2024 MakeAlong

For the third year running we will be holding the EAYF Makealong!

Join us in making and wearing one of the makealong patterns for 2024 and collect your free participants ribbon award!

2024 will feature our second garment makealong! We asked our social media followers to nominate knit and crochet garment patterns, then we featured all those patterns in our social media stories and asked our followers to vote!

For the third year running we would like to thank the sponsor of our Makealong ribbons, Gem of The Little Grey Girl.

Knitting Pattern

The winning knit pattern for the 2023 makealong is the Hayley Slipover by @hirismakes


Crochet Pattern

The winning crochet pattern for the 2024 makealong is The Cande Pullover by @nomadstitches


To be in with a chance of receiving a free 2024 makealong ribbon award all you need to do is make and wear one of the two winning patterns to the 2024 show, visit the makealong table and collect your ribbon! Pin it to your project and wear it with pride!!

Whilst we do our best to ensure adequate amounts of makealong ribbons, these will be limited in number for the weekend. A batch of ribbons will be made available on both Saturday and Sunday mornings on the makealong table in the entrance to the show.

Rules to participate and get your free ribbon award…

  1. You must wear your project to EAYF 2024 - a little hint here, as long as you’re wearing your garment you can qualify… that doesn’t mean it has to be completely finished!
  2. Your garment must be made using one of the two winning 2024 patterns . We do understand that the images shown are both of female bodies. We have checked, and neither of the selected patterns have shaping to make them fit to a specific body shape, we would love to see these patterns on all bodies!
  3. When you enter the show (or later in the day if you’re keen to get to our amazing marketplace) you can show your project at the table in the entrance area. We would love you to take a picture and tag us on social media! This is a voluntary step. We do not require a picture for you to receive your award.
  4. We give you your free ribbon award! There will be a bulb pins with them so that you can pin your award to your project and wear it with pride! Ribbon awards will be on a table in the entrance, if the table is unmanned please help yourself, we trust you!