Showing posts with label dino a long. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dino a long. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Dino a Long - Part 1

Part 1 is now live!

From now until 11th of June, the pattern is avaliable at the discounted price of $3 (AU) So grab a copy, it's not too late to join in!

Don't forget to use #dinoalong on social media to share!



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, 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!