su Chinese Garden, from the Oregon Zoo to Voodoo Doughnut, and much more. https://www.travelportland.com/things-to-do/activities-attractions/

See you in Portland, OR




Breath of Life Shawl - Week 1

Monday, June 18, 2018

Welcome back to the Breath of Life shawl crochet-a-long! If you're just joining us you can get all the info about the CAL, including a complete schedule and links to previous posts HERE.





This week you'll be working the first section of the shawl. Section 1 uses your first yarn choice and will have 4 rows to learn. Once you get the hang of the pattern you'll be able to do it without the instructions. 


Head over to the Breath of Life shawl pattern for the CAL instructions. 

Join in the crochet-a-long and share your progress with other crocheters.


  • Get more information about this crochet-a-long here.
  • Stop by our Ravelry group or Facebook group to chat or ask questions. We can’t wait to see your progress! 
  • Ravelry members can also add the pattern to your Ravelry favorites.
  • Share your progress on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal and #cgoacal 

Kristine 

Breath of Life Shawl CAL

Friday, June 15, 2018

It's late spring, technically almost summer, so it's time for a new crochet-a-long! The Breath of Life shawl will be a free CAL hosted here, with the instructions over at Ambassador Crochet. It is a fairly quick project so you will be able to wear your new shawl in a couple weeks. 







Getting Started


It's finally here! The Breath of Life Shawl is a lightweight shawl, perfect for spring or summer temps. It is worked with simple stitch combinations that create an eye catching design. Today's section will include a materials list, gauge, special stitches, as well as dates. 



CAL Schedule


The link to the actual pattern instructions is here: Breath of Life CAL

Upcoming Dates:

June 15th - Getting Started (this post)
June 18th - CAL begins
June 25th - Week 2 / Color 2
July 2nd - Finishing



Head over to the Breath of Life Shawl post for yarn info, gauge swatch, and more. 



Join us on Social Media


Don't forget to join the fun in our CGOA CAL group on Facebook. You can ask questions, connect with others working on the CAL, see project photos, and more. If you want to share photos of your work, please use hashtag #CGOACals - we'd love to see your projects. 




Giveaways & Sponsors:


We will be adding our sponsors and giveaways shortly. Please come back soon to check them out! 



Kristine Mullen
Ambassador Crochet

 
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