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Introducing Faith Crochet Along

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Introducing Faith crochet along for 2021.

Below you will find all the information you need to plan for and join us in this year’s project.

Please read all the information carefully.

For a fully translated version of this introduction please scroll down to Terminology and Languages and click on your prefered language.

The cal will run for 8 weeks starting Friday 17th September 2021, with the final part on Friday 5th November 2021.

I often see people who are new to my designs say that they do not think they will be able to do it.

Although many beginners have made my designs and learnt a lot along the way.

So, for this year’s crochet along I felt I wanted to design something that looks amazing but would be easy for even a beginner, with only basic knowledge, to not only attempt but to excel at.

As I was designing this blanket the words that kept going around in my mind were – faith – confidence – hope – believe.

I also feel that last year and this year have taught us all a little bit about having faith that everything always works out in the end. We just need a little patience and to have hope and believe that we can overcome anything.

Faith and belief in ourselves give us the confidence to achieve anything we want to.

Once you understand the basic crochet stitches it is simply a matter of learning how to put them together to form many different special stitches.

Legal – Respectful bit……

Copyright: © Helen Shrimpton, 2021.  All rights reserved.
This beautiful new CAL, crochet a-long, will be hosted in the Facebook group Helen’s Hookaholics.

 Please remember this is my design and I have spent thousands of hours working to bring you this free pattern and all the support that goes with it. My testers and translators have also spent hundreds of hours making sure this pattern is everything you have come to expect.

 Each part of the CAL will be available here on my website, with links in the Facebook group.

 The pattern is exclusively for members of my Facebook group and website members, it is covered by copyright law.
Any translations are only with permission from me, sharing any part of this pattern/cal is not allowed.
You may not copy, share or publish any part of this pattern or my photographs in any format.

Please make sure you ask permission from me, should you wish to host any other group to make this cal, either online or in person, this will not be allowed until after the CAL has finished.

 You may share a link to or to the Facebook group with anyone.

You may do whatever you like with your finished item….sell it, save it, gift it, hang it from the local flag pole!!

 You may share a link to my website or Ravelry store with anyone, you may print the PDF for your own use, but please do not alter, change or share in any way.

 Please love and respect me, as I love and respect you. 

PDF Downloads

Each week you will find the pdf to download from my website, there will be links posted in the Facebook group Helen’s Hookaholics, and a special file with links to all the information you will need.

At the top of the page – click on Access Patterns or sign in if you are a member. This will take you to the Free patterns section.
Click on the picture of the part you want to download.
Choose your option/language.
The pdf will then open for you to download

You will need to become a member of my website, either free or monthly, as every pattern will be downloaded from the free patterns section in your dashboard, you can come back to it as many times as you like.

If you would like to support me as a designer and the free patterns I provide you can do so by donating the amount of your choice by using the Donate Now button at the top of the Free Patterns page in your members area.


Terminology and Languages

There will be a choice of US terms and UK terms in both photo tutorial and written only pattern and, also full video tutorial support in US terms.

Faith has been translated by an amazing team, to help people from all over the world to join together to create this beautiful blanket.

This introduction has also been translated to help everyone understand how to enjoy this Crochet A-Long.

Click to download pdf in your chosen language.

Introducing Faith Crochet Along 2021 Danish – Dansk      Anja Hoberg – Tina Risager Holst.

Introducing Faith Crochet Along 2021 Dutch – Netherlands    Simone Ypkemeule – Josephine Schuurman.

Introducing Faith Crochet Along 2021 French – Français    Marie Tremblay – Valerie Favreau – Marie Eve Poncet.

Introducing Faith Crochet Along 2021 German – Deutsch    Astrid Seidel – Ursula Prandtstetter – Mona Llau.

Introducing Faith Crochet Along 2021 Hebrew – עברית Sarit Grinberg – Iris Fait – Tami Sultan Nudelman – Tali Shchori – Rozi Rozalia Brand.

Introducing Faith Crochet Along 2021 Italian – Italiano    Olga Selis, Elena Mandelli, Silvana Albanese Tabacchi.

Introducing Faith Crochet Along 2021 Russian – русский    Anastasia Moroz, Daria Nassiboulina.

Introducing Faith Crochet Along 2021 Spanish – Español   Elizabeth Pintado-Diaz, Lynda Hernández


Thank you so much for your time and hard work to enable so many people from all around the world to join us in this CAL.

How much yarn will you need?

There will be three yarn packs available from Deramores and Wool warehouse, please see details below.

Each of the yarn packs has plenty of yarn to make the colourway to the finished size using the hook size recommended.
However, we all have slightly different tension so I do recommend making a very small test square just to make sure that you will achieve the recommended results and have plenty of yarn.

To make a test square and check your tension, and to see which hook size works best for you, please see this tutorial Tension and Gauge.

