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Janie Crow - Bohemian Blooms Book

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 96 Page book. Not available as a download only option.

Following a Crochet Along style project is an incredibly popular way for home crafters to create projects in bite-size pieces and this stunning design not only offers crochet fans the chance to work through one of my famous and ground-breaking designs, but it will also help build skills and techniques whilst creating a truly
beautiful heirloom crochet piece using luxurious yarns.

Inspired by English Artists, Country Gardens and London’s Garden Squares and written in my distinctive style, with step-by-step images and explanations along the way, this design includes crochet flower motifs, butterflies, circles and striped stitch formations and I have included an array of techniques, including beading, textural layered pieces and bobbles. 

The Bohemian Blooms soft back book includes the patterns for all the motifs used in my blanket, with images and clear written instructions and piecing diagrams to help you along the way. The book is 96 pages and includes the story behind my inspiration for the project, many tips and techniques and links to helpful YouTube videos and technical downloads which offer on line guidance through the techniques used in this project, such as beading, bobbles, colour work and 3D crochet. This project is aimed at those with a good knowledge of crochet stitches and abbreviations and is written using UK terminology.

Please note that this project is not worked along the lines of a traditional Crochet Along (CAL) project. Patterns are only available within the brochure and it is laid out in a way that means you can follow it through at your own speed and in your own chosen order should you wish.

There is a dedicated Facebook group for the Bohemian Blooms project. The group is not run my me, but is looked after by the fabulous Karen Citrine, who also hosts the Persian Tiles group.

The pattern is written for yarns from the Rowan range. If you want to use alternative yarns there is information on how to calculate amounts in order to swap at the front of the book, but please note that we are unable to help with advice on alternative yarn choices.

I have based yarn amounts on the check of 2 crocheters following my suggested tension and cannot be held responsible should you find you need less or more yarn than my listing.

Yarn used:

Bohemian Blooms Original Kit

Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK 66% wool - 34 % silk - 135m (148 yds).
3 x Iceberg (699)
2 x Cloud (693)
2 x Straw (671) - Discontinued - Replaced with Snowdrop

Rowan Felted Tweed 50% wool - 25% Alpaca - 25% viscose - 175m (191yads).
1 x Avocado (161)
3 x Camel (157)

Rowan Soft Yak DK 76% cotton - 15% Yak - 9% nylon - 135m (148yds).
2 x Pasture (240)
3 x Steppe (231)

Rowan Summerlite DK 100% cotton - 130m (142 yds).
4 x Mushroom (454)
2 x Rouge (462)
8 x Steel (458)
1 x Summer (453)

Beads used - 2 packs of Debbie Abrahams size 6 beads:
1 x Pewter (56)
1 x White (334)

Equipment used:

Crochet hooks - 3.5mm (US-E/4) & 4mm (US-G/6) & 4.5mm (US-US7).
Sewing needle and thread for beading.
Stitch markers.
Yarn needles.

Finished measurement:
Pre-blocked measurements - Approximately 124cm (49in) x 124cm (49in).
Blocked measurements - Approximately 127 (50in) x 127 (50in).


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