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French Press CAL Exclusive Products REVEALED

**UPDATE** French Press CAL Registration is open through Monday, September 9th. Click here to register!

The response to last week’s announcement of the French Press CAL totally blew me away. I can barely keep myself from opening registration today instead of Friday! To hold us all over just a bit longer (4 more days, to be exact), here are some collaborative items you can only get as part of the French Press Crochet Along.

1 – French Press Cardi Yarn Kit from Montana Crochet

Join the French Press Crochet Along to make the French Press Cardi, a new design from TL Yarn Crafts. Registration opens August 30th on TLYarnCrafts.com. |TLYCBlog.com

Ashley of Montana Crochet is the true catalyst of this epic event and the French Press Cardi design would not have happened if it weren’t for her amazing yarn and magnetic personality.

Hand-dyed yarn kits will be available in our latte-inspired CAL colors, Turmeric (left), Mocha (center), and Matcha (right). There will be a limited number of kits in each color, and the kits are customized for the three different sizes offered in the pattern.

The official yarn for the crochet along is Ashley’s Aran Tweed base, which is 85% superwash merino wool and 15% Donegal nep. The yarn itself is insanely squishy and has a loose ply, making the stitches of the French Press Cardi stand out just enough to be seen without being overpowering. The tonal dye method Ashley uses is so unique to her brand, makers on Instagram noticed it immediately when I teased it earlier this month.

I’m so excited to work up my cardigan in the Turmeric colorway. Which do you love the most?

2 – Handmade Ergonomic Crochet Hooks from Harper Baby Hooks

Join the French Press Crochet Along to make the French Press Cardi, a new design from TL Yarn Crafts. Registration opens August 30th on TLYarnCrafts.com. |TLYCBlog.com

It wouldn’t be a TL Yarn Crafts crochet along without gorgeous crochet hooks, am I right?! I had the pleasure of meeting Angie of Harper Baby Hooks at a maker’s retreat earlier this year and I fell in love with her polymer clay handled crochet hooks. Each hook is hand-sculped and designed to fit perfectly in your hand for hours of comfortable crocheting.

Angie went above and beyond for our event, designing not one but THREE beautiful hooks just for us! Inspired by the CAL colorways, there is a hook to compliment the Mocha, Turmeric, and Matcha theme. The resulting hooks look like cream swirling in an irresistible latte.

Join the French Press Crochet Along to make the French Press Cardi, a new design from TL Yarn Crafts. Registration opens August 30th on TLYarnCrafts.com. |TLYCBlog.com

French Press CAL hooks will be available in both inline and tapered styles so you can choose what works best for you. Aside from the awesome colors, you’ll want to get your hands on these just to see how they shine. Trust me, the finishing on these hooks is something you can only truly appreciate in person. The French Press Cardi uses 2 hook sizes (6.5mm and 5.5mm) – CAL-exclusive hooks from Harper Baby Hooks will be offered in 6.5mm only.

3 – Custom Coffee Blend from Woolberry Fiber Co.

Join the French Press Crochet Along to make the French Press Cardi, a new design from TL Yarn Crafts. Registration opens August 30th on TLYarnCrafts.com. |TLYCBlog.com

After just one sip of the coffee included my Woolberry Fiber Co. Sock + Coffee Club last month, I knew I needed to cozy up to yarn dyer Bethany and her husband Rhys, who roasts beans himself. Can you think of a more dynamic duo of makers?! I surely can’t!

That’s why I was over the moon when Bethany and Rhys agreed to roast a custom coffee flavor for the French Press CAL. “Sweater Weather” is the perfect blend to curl up with on cool fall afternoons. Slowly sip the subtle notes of chocolate and dried fruit while you stitch the day away. This coffee is offered whole bean only and in limited quantities.

Join the French Press Crochet Along to make the French Press Cardi, a new design from TL Yarn Crafts. Registration opens August 30th on TLYarnCrafts.com. |TLYCBlog.com

Ready to get your hands on all of these CAL-exclusive handmade products?! Here’s the scoop:

  • All of these products will be available on the respective maker’s website at 9am ET on Friday, August 30th.
  • Each maker has included a coupon code just for CAL participants, so make sure you register BEFORE you start shopping. The Welcome Packet will have links to each site and the associated coupon code.
  • Since all of these items are created and prepared by hand, they are offered in limited quantities set by the makers themselves. Once supplies are gone, they’re gone.

Keep sharing the French Press CAL with your maker friends and get ready for some crochet fun! Join my Cozy Club email for a wake-up email when registration opens on Friday – JOIN HERE!

**UPDATE** French Press CAL Registration is open through Monday, September 9th. Click here to register!

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