The Best CALs to Try in 2020

The Best CALs to Try This Year Free Crochet Pattern

Undertaking big crochet projects is definitely one of the New Year’s resolutions theme, but I recommend you starting before winter even begins. In these cold, dark winter days, a big colorful project can be a lifesaver, that keeps you busy. Don’t let the sadness creep and scare it away with rainbow-like stash.

What’s better than a hot cup of tea, snuggling under your blanket watching favorite TV shows and crocheting? Let this season be a productive one. There are so many amazing crochet-alongs that I’m sure you will find something for yourself. Most of them feature bedspreads or big blankets, but if you prefer something smaller, be sure to stop wherever you want, of course if the blanket is worked from the center. Make a stunning accessory for your home! Take a look at examples below to check the current trends and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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As Sweet As… Crochet Pattern

Only the introduction to this CAL is free. Other parts will be paid. This blanket is so beautiful, it’s really hard to describe it at all. Those lovely pink and purple stripes make it so girly and so delicate, it’s hard not to look at this all the time. Make this for your child or your expecting friend, they will be delighted!

  • DESIGNED by BebaBlanket
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket / throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

As Sweet As... Free Crochet Pattern

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As Sweet As..


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Narcissus CAL Free Crochet Pattern

Those lovely daffodils just scream “spring”. And they look so real, it’s hard to resist the feeling, that they are. It’s a beautiful spring cal, that will remind you of this wonderful time of the year on cold autumn / winter days.

  • DESIGNED by Rosina Plane
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket / throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Narcissus CAL Free Crochet Pattern

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Narcissus CAL

Mosaic Dream Blanket Crochet-Along Free Crochet Pattern

This stunning blanket is beautifully detailed and makes it look very sophisticated. It’s the perfect choice for a bed cape, a pillow, or even a wrap – it’s one in a kind!


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  • DESIGNED by Emma Leith
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket / throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Mosaic Dream Blanket Crochet Along Free Crochet Pattern

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Mosaic Dream Blanket, more info here.

Study of Planet Earth Free Crochet Pattern

With this pattern you first start crocheting a circle, and then you go smoothly to a hexagonal shape. This lovely throw will embellish every home decor, whether you choose to make a blanket, a bedcover or anything else out of it. 

  • DESIGNED by Michael Sellick
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket / throw
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Study Of Planet Earth Free Crochet Pattern


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Plaid Patchwork Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

This blanket speaks winter – buffalo plaid, deer stags and mountains? It’s a perfect hygge combination. Each part of this crochet along will teach you how to make one of the squares, which you can use to make a matching cushion, too!

  • DESIGNED by Bethany Dearden
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Plaid Patchwork Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by Bethany Dearden

Plaid Patchwork Blanket

Cushion CAL Free Crochet Pattern

This beautiful cushion features a lot of techniques and combines the styles. Choose your favorite color palette and try making it along with other crocheters! You can use these squares in your other works as well!

  • DESIGNED by Anna Nikipirowicz
  • PROJECT TYPE cushion
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Cushion CAL Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by Anna Nikipirowicz

Cushion CAL

Mandala Madness Free Crochet Pattern

This classic blanket is based on mandala designs and is worked from the center. Ornamental patterns grow in rounds, and you can make it as big as you wish!

  • DESIGNED by Helen Shrimpton, this version by JoanneMarie
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Mandala Madness Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by JoanneMarie

Mandala Madness

Christmas Around the World CAL Free Crochet Pattern

This lovely square design starts with a flower, and continues in fantastic intricate rows of stitches. Each of them is different, but they all work beautifully together. Make it a bedspread or a lovely snuggly blanket.

  • DESIGNED by Elizabeth Mareno
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Christmas Around the World CAL Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by Elizabeth Mareno

Keep On Blooming CAL Free Crochet Pattern

Christmas Around the World CAL, this version can be found here.

Flora Afghan Stitch Along Free Crochet Pattern

This afghan is made with floral squares, each of which is stunning and elegant in its own way. Original proposition is graphic and bold, but you can use any color palette you like!

  • DESIGNED by Michael Sellick
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Flora Afghan Stitch Along Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by Michael Sellick

Flora Afghan Stitch Along

Nature’s Walk Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Let’s keep warm autumn days all year long! This delicate design uses filet technique and openwork to create nice lacy structure. Subtle squares are joined together and bordered with ornamental edging.

  • DESIGNED by Sandra Paul
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Nature's Walk Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by Sandra Paul

Nature’s Walk Blanket

B(lu)E Happy CAL 2019 Free Crochet Pattern

This CAL will bring a smile on your face! Bold in design and in color, this crochet-along is something different. Squares of different sizes, as well as rectangular modules are combined together to make this crazy beautiful design.

  • DESIGNED by Ineke Mooijenkind
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

B(lu)E Happy CAL 2019 Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by NoeleneSampey

B(lu)E Happy CAL 2019

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4 thoughts on “The Best CALs to Try in 2020

  1. I would love to know the colors of the yarn used in the mandala madness crochet throw on this page. It is absolutely beautiful. Could someone please tell me the type of yarn and the colors. I have been looking for a long time for the the colors in this particular mandala.

    1. Hi Jennifer! It would be best if you contacted the author of this pattern for more information about the yarn and colors. She well know best!

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