Showing posts with label CAL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CAL. Show all posts

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Crocheters Unite! Unity CAL 2021

 Hi everyone, I'm pleased to announce that I am going to be part of a multi-designer crochet a long starting February 2021 -

It's called 'Unity'

UPDATE: Unity has started - it is being run on the Facebook group. I am listening to those who have said they don't use Facebook and taking it onboard. 

10 Australian designers have unified together to create one beautiful blanket.
Sponsored by the Australian Crochet Community and KoKonki - Motki Ombre.

Project Information will be released 1st December 2020, allowing for overseas postage of yarn.
Part 1 File will be released Valentine’s Day 14th February 2021.

The CAL will be run via the Unity Facebook group which you can find here and the pattern will be free! 
You can also find the Ravelry entry here, which includes pictures from the pattern testers - so you can get some inspiration! 

I have been told that the pattern will be released vis the sponsor's website - and I will update this post when I can. 

Here is the version I'm making -

I hope you consider joining in! 


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dino A long - colours and materials

I had hoped to have a full list of colours available the same time the pre order went live, but sometimes things don't go to plan. One colour I was planning on using was out of stock, causing a last minute switch!

Today we also get a sneak peek at part 1; one of the pages of the cloth picture book. it's a big book for little hands - but the individual squares could also be joined to make a blanket - or make individual cushions. Finished size - 33 x 25 cm*. Each page will depict a different dinosaur.

EDIT* since posting this list of materials, I have decided to reduce the size of the book - switching to a smaller hook and/or needle. If you'd like to use the graph to make a cushion or blanket, you may choose to stick to a 3.5 - 4 mm.

I will be using 6 colours. I have gone for a retro inspired palette. The yarn I have chosen uses place names as the colours, and so I have included a colour description. As per last post, colour substitutions and alterations are welcome.

Yarn - Scheepjes Colour Crafter (300m/100g 100% acrylic)

2 x balls of each:

Back ground
Blue                    - Texel*           #1029
Light  Grey         - Helmond       #1724
Moss Green        - Enschede       #1824

*not used in the sample.

1 x ball of each**

Mustard yellow    - Coevorden    #1823
Chocolate Brown  -Haarlem        #1054
Light Olive Green -Assen            #1065

**partial balls used

Ameland (sage green #1725) and Middleburg (sky blue # 1003) are used for some embellishment and only a few meters required.

Also required
  • 3 mm hook or 3.25 mm needle set
  • darning/wool needle,
  • scissors,
  • and a love of dinosaurs!
Optional - you may wish to add some quilting batting between pages
a button to close the book. 

Remember the first part of the pattern will be released at midday (AEST - GMT +10) 30th of April, and this is when the price will go up to $3 (AU) where it will remain until 11th of June; 1 week after the last part is released, whereupon the price will be the usual price of $8 (AU) 

Thank you to all those who have bought a copy so far!

knit link

crochet link

Keeping up to date: It can be hard to keep up with a make a long. Each week will be a square that consists of 70 rows. That's only 10 rows per day to keep up to date! I estimate most will take a  few hours in total for each section - depending on the speed of your stitching! Pattern is rated Easy/Beginner, crafters will need to know how to change colour.

Gauge and finished sizes will be provided on 30th April

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Dino Along! Revealed.

Recently I posted this teaser:

Today I announce what it is and how you can be involved.

The Dino a long will be both a crochet a long and a knit a long; and so it will be officially a MAL - make a long!

As promised in the teaser, it will be for younger children. I'm making mine for my 3 year old son. It will be a cloth book of dinosaur pictures!

The make a long will go for 6 weeks, and the first part will go live on the 30th of April, at midday Australian Eastern Standard Time. The pattern will work from a graph, but also include written instructions.

The pattern will be available on Ravelry as a paid pattern for the course of the Dino MAL - and released onto other selling platforms after. During the MAL the pattern will be set up as the reduced price of $3 (AU) and on the 11th June (1 week after the last section released) it will go up to the usual price of $8 (AU) - However if you pre order from now until the 30th of April it will only cost $1.50 (AU) Which is an absolute bargain - and my way of thanking you for trusting me that this pattern will be awesome! (it will :) )

PRE ORDER LINKS - read to the bottom of the page before clicking!


Materials Required I will be using Scheepjes Colour Crafter (100% acrylic 100 g/300 m per ball.)
I will be using 6 colours, which will be announced by the 18th of April.

You are free to colour match in another brand - or go rouge with whatever colours and fibres you wish!

I am also using a 4 mm hook.

And what about knitters? 4 mm needles are required.

Will you also need darning/wool needle, scissors and a love of dinosaurs!

I hope that you choose to dino a long with me!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Coming Soon - Dino a Long

Coming soon.. a Dino a Long! I'm not revealing much information right now, but I will say it's a crochet a long, for something for younger kids. 

A crochet a long can take several forms, but in this case, I'll be releasing sections of a brand new pattern in parts. There will be a discount for pre sales, and if you sign up for my newsletter here, you'll receive all the information as it is released. 

Hope to see you joining in a long!