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Looking for an interesting crochet project that involves colour, texture and allows you to reflect? The In The Mood CAL is a collaborative crochet along in the style of a temperature blanket, but with moods. Read on to find out more about the pattern and how you can record your moods in a crochet project.
In the Mood Project Crochet Along Inspiration
2023 was a year – was it like that for you? Coming into the new year I really felt a need to get back to doing things for myself and improving my overall attitude and mood and that is how the idea for the In the Mood Project Crochet Along began.
It’s so hard to take time for yourself, fill your own cup and just be. As people we have alot of things to deal with and process but we don’t always allow ourselves to do that – that is where this easy free mood project crochet along comes in.
The In the Mood Project is a space or place to do just that AND express yourself with stitches making a truly unique crochet project. Using a mixture of textured stitches, you will create a unique crochet project that emphasises the positive, and embraces the negative.
What is a Mood Project?
Have you ever seen a crochet temperature project CAL? Same thing, but instead of using temperature and colours to determine what happens next in your project we will be using crochet stitches that represent our moods.
I’ve never taken part in a CAL before what is a CAL?
A CAL is a Crochet A-long. This is a virtual event where sections of a crochet pattern are released over a specified period of time and ‘we’ crochet along together to make the same project. What makes the Mood Project Crochet Along unique is that it can be made in multiple or a single colour as the focus is on using different crochet stitches to create a unique crochet project that charts a year in time. The results will be full of texture but totally unique examples of a mood shawl crochet along or a mood blanket crochet along pattern.
Meet the Co-Host – Cosy Rosie UK
Co-Hosted with Fiona of Cosy Rosie UK, the Mood Project a collaborative crochet along that brings you 4 free on the blog crochet patterns, to record your year in moods and make a truly unique crochet project. Fiona creates all things cosy – blankets, cushions, garments all the comforting things and has designed 2 gorgeous blankets for this mood project crochet along – A Granny Square Mood Blanket and a side to side or Row version of is beginner collaborative crochet along. To find out more about Fiona, head over to Cosy Rosie UK here.
In The Mood Project CAL – How it Works
The In The Mood Project is designed to be part reflective space and me time, but also a way to make yourself a unique crocheted item over the space of 12 months.
- Choose the project you would like to make
- Sign up for the free mood tracker to follow your moods every day
- Select your overall mood for the week and find your stitch in the relevant pattern
- Grab your hook, yarn and take some time to reflect and stitch up your section of the week
- repeat 51 times (after the first week) and you will have created a full of texture modern crochet mood shawl or mood blanket with this easy free mood shawl and blanket crochet along.
What’s included in the event
- Free printable mood tracker download – when you sign up to follow the event
- 2 x free on the blog mood blanket crochet along patterns, designed by Fiona, one granny square mood blanket pattern, and one side to side rectangle blanket pattern.
- 2 x free on the blog mood shawl crochet along patterns – designed by me, one triangle and one rectangle shawl.
What will I need to take part?
To take part in the In The Mood Project you will need:
To make the In The Mood Shawls you will need approximately 1000 – 1200m of any 2 or fingering weight yarn, and a 4 or 4.5mm hook
To make the In the Mood Blankets you will need approximately 2700m of any 3 or Dk weight yarn and a 4mm hook
For both projects you will need: stitch markers, scissors and a mood tracker
In The Mood Project Crochet Along Patterns
Join today and start tracking your moods – you need 1 week of tracking to start!
In The Mood Wrap
A rectangle shawl version for those of us who prefer this style.
Granny Square Blanket
For Granny Square Lovers check out the In The Mood Granny Square Blanket pattern via the link below.
In The Mood Triangle Shawl
My original In The Mood Project design idea is a triangle shawl. Worked from the smallest point and with the edge created as you work.
In The Mood Row Blanket
For a super simple throw with minimal counting check out the row blanket version of the In The Mood Blanket via the button below.
To grab the entire In the Mood Project 4 crochet pattern bundle for £10 – hit the button below
So excited to see how your projects evolve, colours and texture.
Looking for colour inspiration for your In the Mood Project? Check out the Pinterest colour inspiration board
Share your progress and finished projects with #InTheMoodProjectCAL2024 #InTheMoodShawl #InTheMoodWrap #InTheMoodCAL #InTheMoodGrannySquareBlanket #InTHeMoodBlanket
Tag me on social media to share your progress @menmyhook, I would love to see your work
Join my community Modern Crochet Lounge to follow my progress making my In The Mood Project this year
Bye for now