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Jane Crowfoot’s Sunshine and Showers crochet-along!

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Did you know that Jane Crowfoot, the top designer behind many successful crochet-alongs (CALs) for her own website www.janiecrow.co.uk and for the popular yarn brand Stylecraft, has created a brand new crochet along design for the  Crochet Now?
We’re super excited to have the design feature across the course of the first 13 issues of the magazine. Aptly-named ‘Sunshine & Showers’ to reflect Britain’s indecisive weather, the crochet along is a mystery design  (inspired by the changing of the seasons), meaning that readers will only discover the design piece by piece, revealing a completed design only in the final instalment.


The yarn used for the project is Stylecraft Special DK, with the blanket using one ball each in the following shades: 1005 cream, 1023, raspberry, 1027 khaki, 1063 graphite, 1065 meadow, 1067 grape, 1068 turquoise, 1080 pale rose, 1241 fondant, 1078 petrol, 1709 gold, 1711 spice, 1712 lime, 1722 storm blue, 1820 duck egg

Kits are available now from Jane’s website here.

While most of Jane’s other crochet-alongs, including Frida’s Flowers which is due to start this April, are aimed at competent crocheters – Sunshine & Showers begins with rows that are beginner-friendly, looking to improve your skill sets and give you a challenge to work to over time. In issue 1 of Crochet Now, Jane talks about prepping yourself for the crochet along – issue 2 sees the first part of the pattern take place!

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Fancy taking part? Be sure to sign up for a subscription of Crochet Now (and make use of this great deal) and get each instalment deliver to your door!

About Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is the editor of Crochet Now, and he loves designing and making cute amigurumi toys most of all (it suits his short attention span), though he's known to have a fair few blanket WIPs on the go at once too. You can contact him about anything to do with the magazine at hugh.metcalf@practicalpublishing.co.uk

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  1. Love your crochet patterns. I have purchased Issue One and Two and LOVE the designes.

  2. I am from South-Africa. Do you know if crochet now magazine will be available here?

  3. Hi I have only just discovered Crochet Now magazine and have already done a subscription with you beginning in July. Is it possible to buy all the back issues that come before my first magazine. I am keen to follow Jane Crowfoots mystery blanket, and only just read about it. Kind regards Elaine.

  4. Hello. I am interested in participating in the Crochet a long.
    Can you tell me please… what is the price of the digital & paper copy of your magazine? And, if I order the paper version, is it possible to receive all of the issues beginning with issue #1?
    I anxiously await your reply.
    Thank you. Darla Besser in New York USA

  5. Shirley Wooding

    I am crocheting the Sunshine and Showers blanket but have a problem!! In issue 3 at the end of rows 8 and 9 I have the correct number of stitches 171, but on row 10 I then have 35 flower stems on both of the crochet parts. Where am I going wrong? Please help as loving the progress of the blanket
    Regards and thankyou,

  6. How can I order subsciption for USA?

  7. caroline margerison

    hi, can I back order issues 2, 3, and 4 please as my subscription doesn’t start until issue 5 and I want these 3 issues as well

  8. Hi
    I’ve ordered some back numbers of Crochet Now , so that I can make Sunshine and Showers. Only 2,4,5 and 6 are on the website. How can we find the others upto the current number.
    Thank you

  9. Hello I have seen this crochet along rather late! I can see that the first five patterns are now in a pattern book, but how about the last 7? Which issues were they in please? Also, is it possible to simply buy the second 7 patterns like the first 5? 7 is a lot of back issues to buy!

  10. Hello, I am like Mrs Mead and have only just discovered Crochet Now, which I have subscribed to, and would like to do the Sunshine and Showers CAL. I received the first 5 parts with issue 15 how do I get the rest of the pattern?

  11. Hi I am trying to get a copy of Janie Crows mystery Blanket SUNSHINE & SHOWERS, I have looked on line
    and they can be bought for 95p, I understand I can get the pattern free.
    Please advise on how I can get this pattern please
    With many thanks
    Charmaine Noble

  12. Claudia Roehling

    Help?? I am in the U.S.A. And I am working on Sunshine and Showers.
    I am stuck on row 14. Where or how am I suppose to put a tr stitch in the man stitch below?
    Thank you for you help. Also I cro bet left handed , sorry.
    Sincerly Claudia

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