Summer 2022 CAL
in association with Stylecraft Yarns
Flora was my mother-in-law, who sadly passed away in January this year. She was a keen amateur artist, with a real love for nature in all its forms, and was especially talented at painting wildlife, somehow managing to give the little animals she painted a real sense of personality.
The idea for this CAL came to me literally the day after she died, and I am convinced it was a special parting gift from her to me…. and now to you!
“Flora’s Fauna” was originally run as an 8-part CAL, starting 3rd June 2022, and is worked using the overlay mosaic crochet technique, and finished off with a simple envelope border to hide the loose ends.
The 8 separate CAL parts have now been deleted, and combined into a single file containing the complete pattern.
To simplify the abbreviations, and avoid the need for separate UK and US versions, the pattern is written in Universal terms (which will be familiar to those of you making my Jacquard Temperature Blanket, as
I originally developed this notation for that pattern).
The pattern is written for 2 sizes, and colour packs are available for these sizes.
Approximate finished sizes:
Small blanket - 92 x 125cm
Large blanket - 150 x 175cm
If neither of the suggested sizes meet your requirements then you can easily make a different size, and the pattern includes information to help you do this.
The 48-stitch repeat also makes Flora’s Fauna easy to combine with many of my other mosaic crochet designs, including Meow!, Woof!, March Hare, Woodland Trail and Letitia’s Garden.
If you are unfamiliar with mosaic crochet or the envelope border, don’t worry, they are much easier to do than they look.
Step by step instructions are given, including lots of helpful photos, making this pattern suitable even for total beginners to mosaic crochet.
Supporting videos for each part are also provided on my YouTube channel, including separate versions formatted specifically for left-handers.