Announcing a CAL Crochet Along Project with Yolanda Soto Lopez and Kristin Omdahl!
Last year at Stitches West, I met Yolanda Soto Lopez through a mutual friend. We bonded over our love of crafting and yarn, and have been friends ever since! She lives in California and I live in Florida, but we don’t let that stop us! We video chat to stay in touch 🙂
We thought it would be fun to collaborate and design an afghan together. I am going to design 3 squares and Yolanda is going to design 3 squares. Every week, one of us will be launching a YouTube video teaching you how to make one of the squares, and you will be able to download the instructions in a corresponding blog post.
On the final week, I will show you how to seamlessly join the squares together to create the afghan! Doesn’t that sound fun? I hope you join us.
Here is our schedule:
Week 1: February 26, 2016 Kristin will show you how to make the first square.
Week 2: March 4, 2016: Yolanda will show you how to make the second square.
Week 3: March 11, 2016: Kristin will show you how to make the third square.
Week 4: March 18, 2016: Yolanda will show you how to make the fourth square.
Week 5: March 25, 2016: Kristin will show you how to make the fifth square.
Week 6: April 1, 2016: Yolanda will show you how to make the sixth square.
Week 7: April 8, 2016: Kristin will show you how to join all the squares.
The theme is springtime and here is the beautiful, cheerful color palette we chose: Passionate Plum, Sun Kissed Yellow, Crushed Berries and Chantilly Lace.
If you subscribe to Yolanda’s YouTube Channel and my YouTube Channel you will be notified as soon as the videos are live every week. And we will send links back to both our blogs each week so you can download the patterns as well.
We will be using Be So Sporty Yarn for this project.
As always, I offer free US shipping for orders over $75 USD and free international shipping for orders over $150 USD.
I hope you join us. We are both very excited to be collaborating on this project together. The more the merrier.
Shop Kristin Omdahl Yarns HERE
Shop Kristin Omdahl Crochet Patterns HERE
Shop Kristin Omdahl Knitting Patterns HERE
I would love to see your creations. Just as much fun as making these myself is the satisfaction I get from seeing my designs come to life and other crochet fans wearing them too. There are now 2 ways you can share what you have done!
- Share yours by joining Create. Share. Inspire on Facebook where you can interact with me as well as many other members who have a love of knitting and crochet just like you! It is a wonderful and safe place to share your photos of finished projects in my knitting or crochet patterns or yarns, and to see what others are making, too.
- I have recently added a wonderful new interactive section to the website which I invite you to take part in, it has been a smashing success and such fun so far. It is the new “Share a Project” section. You, my creators, can upload images and descriptions of your creations to share with the ever growing community! To upload simply click here.
Additionally, I host a livestreaming podcast weekday on my YouTube Channel called Create Share Inspire Podcast. You can join the audience and even ask me questions LIVE! I often do a show and tell, or quick demo and I always interact with the live audience. It is a lot of fun!
You can browse through almost 800 previously recorded episodes HERE: Create Share Inspire Podcast Playlist . Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get reminders when the next episode airs LIVE.
I look forward to seeing what you create!