I am happy to announce a new crochet along starting this summer that I will be making video tutorials for. In August and September we will be making a beautiful bag with a peacock theme. The Peacock Tail Bag CAL is made using overlay crochet and is designed by the very talented Tatsiana from Lilla Bjorn Crochet.
To make this bag you will need 6 balls of Scheepjes Linen Soft yarn in 5 colors; for the main color of the bag you will need 2 balls and of the other 4 colors you will need 1 ball of each. There are two kits available that contain everything you need to make your bag; one in a Peacock colorway and the other in a Pastel colorway as shown in the beautiful photo’s released by Tatsiana. Linen Soft is available from Wool Warehouse (UK/International), Paradise Fibers (US/CA) or your local Scheepjes stockist.
I am, as always, following my own color selection. I am using Linen Soft in the following colors: 2 balls of 614 as that is my main color, and 1 ball each of 622, 625, 626 and 627. These colors follow the general feel of the Peacock kit, but are lighter shades.
Other bits you need
If you have only the yarn you will come to the end of the crochet along and then not be able to use your bag. You need a few extra bits to complete it. You will need a bag handle, 2 30mm D-rings, an 18mm magnetic clasp, interfacing (not shown) and fabric for the lining. You can get all these bits from any supplier or make life easy for yourself and get the kit which includes everything you need. The kits go on sale July 21st from Wool Warehouse, be quick because I think they are going to be in high demand.
Update: Kits are now also available from De Breibar (NL) with additional color combinations and fabric linings.
When do we start?
We start making our bag on Wednesday 17 August 2016 when the first part of the pattern of this six-week project is released. Each week there will be written instructions and full photo tutorials on Tatsiana’s blog as well as a video tutorial on my blog and YouTube channel.
Join & Show your work
To join the CAL, join the Official CCC Social Group on Facebook. Each week links to the written pattern and the video tutorials will be shared in the group. This is also THE place to show your beautiful work.
Hope to see you at the start of this amazing project!