2022 Bag Along CAL

Crochet Along with the 2022 Bag Along CAL! Crochet bags come in so many different types and styles, and are a great way to learn lots of different crochet techniques. Follow along as we crochet through 6 fun bag patterns, with in-depth tutorials and great prizes too!

Stitches n Scraps 2022 Bag Along CAL - 6 patterns, great prizes, #BagAlongCal

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What is the Bag Along?

Every 2 months in 2022, I’ll release a new, free crochet pattern for a bag. The size, style, and type of bag will vary, so that we can explore lots of different techniques.

I’ll also be sharing separate tutorials and tips, plus a giveaway to go along with each pattern. As we finish up each pattern, I’ll post a full supply list for the next pattern.

Prizes from WeCrochet!

WeCrochet is sponsoring the 2022 bag along event, including some awesome giveaway prizes! Each time a new bag pattern is released, there will be a new giveaway to go along with it.

Bag Along Prizes from WeCrochet

How to participate

Here are the ways you can join in the fun:

  1. Join in the community – Get updates and chat with others about the projects on the Scrappy Stitchers Facebook group.
  2. Tell your friends – The more the merrier, so spread the word!
  3. Make the patterns – They make great gifts, or make all 6 for yourself!
  4. Share your progress – Finished projects and/or works in progress, share all your pictures of your bags with the group! It’s also a great place to ask questions if you get stuck.
  5. Use the Hashtag – Whenever you post about the CAL, use the hashtag #BagAlongCAL so we can easily find your posts. You can also search that hashtag on social media to see what others are posting.
  6. Enter the Giveaways – See the schedule below for links to the giveaways when they become available!
  7. Support our Sponsor – Sponsors make events like this possible, and the prizes make it more fun! Please be sure to visit our sponsor, WeCrochet, and show them some love.

WeCrochet Yarns

WeCrochet has provided all the lovely Knit Picks yarns for these bag designs. I’ll tell you more about each yarn as I use it, but for now, here is the list for all 6 patterns:

Knit Picks yarns used for bag along
  • Bag 1 (Jan/Feb): Wool of the Andes Bulky 100% wool, bulky weight yarn (137 yds / 100 g per skein) – 2 skeins each of Masala, Thyme, and Currant. Do not get the superwash version – it’s important for the pattern that the yarn be feltable.
  • Bag 2 (Mar/Apr): Brava Minis 100% acrylic, worsted weight yarn (54 yds / 25 g per skein) – 1 skein each of Celestial, Marina, Lady Slipper, Custard, and Fairy Tale.
  • Bag 3 (May/Jun): Brava Bulky 100% acrylic, bulky weight yarn (136 yds / 100 g per skein) – 1 skein each Solstice Heather, Denim, and Brindle
  • Bag 4 (Jul/Aug): Dishie Twist 100% cotton, worsted weight yarn (190 yds / 100g per skein) – 3 skeins Conch
  • Bag 5 (Sept / Oct): Mighty Stitch 80% acrylic / 20% wool, worsted weight yarn (208 yds / 100 g per skein) – 3 skeins Oyster
  • Bag 6 (Nov/Dec): Shine Sport 60% Pima cotton / 40% Modal, sport weight yarn (110 yds / 50 g per skein) – 1 skein each Serrano and White.

Other Supplies

As we wrap up each pattern, I will post a full supply list for the next one. For Bag #1, you will need a size J (6mm) crochet hook, or a hook that feels comfortable for you with the bulky yarn.

Bag Along CAL Schedule

Here are the dates for each of the crochet along patterns, tutorials, and giveaway announcements, barring any unforeseen changes. I will update this list with links as they become available.

Date (2022) Pattern or Post
January 4thBag 1 – Materials and giveaway
January 18thBag 1 – Pattern – Felted Crochet Origami Bag
January 25thBag 1 – Tutorial – Surface Crochet Over Color Changes
February 8thBag 1 – Tutorial – Folding and Seaming an Origami Bag
February 15thBag 1 – Tutorial – Surface Crochet Over Seams
February 25thBag 1 – Giveaway ends (no post)
March 1stBag 2 – Materials and giveaway
March 15thBag 2 – Pattern – Tapestry Crochet Project Bag
March 22ndBag 2 – Tutorial – Tapestry Crochet Flower Circle
April 12thBag 2 – Tutorial – Tapestry Crochet in the Round (Back Loops)
April 29thBag 2 – Giveaway ends (no post)
May 3rdBag 3 – Materials and giveaway
May 17thBag 3 – Pattern – Mandala Bag
May 24thBag 3 – Tutorial – Layered Flower Mandala
June 14thBag 3 – Tutorial – Zippered Circular Bag Lining
June 24thBag 3 – Giveaway ends (no post)
June 28thBag 4 – Materials and giveaway
July 12th Bag 4 – Pattern – Shells and Cables Market Bag
July 26th Bag 4 – Shells and Cables Lace Stitch Tutorial
August 9thBag 4 – How to Attach Wood Handles to a Crochet Bag Tutorial
August 26thBag 4 – Giveaway ends (no post)
August 30thBag 5 – Materials and giveaway
September 13thBag 5 – Classic Cables Tote
September 20thBag 5 – Classic Crochet Cables Tutorial
October 5thBag 5 – Seaming Perpendicular Crochet Edges
October 11thBag 5 – Box Bottom Bag Lining Tutorial
October 28thBag 5 – Giveaway ends (no post)
November 1stBag 6 – Materials and giveaway
November 15thBag 6 – Pattern
November 22ndBag 6 – First tutorial
December 13thBag 6 – Second tutorial
December 23rdBag 6 – Giveaway ends (no post)
Stitches n Scraps 2022 Bag Along CAL - 6 patterns, great prizes, #BagAlongCal

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