Pattern Out Now
I’m very excited to be sharing this design with you.
This design would have to be the most time consuming design of mine to date. I don’t say that to scare you. It’s just that life threw some spanners in the works and bumps along the way. Slowly, but surely, I am getting closer to it being finished.
I’ve been working full-time, ‘raising’ our three boys, and also dealing with my husband being badly injured and off work for quite some time. Add my hand/forearm/fingers not wanting to join in on the party and crocheting has been few and far between.
Anyhow! Enjoy boring words. It’s time to get the ball rolling.
So, if you’ve purchased one of my newer designs, you would have noticed a colouring in page. Yep! I like to add them to my patterns so that you can play around with colour, before you start. There’s less frogging that way.
So it’s time to share with you the colouring page for Splendid Serendipity.
I think the graphic designer that made this, did a great job. He always does.
Here’s the link to download the file:
I would love to see your squares all coloured in. So go and join my Facebook group if you haven’t already. And share your squares in there. Or you can share via Instagram too – use the hashtag #splendidserendipity and tag me too.
I will be updating this page with more information soon. I just really wanted to share the square with you now 😀
So for now, here’s a few more photos of the squares.
More to come…
The blanket is now complete and I’m just putting the finishing touches on the written pattern. There is so much work involved, more than I have done for any other pattern. So you’ll be getting your monies worth 😉.
Whilst I complete the pattern, I am releasing the colour information for you. Please see the below table outlining the colours used in my blanket, the rounds they were used on, and how many 100g skeins you will need. I have used Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic, 100g/3.5oz, 295m/322yds) to make this blanket and also my other sampler squares.
More colour recipes
You know how good I am at naming designs… well I just came up with the names for the three squares above just now. How good is that! Winning haha
Here are the colours used and their codes. I followed the same colour layout as the pattern for both Bright & Bold and Regal and then had a bit of a play around with Serene, using only 6 colours instead of 8. So you can follow the table amount required for B&B and Regal.
BRIGHT & BOLD
Colour 1: Cypress 1824
Colour 2: Lincoln 1834
Colour 3: Dandelion 1856
Colour 4: Spice 1171
Colour 5: Tomato 1723
Colour 6: Lapis 1831
Colour 7: Aster 1003
Colour 8: Cloud Blue 1019
Colour 1: Cream 1005
Colour 2: Duck Egg 1820
Colour 3: Storm Blue 1722
Colour 4: Cornish Blue 1841
Colour 5: Dandelion 1856
Colour 6: Gold 1709
Colour 7: Claret 1123
Colour 8: Burgundy 1035
Colour 1: Parchment 1218
Colour 2: Duck Egg 1820
Colour 3: Sage 1725
Colour 4: Petrol 1708
Colour 5: Plum 1061
Colour 6: Boysenberry 1828
The colour layout for Serene is as follows:
Parchment – rounds 1, 2, 9, 12, 21, 22
Duck Egg – rounds 3, 10, 11, 23
Sage – rounds 4, 13, 14, 15, 24
Petrol – rounds 5, 6, 17, 18
Plum – 7, 19
Boysenberry – 8, 20
I did an approximate estimate of the yarn required (for one square) going off my sampler square and the yarn used (with my tension). Simply multiple the total amount used by the number of squares you are wanting to make.
Parchment – 19 grams
Duck Egg – 16 grams
Sage – 16 grams
Petrol – 18 grams
Plum – 10 grams
Boysenberry – 12 grams
I’d definitely allow a leeway of 10% as everyone has a different tension and technique. And it’s better to have too much yarn than not enough.
That’s all for now folks, it’s time for me to go and work on this pattern some more.
Until next time soon,
Pre-orders are now open! Yippeeeeeee.
I want to thank you all for being so patient. There’s not much time now until the pattern will be in your hands and on your hooks.
I’ve compiled information such as all the stitches used, colours and yarn requirements, gauge and of course a little bit of fun with the colouring in page too.
You’ll be able to download this after your pre-order is complete. Pre-orders are only available on Ravelry. If you can only purchase off Etsy, you’ll have to wait a little longer unfortunately. But the wait is worth it.
Who is still counting down?
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HAPPY PATTERN RELEASE DAY
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Thank you for being ever so patient. I really appreciate it. For those that downloaded a pre-order, look out for an email or update the pattern in your Library.
I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.