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As the cold weather settles in, I invite you to snuggle up with a hot beverage, some cozy yarn and a crochet hook and join a new crochet along!

The Midwinter Crochet Along will start on January 10, 2022 and will run for three weeks. During this time, I am excited to bring you nine (yes, nine!) new free crochet patterns all here on Rich Textures Crochet!

The patterns will include three twisted ear warmers, three hats and three cowls. The patterns will range in difficulty from easy to intermediate!

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A crochet along featuring nine easy crochet patterns

The Materials:

For each of the designs I will be using a yarn called Scarfie by Lion Brand Yarn. It is a super cozy bulky weight yarn that is an acrylic/wool blend yarn. You are welcome to use any bulky weight yarn that you love and I will give the stitch multiples for each pattern in case you need to change the stitch counts.

Along with the yarn, I will be using a 6.5 mm crochet hook. In the video tutorials you will see me using a wooden hook that my husband actually made for me. If you are interested in wooden crochet hooks, I recommend checking out the wooden streamline hooks by Furls Crochet – these ones I also love!

I’ll give you more detailed amounts for the yarn below!

How does the crochet along work?

This crochet along is free! All of the patterns will be posted in full here on my blog where they will remain free forever! Each pattern will also include a free video tutorial that you can find on each post, or by heading over to my YouTube channel:

There is no sign-up for this crochet along other than to sign up for my email newsletters (this will also mean that you receive an email for each new pattern or stitch tutorial I post). You can sign up at the bottom of this page, or in the right hand side bar.

I also invite you to connect with me on Facebook and you are invited to share your questions and photos in the Rich Textures Crochet Community Group on Facebook or tag Rich Textures Crochet on Instagram!

A collection of crochet hats and cowls

Pattern Schedule:

Below you will find a schedule of the upcoming patterns. Beside the pattern name, I will list the colour of Scarfie yarn I used and well as the quantity. Also remember you will need a 6.5mm crochet hook.

January 10: Glacier Ear Warmer, about 100 yards, shown in the colour mint/silver

January 12: Glacier Beanie, about 210 yards, shown in the colour mint/silver

January 14: Glacier Cowl, about 210 yarns, shown in the colour mint/silver

January 17: Black Cherry Ear Warmer, about 100 yards, shown in the colour Oxford/Claret

January 19: Black Cherry Beanie, about 210 yards, shown in the colour Oxford/Claret

January 21: Black Cherry Cowl, about 250 yards, shown in the colour Oxford/Claret

January 24: Feathers Ear Warmer, about 150 yards, shown in the colour cream/taupe

January 26: Feathers Beanie, about 250 yards, shown in the colour cream/taupe

January 28: Feathers Cowl, about 250 yards, shown in the colour cream/taupe

I’m so excited! I love hosting crochet alongs and I very much look forward to seeing all of your finished creations!

See you soon!


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  1. Leaning towards the feather patterns. What are they rated as? Thanks for providing a fun activity for us to do

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      They will be intermediate – but I will also have video tutorials to help along the way 🙂

      1. Any possibility of getting a scarf in the feathers pattern? Or is this doable?

  2. I am so looking forward to this! Will wait for recommended amounts for yarn. I will wait for the feathers patterns

  3. Deann (she/her) says:

    Thanks for hosting this, I’m looking forward to it!

  4. I would love to sign up for the Jan crochet along, but when my email is sent, it says an error message was sent.

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      Thanks for letting me know! I’ll take a look into it! In the meantime if you would like to send an email direct to me at [email protected] I can add you manually 🙂

  5. I’m def interested in this crochet along

  6. I had the same problem when I tried to sign up.


  7. What time of day are theses going to start

  8. Audra Forbes says:

    How fun! I’m so excited!!

