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Vote for Our Crochet-Along Project!

June 22nd, 2011

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Summer is the perfect time for making a breezy crochet garment. To celebrate, we’re having a crochet-along (a virtual event where we all make the same pattern, with the support of hundreds of other crocheters)! Our friend Kendra, who hosted last year’s Beach Cardi CAL, is back to host. Before we get started, we want you to choose the perfect pattern!
Crochet-along
Clockwise from top left: Persimmon Pullover, Broomstick Lace Crochet Shell, Mesh Raglan Pullover, Light ‘n’ Lively Tank

Click here to cast your vote. We’ll announce the winning pattern on Thursday, June 30th. We can’t wait to get started!

New to our online crochet-alongs? Click here to read our guide to getting started. Remember to check the Lion Brand Notebook on Thursdays for the latest crochet-along posts!

  • Judith

    I’d vote but the Vote link sends me to a survey site.  Sorry.  Can’t do.

    • Anonymous

      Hi, Judith. We host our voting on SurveyMonkey. Your vote is completely secure, and none of your personal information will be tracked or used by the survey website. Additionally, the vote does not require you to enter any personal information, so your vote will be completely anonymous. I hope that helps.
      - Jess

  • Tabloidtrisha

    They are all cute. The cutest one, IMO, is the Light n’ Lively Tank. I tried to make this once and, well all I can say is it is not intended for those of us who are well endowed up top. Is there anyway to allow for that in the pattern?

    • Anonymous

      Hi Tabloidtrisha, customers who have made this pattern have left us reviews letting us know that in some cases, they have made a larger cup size and combined it with a smaller peplum (the skirt part of the top) size to accommodate that. Adjustments to the crochet-along pattern is something that our crochet-along host will cover in her blog posts.

  • Pwilsbach

    I Voted for the number one pattern. Hope it’s not to hard tomake. Iam a come-back to crocheting.

    • Anonymous

      Hi Pwilsbach, you can click on the text links above in order to read over the patterns and get a feel for whether or not  you feel comfortable doing them.

  • http://twitter.com/shoemail Shoe

    I might like the broomstick lace shell, if it were made with a reasonably priced yarn. Also, using wool for a summer top, well, I’d prefer cotton! So why not pick one of the ones made with cotton? Because I don’t like them as much.

    • Anonymous

      Hi Shoe, as with all of our crochet-alongs, we will suggest several alternate yarns for you to use, including summer-friendly options.

  • Bahar

    Number one.  Top left.  Very cute and good for people like me who want to cover their arms. :-D

    • Anonymous

      Hi Bahar, if you haven’t already, please make sure to click the link above in order to vote as comments will not count towards the final tally. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Ann-Arcadipane/1799594623 Mary Ann Arcadipane

    Made the mesh pullover.  Added about 6 rows to each sleeve to cover the arms and it turned out wonderful.  Only did the neck drawstring and not the bottom edge one and have received lots of compliments.  It is an easy pattern and is true to size

    • Anonymous

      Hi Mary Ann, if you haven’t already, consider leaving a review of the pattern on LionBrand.com so that others can learn from your experience!

  • Linda vdw

    I like the persimmon pullover!

    • Anonymous

      Hi Linda, if you haven’t already, please make sure to click the link above in
      order to vote as comments will not count towards the final tally.
      Thanks!

  • Stlyso86

    i vote number 4, the raglan pullover

    • Anonymous

      Hi Stlyso86, if you haven’t already, please make sure to click the link above in
      order to vote as comments will not count towards the final tally.
      Thanks!

  • SunnydazeStyle

    “I might like the broomstick lace shell, if it were made with a
    reasonably priced yarn. Also, using wool for a summer top, well, I’d
    prefer cotton! So why not pick one of the ones made with cotton? Because
    I don’t like them as much.”

    I agree with Shoe!  Are there any suggestions for less expensive substitute yarns?  Then I’d definitely vote for that one!

    • Anonymous

      Hi SunnydazeStyle, as with all of our crochet-alongs, we will suggest several alternate yarns for you to use, including budget-friendly options.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=837399571 Nicole Ferrara

    I have been dying to try the light & lively tank, the broomstick lace one is out for me, as a lefty anything broomstick never comes out right. I’m also a big girl and with some modifications this could be really cute. I took a look at the flicker pool here http://www.flickr.com/photos/tenille/852343639/ and she had done a really great job with it.

