Marly Bird Crochet-Along 2016

It’s time for another crochet-along with Marly! Together we’ll be making this pretty poncho in Red Heart Unforgettable yarn. Each Tuesday starting September 20 you’ll get a written pattern and video tutorial so you can make your own poncho. Below is the list of supplies, schedule, community, and information about the giveaway. Use the hashtag #MarlyBirdCAL to share your projects and follow along!

A crochet-along (or knit-along) is when a group of people work together on the same pattern. Share ideas and get help and inspiration with the group!


Join the CAL Facebook group to get tips from Marly and from other people who have already made the poncho! Use #MarlyBirdCAL on Instagram to share photos.


Get your supplies together now so you’ll be ready to start next week.

Sizes: S/M (L/2XL)
Widest point when laid flat: 30″ (40″) [76 (101.5) cm]
Neck circumference: 20.5″
Length from shoulder to bottom point when laid flat: 24.75″ (34.75″) [63 (88) cm]


Come back each week for the written pattern and video! The written pattern will be on Marly’s site and the video will be on YouTube; we’ll add the links below as each part is released. All of the materials will stay available after the CAL finishes, so don’t worry if you join a little late.

Tuesday, September 20 Pattern and Video
Tuesday, September 27 Pattern and Video
Tuesday, October 4 Pattern and Video
Tuesday, October 11 Pattern and Video


Each week of the CAL post your picture of your progress in the CAL Facebook group. We will choose 1 winner each week to get a $25 prize pack. at the end of the CAL, we will ask you to share a picture of your finished poncho. From everyone who finished we will randomly choose 3 winners to each win a $50 prize pack!

Post your pictures in the Facebook group on Mondays before 11:59PM Mountain Time (Marly’s time zone) to be entered. Winners will be announced on Tuesdays.

Week 1: Post your progress picture by September 26; 1 winner announced September 27
Week 2: Post your progress picture by October 3; 1 winner announced October 4
Week 3: Post your progress picture by October 10; 1 winner announced October 11
Week 4: Post your completed poncho picture by October 17; 3 winners announced October 18

5 thoughts on “Marly Bird Crochet-Along 2016

  1. Jean Burby

    Would it be ok to use yarn i already have at home and do the CAL. I am excited to do this. I have wanted to do a CAL for awhile now. Thanks for your help.

  2. Nadette

    I’ve never attempted anything like this. Marly is so thorough in teaching, I can’t wait to get started!

  3. Karen DeVille-Lewis

    Sounds like a lot of fun! Let’s go stitch some ponchos! Yippee!!

  4. Leah Gagum

    This is my first CAL and I am enjoying the online video class and the social exchange on Facebook. Thank you Marly and Red Heart this has taken a very private hobby into a great social workshop with people I wouldn’t have met or exchanged ideas with and my love of crochet had it not been for the Cal.

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