Whispers from the Past by Helen Shrimpton
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Whispers from the Past

October 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
5.5 mm (I)
both US and UK
This pattern is available for free.

A design using traditional stitch patterns, but with a modern twist.

Well it couldn’t really not have a twist with me designing it!!

I am thrilled and honoured to share this design with you all, as a CAL (crochet-a-long) hosted by the CAL-Crochet A Long group on Facebook. If you have not joined this group, I suggest you do. It is a fun and very friendly group full of lovely people, just like you and me, who love to play with hooks and yarn. ♥

This is my second cal of this year. I know I may just be the most crazy person you ever met, but there are two reasons for this.

♥ Firstly I enjoyed my first cal Mandala Madness, so much, and have recieved so much love, and positive feedback, through thousands of comments and emails, and an amazing amount of pleasure to see so many people having so much fun.
♥ Secondly I am about to embark on an amazing adventure, and I am not sure if I will be able to create any large projects for a while.

My Nana taught me to crochet, many years ago, when I was a young child. I have the most wonderful memories of the blankets she used to make with a very simple, four petal flower.

I wanted to base this design on some of my fondest crochet and crafting memories, using a combination of traditional stitch patterns, but putting my own twist on them. Also wanting to make it an easy project for anyone of any skill/experience level.

Each week I will share some of my memories with you, and tell the story behind the stitches you will be working.

♥ The cal lasts for 9 weeks, and the pattern will remain free on my website indefinitely. ♥

♥ Each week you will either be making, squares, panels, or working around the entire project. All the weekly parts can be found by following the link at the bottom.

♥ There are also four different joining techniques used in the project, all with full photo tutorial instructions. As usual, with any of my designs, I like to encourage you to try something new, to learn and grow.

♥ The finished blanket is rectangular, but there are lots of options for you to change the shape or size to suit your own creative or “snuggle worthy” needs.

For all information and links to yarn packs please see the introduction post on my blog.