Wednesday, June 15, 2016

In the Yarn Garden CAL - Introduction

Welcome to In the Yarn Garden CAL!

I'm very excited to present my first CAL to you and I hope that you will join me during this project which will end up as a square cushion cover.

You can chose to make the whole cushion cover or only the front side. The front side is a special design by me while the back side is a more common crochet design. The first part of this CAL will be released 1st of July :)

US crochet terms will be used in the english version of this CAL.

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Yarn and colors:

This pattern is designed using the yarn Nova from Järbo Garn which is a sport weight cotton yarn. You can read about the yarn details on the homepage of Järbo Garn here or on Ravelry here.

Since I do not know of any store selling the yarn Nova outside of Sweden I will recommend the yarn Cotton 8 from Scheepjes which resembles the yarn that I have used.

Scheepjes Cotton 8 can be bought at Wool Warehouse which are shipping worldwide.

The following list converts the shades of Nova into resembling Cotton 8 shades.

Nova                 Cotton 8
Natural                 501
Pink                      718
Coral                    719
Yellow                  551
Lime                     642
Pistage green        664
Khaki green          713

The Nova and Cotton 8 comes in 50 g balls and I have used 7 balls of Nova for my cushion cover (front and back side). There will be some yarn left though so you do not have to think about cutting short ends :).

The whole cushion cover will consume the amount of yarn equal to 5-6 balls of Järbo Nova yarn.
The front side only will consume the amount of yarn equal to 3 balls of Järbo Nova yarn.

You can of course use any yarn you want for this CAL but your cushion cover could of course end up in a different size if you chose a yarn which is completely different than the one I have used.

Finished size: Around 45 x 45 cm (if you use Järbo Nova with a 3 mmm)

Hook size: 3 mm crochet hook.


Instagram - You can find my instagram HERE, I will make a post when a new part of the CAL is available. Please tag any of your added images with #intheyarngardencal so that I can share some of them on my page.

Facebook - I'm also on facebook. Follow me there to get direct links to new parts when they are posted.

Pinterest - All the tutorials of this CAL will be added to this Pinterest board after they have been published on this blog.

Ravelry - Add this CAL to your Ravelry queue


Swedish - The CAL is also given in Swedish.

Danish - Translation by Marita Kristenson. 

German - Translation by Kathy Bürklen (@kathylovescrochet).

Greek - Translation by Paraskevi Mimi (

Hebrew - Translation by Michal Ben-Hur (@hatuli)

Spanish - Translation by Garden Translation Group (

If you would like to translate this CAL into another language please contact me by e-mail: 


There are some special stitches used in this CAL but they all have a written description. There are also images showing the different steps of each round of the frontside. So intermediate might be the level even though I think you could make it through even as a beginner.

In the Yarn Garden CAL - TIMELINE (Links to all the tutorials as they become available)

Part 1:  Rounds 1-10                                 1 July 2016
Part 2:  Rounds 11- 19                              5 July 2016
Part 3:  Rounds 20-26                              11 July 2016
Part 4:  Rounds 27-35                              18 July 2016
Part 5:  Rounds 36-43                              25 July 2016
Part 6:  Backside and joining                  1 August 2016

Happy Crocheting!


  1. This looks very interesting, great that it's a smaller project not a huge blanket, that's all l seem to be doing at the moment, can't wait for this to start, got my stash ready xxxxx

    1. I'm so happy to hear that you will join the CAL :) I can't wait for it to start either. So excited! Have a great day!

  2. This looks like a great project, well done! It is very tempting, I even have similar yarn to what you used, and a cushion is great, how many weeks would this cal be? Thanks!

  3. just saw the timings, about a month! ok! will have to consider it! thanks again

  4. I haven't started this yet (too many wips right now) but hope to start soon. It looks lovely.

    I know in the USA you can order Järbo from this here.


  5. Hi! I have seen that site but they do not have exactly the yarn that I have used. Thanks anyway! :) Lovely to eat that you like the pattern :)

  6. Oh boy, do I love this design. I just finished part two for my daughter and myself. Will post about it tomorrow, I just have to make the pictures.
    Can't wait to see what is coming for part 3.

  7. Hi,
    I know it is half way into the CAL..Can I join in now?

    1. Hi,

      You can of course join now. The pattern will remain on the blog after the CAL has ended :)

  8. Thank you for a beautiful pattern.