Thursday, June 30, 2022

2022 Summer CAL Week 1: Island Hopper Bag


Welcome to the 2022 Fiber Flux Summer Crochet Along...yippee! Today marks week one of the CAL and we'll be learning about the fabulous project we'll be making...the Island Hopper Bag!  This is a super fun and very easy bag that you can carry with you all summer!  We'll be using simple stitches to construct the bag and you can even make a removable summery charm for it too!


We will be going over a few things today to begin:
  • Introduction to the project
  • Supplies
  • Sizing
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers


The CAL will be divided over the next few weeks, so we'll tackle each part bit by bit. 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:

First things first...the supplies!


Materials Needed:
  • 6.5 mm "K" crochet hook
  • 216 yards of super bulky/#6 yarn (I used 2 balls of Bernat Softee Chunky in "Linen"
  • Small amounts/scraps of worsted weight yarn in bright colors (I used Red Heart Super Saver in "Spring Green" "Shocking Pink" "Turqua" and " Pumpkin"
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • 2 Removable Stitch Markers
  • 2 Round Wood Handles (I got mine here)
  • Wood Beads
  • Large Lobster Clasp




Here's our CAL schedule below for easy reference:

  • Thursday, June 30: Introduction & Supplies
  • Thursday, July 7: Crochet Bag Panels
  • Thursday, July 14: Seaming & Bag Assembly
  • Thursday, July 21: Tassel & Pom Charm
  • Thursday July 28: CAL Project Recap


Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below, and don't forget to use the hashtag #fiberfluxcal


Also we have two special communities for our CAL makers! Each has a welcome area/thread, 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!



Also, don't forget to tag me and use the hashtag, #fiberfluxcal to share your work on social media!

I can't wait to see all of your fabulous bags...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 week for part two!!






© Fiber Flux LLC 2022I got mine here

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