March is the month! – NatCroMo 2021

As you may know, March is International Crochet Month. I have blogged about this in the past here and here. I was contemplating what to do to celebrate this month when an invitation popped into my inbox asking if I’d like to join in the NatCroMo blog tour again. How can I say no? This is a fabulous month-long blog tour covering some amazing designers and makers, and with lots of inspiration, fabulous offers and giveaways. It is organised by Crochetville and much appreciated by the whole of the global crochet community, see their facebook pages here and here.

I am today’s featured designer in the blog tour, which has the theme The Crochet Concert. If you already follow me then you’ll not be surprised by any of the news in there, except I have some special offers just for this blog tour. From today until 31st March 2021 (midnight GMT), the 3 patterns featured are at a 50% discount on Ravelry, using a coupon code.

These are the patterns

Chelford Bunting – a quick make, perfect for Easter bunting:

Honeycomb Web Blanket – this was my 2020 blanket CAL and is one of my favourites:

Queen of May Wrap – a luxurious silk wrap, first seen in Inside Crochet magazine:

To get the 50% discount just use coupon code NATCROMO on checkout.

Co-incidentally today is also ‘International Day of Happiness’ which is a global event organised by the United Nations. What a great day to share the crochet happiness across the world!

Happy crocheting xxx

OctaCal CALs – The Finale

Week 6…week 6? Wow, that went fast!

So this is the border week….the finale. I hope you have enjoyed this CAL journey so far. The border awaits and has been added to the patterns on Ravelry. So this is how they look:

The wrap has a simple border using the 2 shades of natural coloured yarn. The blanket has something a bit more fancy. When I completed both of them it was the point I realised that such similar motifs had created such different finishes, both beautiful, and I love them!

As usual, previous purchasers should have received an email from Ravelry with a link. If you haven’t purchased yet you can find the patterns on Ravelry here: OctaCal Wrap and OctaCal Blanket. I will also add the patterns to LoveCrafts soon, but only the Uk crochet terms versions.

The CALs are hosted on Ravelry and Facebook. I will love to see some finished wraps and blankets there, or here, or on Facebook.

I really hope you have enjoyed this CAL journey and I thank everyone who has shared progress. Only a short crochet hop to the finish line and your beautiful blanket or wrap is complete 🙂

Happy crocheting xxx