Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule

Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule

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At the first of the year I was asked to join a Facebook Group, called the Patchwork Mystery CAL.  The Patchwork Mystery CAL started April 15, 2019 and lasts until July 7, 2019.  Below you will find the Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule which will be 12 weeks long.  Also at the end of the schedule I talk about crochet giving you hope!

The Facebook Group consists of me and 11 other fiber artist designing a 12″ x 12″ Square for their mystery CAL.  All of the designs were to be and are to held a secret until each artist’s Square is revealed.  Also when we were creating our square there had to be a meaning behind the design.  Therefore each of us 12 fiber artists have a story to tell when our Square is published.

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The purpose of the group’s 12 squares is to create an amazing work of art by joining the 12 squares and creating an Afghan.  The creation of the Afghan has you joining 3 Squares across by 4 Squares long.  You can arrange your 12 squares any way you prefer or join them in the order of the CAL.

Even though it is week 2 of the CAL, you will have plenty of time to join us and crochet a Square.  Today is the release of Square #2.  I will be adding to this post weekly, as the next fiber artist’s square is revealed.  So if you have want to join our CAL you can do so here.  Check out the Announcement section of the group for ALL the information you need to start crocheting your Squares!  Also, be sure to subscribe to my email list and you will receive the next Patchwork Mystery Square when it is released!

1 – Find out the design of the new Square each week!

2 – Also, find out every week the story behind the design of each artist’s Square!

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April 15, 2019 WEEK 1 by Crochet Instinct
Show your support by following Stephanie Ware on her Blog, Facebook & Instagram

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·         April 22, 2019: WEEK 2 by Crochet Anything
* Show your support by following Jessica Beres on her Blog, & Instagram


Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule
Cornered Cable Square

Cornered Cable Square 

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        April 29, 2019: WEEK 3 by Made With Love & Yarn
* Show your support by following Courtney Lang on her BlogFacebook, & Instagram

Patchwork Mystery CAL
Twisted Times Square

Twisted Times Square

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·         May 6, 2019: WEEK 4 by Sunset Knots
* Show your support by following Marianne Hamil on her BlogFacebook, & Instagram

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Lana Blossom Square – Marianne’s Version

Lana Blossom Square

·         May 13, 2019: WEEK 5 by Shelby Shea’s Stitches
* Show your support by following Shelby Shea on her BlogFacebook, & Instagram


Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule
Pasha Square

Pasha Square

Shelby Shea supplied a Video Tutorial for her Pasha Square and you can find it here!

·         May 20, 2019: WEEK 6 by Tangerine Door Creations
* Show your support by following Desiree Krahn on her Blog & Facebook

Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule
Garden Gate Square

You can find the story behind Desiree’s story about her Garden Gate Square here!

·         May 27, 2019: WEEK 7 by Journey Chanel Designs
* Show your support by following Anastasia Smith on her BlogFacebook, & Instagram

Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule
Fairy Wings Square

Find out the story behind Anastasia’s Fairy Wings Square here!

·         June 3, 2019: WEEK 8 by Crochetaladia
* Show your support by following Claudia Martin on her Instagram

Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule
Week 8 is a little different today.  Find Claudia Martin’s Post on her Spring Pathways Square @crochetaladia on Instagram.
Find her free pattern at Ravelry here!

·         June 10, 2019: 

WEEK 9 is a collaborated effort by Sunset Knots & Tangerine Door Creations
* Show your support by following Marianne Hamil of Sunset Knots and Desiree Krahn of Tangerine Door Creations above.  The Square is titled:  Belle’s Enchanted Garden Square.

For convenience, you will find the full pattern and all links for this week on both blogs. Be sure to visit both to get our thoughts about the square. 🥳



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Belle’s Enchanted Garden Square

·         June 17, 2019: WEEK 10 by Rich Textures Crochet
* Show your support by following Sarah Thomson on her BlogFacebook, & Instagram

Here is what Sarah of Rich Textures Crochet had to say about her Rip Tides Square:

“Good morning everyone! Welcome to week 10 of the Patchwork Mystery CAL! Thank you so much for joining 🙂
This week I bring you the Rip Tides Afghan Square. I look forward to seeing your progress and creativity.
Find the free pattern here —>…/the-rip-tides-square-fre…/

YouTube Tutorial (don’t forget to subscribe! This channel is updated weekly with free crochet patterns and stitch tutorials ) —>

PDF on Etsy ($2.50 CAD):

PDF on Ravelry ($2.50 CAD):…/library/rip-tides-afghan-square

Be sure to upload your progress photos in the album. Note: I recently had a baby (he is now one week old) 🙂 I will be stopping in as I can, but he is the one dictating my schedule at the moment so it’s a little sporadic 🙂”

Happy Crocheting!!

Rip Tides Square

·         June 24, 2019: WEEK 11 by Stardust Gold Crochet
* Show your support by following Tasha Reynolds on her BlogFacebook, & Instagram

Good morning and evening everyone! Welcome to week 11 of the Patchwork Mystery CAL!

