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Help Pick the NEXT Crochet-Along Project!

It's that time of year again! Crochet-along with us as we make one of the following garments!

But FIRST you have to help us pick the pattern! Learn more about the patterns on LionBrand.com: Sunset ShrugColorfully Modern JacketTop Down Crochet Jacket.

« Click here to vote. »

Help Pick Our Fall 2013 Crochet-Along Project!

A crochet-along is a virtual event, where all the participants make the same project together. Follow along with crochet-along host Lauren here on the blog and share your comments and photos. There's no need to sign up, and it's free to join(New to crochet-alongs? Check out our guide here.)

The winning pattern will be announced next Wednesday on the blog—when we'll also give you details on picking up your supplies and getting started on the project!


Votes must be cast by 12:00 am Eastern August 13, 2013. You must use the link above to vote; comments here on the blog do NOT count as votes.

Knitters, look out for a knit-along later this year, here on the Lion Brand Notebook.

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  • Julie Silver Robertson

    The top down jacket is beautiful! Where do I go online to follow along on the CAL?

  • Genevieve

    definitely top down jacket, looks like the one that opens to more personal interpretations of the pattern, much more wearable than the others, too...

  • PMMcD

    Just this morning I was wondering when the next CAL would be. I voted for the Top Down Jacket.

  • SueAnn

    Love the colorfully modern jacket.The length,style,just about everything about this jacket is great.

  • Deebee

    Top down jacket. Only one in my size. I find that the "fits all' don't fit us BBW (big beautiful women).

  • Laura

    Had a hard time deciding between the Colorfully Modern Jacket and the Top Down Crochet. Ended up voting for the Top Down Crochet Jacket but would love to try to make both.

  • flygirl

    I love the sunrise shrug, but being a beginner crocheter I vote for top down jacket.

  • Angela

    Voted for the top down...but will the other patterns be available also. I think the colors of the cardigan shown lost it some votes but the style is lovely would like to make it. Love this site. Thank you.

  • Little Lamb

    I like the Sunset Shrug.

  • Karen

    I like the Colorful Jacket. Pretty.

  • Suz

    Sunset Shrug is Beautiful

  • Amy Burzinski

    Voted for "colorfully modern" but don't like the colors - would totally love in a solid!!!

  • kimarie webber

    The colorfully modern jacket will go with anything it has so many colors, and it's long enough to hide that which you want to hide. The length will also make one look taller and slimmer. It also has lovely texture in the design and it looks warm, but not too warm. What's not to like?

  • bluekittygp

    The modern colorful jacket is beautiful. Why can't you size it up for the plus sized woman?

  • Betty Boghosian

    The Sunset Shrug looks so fun. I love it

  • Cindy

    I voted for the Top-down jacket....would prefer it to have wrist-length sleeves...is that possible? Otherwise very usable!!!! Thanks for letting us vote!!!!

  • Ruth DeLany Varner

    I really like the colorfully modern jacket. My 2nd favorite is he sunset shrug. :-)

  • Ruth DeLany Varner

    I really like the colorfully modern jacket. My 2nd favorite is he sunset shrug. :-)

  • Eneida

    Love all three patterns, but I find the Top Down pattern interesting so I gave it my vote.

  • katiegrav .

    I really had a hard time placing my vote. I really loved them all. I did end up voting for the Sunset Shrug as it says it's easy, looks comfortable and interesting. I really like the sunset design. It looks perfect for this fall and winter. Keeping fingers crossed!

  • Jessica Cumming

    I was thinking the modern jacket could be done in a solid color to make it more versatile.

  • Judy

    LOVE the Colorfully Modern Jacket!! I really like not only the colors, but the pattern as well. I've been crocheting/knitting "baby stuff" for my new granddaughter, and I'm ready for a change.

  • Gamma2Hoot

    Hi all... So new I squeak at this BUT excited to join and try! Will there be step by step you tube by any chance :-))

  • Judith Stuck

    I don't crochet.

  • Donna Snyder

    I like the length of the Colorfully Modern jacket, but vote for the Top Down Jacket. Have not ever participated in a crochet-along so I'm excited no matter what the choice is!

  • Dana Greenlee Southard

    Top down crochet jacket is great! Can't wait.

  • Kathryn

    I would love to see something with shaping, not so boxy. Finer yarns and more detail.
    thank you for the wonderful incentives and ideas!

  • Nice Jasmine

    Colorfully Modern Jacket since I like the pattern and it's longer. I made something similar to the Sunset Shrug but it didn't look good on me because I'm very busty. The other one is just too short to look good, either. I would also like to try out the Imagine yarn.

  • Judy

    Love the modern jacket .Like the length and all the colors ,I can use up all my scraps!

