Mellow Mallow MAL (Winter 2021)

If sitting by the fire with good food, mulled wine, and a brand new crochet project on your hook sounds like your ideal festive evening, then you’re in luck. Following on from our previous make-alongs the I’m joining forces again with the fabulous Kitey, aka The Yarn Whisperer, to bring to you the cosiest Christmas project you have ever seen this December!

Our cosy event will bring together the best bits of a traditional Christmas along with a modern twist creating a lovely winter treat!

🍷 But, what’s a MAL?
If you’ve not joined us on a previous make along (MAL), it’s 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 Boxing Day (Sunday 26 December 2021) until Wednesday 26 January 2022 for a 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.

🍷 What are we making?

This time round we are going to be making a triangular scarf. The yarn will be sent out at the end of November / beginning of December, and the pattern will be sent either 22nd / 23rd December for the start of the MAL on 26th December.

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

Skills needed: Basic crochet stitches, puff stitches, missing stitches, working into chain spaces, increasing and decreasing and working in rows.

Hook needed: 3.5mm

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:

  • 2x 100g / 400m skeins of skeins of Corriedale Sock 80/20 yarn, in an exclusive hand-dyed colourway.
  • A digital copy of the pattern (which will be sent to you 22nd –  23rd December)
  • a few extra treats, including an EXCLUSIVE @mrsgmakes stitch marker, just for good measure!

Pre-ordered kits will be available for £37 + postage, and can be made on  The Yarn Whisperer website from 10 am on Thursday 4 November 2021 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! Once sent for delivery you will get a tracking number for your order – but as most things around Christmas it will be in the hands of the delivery gods, we recommend ordering early!

Last International orders will be shipped by 21 November if ordered by 15 November. UK orders will continue to be shipped after this date, but ordering early ensures yours arrives in plenty of time to join us on 26 December 2021. Please note that with European orders a customs charge maybe applied which unfortunately is out of our control.

🍷 Is there 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 – Wednesday evenings from 7pm, Friday’s from 5.20pm and Sunday’s from 5pm (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.

🍷 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 #MellowMallowMAL #kcacouk and #yarnwhisperer if you want to tag us on socials – we love to see what you make.

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

You can save or pin the image below to share on socials that you are joining in with

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

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!

If you are not familiar with using a pattern chart you might find my tips and tricks post here of use.

🍷 Posts on the Blog about #MellowMallowMAL

4 November 2021MMMAL Announcement
15 December 2021Tips for reading a crochet chart
26 December 2021MMMAL Start Day
26 January 2022MMMAL Finish