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Granny Square Christmas Crochet Along

Join our Granny Square Christmas Crochet-Along today for free and crochet 24 granny squares in the countdown to Christmas. By December you’ll have a selection of beautiful crocheted Christmas-y items to deck the halls with.

2 Christmas Granny Square designs will be released each week (full pattern, chart, and photos sent via email every Wednesday) all of which following the festive theme, each set of instructions will come with an array of ideas of how the granny squares can be molded into different festive decorations too so by December you’ll have an amazing collection of crocheted goodies to enjoy.

Suitable for both beginners and experts in crochet, including comprehensive guidance with every square from art and craft publisher, David & Charles. Each square has been designed by an expert crochet designer with years of experience. Here’s just some of the fantastic crochet designers included:

  • Ira Rott, a Canadian crochet designer and author of Crochet Animal Rugs and Crochet Animal Slippers. Ira is known for her fun and colourful designs and considers crochet to be the place that Yarn and Fabric meet FUN! You can see more from Ira (and buy her books if you want to) on her website here: Visit Ira’s Website
  • Sarah Shrimpton, better known online as Annaboos House – is the author of Hello Hexie!, The Modern Crochet Bible, Beginner’s Guide to Crochet and Supersize Crochet. Sarah uses fresh contemporary crochet designs to give her followers a fantastic range of projects and patterns to enjoy. If you want to see more from Sarah, you can visit her website here.
  • Carla Mitrani, who in 2020 released her bestselling book, Crochet Iconic Women, is also joining the Crochet Along providing 2 fantastic new patterns. Carla is known for her incredible crocheted dolls – bringing life to her creations with their stories (real-life and fictional characters). Carla is known online as amourfou_crochet – you can find her website here.
  • Emma Friedlander-Collins – known as SteelandStitch online is the author of Crochet Hacking and co-author of Zero Waste Kitchen and Zero Waste Christmas. Emma is known for her handy hacks to upcycle, reuse and repurpose items with crochet. You can follow Emma on Instagram or find her website here.Crochet Along Free David and Charles

And that’s not all, also joining our Granny Square Christmas Crochet Along are:

  • Lee Sartori – known for a selection of fantastic crochet books like A Modern Guide to Textured Crochet and Harry Potter Crochet Wizardry Lee is highly experienced and brings a flair of creativity into her modern crochet designs. You can see more of Lee’s work here
  • Irene Strange – Irene Strange is best known for her amigurumi designs of wonderful creatures – bright and bold patterns help these creatures stand out from the crowd. You can see Irene’s work here.
  • Steffi Glaves – Steffi is the queen of micro crochet. From jewellery to trinkets, badges, necklaces and more, there’s nothing Steffi can’t make in micro-crochet form. Steffi is the author of 100 Micro Crochet Motifs – you can find more from Steffi here.
  • Kelly Rule – Kelly is new to the crochet designing world but you wouldn’t know that from seeing her patterns. Bringing a new designer into the mix brings a new perspective to the classic granny square. Watch out for this designer – there’s definitely good things on the way!
  • Sandra Gutierrez –  Sandra known online as @nomadstitches is known for her striking designs with bright and bold patterns. Sandra has some very exciting plans on the horizon – if you want to see what they could be follow her here.
  • Esme Crick – Master of mosaic crochet Esme is releasing her new book “Mosaic Crochet Workshop” soon which is set to be one of the biggest crochet titles of the year. You can pre-order Esme’s book here or find out more about her on Instagram here.
  • Caitie Moore – Caitie is a co-author of 3D Granny Squares, from which this CAL includes many designs from. Caitie’s designs are full of personality, easy to follow, and perfect for any occasion. You can find out more about Caitie here.

CAL Free 2021

Our Crochet Along is in aid of the British Heart Foundation this year, their tireless work to end heartbreak for everyone is truly inspiring. To support this CAL they have provided some handy heart tips with each weeks’ patterns so you can crochet your way to a healthier heart. Our Crochet Along is free to join and comes with 24 patterns, (2 released each week) all including charts and ways to turn them into the most beautiful of Christmas decorations. From bunting to tree decorations, toy boxes, jumper motifs, coasters and more there’s no end to the creativity when a granny square is involved. Plus, you can share your Granny Square Christmas creations with us on social media using #CAL4BHF – we’ll even share some of our favourites here on our website and our socials.

