I’m so excited to reveal my latest Harvest themed crochet along (CAL) due to be released at the beginning of September 2022…and this blog has all the detail you’ll need if you’d like to join in!
Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile –William Cullen Bryant
The design is based on 5 Autumnal panels and uses mosaic crochet mixed in with tapestry crochet throughout to create a larger blanket with a central wreath of mosaic leaves.
Here’s how the design was inspired…
Mosaic is such a wonderful technique and I've loved experimenting with it using different shapes to grow each piece round-by-round into beautiful detailed projects. BUT, this one is new for me - it's my first full sized blanket at around 105cm x 130cm and it's made from smaller panels so it's easier to work each one individually and combine into a stunning blanket at the end.
Autumn is an inspiring time for most designers and I wanted to capture the organic nature of the season with extracts from all sorts of vines, leaves and petals. One of the most exciting things about this project is that you can pick the colours you want - if you love the purples and oranges and harvest time then all you need is 5 of your favourites and you can add your own flavour to the finished look, or if you just love the relaxing feeling of following a pattern, I've included all the colours you'll need in the pattern details.
Harvest Leaves Mosaic Blanket CAL
What you need:
3.5mm (US E/4) standard crochet hook.
Stitch markers for placing. (optional)
Hobbii Mega Ball 400 g / 14.11 oz, DK 100% Acrylic which you can find here.
Hobbii Amigo 50 g (1.8 oz) DK 100% HB Acrylic - you can find the colour range here.
A—1 ball Mega Ball White (01),
A—2 balls Amigo White (A01)
B—2 balls Amigo Pool Green (A30)
C—3 balls Amigo Lavender (A59)
D—3 balls Amigo Violet (A60)
E—2 balls Amigo Dark Magenta (A52)
How the CAL will work:
The CAL starts on 1st September 2022 and is in 5 parts which will be released weekly on a Thursday for 5 weeks. Once you have downloaded the pattern to your library, the file will be updated each Thursday with the next part at around 8:00am UK time.
The pattern will be available in my Ravelry store here and a discount code will be available to all members of the Crochet Hooks and Magic Facebook group while the CAL is live – so if you’re not a member yet, head over there and watch out for the discount code in the next few weeks. The group is primarily for like-minded crochet enthusiasts to help and support each other through our trickiest stitches but there are often sneak-peeks and discount codes just for group members there too. We're such a friendly crafting group, we love to share our latest crafting projects together - find us here.
Here’s a quick summary of the timetable:
Week 1 - 1st September 2022
Week 2 - 8th September 2022
Week 3 - 15th September 2022
Week 4 - 22nd September 2022
Week 5 - 29th September 2022
The pattern is in written format, using US terminology and includes lots of charts and diagrams for those who prefer working more visually. There won’t be any videos for this pattern - the written information is suitable for confident beginners and above and will cover all the basics, but if you get stuck, post a comment in the group and there will be plenty of support for you.
If you’d like to join in, don’t forget to tag me in your working projects and finished pieces using @crochethooksandmagic and #HarvestLeaves so I can see your unique colours!
Happy Crocheting to All! 😊