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On Sale thru February 8, 2018. No Coupon Code Needed.
Do you love the social aspect of crochet alongs? Do you love to crochet garments? Would you love to crochet your own garments, but find yourself intimidated by them? If you answered “yes” to any of these, then this crochet along is for you! So what are you waiting for? Read the CAL details below and then join us in the A Crocheted Simplicity Crochet Community group on Facebook for some CAL F-U-N!
Not so sure you’d like to join a CAL? Let me try to twist your arm…
First, a little info about the Mariele Cardigan!
If you love lightweight cardigans for layering, then you’ll love this design!
If you love short sleeve, 3/4 length sleeve, or long sleeve cardigans, then you’ll love this design!
If you love asymmetrical fronts or straight fronts, then you’ll love this design!
This pattern includes all of the above mentioned options!
If you’ve been following my designs for a while, by now you know that with each new design I try to incorporate a new technique, stitch pattern, or design element. Doing so helps to keep me excited about the project and I find I end up with fewer WIPs this way. 😉 For the Mariele Cardigan, there are a couple things ‘new to me’ (or my designs), for example, the openwork motif back & shoulders, and the easy sleeve construction I developed to make it easy to begin with a shaped cap and grow your sleeve from there.
The pattern includes the following sizes (all women’s sizes): Small (fits 34″ bust); Medium (fits 38″ bust); Large (fits 42″ bust); X-Large (fits 46″ bust); 2X-Large (fits 50″ bust)
*If you’d like to make it longer, you can!
Yarn Notes *See current yarn sale info below!
The sample shown in purple was crocheted using Cloudborn Fibers Merino Alpaca Sport (color Amethyst Heather) (50 g / 137 yards / 80% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Baby Alpaca).
Testers also loved Knit Picks Brava Sport for their cardigans! For another sample that I made for myself, I used Madelinetosh Pashmina Sport. *See the photo at the bottom of the post.
Yardage ranges from 1,200 – 2,300 yards depending on the size and sleeve options you’re making. A complete chart with sizing and yardage is included in the pattern.
Yarn Sale Alert: Save 50% on Cloudbourn Merino Alpaca Sport!
**I’m unsure when the sale ends so be sure to place your order soon. (affiliate link)
Why should I join the Crochet Along?
- Crochet alongs bring a great sense of community to our craft.
- A CAL is the perfect opportunity to meet new friends who share your same passions.
- They’re also great opportunities to share your talents with others by helping those in the group who are eager to learn new skills, but may need a little help along the way.
- You’ll receive exclusive help from myself as I’ll be there daily to answer any of your questions, should you have any.
- Live videos will be posted in the group, if the need arises.
- If you’re intimidated by garments, a crochet along setting is the best place to learn! Come join us and let’s put those fears to rest! 😀
- And last, but not least…. THE AWESOME PRIZES! 😉
This yarn bowl is one of the great prizes you can enter to win!
Click on the photo above to find out where you can purchase your own. (affiliate link)
Sounds like a blast! What do I have to do to get started?
Step 2: Click HERE to join the ACS Crochet Community Facebook Group (if you’re not already a member).
Step 3: Crochet Along with us by following the schedule below! 😀
Order your materials from our affiliate below:
- Try out a Clover Amour hook for your project, they’re awesome hooks!
- Clover locking stitch markers are great! (make sure to keep them stored open)
- Foam Blocking Boards (with grids for easier blocking) & T-pins.
- Cloudborn Fibers Merino Alpaca Sport Yarn
Crochet Along Schedule
February 9 – 15: Gather your supplies! Choose yarn from your stash, order the perfect yarn, or visit a local store! Post a photo of your yarn to your Ravelry project & add one to the weekly post in the ACS Facebook community group!
February 16 – 22: Let’s get that gauge down! Make the openwork motif gauge swatch and perfect your gauge. Post a photo of your gauge swatch to your Ravelry project & add one to the weekly post in the ACS Facebook community group!
February 23 – March 1: Complete the motif sections (back and both shoulders) and motif panel edging. Post a photo to your Ravelry project & add one to the weekly post in the ACS Facebook community group! Block your motif panel to the dimensions listed in the pattern, if desired. Find my complete Blocking Tutorial HERE!
March 2 – 8: Complete the sections labeled “Back Panel, Front Left & Right Panels, & Both Panels”. Post a photo to your Ravelry project& add one to the weekly post in the ACS Facebook community group!
March 9 – 22: Complete Body of Cardigan. Post a photo to your Ravelry project & add one to the weekly post in the ACS Facebook community group!
March 23 – April 5: Complete your Front Edging. Post a photo to your Ravelry project & add one to the weekly post in the ACS Facebook community group!
April 6 – 17: Complete your sleeves. Post your final photo to your Ravelry project & add one to the weekly post in the ACS Facebook community group!!!
Enter to Win Weekly Prizes
There will be weekly drawings and great prizes to be won! To be eligible to win the weekly prizes you must do the following:
Step 1) Create a project on Ravelry linking to the Mariele Cardigan listing.
- How to create a project on Ravelry: Log into your Ravelry account, then go to the Ravelry listing for the Mariele Cardigan, in the upper right corner you’ll see where it says “add to favorites, hook it, share this” etc.. Click on the little crochet hook and the words ‘hook it!’ (see photo below).
- A small box will pop-up (as shown in the photo below). The default name for your project will be Mariele Cardigan (you can re-name it if you prefer). Once you’re happy with the name, click the ‘create this project’ button.
- You’ll then be brought to your project page where you can add photos, notes etc. To edit your project simply click on ‘edit project’ near the upper right of the page (see photo below).
Step 2) Update your project each week by Thursday night at midnight pst with at least 1 photo of the current week’s part. (Example: Week 1, before midnight on February 15th, have your project page updated with a photo of your completed swatch/1 motif.)
Step 3) Add one photo (or a link to your Ravelry project) & your Ravelry username to the weekly CAL post in the ACS Facebook Community Group.
All those who have updated their projects & added the info to the weekly post by the deadline will be put into a random drawing for the current week’s prizes. Winners will be announced in the Facebook group on Fridays.