Announcing the FreshStitches Cow CAL!

Exciting news! The newest FreshStitches Crochet-A-Long is here! This month, we’ll be crocheting Jackie the Cow… and I’ll be posting helpful tips and techniques blog posts the whole way!

There’s even a prize!

Could it get any more exciting? One lucky participant in the CAL will receive a Wild Waves Crocheter’s Tool Kit, courtesy of The Sexy Knitter.

The Tool Kit is a crocheter’s best friend: containing a tape measure, airplane-safe scissors, tapestry needles and stitch markers… all in one adorable, handy tin! Perfect for tossing in your bag and always having the right supplies for crocheting!

Keep reading for details about how your cutie cow can win you this great prize!

Join the CAL!

Joining in the CAL is easy! Get yourself a copy of the Jackie the Cow pattern, grab your materials (see below) and follow this blog to get all of the helpful crochet/amigurumi tips that will guide you along the way!

To enter to win the fabulous prize, you’ll want to post a photo of your finished cow (either on the FreshStitches Facebook page or in the CAL thread of the FreshStitches Ravelry Group) by July 13th! One lucky winner will get a Wild Waves Crocheter’s Tool Kit… and yes, international entries are welcome!

Ideas for your Cow!

Of course, you’re welcome to follow the pattern directions exactly, and you’ll get an adorable cow… but, you can also crochet a unique cow all of your own! Here are some ideas:

  • Crochet a cow in your favorite color… cows don’t have to be white!
  • Pick a bulky yarn (and crochet with a bigger hook) to make a jumbo cow!
  • Use a sock-weight yarn and a size C hook to create an adorable mini-cow!
  • Add a little something unique to your cow… maybe hearts instead of spots?

To crochet the cow that’s in the pattern, you’ll need 3 colors of worsted weight yarn: white (150 yards), black (50 yards) and tan (20 yards). You’ll also need a size H hook, a pair of 18mm brown eyes (mine are from Suncatcher Eyes), a tapestry needle and stuffing.

For bigger cows, you’ll need slightly more yarn… and less for smaller cows!

Wanna know what I’m doing?

I’ve made my share of white & black cows in my day… so I wanted to do something different. I heard a pile of leftovers calling my name…

That’s when it hit me… I need to make a rainbow cow!

Making a cow using leftover scraps is easy… when the pattern calls for white yarn, you just start using your scraps! I’m planning to stripe mine so he looks like a rainbow!

Are you in?

It’s going to be a blast… and I really hope you join us! Go ahead and leave me a comment… and tell me about your cow-rific plans!

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