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January CAL Supplies List & Giveaway

Posted on January 09, 2017 by Lianka Azulay | 0 Comments


Crocodile Stitch Capelet in Dream Baby Violet Fields


I am thrilled to announce that I'm back for an encore Furls CAL!

I'm honored to present  another crochet accessory design for you all, especially after the record-breaking participation in our November CAL with the Crocodile Stitch Fingerless Gloves.  I had a fabulous time, and hope you did too!

The pattern for this CAL will be released in weekly installments here on the Furls blog. Sign up for the Furls newsletter to stay up-to-date.

I'll also be providing pattern support via the Furls Facebook Group: Fun with Furls. I strongly suggest you join the group--it's not only a helpful resource, but you'll get tons of inspiration and knowledge from crafters from all over the world. There's nothing better than hanging out with like-minded people!

What are we making...

Crocodile Stitch Capelet in Merino Dream Platinum Shades

When folks from Furls invited me back  for this January CAL it took me mere seconds to sketch the new design, because I had already been thinking that the Gloves from the December CAL deserved a companion accessory,  one that would both complement the Gloves yet look amazing by itself. So I already had an idea in mind, and voilà: The Crocodile Stitch Hooded Capelet was born! A functional and chic accessory to keep you warm all winter. 

This capelet has an intriguing aura of mystery about it, and I'm looking forwared to working on it with you! The design features two fun and highly-textured stitches: Crocodile Stitch and Puff Stitch, and construction is simple and easy to execute.

The pattern includes two sizes: small - large and x-large to 3 x-large. Although most capelets claim "one size fits most,"  I believe that's rarely actually true. Lovely ladies of all sizes deserve pretty handmade accessories that flatter their shape. 

The capelet can also easily be customized to become a poncho, and I will provide directions on how to do it. If you want to make a poncho see supplies list for number of skeins.

Add this design to your Ravelry Favorites HERE

Crocodile Stitch Capelet

Crocodile Stitch Capelet in Merino Dream Prism

If you have been interested in the Crocodile Stitch, this is a perfect opportunity learn it, step-by-step, with support if you have questions or problems. The project is rated "Intermediate," but if you are an adventurous beginner and know the basic crochet stitches (slip stitch, chain and double crochet) you can definitely tackle it, especially with the help of our CAL!

 What will you need...

We are using the same two options of self-stripping yarn from Bonita Yarns (my own lovely yarn brand!) we used for the November CAL: Merino Dream (50% wool, 50% acrylic) and Dream Baby 100% acrylic yarn for those allergic to wool or who prefer machine washable pieces.  

This way, if you want to make a set with the gloves, you can match them up. There are also some amazing new colors on both collections.

You can choose your yarns HERE.

Merino Dream Yarn Collection (50% Wool, 50% Acrylic)

Merino Dream Bonita Yarns Collection

Dream Baby Yarn Collection (100% Acrylic)

Dream Baby Bonita Yarns

Here are the number of skeins you'll need. Note I have included the amounts needed for customizing the project into a cape/poncho.

Use promo code ‘BONITAFURLS’ (valid until June 30, 2017) at check out to get 15% off your yarn and ALL products and patterns on the Bonita Patterns site!

Furls January CAL - Crocodile Stitch Hooded Capelet  # skeins
Capelet Size Small - Large 4 skeins
Capelet Size X-large - 3 X-large 5 skeins
Poncho Variation Small - Large 5 skeins
Poncho Variation X-large - 3 X-Large 6 skeins

We Will Be Using These Tools:

*Odyssey H/5.00 mm hook or Candy Shop H/5.00 mm hook - Hook size is intentionally bigger than suggested for yarn weight to create a flattering drape.

* Stitch markers

* Yarn needle for weaving in your ends

Go ahead and get your  hook and yarn in these beautiful colors while you can and while supplies last. In our November CAL we re-stocked three times, a few participants experienced delays in getting their yarn, but we got everyone covered for their projects.

We'll be posting a quick review of the Crocodile Stitch video tutorial and a new video showing the Puff Stitch next Monday (Jan 16th) and then the instructions for the first part of this exciting pattern on Monday (Jan 23rd). Stay tuned for more crochet goodness. For now, have fun with our January Crochet-A-Long Giveaway.

Issues, questions with your yarn order? Email 

Be sure to add the pattern to your Ravelry Que HERE

Enter the Rafflecopter contests below for a chance to win the hook and yarn needed for this lovely project.


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Each of the three winners picked will receive One Furls Odyssey H/5.0mm hook AND 5 skeins of Merino Dream Yarn or Dream Baby Yarn- 3 Winners Contest is open Monday January 9, 2017 through Sunday January 15, 2017 at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be chosen on Monday January 16, 2017 and will be notified via email. Winners will also be shown on this page. No purchase necessary, open worldwide.

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A Note About Comments

Furls Crochet Team

November 9th, 2016

Hey everybody! Shortly into our CALs we realized that our out-of-the-box blog comment system wouldn't let us reply to your comments.

We've since installed Disqus, above, which allows you guys to respond to each other and us to reply to your questions; seems like a no-brainer!

We will continue to display existing comments from the old comment system on all existing blog posts. All future commenting will be done through Disqus. Enjoy!