♥ Welcome to Part 1 of the Cosmic Cal ♥
Woooo Hooooo here we go…..
It has been great fun watching so many of you choosing your colours, and getting excited when that squishy mail arrived.
I am both thrilled and honoured to be able to share this design with you all.
Please read all the information below, and remember to ask if you need help.
You can find all the information about the crochet a-long in the intro post.
Part 1 of the Cosmic Cal, sponsored by Stylecraft Yarns.
We begin with my interpretation of Metatrons Cube, and build out to a hexagonal shape, like a star bursting into life deep within the universe.
Before you go rushing off to start please have a little read through the helpful hints and tips below.
Part 1 is quite a lot of work, but, as the rounds are smaller, I knew you would all be raring to go, and most of you will have no trouble completing this in week 1.
There are lots of special stitches in part 1, instructions are at the beginning of the pattern, and I cover them all in detail in the video tutorials, so do use the videos to help you, if you need to. Those of you familiar with my designs will recognise some of my signature stitches, like the Ruffle Stitch, the Folding Single Crochet, and those circles!
Remember you can always ask for help, the best places to do that are in the Official Stylecraft Cosmic Cal Facebook group or in my Facebook group Helen’s Hookaholics.
If you do not use Facebook, then please email me using the contact form here on my website.
♥ Take your time, this is not a race, enjoy every moment of each stitch you create.
♥ Use stitch markers, they are your friend, and will keep you on the right path.
♥ Check your stitch count after ever repeat, it is essential to the shape of this design, and will save having to rip/frog your work.
The only frogs we want are the kind that turn into a Prince!
♥ Make sure you download the correct terminology for you.
♥ Enjoy your journey.Relax and put love and peace into every stitch, it can be frustrating when we try something new, but by trying in a relaxed state of mind we learn more quickly and more efficiently.
♥ DO NOT block your work until after you have finished part 9, blocking or stretching your work may make it more difficult as we progress and the shape of your blanket changes.
♥ Photos are a wonderful way to share your connection with others, to build your confidence, and to build the joyous feeling of achievement.
Please feel free to share photos in the Facebook groups, but just a little hint… when you are taking a photo of your finished section, try to use natural daylight, smooth your work out, and have a plain background. This will show off your work in the best way.
♥ Yarn Packs. We have allowed plenty of yarn in the yarn packs, but if your tension varies greatly from mine you may need more or less yarn. There is a very handy gauge test for you to just check that you will be using the correct amounts and achieving the correct finished size HERE.
For those of you using any of the yarn packs here is a downloadable list of the colours used per round.
US, UK and Dutch downloads are all available on the Stylecraft website, these links will take you there.
♥ US Terms
♥ UK Terms
A huge thank you to the translations teams from the Cal Crochet A-Long group on Facebook.
♥ Bulgarian – Български
♥ Czech -Čeština
♥ Danish – Dansk
♥ Finnish – Suomi
♥ French – Français
♥ German – Deutsch
♥ Hebrew – עברית
♥ Hungarian – Magyar
♥ Italian – Italiano
♥ Korean – 한국어.
♥ Norwegian – Norsk
♥ Spanish – Español
♥ Swedish -Svenska
♥ Urdu – اردو
There are 3 videos for this first part, I had to split them up or it would have been longer than Lord of the Rings!!
All video tutorials are in US terms.
♥ Part 1 Rounds 1 to 12
♥ Part 1 Rounds 13 to 22
♥ Part 1 Rounds 23 to 30
♥ Please remember this is my design and is covered by copyright law, you can download the pattern for your own use, and you may do whatever you like with your finished Cosmic blanket. However you may not copy any part of the pattern or make any publication using any part or whole of the pattern, nor is anyone authorised to make any video tutorials.
♥ Please love and respect me as a designer, as I love and respect each of you.