I have seen many lovely flower squares for the first part of Demelza and today we start with part 2. We are making the first of two flat flower squares. In the original pattern designed by Cathering Bligh it is referred to as “Flat Flower #1”.
The Demelza blanket is designed by Catherine Bligh and is accompanied by a photo tutorial in English and Dutch. The design is inspired by the character Demelza from Poldark, a series of novels written by Winston Graham in the 20th century and adapted for television by the BBC.
I am using 13 colors of Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn with a 3.5mm hook. This week I believe I have managed to use all of my colors. I have made 4 squares each in 2 different colorways to come to the required 8 squares total. Here my colorway for this week.
|Round||Colorway A||Colorway B|
|1||Moon Stone (801)||Moon Stone (801)|
|2||Moon Stone (801)||Moon Stone (801)|
|3||Citrine (817)||New Jade (819)|
|4||Coral (816)||Lilac Quartz (818)|
|5||Red Jasper (807)||Deep Amethyst (811)|
|6||Corundum Ruby (808)||Corundum Ruby (808)|
|7||Deep Amethyst (811)||Boulder Opal (804)|
|8||Canada Jade (806)||Canada Jade (806)|
|9||Moon Stone (801)||Moon Stone (801)|
|10||Citrine (817)||Amazonite (813)|
|11||Lemon Quartz (812)||Green Agate (815)|
With the squares from last time it is looking a bit like my flower garden; I also have lots of reds, yellow and purple shades in all my flower beds.
Yarn amounts so far
At this point I have used varying amounts of the all my colors, except for Boulder Opal of which I have used more than one ball. Rounding up, I have used the following balls of yarn so far: 1 x Moonstone (801), 2 x Boulder Opal (804), 1 x Canada Jade (806), 1 x Red Jasper (807), 1 x Corundum Ruby (808), 1 x Deep Amethyst (811), 1 x Lemon Quartz (812), 1 x Amazonite (813), 1 x Green Agate (815), 1 x Coral (816), 1 x Citrine (817), 1 x Lilac Quartz (818), and 1 x New Jade (819). You can buy Scheepjes Stone Washed from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Deramores (UK), Paradise Fibers (US/CA), Caro’s Atelier (NL), or your local Scheepjes Stockist.
Joining the CAL
The Demelza blanket is already completed and if you want to you can start right away. However, I am partaking in this project as part of a crochet along hosted by the Facebook group Pippin Crochet Club. If you want to partake in this CAL, join the Pippin Crochet Club. This is also THE place to show your work. An if that is not enough reason for you to join the group, the admins are running a giveaway each week of the CAL. Maybe you are the next lucky winner of a great prize!
I hope to see you in two weeks when we continue with our lovely blanket.
P.S. Did you see my chicken in one of this weeks photo’s? 😀