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Loveland Crochet-Along FAQ’s

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:

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.

I hope I covered all of your questions! You can also check out my original blog post. If you still have questions, drop them in the comments below. I can’t wait to crochet with you!

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15 Comments

  • Reply Carolyn C Bolivar

    This shawl is absolutely beautiful ! Crochet certainly isn’t what it used to be.

    March 10, 2020 at 1:42 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      You’re so kind to say! Thank you 🙂

      March 10, 2020 at 2:59 pm
  • Reply Andrea M

    I just finished your Ada shawl and am now officially addicted to Tunisian Crochet.
    I cannot wear wool. Do you have suggestions for fibers or yarn with out wool?

    March 11, 2020 at 9:56 am
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi Andrea, I’m so glad I was able to turn you onto Tunisian crochet. It’s so amazing! If you’re looking for yarns without wool, I’d go for any DK weight alternative. Knit Picks and Lion Brand both have great selections. So does LoveCrafts.com. I hope you find something you love!

      March 19, 2020 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Jae

    Beautiful! I am getting my supplies ready.

    March 15, 2020 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Lori Pennington-Joyner

    May I ask what the measurements are just in case I want to make it bigger. There’s a little “more of me to love“ the most and I want to make sure that is going to lay the way I wanted to when I wear it.

    March 18, 2020 at 5:57 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Sure! This scarf measures 74″ wide x 31″ deep after blocking using the original yarn from Hue Loco.

      March 19, 2020 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply Allison

    Hi Toni,
    I’m so super excited for this project! I am going to be swapping in the Lion Brand Superwash Merino, because I had some in my stash. I’m wondering if you think I’ll need to go down a hook size? I feel like the yarn from Hue Loco looks like it might be thicker than the Lion Brand?
    Thanks for any advice, just want to make sure I’m 100% ready for April 1st!
    Allison

    March 22, 2020 at 1:20 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi Allison! I’m so excited that you plan to join the CAL 🙂 I’ve worked with LB Superwash Merino and I do find that it is much lighter than the DK weight yarn I used for the original sample. I’d suggest trying a 6mm when the CAL starts and see if you like the texture.

      March 29, 2020 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Laura

    Hi Toni,
    I am, like so many others, taking comfort in my crochet projects during this time. I purchased the Hue Loco yarn kit for the Loveland cal, and was excited to make this beautiful shawl. When I got home that evening from work (thankfully, I still have a job), I found out that my husband had lost his. It was a tough evening, and later that night I realized that I had just ordered the yarn. I sent a text to Hue Loco to cancel my order. I understand that you are small businesses, and you rely on your customers. I explained the situation to Nicole at Hue Loco, hoping she would cancel the order…but she did the unthinkable. She cancelled my order, refunded my credit card, then sent me the yarn at no charge. It literally brings me to tears to write this. In this extremely difficult time, I have something to look forward to . Hue Loco is an amazing business, and I hope that when this crisis passes…I can support them for many years to come. Yarn people are the BEST people.

    March 30, 2020 at 5:41 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      This story just makes my heart sing! I’m so glad that your lovely yarn is coming and Nicole could brighten your day a bit. It’s kindness like that that makes me love being a crocheter 🙂

      March 31, 2020 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply kelly yee

    How do I find the video tutorial ?

    April 14, 2020 at 10:30 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      The video tutorial is linked inside of the pattern on Page 2.

      April 17, 2020 at 10:06 am
  • Reply Yesim

    Hi Toni,
    I just purchased the pattern for this shawl. I remember seeing a post a while back that explained a few adjustments/ corrections to the pattern. If I remember correctly you said the corrections would not be updated in the pattern. Can you tell me if I have the correct info? If so, where can I find the updated information?

    Thanks!

    May 2, 2020 at 10:58 am
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi Yesim – if you purchased the pattern recently, you have the updated version. The pattern was updated on April 5th. Any patterns sold after that are updated.

      May 5, 2020 at 1:46 pm

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