  • Oldgirl

    I prefer the Modern Jacket, but it isn't big enougn for me, so had to choose the Top Down. However, I would make it in a solid color, as I think those horizontal stripes would make a larger woman look really LARGE! And I would lengthen the sleeves and the length, as larger women look better in a jacket that is a more lower hip length. I just wish all of the choices would include projects that fit the larger gals, as there are a lot of us out here. I'm looking forward to making this if it's chosen! Thanks!

  • Giantmousie

    Why all three-quarter length sleeves? Not practical as a winter garment, so why go to all the t
    rouble to make it? I have tried extending sleeves on patterns like these with no real success due to my own incompetence without a pattern!

  • CatherineMcClarey

    I just voted for the Sunset Shrug, which appears to be the easiest and hopefully would be roomy enough to fit me (it surely would fit either my daughter or my mom); I would definitely want to consult with the intended wearer on what colors they'd want it made in (I would probably go for less dramatic contrasts myself). I love the yarns in the Top Down Crochet Jacket (and the explicit inclusion of plus sizes), but might not have the patience for the increased difficulty of the construction (an Intermediate pattern, as opposed to Easy for the Sunset Shrug)

  • Mozelda

    Hey--Disappointed that all the sweaters don't come in sizes 2x/3x; but all the sweaters would be fun to crochet. For that reason my vote is for the Top Down Jacket.

  • Karen Harrison

    Will all three patterns be available soon?

  • Linda

    I like the topd down jacket

  • mozelda

    When will this CAL begin?!?

  • L. Anderson

    Top down jacket, please. I love all three, though!!

  • Savannagal

    Oh how I wish I could crochet. I love the Colorfully Modern Jacket.

  • Michelle Crimm

    I like them all but I would opt to add length on the sleeves. (personal preference)

  • Wendy Zachariewicz

    I pick the top down jacket ! Love the variety of colors.

  • Lee

    I'm sorry to say but none of these patterns are appealing. They all look frumpy and boxy. I'm no spring chicken but I wouldn't wear anyone of them. How about some more up-to-date styles that look eloquent or tailored.

  • Tracy Keffer Kohlbeck

    I love the Colorfully Modern Jacket!

  • SC

    The colorfully modern jacket would be very versatile and chic...over a monochromatic ensemble, jeans, the sky's the limit.

  • Laura

    love the colorful modern jacket, looks like you can use solid color and a contrast for pockets, but need larger sizes 1x will not work.

  • Dee

    I voted for the top-down jacket-really like it!

  • Linda Monk Graimm

    The top down sweater is my vote. How do I follow the CAL also, please?

  • Shirley

    I vote for the sunset shrug, it is beautiful.

  • Gloria Patterson

    Sunset Shrug

  • rose2489

    I like the Top Down, but I can't wear or even crochet wool. Is there a good alternative?

  • newfiegal

    I love the Sunset Shrug....it looks so fun and colourful!!

  • Mindi Jones

    Top Down Crochet Jacket

  • Marian

    I love the look and pockets on the colorfully modern jacket, but the size won't work. I will settle for the top down but will make it longer and wish for pockets. If the colorfully modern one could include directions on how to make it the right size, or have more sizes added, that would be my choice hands down!

  • Mary Ann

    Love the Top Down

  • daholte

    I love the Sunset Shrug - so unusual and pretty!

  • becky

    Oh this is a tough decision. Colorful modern or top down.....

  • Priscilla

    I like the top down jacket too but I do like the colorful one with pockets. Always need pockets for those incidental things especially when you have a grandchild. Can't decide. So I leave it to the one with the most votes.

  • Dona

    Top Down Jacket

  • Therese

    I voted for the Sunset Shrug! It would make a perfect gift for several of my friends!

  • Carelli

    Top Down jacket for m, too. Versatile, adapting to different colors, flattering design.

  • Lori D

    New to the crochet-along. Love all three patterns, so will be happy with whatever wins. I enjoy this site & have used it often for ideas and patterns. :)

  • Rita McFarlane

    Love the top down jacket!

  • Sewpink

    Looking forward to this, hopefully the colorfully modern jacket.........

  • LuAnne

    Looks like alot of you agree with me. The Colorfully Modern Jacket is beautiful, but not sized for us bustier gals. Maybe if we all ask politely Lion will add/adjust the pattern up for us. I voted for it -- hope I can figure out how to make it bigger. If not, I'll be doing the Top Down, only longer.

  • nannyo

    love the top down-would go with so many thinks.

  • Jenn

    top down jacket. looks interesting and could use alot of your leftover yarn

  • Beth

    Colorfully Modern Jacket.

  • Bot

    i like all of them but voted for Sunset Shrug as it has more neck cover.

  • Carol Shaffer

    None! I don't like any of them!

  • Grace

    Something fun and unique- SUNRISE SHRUG!

  • Grace

    Oops! Sorry... I meant SUNSET SHRUG. But if I change colors maybe I cuold call it SUNRISE..

