Sam has designed Bloom, a stunning blanket that uses tapestry crochet to make a reversible fabric. You are welcome to join us for this crochet-a-long and make a blanket, cushion, or even a wall-hanging using this design.
The pattern is available to download from our website here, or can be printed instore, and will cost £5, or free instore with a yarn purchase of £20 or more.
We have video tutorials available to help explain the techniques used in the pattern. The links below will take you to the videos on our YouTube channel.
As long as you can crochet the basic stitches you should be fine to join in and have a go at making your own Bloom project! Support can be found in our dedicated Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/calwithsamlinney
We hope you enjoy using the ‘tapestry’ method for colour work in double crochet stitch, working in the round, to make these vibrant flower squares for a cushion, bag or blanket. Great for using up bits and bobs from your stash!
What is the ‘tapestry’ method?
It’s a very simple technique of carrying two or more colours of yarn throughout the row and using double crochet stitch, switching between the colours to make the pattern. The yarn not in use is laid over the top of the previous row and crocheted over, encasing, and hiding it within the fabric. In tapestry crochet there is sometimes a slight ‘bleed’ of colour from the yarn not in use, as it can show through a little. This adds to the texture and woven effect that tapestry crochet produces.
To make a 30 x 30 cm. flower square you will need approximately 80 – 100 g of DK yarn of various colours. Each square can use up to eleven colours. Your flower and background colours should contrast with each other so that there is a clear definition between them.
For example, one square used:
Flower centre: Cream (1g), Light Blue (1g), Dark Blue (2g)
Petals: Burgundy (5g), Red (6g), Coral (7g), Pink (12g)
Background: Cream (2g), Beige (10g), Grey (8g), Dark Grey (15g)
You will need extra yarn for a border.
Hook size: 4mm
You are welcome to use scrap yarn, or to come instore and choose a selection of DK colours to use. We expect that many of us will be using a combination of stash and some new yarns!
Find the pattern here!