Crochet-a-long: Kit List

Crochet MonkeyKureyon Crochet CatCrochet doll finished

Joining us for the CAL?
Glad to hear it.

Here's your kit list:

CAL -Get ready!

Stitch marker (a piece of coloured yarn will do the job).
Crochet hook to suit your yarn (I used a 4mm).
Yarn of choice (now, my first Blue Monk used 1 skein of Rico Cotton, BUT subsequent Monks have needed a squidge more- be on the safe side and make sure you have more than you'll need).
Eyes. You can use buttons or proper safety eyes. I used 12mm buttons (size 18L).
Embroidery thread (for attaching buttons/ felt etc).
Felt/ fabrics (for face/ dress etc).
Polyester fibre-fill/ toy stuffing.
Sewing needle and tapestry needle.

[Cup of tea and left-over Easter egg optional]


If you're a beginner, then  your homework is to practise your single crochet (US)/ double crochet (UK) stitches. Don't worry about increasing and deceasing stitches yet - I'll show you as we go along.
Oh, and as we'll be crocheting in the round, it might be worth having a look at the magic ring method of starting a circle (again, don't worry if this is too tricky, I've got an easier option too).

And don't forget to join our Flickr group- just click on the CAL picture over there on the right and get ready to share your CAL progress- it will be great to see what everyone's up to.
[NB Flickr is free to sign up]

Any questions? Do ask.

I look forward to seeing you next week...


Xx

6 comments:

  1. Thanks very much Annaboo for such a lovely tutorial. When I saw Cherry Hearts doll, I just had to make one. I have put it on Ravelry. Sorry I couldn't work out how to put a photo on Flickr, but will try again.
    Thanks again.

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  2. Hi!
    My first monkey is almoust ready. Thanks for a tutorial. When I write in my blog about the monkey, I leave to you message, that you look my monkey too.

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  4. Hi!

    Now my monkeys are ready. Please visit in my blog and tell what you think about these monkeys.

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  5. I am loving this pattern and making one for my daughter, and step daughter. you made this very easy to fallow and underdtand, thank you for that :)

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  6. I just blogged, http://mykeeponkeepingon.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-tale-of-violet.html about 2 monkeys I made following your pattern and of course I linked back here. This pattern is so fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us!

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