FRIENDS CAL WEEK #12: The One with Pat the Dog

With only one more week of panels left, the end is in sight! While I could go on and on with releasing panels, sadly, we do have to finish this crochet-a-long at some point. If you are following along with us, you’ll find a blog post in a few weeks that will contain all of our bonus panels that I released throughout this CAL that only those actually participating have seen. So, stay tuned!

This week our panel features Joey’s giant dog sculpture (from his brief solo apartment adventure). The background pays homage to his bright red couch in that apartment as well. The dog moved from apartment to apartment (thank to Ross’ generosity) once Joey left his solo apartment after his soap opera character’s untimely death. Pat the Dog represents this rather bumpy time period (partially thanks to Chandler’s brief roommate Eddie) in Joey and Chandler’s relationship.

Week #12: The One with Pat the Dog

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And for those that are curious what this crochet-a-long looks like at this point, here’s a photo of everything that has been released that is NOT a bonus panel:

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store.

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us. We have a special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the FRIENDS CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYFRIENDSCAL

“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” –Monica

<3, Angela

FRIENDS CAL WEEK #11: The One with the Chick and the Duck

One of my favorite episodes happens because of Joey and Chandler’s pet chick and duck–The One with the Embryos. Just in case you don’t know, that’s the episode where Rachel and Monica bet their apartment in a trivia game that Ross created in order to get rid of the chick (who was starting to crow). The guys won the game, thus trading apartments with the females across the hall. This episode, paired with the episode where the girls get their apartment back are definitely my favorite episodes of the entire series.

Besides the root of my favorite episodes, the chick and the duck were hilarious just because of the comedy brought on by them. Seriously, remember how funny Joey was when he brought home the chick? Here’s a little clip to refresh your memory:

WEEK #11: The One with the Chick and the Duck…

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store.

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us. We have a special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the FRIENDS CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYFRIENDSCAL

“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” –Monica

<3, Angela

FRIENDS CAL WEEK #10: The One with the Joey Special

Pizza was a staple on the tv show FRIENDS. From the time Ross and Rachel were broken up and Rachel orders a pizza Ross will hate to the time the girls received George Stephanopoulos’s pizza to the regular Joey Special–2 pizzas, pizza was a part of the show.

Here’s a good breakdown of a few times pizza made its prime time appearance on the tv show: 8 Times ‘Friends’ Was As Obsessed About Pizza As You Are.

In honor of this NYC and FRIENDS staple, this week’s panel has been dubbed:

WEEK #10: The One with the Joey Special…

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store.

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us. We have a special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the FRIENDS CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYFRIENDSCAL

“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” –Monica

<3, Angela

FRIENDS CAL WEEK #9: The One with the Banner

I wanted to recreate the iconic FRIENDS show title and felt the black background reflected the dark night in which this banner shows up during the opening credits of every episode. If you’re at all the yarny type, you may look at all the black and silently scream inside (black yarn=no fun to crochet with because it’s hard to see your stitches with such a dark colored yarn), but I promise, the black background in contrast with the white backgrounds of many of our panels so far makes it stand out so well. Just have a look yourself:

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This is every panel released so far (week #1-9).

Typically, crochet-a-longs save their banner for the very last release, but I’m doing it differently because I saved the very best panel for last this time around.

Week #9: The One with the Banner:

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store.

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us. We have a special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the FRIENDS CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYFRIENDSCAL

“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” –Monica

<3, Angela

Friends CAL WEEK #8: The One Where He’s Her Lobster

What would a FRIENDS tribute graphgan be without a lobster on it? For all you non-FRIENDS fluent followers, Phoebe has this theory that lobsters mate for life (she says they walk around holding lobster claws–check out the clip below for her explanation), and that Ross and Rachel are lobster. More specifically, that Ross is Rachel’s lobster. It’s a great scene and this little bit has become a part of pop culture and is referenced countless times in print and video all over the place.

Week #8: The One Where He’s Her Lobster:

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Love my hook and want one of your own? Head on over to Angie at Harper Baby Shop.

For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store.

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us. We have a special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the FRIENDS CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYFRIENDSCAL

“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” –Monica

<3, Angela

FRIENDS CAL WEEK #7: The One with Smelly Cat

While Phoebe’s guitar represented all the important musical moments in FRIENDS, I felt that one song in particular deserved its very own panel–Smelly Cat. Smelly Cat popped up over and over throughout the series and is just so darn catchy that my 4 year olds who have never seen the show, heard the song while I was writing this, and can sing it word-for-word. From Phoebe singing Smelly Cat in Central Perk, to teaching another musician, to starring in a music video and cat litter box commercial, Smelly Cat will always be a staple of memorable FRIENDS moments.

