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Whispers from the Past Part 1

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Welcome to part 1 of Whispers from the Past.

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The first part of this cal is named in honour of my Nana, Winifred. She taught me how to crochet when I was a little girl.

When I was little, I used to spend a lot of time with my Grandparents, it was a way for me to escape from the noise and chaos of busy family life.

I have always been a soul that needs peace and tranquillity.

My Nana used to have crocheted throws over the back of the sofa, and often if I was in need of a hug, that is where we would sit, snuggled up in one of her amazing blankets.

She used to use a very simple four petal flower, made with double and treble crochet stitches, which is what the centre of this week’s square is based on.

Winnie’s square is named after this amazing lady, who was incredibly talented and creative.

She loved looking after her family, baking, crafting and gardening, she was a sweet, reserved soul, who I know still watches over me.


Here is a little photo of her.

So I would like to share with you, my memories of fun, love, and lots of hugs, all wrapped up in Winnie’s Square.

You will need to make 4 squares.

My personal preference, is to make all 4 of each round, before moving on to the next round.

The reason for this is to ensure that your tension and gauge is consistent throughout your work.

Also it is easier to remember the repeat for each round as you go, rather than having to constantly refer back to the pattern.


This week includes some very basic stitches, and chain mesh.

With the addition of some front post and back loop stitches.

These stitches are a starting point for many of us as we begin our crochet journey. I have made a couple of short video tutorials to help you, with some extra handy hints, you can find the links below.

I also decided to make a full video tutorial for this weeks square, and you can find the link under useful stuff. 🙂


If you haven’t read the introduction post, then please find it here. You will find all the information on Yarn Packs, how much yarn you will need, hook sizes, the finished size of your blanket and all the resources available.

Whispers from the Past part 1 is available as

 US terms Photo Tutorial -US terms written pattern – Video tutorial US terms.
UK terms Photo Tutorial.
As a chart

And also in the following languages
Afrikaans Danish – Dansk Dutch – Nederlands  Finnish – Suomi  French – Francais 
 German – Deutsche  Greek – Ελληνικα Hebrew – עברית  Korean – 한국어.   Norwegian – Norsk  
♥ Persian – فارسی  Spanish – Español  Swedish -Svenska

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And another HUGE thank you to the awesome team of translators, from the CAL – Crochet A Long Facebook group, for the fantastic job they have done with all the translations.

Finished size: Approx. 10 inches Double Knitting with 4mm hook, or 12 inches with Aran/Worsted and 5.5mm hook.

Blocking your squares makes them much easier to join and they look so much better.

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1 review for Whispers from the Past Part 1

  1. Theresa Du Toit

    Everytime I go onto Helen’s website for patterns I am in awe. There is really not one of her patterns that I do not love. I am going to us this whispers from the past pattern for a poncho. I hope it will come out as beautiful as I hope for

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