Best 2023 CALs Free Crochet Patterns

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Welcome to 2023, beautiful people! Are you already looking for crochet patterns for The Best 2023 CALs? We bet you are! After all, what could be more fun this time of the year than exciting crochet along?

Joining a community of crafters and creating wonders with colorful yarn is our favorite way of spending the first weeks and months of a new year. And all the rest of it, to be honest!

The inspiration you get from this selection of the best 2023 CALs will last you for a long time. Let’s explore!

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If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Flower Afghans and Colorful Stripes Blankets.

The Best Crochet-A-Long Ideas

Eliza Throw

Get ready for Joanita’s CAL because it starts on 6th June 2023! This blanket pattern will be released in 4 parts over 4 weeks, so make sure you’ve got yarn and hook ready. You can try it even if all you know are basic stitches because special stitches will be explained in the instructions.

Level: intermediate Author: Joanita Theron

photos by Joanita Theron /

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India Blanket CAL

Colorful stripes and dots create a pattern that is hard to look away from. Kaz’s CAL starts at the beginning of June 2023, so check the yarn info and choose the colorway you like. This pattern leaves a lot of room for experiments, so use up leftover yarns, or come up with a totally new color palette.

Level: intermediate Author: Kaz – Insomnia Crochet

photos by Kaz – Insomnia Crochet /

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Springfrost Blanket CAL

This is the first sign of spring 2023 in the online crochet community! Could it be any more beautiful? We certainly don’t think so! On top of that, the crochet pattern is designed by Attic24, so it is simply bound to be a success. Join the crochet along!

Level: upper beginner Author: Attic24

Crochet along blanket

The original pattern and the photos are on Attic24.

Alive CAL

This crochet along will make you feel alive even on the darkest, coldest winter day! And the blanket you will crochet will make you so proud of your determination and wonderful crochet skills. All you need to do is follow Sandra McButton!

Level: upper beginner Author: Sandra McButton

Crochet along blanket

The original pattern and the photos are on Hooks and Yarn. More info on Ravelry.

Animal Square CAL

This is a special crochet-along for animal lovers! And parents who enjoy crocheting charming baby blankets. Even if you are still a beginner crocheter, you will have plenty of fun following the patterns by Repeat Crafter Me. Get equipped with colorful yarn and go for it!

Level: upper beginner Author: Repeat Crafter Me

Crochet Polar Bear Square

The original pattern and the photos are on Repeat Crafter Me. Here is more info on the crochet-along.

Coronation Keepsake Blanket

A royal design by Sirdar! Guess what? This crochet pattern will be available not only free of charge but also as part of a crochet along! This may be the best piece of news we all hear today! Get your yarns and hooks ready! The crochet along starts soon.

Level: upper beginner Author: Sirdar

Crochet Blanket

The original pattern is on Sirdar. The photos are on Instagram.

Seeking Balance CAL

A crochet masterpiece designed by Iman van der Kraan! Anyone who joins this super exciting crochet along will learn a myriad of stitches and take their skills to the next level. Are you ready for this beautiful challenge?

Level: advanced Author: Iman van der Kraan

crochet along blanket

The original pattern and the photos are on Ravelry.

Madison’s Rainbow Baby Blanket

One more amazing idea by Melanie Grobler from M&M Crochet Designs! Rainbows and wonderful stitches – this is definitely a combination made in heaven. On top of that, this pattern is part of a crochet along. How could this get any better, right?

Level: intermediate Author: Melanie Grobler

Rainbow Baby Blanket

The original pattern and the photos are on M&M Crochet Designs. More info on Ravelry.

Diamond Duchess

A spectacular crochet throw designed by Kathryn Middleton! If you want to learn how to make this wonder yourself, join the crochet-along starting on the 10th of May 2023 in the author’s Facebook group. It will be an amazing adventure!

Level: medium Author: Kathryn Middleton

crochet blanket

The original pattern and the information about the CAL are in the Facebook Group. More info and the photos are on Ravelry. The pattern is free in the Facebook group for the duration of the CAL.

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