Week #7: The One with Smelly Cat…

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store.

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us. We have a special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the FRIENDS CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYFRIENDSCAL

“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” –Monica

<3, Angela

FRIENDS CAL WEEK #5: The One Where WE WERE ON A BREAK!

One of the greatest storylines in the tv show FRIENDS is the relationship between Ross and Rachel. Their relationship was full of high and low points and is often referenced in pop culture. As a FRIENDS fan, I can remember the buzz going on when Ross and Rachel finally became a couple:

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I can also remember their low points, particularly their whole ‘we were on a break’ debacle (hello, 18 pages!). Now, without starting a huge debate, here are a few snippets from that whole mess:

Because of this debate, I thought it only fitting to include this main storyline into our graphgan. I give you WEEK #5: The One Where WE WERE ON A BREAK:

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store.

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us. We have a special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the FRIENDS CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYFRIENDSCAL

“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” –Monica

<3, Angela

FRIENDS CAL WEEK #4: The One with Phoebe’s Guitar

I‘m not sure what FRIENDS would have been like without Phoebe and her awful interesting songs. So, to pay homage to Phoebe and her tunes at Central Perk (or outside Monica’s fancy restaurant or in the subway), this week’s panel is a guitar. As any true FRIENDS fan would, I too love Smelly Cat, but she has so many more memorable tunes about:

I also really love the holiday song that Phoebe wrote for all her friends. You know the one…the one where nothing rhymes with Rachel and Chandler:

There are some options for this week’s panel. You can choose to make the panel as the pattern states, or you can add the optional applique to your panel. Our optional applique this week is a string of Christmas lights to represent that wonderful holiday song she wrote for her favorite people. It’s up to you!

I give you Week #4: The One with Phoebe’s Guitar:

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While the strand of Christmas lights represent Phoebe’s holiday song, I can’t help but be reminded of the time Rachel forgot to take down the Christmas lights and when she finally did, she fell off their patio and was dangling in front of Mr. Heckles’ window by the strand of Christmas lights. I mean, hello, that’s how Rachel and Monica ended up in the ER and meet George Clooney and Noah Wyle (who happen to be guest starring as doctors, which is funny because of their roles in the show ER)! (BTW, this is Season 1, episodes 16 and 17.)

And if you’re not the applique kind of person, here’s what the guitar looks like without the string of Christmas lights:

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store.

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us. We have a special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the FRIENDS CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYFRIENDSCAL

“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” –Monica

<3, Angela

FRIENDS CAL Week#3: The One with the Magna Doodle

Chances are, if you’re a fan of the tv show FRIENDS, then you know what a Magna Doodle is. You’ve probably even played with one. According to my research, the Magna Doodle in Joey and Chandler’s apartment didn’t show up until the second half of Season 3. It debuted on the wall in the guys’ apartment and eventually migrated to the door. It even moved over to Monica and Rachel’s apartment when the girls lost their apartment to the guys in a trivia game.

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The Magna Doodle turned into somewhat of an Easter Egg for the show FRIENDS. Sometimes the drawing was directly linked to something in the episode it appeared it, sometimes it was a throw back to a previous episode, sometimes it was a tribute to a cast or production member, and sometimes, it was seemingly random. Whatever the case, it is fun to go back and look for the Magna Doodle. Here’s a fun website that chronicles the drawings and writing that appeared on the Magna Doodle.

This week’s panel features the Magna Doodle with one of Joey Tribiani’s memorable quotes, “How you doin’?”

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store.

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us. We have a special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the FRIENDS CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYFRIENDSCAL

“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” –Monica

<3, Angela

FRIENDS CAL WEEK #2: The One with All the Thanksgivings

Some of the funniest FRIENDS episodes are their Thanksgiving episodes. Every season has one and it was always something I looked forward to because I knew it would be one of the best in every season. I mean, what could get better than having Brad Pitt guest star as an old high school buddy of Ross’ who loathes Rachel, while they were married in real life?! And Rachel’s awful English Trifle that, ‘taste[d] life feet’?! And the Thanksgiving football game with the Gellar Cup topped with that horrendous dirty troll?!

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Take a look at this little clip of some of the greatest Thanksgiving episodes:

One of the most iconic images from my favorite Thanksgiving episodes is the giant turkey that Joey and Monica wear on their head, so in homage to this Thankgiving tribute, I give you ‘The One with All the Thankgivings’:

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Love my hook and want one of your own? Head on over to Angie at Harper Baby Shop.

 

For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store.

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us. We have a special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the FRIENDS CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYFRIENDSCAL

“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” –Monica

<3, Angela