A CAL is a wonderful place where you can meet new friends who share your joy of using a hook
and yarn to create beautiful works of art
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.
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 at the same time. 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 daisyknots' 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.
You can still make our previous, beautiful CAL patterns...
After creating my first sample of mosaic crochet, I was hooked. So much so that I challenged myself to create my own patterns and the Mosaic Sampler was born.
I wanted to make a sampler that was not only a testing ground for me when I was creating the designs but was also a project that anyone could make, even someone new to crochet. I have had many, many crochet newbies make beautiful samplers and they are always amazed at how easy it is to work mosaic crochet and are awestruck at the end that they have produced such a wonderful piece of art.
The Daisy Sampler is a square blanket which is worked flat in the round. With this design I wanted to debunk the myth that working like this with mosaic crochet was difficult. This design was also called a sampler as like the Mosaic Sampler it is very much a learning platform and again I wanted it to be accessible to newbie crocheters.
There are three versions of the Daisy Sampler and each version treats the way the colours are applied to the pattern differently. Therefore, please do watch the introductory video before deciding which sampler you wish to make.