This is the page where you can find all the information about the Dia de los Muertos mini-CAL. A crochet-a-long that will be hosted for free over four weeks of time. In this four weeks you create this stunning mandala/doily and finish it right before the actual Day of the Dead. As this pattern is made out of free inspiration on this very special and beautiful Mexican holiday, I find it important to honor and respect the tradition and rituals of this day. As we remember our passed loved ones and guide them to a good place in the afterlife, I suggest you take a beloved person you lost in mind while crocheting this piece of art. Make it a tribute for him/her and have your own little day of the dead with a small ofrenda remembering this person. Especially in times like this while the COVID virus has already taken so many loved ones from us, I think this idea and mini-CAL will help us go on in these times. Important to say…I only made a tribute to the Mexican holiday and I do not own any rights to the titles or Mexican heritage. I also won’t make any profits out of this CAL just to respect a culture and tradition. If you want to read more about these subjects as they are already used for discussions, please visit my statement about it here.
How will this CAL take place ? Well, as said this CAL is free and pattern parts will be added on the dates of the timeline we follow. You can put the CAL in your library on Ravelry so each time there is a part added you’ll receive an update from my side. Here is the place on Ravelry where you will find the CAL pattern page. Or you can just visit my website here to download the files you need. The links to all the information and files available will be placed under here.
We start off at August 28th 2020 with the introduction guide to this pattern. This introduction guide is a small PDF file containing the most important information you need about this CAL like yarn and color use, hooksizes, format of the finished item, stitches used, pattern notes and a swatch part to make a test skull. This guide will also be your companion during the CAL when it comes to color numbers, stitch abbreviations and pattern notes. So essential to download, read and use.
Download the introduction guide from the introduction page which you can find here.
After the introduction guides are out we will start at October 4th 2020 with Part 1. From that moment you will find every week a new Part on this page.
Pattern parts to download :
October 4th 2020 – Part 1
October 11th 2020 – Part 2
October 18th 2020 – Part 3
October 25th 2020 – Part 4