2019 Softie Crochet Along

Categories: Kid Friendly, Pillow, Doll, Crochet

Fairfield is excited to join the CAL Central groups on Facebook and Ravelry for the second annual Softie Crochet Along, featuring 10 free crochet patterns by 10 designers using Original Poly-Fil and Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Packing Fiber Fill.

 

What you need to make this project

Materials
Original Poly-Fil
Poly-Fil Crafter's Choice Dry Packing Fiber Fill
Supplies
Supplies vary and will be listed in each pattern.

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Instructions

Step One

How the 2019 Softie CAL Works

Every Monday from April 1 through June 3, 2019, a new 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 Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill to use in their softies. They will also be also be awarding the grand prize, a 5 lb. box of Poly-Fil and two Poly-Fil Basic 16” x 16” Pillow Inserts, to the crocheter whose project gets the most votes!

Clover USA, Search Press North America, LeitherCo, and Morgan’s Mane have also 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 10, 2019 to enter for your chance to win!

How To Join the 2019 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 use Fairfield World Poly-Fil for your project, tag @fairfieldworld and use #fairfieldworld, too.
  • 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: Zebra Pocket Pillow

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

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-FilThis cute zebra includes a pocket in the back for including a gift or for carrying a special book.

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-FilStart by crocheting panels flat in rows. Crochet the muzzle and eyes in the round, and the ears in rows. Assemble the pillow while crocheting the mane.

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-FilGet the free crochet pattern for the Zebra Pocket Pillow, including the supply list, here on Underground Crafter.

Step Three

Pattern 2: Benevolent Bumble Bee

The second Softie CAL pattern is the Benevolent Bumble Bee by Moogly.

Benevolent Bumble Bee, free crochet pattern by Moogly stuffed with Fairfield Poly-FilThis adorable pillow includes links to a video tutorial.

Get the free crochet pattern for the Benevolent Bumble Bee, including a complete supply list, here on Moogly.

Step Four

Pattern 3: Tulip the Bunny Rabbit

The third Softie CAL pattern is Tulip the Bunny Rabbit by Stitches n Scraps.

Tulip the Bunny Rabbit, free crochet pattern by Stitches n Scraps, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-FilTulip the Bunny Rabbit includes photo tutorials and lots of progress pictures to help with assembly.

Get the free crochet pattern for the Tulip the Bunny Rabbit, including a complete supply list, here on Stitches n Scraps.

Step Five

Pattern 4: Flamingo Amigurumi

The fourth Softie CAL pattern is the Flamingo Amigurumi by 5 Little Monsters.

Flamingo Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern By 5 Little Monsters

The Flamingo Amigurumi is crocheted in unjoined, spiral rounds. The body and neck are crocheted in one piece and the head is attached separately.

Get the free crochet pattern for the Flamingo Amigurumi, including a complete supply list, here on 5 Little Monsters.

Step Six

Pattern 5: Cat Squishy

The fifth Softie CAL pattern is the Cat Squishy by Goddess Crochet.

Cat Squishy Free Crochet Pattern By Goddess Crochet

The Cat Squishy pattern includes two sizes, large and mini.

Get the free crochet pattern for the Cat Squishy, including a complete supply list, here on Goddess Crochet.

Step Seven

Pattern 6: Little Doughnut Pillow

The sixth Softie CAL pattern is the Little Doughnut Pillow by The Stitchin’ Mommy.

Little Doughnut Pillow Free Crochet Pattern By The Stitchin Mommy

The Little Doughnut Pillow can be customized by choosing yarn colors to match your favorite doughnut flavors.

Get the free crochet pattern for the Little Doughnut Pillow, including a complete supply list, here on The Stitchin’ Mommy.

Step Eight

Pattern 7: Amir the Elephant

The seventh Softie CAL pattern is Amir the Elephant by Jessie At Home.

Amir The Elephant Free Crochet Pattern By Jessie At Home

Amir the Elephant includes instructions for making an optional pattern for a felt blanket.

Get the free crochet pattern for Amir the Elephant, including a complete supply list, here on Jessie At Home.

Step Nine

Pattern 8: Baby Seal

The eighth Softie CAL pattern is the Baby Seal by Oombawka Design Crochet.

Baby Seal Free Crochet Pattern By Oombawka Design Crochet

The Baby Seal pattern is made with one skein of color-changing yarn. The pattern includes helpful tutorials for decreasing and assembly.

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

Step Ten

Pattern 9: Plaid Cactus

The ninth Softie CAL pattern is the Plaid Cactus by Divine Debris.

The Plaid Cactus combines two crochet trends — plaid and cacti — into one fun project.

Get the free crochet pattern for the Plaid Cactus, including a complete supply list, here on Divine Debris.

Step Eleven

Pattern 10: Floppy Disk Cuddle Buddy

The tenth and final Softie CAL pattern is the Floppy Disk Cuddle Buddy by Blackstone Designs.

The Floppy Disk Cuddle Buddy works up quickly in a super bulky yarn.

Get the free crochet pattern for the Floppy Disk Cuddle Buddy, including a complete supply list, here on Blackstone Designs.

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 10, 2019!