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Spring/Easter CAL roundup

This month we celebrated the return of spring, and Easter for those who observe it, with a special prize CAL featuring all my spring-themed designs. There were so many beautiful entries – looking through all these bunnies and flowers certainly make me feel springlike (even though it’s autumn here)! I participated myself with a new version of an old pattern (Fuzzy Chicks) and a brand new design (Shamrocks):

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Now, roundup time! (And don’t forget to keep reading to the end for the April CAL details…)

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Ceph-Along CAL roundup

This month we took a trip under the sea with the Ceph-Along, featuring my new Baby Cephalopod patterns and their friends made from any of my other aquatic patterns.

I decided to participate in this CAL myself with some crazy-cool variegated yarn I found. I wasn’t sure if the effect was going to be amazing, or just an amazing disaster, but it worked out as well as I hoped it would – you can almost see my baby cephs changing colour before your eyes…

baby octopus and squid by planetjune
baby cuttlefish and nautilus by planetjune
The verdict seems to be that this was a perfect use for a very unusual yarn 🙂

Now, roundup time! (And don’t forget to keep reading to the end for the March prize CAL details…)

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Valentine’s CAL roundup

Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether or not you’re celebrating today, here are some pretty crocheted hearts to brighten your day from our Valentine’s mini-CAL. (Don’t forget to keep reading to the end – we have a new prize CAL starting tomorrow!)

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Pet-Along CAL roundup

It’s been a fun month of making and sharing crocheted pet animals in the Ravelry group, using all my pet patterns:

PlanetJune Pet-Along crochet-along patterns

And now it’s roundup time! (Don’t forget to keep reading to the end to see what CAL themes we have in store for February.)

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Accessory-Along CAL roundup

Time for the final CAL roundup of the year! The Accessory-Along was started in October, but we decided to extend it until now, so CALers could make lots of Christmas presents. I designed 2 new donationware patterns for this CAL: the Frosty Windows Scarf and Chunky Moebius Cowl – you’ll see lots of both of those below!

For details of the next CAL, which starts tomorrow, keep reading to the end of this post. And now to the roundup of beautiful projects made from my PlanetJune Accessories patterns:

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Christmas CAL 2012 roundup

Happy Christmas! Let’s celebrate with a look at the results of the 2012 PlanetJune Christmas Crochet-Along. Thank you to everyone who joined in; as always it’s so much fun to see what you’ve made. My contribution to this CAL was a thread crocheted poinsettia:

thread crochet poinsettia by planetjune

And now get ready to have your day brightened with an explosion of colourful Christmas crochet:

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Dino-Mania CAL roundup

This extended 6-week CAL theme was Dino-Mania including my 9 original dinosaur patterns and the 9 new expansion pack patterns:

18 amigurumi dinosaur crochet patterns by planetjune

Those are my 18 dinos; now take a look at the Dino-Mania CAL roundup – it’s an explosion of colour! I hope you’ll love seeing all these dinosaurs together as much as I do…

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Halloween CAL roundup

Just a mini-CAL roundup this month, as the main Accessory-Along is in full swing for the rest of the year, so a few people decided to whip up some Halloweeny amigurumi in the meantime as a bonus October CAL.

PlanetJune Halloween CrochetAlong

For November, we’ll be continuing the Accessory-Along, and also having an amazing Dino-Mania CAL! I hope you’ll join us – it’s going to be fun. (If you’d like to take part in one – or both! – see the end of this post for more details.)

And now for the Halloween roundup!
(For speed, I just give credit with participants’ Ravelry usernames.)

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CraftinMama & CrochetChrisie

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MagicalAmigurumi & CrochetChrisie

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Fatals-attraction & klopferli

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aaBrink & daveslady

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nakedorangie, AKmtnnymph, & MagicalAmigurumi

It’s a case of quality, not quantity, for this roundup 🙂 I do love seeing everyone’s creative spin on my patterns.

November CAL: it’s going to be Dino-Mania!

I have high hopes for this month’s Dino-Mania CAL – it should be so much fun! Join us making Dinosaurs galore – with 18 designs to choose from now, I can’t wait to see all the dinosaurs that’ll be made, and what colours people will choose…

18 amigurumi dinosaur crochet patterns by planetjune

And the Accessory-Along runs until the end of December and is going strong so far – my new Frosty Windows scarf is proving especially popular! Take a look at all the pretty scarves (and shawls, cowls, etc) that have already been finished and posted in the CAL thread and maybe you’ll be inspired to join in and make one too…

We’d love to welcome you to the PlanetJune ravelry group for the CALs, as well as for pattern support, new pattern suggestions, and chat – we have over 1000 members now, and it’s a fun, friendly and supportive place to hang out 🙂


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