Ami-Along CAL and KAL: the 2016 edition is here!

2016 Ami-Along amigurumi CAL
It is happening again! The ultimate amigurumi crochet-along (or knit-along!) is back for a second summer.
Last year was the inaugural year for the Ami-Along and it is starting up again, thanks to the coordinator Justyna of Cute and Kaboodle. It is a CAL/KAL in which multiple amigurumi designers join together for one big summer CAL/KAL of ami making fun.  So far over 10 designers are participating this year, including me, and it will run from June 27 – Aug 31, 2016.
To take part you need to make amigurumi using a pattern by one of the participating designers, but there are so many, you won’t have any problems finding one you like.
 
Why join in? Well, for one thing, during the first week of the CAL/KAL all patterns by every designer will be 25% off (excluding my Bill the Pineapple because he is a fund raising pattern). Crazy, I know! Plus, with every amigurumi you make using a a paid-for pattern, you are entered to win a prize. There are loads of patterns to be won, as well as some physical items that will show up in your mail box. I am providing 5 hookabee patterns, as well as a project bag sewn by me! I haven’t decided on the fabric for the bag yet, but I can guarantee it will be a cute one. And if that isn’t reason enough, you get to enjoy making amigurumi with lots of people from around the world, and maybe discover some new designers.
To learn more about the Ami-Along and to join in, visit the ravelry group HERE. Hope to see you there!
2016 Ami-Along amigurumi CAL
The 2016 project badge for your ami-along projects.
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Until next time,
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Tutti Frutti CAL: results!

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It has been a little bit since the Tutti Frutti CAL ended, but I have been away so haven’t had the chance to share the winners on my blog until now! This CAL was so much fun. Participants could either make one of my new berries or Bill the Pineapple as an entry into a draw to win some prizes. Fruit amigurumi pattern by @hookabeeYou can check out all the entries on ravelry in the CAL thread. I was super impressed with how many fruit amigurumi were made! And of course with how adorable they were.

To determine the winners, I numbered all the entries and then used random.org to draw 3 numbers. The first number won a hook from HeartSprinkle and a hookabee pattern, while the next two numbers each won a hookabee pattern.

And the winners were…

3rd Place: Wendy with her Dave the Blueberry!

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2nd Place: Carrey with her Bill the Pineapple!

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1st Place: Michaela with her Meg the Raspberry!

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Thank you to all who participated and for cheering each other on. Also a big thanks to Krystle of HeartSprinkle for providing a super fun prize – a crochet hook with a custom handmade handle.

Now to think about the next hookabee CAL…yay!

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A very berry ebook and a tutti frutti CAL

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Meet the very berry trio – Dave the Blueberry, Sandy the Strawberry, and Meg the Raspberry. They are named after, in my very biased opinion, the best trio around – me and my brother and sister! Don’t tell my big brother he is the little blueberry.

Amigurumi Berry patterns (raspberry, blueberry, strawberry) by @hookabee

These three are pretty neat. The raspberry has a bobble stitch body (similar to Bill the Pineapple, but a different pattern) and a stem that can be removed to reveal a cute little cup – just like a real raspberry. The blueberry isn’t simply a blue ball, but has some colour changes and little triangles on top. The strawberry has an interesting stitch pattern that I designed myself to create cute little seed spots.

Amigurumi Berry patterns (raspberry, blueberry, strawberry) by @hookabee

Learn more about these guys and their patterns on their profile page.

Tutti Frutti CAL

In celebration of their arrival, I am going to be hosting a Tutti Frutti CAL for the entire month of May. From April 30th-May 31st join in and crochet not only these three cutie berries, but also Bill the Pineapple!

Fruit amigurumi pattern by @hookabeeEach fruit you make will be an entry into a draw for prizes, including a hook by Krystle of HeartSprinkle (with a cute berry design!) and hookabee patterns (and maybe more?) from me.

Simply join the hookabee ravelry group, post your fruity projects in the Tutti Frutti CAL thread, and cheer each other on!

And what is a ravelry CAL without some fun project badges?!? Add one of these badges to each of your project pages on ravelry:

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Hope to see you there!

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Until next time,

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