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July CAL

Get ready because we have a crochetalong (CAL) coming up for July!

My crochet friend, Karen Whooley, came out with a new crochet pattern called Americana. Americana is a cute shawlette made with fingering weight yarn and a size E (3.5mm) crochet hook. You can find the pattern on Karen’s website, HERE.

The pattern was just released and I thought it would be perfect for our next CAL starting July 1st. Americana is a relatively easy pattern that would make a great gift once the holiday season rolls around. Usually in July we highlight bulky yarns to prepare for the inevitable cold months ahead. We will still have our Christmas in July bulky yarn sale, so don’t worry. I just think working on the Americana shawlette in a lighter weight yarn would be a nice project as we deal with the warmer temperatures during the summer months. I’m sure many of you would agree!

From the designer -

“Americana is a super quick and fun to make shawlette. Working from side to side, you will create both the main fabric and the edging all at the same time. And the best part is that is is a one skein project – that means only 2 ends to weave in when you are done!”

Karen is a crocheter after my own heart! No need to do anything special to add on an edging. Only 2 ends to weave in at the end. Sounds like the perfect project to me!


  • 460 yards of fingering weight yarn

  • E/4 (3.50mm) crochet hook

Get 10% off when you purchase the yarn and crochet hook from Love & Stitches. If ordering through our online store, use the coupon code - JULY20CAL

To participate in our CAL you can join our facebook group to post questions and share your progress. We will have virtual CAL times using Zoom on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12pm. Send an email to to get the links. (These are the same links we started using in May.)

In person CAL meetings will be RSVP only. You can confirm attendance through facebook or in an email. If confirming on facebook, please mark yourself as "going". Please wear a mask while in store.

Meeting Dates

July 4th, online only

July 11th

July 18th

July 25th

August 1st

August 8th

August 15th

Use the coupon code - JULY20CAL for 10% off your yarn and crochet hook on our website.