  • Someonesomewherenc

    I vote for number 1 but I really want the pattern for number 3 too… is it posted somewhere? Or will it be?

    • Anonymous

      All the links to the free patterns are below the photos in the post above. You can also find them on LionBrand.com!

      • Someonesomewherenc@yahoo.com

        Thank you! The links weren’t working for me earlier, but they are now! =)

  • Dana

    Loving the Mesh Raglan top and that is what I voted for…If something else is chosen, I’m going to do the Mesh anyway because it looks super fast and easy to make – and not too hot to wear in the very hot Central CA region!  Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=621540282 Mackena Kristine Lannes

    Oooohhh!! I made the Light n Lively tank a couple of years ago for my sister in camo LOL!! She LOVED it. And BTW – It can be made LONGER to be a cute summer dress or swim suit cover!! LOVED this one!! Would LOVE to make it again!!!! I’m glad to see it featured because I lost the pattern. Yay!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Hi Mackena, here’s a useful tip for keeping track of patterns: Your LionBrand.com will save a record of all patterns you’ve downloaded, so just log into LionBrand.com, click on the orange “My LBY” button to access your account info, and click on the “My Downloads” tab.

    • SunnydazeStyle

      I would have NEVER thought to make it into a dress or swimsuit cover!  Thanks for the suggestion!!!!  (This is why I LOVE Lionbrand.com…)

  • Jan >^..^<

    I voted for no. 1 but I want a combo of no.1 and no.3!  I want the top part of no. 1 and the flared skirt of no. 3 (except shortening the top of the top!! ;P)
     
    I’ve never done a crochet along before so this will be interesting!
     
    Hope I remember to check back.  Can the blog send me a reminder e-mail?

    • Anonymous

      Hi Jan, if you want to get all blog posts in your email, click here to subscribe to your inbox. Unfortunately, the blog can’t just send you one email. However, we will have a reminder in our newsletter, The Weekly Stitch, or you can just check back next Thursday for the winning pattern.

  • http://twitter.com/MichelleStarke1 Michelle Starkey

    I think they are all adorable.  I would love to try one but am still VERY new to crochet lol.  I’m still working on my first baby blanket.  I’m very tempted to vote and try it out tho…

    • Debra

      Give it a try, Michelle. I’m pretty new to crochet, too.
      This will be my first real garment … been working simple things. Almost done with my second shrug. So, am looking forward to this crochet along. I voted for the broomstick tank but I’ll be happy to do persimmon pullover, broomstick tank, or mesh top.

  • Janet

    I don’t like any of them . . . they are too “open” – I don’t want people to see my underwear, and I don’t like wearing a shirt under my tops.  And one looks like a maternity top.  I’m sorry, but I don’t like these choices.

    • Iris

      I agree. They are all see-through which makes them awkward to wear without something opaque underneath.
      The tank top needs a built in bra and also the right age and figure.
      I wish there had been a better choice of patterns.

      • voodikon

         but what kind of crochet garment can you wear without something underneath? i think pretty much all require undergarments.

      • Iris

        Yes, but some crochet stitches are more solid than the ones shown here.
        I prefer knitting garments for this reason.

      • Iris

        Yes, but some crochet stitches are more solid than the ones shown here.
        I prefer knitting garments for this reason.

      • Iris

        Yes, but some crochet stitches are more solid than the ones shown here.
        I prefer knitting garments for this reason.

  • voodikon

    I quite like all of these but I voted for the persimmon pullover. I think I will probably join in if I can get this other CAL I’m working on finished up. Will there be a Ravelry group for this CAL?

    • Anonymous

      Hi voodikon, yes, there will be a Ravelry group for this CAL.

  • Donna

    Oh I’m so glad I’ll finally be able to participate in one of these.  I had already saved the pattern for the broomstick lace shell but I also like the Persimmon pullover…. heck, I like them all but I voted for the persimmon pullover.  I will be happy with whatever is chosen though.  I think this will be fun!

  • Debra

    Can we copy and save the text of the blog? I’m sure I’m going to work a lot slower than the crochet along will go. I really like the persimon pullover, broomstick tank, and have already purchased yarn for the mesh top. … and … yes, I voted …
    can wait :-)

    • Anonymous

      Hi Debra, all crochet-along blog posts will be archived in the “crochet-along” category of the blog, so you can come back and read them at any time.

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