It’s time for another Yarnspirations Knit & Crochet-Along! This time, we’ll be making 2 gorgeous afghans (1 knit, 1 crochet) with our Crochet-Along co-host Mikey from The Crochet Crowd.
Want to join in on the fun? Check out our FAQ below to get all the info you need, and go here to sign up & get 15% off your order!
2015 Mystery Afghan Knit & Crochet-Along FAQ
Q: What is it a KAL/CAL?
A: A Knit-Along (KAL) or Crochet-Along (CAL) is simply good people knitting or crocheting a project together! In this case, the project is an afghan. You can share your experiences and your triumphs, meet new friends, learn new skills with every clue, and you’ll have an amazing afghan at the end!
Q: How does it work?
A: Starting on Tuesday February 10th, check in here every Tuesday to get your weekly clue! Every week, you’ll put your clues together to reveal the mystery pattern and watch your afghan grow.
Q: When does it start and how long does it last?
A: The first clue will be available on Tuesday, February 10th, and the KAL/CAL will go on for 10 weeks, ending on April 14th.
Q: How big is the finished afghan?
A: The crochet afghan will be approx 45” x 57” [114.5 x 144.5 cm], and the knit afghan will be approx 52” x 56” [132 x 142 cm].
Q: Do I need any special skills to participate?
A: From beginners to stitching superstars, anyone who loves to knit or crochet is welcome to participate! Don’t worry if you’re not experienced – we’ll be releasing videos to help you with every clue on our YouTube channel.
Q: Is there a time limit for completing each clue?
A: Nope! You can take as much time as you need to complete every clue. Just make sure that you keep track of every clue so that you can catch up without missing anything.
Q: How can I keep track of my clues?
A: No worries about missing clues – you can always find them here. Check back every Tuesday during the KAL/CAL to get the latest clue!
Q: Is there a place for me to share photos of my progress?
A: Absolutely! We love to see what you’re making, and sharing photos of your projects and seeing other people’s photos is one of the most fun parts of a KAL/CAL! Share your progress photos with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Make sure tag your photos with #yarnspirations and #madewithlove so that we can find them!
Q: What materials do I need to make my afghan?
A: The knit afghan is made using Bernat Softee Chunky, and the crochet afghan is made using Caron Simply Soft. You can find everything you need to make the knit afghan here and the crochet afghan here.
Q: Do I have to use the yarn specified in the pattern?
A: You can use any yarn you’d like as long as it’s the right gauge, but we recommend using the yarns that the patterns are designed in for best results.
Q: My postal code isn’t being accepted!
A: No worries! If you’re outside of the US or Canada, just type in 00000 and you’ll be good to go!
Q: Can I use different colors than the ones in the pattern?
A: Of course! We’ve created several Mystery Afghan kits to get you inspired, but you’re welcome to get creative and choose your own colors.
Q: What is the pattern difficulty level?
A: The clues in the afghan pattern range from Easy to Intermediate. Don’t worry if you’re not an experienced knitter or crocheter – you’ll have plenty of help and video tutorials along the way!
Q: Where can I get help if I have questions or need help?