Friendship CAL 2021

The Friendship CAL has started!  I am so glad you are here with us as we start to share the afghan squares needed to make the Friendship Afghan!  Me and 24 other crochet designers are collaborating in the Friendship CAL 2021 hosted by Helen and Sara from Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

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What is this, you ask?  The Friendship CAL will be a Crochet-A-Long where YOU can take part and crochet afghan squares to make a blanket.  On every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday from now until April 2021, there will be a 9″ x 9″ crochet square pattern released, it could  be a free pdf or found free on the designers website.  There will be 40 square crochet patterns released from 25 different crochet designers.  My Diamonds Square will be featured in February!

Diamonds Squares

On each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday I will post the release of a NEW square crochet pattern. You can sign up to my Newsletter below and receive an email once a week letting you know there have been 3 new squares released, who designed them, and where you can find them.  I will also update my website every time there is a new Square released.


What are the Materials needed, you ask?  The materials needed are:

  3100 yards of 4 ply Worsted Weight Yarn or Aran Yarn for Squares
  600 yards of 4 ply Worsted Weight Yarn or Aran Yarn for Joining/Border
  US Crochet G-J Hooks or 4mm – 6mm
  Tapestry Needle for Joining Squares
  Stitch Markers (optional)

This Friendship CAL is a perfect way for you to crochet a Scrap Busting Blanket.  You can use up all of that left over yarn you have lying around from your other crochet projects!  What an AWE-some idea, right?!?!

Also there will be a number of crochet Facebook Groups you can show off your Work-in-Progress at.  You can share your Friendship CAL WIPs inside my newest Facebook Group Jo’s Crafty Hook-ers here.

I hope to see you there!  Be sure to invite all of your crochet loving friends!

Again, you can receive an email notifying you weekly that there have been 3 new square crochet patterns released.  Also my website will be updated every time a new crochet square pattern is released.

If you would like to participate in the Friendship CAL, but do NOT want to wait around for the square releases, we do offer a Friendship CAL Bundle.  You can get all 40 square crochet patterns in one place for only $10!  To take advantage of the Bundle click here.

Friendship Blanket


Week 1

Square 3 – Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – Lauren Square

The Lauren Square

Square 3 was designed by Suzanne of Crafting Each Day.  This square has a wavy design that looks like ocean waves.  The color is gorgeous and makes you think of clear blue water.

The Lauren Square is available for free on Crafting Each Day’s website.  You will find the pattern only uses basic stitches.  It uses single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet.  Visit Crafting Each Day and get your free crochet pattern.


Square 2 – Sunday, January 17, 2021 -Pretty Petals Crochet Square

Square 2 was designed by Amelia of Amelia Makes.  This square uses a lacy design.  This square can be used in many different projects.  It looks like leaves or maybe scattered petals.

This square is available as a free pattern on Amelia’s blog. If you would like the free pdf, Amelia has updated her free pattern for signing up to her emails so an immediate pdf version of this pattern will be delivered directly to your inbox. If you have any issues getting the pdf please contact Amelia directly and she will help you!


Square 1 – Friday, January 15, 2021 – Kinship Square

Kinship Square


Square 1 starts off with our hosts, Helen and Sara of Sunflower Cottage Crochet.  Their square is aptly named the Kinship Square.  It uses the fpdc & bpdc stitches to create a nice tight, textured square.  Don’t worry!  There are helpful Video Tutorials inside the crochet pattern to help you master these stitches!


You can find all the information needed about the Friendship CAL and how to get a free copy of the Friendship Square at Sunflower Cottage Crochet.  You can also join our hosts’ Facebook Group Sunflower Cottage Crochet Community if you have questions about the CAL, share WIPs, and more.  They will have great tips, tricks, and useful information as the CAL progresses.


Again, if you would like to purchase the Friendship CAL Bundle and get ALL 40 square crochet patterns at ONE time, click on the picture below or here.

Friendship Blanket


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