GREASE crochet-a-long: Week #1

The time has finally come! We start our GREASE crochet-a-long (CAL) today! Every Monday a new panel will be released here on my blog. If you want to participate and have your own copy of the patterns for the panels and appliques to be released “mystery style”, you will need to head on over to my Ravelry store and purchase your own copy. Every Monday after the release on my blog, your copy of the pattern within your Ravelry library will update automatically with the new pieces for the week. Let’s get started!

Let’s get the party started with a little Pink Ladies tribute! Obviously we couldn’t have a Grease graphgan without a little Pink Ladies jacket lettering on it. The sparkle in this Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn Metallic Pinky Toes Sparkle gives it just the right sheen to mimic the shine on those iconic jackets. Now, this is one of the larger panels, so don’t be daunted by it’s size. The rest will seem like a breeze after this one!

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I will be working this graphgan up using Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn, my fantabulous set of custom ergonomic GREASE THEMED hooks by the ever-talented Chloe Rebecca Boutique (you can find her on IG here or her ETSY page here), and my go-to graphgan technique–mini corner to corner (mini c2c). These hooks are exclusive and limited only to those participating in the CAL with us!!! Details on how to order your own hooks are available in your pattern download.

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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 in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the GREASE 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:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYGREASECAL

“She looks too pure to be pink.” –Rizzo

<3, Angela

FRIENDS CAL: The Series Finale

Just as bittersweet as the series finale during that final scene where the camera pans out and all you see is Monica’s empty apartment with 6 keys on the counter, our FRIENDS crochet-a-long (CAL) has finally come to an end. And with that, comes our final photos.

In the future, I may be posting a blog post that will include the worked up images of all of our bonus panels that I offered during our CAL (I did not share those to the public, but only to those doing the CAL). But for now, I will be concentrating my efforts on my upcoming GREASE CAL that I am running in conjunction with Becki from Chloe Rebecca Boutique. 

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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. This FRIENDS CAL is officially over, but you can still grab your copy of the pattern in its entirety in 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. Just because the CAL is over doesn’t mean we’ve stopped sharing in the Facebook group–there are many that have just started and are looking for others to crochet-a-long with them. 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: Bonus Panel

What would a FRIENDS graphgan be without PIVOT! on there somewhere? This is probably my most asked about panel. EVERYONE asks me where this panel is when I share progress photos. I offered it as a bonus panel during my FRIENDS crochet-a-long (CAL) because it is a looooooong panel. Seriously, it runs the entire length of the blanket. You’ll see it in it’s entirety later on this week during a fully completed graphgan photo! :)

In case you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know where PIVOT comes from in the show FRIENDS, here’s a clip that makes it’s way onto nearly every ‘favorite FRIENDS moments’ list:

The One Where Ross Gets a New Couch:

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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: BONUS SQUARE #2

Even though our FRIENDS crochet-a-long is over, I still have some surprises to show you. Those who were doing our CAL with us are already aware of all the bonus appliques and bonus panels that are available to them, but the public has yet to see them!

One of the bonus squares I released during the CAL paid tribute to the gang’s trip to Las Vegas! It features the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign and a moustache applique for Ross’ Sharpie moustache artwork on Rachel’s face:

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BONUS #2: The One Where They All Went to Vegas

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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 #13: The One at Central Perk

While this week is the end of our regularly scheduled FRIENDS crochet-a-long panels, I have a few more surprises up my sleeve :) Next week we will be working on joining all the panels together along with the border that I have come up with for the whole blanket.

This week’s panel is by far, my favorite panel. This panel is not for the faint-at-heart (aka don’t do this panel first if you’re just starting because it IS the HARDEST one to work up…trust me), but, it’s my favorite. We very well cannot have a proper FRIENDS graphgan without a panel dedicated to Central Perk Cafe, now can we?

Just like Monica’s apartment was a key player in location, so was Central Perk. I mean, seriously, they were there all the time. Here’s a funny article listing a few iconic Central Perk moments.

I present you with WEEK #13: The One at Central Perk…

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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 #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