The crochet-along will run for 8 weeks starting Friday 17th September 2021, with the final part on Friday 5th November 2021. Each part will be published on a Friday morning at 9am UK time. You will be able to find the link on the website crystalsandcrochet.com
and also in a Facebook group Helen's Hookaholics
Instructions will be available in Danish – Dutch – French – German – Italian – Russian – Spanish.
Helen of Crystals & Crochet says:
'I often see people who are new to my designs say that they do not think they will be able to do it, although many beginners have made my designs and learnt a lot along the way. So, for this year's crochet along I felt I wanted to design something that looks amazing but would be easy for even a beginner, with only basic knowledge, to not only attempt but to excel at.
As I was designing this blanket the words that kept going around in my mind were – faith – confidence – hope – believe. I also feel that last year and this year have taught us all a little bit about having faith that everything always works out in the end. We just need a little patience and to have hope and believe that we can overcome anything. Faith and confidence in ourselves give us the confidence to achieve anything we want to.
Once you understand the basic crochet stitches it is simply a matter of learning how to put them together to form many different special stitches.'
The Hope colourway contains the following Bellissima & Special DK:
6x Stylecraft Bellissima - Cream (3921)
3x Stylecraft Bellissima - Toasted Almond (3922)
3x Stylecraft Bellissima - Bashful Blue (3930)
3x Stylecraft Bellissima DK - Crystal Blue (7215)
3x Stylecraft Special DK - Teal (1062)