2018 Softie Crochet Along

Categories: Kid Friendly, Pillow, Doll, Crochet

Fairfield is excited to join the CAL Central groups on Facebook and Ravelry for the 2018 Softie Crochet Along, featuring 10 free crochet patterns by 10 designers using Original Poly-Fil and Poly-Fil Royal Silk.

What you need to make this project

Original Poly-Fil
Poly-Fil Royal Silk
Supplies vary and will be listed in each pattern.

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Step One

How the 2018 Softie CAL Works

Every Monday from April 2 through June 4, 2018, a new a free crochet pattern for a softie will be released. You can make fun softie projects to keep, for gifts, or to donate to charity while chatting with other crocheters in the CAL Central groups and sharing your projects to win giveaway prizes!

Fairfield World provided all of the participating designers with Poly-Fil to use in their softies. They will also be also be awarding the grand prize, a 5 lb. box of Poly-Fil, to the crocheter whose project gets the most votes!

Global Backyard Industries, Ida Herter, and Morgan’s Mane have also generously provided prizes for this CAL. Share your completed project pictures in this post on Underground Crafter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, June 11, 2018 to enter for your chance to win!

How To Join the 2018 Softie CAL

  • You can join in by crocheting the patterns as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CALCentral on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the CAL Central Facebook group or visit this thread in the CAL Central Ravelry group.
  • By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 10 awesome projects. Make adorable softies while having fun with us!

Visit Underground Crafter to learn more about the prizes and enter the end-of-CAL giveaway. Links to each of the ten patterns will be added to this page upon release.

Step Two

Pattern 1: Lion Pocket Pillow

 The first Softie Crochet Along pattern is the Lion Pocket Pillow by Underground Crafter.

This adorable, cuddly lion includes a pocket in the back for including a gift or for carrying a special book.

Start by crocheting panels flat in rows. Crochet the muzzle and ears in the round. Assemble the pillow, and then crochet the mane.

Get the free crochet pattern for the Lion Pocket Pillow, including the supply list, here on Underground Crafter.

Step Three

Pattern 2: Baby Monkey

The second Softie CAL pattern is the Baby Monkey by Oombawka Design Crochet.

Baby Monkey by Oombawka Design (one of 10 free crochet patterns in the Softie Crochet Along 2018)

This adorable baby monkey pattern includes links to video tutorials for all of the special techniques used, along with helpful tips for stuffing and making the face of this happy character.

Get the free crochet pattern for the Baby Monkey, including a complete supply list, here on Oombawka Design Crochet.

Step Four

Pattern 3: Friendly Little Super Hero

The third Softie CAL pattern is the Friendly Little Super Hero by The Friendly Red Fox.

Little Super Hero by The Friendly Red Fox (one of 10 free crochet patterns in the Softie Crochet Along 2018)

This is a 9″ variation on the popular Friendly Super Hero pattern by The Friendly Red Fox. It includes links to helpful tutorials and two options for hair so you can make this crochet doll for a special little boy or girl in your life.

Get the free crochet pattern for the Little Super Hero, including a complete supply list, here on The Friendly Red Fox.

Step Five

Pattern 4: Plush Puppy

The fourth Softie CAL pattern is the Plush Puppy by Repeat Crafter Me.

This adorable puppy works up quickly in a super bulky yarn. The pattern includes plenty of progress photos to help you with assembly.

Step Six

Pattern 5: Dinosaur Softie

The fifth pattern in the Softie CAL is the Dinosaur Softie by 5 Little Monsters.

This spiked dinosaur stands at about 9.5″ tall, not including spikes.

This stuffed dinosaur would make a great gift for any reptile lover! You can get the free crochet pattern for the Dinosaur Softie here.

Step Seven

Pattern 6: Blue Belle

The sixth pattern in the Softie CAL is Blue Belle by Jessie At Home.

This 12″ tall doll includes a great head of hair! She stands on her own with a plastic canvas bottom. Get the free crochet pattern for Blue Belle here.

Step Eight

Pattern 7: Flamingo Friend

The seventh pattern in the crochet along is the Flamingo Friend by Blackstone Designs.

This cuddly flamingo works up quickly using a super bulky weight yarn. It measures 13″ tall when standing. Get the free crochet pattern for the Flamingo Friend here.

Step Nine

Pattern 8: Olivia Bear

The eighth Softie CAL pattern is Olivia Bear by The Stitchin’ Mommy.

Olivia Bear, free crochet pattern by The Stitchin' Mommy

This sweet crochet bear pattern includes an optional tutu. Get the free crochet pattern for Olivia Bear here.

Step Ten

Pattern 9: Serrana the Mermaid

Serrana the Mermaid is the ninth Softie Crochet Along pattern by StitchesNScraps.

Serrana the Mermaid, free crochet amigurumi pattern with video and photo tutorials by StitchesNScraps

This beautiful doll looks complex, but the designer has included plenty of video and photo tutorials to guide you through all the steps of completing your own amigurumi mermaid. Get the free crochet pattern for Serrana the Mermaid here.

Step Eleven

Pattern 10: Daisy Pillow and Placemats

The last pattern in the Softie Crochet Along is the Daisy Pillow and Placemat by Snappy Tots.

Daisy Pillow & Placemat, free crochet pattern by Snappy Tots

This cheerful cushion can be made in a large or small size by using a different hook size. Get the free crochet pattern for the Daisy Pillow & Placemat on Snappy Tots here.

Step Twelve

  • Crochet at your own pace
  • Enter the end-of-CAL giveaway here on  Underground Crafter by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018!