  9. Will you be posting the free pattern as a downloadable PDF, they are so much easier to follow along with and print out. I really hope so…fingers crossed. Can’t wait for this fun CAL

  10. There are so many CAL going on right now, I think I am involved in 4 of them, but this is the one I am most excited for! I love the look and feel of Scarfie yarn. Sadly, I ordered a bunch of skeins for Christmas gifts for my family and I ran out of time to make them. My own fault, my time management skills suck. See my first sentence. That and so far 3 of those skeins have been so tangled they were just about impossible to use. I couldn’t find the outer starting point or the inside starting point on one of the skeins until I unraveled the entire thing. The 2 ends were tangled together about three quarters of the way to the inner side of the yarn. It still left me with a tangle that I lost a good 25 yards out of the skein I had to cut. 2 days it took me to fight with that skein. I would have just thrown it away if I had had another in the same color, but I didn’t and my sister has been begging me for an earwarmer or a messy bun hat with that yarn. I’m praying I don’t have anything near that bad again when we start this. The color ways are simply gorgeous, not fussy like some of them can get, just nice, soft, fluffy yarn with soft color changes. Ah, now I have to go and play with the yarn again. Lol

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      Awe that’s too bad! I do also find the balls hard to work from – but I love the yarn so I struggle through! I’ve started starting from the outside and then I hand wind it into a ball right away. Otherwise, even if you start from the outside I feel like it eventually still flops into a mess lol – but again, it’s beautiful!

    2. Yarn barf is my least favorite thing. I always think about how much crocheting I could be doing while untangling the yarn. But at least you have a sense of humor about it.

  11. LISA L SWICKARD says:

    So exciting. Love matching sets. Thanks Sarah for a fun CAL

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      You’re welcome! It should be a lot of fun!

  12. Priscilla Hamlin says:

    I would love to do a crochet along. I am already receiving emails from you. Do I have to do something different to be a part of this project? Will this be a zoom? I am hoping there will be a video tutorial. Thank you.

  13. Barbara Wiltz says:

    I’m looking forward to he crochet along!

  14. Shari Miller says:

    I’m looking forward to this! Will be my first CAL!

  15. Sue Ditmire says:

    Great I just retired Jan 1 and this will definitely help me with transitioning. I love to crochet while watching movies and will be great to do a Crocchet along.

  16. Vanessa Letitia Jones says:

    Happy New Year Barbara!!! That is a great idea for crocheting for these cold winter months!!!??????

  17. Interested in the CAL but I don’t see where to sign up for it.

  18. Jenny Lindenbaum says:

    Hello I am interested and so glad that you will also have tutorials. I just signed up for the newsletter

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      Wonderful! Thank you!

  19. Jenny Lindenbaum says:

    Good morning all this will be my first CAL so I am looking forward to getting started on monday

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      Welcome! It will be a lot of fun! I’m happy you’ve joined 🙂

  20. I love Scarfie yarn! I just finished 2 hats and am in the middle of a scarf by Jayda InStitches. I was hoping for more patterns using this yarn. I’m still new enough that I need to see projects made with particular yarn. I also use the Scarfie from the outside. I wind it into a cake first. I did one of your bags over the summer. You have beautiful patterns.

  21. Carolyn Pauloff says:

    I don’t see how I can get into the crochet along

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      At the bottom of this page, or the right side bar, or at the top of my homepage you can sign up for the email newsletters. Other than that, come back to the homepage on Monday and you will find the first pattern – it’s scheduled for 10am EST 🙂

  22. Tiffany Cruz says:

    Hi Sarah,
    I am looking forward to joining the next stitch along. I was wondering what time will you be hosting your next stitch along?

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      For this current one, the posts are going live on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays – all at 10am EST. The next crochet along that I will be hosting after this one will be happening in May 🙂

  23. Hi Sarah, I just finished the first week of CAL and loving your videos and written patterns. I’m still a beginner. I’ve learned so much doing the herringbone stitch. Lots of errors and frogging but by the time I got to the cowl it was a breeze. It didn’t help that my yarn was black & gray.? Thank you for doing this and excited for Monday! It’s so easy to follow your videos. I had trouble with the chain twisting but found your video on no twisting. I will be using that method from now on. Have a great weekend!