Waka Waka – Our Fall CAL

For the past three years, when fall rolls around, my Mum and I have joined in on the Scheepjes yarn sponsored CAL.

For the past three years, when fall rolls around, my Mum and I have joined in on the Scheepjes Yarn sponsored CAL. This is a crochet-a-long that they run every year and involves a (usually rather large or intricate) design that is released over many weeks and is created by crafters from around the world, all at the same time. They have a wonderful Facebook group full of supportive makers and we love feeling a part of the collective creative experience. We order our yarn when the kits are announced and wait excitedly to start on the adventure together. However….. due to COVID, this year’s CAL had to be postponed by Scheepjes…. what to do?!

This summer we both discovered the world of interlocking crochet through the wonderful designs of Astrid Schandy. We have made *many* pot holders as we learned the technique and discovered the many fun patterns.

So, when we decided we still wanted to have a fall ‘CAL project’ to work on together, we eventually settled on the Waka Waka blanket from Astrid’s design collection. This is a stunning, colourful blanket with African motif’s throughout – the name Waka Waka is taken from Cameroon slang, meaning “do it!” And so we shall!

Our yarn arrived and we started stitching on Sept 7th. I drew up a tentative schedule for us to follow until just before Christmas – so I guess we are going to release the pattern sections to ourselves lol!

Two weeks on, our first section is complete and we are getting into the groove of 45min to get across one row of stitches!! And counting… counting… counting!

I’ll continue to post our progress here and we can all see if we make it to our mid-December deadline!! I’ll be posting sneak peaks to my Instagram account as well @CraftyArcticFox

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