Upcoming Make Alongs

So what’s a Make Along?

A make along (or MAL) is an event where a designer releases pieces of her pattern at scheduled intervals – every week, for example. These can be crochet along projects (CALs) or kint along projects (KALs).

At Yarn Geek Makes, my MALs are usually for blankets made up of squares that are stitched together at the end. You can find all of my previous graphghan CALs here.

Ready to find out what MALs are on my to-do list for the next several months? Take a look at the list below!

Upcoming Make Alongs


After a long break from the yarniverse, I’m very pleased to say that I’m finally feeling more like myself again and I’m ready to ease back into the swing of things. To that end, I only have one project on the docket for 2022: the Mind + Matter Scarf CAL!

This project is part crochet along, part mental health challenge, and it will consist of weekly blogposts (Wednesdays @ noon Pacific Time). Every week, I’ll share a new mental health challenge designed to help the fiber art community to practice mindfulness in our everyday lives.

As a yarny bonus, I’m also making what I’m calling the Mind + Matter Scarf. This “mood scarf” is similar in concept to a temperature blanket, except I’ll be tracking my daily overall mood and color-coding. Every week, I’ll post an update of 7 days’ worth of rows on the scarf.

You’re welcome to join me in your own projects or even make the Mind + Matter Scarf with me! Use any stitch you like and make a scarf, wrap, blanket, or anything else you can think of! I’ll share details of which stitches I’m using, and I may even include a new stitch tutorial now and then as a crochet bonus challenge.

Let’s breathe some life and self compassion into this new year together! #mindandmatterscarf