Announcement: Hygge Scheepjes CAL 2017

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It is time to announce the first big project of the year, the all new Scheepjes CAL 2017 designed by the fabulous Kirsten from Haak Maar Raak. Hygge is the name of this CAL, and I have been practicing how to pronounce it, so I hope it is at least a little correct on the video tutorials. Yes, the words many of you have been wanting to hear are out; I will be making video tutorials for the Hygge CAL.

Hygge CAL Teaser

What are we making?

We are making a long, rectangular wrap combining crochet and embroidery techniques to make a warm and cozy companion for many winter nights. The final wrap will measure approximately 190cm x 35cm. The design is new and interesting and I think an absolute winner; I have not seen a CAL quite like this before.

Don’t feel stressed about the embroidery; it consists of cross stitches only and I will show you in a video how to make them. I will give you lots of tips along the way to make your work as neat and perfect as possible.

Kits & Colorways

There are three colorways available as a kit, the Rainbow colorway, Jewel colorway and Pastel colorway. I have the Rainbow colorway that I will be using for the video tutorials, but the Pastel is also fabulous, and I really LOVE the Jewel colors. Choosing can be such a problem sometimes…..

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The kits contain all the yarn you need to make the shawl, that is 10 balls of Stone Washed and 11 balls of Catona 25g. But this CAL would not be a Scheepjes CAL without all the attention to detail and the lovely extra’s. In addition to the yarn, the kits also contain a button, a charm, a stitch marker, a yarn needle and 2 wooden ice crystals.

Hygge CAL kits

The kits are available for pre-order through Wool Warehouse and Caro’s Atelier (NL). Through the links you can make your preference known so that when the kits go on sale February 1st, you will have a higher change of getting the kit you want.

We will be making the wrap using a 4.5mm (US size 7) crochet hook. If you don’t have this one in your collection, you still have time to buy one. Clover Amour hooks are my favorite hooks.

Some logistics

Hygge CAL starts on 15 February 2017 and runs for 13 weeks. Each week a part of the pattern will be released in the International and Dutch Facebook groups as well as on the Scheepjes website. The written patterns will be available in English (US & UK Terms), Dutch and Swedish. I will have videos available in English (UK Terms) and Dutch, as well as right and left handed versions. The videos will be available through my blog, the two Facebook groups, the Scheepjes website and my YouTube channel.

Join the Dutch or International Facebook groups to share your work, ask questions and be part of a lovely new project.

Hygge CAL

I hope to see many of you on this new adventure.

With love,

Esther

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Demelza Blanket – video tutorials, colorway and yarn amounts

The time has once again come when a beautiful project we have been working on for quite some time has reached its completion. With happy feelings I look back om making my Demelza blanket using Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn.

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The Demelza blanket is designed by Catherine Bligh and is accompanied by a photo tutorial in English and Dutch. There is also an update available with UK terms. 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.


Video tutorials

You can find all the videos for making each of the squares, the join and the border for the Demelza series on my dedicated page here on my blog or on my YouTube channel.

demelza crochet blanket completed


Colorway and Yarn amounts

I used 13 colors of Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn with a 3.5mm hook to make my Demelza blanket. All details for when I used which color for the squares as well as the join and border are given in my color chart.

I used 28 balls of Stone Washed in the following colors: 3 x Moonstone (801), 3 x Boulder Opal (804), 2 x Canada Jade (806), 2 x Red Jasper (807), 2 x Corundum Ruby (808), 2 x Deep Amethyst (811), 1 x Lemon Quartz (812), 3 x Amazonite (813), 2 x Green Agate (815), 2 x Coral (816), 2 x Citrine (817), 2 x Lilac Quartz (818), and 2 x New Jade (819).

You can buy Scheepjes Stone Washed from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Deramores (UK), Paradise Fibers (US/CA), Bol.com (NL), or your local Scheepjes Stockist.

Demelza crochet blanket completed


If you would like to look back on the road we have traveled to make Demelza; we started with 16 small corner squares, flowed by 8 flat flower squares in first one and then a second design, after which we then made 4 3D flower corner squares, the rectangular panels and finally the center square. Joining all the pieces was a lot of work and the cherry on the cake was the border.

Demelza crochet blanket

This brings us to the end of another beautiful project. For the short term I have no new CAL’s planned, but I am working on several projects for the new year. When the time is right I will tell more.

