The response to the Loveland CAL has been explosive! So many makers are preparing to crochet together starting April 1st. Before we all dive in, let’s clear up a few questions you all had. This post covers all of the questions I received about the Loveland CAL so far.
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Questions About the Pattern
Is the pattern beginner-friendly?
I would say this pattern is perfect for confident beginners. You’ll have the most success if you’ve had *some* experience with Tunisian crochet and can read a pattern. The pattern will include written instructions, helpful photos, and a full tutorial video to help you along the way.
How do I get a copy of the pattern?
The full pattern will be available for purchase for $7.50 on my website, TLYarnCrafts.com, as well as Ravelry and LoveCrafts.com on April 1st. There will be weekly milestones for the crochet along, but you are welcome to work at whatever pace suits you. Sign up for my newsletter to get a wake-up call reminder on April 1st!
What tutorials should I watch so I can practice?
If you want to get a little bit of Tunisian crochet practice in before the CAL starts, check out these videos:
- Tunisian crochet basics [watch the video]
- The Tunisian Knit Stitch [watch the video here]
- Changing color in Tunisian crochet [watch video here]
Will there be a tutorial video for the Loveland Shawl?
You bet your sweet face, there will be!
Questions About the Yarn
When will the Loveland CAL yarn kits from Hue Loco be available?
Hue Loco Loveland CAL kits will go on sale March 11th at 9am ET. You can find the kits here. Supplies are limited – don’t miss out!
How much are the kits from Hue Loco?
The kits include 4 skeins of Hue Loco DK Merino and cost $116.
Does the Hue Loco kit include the Loveland Shawl pattern?
No, it does not. The Hue Loco kit is for the yarn only. The pattern is sold separately.
I love the Hue Loco kits, but they’re a little pricey for me. What budget-friendly yarns would you suggest?
To get the same drape and squishy softness of the original Loveland Shawl, I’d recommend that you look for 100% superwash merino wool yarns for your projects. Some I suggest are:
In total, you will need 450 yards of two different colors for your shawl.
Would fingering weight yarn held double work for this pattern?
Fingering weight yarn held double typically results in a DK weight equivalent. Give it a try and check your gauge to see if you need to make any adjustments.
Questions About the Hook
What size hook do I need for this project?
You will need a 6.5mm Tunisian crochet hook with a 47″ cord for this project.
What are the best hooks to use for this project?
The best hooks for this project are available in interchangeable crochet hook sets. I shared my top 5 sets and where to get them in this blog post.