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9 Best Crochet Along (CAL) Ideas For 2024

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Embark on a creative journey in the world of crochet as we step into 2024 with a delightful array of Crochet Along (CAL) ideas. From intricate stitch patterns to charming seasonal projects, this post unveils a treasure trove of inspiring suggestions to spark your crochet enthusiasm throughout the upcoming year. Let’s weave together a tapestry of creativity with these exciting CAL ideas that promise to make your crochet journey in 2024 truly special.



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If you need more inspiration, check out our 10+ Best 2023 CALs and Blanket CALs 2022 collections.



1. Nature’s Palette Hexie CAL (2024) free crochet pattern

Let yourself be mesmerized by the colorful hexagons of Nature’s Palette Hexie CAL. This project is quite unique because you can sign up for a full year of yarn subscription! Each month you will receive a skein of 100% merino yarn from The Creative Knitter Nature’s Palette collection. Follow the instructions and see the colors unfold!

Level: upper beginner Author: NautiKrall Crochet x The Creative Knitter

Two pictures of crocheted afghans with candles on them.

photos by NautiKrall Crochet x The Creative Knitter / nautikrallcrochet.com

Find this pattern on nautikrallcrochet.com.

2. Ipsa Tunisian Blanket CAL free crochet pattern

If you’d like to try something more challenging this year, go for Arunima’s Ipsa Tunisian Blanket CAL! This project consists of beautifully patterned hexagons that will create a true showpiece. Intermediate crocheters with experience in Tunisian techniques will be the perfect bunch to follow along.

Level: intermediate Author: Arunima Goel

A set of pictures of a rug with different designs on it.

photos by Arunima Goel / ravelry.com

Find this pattern on knitterknotter.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

3. Crochet Foodie Themed Blanket free pattern

Pizzas, donuts, pretzels, hot dogs – this blanket has it all! What could have been a simple square blanket in vibrant colors, became a true celebratory piece for all things tasty. Maria’s project is very versatile because you can use the appliques independently. You can easily sew them onto clothes, accessories, or pillows.

Level: upper beginner Author: Maria’s Blue Crayon

A colorful blanket with food on it.

photos by Maria’s Blue Crayon / mariasbluecrayon.com

Find this pattern on mariasbluecrayon.com.

4. Moogly CAL 2023 free crochet pattern

As usual, Moogly starts the year with 24 afghan blocks designed by 24 fabulous crochet designers. Although what you can see is the project from 2023, the new CAL starts this month! Parts of the pattern will be published bi-weekly throughout the year, making it two new free patterns a month.

Level: upper beginner Author: Moogly

A crocheted afghan with white and gray squares.

photos by Moogly / mooglyblog.com

Find the full list of 2023 patterns on mooglyblog.com, or read about the 2024 project on mooglyblog.com.

5. Sungold Blanket free crochet pattern

With its colorful look, this blanket crochet project from Lucy of Attic24 is sure to brighten up every room. The pattern is inspired by flower-filled gardens, giving it a cheerful rainbow effect. Crafted with 15 shades of Stylecraft DK yarn, it features easy-to-follow stripes designed to provide a relaxing crochet experience. Don’t be afraid to give it a try and bring a pop of color into your home space!

Level: upper beginner Author: Lucy of Attic24

Two pictures of a colorful crocheted blanket adorned with vibrant flowers, showcasing one of the best 2023 CALs.

 

photo by Lucy of Attic24 / attic24.typepad.com

 

Find this pattern on attic24.typepad.com.

6. Sarah Free Crochet Pattern

Looking for a project that will put your crochet skills to the test? Then you’re at the right place! This crochet blanket CAL by Iman van der Kraan is going to be released in 17 parts, featuring a beautifully stitched design. Go for this pattern to create a stunning crocheted throw that will brighten up your space or use it as a fabulous baby blanket. Which colors will you choose?

Level: intermediate Author: Iman van der Kraan

Two pictures of a crochet along afghan.

photos by Iman van der Kraan / ravelry.com

Find this pattern on haaksteek.nl, or read more on ravelry.com.

7. Annatjie’s Garden Throw Free Crochet Pattern

Join the new CAL project by Joanita Theron to create this beautiful flower-inspired throw. It features four center flower squares bordered with several rounds of varied crochet stitches for added texture. Be sure that this blanket will bring a breath of spring into your home with its vibrant design!

Level: intermediate Author: Joanita Theron

Two pictures of a crocheted blanket on top of a green car, showcasing a delightful crochet pattern.

photos by Joanita Theron / ravelry.com

Find this pattern on creativecrochetworkshop.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

8. Enigma Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

For those who don’t like to wait for each CAL part release, this throw crochet pattern by Esther Dijkstra is now available as a stand-alone project. It has a delightful flower motif that is woven throughout the whole design, adding a spring-like touch. The blanket undergoes several shape transformations, beginning as a circular mandala, transitioning to a square, and eventually settling into a rectangle. With its captivating design and seven-color palette, it’s a must-try for any crochet enthusiast!

Level: intermediate Author: Esther Dijkstra

A vibrant crocheted blanket on a bed, created through a crochet along.

photos by Esther Dijkstra / ravelry.com

Find this pattern on itsallinanutshell.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

9. Under the Sea CAL Free Crochet Pattern

The underwater world makes such a great theme for a baby blanket. If you would like to add one to your child’s nursery, here comes a new CAL from Sarah Zimmerman! This blanket project is made up of crochet squares adorned with adorable ocean creatures, starting with a smiley starfish and an adorable seahorse design. Stay updated with each new CAL release to ensure you don’t miss out on creating your own aquatic masterpiece!

Level: upper beginner Author: Sarah Zimmerman

Crochet along seahorse and starfish dishcloths.

photos by Sarah Zimmerman / repeatcrafterme.com

Find this pattern on repeatcrafterme.com.

Make a stunning blanket step-by-step

We hope that you enjoyed our curated list of Crochet Along ideas. This post brings you a brief glimpse into the exciting CAL possibilities that promise to add a touch of creativity to your crochet adventures in the coming year. Get ready to embark on a year-long journey of inspiration, collaboration, and beautiful handmade creations!

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