With love,

Esther

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Joining Demelza blanket

Today is an exciting day, we can join all the elements from Demelza, designed by Catherine Bligh, that we have been making over the past weeks to make a beautiful blanket. My post this week is short with only a few photo’s because I want to show you my end result next week when the border is complete also.

joining demelza blanket


Video tutorial

You can find the video link for the the join, along with all other parts of the Demelza video series on my dedicated page here on my blog or on my YouTube channel. I don’t show the entire joining of the blanket, but just the different elements involved.

You will note that the photo’s of my Demelza show a single crochet join with the stitches on the top side of my blanket. This is different from the original pattern in which the single crochet stitches are on the bottom side of the blanket. In the video I show you how to do the border according to the original design.

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I have a small tip for you to help you get a clean edge and crisp join on the panels. I worked a slip stitch edge on the sides of my panels before joining and used these slip stitches to join the panels to the adjacent squares. If you want to do this also, I have a short video showing how to work these slip stitches on an uneven edge as part of my Crochet Fundamentals series.


Layout of my blanket

I have been making more color variations than in the original design. This automatically means that I need to tell you how I made the layout of my blanket. Here a schematic showing where each square is positioned. I have numbered the squares according to the weeks that we have been working them in and the letter represents the various colorways. As an example, square 2B is the flat flower square we worked in week 2 and in my case colorway B.

demelza-blanket-join-layout

Colorway and Yarn amounts

I am using 13 colors of Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn with a 3.5mm hook to make my Demelza blanket. I haven used Corumdum Ruby (808) to join the small squares and Moon Stone  (801) to do the other joins.

I am using New Jade, Boulder Opal, Coral, Red Jasper, Deep Amethyst, and Lilac Quartz for the border. If you want to use a different color for your joins or border feel free to do so. This is just to give you an idea of what I will be showing you next week.

I have already completed my blanket and these are my yarn amounts in full balls: 3 x Moonstone (801), 3 x Boulder Opal (804), 2 x Canada Jade (806), 2 x Red Jasper (807), 2 x Corundum Ruby (808), 2 x Deep Amethyst (811), 1 x Lemon Quartz (812), 3 x Amazonite (813), 2 x Green Agate (815), 2 x Coral (816), 2 x Citrine (817), 2 x Lilac Quartz (818), and 2 x New Jade (819).

You can buy Scheepjes Stone Washed from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Deramores (UK), Paradise Fibers (US/CA), Bol.com (NL), or your local Scheepjes Stockist.


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Next week I will show you my completed blanket and I will also release the final video in the series; the video showing the border. See you then.

With love,

Esther

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Demelza video tutorial – Central Square

We have arrived at the final element of our Demelza blanket before we can start assembly. I am sure that the center square will be one of your favorite elements in the pattern. It combines parts of other squares we have made so far.

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If you want to catch up, we have already made the small corner squares, flower squares #1flower squares #2, 3D corner squares and the rectangular panels. I have a video tutorial for you showing how to do each part, but there is also a photo tutorial in the original pattern designed by Cathering Bligh. 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.


Video tutorial

You can find the video link for the this week’s panel, along with all other parts of the Demelza video series on my dedicated page here on my blog or on my YouTube channel. The video for the center square is the longest video I have made to date; it is more than 2.5 hours. To make life easy for you I have added the starting time of each round in the description of the video; then you can easy go to the round you need.


Colorway

I am using 13 lovely colors of Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn with a 3.5mm hook to make my Demelza blanket. We are making only one square this week and here is my colorway for it.

Round   Colorway
1 Citrine (817)
2 & 3 Corundum Ruby (808)
4 & 5 Deep Amethyst (811)
6 & 7 Lilac Quartz (818)
8 – 12 Canada Jade (806)
13 New Jade (819)
14 Moon Stone (801)
15 – 17 Amazonite (813)
18 Green Agate (815)
19 Coral (816)
20 & 21 Canada Jade (806)
22 New Jade (819)
23 Red Jasper (807)
24 New Jade (819)
25 & 26 Moon Stone (801)
27 & 28 Citrine (817)
29 New Jade (819)
30 Amazonite (813)
31 Coral (816)
32 Lilac Quartz (818)

demelza center square

Yarn amounts so far

I believe that my final yarn amounts will be the following: 3 x Moonstone (801), 3 x Boulder Opal (804), 2 x Canada Jade (806), 2 x Red Jasper (807), 2 x Corundum Ruby (808), 2 x Deep Amethyst (811), 1 x Lemon Quartz (812), 3 x Amazonite (813), 2 x Green Agate (815), 2 x Coral (816), 2 x Citrine (817), 2 x Lilac Quartz (818), and 2 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.

demelza center square


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 a great place to show your work.

demelza central square

Next time, assembly! See you then.

With love,

Esther

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