The Kinship Afghan Free CAL – A Crochet Project for 2022
In January 2022 I had a random idea to host a FREE little Kinship Afghan CAL that runs for the whole of 2022. The theme for this one is internationally celebrated dates. You will not find any politically motivating dates being represented in this CAL, which is why I have named it Kinship. I wanted to pick some of the more ‘fun’ dates that everyone could join in with. In it you will find days like international logic day, world art day, no diet day and more!
Designed to use your scraps!
That’s right …. For this one I decided that I would not buy any new yarn for it. I am using my scraps and shopping my stash and part used skeins!
Let’s face it, with Christmas out of the way most of us have a lot of part used skeins and scraps lying around that we just knew would come in for something.
How does it work?
On the first Wednesday of each month I will release a new 25 x 25 corner to corner square that I have designed. It will represent a different internationally recognised day.
Click the photo of the square that you want to visit below to be taken to the blog post.
At the end of the year you will have 12 afghan blocks that you can join to create a great unisex afghan, or maybe some pillows, fun tote bags, placemats, wall hangings …. The world is your oyster!
What will you make with yours?
How can you join in?
There are several ways for you to join in the fun:
- Bookmark this page. Come back on the first Wednesday of each month to get the link for the free pattern to the next Kinship Afghan CAL square.
- Sign up to one of my email lists – I have one specifically for events and CALs that I am involved with (so emails can be daily), and a general weekly newsletter list. See the links below.
- Join my FB Community group and follow me on Facebook or Instagram. (Links below)
- Coming soon – I will be putting together a very inexpensive bundle of all of the squares just as soon as I have them all ready. The bundle is now available!
New to Corner to Corner?
Then I have you covered.
I have a learn to corner to corner course that has helped a lot of crocheters to master the art of corner to corner. We go through it step by step from reading the patterns to how to do the stitch, increases and decreases to colour changes. I will show you how to work both squares and rectangles too. We even make a couple of free pattern projects together!
If you want to check it out then click the graphic below!
Want the complete e-book??
The complete E-book for this CAL is now available!!
This is not a bundle – it is a pretty collated e-book. So what is included?
- There are 2 versions – a pretty one with the logos etc and a print friendly version.
- Each page is numbered
- Contents page so you can easily identify and find the square you would like to work on.
- Each square has it’s own chart, written AND colour block instructions included. I do not have joining or border instructions as I used a simple HDC border on mine and the zig zag slip stitch join (which you can find here)
- You can get all 13 (yes, 13!!) squares
- Note: the additional square is for International Merlot Day in November and I decided to add it as a bonus to the e-book rather than include alcohol depictions in the CAL. I don’t drink personally but I do love the square!
Grab your curated E-book for only £6.50 by clicking the button below!
Make the Kinship Afghan CAL Squares …
January – The Logic Square
International Logic Day was on 14th January.
Started in 2019, it also encourages the idea that logic, as reasoning, is a central feature of human beings.
Click the photo of this square to be taken to the blog post and pattern.
February – Cancer Awareness Month
Cancer is something that has or will touch almost everyone in one way or another throughout their lifetime. Whether you battle the disease, know or care for someone going through treatment this one was poignant to mark.
Make your ribbon in any colour(s) that represent a cancer battle that has touched you, or make it in burgundy like me to represent all cancers.
March – the Music Square
March 1st is International Music Therapy Day. It is a day for people all around the world to celebrate the healing power of music.
This square was so much fun for me to design.
Click the photo to check out the blog post.
April – The Art Square
World Art Day is celebrated on April 15th (check out my post to see why!)
Much like with music art traverses all societies, cultures and abilities. It encourages discussion, appreciation and understanding of others.
May – Donut Square
Celebrate both International No Diet Day (one of my favourites on the list!) AND World Baking Day with me in May.
So ditch the calorie counting for one day on 6th May and bake some goodies to share with friends and neighbours on 15th May!
June – Granny Square C2C Square
June 11th in International Knit (or Crochet) in Pubic Day.
How could I not mark this day?? Will you be crocheting in public with me on 11th?
This square depicts a granny square and a hook. It would make a great front panel for a WIP bag!
July – Chess Square
July 20th is International Chess Day.
As soon as I saw this I had an image of this square in my head!
The squares behind the rook represent the chess board.
This panel is a fun one to work up and looks great!
August – Calligraphy Square
World Calligraphy Day is August 12th. I love this square, although it wasn’t as straight forward to design as I am unfortunately not adept at calligraphy!
I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!
September – Book Square
September 8th is International Literacy Day. Reading is one of my favourite past times and so I just had to create a book square!
October – Apple for the Teacher Square
October 5th is World Teacher’s Day. Let’s celebrate all of the awesome teachers out there with this sweet square!!
I think it would also make a fabulous wall hanging for a classroom.
November – the Olive Tree Branch Square
November 26th is World Olive Tree Day!
There is so much to recognise about this particular square. Among other things, it symbolises peace, and has done for centuries! The olives it produces are also so yummy!
December – The Mountain Square
December 11th marks International Mountain Day. It is just amazing how important the mountains are to humanity – for fresh water, climate control, food and wildlife. They are also home to lots of people!
This square is the final square in the Kinship Afghan Cal.