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Christmas CAL roundup part 2

Christmas Crochetalong and Contest at PlanetJune

Happy Christmas!

Here’s the rest of the Christmas Crochet-Along roundup (if you missed my previous post, the other entries are here).

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
Meg used variegated yarn to great effect with her baubles.

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
Di made some wonderfully sparkly baubles using beaded crochet with seed beads – I really love these!

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
Poor Ginger has been in hospital (get well soon, Ginger) but still managed to complete a few baubles for the CAL – now that’s team spirit!

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
Reem made an exact twin of my white Christmas tree, but used beads instead of pins to make the baubles.

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
Erica made this Christmas pudding as her first CAL.

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
Katie made Rudolph and all Santa’s other reindeer too – how cool is that?! And she cleverly adapted the technique from my PocketAmi witch’s hair to make a bearded Santa.

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
This bold red Christmas tree was crocheted by Jo-Ann.

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
Linda did a little outdoor decorating amid the snow in Sweden with some Christmas puddings (and a couple of Christmas whales thrown in for good measure!)

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
Hattalahutta stuffed her tree and decorated it with pearl headed pins and silver star sequins.

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
Nicole has been busy, making a poinsettia and a tri-colour candy cane…

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
…and a cute little white Christmas tree!

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
Erica didn’t have any green yarn for her pudding’s leaves, but used green thread to great effect instead.

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
Jana made her poinsettia into a tree ornament with a little hanging loop.

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
Lena says this poinsettia and pudding were her first completed ravelry projects 🙂

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
And last but definitely not least, Kim adapted my Elf pattern to make a cutie Merry Mouse to go with her other PocketAmi!

All wonderful, I’m sure you’ll agree… And now to the winners! I used to draw 2 from all the emailed entries:
First prize ($10 gift certificate) goes to Jukatca – congratulations Judy! 🙂
Second prize (free pattern) goes to Robin!

But nobody’s a loser around here: I’ll email runner-up prize discount codes to all the CAL participants within the next couple of days!

Thanks so much for taking part; seeing all these sweet projects has really put a smile on my face. I hope it’s done the same for you with these roundup posts 🙂

And one more thing before I settle down with Dave and Maui for some tea and Christmas cake: I hope you’re having a very happy Christmas. Cheers!

UPDATE: I missed a few pics from my updates – oops! Here they are:

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
Cora ran out of time to finish her tree, but did complete a cute snowman for the CAL!

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
Rebecca had the lovely idea of making baubles to decorate the tree for her family reunion – each family gets to take one home at the end of the reunion. She also modified the pattern to make some into the ‘candy’ shape you can see here – clever!

PlanetJune Christmas CAL entry
…And Rebecca also made this cute elf and snowman into tree ornaments by adding a hanging loop to them.

If I’ve missed your entry too, please let me know so I can add it to this post!


  1. Di said

    Hi June, thanks for such wonderful CAL with patterns that were so much fun to make. There were so many fantastic entries and I got some great ideas (I especially love the idea of turning the pocket amis into tree decorations). It has definately inspired me to get organised and make decorations as gifts for friends and family for this year. Good luck with your move! Cheers Di

  2. Ginger said

    All the entries are so great! Just LOVE the beaded baubles. What a brilliant adaptation! Thanks for the fun June and sorry I couldn’t have done more. I’ll definitely join in if you have another. Maybe for Valentines?

  3. paula said

    Santa and the reindeer are so adorable . . I have just started making small toys but I might have to make these for next Christmas gifts.

  4. Rebecca said

    These are so sweet! I love love love the pocket ami and will definitely be making more!
    I don’t see any of the 3 pictures I sent in, in this or the previous post; was this supposed to cover everyone? I’m really looking forward to that coupon code so I won’t feel so guilty (after all the xmas shopping) for buying more if your delightful patterns! 🙂

    • June said

      Oops! Yes, I have all your entries in the contest folder, Rebecca – doing this on Christmas Day was one of my stupidest ideas – it was really hard to keep track of all the entries while trying to cook Christmas dinner etc… I’ll add them to this post, and don’t worry – you’ll get your discount code 🙂

      Anyone else whose entries are missing, please let me know so I can add them! If I acknowledged your email(s), you WERE entered in the contest – I may have just missed your pics from the roundup. I’m so sorry if I have… I wasn’t expecting so many entries! I’ll have to think of a better organisational method for the next CAL.

  5. Amanda said

    Oh my goodness!
    Katie’s whole Santa + Elf + Reindeer is my FAVORITE! How cute! What a great set!

  6. Cora Shaw said

    June, did you not get my little snowman?


    • June said

      No, but I have it now – I’ll be adding your snowman shortly!

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