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Make It Crochet Along 2024

Make It CAL 2023

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – it’s time for Make It CAL 2024! Join me and makers from around the world to crochet your favorite projects from the TL Yarn Crafts library and win fabulous prizes.

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What is Make It CAL?

Crochet alongs (aka CALs) are one of my favorite things! Make It CAL 2024 is a chance to focus on a new project you’ve always wanted to make or to complete a project you’ve been meaning to finish.

Make the Bahama Blanket with colorful skeins [PATTERN]

I’m always so inspired by the beginning of the year. That’s why I introduced Make It CAL back in 2019. This annual event is a chance to harness the creativity of the new year and turn that energy into finished crochet projects.

Beginning January 15th, choose any TL Yarn Crafts pattern and make it during the crochet along time period. Share your projects on social media for a chance to win prizes from our CAL sponsors.

Here’s a breakdown of important dates:

  • Gathering Supplies, now through January 15th. Pick a brand new pattern from my shop or find plenty of free patterns on my blog. Better yet, dig out one of those long-forgotten WIPs from your closet and finish that during Make It CAL. Don’t worry about starting your project on Day 1 – you can jump into the CAL anytime.
  • Weeks 1-5, January 15th – February 19th. Make your projects and share them on Instagram. To enter the giveaways, you must tag @TLYarnCrafts on your photo (how to tag in photos). There will be a new prize each week.
  • Class Photo, February 19th. I’ll pick a selection of photos for a fun collage and share them online. Check back to see if your WIP made it into the class photo.

Follow along & share your progress using the Make It CAL 2024 hashtag on Instagram – #MakeItCAL2024

Bust some bulky-weight yarn stash with the Starlight Basket [PATTERN]

Did You Say Prizes?

It wouldn’t be a TL Yarn Crafts crochet along without prizes! I’ve tapped a few of my favorite brands to help make Make It CAL 2024 fun, productive, and exciting.

How to Enter – Instagram. Post your project and tag @TLYarnCrafts in the photo [here’s how to do that!]. Then, follow @TLYarnCrafts and the sponsor for that week. Entries will include posts only from that week, and the winner will be announced the Sunday before the following week. Each giveaway is open internationally.

Week 1 – Sponsored by Hobbii

Based in Denmark, Hobbii is a one-stop shop for yarn lovers around the world. They’re also my partner for my very first yarn line – Happy Place! Share your Make It CAL WIP during week 1 for a chance to win a $100 gift card, valid for Hobbii’s entire website of yarn, tools, notions, gifts, and patterns.

Week 2 – Sponsored by WeCrochet

What better way to show love to hooks and string than withย WeCrochetย as a giveaway partner? Show off your WIP in week 2 for a chance to win their fan-favorite Dots Hooks. Display these ergonomic and color-coded hooks in their matching Hook Caddy, which is included in the prize.

Week 3 – Cocoknits

Based in Oakland, California, Cocoknits is a women-owned and operated company making beautiful, high-quality maker notions and tools. I fell in love with their split-ring stitch markers, but they have much more in store. Take home your favorite Cocoknits notions when you win a $50 gift card in week 3 of Make It CAL.

Week 4 – Sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn

If you’ve been itching to start a new WIP, you won’t want to miss week 4. Lion Brand Yarn has generously offered a kit of your choice for our crochet along. The winner will get to choose any one kit from TLYC’s library of designs on Lion Brand’s website. Choose from blankets, bags, shawls, tops, and more!

Week 5 – Sponsored by TL Yarn Crafts

My first book, The Tunisian Crochet Handbook, is my pride and joy, and I want you to have a copy! Enter your WIP this week for a chance to win a TC Handbook Prize Pack. It includes a signed + personalized copy of my book, hand-picked yarn to make your first project, and plenty more goodies share (or to keep).

Finish your Sandbar Cardi in time for your spring break vacation. [PATTERN]

Project and Pattern Ideas

So, you’re all in for the crochet along (who wouldn’t be with those amazing prizes!), but you don’t know what to make. Here are some ideas for finding the perfect project for Make It CAL 20224

Looking for a quick project? Try the Barclay Beanie [PATTERN]

How to Get Involved

Joining Make It CAL 2024 couldn’t be easier. Pick any TL Yarn Crafts pattern (free or paid, doesn’t matter!) and share it with us on Instagram anytime from January 15th to February 18th. Tag @TLYarnCrafts in your post to be entered in the prize drawings. NOTE: Your account has to be Public for me to see your entry. Also, use #MakeItCAL2024 to motivate and inspire the entire TLYC community.

I’m so excited to crochet along with you! I’ll be making the Odyssey Wrap with yarn leftover from my 2022 temperature blanket. If I finish with time to spare, I’ll be moving onto a Good Vibes Throw. Get your projects ready and let’s start stitching on January 15th!

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Comments

  1. AvatarMonique says

    Hi Toni and Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing your talent and artistry with us. I wish you the best this year and look forward to watching more of your YouTube videos.

    Caio for now.

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      You don’t have to do a new WIP each week. You just have to post a project each week to qualify for prizes. You can make one project or multiples over the course of the CAL ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. AvatarJoel says

    So exciting! I was wondering, if I create a project with one of your patterns but make a few changes to make it my own, could I still enter the giveaways? I was thinking of making a Joan Granny sweater, but swapping out a few granny squares with some of the ones you showed off in one of your latest videos.

  3. AvatarLiesa J Hafen says

    I have a tunisian crochet blanket kit I’ve been sitting on for over 20 years I just frogged it because I learned the right way to do the stitch(thank you for your book for that)I want the yarn real estate space for other things (or nothing. I need to fight back my yarn creep).

    Can I do that for the CAL and have it count?

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Hi! For your project to count for Make It CAL, it must be a TLYC pattern. Kits from other patterns will not count for prizes.

  4. AvatarMimi Gerhardt-Roth says

    Hi Toni,

    I’m so grateful to have found your YT channel and website. I’ve always been curious to learn Tunisian crochet so last month I began a project using your Tunisian sampler afghan pattern. I’m actually going to be making 4 of them (plus maybe a few extra squares) to create a king sized bedspread. I know – I never seem to start anything small! But at least I’ll have a good grasp on Tunisian crochet by the time I’m done! ๐Ÿ˜€ Anywho – can I use this project for the crochet along even though I’ve already begun? Obviously I’ll be at it for a while given the scope. BTW I’m really digging this style of crochet.

    Thanks again for your informative and easy to follow videos and content. You’re my Staci Perry (VeryPinkKnit) of crochet.

  5. AvatarDarnell says

    I really enjoy watching you crochet. I have learned a lot from you. I bought your book and made the fingerless gloves. I like the Tunisian stitch. I want to make the sweater. I’m thinking of trying to make a tempature blanket.

  6. AvatarJoel Kristiansson says

    Sounds like great fun! Would using one of your patterns but making some changes to it still count for prizes?

  7. AvatarRenee says

    I was suppose to start this blanket last year. However I never got around to it. Can this be a CAL even though it was never started. Having the CAL really encouraged me to get started. I already had all the material. Now that I am given a time frame I know this will get completed. It’s also the first time I have made a Tunisian blanket. I am very excited to make this blanket using your book.

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