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Accessories CAL roundup 2

Today I have one final 2011 crochet-along roundup from the PlanetJune ravelry group members to share with you, as November’s Accessories CAL was given an extension to give people more time to complete their projects (you can see the first roundup photos here).

Keep reading for details of the January CAL at the end of this post, but first, as promised, here’s the second roundup of PlanetJune Accessories projects made for the Accessories CAL…

(As usual, I’m crediting the participants by their Ravelry usernames, so you can look them up on Ravelry if you want more details.)

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Enphra’s Climbing Eyelets Triangular Shawl turned out beautifully!

Here’s a great example of how different yarns can completely alter the look of a project – the following 2 projects are both the Lacy Bobbles Cowl, but made with very different variegated yarns:

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Kid mohair/silk blend (with colours by the inimitable Kaffe Fassett) crocheted by my aunt. The mohair gives a fluffy effect and helps the colours to blend together.

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klopferli’s cowl uses a wool/nylon blend, which gives great stitch definition.

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CrochetChrisie’s Diamond Lattice Neckwarmer looks perfect with her winter coat 🙂

My Lip Balm holder pattern has been really popular this Christmas! A special mention goes out to Jana (saudistitcher) who crocheted an amazing 25 of them to give to all the teachers at her school, but didn’t have time to share a photo of them with us before going home to spend Christmas with her family 🙂

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Ami Paint Set made into a decorative photo frame, by Fatals-attraction

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Scalloped Scarves by theMarkofSMB and CrochetChrisie

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…and another by klopferli

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BanuyeGharbi’s Plumeria pins

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BanuyeGharbi’s pretty gift set includes Plumeria pin, Gift Box and Lip Balm Holder

I never get tired of seeing what people have made from my patterns! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them too. If you’re inspired by these photos to make any of these designs for yourself, to give as gifts, or even to sell, you’ll find all the PlanetJune Accessories patterns in my shop.

January CAL

By popular demand, we’ll be continuing with monthly PlanetJune crochet-alongs in 2012, with a vote to decide each month’s theme. The theme for the January CAL is AquaAmi. This includes all the patterns in the Aquatic Animals section of my shop (or you can get creative and modify any of my other patterns to fit the theme).

AquaAmi Crochet-Along at PlanetJune

If you’d like to join in, you’ll find the AquaAmi CAL thread in the PlanetJune Ravelry group from tomorrow. We hope you’ll join us there for some CAL fun.

And that’s it from me for 2011 – Happy New Year, everyone!


  1. Jeannine said

    All are lovely!

  2. Heather Hoover said

    I love the starry flower BanuyeGharbi

    • June said

      Heather, you can post a pic to the CAL thread as an example for other people, but the whole point of CALs is for everyone to ‘crochet along’ together, so it wouldn’t count as part of the CAL itself if you’d already made it beforehand…

      • Heather Hoover said

        yeah…I kind of figured. : ) I’ve been wanting to get your new penguin set anyway! Guess it’s time!

  3. Salcia said

    June, thanks so much!!! I lose lip balm tubes like it’s my job. Now that I’ve found your pattern, I actually have some hope of holding on to one for long enough to help my poor chapped lips in the winter cold. It’s a Christmas miracle!

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