Queen CAL

Crochet
August 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
4.0 mm (G)
3.5 mm (E)
3871 - 7098 yards (3540 - 6490 m)
Small (95 x 125 cm) Large (150 x 200 cm)
US
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This pattern is available for $10.00 USD buy it now

THIS IS THE ONGOING QUEEN CAL 2020!
NOTE THAT THE CAL STARTED ON SEPTEMBER 18th AND WILL RUN TO OCTOBER 23rd, WHICH IS WHEN THE FINAL PART WILL BE RELEASED.

The CAL consist of 6 parts and will take place between September 18th and October 23rd, 2020. You only purchase the pattern the one time and then you get a notification each time I upload new parts and can download them right away.

All the kits for the Queen CAL will be available for purchase on Monday, August 17th. See list of kits and retailers here below!

The Queen CAL will be hosted in my Facebook Group, Tinna’s Crochet Club, where you will be able to get lots of support, inspiration and just general good fun! please join us there!

If you are new to Mosaic Crochet, then I recommend you check out my YouTube channel, where I have various tutorials available in my Beginners Guide to Mosaic Crochet. I will also publish step by step tutorials for the Queen CAL there, once the CAL starts!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCLETbuS9Y_v1o2BpSjj-oA?...

This is a paid CAL and is available on half price during the CAL, 5 $. I will change that to full price, 10 $, on November 1st.

The Queen CAL 202

I sat down at the end of last year and decided I just wanted to go back to the basics. Just some simple sequences, working a core shape in mosaic crochet. Something continuous that would lead me along while working. I went with the classic harlequin pattern and had great fun playing with these diamonds.

My Queen is also what I like to call an interactive pattern. The basic design is a diamond grid that is beautiful and classy on its own, the Simple Queen. Then you have a variation where there are some pattern fillings preset in the diamond grid, the Traditional Queen. And finally, there is the Adventurous Queen, where you can design your own version of the Queen, by arranging various different patterns that are included here, inside the diamond grid. For that version I include a diamond grid that is blank inside all diamonds and you can then draw your own pattern fillings onto your interactive basic grid!

Yarn & hook:

You can use any yarn you like for this pattern and a hook that suits your yarn. See the yarn stats table on page 6 for yarn amounts needed for this project in various types of yarn. (there is also a photo here on this page of the yarn stats table).

I recommend using Stylecraft Special DK and there are kits available in this yarn in 3 different colorways for the Queen.

Stylecraft Special DK

Gauge: 18 st & 18 rows = 10 cm/4 inches.
Use a 4 mm hook for the body of the blanket and a 3.5 mm hook for the border.

Large Queen in SSDK – yarn stats

These yarn stats apply to both the large horizontal and vertical Queen.

12 skeins of the main color for the body of the blanket, you can choose to use 12 different colors here!
6 skeins of the pattern color for the body of the blanket, you can choose to use 6 different colors here too.
4 skeins for the border. (I suggest using the pattern color for the border).

This is a generous estimate, so even if you are a “loose hooker” this will be more than enough for the standard 4 rounds simple border. With an average or tight tension, 4 skeins will also be enough for the extended 5 rounds simple border. Note that the kits only include the standard 4 skeins for the border.

If you choose the striped border, you will also need the standard 4 skeins of the pattern color for that and can then use the leftovers of the 12 skeins of main color(s) to work the stripes.

Small Queen in SSDK – yarn stats

6 skeins of the main color for the body of the blanket, you can choose to use 6 different colors here!
4 skeins of the pattern color for the body of the blanket, you can choose to use 4 different colors here too.
2 skeins for the border. (I suggest using the pattern color for the border).

This is a generous estimate, so even if you are a “loose hooker” this will be more than enough for the standard 4 rounds simple border.

If you choose the striped border, you will also need the standard 2 skeins of the pattern color for that and can then use the leftovers of the 6 skeins of main color(s) to work the stripes.

For detailed instructions on which colors come in the SSDK kits and how they were arranged in each blanket, row by row, please download the pdf file titled:Queen CAL SSDK kits.

Sizes

The pattern comes in two predetermined sizes when working it horizontally (widthwise) with DK weight yarn, like for example Stylecraft Special DK:

Small: approximately 95 cm wide and 125 cm long, including the border. (38” x 50”)
Large: approximately 150 cm wide and 2 m long, including the border. (60” x 80”)

And one predetermined size when working it vertically (lengthwise) with DK yarn:
Large: approximately 150 cm wide and 2 m long, including the border. (60” x 80”)

You can also use these same predetermined sizes but work your blanket with either finer or thicker yarn and that way you can get smaller or larger versions of these same size guides.

