Tuesday, November 28, 2017

2017 Fiber Flux Holiday CAL! Week 1: Introduction & Supplies


Welcome to the 2017 Fiber Flux Holiday Crochet Along...yippee! Today marks week one of the CAL and we'll be learning about the beautiful project we'll be making...a gorgeous tree skirt!  As some of you may already know, I love all things granny and this tree skirt is colorful, nostalgic, and feels warm and homey for the holidays.  We will be going over a few things to begin:

  • Introduction to the project
  • Supplies
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers


***More photos coming soon!***


For this CAL (crochet along) we're going to switch gears a bit and make a holiday tree skirt!  We've been making lots of blankets, so I thought it might be fun to shake things up a bit...I think many of you will agree, the tree skirt was one of the most requested items last holiday!  The CAL will be divided over the next few weeks, concluding with a fun showcase of projects in our maker gallery! Scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we'll be doing on each day/week.

*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!

Here is a quick video introduction to the CAL and more information about supplies too:



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First things first...the supplies!


Materials Needed:
  • 6.5 mm "K" crochet hook
  • 3 Balls of Red Heart With Love (I used the "Berry Red" "Lettuce" and "Aran colorways.  I used a ball of each color, but I only used about half of each ball for the entire project.  If you need to substitute yarn, look for a yarn that recommends a 6.5 mm hook and a "4" on the yarn weight scale.
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • 3 buttons (optional)
  • Tape Measure or Ruler (optional)

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Here's our CAL schedule below for easy reference:

  • Tuesday November 28 (that's today!): Introduction to the CAL, the project, size of finished project, yarn, and supplies needed.
  • Wednesday November 29: Color palette inspiration on the blog!
  • Tuesday December 5: Granny triangle tutorial and JAYGO technique
  • Tuesday December 12: Edging, buttons, and finish work.
  • Friday January 5: Today is Maker Gallery Day! Check it out to see all of the amazing projects from the Fiber Flux community!
Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media sites below:


Also we have a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!


I can't wait to see all of your lovely tree skirts...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you next Tuesday for part two!!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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