I am so so SO excited to announce that I will be releasing the pattern for Charlotte’s Universe (aka #simplycharlotte) as a 12-week crochet-along later this year.
Here you can see me modelling her as a superhero cape of rugby-mum awesomeness! *Read More*
Charlotte has been on my hook and in my heart for the last 5 years. (YES, that is how long it has taken me to finish this design.) When I started designing her, I was firm on two points: I wanted to work on her ONLY as a reward to myself and as a joy project (so no forcing things to happen), and I wanted the process to be organic and spontaneous (and fun!).
On our journey, we have gone to the Netherlands (three times), South Africa, Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, New Zealand, Australia…
We have attended VERY cold Rugby matches, spent countless hours on the tube, lived in 4 different places…
We went through medical procedures and pandemic chaos and losses and hospital visits…
We made many MANY friends…
So Charlotte is very dear to my heart.
But also, if you have been following me for a while, you will know that I am moved and motivated by being part of people’s stories and that I get huge amounts of joy from the fact that crochet can distract and uplift us when we need a bit of caring-for. Already, just through sharing this design with my testers, I feel a sense of awe and gratitude. Every time they reach out to me with an excited ‘Look At What I Made!’ my heart swells!
I will be publishing the Information Post on the 4th of July (that’s where I will tell you all about colourways, yarn packs, materials, size, etc). The CAL will start on the 1st of August 2021, and it will run for 12 weeks. Hopefully, those four weeks will give you enough time to choose, order, and receive your yarn. If you’re using stash yarn, the wait might feel a bit long, but don’t worry. I’ve created a colouring-in template that you can play with while you wait for the CAL to start.
Charlotte features my favourite elements from Sophie, and let me tell you, it is more tricky to get the maths to work for an existing element than to just make it up as you go along!
But I have a not-so-baby sister and we are the same and different in so many ways. I wanted Sophie and Charlotte to have that same kinship – I wanted them to remind you of each other, but when you looked closer, I wanted you to be able to recognise the differences that made then shine in their own right. Oh, sappy sappy Dedri!
My favourite bits of the blanket are the Flower Arches…
… and the Corner Flowers.
Esther Dijkstra will once again be doing video tutorials for us, so if you have any concerns about complexity or your skill level, don’t worry!!! She’s got you covered.
I will be doing photo tutorials – it remains to be seen how detailed they will be, but my wonderful team of testers are managing without any photos, so I have every confidence that you’ll be able to do this one.
New and very exciting is the fact that Masako Kawahara from Crochet Hmmm has done round-by-round charts for this project. I am SO excited bout the charts. They are beautiful! She has even managed to chart the roses from Sophie!!!
And that is about all I am going to say for now, because I have a birthday to celebrate!
I hope you are as excited about this as I am. See you in two weeks!
Happy 40th Me!
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