Decide your own size!

Furthermore, this is a continuous pattern, that is worked flat in repeats, so you can decide yourself on both the width and the length of your blanket.

Abbreviations (US terms):

ST = stitch/stitches
SS = slip stitch
CH = chain stitch
SC = single crochet (= DC in UK terms)
DC = double crochet (= TR in UK terms)

General Instructions

The blanket is crocheted flat in rows, work one round in color A (main color) and then one round in color B (pattern color), alternating with each row. Each row is worked with only one color at a time.

You will need at least two colors and I recommend using contrasting colors.

This pattern consists of continuous mosaic pattern, which can be worked for many sizes of blankets, and comes with written instructions for the first 5 rounds/rows and then the rest in a user friendly chart.

If lefthanded, you can either start with the written pattern and then go on to the chart, reading it from right to left. Or just work from the chart and work it from left to right, the end result will then be the same.

Queen CAL kits

There are several kits available for the Queen CAL and they all go on sale Monday August 17th!

The Folk Queen kit - Designed by Lucia’s Fig Tree
available here: http://luciasfigtree.com/

Icelandic Wool Queen kits - Designed by Christine Chochoy
available here: http://www.triscote.fr/prestashop/343-queen

MoYa yarn Queen kits - Designed by Magda de Lange
available here: https://www.afriqueyarn.com/online-store/Tinnas-2020-Quee...

Stylecraft Special DK Queen kits - Designed by myself and Sue Collings
available with various retailers:

Wool Warehouse
www.woolwarehouse.co.uk
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

Love Crafts
www.lovecrafts.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

Deramores
www.deramores.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

Echtstudio
Prins Hendrikstraat 99
Alphen Aan den Rijn
Netherlands
2405AH
info@echtstudio.nl
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

Just Sew Simple
Unit 9 Carmondean Business Units,
Carmondean Centre South
Livingston
West Lothian
Eh548pt
michaela.kerr@sky.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes

Het Wolhuis
Haarstraat
RIJSSEN
Nederland
7462AV
https://www.hetwolhuis.nl
info@hetwolhuis.nl
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

Bodkins
71 Hart Road
Thundersley
Essex
SS7 3PB
Bodkinshaberdashery@gmail.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes

Seeded
1a Albert Road
Southsea
Hampshire
PO5 2Se
http://www.seeded.com
Alexsis@seeded.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

The Wool Shack
120 Worcester Road
Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14 1SS
https://www.thewoolshackmalvern.co.uk
thewoolshackmalvern@hotmail.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

The Crafty Knitter
103 Bargates
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 1QQ
https://www.thecraftyknitter.co.uk/
jo@thecraftyknitter.co.uk
All Queen CAL pack sizes

Lincoln Woolpack
4 The Eshings, Welton
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN2 3FP
yarn@lincolnwoolpack.co.uk
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

Threads Wool Shop
143 Glasgow Road
Dumbarton
WestDunbartonshire
G82 1RQ
fankledthreads@gmail.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

No.3 Royston
3 Melbourn Street
Royston
Herts
Sg8 7bp
https://no3royston.com
no3royston@yahoo.co.uk
All Queen CAL pack sizes

The Craft Centre Bourne
17 West Street
Bourne
Lincolnshire
PE10 9NB
https://www.thecraftcentrebourne.com
info@thecraftcentrebourne.uk

Ewe and Yarn
18 Millgate
THIRSK
N Yorkshire
YO7 1AA
info@eweandyarn.co.uk
All Queen CAL pack sizes

Knit and Yarn
72 Montrose Avenue
leamington Spa
warwickshire
cv32 7dr
https://knitandyarn.co.uk
info@knitandyarn.co.uk
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

Creative creatures
7 West Wynd, Unit 4
Dundee
DD1 4JQ
http://folksy.com/shops/CreativeCreaturesYarnStore
c.create93@gmail.com
All small Queen CAL packs

Toudoulaines
9 route de la carlarie
Lescout
81110
https://toudoulaines.com/
nathalie@toudoulaines.com
Oceania and Ruby Queel CAL packs in both sizes
International shipping

The Wool Ladies
44 Church Street
Bilston
Wolverhampton
WV10 9HP
samantha1232008@hotmail.co.uk
All small Queen CAL packs
International shipping

Hooks and Yarn
Haarlemmerdijk 147
Amsterdam
Holland
1013 KH
https://hooksandyarn.com
info@hooksandyarn.com
All large Queen CAL packs
International shipping

