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Make It Crochet-Along 2019!

The Christmas tree is packed up and we’ve all gone back to work. Congratulations, you made it through another holiday season! All jokes aside, I always look forward to the calm of January after the frenzy of December. To celebrate having a little bit more free time, let’s have some fun!

Introducing the Make It Crochet-Along (CAL), a no-stress crochet event for yarn lovers. Starting Monday, January 7th, casually crochet your favorite TL Yarn Crafts pattern for a chance to win some amazing prizes from handmade businesses.

Watch this Quick Video About Make It CAL 2019!

What is a Crochet-Along?

Essentially, a crochet-along, or CAL, is an online party for makers around the world. I ran my first one last year and it was AMAZING!

This event runs January 7th – February 10th, but you can hop in anytime. Pick any free or paid TL Yarn Crafts pattern, share your progress on Instagram and/or Facebook, and be in the running for awesome prizes.

Prizes, You Say?

Well, it wouldn’t be a TL Yarn Crafts CAL without prizes, now would it? Here’s some info about our CAL sponsored prizes:

Week 1: Maker Apparel and Tee-Shirt brand the Yarn Mamas is offering up two of their classic Yarn Mama tote bags.

Week 2: Queen of Flair Shelli of Shellican has a goodie bag that will make your sip & stitch friends jealous.

Week 3: Indie dyer Elizabeth of Crochet Is Art is cooking up some mystery skeins of cotton yarn for 2 lucky winners.

Week 4: You can’t say “fur pom pom” without thinking of Rebecca of RKC Handmade. There are two 4-packs of her handmade poms up for grabs for Make It CAL 2019.

Week 5: Get your hands on the most adorable and coveted collection of amigurumi when you win Whimsical Stitches from designer Lauren Espy of A Menagerie of Stitches.

How to Win: You have two chances to win the Make It CAL 2019 prize each week –

  1. Instagram – Tag your CAL progress photos with #MakeItCAL2019 as many times as you like. I’ll choose a winner each week and announce them in my stories. Your Instagram account must be public to win.
  2. Facebook – Join the TLYCMakers Facebook group and post your progress photos to that week’s CAL update thread. I’ll choose one winner from that week’s thread.

*Note: Giveaways are open to U.S. residents only.

Let’s Get Ready to Crochet!

So, are you excited for Make It CAL 2019?! I know I am. And I can’t wait to see your progress. Find some of my favorite TL Yarn Crafts patterns below, and let me know in the comments which pattern(s) you’re going with! I’ll be making the Ada Shawl using some gorgeous We Are Knitters yarn I treated myself to over the holidays 🙂

Click to shop TL Yarn Crafts patterns!

Click to find FREE TL Yarn Crafts pattern!

The Sweater Weather Cardi, a FREE pattern from TLYCBlog in collaboration with JOANN Stores, is the first cardigan you'll reach for all winter! Made with comfortable worsted weight yarn in your favorite color, this casual layering sweater is chic, modern, and casual at the same time. Wear it to the office, school dropoff, or those late night Target runs - it's perfect for any ocassion! -- The Sweater Weather Cardi is a FREE crochet pattern featuring step by step instructions and is available in sizes small up to extra large. Start now by visiting!
The Sweater Weather Cardi – Make it FREE on
Make the Coles River Kerchief, a new crochet pattern from TL Yarn Crafts. This flowy lace wrap is crocheted with fingering weight yarn and is a perfect stash busting project. Beginner crocheters will appreciate the challenge and more advanced hookers can relax in a sea of medatative stitches. | Designed by Toni of TL Yarn Crafts. Find the pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, and #crochetshawlpattern #colesriverkerchief #tlyarncrafts
The Coles River Kerchief – Available on
The Sweet Gingham Blanket was designed to bring rustic charm to your nursery. Simple stitching and colorwork techniques make this a fun and quick project, even for beginners who haven’t tried Tunisian crochet yet. Play around with color to make a blanket that is perfect for your little angel. Pattern Highlights -Uses a lightweight worsted wool blend that is machine washable and soft on baby’s sensitive skin. -This is the perfect pattern to learn Tunisian crochet! Follow along with helpful video tutorials, linked in this pattern. -Written pattern includes a schematic to help with color placement and details on adding the pom pom border.
The Sweet Gingham Baby Blanket – Make it FREE on
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  • Reply Teresea

    Hi Toni. I’m excited to take a part in this CAL. I’ll be making the Lemonade Top. So let the challenge begin. 🤗😁

    January 3, 2019 at 5:37 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      The Lemonade Top is seriously one of my favorite patterns. It’s so feminine! I’m excited to have you in the CAL, Teresea!

      January 3, 2019 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply Bev

    Park City Beanie!!! Looking forward to the CAL2019

    January 3, 2019 at 11:29 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Amazing choice! Park City is one of my favorite patterns! Can’t wait to see it 🙂

      January 4, 2019 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Lynda Shirreffs

    I want to join the CAL2019 with the Ada Shawl. Love Tunesian! When I did my first Tunesian colorwork I watched videos about how to change colors. Let me just say, Toni, yours was the best! Your instructions were the BEST!

    January 4, 2019 at 4:52 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      You’re so kind, Lynda! Thank you so much. I can’t wait to see your Ada Shawl!

      January 7, 2019 at 7:25 am
  • Reply Deborah

    This is so exciting! I really hope I can keep up and follow through with my project(s). I’ve had your Final Flurries beanie and scarf pattern since way last year and haven’t started it yet, so now is my chance! I would also love to try the loopy yarn throw if I finish the scarf. Thanks for doing this!

    January 5, 2019 at 1:46 am
    • Reply Toni L.

      Two perfect projects! I do hope you can join the CAL 🙂

      January 7, 2019 at 7:26 am
  • Reply Sarah Maxwell

    I’m going to do the Market Bag. While waiting for my selected yarn to arrive I plan on working on a self designed, ha that’s what I call stuff that just come from my head, bag. Cant wait to see what others are working on and get to know folks.

    January 6, 2019 at 4:29 pm
  • Reply Endora F

    It will be a challenge for sure, but I will be doing the Sweet Gingham Baby Blanket, my first tunisian project.

    January 7, 2019 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Angela Quackenbush

    I am undecided on which free pattern to do. I am going to start on The Sweet Gingham Baby Blanket. When i finish that either do The Sweater Weather Cardi, Fresh Market Tote or The Beach Stuff Crochet Tote Bag, but I am thinking about putting something else on it then Beach Stuff. Can’t wait to start might start tonight once my daughter falls asleep or after my kids dentist appointment tomorrow.

    January 8, 2019 at 5:11 pm
  • Reply Tresa S Parris

    My name is Tresa Parris and I am from McKenzie Tennessee. Just found your YouTube channel today and I love it. 😍❤️🙌

    January 9, 2019 at 5:54 pm
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