Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday, 7/02/10 July Crochet Along: “Christmas in July”

Christmas Angel CAL
For the month of July, we decided to have a Christmas in July Celebration for all those crocheters who start their gift making early. We have chosen 10 temporarily-free patterns for the CAL: a couple of toys, some scarves, hats, a doily, several angels, some slippers, dishcloths, and baby items. I think you will find something for just about everyone on your list. These patterns will be available free for the month of July and will revert back to for-purchase downloads after July. In place of the once a week, Free Friday Patterns during the month of July, I will be showing you the progress I'm making with my Christmas gifts.

Here are the 10 patterns:

Dodge Ball Set=5
Bulky Ski Mask=2
Angel Ornaments=5
Starlight Doily=5
So-Simple Slippers=2
Pocket Scarves to Crochet or Knit=2
Helmet & Mitts=5
Winter White Bear=5
Quick Kitchen Helpers=2
Cluster Stitch Cloche=2

The rules for July are:
1. Make your gifts from the patterns we have chosen.
2. Use any weight or kind of yarn and hook.
3. Embellishments are welcome.
4. If the pattern has more than one item to make on it, you have to make all items. The only exception is the Pocket Scarf pattern—you only have to make either knit or crochet.

I’m sure by now you have noticed some numbers beside each pattern. The catch to winning this time is:

Each pattern is worth a certain number of points!

For instance:
Mary Ann makes 1 of each of the 10 Patterns = 35 points, therefore 35 chances to win!
Debbie makes 10 Cluster Stitch Cloche hats = 20 points, therefore 20 chances to win!

I have a special doily surprise for first place this time, second place wins a Mimi Crafters Handbag, and third place wins two great books from Leisure Arts: Dressing Up Baby and Fair Isle to Crochet.

Good luck, have fun, and have a wonderful 4th of July!