Announcing January 2019 Knit Along (KAL) and Crochet Along (CAL)

Happy New Year 2019!

Announcing the first Knit Along and Crochet Along of the year:

Shangri-La Tapestry Crochet Bag and Maggie Knit Drawstring Bag

You can find both events on my Ravelry Community Group. Please feel welcome to share photos, comment on others photos, and join in the fun! I will be randomly choosing participants each week to send prizes, too.

Download the Shangri-La Tapestry Crochet Bag HERE
This project features 2 balls each of 2 colors of Be So Baby Yarn
E/4 (3.5mm) crochet hook

Tapestry crochet is an incredible technique for creating gorgeous colorwork with simple stitches and the added bonus is the fabric is reversible. If you can double crochet,

The video tutorials are live for the Shangri-La Crochet Along here:

Download the Maggie Knit Drawstring Bag HERE
This project features 1 ball of Be So Sporty BLING Yarn
US6 (4mm) knitting needles

This elegant drawstring bag could be filled with goodies or even double as an evening purse. You could also add beads to the drawstrings.

The video tutorials for the Maggie Knit Drawstring Bag begin today!

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 Your 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 over 800 previously recorded episodes HERECreate 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!

Kristin donates a portion of every sale to her charity Project Kristin Cares, which supports survivors of domestic violence. Learn more at 


2 thoughts on “Announcing January 2019 Knit Along (KAL) and Crochet Along (CAL)

  1. Maria Caturay says:

    Hi Kristin
    I am so impressed with your work. You have empowered your gift in a very lovely way. I am wanting to make the Shangri la tapestry bag but not able to download the pattern. Any advice on how to download pattern.
    Thank you

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