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Fernham Shawl

My new Tunisian crochet pattern, ‘Fernham’, uses 2 skeins of our Sarum Sport 100% Superwash Merino. Worked sideways, I used a combination of increases, decreases and short rows to create the shape. The main body is worked in a honeycomb pattern which produces a gorgeous texture. The border is worked at the same time as the body.

The pattern includes full written instructions as well as charts. I recommend having some Tunisian crochet experience – please contact me if you have any questions.

The pattern is £3.50 OR free if you purchase 2 skeins of our Sarum Sport. Please enter ‘Fernham’ in the ‘order notes’ section at checkout and we will send you a download link.

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Learn Tunisian crochet…

I am off to North Wales next month to teach a Tunisian crochet workshop (we will also be having a trunk show on Saturday & Sunday – come and see our self-striping sock yarns!) The workshop is being held at ‘Find me Knitting‘, in Bettws-y-coed. You can find all the details here.

Come and learn the basics of Tunisian crochet! The workshop is suitable for beginners and although some knitting or crochet experience will help, it isn’t essential.

Although it has a reputation for producing rather dense fabric, you can make more delicate, lacey items as well. Tunisian crochet is great fun and when you work with thicker yarns, your pieces will work up really quickly!

My new Childrey Cowl pattern has been designed with beginner’s in mind and would make an ideal first project. I have included links to videos to help you with all the stitches and techniques and we will also have a kit available next month in our Etsy shop.

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, check out my Alum Bay Shawl. Inspired by the different layers found in rock formations, a variety of Tunisian stitches are worked in one or two colours to create different textures and interesting patterning. The pattern also includes links to tutorial videos for all the stitches used. We sell kits for this pattern and they will be available on our Etsy shop next month.

Tunisian crochet is brilliant for making blankets, especially multi-coloured designs (like my Pencil Box Blanket shown below):