Crochet Alongs

Christmas In July CAL 2018

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Let's crochet together!

Every year, I scramble through the fall months, wishing I’d planned out my crochet gifts out better. I’m sure you can relate right? There’s SO much time left until Christmas… until there’s not enough time left!

So, this year, I decided to team up with a group of other Crochet Designers for a Christmas CAL!

I would love for you to join us!

How the 2018 Christmas in July CAL Works

Pia from Stitches n Scraps and Marie from Underground Crafter have rounded up 14 crochet designer buddies (including yours, truly!) for this fun event.

We will each create a new, FREE crochet pattern for Christmas, four days a week, for four different weekly themes. If you’re keeping track, that’s sixteen new free crochet patterns!

You can get a massive head start on gifting if you complete some of these new Crochet Christmas Gift Ideas!

The Weekly Themes Include:

Week 1 (July 2-6): Babies, Kids, and Teens
Week 2 (July 9-13): Home Decor
Week 3 (July 16-20): Crochet Gifts for Women
Week 4 (July 23-27): Crochet Gifts for Men
Week 5 (July 30-31): An EPIC End-of-CAL giveaway, and collections of all the patterns for you to catch up and plan out additional gifts!


For the first four weeks of July, you can find a new pattern Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, Pia at Stitches n Scraps and Marie at Underground Crafter will post some fun crochet patterns that relate to the week’s themes, and you can learn more about great end-of-CAL giveaway prizes from Page Street Publishing, Global Backyard Industries, LoveCrafts, and Akerworks.


How Can I Enter the Giveaway?

Couldn’t be easier!

Simply share your completed project pictures in this post on Underground Crafter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 to enter for your chance to win!

How Can I Join the 2018 Christmas in July CAL?

  • Jump right in and start crocheting!
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CrochetChristmasInJuly on all social media.
  • Want to compare color choices and progress with other crocheters? I’d love to have you in the Salty Pearl Crochet Circle, or join the Scrappy Stitchers and Underground Crafters Facebook groups or visit this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group.
  • If you complete all the patterns you’ll have 16 awesome Christmas gifts ready! Work through your Crochet Christmas List with a group of new crochet buddies- it’ll be so much fun!

I still want more details! Where Can I Bookmark the CAL list and find out about the prizes!?

Visit Underground Crafter for the list of prizes and sponsors, enter the end-of-CAL giveaway by posting your photos, and to get links to each CAL post as it is released.

I’ll be updating the list of projects here as well!

Let's crochet together!

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  1. […] ever get a chance to take any photos of the finished shawl to share with you all! So, when Marie and Pia announced their Xmas in July CAL, and that they were looking for great crochet gifts for women, I signed up as quickly as I […]

  2. Trinity says:

    I’ll be making some for my family!

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