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Easter Crochet ~ Rowan CAL Scarf ~ Weeks 1 & 2

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Happy Easter to everyone!  Its the school holidays here in the UK and I’m looking forward to spending a long weekend with my family.  Hope the weather cheers up – its a little rainy and grey here in the south west at the moment and I would love the Spring sunshine to come back.  This week the less than Spring-like weather has been cheered up by my girls doing a spot of Easter baking.  I’ve been making green smoothies to try and counteract any chocolate over indulgence! The pup has been snoozing, whilst I’ve been crocheting my CAL hexagons and we have been watching Harry Potter films, crafting, drawing and reading whilst the wind blows outside.  If he’s not snoozing, the pup has a habit of trying to snatch my lovely summerlite yarn and would probably eat my crochet if my back was turned, so I need to make sure its in a safe place when I’m not working on it!

Has anyone joined in the CAL?  I’m really enjoying it so far – the ‘vibrant’ colourway is fab and I’m loving seeing my stack of hexagons starting to grow… The free pattern download for week 1 is here if you are interested: Rowan CAL week 1  To download your week 1 pattern you just need to register for free or log in and click on the ‘Download PDF’ button at the bottom of the Rowan website’s page. The free pattern PDF has also been translated into French, German and Dutch and beginner crocheters can also find helpful links on techniques including covering the basics such as how to hold your yarn and hook.  You can also check out my friend Violetta’s blog “A Knitting Bakery” for a Spanish translation and some fab charts to help alongside Rowan’s patterns.

UPDATE: Rowan has released the pattern for WEEK 2 today as an early Easter present and it is available to download now: Rowan CAL week 2

Here’s my first attempt at the week 2 hexagon.  They’re super quick to whip up and a very portable project.

Rowan CAL Week 2 Hexagon

Happy Easter!  Back soon with more CAL updates 🙂

Claire xx

Rowan Spring Crochet-Along

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This Spring sees the launch of a new Crochet-Along from Rowan Yarns using the new Summerlite 4 ply 100% cotton yarn.

The CAL features 4 different projects designed by fab Rowan Designer Lisa Richardson – including a baby blanket, a wrap, a cushion and a scarf – a great range of projects with something to suit everyone including those of you that are new to crochet and fancy giving it a go.

You can view the shopping list on Rowan’s website now and the first pattern/motif will be released on March 25th.

There are 3 colourways to choose from – pastel, vibrant & blues. I’m opting for the vibrant colourway and I’m going to be making a scarf. I hope you will join me 🙂

Here’s a link to Lisa’s You Tube video for Rowan, introducing the CAL:

http://youtu.be/hCSsg_qCPNs

The designs will be made up from seven different motifs and each pattern stage will include approximately ten motifs for the blanket and shawl, and four to six for the cushion and scarf, with eight stages in total.

Finish Sizes
Completed Baby Blanket measures approx 101 cm (40 in) wide by 107 cm (42 in) long, including trim.
Completed Ladies Wrap measures approx 46 cm (18 in) from centre back neck to base of wrap and 90 cm (35½ in) across shoulders.
Completed Cushion measures 46 cm (18 in) from centre of one side to centre of opposite side. 
Completed Scarf measures approx 23.5 cm (9½ in) wide by 149 cm (58½ in).

Dates To Remember
25/03/2015 – 1st Pattern Release
03/04/2015 – 2nd Pattern Release
15/04/2015 – 3rd Pattern Release
24/04/2015 – 4th Pattern Release
06/05/2015 – 5th Pattern Release
15/05/2015 – 6th Pattern Release
27/05/2015 – 7th Pattern Release
05/06/2015 – 8th Pattern Release

At the end of the crochet along Rowan will be launching a competition in June 2015, with some fantastic prizes!