Thursday, July 21, 2022

2022 Summer CAL Week 4: Island Hopper Bag


Welcome back to the 2022 Fiber Flux Summer Crochet Along...yay! Today marks week four of the CAL and we'll be making the fun, summery pom pom and tassel charm!


We will be going over a few things today to begin:

  • How to make a tassel
  • How to make a pompom
  • How to assemble the charm
  • Schedule review of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other CAL makers


Be sure to 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!



Missed the first week?  Get the info on the project and supplies here:


Missed week 2?  Check out the sizing information and how to crochet the bag panels here:


Missed week 3?  Learn how to seam the bag here:


And here's week 4, making the charm:


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


Now that we're all up to speed, let's learn how to make that charm, shall we?



How to make a tassel (make 2):
  • Cut two pieces of yarn, each about 12 inches long.  Set aside.  Wrap yarn around all four fingers for a total of about 35 wraps.  Thread one piece of yarn into top of bundle and tie securely.  Tie second piece of yarn around top of bundle, about 1/4 of the way down, tucking in ends.  Cut loops from bottom of tassel.  Repeat once more for a total of two tassels.
How to make the pom pom (make 2):
  • To make a pom pom, cut a piece of yarn about 12 inches long.  Wrap yarn about 100 times around your hand.  Tie tightly in the center of the "bundle" and cut all loops, keeping the two ends long (to attach later).  Trim ends to give your pom pom a "hair cut" until the pom pom is more compact and neat looking.  Tie onto top of hat and weave in all ends that remain.
Assemble the charm:
  • Place a tassel up under a pompom (you can put a bead in between if you like).  Use the tails of the tassel to go up through the pompom and tie securely
  • Repeat for the second pom pom and tassel.  To stagger the look a bit, you can add beads to the top before tying to drop it down a bit.
  • Tie both to the clasp and clip onto the bag.


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 gorgeous 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 CAL recap!






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