This probably is the most romantic part of this blanket: the hearts. I know some of you joined just because of this part 😀 . It maybe is also a challenge again. Not because it’s difficult, but just because you have to count more and keep your head with it. But it’s such a fun pattern to make. Frequently look to the frontside when working on the backside, because you will notice an error so much quicker there! I’ve added extra instructions with the pattern to help you keep on the right track with counting. So get your stitchmarkers already. Or some scrap threads, goodRead More →

Index Part 1, Intro and making central pattern wider: that’s this page Part 2, Making the central pattern smaller: click here to go to that page Part 3, Widen the borders: click here to go to that page Adapting the HAL CAL pattern: can it be done? I received the question of a couple of people if the pattern of the Hooked and Locked CAL could be made wider or smaller. At the introduction I said that you should keep to the number of stitches, because the pattern parts are made for that. But of course you can adapt it. It’s just not that IRead More →

Why this special This special is especially focused on ‘reading’ the pattern charts for woven crochet. In the facebook groups of the Hooked and Locked CAL people wanted to learn better how this goes exactly. During the video and also here on the website I did pay attention to it, but the focus on the crocheting, especially at the start, was too distracting. Of course there are the written versions of the pattern, but for those who are more visually focused I will dive into this more deeper here. Video The video for this subject can be found here. Or look at the end ofRead More →

Fun to see how it goes! It is so great to see how it goes with the previous 2 parts, the bottom border and the crosses.  It is not really visible here on the website, but on the facebook groups a lot of pictures are shown  (sorry for the ones who follow this without facebook). It is clear that the setup for most people is something that you have to bite through a bit, but after that the crocheting is delightful. And I’m happy to see almost everyone experiences it this way. It is also very nice for me to notice that all the materialsRead More →

Are you ready? Because here we go! We will start today with the pattern of the big blanket.  It was so nice to see how you worked on the practice piece. For most of you the start was a doorstep that had to be taken,  but almost everyone agreed that once you got it how to do this, it wasn’t very difficult after that. So if you still have doubts, or if you didn’t manage to do it yet, please don’t give up. And maybe you will succeed with the new video’s. A slightly different way of crocheting row 1 In the first video ofRead More →

Index for part 1 Intro and setup: click the link to go to that page Row 1:  click the link to go to that page Row 2 and further: that’s this page  How to use the next pages of the pattern From this page on I will give you the links where to download the patterns. I will also provide collages of pictures that show you how it looks when you’ve finished your row. Pictures of the side that you’ve been working on, and pictures of the other side, so you can check if what you’ve done looks the same. I’ve made close ups of the start,Read More →

Index for part 1 Intro and setup: click the link to go to that page Row 1: that’s this page  Row 2 and further: click the link to go to that page The video’s I also made video’s for this. The link for doing the setup and rows 1a and 1b: The link for rows 4b to 6b: Or see the links at the end of this page. Row 1 Because you have a lot of stitchmarkers this time it’s a bit unhandy to do a row of squares in color 1 first, and then weave through the chain row of color 2. So we will doRead More →

Tadaa! We are going to start with the large blanket! We will start with the setup, that will be done slightly different than with the practice piece. After that we will do the border and the first  ‘new’ patterne. The border will be done in the same pattern around the whole blanket, and you are already familiar with that pattern by making the practice piece: the stairs. So that’s a nice and easy start. And pattern 2 are the crosses. Also supersimple, but something different right away, to keep this start a bit more exciting. If you haven’t done the practice piece yet, I adviceRead More →

Today is the day! We will start! Months of preparing, trying things out, designing, drawing and crocheting, thinking of how to setup the video’s, how I wanted to do the tutorials for the website pages, making pictures, writing pattern descriptions, today is the release of all that work. Not that I’m finished, because we still have a couple of weeks to go, but it was all such big fun to do. Yes, I am slightly nervous, because the interest is overwhelming, and so many people are looking forward to do this, that I still feel perplexed. But I’m walking around with a big smile 🙂Read More →

Index for the practice piece Intro and setup: click here to go to that page Row 1: click here to go to that page Row 2: click here to go to that page Row 3 and finishing: that’s this page The video The video for row 3 and finishing: Or see the link at the end of this page. Row 3 Row 3a, color 1 Written pattern row 3a – front: color 2 on top side st *(back, front)* 10x Pattern charts Turn your work. We will continue with the front side. Here you can see the start of row 3a and how it looksRead More →