Wishing Well by Dedri Uys

Wishing Well

July 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
See Notes
5.5 mm (I)
131 - 153 yards (120 - 140 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

My favourite book (and musical) is Les Miserables. One of the parts that always made me sad as a child is when Mme. Thenadier tells Cosette to go and “fetch some water from the well in the wood,” to which Cosette responds: “Please do not send me out alone, not in the darkness on my own!”

I used to imagine Cosette, scared and alone, walking into the forest to find the well. My mind, rebelling against this sad vision, conjured up a magical wishing well surrounded by flowers and lit up as if a spotlight were shining on it (or a giant moonbeam if I am being totally honest).

This square is my interpretation of that imagined wishing well, and was designed specially for the Moogly CAL 2016. It is challenging, but not difficult.

The popcorn stitches used in the pattern are made using a really lazy method, which sees them being made over 2 rounds instead of 1. I think you will enjoy making them :)


At the end of Round 3, your circle should measure 9 cm (3.5”)

Happy Hooking!