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Whispers from the Past Part 3


Welcome to part 3 of Whispers from the Past.

This week I would like you to join me in honouring some amazing men, who helped to shape the person I am today.


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Their love, respect and humour, along with their “down to earth” way of living, and being, taught me a love for nature, fun, and a respect for the skills and qualities I have developed over the years.

They are  Bill or “Billy” my Father, who was the centre of my world, until he passed, when I was only 24, he was 54.

He always encouraged me to do what I loved, and to have fun doing it.

Archie was my Grandfather (dad’s dad), a quiet, humble man who loved his garden, but always found time to have fun with his family.

Alfie was my Mother’s Father, a strong man, a hard worker, and a wonderful story teller. I remember hours of magical fun, listening to his stories, and crocheting with my Nana.


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.

Our Billy square is a star, a guiding light, shining brightly, a reminder to always have fun, and twinkle when ever we can.

Make 4

Approx. size:
4 ½ inches with Double knit and 4mm hook
6 inches with Aran/worsted and 5.5mm hook.

Our Archie square is a diamond, the diamond signifies refracting light. This translates into the soul taking a journey to achieve higher understanding to reach clarity and enlightenment. At the end of the path, the soul will sparkle and shine like a diamond.

Make 4

Approx. size:
4 ½ inches with Double knit and 4mm hook
6 inches with Aran/worsted and 5.5mm hook.

Our Alfie square is a wheel, steering us in the right direction, reminding us that we are the captain of our own ship, and that we can sail in what ever direction we choose in life.

Make 2

Approx. size:
4 ½ inches with Double knit and 4mm hook
6 inches with Aran/worsted and 5.5mm hook.

Here are the three of them, from left to right, Bill, Archie, and Alf.

Who are the special men that you would like to honour, let them whisper softly to you and give you strength, encourage you to have fun, and find clarity?


♥ Useful Stuff

  This week we work with clusters, and work stitches together, there are 3 video tutorials this week, with lots of handy hints, to help you.

Billy video tutorial

Archie video tutorial

Alfie video tutorial

We will also be joining our small squares to our main piece, here is a video tutorial for the Mattress Stitch Join.


Whispers from the Past part 3 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.

Block all squares, do not stretch! 

This is only to make joining easier.


Each of the square in all the colour ways.

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