2023 Christmas Crochet Along

Hello & Welcome to our 2023 Christmas Crochet Along!

A Crocheted Simplicity and Blackstone Designs have teamed up again to bring you another fun crochet along!

This all weather get together is a FREE crochet community event for all!

We hope you’ll come mix & mingle with us for a little holiday crochet fun!

Christmas Crochet Along graphic with red baubles and greenery

Yarn Giveaway

We are excited to announce that we are kicking off this 2023 crochet along with a YARN GIVEAWAY!

A BIG THANK YOU to Lion Brand Yarns! They have generously offered to send 3 crocheters all the yarn they will need to complete one of our crochet along projects!

Winners can choose which yarns they’d love from our yarn photos below.

Note: The quantities won will be dependent on each design. The yarn pyramids show the different yarns we’re using, but not accurate quantities.

Lion Brand Yarns logo for yarn giveaway

Lion Brand Yarns You Can Win!!!

One of us is using Lion Brand Yarns Basic Stitch & Go For Faux yarns (on the left). And the other is using Lion Brand Yarns Wool Ease & Go For Faux yarns (on the right).

Winners will receive yarns from the photo below, on the left, or the photo on the right. They will choose their own colors.

The amount of yarn each winner will receive depends on the project’s yardage.

Two pyramids of worsted weight yarns in Christmas colors.


  • Yarn Prizes are open to crocheters in the U.S. & Canada only. 
  • To win, enter by 11:59pm CST on October 26, 2023.
  • Winners will be announced right here on the blog on Friday, October 27, 2023!
  • Winners will choose between one of the two pyramids of yarn above.

Yarn Prize Winners

Check my reply to your blog post comment below to find your number and see if you’re one of our lucky winners!

Winners will receive an e-mail shortly with instructions to claim their prizes!

Thank you all for joining us for the yarn giveaway. We hope to see you all during the crochet along!

2023 Christmas Crochet Along Winners List


  • Join both designer’s community groups on Facebook so you can crochet along with us! It’s also a great place to ask questions, look for inspiration, and help others with their projects. To join, click the names of the groups below:
  • Crochet Along
    • Crochet 1 or both of the new Christmas CAL designs we release. You can make as many as you’d like and each will gain you another entry. 
    • Each pattern will be available free on the respective designer’s blogs.
  • Enter to Win Prizes
    •  After you’ve finish a project, post a photo of your finished item in that designer’s Facebook group to claim your free pattern of choice from the designer and to be entered to win One of Two $25 Gift Cards to Amazon!
    • Plus, each designer is giving away a $50 credit to their shops! So that’s two more winners!
    • The more projects you complete, the greater your chances are of winning!
  • Earn Bonus Entries

EVERYONE who completes a project will receive 1 pattern of choice from the designer whose project they completed!

If you completed a project from both designers, you will receive a pattern of choice from both designers.

To claim your pattern of choice, please comment on the 2023 Christmas Crochet Along post in the designer’s group (where you posted your finished project). Please leave us your Ravelry username or email address and the name of your pattern of choice. 


2023 Crochet Along Theme

This year, Sonya and I have each designed a brand new crochet Christmas stocking! Our stocking designs will be revealed on Saturday, November 4, 2023 when the free crochet patterns are released on our blogs.

When you’ve gathered your materials, we’d love to see the colors you’ve chosen. Please join us in our Facebook Community Groups and share your photos on the 2023 Christmas CAL graphic post in each group.

Materials We’ll Be Using!



One stocking design with 3 cuff options for you to choose from. Yarn amounts listed are based on the cuff option you choose for your stocking.

Sonya’s StockingBlackstone Designs


While you’re waiting for the crochet along to begin, hop around and check out our previous crochet alongs:


We are excited to bring you this fun community event and would love to have you follow us on social media so we can keep in touch after the crochet along is over!

A Crocheted Simplicity  –   Instagram | Pinterest | Newsletter | Facebook

Blackstone Designs  –   Instagram | Pinterest |  Newsletter | Facebook

Happy Crocheting, Jennifer


  1. Either would be wonderful! But I’m partial to the Basic Stitch, so that would be amazing to win! Can’t to see what we create!

  2. I would love to win any of the above Lion Brand yarns. I’ve been knitting/crocheting with Lion Brand yarns for 40+ years. I have found them to be the softest and easiest to care for which is important when gift-giving.
    Thank you for this super giveaway – perfect timing for making holiday gifts. Good luck to all….!

  3. I would love to win the Basic Stitch yarn pyramid; too many of my friends and relatives are allergic to wool.

  4. I have enjoyed so many of your crochet -alongs. Looking forward to this one. I haven’t done a lot of projects with a heavier weight yarn, so I would love to try out the Wool Ease group on the right.

  5. Excited to see what we will be making, I would choose basic stitch pyramid as I have not used that yarn. Thank you..

    1. Hi Lisa,

      We realized some were having an issue with the link so I am currently going through the spreadsheet of entries and numbering them all. And cross checking comments versus all other widget entries. It’ll take a bit, but we’ll get it sorted and winners posted.

      That said, your number is #35


  6. I would pick Lion Brand Wool Ease and Go for Faux. I have checked out the colors and these two yarns have colors that appeal to me. Thank you so much for this giveaway.

  7. If I am lucky enough to win the Lion Brand giveaway I would like the Basic Stitch & Go For Faux yarn, Looking forward for the rest of the CAL info, so excited. Good luck to all who enter!

  8. I’m looking forward to the Christmas Crochet Long. Inspiration of new patterns and motivation from sharing with others should boost my holiday spirits.
    It would be exciting and awesome to win the Wool Ease & Go for Faux yarn to use on my project(s).

  9. I’d love both, but if I have to choose, I choose the one on the right. I enjoy Basic Stitch, but really love Wool-ease as it’s lightweight but still warm now that the weather is changing.

  10. I would be grateful for either one but I am loving the one on the RIGHT and RED is my favorite color. That is probably why it stood out to me the most <3

  11. I’m trying to enter the yarn giveaway so I hope this is correct! If chosen, either yarn giveaway would be fine. I’ve used WoolEase and like it quite well, but I’ve never used Basic Stitch so wouldn’t mind trying it. Hope this is where the comment is supposed to go for the entry!

  12. Would love to win either of the yams shown, but I really like the one on the right. Looks like this will be a fun CAL!

  13. I’d like the yarn package on the left if I should happen to win but actually like both choices very much!!!

      1. I completely forgot this is where we made comments; I am so hopeless sometmes! Anyhow, thank you!!!!

  14. I love both yarns. I actually have the yarn on the left(same colors to boot), so id love the yarn on the right.

  15. I can;t wait to see what the projects are for this CAL. My choice of yarn is Wool Ease & Go For Faux yarns (on the right).. #ChristmasCAL2023

  16. thank you both for giving us another CAL! I especially love the character towels to hang on the stove! I’ve gifted several & plan to make more! I really like the left pyramid colors & can’t wait to see what you bring!

  17. I LOVE LionBrand yarns! I’ve never used the Basic Stitch. I’d love to try it. I can’t use the Wool-Ease because I’m allergic to real wool.

  18. I love both options, but would choose the one on the left. Good luck to all who are entering! Thank you for creating all the fun crochet alongs and contests!

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