Join the slug-a-long!

Crochet a long Slug amigurumi freshstitches

I know you’ve been gearing up for the next crochet-a-long! This one’s a… slug-a-long!

That’s right! This month, we’re crocheting Hannah the Slug. She’s a great pattern for those of you who have conquered your first amigurumi, and are looking for a fun project where you’ll learn something new, but isn’t too difficult.

Isn’t she cute?

amigurumi crochet slug

And of course… Hannah looks great in any color. And, since she only uses 35 yards of yarn, this is a great project for using up a little bit of leftover yarn from your stash!

Ready to join in? Grab the pattern and get started crocheting with us!

If you can’t get enough of the little bug-gy animals, then you’ll want to grab a deal by getting the entire Cutie Crawlies e-book (Hannah included, of course!).

There’s a prize!

One of the CAL entrants will win 2 skeins of yarn from Fuzzbee Yarns! Fuzzbee makes beautiful dyed & handspun yarn with an eco conscience.

The winner will get one skein of natural dyed worsted weight yarn:

Worsted Weight hand dyed yarn

The winner will also get a second skein that’s custom dyed, like this one:

skein of yarn from Fuzzbee yarns

Sample skein shown, yours will be amazing… but different!

Whoa! Isn’t that amazing! Thank you, Fuzzbee Yarns!

Keep reading for details about how your cutie can win you this great prize!

Join the CAL!

Joining in the CAL is easy! Get yourself a copy of the the pattern, grab your materials and follow this blog to get all of the helpful crochet/amigurumi tips that will guide you along the way!

If you’d like, you can even stick this adorable badge on your blog (right click and save, then link the photo to this post!) to let folks know you’re joining in:

slug-a-long badge

To enter to win the fabulous prize, you’ll want to post a photo of your finished slug (either on the FreshStitches Facebook page or in the CAL thread of the FreshStitches Ravelry Group) by February 13th! One lucky winner will get a yummy skein of yarn… and yes, international entries are welcome!

Are you in?

It’s going to be a blast… and I really hope you join us! Go ahead and leave me a comment… and tell me about your slug-a-long plans!

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Jan 14, 2013 | Posted by in Blog, Fresh from Stacey | 21 comments

Comments (21 Responses)

  1. Raili says:

    Oh how fun!! I already have this pattern and would really like to crochet her up!!

  2. Iris says:

    I wasn’t going to at first, but I think I’m going to budge :D
    Hannah is definitely the cutest slug I’ve ever seen and the closing date to participate is my birthday! That must be a good sign, don’t you think? Good excuse anyway!
    P.S. Don’t we have to post a photo of our finished slug, instead of our finished dragon? :P

  3. Holly says:

    I just started amigurumi and started with your Howie the Penguin! I am now taking the Woodland Animals course on Craftsy and am loving it. Thank you for helping me get started on something I never thought I could do! (I had never crocheted before!) I have sent the beginner ebook to a few friends. Lucky for me, I got the Cutie Crawlies ebook on your birthday sale so I think it is a sign for me to try my first crochet along! I am excited. Thanks!

  4. Jen says:

    I’m In. My slug is going to be with the new yarn my husband got me for Christmas. It’s super soft, I just can’t decide if I should do yellow or green :)

  5. Lucia says:

    Starting now! I wanna make one in each of my peaches n creams or maybe a Rainbow slug x3

  6. Rae says:

    @Lucia – the rainbow slug sounds great.
    @Stacey – where you tell us to enter to win by posting a photo, you state “of your dragon”, you forgot to change it to slug.
    Hannah is so cute. I’m dealing with quite a few other items to crochet, and knit….but maybe I’ll be able to fit Hannah in too. I’ll see. Good luck to everyone, can’t wait to see all the finished slugs.

  7. daisy Jones says:

    Hurrah found you …..
    would love to join, but don’t have face book so will twitter it???

  8. Ruth says:

    2013 is my year of trying new things so this will be my first CAL…yeah excited to give it a go :-)

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  10. Ok – I’m a fairly new follower of yours and have only been crocheting for a few months, but am in LOVE. I’ve been thinking about doing this CAL and think I might just buckle down and try this as my first amigurumi. One of my goals this year was to try more complicated crochet patterns and I think this counts! LOL Wish me luck!

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  12. Ruth says:

    Stacey, could you clarify the section on making the foot for me (pg7). The instruction in italics is that a foundation row and then you do round one into that or is it just single crotchet twice into each of the front loops, end of story. As this is only my second amigarumi I am not too confident at reading patterns yet. Thanks

    • Stacey says:

      @Ruth- Great question! I’ll be doing a blog post with more details on the foot, so keep your eyes peeled!

      In short, you’ll be making one round (the foundation round), then single crocheting twice into each of those stitches.

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