I’m so excited to announce the launch of my very first crochet-a-long!! Inspired by my love of Spring, and particularly my enjoyment of spring flowers, I’m hoping that this will be a fun and sociable project that we can all work on together!
Hi all, a little pic of me for those that haven’t met me in person 🙂
Spring is my favourite season, it brings such hope and happiness after a long and dreary winter. It makes me look to the future and brings cheer and warmth. I would love for the crochet-a-long to reflect all of this so that as well as being a fun project I hope that it will bring you some joy too.
This blanket will tell the story of Spring, from the first signs of fresh new greenery, to the early snowdrops peeking through, the sunny splashes of yellow daffodils brightening up green borders, then the pinks and purples of tulips. Maybe the blues of forget me nots, bluebells and aliums too.
I have planned my colour choices to reflect the colours of Spring and have listed the colours I will be using below, but you can also use this as a stash buster. You will need approximately 1500g DK yarn in any colours that you like. This will be a work in progress for me as well so please do be prepared to be flexible with the quantity of yarn required!
Please note that the photographs are of my design ideas and not the blanket made with my final colour choices- those photos will follow on social media soon!!
It’s always difficult to picture what a yarn colour will be like when it’s crocheted and some colours can look quite alarming as a 100g ball but very different when put together with other colours! I like to roll off mini balls and put them side by side to see how they will work together. Here’s my choice of Spring colours for the blanket arranged randomly
And in rows….
Working from right to left, top to bottom I have chosen to use Stylecraft Special DK in:
spring green (1316), lincoln (1834), kelly green (1826)
lemon (1020), sunshine (1114), citron (1236)
white (1001), aster (1003), bluebell (1082)
clematis (1390), wisteria (1432), violet (1277)
fondant (1241), raspberry (1023), boysenberry (1828)
I’ve decided to start with 100g of each but may have to order more as we go along.
The blanket will be worked in a square using a variety of stitches so will be worked in the style of a sampler. There will be some repetition in the rounds but lots of different technique and stitches will also be incorporated.
The CAL will be launched on Tuesday 5th Feb, installments will then be released weekly on every Tuesday for the following 15 weeks with the final installment being released on 21st May (my birthday!!) I have decided to take it slowly because I would like it to be a realistic project for everybody who is joining and also so that we can reflect the progress of Spring as we work. I’m really looking forward to getting out for lots of walks and being inspired by the changes in nature that Spring brings.
I will host a Facebook live on the Friday evening each week to demonstrate stitches and talk about our progress, so if you have any questions you can message me during the week and I will address them on the Friday. You can also ask keep up to date and ask questions on my Facebook group: The Re-made by Sam Crochet Hotline. I can’t wait to see your progress so please do feel free to share, share, share!!
I love the way that crochet brings people together so more than anything I would like this to be a project that we can share, chat about and compare!
My first Facebook live will be this Friday 11th January at 7.30pm so comment below or message me beforehand with any questions you have and I’ll discuss them then. https://www.facebook.com/remadebysam/