JOANN Fall Stitch Along 2021

JOANN Fall 2021 Stitch Along
Behind the Scenes at JOANN Fabrics & Crafts Before Live Broadcast
Behind the Scenes at JOANN Fabrics & Crafts Before Live Broadcast

The Stitch Along with our friends at JOANN will be back this fall. We are changing it up for this fall.

We did a survey last fall to determine what is of interest to you the most and brought it forward to the discussion table for 2021. From your requests, we decided on much shorter projects that are awesome for personal use, charity-giving and gift-giving.

As the weeks go on, the patterns get a little more challenging which is intended for skill-building.

Patterns will be loaded with video support at the time of each of the launches. 

Caron Colorama Yarn

Caron Colorama O'go on Wall
Caron Colorama O’Go on Wall

Caron Colorama is only available in stores at JOANN but can be purchased through and if you wish. This is #5 Bulky Weight Yarn so projects will stitch up faster giving you more time for other things.

This is 100% acrylic, 6.4 oz/180 g; 228 yds/208 m per O’Go.

Project 1

The Big Bargello Bands Crochet Scarf and a very easy repeat. If you want to change the size of this which includes blanket size, the multiples are 22 chs + 6.

With this example, you let the O’Gos flow freely and work your way through them. Where the colours land is random.

This super-sized scarf is 96″ long by 11″ wide. Of course, you can make it smaller and change the multiples to adjust for the size.

Yarnspirations Patterns
Free Pattern: Crochet Big Bands Bargello Scarf

It uses 3 Caron Colorama O’Gos that include:

  • 1 O’Go o Concord Crush
  • 1 O’Go of Wine Time
  • 1 O’Go of Lippy.

You can change the O’Gos to other colours in this brand if you wish to change the ‘flavour’. You will use all 3 O’Gos completely.

Crochet Bargello Scarf Yarn
Crochet Bargello Scarf Yarn

Project 2

Crochet Spiral Stripes Hat
Crochet Spiral Stripes Hat

The Crochet Spiral Stripes Hat is a favourite for 2021 for me. It’s much easier than it looks but if you intending on gifting it, don’t share that little secret.

Caron Colorama lends itself to the colour play option. Even cooler is that you can do two hats if one doesn’t have a pom-pom using the same 2 O’Gos. You can make the colour play in any order that you wish. This crochets much faster than you may imagine. I did mine in solid gray using a blue-toned O’Go.

Yarnspirations Patterns
Free Pattern: Crochet Spiral Stripes Hat

This is an adult-size hat. I’m sorry, I don’t have a pattern in this format for kids.

The colours of the Caron Colorama used are:

  • 1 O’Go of Pave the Way (solid gray)
  • 1 O’Go of Concord Crush.

Again, you can change the colours to suit your own personality or the person who may be being gifted your creativity.

Striped Hat Colorama Yarn
Striped Hat Colorama Yarn

Project 3

Crochet Dog Coat
Crochet Dog Coat

The Happy Camper Dog Coat is the final pattern of the Stitch Along. Sized from Small to Extra Large for dogs.

With the Small and Medium Versions, you can get 2 dog coats out of the 2 O’Gos suggested if you don’t use the back fringe options. The white-collar and legs have to be changed out for a different colour for the second one as you will run out of that colour earlier.

Yarnspirations Patterns
Free Pattern: Crochet Happy Camper Dog Coat

There is serious colour play in this version

Free Additional Crochet Diagram

I created the Happy Camper Dog Coat Diagram to explain the texture for regular back and forth rows, increasing rows and decreasing rows. I think this will be helpful for you to see it in this format. The use of this diagram is explained in the video.

Happy Camper Dog Coat Diagram
Happy Camper Dog Coat Diagram

There are 4 sizes of dog coats in this. Measure around the chest just behind the front legs of your dog to find the size that is right for you. The small, medium and large dogs only require 2 O’Gos. The XL size requires 2 O’Gos of each colour. The colours are:

  • 1 O’Go of First Blush
  • 1 O’Go of Baja

Get two of each colour if doing the XL.

Dog Coat Colorama O'Go Yarn

Dog Coat Colorama O’Go Yarn. 1 Each of First Blush and Baja for the Small to Large Size and 2 each for the XL Version.

