Introducing the Summer Craft-Along 2015!

Hi there! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day. I’m excited because I can finally show you what I’ve been working on lately.

Art by AVG
Art by AVG

Are you familiar with the ‘Summer Reading Programs’ at libraries? If not, it’s basically a piece of paper where you color in a space for every hour you spend reading. You can also do activities like write stories or visit the library website, stuff like that. At the end, you get prizes and T-shirts and stuff. I’ve always loved doing those, and it struck me that it would be really cool to have a ‘Summer CraftProgram’…the same deal, but everything is yarn/craft-related! And you can probably guess where it went from there.

Here’s a picture of my summer reading thing. (Sorry about the PhotoBooth pictures in this post – I didn’t have my usual borrowed iPhone.)

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I basically copied the design and made it all yarn-related. I was thinking that you all might be interested in a Summer Yarn-Along, just for fun. I’m not giving out prizes or anything, this is just for your own personal enjoyment…and maybe it will help us all get motivated!

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[Note: I changed it to the Summer Craft-Along at FillieFanatic’s suggestion – but I took this picture prior to that.]

Click below to download the templates:

Summer Craft-Along Cover

Summer Craft-Along Inside

I really hope somebody will want to give this a go! There’s something about checking off things that just makes me feel so productive. 🙂 But if you want some incentive, then I’ll be making a page for the Yarn-Along – and it will have a list of everybody who finishes. So you can be famous! Well, not really, but you’ll still get credit.

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Here are the ‘rules’ if you want to participate:

    • This Craft-Along is open to ALL crafters – crocheters, knitters, spinners, weavers, scrapbookers, jewelry-makers, you name it. Thanks to filliefanatic who suggested this should be a Craft-Along instead of just a Yarn-Along!
    • It starts whenever you want – as long as it’s summer!
    • To ‘sign up,’ leave a comment here to tell me you’re participating. If you have a blog, feel free to post about it, but you don’t have to – although it would be fun to see everyone’s progress! I’d appreciate if you linked back to me, though – there’s a blog button further down the page.
    • Print off the Summer Craft-Along (SCA) templates. Cut them out and glue them together, then fold into thirds. (I tried to do dotted lines to guide you, but they’re not completely accurate.)
    • Whenever you craft for 30 minutes, you can fill in a space.
    • Whenever you complete one of the ‘activities’, such as “Teach someone your yarn craft” or “Finish a WIP”, fill in another space.
    • If you finish by August 31, you can submit your name to be included on the SCA Hall of Fame. 🙂

I’ve also made a blog button (finally), so if you wanted to link to my blog, you can grab that below:

Cogaroo Crafts
Cogaroo Crafts

Okay, I think that’s everything…please let me know what you think! 🙂

Design B

P.S. Many thanks to the wonderful AVG for supplying the yarn ball picture. A truly talented and super nice artist!


19 thoughts on “Introducing the Summer Craft-Along 2015!

    1. You have plenty of talent, Nana! What about those dishcloths you crocheted, or that sweater you started knitting? Any kind of yarn craft works…not that you have to join in, but you’re definitely talented! 🙂


      1. Yay, well done, River! 😀 I’ll add you to the Hall of Fame, and you can pick up your ‘prizes’ there if you want. Thanks so much for participating! I’m really glad people joined in. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, filliefanatic! So glad you’re participating. It’s fine if the craft isn’t yarn related – actually, I’m thinking about changing it to the Summer Craft-Along! Thanks for the idea. 🙂 Do you mind if I add you to the list of participants?


  1. I’d love to participate, count me in! I have a new top I’ve been meaning to sew, and my Filofax needs some more decorating!


  2. What a great idea! I wish I could join in, but I am terrible about finishing projects (mostly because I get bogged down in the details of construction and spend my time looking for a better way to make a dc, or some such hopeless quest, instead of just getting on with the job).

    Looks like you have a good group going – have fun and may you check off many boxes! 🙂


    1. I’m terrible at finishing projects too, which is why this just involves crafting, not finishing anything. But I understand! Yes, I’m super happy about all the people that have joined in – it was quite a surprise to me, actually.

      Ooh, please let me know if you ever discover a better way to make a dc – I love all your tutorials! 🙂


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