I always encourage you to create your own colourway to personalise your blanket, either for you or the lucky person who receives it as a gift.
There is a colouring sheet to download a little further down.

The total amount of yarn needed is:
Normal Double Knit yarn – #3 weight – 8-ply – approx. 4500 metres – 4921 yards – 4mm G hook – Finished size 165cm / 65 inches.

Naturals – approx. 3505 metres – 3834 yards – 3.5mm hook. Finished size: 137cm / 54 inches. (Similar to 4-ply whirls/twirls)

Aran – Worsted – #4 weight – 10-ply – approx. 4704 metres – 5144 yards – 5 mm H hook. Finished size 178 cm / 70 inches.

How much yarn you need depends on how many colours you chose to use.
Please see the details of the yarn packs below to give you an idea.

Yarn Packs

Faith – Believe

Stylecraft Naturals Cotton Bamboo

1 x Chalk
4 x Dove
3 x Dusk
2 x Blush
3 x Pale Pink
3 x Lavender
1 x Spring Green

Recommended hook 3.5mm – E
Finished size: 137cm / 54 inches.

Approx. 3505 meters / 3834 yards used.

Faith Colours Per Round

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Faith – Confidence

Stylecraft Special Double Knitting

3 x Grass Green
4 x Proper Purple
3 x Fiesta
2 x Lemon
3 x Turquoise
2 x Magenta

Recommended hook 4mm G
Finished size approx. 65 inches / 165 cm

Approx. 4010 meters / 4385 yards used.

Faith Colours Per Round

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Faith – Hope

Stylecraft Bellissima

3 x Crystal Blue
3 x Bashful Blue
3 x Totally Teal
6 x Single Cream
3 x Toasted Almond

Recommended hook 4mm G
Finished size approx. 65 inches / 165 cm

Approx. 4285 meters / 4686 yards used.

Faith Colours Per Round

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Unfortunately, some of the yarn packs are already out of stock, this is mainly due to the issues with shipping from the manufacturer.

We are hoping that the Naturals and Bellissima yarns will be back in stock soon.

However, should you wish to swap either the Believe or Hope yarn packs to Stylecraft Special DK these are the closest colour matches.

Faith – Believe swap to Stylecraft Special Dk available at Wool Warehouse
Chalk – White
Dove – Silver
Dusk  -Grey
Blush – Fondant
Pale Pink – Candy Floss
Lavender – Wisteria
Spring Green – Meadow

Faith – Hope swap to Stylecraft Special Dk available at Wool Warehouse 
Crystal Blue – Sherbet
Bashful Blue – Storm Blue
Totally Teal – Teal
Single Cream – Cream
Toasted Almond – Mocha


To help you to choose your own colours Raelene Berry has produced this fabulous colouring sheet for you.

Faith CAL 2021 colouring chart


I could not bring you any of my patterns without the help, love, support, and kindness of my amazing testing team.

Thank you to all of the testing team, I love you ladies.

Here are some of the beautiful examples made by my fabulous testing team along with links to their Ravelry project page to share with you the yarn and colours they used.

Ineke made the beautiful Confidence colourway and the list of colours per round is in the Yarn Pack details above, but should you want to see any more details here is her Ravelry page.

 Please remember all of my patterns are covered by copyright law and may not be copied or shared in any way. You may share a link to my website or Ravelry store with anyone, you may print the PDF for your own use, but please do not alter, change or share in any way.

 Please love and respect me, as I love and respect you. 

 The best way to be in the know with all I am up to, is to follow crystalsandcrochet on Facebook.

 If you need help and advice, the quickest way to find support is to join Helen’s Hookaholics Facebook group. There you will find a very supportive group of likeminded people. It’s also a great place to share your crystalsandcrochet makes, and see what others are making, and see what I am up to.

 If you are not a fan of Facebook you can always email me with any questions you may have by using the contact form here.

 Please feel free to sign up to my YouTube channel for lots of helpful video tutorials.

I look forward to us all joining together to make this beautiful blanket and I can’t wait to see all the gorgeous colours you choose and your hooking progress.

6 reviews for Introducing Faith Crochet Along

  1. Zoila Rivera

    As a beginner I felt intimidated to try any blankets but Pam from BeeCreative Crafts directed me to you and I’m so happy to try my first big project. I’m so excited. Love your tutorials it’s very helpful….Thanks Helen

  2. Lisa Hutten

    This was my first of Helen’s patterns and certainly won’t be my last. What a wonderful journey it was, im hooked, clear instructions and so well written, thank you so much

  3. Cynthia Fliess

    Love your patterns. Thank you!

  4. Chris Villa

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations and the amazing and positive assistance you provide. I look forward to many more happy hours with your patterns.

  5. Nadine Declercq

    Zoals altijd , heel uitgebreide en goed ondersteunende video’s, heel leerzaam

  6. Gloria Stubert

    Very clear instructions

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