Knitting Versions

Common Mistakes in Knitting
Common Mistakes in Knitting

Host, Marly Bird, will be the teacher of the fall for the knitting side of this Stitch Along. Again using Caron Colorama O’Go yarn for consistency.

Marly is right on point and is a terrific host for pre-recorded and live presentations when it comes to teaching you all you need to know about stitching.

Knit Fenangle Angles Scarf

Knit Fenangle Angles Scarf
Knit Fenangle Angles Scarf

An intermediate-level scarf that is 77″ Long by 22″ wide. This is the Knit Fenangle Angles Scarf.

The pattern is very detailed and with Marly’s assistance, this could be a new skill that you could try.

The pattern includes schematics on the colourful layout of this scarf. Finished with fringe.

Explore the colours and this scarf is very generous in size.

The colours of the Caron Colorama used are:

  • 2 O’Gos of Lippy.
  • 2 O’Gos of First Blush.
  • 2 O’Gos of Baja.

Knit Go Around Fair Isle Hat

Knit Hat with Marly
Knit Hat with Marly

The Knit Go Around Fair Isle Hat is definitely intermediate again using the skills to carry yarn.

Like the crochet version of carrying yarn to create symmetry in the lines, this one is doing the same.

The colour of the Caron Colorama used are:

  • 1 O’Go of Overboard.

Knit Gotta Split Brioche Cowl

Knit Gotta Split Brioche Cowl
Knit Gotta Split Brioche Cowl

The Knit Gotta Split Brioche Cowl is a back pocket concept that you could really use in other projects in the future.

As a crocheter, I’m amazed by this technique and it’s really pretty.

Again, Marly will help you through the concept, one stitch at a time.

The colours of the Caron Colorama used are:

  • 1 O’Go of Biker Jacket.
  • 1 O’Go of First Blush.


Launching September 18, 2021

More Ideas

  1. 2015 – 2 Crochet Crowd Stitch Alongs
  2. 2017 – 4 Stitch Along Patterns
  3. 2016 – 3 Crochet Stitch Along Patterns


Big Bargello Scarf – Launching September 27, 2021

Crochet Spiral Hat – Launching October 4, 2021

Crochet Happy Camper Dog Coat – Launching October 11, 2021

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  1. Lisanne

    Where can I find a written pattern for the current SAL?

    • Under “PROJECT 1” the name of the project is in blue letters, that is a link that will take you to the written pattern location. There is also a blue button that says pattern in black patterns that will link to it also. Happy Stitching! (You may need to refresh the screen to have the links populate in the article – that is what I had to do to find it)

  2. Sherry Sanchez

    How do I sign up with JoAnns for crochet version? Thank you so much Mikey for your creativity and support. I love your designs.

    • There is not a sign up for this crochet/stitch along. The best way to get notifications is to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you can get notifications when each video releases. The fun starts on Monday Sept 27th

  3. Selene

    Thank you for all your amazing resources. Would you be able to provide alternatives to the O’Go yarn?

    I do not intend to purchase O’Go. In some cases, it is twice the price of regular balls of yarn. I understand it is more expensive to produce, but that is irrelevant. It still requires me to spend more money than traditionally-balled yarn. I honestly don’t have much of a problem with tangles (mostly happens with pound-size balls), and if I do, I just cut and do a magic knot. Works like a charm.

    Thanks again!!!!

    • Mikey

      Sure. Just choose any #5 Weight Yarn and do a gauge check. When you are next going through your collection of yarn, look for the #5 on the ball band.

  4. Debbie

    Does anyone have hints on how to stitch a clean slip stitch? I need to be able to work in the back loop and I can’t find it most of the time. TIA

  5. Jen

    Any chance at getting some hints so we can watch for those 40-50% off coupons and save some $?

    • Mikey

      I’m not allowed to yet. One of the patterns is still pending. So I don’t want to jump ahead as it could be changed.

  6. Sondra Bowers

    I discovered Mikey @ a small fabric shop in upstate N.Y. 2008. I have been a follower ever since.
    Thank you Mikey for your education of crochet.

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