Join the new Crochet Now Vintage Sweethearts crochet-along!
We’re super lucky to have Sandra Paul, designer of the hugely popular Spice of Life crochet-along, on board for our new crochet-along.
Vintage Sweethearts Crochet-Along
Vintage Sweethearts is a block blanket made of different motifs of varying sizes for an inspired patchwork-style look. All the information needed to get started with the Crochet-Along can be found in Issue 14 of Crochet Now magazine which is available in shops from April 20th 2017.
You can order Crochet Now 14 online at www.moremags.com/crocheting
The Vintage Sweethearts blanket photographed is made up in its sumptuous Merino Soft yarn, which is delightfully smooth and soft! However, Sandra’s also curated a more budget-friendly palette in Scheepjes Colour Crafter, which we’ll be crocheting along with to help you check you’re using the correct colour choices. You’ll be able to buy the yarn as individual balls from Scheepjes retailers in the UK, as well as in kit forms from selected retailers.
NB. 2 balls of Heerenveen (Grey) are needed not just 1 ball as stated in the magazine.
Order your yarn packs in time to start the first section of the Crochet-Along
Scheepjes Merino Soft
DK; 105m per 50g ball; 25% microfibre, 50% wool, 25% acrylic
4 balls in Michelangelo (grey) – 603, 3 balls in Giotto (Grey Blue) – 613, 4 balls in Magritte (Pale Aqua) – 614, 2 balls in Soutine (Aqua) – 615, 3 balls in Botticelli (Mint) – 628, 3 balls in Constable (Lime) – 629, 3 balls in Lautrec (Jade) – 630, 3 balls in Matisse (pink) – 635, 2 balls in Monet (mauve) – 639, 3 balls in Warhol (yellow) – 640, 3 balls in Caraviggio (Peach) – 642, 4 balls in Titian (Soft Pink) – 647
Scheepjes Colour Crafter
DK; 300m per 100g ball; 100% acrylic
2 balls in Den Bosch (pink) – 1241 , 2 balls in Sittard (light pink) – 1330, 2 balls in Lelystad (peach) – 1026, 2 balls in Urk (pale blue) – 1034, 1 ball in Den Helder (aqua) – 1068, 2 balls in Dokkum (denim blue) – 1302, 1 ball in Almelo (pastel green) – 1316, 1 ball in Nijmegen (olive) – 1712, 1 ball in Ameland (jade) 1725 or Alphen (petrol) 1722, 2 balls in Heerenveen (grey) – 1203, 1 ball in Leerdam (yellow) – 1263, 1 ball in Hoorn (purple) – 1067
Get Social with Fellow Vintage Sweethearts CAL Crocheters!
The beauty of a Crochet-Along is that lots of people are working on the same pattern together. You can ask questions on our Facebook page and we would love you to share pics of your work in progress on Facebook and Instagram use the hashtags #vintagesweethearts and #crochetnowmag
You could also join the Vintage Sweethearts CAL Facebook group. This is a group set up by Crochet Now reader Sue McDonald and is an informal group where you can chat about your progress with other crocheters. There are already nearly 300 members!