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Christmas CAL 2011 roundup

HAPPY CHRISTMAS! I hope you’re having a wonderful day. What better way to celebrate than by looking through the wonderful projects made for the 2011 PlanetJune Christmas Crochet-Along? Thank you to everyone who joined in; as always it’s so much fun to see what you’ve made!

(For speed, I’m just giving credit with participants’ Ravelry usernames.) Let’s take a look:

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AKmtnnymph made this clever Santa-themed Gift Box

PlanetJune Christmas CAL 2011
theMarkofSMB used my Christmas Trees, PocketAmi Christmas, and Yeti and Bigfoot patterns to create this set of ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ characters

PlanetJune Christmas CAL 2011
Fatals-attraction made this lovely group of Christmas Trees

PlanetJune Christmas CAL 2011
arbitrarily’s PocketAmi set

PlanetJune Christmas CAL 2011
Enphra made a set of 3 Gift Boxes embellished with ribbon roses

PlanetJune Christmas CAL 2011
crochet-girl made some PocketAmi (with the Elf adapted into Santa)…

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…and more PocketAmi by crochet-girl!

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BanuyeGharbi made these two Gift Boxes but will be re-working the pink one at a tighter gauge so it holds its shape as well as the lovely blue one does!

PlanetJune Christmas CAL 2011
jukatca made this sweet display of a Christmas Tree and Gift Box (and a collection of all my non-crocheted poinsettia tutorials!)

PlanetJune Christmas CAL 2011
yaney used variegated yarn for her Gift Box

PlanetJune Christmas CAL 2011
PocketAmi by esmerelda62

PlanetJune Christmas CAL 2011
Lightblue made black-tipped Reindeer Antlers

PlanetJune Christmas CAL 2011
CrochetChrisie’s Gift Box is topped with my felt poinsettia

PlanetJune Christmas CAL 2011
Very effective use of rainbow-coloured yarn from klopferli

PlanetJune Christmas CAL 2011
Candy Canes by theMarkofSMB

And now for a big pile of Poinsettias, Christmas Puddings, Candy Canes and Christmas Trees:

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theMarkofSMB and Fatals-attraction

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crochet-girl and BiologyJAP

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rhianoran and mistyyarn

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theMarkofSMB and Foxtrot400

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Fatals-attraction and petrOlly

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Fatals-attraction and rastakt

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CrochetChrisie and petrOlly

Wonderful work by everyone! I always love seeing all the projects together like this 🙂

If you missed out on the CAL fun, don’t despair: the next CAL starts on January 1st, and there’s still time to vote on the new theme here (you’ll need to be a member of Ravelry but it’s free to join).


And now to the winners! I made a list of all the eligible projects and used to draw 2:
First prize ($10 gift certificate) goes to Fatals-attraction – congratulations Linda!
Second prize (free pattern) goes to theMarkofSMB – congratulations Monica!
Runner-up prizes go to everyone else 🙂

I’ll email Ravelry message the winners with their prize details (and the runner-up prize discount codes to all the other CAL participants) within the next couple of days, but now it’s time to spend a quiet summer Christmas afternoon at home in the sunshine with my little family – I hope you’re enjoying your day too!


  1. Maven said

    Hope you and your family have a happy and healthy new year! I hope creativity and inspiration continue to abound!

  2. Judy Carlson said

    Thank you for the discount. I’ll probably get a punchneedle pattern with it! 🙂

  3. Simone said

    Thank you June for this wonderful Roundup!
    The projects are really a sight, and for all who want to join: Please do, we’re all friendly folk and don’t bite! 🙂

    Happy Holidays everyone,

  4. Mimii said

    Only goods ideas !!! Love them
    Merry Christmas 🙂

  5. Jeannine said

    Great projects! Thanks for posting for us all to see. Merry Christmas to you, June!

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