  • Stacey Chaffee

    I'm sad to see the first two patterns are being over looked just because they don't fit the larger sizes. I personally think they're much cuter. I do wish the crochet patterns had less boxy designs. It seems that if we want shaping knitting is our only option. I hate how slow knitting comes along though :/

  • Abby

    Voted for the colorfully modern jacket. Want to do it in college colors for my daughter.

  • Lorene Beadles

    I love the colors and texture of the modern jacket but want to make a top down for myself. I have made to down baby sweaters and dresses. I voted for the top down but could the stitches be changed to be the same as the modern jacket?

  • Sandi MacMillan

    Sunset shrug is gorgeous! Love the colours just as they are. If it doesn't get voted, can we still get the pattern? Brand new to your site and loving it :-)

  • S

    Love the Colorfully Modern Jacket. Beautiful!

  • Linda B

    Is there a picture anywhere of the front of the Sunset Shrug? I love the back, but would like to see the front view.

  • lmc

    I like the Modern Jacket. But can it be made bigger?

  • Pat

    I like both the top down and the colorful jacket but the top down won over the colorful jacket only because I think it goes with more outfits

  • Anne

    Love Fisherman's Wool and Amazing lives up to its name in every way - Top Down gets my vote! However Sunset is very tempting. I really want to make up some thing big with the new Heartland - the colors are just spectacular!

  • WaterValleyGal

    I would love to make the top down jacket! It looks like a very wearable item and never doing a top down sweater before, I would love to try doing it.

  • Sonia Kirwan

    I love the sunset shrug. Even if it is not voted can I get pattern? Sonia

  • msretired

    I like the Top Down Jacket.

  • GrandMa's Hands

    Namaste! I'm an Experienced Crocheter; I voted for the, "Colorful Modern Jacket". It appears to be a bit challenging...I'm always open to learn new stitches and techniques! I do hope it is voted in however, I look forward to which ever project gets the Vote. Happy crocheting Everyone!
    GrandMa's Hands

  • toodles

    The colorful modern is absolutely G R E A T! ! ! I really hope I will be able to follow on line. I would so love to learn more stitches than the beginner two or three that I do. Hope this one wins and it would be so great in a solid color.

  • Linda

    The sunset shrug looks really nice. Easy to make and with the multi colors goes with everything.

  • 541judy

    The top down jacket.

  • ivy

    please can you give us more baby knitting and crochet patterns....thanks

  • Juanita van Rensburg

    I also vote for the top-down jacket!

  • severino

    a man's sweater would be awesome once in a while

  • Pixie

    My vote goes to The Top Down Jacket. I love the look and and know it would be comfy too!

  • Nicki

    Have never done this before, I love the modern jacket, but if it doesn't get picked would I still be able to get directions on how to make it long sleeved?? Been crocheting for a long time but just learning to read patterns

  • Pandastamper

    this will be fun!!!!

  • Kim

    The Sunset Shrug is just soooo seventies and a fabulous item for the coming season, both in Australia, for the upcoming spring where I am, and the Northern Hemisphere's fall. It would be great for layering for the cooler evenings and the days that have that breeze that chills. Chic

  • Benu Bhalla

    Top Down Crochet Jacket

  • Daryl

    Colorfully modern jacket is my pick.

  • Betty Davis Todd

    Oh Yes, Top down Jacket -- what level would this be rated? I'm new to crocheting.

  • Lyzzal

    I voted for the sunset shrug. Regardless of the winning pattern, I would like info provided on how to resize the garment to be SMALLER. I realize I'm in the minority here, and I sympathize with crocheters who want patterns available in extended sizes in the + direction. However, as an intermediate crocheter, I have always found it easier to increase size in patterns than to decrease size below the smallest given. Most patterns don't have instructions for XS, much less tips on taking it in. Being a very petite person, I realize some customization is likely necessary for any garment I crochet for myself.from a pattern. I do wish there were more patterns for adult clothing that started small enough to make it easier to drop a size with my own techniques. Someone needs to write patterns for sizes 00 to 4X!

  • Rose Lanier

    I like the sunset shrug

  • rochelle1115

    Shrug - want to make it as a gift

  • SkyeStitch

    Got back from vacation too late to vote -- good thing I think all three are pretty!
    My personal choice would have been the top-down jacket, since I've been eager to try a project with Amazing yarn, plus I would like to learn how to use the top-down technique and also how to shape a raglan sleeve.
    I agree with all the commenters who will be wanting advice on lengthening the sleeves; I'm also in the minority who would welcome instructions on how to adapt the pattern for a more petite frame.

  • Cathy

    Do we know yet what pattern won....

  • marsha

    I like the colorful jacket best guess I missed out on the vote

  • marsha

    How do I get instructions for the Jacket?

  • Jane

    Where can I find the pattern for the Top Down Crochet Jacket?

  • doris garner

    I like the beautiful top down jacket.

  • Nancy Seawell Sanders

    Colorfully modern jacket