Periwinkle Flower Brooch Video Tutorial to support Crochet for Cancer

Cancer. A terrible disease that can leave those that face it powerless and searching for answers. I can not cure cancer, but I can support those that face the disease. I know that crochet is a form of therapy for many and with my videos I want to make a difference.

Another organization that wants to make a difference is the Lymphoma Association, an association that supports people suffering from lymphoma cancer such as Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The Lymphoma Association has launched their Crochet for Cancer Campaign to raise awareness for lymphoma cancer and support those that suffer from the disease.

As part of the Crochet for Cancer Campaign there is a Periwinkle Flower Brooch, the symbol of the association, that you can make and wear to show your support. I would like to show you how to make this Periwinkle Flower Brooch. The brooch has been designed by Lymphoma Lass, someone that knows the hardships of lymphoma cancer first hand.

Resources

Materials

You don’t need much to make these flower brooches, about 10 meters of yarn will get you a long way. I used Catona yarn that I have a lot of, but you can use any yarn you like. You will also need a brooch pin or safety pin so that you can secure the brooch to your coat or bag.

Video tutorial

In the video tutorial I show you how to make the Periwinkle Flower Brooch. Please note that I use UK Terms in this video; this is because the Lymphoma Association is UK based. If you are more comfortable with US Terms, you can find a conversion chart here for the most common terms.


With love,

Esther

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Hygge crochet along week 3

Did you enjoy the first embroidery we made in week 2 of Scheepjes Hygge CAL designed by the Kirsten from Haak Maar Raak? I hope you did because for the next weeks there will be a lot more of it!

Hygge CAL part 3

Resources

Video resources

Video tutorials

The pattern for week 3 is very similar to what we did in week 2, that is a crochet fabric base decorated with surface crochet and embroidery. This means that I will not have a new video for you in the following weeks. Just follow the techniques I showed you in the video for week 2 if you feel unsure or to double check when in doubt, but use the written patterns for the new embroidery charts.

Hygge week 3

Last week I also shared my tips for making embroidery work, particularly cross stitch embroidery. Keep these tips in mind as you continue the next weeks when you grow your Hygge shawl.


Yarn and kits for Hygge CAL

If you are only just joining in, there are 5 colorway kits to choose from. You can choose between the Rainbow, Jewel, PastelDanish Mermaid and Girls Night In colorways. The kits contain 10 balls of Stone Washed yarn, 11 balls of Catona yarn and extra goodies to get you in the Hygge mindset. Goodies include a button, a charm, a stitch marker, a yarn needle and 2 wooden ice crystals. The kits are available from Wool Warehouse, Deramores, or your Scheepjes stockist.


Over the next weeks I will be a bit in the background, I will pop into the Facebook groups from time to time, but you will not hear from me with a new Hygge video till later. I will give an update on my Hygge shawl when we are further into the project, but for now, enjoy doing your embroidery and remember to be hugge!

With love,

Esther

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Celtic Tiles Square Video Tutorial

Have you seen the impressive Celtic Tiles Blanket by Tatsiana from Lilla Bjorn Crochet? Isn’t that Celtic knot just impressive? And I am sure some of you are thinking “I will never be able to make that…“. If you are thinking that then no worries, I have a video tutorial for you so you can make the square yourself.

celtic-knot-2

Resources for Celtic Tiles Blanket

Yarn

The Celtic Tiles Blanket is made from Scheepjes Stone Washed XL and there are several colorways to choose from. I have made my square using Boulder Opal. To make one square you need 2 balls of Stone Washed XL, to make a full size blanket you will need 38 balls. The yarn is also available as a kit.

celtic-knot-1

You can buy Scheepjes Stone Washed XL from Wool Warehouse, Deramores or your preferred Scheepjes Stockist.

Video tutorial

I have made a video tutorial for you showing how to work the rows making up the Celtic Tiles square. I am only showing you how to work the square. If you are making the blanket you can find instructions for joining and the border on Tatsiana’s blog.

UPDATE: The video for making the Celtic Knot Square is now also available in a left handed version.


If you made this amazing square or the entire blanket I would love to see your work. Feel free to share your work with me on my Facebook page or tag me in one of your post on Instagram. You can also use #itsallinanutshell to help me find it.

With love,

Esther

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Nuts about Squares CAL 2017

Welcome to Nuts about Squares Crochet Along 2017. In this CAL we are making 35 amazing squares designed by 11 talented designers. After joining it all together we add a textured border as the final cherry on top. In this post I summarize all relevant information and link to other parts of the CAL. This page will be updated as new parts of the CAL are released.

Quick jump to the part you need!

