It’s Crochet A Long time! In about 2 and a half weeks, I will launch the first part of the Apricot&JellyCAL. This will give you plenty of time to get all of your materials together and your yarn ordered!
This is the landing page for all of the information you will need to participate. This three part CAL will walk you through each step of making Apricot & Jelly, including Jelly’s mushroom. This is a quick and fun make, with minimal sewing. (Whoop whoop!) I know you can do it, even if you are an adventurous beginner.
Read through all information on this page and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out! If you have any questions while reading the pattern, there will be videos posted to YouTube each week for you to follow along. I highly recommend watching these videos!
I have created some transparent stickers for you to use in your IG stories during the Apricot & Jelly CAL. This is a direct link to my Drive where you can save the photos to your device and follow the included instructions.
**If you prefer the ad-free. CAL-free pattern, it will be listed in my Etsy and Ravelry shops the day of the CAL release. This will have the entire pattern in one high quality PDF. The winner of the CAL giveaway will also be sent this PDF via email or Ravelry.**
Don’t forget to use the hashtags #ApricotandJellyCAL and #sarahdeecrochet
Dates to Remember
July 16th – Week 1: Let’s get started! We will be making the legs, arms, ears and tail.
July 23th – Week 2: Making the snail, the head and sewing on the ears.
July 30th – Week 3: Making the mushroom, the body and sewing on the head.
August 6th – Crochet-A-Long Giveaway! One person who actively participates in the Apricot&Jelly CAL will be selected to win a project bag full of some of my favorite go-to goodies! Contents TBA.
If you have a private IG account and would like to participate in the Giveaway, please tag me in your photos and send them to me directly!
- 2.75mm hook for snail and mushroom
- 3.25mm hook for Apricot
- Stitch marker
- Tapestry needle
- Black & white embroidery thread
- 12mm safety eyes
Scheepjes Stonewashed XL – Worsted/Aran Weight
Morganite(48g) – Brown Agate(14g) – Moonstone(4g)
For Jelly & Mushroom
Scheepjes Stonewashed – Sport/DK Weight
Moonstone(3g) – Boulder Opal(1g) – Red Jasper(3g) – Rose Quartz(1g)
Obviously you can use any yarn you would like, you do not need to use the yarn I am using. The beautiful thing about amigurumi is that there is no gauge. As long as you use a corresponding hook, it will be just fine.
I love using all kinds of yarn. When choosing yarn for amigurumi, make sure you choose yarn with some structure. If you use too fine or flimsy of a yarn, the animal will lose shape when being stuffed, or over time.
The Stonewashed XL yarn that I am using is just like using a worsted weight yarn. If you have a favorite weight 4 yarn, this will do just fine! If you want the mushroom and snail to be smaller like I have made, I would stick with using a sport/DK weight yarn and the hooks that I have recommended in the patterns. If you choose these types of yarns, the amount of yarn used should be approximately the same as listed in the pattern as well. Of course these weights can change slightly depending on tension.
When this CAL is completed, you will have a finished Apricot the Fox, Jelly the snail and his mushroom. I hope you will also have some new tips and tricks under your belt, as well as some new yarny friends to follow.
If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to email me here or contact me via Instagram. I am here to help you!
There is a giveaway happening at the end of the CAL so make sure to be active and post all the photos you can of your Apricot & Jelly, while using the proper hashtags! You don’t want to miss out!