2019 Fiber Flux Holiday CAL, Merry Little Advent Calendar, Part 1: Intro & Supplies

Welcome to the 2019 Fiber Flux Holiday Crochet Along…yippee! Today marks week one of the CAL and we’ll be learning about the special project we’ll be making…the Merry Little Advent Calendar!  This project is a lovely seasonal project and makes a wonderful keepsake. We will be going over a few things today to begin:

  • Introduction to the project
  • Supplies
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers

The CAL will be divided over the next few weeks, so we’ll tackle each part bit by bit. Scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we’ll be doing on each day/week.

*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!

Here is a quick video introduction to the CAL and more information about supplies too:

Add this project to your Ravelry queue by clicking on the button below:

First things first…the supplies!  Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 6.0 mm “J” crochet hook
  • Red Heart Super Saver-For the colors I used “Blue” “Gold” “Aran” “Cherry Red” and “Paddy Green”
  • Optional: Gold cording or ribbon for the gold star
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure/Ruler
  • 25 small buttons
  • Needle + thread for sewing buttons
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon scraps for bag drawstring and extra embellishments if needed
  • Dowel Rod (you could use an old knitting needle too)

Schedule:  Because of the timing of our project (hang a shape up December 1-25) I will be sharing tutorials throughout November.  That way you’ll be ready to roll for December!

Last part…let’s connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #fiberfluxcal

Also we have two special communities for our CAL makers! Each has a welcome area/thread, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!

Click HERE to join the Facebook group!

Click HERE to visit and join the Ravelry group!

Also, don’t forget to use the hashtag, #fiberfluxcal to share your work on social media!

I can’t wait to see all of your amazing calendars…please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That’s all for today lovelies, see you next week for part two!!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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