When I asked Moogly readers last year what they wanted to see in a 2015 crochet-along (aka CAL), the majority voted for a year long afghan square CAL. And it’s begun, and you can check out the latest block HERE. But a lot of readers also were interested in short-term, quicker mini CALs – so I’ve decided to do 4 quick CALs this year, one for each season!
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And so… it’s time to get started on 2015 Mini CAL #1! Here’s your sneak peek!
What is it? A big crazy cozy infinity scarf, called Madly In Love! Change the color and the buttons and it’s perfect for any chilly weather outfit. And there will be opportunities to make it your own too, even turning it into a shorter cowl! It’s mostly puff stitches… but if you aren’t “mad” for puff stitches, you can use any stitch you like, just follow the stitch counts! It’s a fantastic project for beginners, and a fun pattern for expert crocheters to make their own!
To make this scarf I used 1150 yds LB Collection Superwash Merino in Persimmon, which is a Light “3” or DK/8 ply yarn. You can purchase it directly from Lion Brand HERE. It’s one of my favorites – so soft, so squishy, and such lovely colors! Of course, that’s for the full length version – for a cowl version you’ll need 575 yds. I also used three 1.5″ buttons, and a Furls US – H, 5.0 mm hook.
If you would prefer to use a worsted or aran weight, “4” yarn, you can absolutely do so! Your scarf will be even bulkier, bigger, puffier, and still lovely! Some great options in this weight are Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted, Lion Brand Heartland, and Lion Brand Pound of Love. With thicker yarns and bigger stitches, you won’t need as much yardage either!
And I have one more yarn suggestion – Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour! It’s a little thinner, a “2” and would create a delightfully sparkly and glamorous Madly In Love scarf!
So when when when? The first section of the pattern will be shared on February 6th, and the second (smaller) section on February 13th! This will be the winter season mini CAL, and the others will follow in spring, summer, and autumn. I hope you’ll join in!