Graceful Gull MAL (Summer 2023)

Image of a seagull perched on a wooden pole against a cloudy blue sky.

The Yarn Whisperer and Keep Calm and Crochet On UK logos are in the top right hand corner.

Text reads Graceful Gull Crochet Make-Along, 31 July-15 September 2023.

I’m super excited to be joining forces again with the lovely and talented yarn dyer Kitey, aka The Yarn Whisperer, to bring you a brand new summer make-along.

This is our SIXTH collaboration in our make-along series (you can see a round up of all CALs and MALs here) and as always offers a chance to use some wonderful hand-dyed yarn combined with a fun summery crochet project.

Imagine you are sitting on a deck chair at the beach; you are feeling that joyous light-hearted feeling of a being on holiday; no work, just time to recline and relax. The waves are crashing against the shore and you can hear the sounds of chatter and laughter in the distance as the sun softly warms your face.

You are enjoying the anticipation of someone bringing you your favourite ice-cream but while you wait you decide to open up your project bag to start that new WIP. There is a light breeze that gently moves your yarn as you take out the ball and your hook and you hear the call of a seagull as it flies by overhead…

Join us as we take part in the Graceful Gull Make Along!

☀️ New to MALS?

If you’ve not joined us before a MAL, or make along is when a specific pattern is released with all of the details required to make the design, along with a specific start date for everyone to begin their project, together. Then, unlike a crochet-along where you often have segments of the pattern released over a number of weeks, you have the pattern in full with just an end date to make it by. It’s a relaxed way to make a project as you can work at your own pace, but there is a deadline to hold you accountable should you need one.

☀️ When will it happen? 

The Make Along will run from 31st July to 15th September for a nice relaxed project with plenty of time for you to make the pattern. You can of course start the pattern at anytime you wish, this deadline is just there for those that like to have one.

Make sure you are signed up to the blog (or my newsletter) and / or The Yarn Whisperer newsletter to make sure you are the first to know when the new collaboration project is revealed!

☀️What are we making?

This time round we are going to be making a shaped shawlette. The yarn will be sent out during the month of June, and the pattern will be sent to you around the 28th July for the start of the MAL on the 31st.

The pattern will be sent to the same email that you ordered the yarn from, make sure we are on your saved senders list so it doesn’t go to your spam or junk folder.

Skills needed: Basic crochet stitches, missing stitches, crocheting two stitches together, working in rows.

Hook needed: 3mm (Closest US size D/3)

Terminology: The pattern will be available in both UK and US crochet terminology

☀️How will it work?

An exclusive pattern and kit are being created for this extra special MAL. Each kit will include the following super washed merino 4ply (Sock weight) yarn;

  • 1x 100g / 425m skein of natural
  • 2x 50g / 212m skeins of two exclusive hand-dyed colourways
  • 1 x 20g / 85m of another exclusive hand-dyed colourway
  • A digital copy of the pattern
  • A few extra treats, including an EXCLUSIVE @mrsgmakes stitch marker, just for good measure!

Pre-ordered kits will be available for £45 + postage, and can be made on The Yarn Whisperer website from 10 am on 9th May and if you order in the first 24 hours you can enjoy a 10% Early Bird discount.

Kits will be dyed to order over the coming weeks, with generally a 1 week turn-around from order to shipping. But get in quick to ensure you get yours in plenty of time to crochet along with us!

Last International orders will be shipped by 25th June if ordered by the end of May. UK orders will continue to be shipped after this date but ordering early ensures your kit arrives in plenty of time to join us on 31st July.

☀️Is support available for this MAL?

There will be support for the pattern as usual in my Facebook group; the KCACO-UK Crochet Community Group.

You can also pop in and join in with the Virtual Stitch-n-B*tch sessions hosted by Kitey on Tuesday’s evenings from 5.20pm GMT (see full details on Kitey’s Insta page). These sessions are a bit like going to a virtual knit and natter group, and everyone there is really lovely and helpful.

☀️Let’s get social!

Make sure you are signed up to the blog (or my newsletter) and / or The Yarn Whisperer newsletter to make sure you are the first to know when the new collaboration project is revealed!

We look forward to you sharing your WIPs with us and we will be using hashtags #GracefulGullMAL #kcacouk and #yarnwhisperer if you want to tag us on socials – we love to see what you make.

You can also save the project as a favourite on Ravelry here.

Grab the image below to share on socials to share that you are joining in with the latest MAL, or pin the image (at the bottom of the page):

Social share for the #GracefulGullMAL Crochet Make-Along, 31 July - 15 September 2023. By @the_yarnwhisperer and

We do hope that you will join both Kitey and myself for this fun make-along – we can’t wait to see your wonderful new projects come to life!

☀️Posts on the Blog about Graceful Gul Make-Along:

9 May 2023Graceful Gull MAL Announcement
Monday 31 July 2023Graceful Gull River MAL start
Friday 22 September 2023Graceful Gull MAL Finish

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Pinterest collage including; Image of a seagull perched on a wooden pole against a cloudy blue sky. Some skeins of yarn rest on some shells, a seagull feather is stood up in some sand.

Text reads Graceful Gull Crochet Summer 2023 Crochet Make Along.