Free Spirited CAL: Week One

Welcome y’all!!! I’m so excited to begin the Free Spirited CAL with you! First, if you missed the announcement and/or any of the quick details, you can check that out here.

For each release, I will start with the new crochet terms for the week, including an explanation for those that are not as common. If there are no new stitches introduced, you can find the stitch in the week it was released. Once the CAL is finished, I will make a PDF file that will have everything all in one spot. But for now, this is how I’ll go about it. I will do my best to link to videos I think might help you for some of the potentially less common stitches. As a reminder, I am using US Terms.

After the terms, I will present the week’s round with the instructions and photos.

After this week, I will add a link to previous weeks to each new week at the bottom of the post so you won’t have to look too far if you’re looking for another week’s release. Feel free to ask questions if you need…. maybe I should make a FB group? Would that better for question asking and such? Leave me a comment and let me know.

And lastly: please, have FUN! That’s what this one is about. It’s a mystery, it’s spontaneous, it’s hugely outside my norm…challenge yourself but enjoy the journey 🙂 And please, SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! Please share on your favorite social media platform with the hashtag #FreeSpiritedCAL … I’d love to take a peek at y’alls creations!

Without further ado……

Free Spirited CAL: Week One

Crochet Terms

ch: chain

ch sp: chain space

sl st: slip stitch

st/sts: stitch/stitches

beg dc: beginning double crochet. How to: single crochet (sc) + ch 1

dc: double crochet

beg dc popcorn: beginning double crochet popcorn. How to: beg dc, dc in same stitch 4 times. Pull hook out of working stitch. Put hook from front to back in the first dc (not beg dc), grab the dropped working stitch loop and pull through.

dc popcorn: double crochet popcorn. How to: Dc in same stitch 4 times. Pull hook out of working stitch. Put hook from front to back in the first dc (not beg dc), grab the dropped working stitch loop and pull through. Watch video here

( ): stitches contained in the parenthesis should be done in the same stitch

*: when stitches are contained in the asterisk, they are to be repeated from the first asterisk to the last as many times as mentioned in pattern instructions

Rd: round. Example Rd1 is round one of this pattern.

Magic circle: check out the video here if you are unfamiliar with this. It’s easier to watch than to explain. Be careful not to pull your circle closed to tightly. Depending on yarn and number of stitches, sometimes the circle will remain slightly open vs tightly closed.


Week One: Rounds 1 and 2

Rd1: In magic circle – beg dc, ch 1. (dc, ch 1) 15 times. Sl st in top of beg dc. 16 dc, 16 ch sp.

Free Spirited CAL week one, round one


Rd2: In ch sp – (beg dc popcorn, ch 2). *(dc, ch 2) in next ch sp, (dc popcorn, ch 2) in next ch sp.* Repeat from * 6 more times. (dc, ch 2) in last ch sp. Sl St in top of dc popcorn. 8 dc popcorn, 8 dc, 16 h sp.



That’s all for this week, y’all! Remember, have fun 🙂 If you need help, please let me know and I’ll do my best! I’m so happy to have all of you along with me….. now, once you finish that rd2, snap a photo, share, and tag! 🙂




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