Kaleidoscope Afghan Collaborative CAL - Rock Star - An Exclusive Kit From Rachy Newin Designs

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Get your exclusive kit for Rachy Newin Designs' first ever Collaborative Crochet-A-Long now! Each kit includes 6 skeins of worsted weight yarn and a digital copy of MCAL instructions straight to email! You can pick from one of our pre-selected kits or make your own.

This listing is for a kit consisting of our Rock Star yarn. If you'd rather purchase the kit in our Unplugged yarn, click this link.

PLEASE NOTE: Lead times for this yarn are longer than normal right now while we await a restock of this base. We are hoping to receive more skeins no later than the end of the month. We will of course dye it and ship it as soon as it arrives with us. Please bear in mind that this is only an estimate.

If you want to select our own yarns for the kit, select the Make My Own! option from the dropdown. You can use any 6 skeins of Rock Star (1 each of six colors) to make the kit, but you MUST have at least 6 skeins of worsted weight yarn in your cart to be eligible to receive the MCAL instructions. We do not recommend using both Rock Star and Unplugged together as Rock Star is machine washable and Unplugged is not.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to use the Make Your Own Kit option you must check out with at least 6 skeins of worsted weight yarn in your cart.

 

$4 from the sale of each kit will go to a good cause! We'll be donating $2 each to Planned Parenthood and The Loveland Foundation. Rachy and I wanted to do something positive with this CAL. In her words, "I've been feeling so helpless, because I can't do much to fight the fascism in Washington DC. But finding ways to support marginalized folx? That I can do. And even if it doesn't counter the immediate threat, anything that fights white supremacy helps us create a better country so that eventually when we say 'America is better than this' it will be an accurate observation rather than a platitude."

 

About The Pattern, In The Designer's Words

Join the collaborative CAL - we’ll design a blanket and crochet it together! Once a month, Rachy will create a brainstorming post in the Crochet With Rachy Facebook group. We'll toss around ideas, y’all can give Rachy prompts, and together we'll figure out what sort of square we want.

Rachy will use the group's parameters and decisions to create patterns for two squares. Patterns will be posted to the Facebook group, sent out via the Rachy Newin Designs newsletter, and given to Rachy's patrons, and we'll all work the squares together.

Yarn, Yardage, and Colors
You'll need at least 6 skeins of worsted weight yarn to complete the afghan. For color suggestions, check out our collection of curated colorways in this listing. You can also take those as inspiration for the kinds of colors we suggest!

How It Works
Directions on how to participate in the MCAL will be sent to your email address that you use to place your order. Your kit will be mailed to your house!

Pattern Stats
Finished Size: TBD! The squares will (hopefully) be adjustable so if you want a bigger blanket, get a second or third kit of yarn.
Yarn: To make the blanket you'll need either 6  skeins of Rock Star or Unplugged
Hook(s): 5.5mm (I) hook, or size that gives you a fabric you're happy with
Gauge: tbd? Doesn't really matter? My gauge is 12x12 in hdc

About The Designer

Rachy Newin Designs provide crocheters with the opportunity to make something truly beautiful, with high end yarns that are a joy to work with. They highlight the beauty of natural fibers and hand dyed yarns, and emphasize the artistry that can be created with crochet. The patterns are fun to work up and gorgeous to wear, and are full of tips and tricks for adding a smoother, more polished, and finished look to any project. Patterns also contain as much flexibility and customizability as possible so that you can create something that suits you perfectly.

All patterns and any associated images, schematics, and charts are copyright Rachy Newin Designs and may not be distributed in part or in whole without express written permission. Handmade objects created from the patterns are not subject to copyright and you can do as you please with your finished object. Links back to my design and tags on social are always appreciated!

I always appreciate it when people share and promote my patterns! If you’re doing so, you may use any pattern photo to which I own the copyright, as long as you do not edit the photo and you attribute it to Rachy Newin Designs by tagging the Rachy Newin Designs social profile and/or linking back to the pattern page.

Share your projects on social with #RachyNewinDesigns!

 

Please note: Colorways marked with an asterisk (*) may require one or more colors to be dyed to order. This will be done as expediently as possible after the trunk show is over, and we hope to ship all pre-orders within 1-2 weeks.


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