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Virtue Part 8


Welcome to Part 8 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.

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Our 8th Virtue is Love.

The bestowing of unconditional love has a positive impact on the lives of others.

Showing a genuine concern for the good of others, being able to view all things with compassion.

Acting in a caring, thoughtful way towards all things constitutes unconditional LOVE.

 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 Virtue blanket. However, you may not copy any part of the pattern or make any publication using any part or whole of the pattern, this includes uploading the pdf to any file sharing website, nor is anyone authorised to make any video tutorials. You may not use any of my photographs for your own promotional purposes. To let anyone know about this or any of my designs, cals [crochet a-long], or patterns please only share a link to my website for the appropriate design. Pdf’s should never be shared with anyone.

Please love and respect me as a designer, as I love and respect each of you. 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.

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.

Helpful hints and tips.

This Crochet A Long will remain available as a free pattern.

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.
This weeks special stitch are simple, but I wonder if you have seen the way I make a Perfect Picot?
If you have then that is fabulous, if not, then do check out the video as, even if I do say so myself, it is a game changer.

 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.

 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.

Extending Virtue

If you wish to extend your Virtue blanket you will need to do that before you start the final part, as part 8 forms the border.

You can extend by using the previous rounds from part 5, 6 or 7, all you need to do is a little maths to make sure your stitch counts work with the changes you make.

Once you have extended as much as you want to make sure your stitch count is a multiple of 9 plus 8.
eg: final round – R87 = 231 stitches plus the corner space. 25 x 9 = 225 + 6 = 233
You will then start with R88, the 1st Round of part 8, and continue to follow the pattern, but use more repeats to fit with your increased number of stitches.


To download the pattern.

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.

There is 1 video tutorial for Virtue Part 8

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.

Virtue Part 8 Rounds 88-92

 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. 

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 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.

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