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One of the things I love most about our amazing crochet community is the way we come together.

So many designers helping each other, working together, all to make our craft more exciting and fun for you.

I was thrilled when Julie Yeager asked me to be a part of her Crochet A Long for 2019.

You can read all about the cal on Julie’s website.

A new square will be posted every Monday, all the way through to November, there will then be posts for the joining and border.


The name Clarissa means bright and clear.

The central mandala shines like a sun at the centre of this square.

Popcorns and Puffs add depth to this afghan square,with front and back post stitches for added interest and texture.

For a 12 inch afghan square

I used Stylecraft Special Aran 5mm hook.

Cream, Copper, Dark Brown, and Camel.

Using Double knit yarn and a 4mm hook will give you a 10 inch square.


I used Stylecraft Special Aran 5mm hook.

Lemon, Silver, Aspen, and Teal.

Clarissa is available as a FREE pdf download in

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Here are three gorgeous colourways that my awesome tester Ineke made.

You can find all the details on Ineke’s Ravelry project page.


Stylecraft  Special Dk with 4mm hook.

Empire, Jaffa, Sunshine, and Bright Pink.




Stylecraft  Special Dk with 4mm hook.

Emperor, Wisteria, Jaffa, Sunshine and Bright Pink.



Stylecraft  Special Dk with 4mm hook.


Denim, Sherbet, and Midnight

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1 review for Clarissa

  1. Deborah Rivera (verified owner)

    I love these patterns they are so well written and beautiful.

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