Thank you so much for joining 🙂! My name is Tasha and I am the designer behind Stardust Gold Crochet. I am so excited to be hosting this CAL and I hope you all enjoy creating it. I cannot wait to see all your beautiful colors!

This weeks square is called the The Phoenix Afghan Square.


– Links for the free photo free PDF & YouTube Tutorial are in the blog post. 😍
– The YouTube tutorial is not live yet. It will be uploaded around 5:30 pm CST (central standard time).
In the meantime, the blog post does have photos for you to work through some of the more difficult rounds. 🤩
Be sure to upload your progress photos in the album so I can see and help you along!
Happy Hooking! 🤗
Much love, 💖
Tasha’s Phoenix Afghan Square

·         July 1, 2019: WEEK 12 (LAST WEEK) by Jo’s Crafty Hook
* Show your support by following Joey Lea Baird on her Blog, Facebook, & Instagram

As I like to remind everyone who is like me, this CAL would be the perfect crochet project for you to do!  If you suffer from Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Depression, or any other debilitating disease like Scoliosis this CAL can help you cope by giving you hope!

Just think, you have 12 weeks to crochet 12 squares.  At the end of that time you will have 12 awesome designs to join together and create an Afghan!  How awesome is that!  Crochet is my Lifeline!  Crochet gives me hope because it helps me cope.  At the end of the day, week, month, I have created something amazing that gave me purpose!  So be sure to join me these next 12 weeks where I will be coping with my Scoliosis, Chronic Pain, Anxiety and Depression.

Find me, Jo of Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs at any one of these places listed below!  Subscribe to my email; follow me on Etsy, Instagram and Twitter; favorite my patterns at Ravelry; and watch and subscribe to my video tutorials on YouTube!


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Save the Song Birds with Scrap Yarn

Crochet & Knit Artificial Nests
Save the Song Birds with Scrap Yarn

Save the Song Birds with Scrap Yarn

As my family will tell you, I LOVE Birds! I love Blue Jays, Cardinals, Woodpeckers, Cat Birds, and more! I could go on and on about the different types of Birds I love, but I won’t. But I do want YOU crocheters or knitters out there to LOVE Song Birds so much that you make the baby birds a Nest with YOUR talent!

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My adopted daughter,Victoria Dunn, brought this idea to my attention, I LOVED this idea SO much that I want to get YOU involved! I found a pattern last night in my Gram’s old crochet patterns that I thought would be perfect for all of us to crochet for the baby song birds. SO I am sharing it right here on my Blog AND inside my FB Group Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs!  So be sure to crochet a basket (or 4), share it with us in my FB Group and I will share your pics on my website!


For those of you like me, Chronic Pain sufferer or Scoliosis Survivor, this Crochet/Knit pattern is right up your alley!  It takes very little yarn, very little time, and leaves you with a HUGE sense of accomplishment!!  Here is the original post and the related post as well.  You can even watch a video about the group that use these nests.  For those of you that would like to mail in your nest when finished, here is the address to sent it to:

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Po box 1484
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You can use 2 strands of your Scrap Yarn!  1-1.5 ounces of each color is all you need!  I know I have made 8 so far and I haven’t even put a dent in my scrap yarn.

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#4 Worsted Weight Yarn (1-3 oz)
#4 Worsted Weight 100% Cotton Yarn (1-3 oz)
US Hook J or 5.75 mm if needing tighter stitches
US Hook K or 6.50 mm

**You will use 2 strands at one time. We want the stitches to be nice and tight, so the cold air doesn’t hurt the baby birds.**

Nest will measure 3″ wide x 3″ tall

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ch 4

R1: 11 dc in the 4th ch from hook. Join with ss in to top of ch 3. (12 dc)

R2: Ch 3, 1 dc in the same space, 2 dc in the each stitch around.  ss to join (24 stitches)

R3: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st.* Repeat * around (36 st)

R4: Ch 3, 1 dc in the back loop only of each st around. (36 st)

R6-R8: Ch 3, 1 dc in each dc around.. (36 st)

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**The ladies of the organization provided a Crochet and Knit Pattern, but the above Crochet Pattern is my own design.**

Knitted Artificial Bird Nest

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On size 5 dpn’s cast on 54 stitches using 2 or 3 strands of yarn so the nests are tightly knit and will stand up in a bowl shape on their own! (divide sts up into 18 sts/needle). Work in knit (stockingette is automatic on dpn’s) stitch for approximately 3 inches. Begin decreasing for the crown as follows:

Next row: *K 7, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 6, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 5, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Nest row: *K 4, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 3, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 2, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 1, k 2 tog* repeat to end

Clip off yarn leaving a tail of about 6 inches.

Using yarn needle, slide yarn needle under all stitches on needles, and draw tight to close up the end. Knot

Make sure the nest can stand up in a bowl shape on its own!

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Thank you for scrolling down here to see who our Facebook Group Crochet-A-Long with Us’s next CAL will be and who will be doing it!  Natalia Johnson of nataliscrochet will be hosting her CAL 4/6 -4/13/2019.  You can check her out ahead of time by finding her here on Facebook and her crochet patterns here at the Ravelry Store.