Resources

  • Designs: The squares featured in this CAL will be announced each Friday here on my blog with links to the original patterns. Certain patterns are paid, but will be made available for free during the CAL.
  • Languages: The written patterns will be available in English and Dutch.
  • Video Tutorials: I will have free English step-by-step video tutorials for each part of Nuts about Squares.
  • Printing/PDF: There is a print-friendly button at the bottom of each post. You can use this print-friendly button to print/save the info for each part.
  • Facebook: Join the Official CCC Social Group on Facebook if you would like to be a part of a community while you make your blanket.
  • Ravelry: Add Nuts about Squares CAL to your Ravelry queue
  • Instagram: If you are on Instagram, you can tag me into your photo’s or use #NAS or #NutsAboutSquares to help me find it.

Contributing Designers

Nuts about Squares is a blanket with 35 lovely squares designed by 11 talented crochet designers. Some of them are well known and admired for their fabulous designs, others are perhaps less known. Contributing designers are Dedri Uys, Helen Shrimpton, Polly Plum, Sigrun Hugoey, Melissa Green, Heather Gibbs, Julie Yeager, Margaret MacInnis, Susan Stevens/Mellie Blossom, Aurora Suominen, and Tatsiana Kupryianchyk. Each square has been carefully selected to ensure that the squares work together well in their look and feel.

Size

The squares used in Nuts about Squares are all originally designed for worsted weight yarn with a 5.0mm or 5.5mm hook and measure 12 inches. However, I have used Double Knit, Sport weight and Fingering weight yarn to have smaller sized blankets. The final sizes of the blankets are approximately

Materials

To make a Nuts about Squares blanket you need yarn in 6 colors and 2 crochet hook sizes. There are 3 kits available that contain 6 colors which I have labeled colors A to F. I refer to these color labels during the entire CAL when specifying colorways for each square.

Color
Label
Earth
Stone Washed
Sea
Color Crafter
 Sky
Sunkissed
A 9 x Brown Agate
(822)
4 x Den Helder
(1068)
6 x Ocean Side
(06)
B 7 x Boulder Opal
(804)
3 x Texel
(1019)
5 x Sand Dunes
(02)
C 5 x Green Agate
(815)
2 x Zwolle
(1082)
3 x Summer Rain
(17)
D 6 x Amazonite
(813)
3 x Alkmaar
(1708)
4 x Soft Cloud
(16)**
E 6 x New Jade
(819)
3 x Almelo
(1316)
4 x Rock Pool
(01)
F 5 x Moon Stone
(801)
2 x Zandvoort
(1218)*
3 x Strawberry Ice
(09)

* kits can also contain Barneveld (1005) in stead of Zandvoort (1218)
** kits can also contain Cotton 8 Light Grey (700) in stead of Sunkissed Soft Cloud (16)

Nuts about Squares colorchart

You need 2 hook sizes to make the blanket. You need a 3.5mm (US E/4) and 4.0mm (US G/6) hook to make the Nuts about the Earth blanket, a 4.0mm (US G/6) and 4.5mm (US 7) hook to make the Nuts about the Sea blanket, and a 3.0mm (US D/3) and 3.5mm (US E/4) hook to make the Nuts about the Sky blanket.

More details about the yarn in the kits as well as tips for making your own colorway you can find HERE.

Yarn kits

The 3 colorways Nuts about the Earth, Nuts about the Sea, and Nuts about the Sky are available as kits. They are/were/will be again available from Wool Warehouse, Deramores and Caro’s Atelier (NL). More Scheepjes stockists are starting to stock the kits, so keep your eye on your favorite shop! Thank you for supporting my work by buying your yarn through the links on my blog.

If you are looking for other yarn or color combinations for the 3 colorways, you can find more yarn/color suggestions HERE.

Nuts about Squares individual parts and release dates

  • Week 1 – 31 March 2017 – Square #1 (to be announced)
  • Week 2 – 7 April 2017 – Square #2 (to be announced)
  • Week 3 – 14 April 2017 – Square #3 (to be announced)
  • Week 4 – 21 April 2017 – Square #4 (to be announced)
  • Week 5 – 28 April 2017 – Square #5 (to be announced)
  • Week 6 – 5 May 2017 – Square #6 (to be announced)
  • Week 7 – 12 May 2017 – Square #7 (to be announced)
  • Week 8 – 19 May 2017 – Square #8 (to be announced)
  • Week 9 – 26 May 2017 – Square #9 (to be announced)
  • Week 10 – 2 June 2017 – Square #10 (to be announced)
  • Week 11 – 9 June 2017 – Square #11 (to be announced)
  • Week 12 – 16 June 2017 – Square #12 (to be announced)
  • Week 13/14 – 23 June 2017 – Joining (to be announced)
  • Week 15 – 7 July 2017 – Border (to be announced)
  • Week 16 – Surprise!!

Meet the testers

Planning and testing a CAL is a lot of work, I have worked for more than a year on the details of Nuts about Squares. I could not have done it on my own and my gratitude goes out to my testers Lynn, Minno, Åza, ChiChi, Laurene, and Betty. They helped me with selecting squares, choosing colors, making the sample blankets and determining yarn amounts. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart ❤

With love,

Esther

 

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