Pop your details in the form below to join our CAL and you’ll start receiving the patterns from September 6th 2021! The Crochet Along is completely free to join, but if you’d like to make a small donation to the British Heart Foundation in return for the free patterns you can do so here: Donate to the British Heart Foundation

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  1. Not sure if the join now button worked! I would love to join this CAL, if you could add me if it didn’t work that would be great, thank you.

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  2. Please note that the form will not accept your details if there is a space before or after your name or email – it may also not allow you to press “join” if too many others are trying at the same time – in this instance, please comment here and we will add you manually. Thanks!

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  3. Would like to take part but as previously said button not working. Removed the space inbetween my name but still didn’t work. Could you add me please

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  4. Hi there.
    I also am having signing up for the crochet-a-long for the Granny Smith Christmas Squares.

    Thank you
    Barb

    • Hi, no problem we’ve added you to the CAL. Keep an eye out for a confirmation email as it may go into Junk. Thanks!

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    • Hi Andrea, your form did successfully submit, you will start receiving the patterns from the 6th of September. You may want to check your junk/spam folder for the confirmation email. Thanks!

  5. Would love to join the cal but join button doesn’t seem to work. It’s disappointing to see that not many people have donated too the charity

  6. Hi, I would like to join the Christmas cal but it looks like the system is not working. Could you add me, please? Thanks. Maria.

  7. Hi there, I just tried to submit my email and name for the CAL, but it doesn’t go anywhere. May you please advise, thank you!

  8. I wanted to join the crochet along but I cannot male the form and join button work ☹
    Could you sign me up or assist me? Thank you so much!

    • Hi! Any DK Yarn will do but naturally, Christmas colours are included – each week patterns will be released on a Monday, and you’ll have a week to complete them – hook size varies but only slightly – sizes 3mm – 6mm will do! This CAL will be great for Stash Busting! Thanks!

  9. Hi, I thought I’d joined but I haven’t received an email with the first week’s patterns so now I’m thinking that perhaps the button didn’t work for me either… could I be added please?

  10. Hello! i try to join the CAL but the button JOIN doesn’t work. Can you please add me to your magical project?
    Thank you so much!

  11. Hi! I tried to enter my email address in order to participate to the cal but it doesnot happen to work. Can you help?
    Thank you!

  12. I would like to join please ( the join now is not working for me) I have down loaded this weeks patterns from the link you posted above.
    Thank you

  13. Hi… ‘Join’ button doesn’t seem to be registering my details. Will you please add me to the Christmas CAL?
    Thank you.

  14. Would like to join the Christmas granny square Christmas crochet however it won’t allow me to join. Press the join now and nothing seems to happen

    • Hi! Is there a list of colours/yarns for the CAL? I’d love to take part as the weeks go but it’s not feasible for me to get new colours each week. Do you know what colours we’ll use and how much of each in the coming weeks?
      Thanks!

      • Hi Aisling, as these designs aren’t too big, they are a perfect size for stash busting as opposed to buying new. The patterns use no more than 50g a square at most (dependent on tension and hook size of course) and are all typical Christmas colours. To give you an idea, this week, colours used are: browns, cream/white, yellow, red & green. Next week colours are: Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Black, White. Also don’t be afraid to mix up the colours – creativity is encouraged! Thanks.

  15. I’ve enjoyed making the first of my Granny Squares but am disappointed that there is no mention of who designed each square.

    • Hi Beth, not a full list but a good guideline is 50g yarn per square (roughly) – dependent on tension and hook size. The typical Christmas colour palette. The colours used this week and next week are: Green, Red, Yellow, Brown, White, Black, Blue, Orange. But creativity is encouraged – mix up the colours and use these granny squares to stash bust. Thanks!

  16. 19th September – and I have only just learned about, and signed up for, the Christmas CAL. Have I lost the first patterns or can I catch up somehow….thanks

  17. Hello, could I please join? The link didn’t work previously and it still doesn’t seem to be working. Many thanks.

  18. Hi, I just have a question. Are we able to sell our finished items once we’ve made them or is it forbidden due to copyright?

    • Hi Samantha, the copyright for these squares sit with ourselves and the designers, which does include resale, so unfortunately that does mean they aren’t for resale use. Thanks!

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