Mini Mystery Crochet-A-Long (CAL) for Valentine’s Day

Welcome to the first ever crochet-a-long (CAL) at My Merry Messy Life! Have you been wanting to crochet a fun project for Valentine’s Day but need some motivation? Then this is perfect for you!

Crochet-a-long - crochet a project for Valentine's Day with other crochet enthusiasts!

What is a CAL?

What is a CAL? It stands for crochet-a-long. It is simply a time where I provide a pattern and a time frame and we all try to crochet the same project at the same time. You are all encouraged to post pictures of your progress on any of my social media channels. The fun part is that we form a community while working on the project together, and you can ask questions and look at each others’ pictures as we progress. At the end of the project, you will have the full free pattern that will stay on my blog for your disposal at anytime.

How Will This CAL work?

  • It’s just for fun, so even though there are guidelines, you’re not disqualified for any reason! Just participate as you’re able to – if you’re behind, that’s fine!
  • Post your progress on any of my social media channels – Facebook and Google Plus pages, Instagram, or Twitter. If you post on Instagram or Twitter, just make sure you use the hashtag, #CALMyMerryMessyLife so we can find your post and follow your progress!
  • It’s a mini mystery CAL which means it’s a small, quick project (mini) and a mystery because I’m not going to show you the whole project until we’re done!
  • This Friday night (1/17/14), I’ll post the first pattern. That will give you the weekend to complete it.
  • On Monday (1/20/14), I’ll post the second pattern.
  • On Friday (1/24/31), I’ll post the last pattern and we’ll try and finish up over the weekend.
  • Remember, there really aren’t any rules. It’s truly just for fun and for extra motivation!
  • This is suitable for a beginner.

To do Before Friday – Supplies Needed

This project is truly a stash buster, so you don’t need much yarn (yay!). Just gather your favorite coordinating colors (the project completed is not even 3 ounces, maybe just under). I chose 4 colors, but you could do more, as long as they all coordinate.

Then, you just need the typical needle to sew in loose strands and a pair of sharp scissors to cut the yarn. I have very detailed, step-by-step photos so you can follow along easily. If you still have trouble, then use the community in the comments below or on any of my social media channels to ask questions!

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…for this CAL and Future CALs (and nothing else, I won’t bug you otherwise!).

The first 3 patterns have been posted – Lacy Granny TrianglesSimple Crochet Hearts, and Heart Triangles.

About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


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