What is a CAL?
CAL stands for “Crochet ALong” - a very simple and easy idea that anyone can be part of. In a CAL you join me and hundreds of other lovely crocheters to make the same pattern together over the same time period. It's great fun.
The pattern is released in parts, once a week, according to a timetable set out before the CAL starts. You work on your own project and can choose your own colour scheme or one of those that comes with my pattern.
One of the best things about a CAL is being social and being part of a community. The CALs are hosted on the daisyknot mosaic community group on Facebook. This friendly group is the go to place to share your progress, get help and advice and to fall in love with the gorgeous colour-ways on display.
I have hosted two CALs so far: the Mosaic Sampler and the Daisy Sampler. Both are suitable for complete crochet newbies or for those new to the mosaic style of crochet. I’ve made video tutorials to hold your hand along each step of the way.
Thousands of people have taken part in these daisyknot CALs over the last couple of years which means there are loads of wonderful samplers (both mosaic and daisy) to look at for inspiration.
Though these CALs have ended, the full patterns for both the Mosaic Sampler and the Daisy Sampler are available to purchase in my shop (and on Ravelry) - and the weekly parts of the Mosaic Sampler are still available to download free.
You can find out more about each CAL by following the information and links below.
For the last few weeks I've been working with other talented designers from around the world on a new collaborative CAL.
It's still under wraps at present, so I sadly can’t say any more, but "watch this space" in April.
CALs bring thousands of people, from all over the world, to work together on the same patterns at the same time. They are a brilliant way to experience making, sharing and learning together.
Future daisyknots CALS
As for a 2021 daisyknots CAL... I have a few ideas bubbling around and will share these as soon as they become a reality.