Welcome to the first official Interweave Crochet Accessories 2011 CAL! For the kick-off of what's sure to be many CAL's from this amazing issue I'm inviting you all to join me in making...drum roll please...the Fancywork Cloche by Simona Merchant-Dest.
In the spirit of the season, I really wanted to do a quick, gift-able item (although I promise not to tell if you decide you simply must keep it for yourself). Hats are a great item to give as presents and this pattern is cozy enough to ward off the winter chills but elegant enough to put on just because you want a special accessory to complete an outfit.
It's one skein, which gives a perfect reason to go stash-diving, but it won't bust your budget if you've gotta have the smoosh-able Alpaca With a Twist used in the issue; I know I do! And if you have never attempted post stitches before, this is a great way to dive into them. There's already a great video on Crochet Me to give you some guidance. So, pick up your hooks and yarn, and let's whip up this beautiful cloche! Join me in the Forums, where you'll find a time line, along with some encouragement and (gentle) prodding, and post your WIPs in our Gallery.