Virtue Part 1
Welcome to Part 1 of Virtue, our crochet along for 2022.
Available in US terms as photo tutorial – written pattern – video tutorial.
UK terms as photo tutorial and written pattern.
Also in Danish – Dutch – French – German – Italian – Spanish
Enormous thanks to the amazing ladies who translated this cal for so many people from around the world to join us.
Please read all the information below before you download the pdf.
Our first virtue is patience.
Patience is a Virtue, possess it if you can.
Seldom found in woman, and never in a man.
Patience is the ability to wait for something without frustration, it is a useful skill and a good aspect of one’s personality.
A little like “all good things come to those who wait”.
We seem to live in an age and society where everyone wants things instantly without putting in any effort or work, but when this is the case we do not hold things in the same value as when we have to wait or maybe work hard to achieve something, this gives things more value.
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If you have not read the post, Introducing Virtue, please do.
It has all the information on yarn requirements and the details for the 2 official yarn packs, Diligence and Patience, including a colour per round downloadable pdf, and a colouring sheet to help you plan your own colours.
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Helpful hints and tips.
♥ Take your time, this is a journey, not a race, enjoy every moment of each stitch you create. Remember new skills take time to learn.
♥ Read the pattern carefully and familiarise yourself with the abbreviations, all special stitches are listed at the beginning of the pattern and have links to separate US terms video tutorials.
♥ Follow the hints, they are there to help you.
♥ Use stitch markers, they are your friend and will keep you on the right path.
♥ Check your stitch count after every 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 turns into a Prince!
♥ Use the videos to help you if you need to.
Video tutorials are in US terms.
Those of you familiar with my designs will recognise some of my signature stitches, like the Ruffle Stitch, and Folding Single Crochet, there are also picots in Part 1, if you are not familiar with my “Perfect Picots” please do watch the video tutorial.
♥ Remember you can always ask for help, the best place to do that is 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.
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
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There are 3 video tutorials for Virtue Part 1
All videos are in US terms
If you are left-handed you may like to know that there is an extension in Google Chrome that flips horizontally called FlipThis, and you will then view the videos as if I am left-handed.
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Chelsea Sale –
This is my second crochet along and I’m enjoying it just as much as the first time around. I chose my own color way of purples and cream from Stylecraft Special. I would love to able to post my progress as well as see others’. Is there a place to do that?
Yes, you can share your progress and ask for help by joining my Facebook group Helen’s Hookaholics.
Hazel Scott –
I am enjoying this crochet-a-long. I am using the UK written pattern and also the you tube videos. Both of which I am enjoying. The hints and tips that Helen has included are great. It is good to see the tips on how to keep the stitches even when making clusters and also the reminders to use stitch markers when you need to. I recommend using the other videos on the YouTube channel if you are struggling with certain stitches or you find you have made a mistake in previous rows. The video on how to fix problems without frogging has saved me a lot of time.
Judy Bruckner –
This is my first crochet-along and the first time using a pattern by Helen. It is a great challenge. Learning a lot by the videos. My only want is color indicators; i.e. row 1-4 use yarn A, rows 5 use yarn B, etc. It just helps first-timers. Thank you for allowing me to learn from you Helen.
The colours per round are available in a link from the introducing Virtue page, scroll down to the yarn pack info and you will see the link