Diss Wool Shop
2 St NIcholas Street
Diss
Norfolk
IP224LB
https://www.disswoolandcrafts.com
sales@disswoolandcrafts.co.uk
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

The Yarn Patch
Donegall suite
Merville garden village
Antrim
Bt379th
sam@thereallyusefulyarncompany.co.uk
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

Yarn Etc
17 Knaresborough Road
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG2 7SR
http://www.yarnetc.co.uk
orders@yarnetc.co.uk
All Queen CAL pack sizes

The Wool Loft
60 Bridge Street
Gainsborough
Lincolnshire
DN21 1LS
https://thewoolloft.co.uk
thewoolloft@gmail.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

Fibre and Fleece
Unit 17 The Market Place, Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road
Faversham
Kent
ME138XZ
https://www.fibreandfleece.co.uk
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

Black Sheep Wools
Warehouse Studios, Glaziers Lane, Culcheth
Warrington
Cheshire
WA3 4AQ
https://www.blacksheepwools.com
customerservice@blacksheepwools.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

Craft Ty Wools
Victoria Street, Craig Y Don Parade,
Llandudno
Conwy, North Wales
LL30 1LX
http://www.craft-ty.com/
craft.ty@aol.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes

Woolly Castle
29a Riverside
Kinnegad
Westmeath
N91 YN6T
https://woollycastle.ie
info@woollycastle.ie
All small Queen CAL packs and Oceania large packs

Crafticalia
Abbey House Studios
Tintern
Np16 6se
https://www.crafticalia.co.uk
admin@crafticalia.co.uk
All small Queen CAL packs

Clares Little Wool Shop
30B Belle Vue Lane
Bude
Cornwall
EX238NS
clareslittlewoolshop@gmail.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

The Knitting Network
Unit 2 Styles Close
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 3 BF
https://www.theknittingnetwork.co.uk/
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

The wool attic
3a new market street
Clitheroe
Lancashire
Bb72jw
woolattic@aol.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes

The Wool Stall
Stall 21 Aberdare indoor Market
Aberdare
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF44 7ED
thewoolstallaberdate@gmail.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes

Just Knots
Hadley House, 17 Park Road
Barnet
Herts
EN5 5RY
https://justknotsyarn.com
info@justknotsyarn.com
All small Queen CAL packs
International shipping

The Woolly Sheep Emporium
19-21 Hall Street
Llanelli
Carmarthenshire
Sa15 3bb
https://www.thewoollysheepemporium.co.uk/
sales@thewoollysheepemporium.co.uk
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

De Wolkast
Langeveenseweg 4B
Geesteren Ov
Nederland
7678VE
https://www.dewolkast.nl/
info@dewolkast.nl
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

Knit Wits and Fabrics
28A High Street
Dereham
Norfolk
NR19 1DR
https://www.knitwitsdereham.co.uk/
enquiries@knitwitsdereham.co.uk
All Queen CAL pack sizes

Woolfull
Woolfull, Stretfield Mill
Bradwell
Derbyshire
S33 9JT
https://www.woolfull.com
team@woolfull.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

The Wool Cabin
28 High Street
Clacton
Essex
CO15 1UQ
https://www.woolcabin.co.uk
sandra_woolcabin@hotmail.com
All small Queen CAL packs

Yarn Barn
Albert Mill 34, Newhey Road,
Rochdale
Lancashire
Milnrow
OL16 4EG
http://yarnbarn.co.uk
yarnbarn@me.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes

The Button Box
8 Ravendale Street North
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6NE
https://www.buttonboxyarns.co.uk
thebuttonbox@icloud.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

The Haberdashery
28a Laughton Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S25 2PZ
http://www.craftytrading.com
fionawalden@btinternet.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes

Topstitch
3 Lidget Hill
Pudsey
West Yorkshire
LS28 7LG
https://www.topstitchcrafts.co.uk
topstitchpudsey@gmail.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes

Anne’s yarns and crafts
121 nab lane
Mirfield
West Yorkshire
WF14 9QJ
Annesflowersandcrafts@gmail.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

The Wool Shop
3 The Shambles
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 1TN
woolshop3@gmail.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes
International shipping

PopCraft
7 Broad Street
Eye
Suffolk
IP23 7AF
https://www.popcraft.co.uk
katie@popcraft.co.uk
Oceania Queen Small, Oceania Queen Large

Knit One Stitch One
24 Finkle Street
Cottingham
E. Yorkshire
HU16 4AZ
knitonestitchone24@gmail.com
All Queen CAL pack sizes