It's time for this year’s crochet-along with Marly Bird! Every Wednesday for four weeks starting September 12 you'll receive video tutorials from Marly to follow along with the written pattern and crochet the shawl. Use the hashtag #MarlyBirdCAL to share your projects! A crochet-along, or CAL, is a group of people coming together to crochet the same project in the same timeframe. If you start late or crochet slower, that's OK! All of the material will stay available.
Join the Marly Bird CAL Facebook group to get tips directly from Marly and from other people who have made the shawl and are working on it, as well as ways to enter the giveaways. Use the hashtag #MarlyBirdCAL on Instagram and Twitter to share your photos there.
Pick up your supplies now so you'll be ready to go when the CAL starts!
Use the promo code CALMARLY20 from August 22-September 12, 2018 for 20% off purchases of Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird on redheart.com.
- RED HEART Chic Sheep by Marly Bird: 3 balls of 5693 Poolside A, 1 ball each of 5254 Sunset B and 5311 Lace C
- Susan Bates Crochet Hook : 5mm [US H-8]
- Yarn needle
- 6” piece of cardboard
GAUGE: 5 v-sts = 4.5" (11.5 cm); 9 rows = 4.25” (11 cm) in V-st stitch pattern. 16 sts= 4” (10 cm); 17 rows = 4” (10 cm) in cable stitch pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Come back each week for the written pattern and video! The written pattern will be on Marly's website and the video will be on YouTube; we'll add the links below as each part is released. All of the materials will stay available after the CAL finishes; so don't worry if you join a little late. Note: at the end of the CAL the full pattern will be released as a downloadable PDF available on RedHeart.com. To get notified as soon as the video is posted, subscribe to Marly's YouTube channel.
Week 1 Wednesday, September 12
Week 2 Wednesday, September 19
Week 3 Wednesday, September 26
Week 4 Wednesday, October 3
Post your progress pictures each week in the Marly Bird CAL Facebook group to be entered for a chance to win a $25 prize pack! We’ll choose two winners each week for the prize pack. One week after the final video is posted we’ll ask you to share a photo of your finished shawl, and we'll choose 3 winners to each win a $50 prize pack from everyone who finished.
To enter: Post your picture of your in-progress sweater in the Facebook group before Tuesday at 11:59pm Mountain Time (Marly's time zone) to be entered. Winners will be announced on Wednesdays by 5pm ET..
- Week 1: Post your progress picture by Tuesday, September 19; 2 winners of a $25 prize pack announced Wednesday, September 20
- Week 2: Post your progress picture by Tuesday, September 26; 2 winners of $25 prize packs announced Wednesday, September 27
- Week 3: Post your progress picture by Tuesday, October 3; 2 winners of $25 prize packs announced Wednesday, October 4
- Week 4: Post your progress picture by Tuesday, October 10; 3 winners of $50 prize packs announced Wednesday, October 11
- Week 5: Post your completed shawl picture by Tuesday, October 17; 3 winners of $50 prize packs announced Wednesday, October 18