Come join our Discord creative community summer crochet along event and create a Red Panda of your own! Make friends and create an awesome amigurumi Ailuridae!
This cutie is just in our pattern library, and cannot wait to see what you everyone creates with his pattern this summer!
What is a crochet along?
A crochet along (CAL for short) is so much fun! At the surface, it is an event where a bunch of people get together and work through the same pattern at the same time! Looking deeper however, it can be whole lot more! A CAL can be an incredible experience, one that enables you to see many different versions of the same design. It also gives the opportunity for real time peer-to-peer assistance as you create, and that is some amazing interactive fun!
Have a problem? Stuck on a section? Simply ask in the crochet along chat and others are able to easily assist as all will be working on the same design! This is a great time and place to step outside your typical comfort zone and challenge your skill a little, while making friends and becoming part of a community of creative minds.
Rusty CAL Event Details!
The Rusty Summer CAL will kick off in our community Discord on June 6th and run through August 15th! Make sure to head on over, even if you will be sitting out the crochet along event, as you are so very welcome to join in and become a part of our creative crew! It is amazing to watch all the different versions of the same amigurumi shown off with their unique spin!
Rusty is an intermediate level pattern, with a couple trickier parts. He is constructed in rounds, rows and some strategic seaming along the way. With hands on help, and a longer event window, he should be be much easier to complete!
Rusty uses worsted weight yarn and a 4 mm hook.
Traditional colorways are that unmistakable rusty orange red with darker under eye markings accented by white highlights and black underbellies. However the wonderful thing about crochet is that you can choose any colors that you wish! (check out my purple and aquamarine Rusty here!)
You will also be using 21mm safety eyes for Rusty. I get mine from Suncatcher Craft eyes. If you would like to add whiskers, Use a thin gauge beading wire or fishing line!
Special end of crochet along bonus!
At the end of the event, every completed Rusty will count as an entry into a random drawing for not one, but two lucky winners to each win a $25 gift card of their choice of Etsy, Amazon or Suncatcher Craft Eyes! In addition, up to 5 more names will be randomly drawn (based on amount of participants) . These names will win a free Critter-iffic Crochet Pattern of choice within 2022!
With a 2 month event, who knows what other fun prizes may pop up along the way!
Learn more about Rusty over at his introduction post!
And of course, everyone is always welcome to come on over and join our growing Discord community, even if your Rusty will have to wait past the event to arrive. We would love to have you there! Inside you will find friendly and helpful crocheters and other creative minds sharing their wonderful creations!
I would like to give a quick thank you to my wonderful tester team for helping me make sure this red panda has his best foot forward before joining my zoo, and for allowing me to show off their adorable red panda creations through-out this post! Didn’t they turn out just fantastic!!