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Reindeer Games 2023 roundup

The third annual PlanetJune Reindeer Games crochet-along has just wrapped up, and it was a huge success! (The Reindeer Games is a relaxed end-of-year CAL where you can participate by crocheting projects from any PlanetJune patterns or any of my books.)

For 2023, I changed the way the CAL runs so it’s not limited to Ravelry any more. Over the 2 month CAL, we had 60 projects submitted through the PJ Ravelry group and an additional 50 projects from the PJ Discord group, making a total of 110 completed projects:

PlanetJune Reindeer Games 2023 project gallery

Aren’t they great? All the projects, together with the CAL statistics, are on display in the brand new Reindeer Games 2023 Gallery, including credits for all the participants and all the (virtual) medals they won for their achievements!

PlanetJune Reindeer Games 2024 logo

The next Reindeer Games will start on November 1, 2024, so look out for my announcement next October if you’d like to take part in the 2024 CAL (or sign up for my monthly newsletter now so I can send you a reminder!)

I’m really happy with this new more inclusive direction for the Reindeer Games, and I’m already planning more improvements for next year, including a submission form so you can submit your projects to the gallery even if you’re not part of our Rav/Discord groups. (Do let me know if you have any other suggestions – I’m always happy to make things better for all of us!)

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2023 Reindeer Games, and a huge thanks to all of you who make the PlanetJune community such a friendly, welcoming environment. It’s a pleasure to be a part of it and to get to know you all – and to see the beautiful creations you make from my patterns ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. P said

    Hi June,
    Thank you so much!
    For a newbie to the RG 2023 I had a lot of fun making your patterns and sharing them on Discord. It was really nice to see everyoneโ€™s projects and all the encouragement from fellow crafters was appreciated.

    I look forward to a bigger and better RG2024! Time to start planning those projects and more stash busting ahead.

    All the best ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ˜ป

    • June said

      You’re very welcome – I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

  2. .: petrOlly :. said

    The Reindeer Games get better with every year, it’s been so much fun to be a part of it, I already look forward to participating next time! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congratulations to everyone and thank you, June, for making it happen!

    • June said

      Aww, thank you! I’m so glad to know you think that – I’ll try to keep raising the bar every year ๐Ÿ™‚

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