Every crocheter is a little different. Some of us love to crochet and watch a movie on our own others of us like to get together with a friend, still others find more motivation if they are crocheting with a group. Crochet alongs are a great way to meet other crocheters, learn new skills, get tips and tricks, and laugh. I have participated in a crochet along or two in my time as a crocheter. It's fun!
What is a Crochet Along? It is basically just a group of people interested in crocheting the same item at the same time. Whether you have a local yarn shop crochet along, in a small group, or online it's people sharing an interest. If the CAL as they are known, is run well everyone enjoys the experience. Because you are so focused on the camaraderie, and project. Some of these CAL's are a big deal. They are super popular and they are incredibly in depth. If you are going to choose a CAL it would be best to choose a project that is close to your skill set. If it's challenging you won't get bored but if it's way outside your skill set you might find it frustrating. If you aren't sure about the project ask the project designer or coordinator.
The best part of Crochet Alongs is that even if the project isn't specifically earmarked for charity you can donate/gift your project to whomever you like. Some of the afghans would make a fantastic prize to raffle off for school functions or for a local group trying to raise funds. Afghan projects would be nice donations to hospice. There are so many ways to use your finished project that the mind boggles. No doubt the people that you meet will also love to hear about where you are going to donate your project! Maybe they'll have a few ideas of their own.
This won't be a long blog because it's basically just a roundup of places you can check for a CAL you can enjoy. That's the key here, if you are donating your project to charity it should make you HAPPY :) Let's get started shall we? Get your mouse ready to click links!
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