Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Important Notes

As promised I continue to post about Spirits of Life Wrap CAL coming soon. This article contains Important Notes about technique used in the pattern and a list of abbreviations (links to translations are given below). Before you actually join the CAL or purchase the kit, I would HIGHLY recommend you to study this information thoroughly and try your hand on each technique.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com.
Photo credit for all pictures in this post - Oleg Ignatovich

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Since reveal of Spirits of Life Wrap a few weeks ago (you can see pictures HERE), I have received lots of questions about the difficulty level of this project. I can’t tell you exactly if this project is right for you or not, as all intermediate and even beginner patterns vary and differ a lot.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com.

To help you find the answer, I have created a list of techniques used in my CAL. I didn’t use any intricate or very difficult stitches. All stitches are usual and very common, but sometimes their placement can be tricky. Please, study the information below and make small samples in each technique. I would say that most of intermediate crocheters should handle them without any problem. Is you are an “adventurous” beginner who like challenges and to learn new things – you can absolutely try this out as well.

Note: translations to other languages are being revised at the moment and will be added shortly. Thank you for being patient.

Important Notes - Afrikaans
Important Notes - Czech
Important Notes - Danish
Important Notes - Dutch
Important Notes - English (US)
Important Notes - English (UK)
Important Notes - Finnish
Important Notes - French
Important Notes - German
Important Notes - Hebrew
Important Notes - Norwegian
Important Notes - Polish
Important Notes - Portuguese
Important Notes - Spanish
Important Notes - Swedish
Important Notes - Russian

Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com.

Three techniques were used to create this pattern: Overlay crochet, Mosaic crochet and C2C (corner-to-corner crochet). If you make a small sample in each technique and feel comfortable with following instructions – then you can be sure Spirits of Life CAL is right for you. If you have any difficulties, you still have enough time to practice and improve your skills.

A very important note for those who will be doing the CAL with official kits by Scheepjes. As in any other CAL the gauge plays a VERY important role. In each part of the pattern I will give you exact amount of every shade used (in grams). If you stay within this amount – you will be fine and yarn will be enough. If you use more yarn, you have a risk to run out of some shades…
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com.

I know that many of you are interested in exact shades and yardages of Spirit and Catona used for Spirits of Life Wrap. At the moment I am not free to reveal this information, but it will be released later. So please, be patient.

Just to remind you, Spirits of Life wrap comes in three colour ways: Spirit of the Lake, Spirit of the Volcano and Spirit of the Orchid. Each sample is made with mixture of two Scheepjes yarns: Spirit and Catona (reviewed HERE and HERE).

You add can this project to your Ravelry Queue.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com.

Official kits produced and nicely packed by Scheepjes in all three colorways are already available for pre-order via some local stockiest (also at Knotty House* (Canada) and will be available for purchase at large retailers, such as Wool Warehouse HERE* and Deramores* (both in UK with international shipping), Loveknitting* (US) on September 27th, 2017.

The CAL will be hosted in Official CCC Social group on Facebook which will provide you with needed information and support. However to join the CAL you don’t need to be on Facebook or member of this group, as each part will be published in free access on my blog.

I will give you more details about the CAL soon (like materials, gauge and other). And we begin on October 18th!

See you soon!

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19 comments

  1. So excited!! Have already practised with parts of Nya, Joana's Mandala, and you can't go wrong with Esther and 1DogWoof 👍 Literally bouncing up and down waiting for October 😃 The new photos are gorgeous!!

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  2. I am left-handed, Tatsiana. I believe I will be doing the opposite directions for instructions for the mosaic, is that correct? I will RS going left to right and then WS going right to left?

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    1. I am not completely sure how it works for the left-handed, but I think you will just follow instructions as they are and simply work in another direction. If you will be working Mosaic crochet from chart, you can read rows on the right side from left to right (just in the same way as you crochet). And rows on the wrong side are very simple, you don't really need chart for them. You just sc in every stitch and make chains over chains.

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  3. I Guess this will be my first ever crochet along and I am going to get it internationally shipped. So excited and can't wait to get this started. Lucky to have found this on time..!! Thank you so much and your patterns are a treat to see work and use them of course.

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  4. Thank you SO much for this extra info Tatsiana - although I am sure everything will be fine - I love your patterns :). This is so beautiful - a true inspiration and I love the Spirit yarn too. Looking forward to it. A Christmas present for myself :)

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  5. Hi the link in the English us version do not work

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    1. Hm... I've just checked once again and it works for me. What do you see on the screen when you click the link? If you on mobile, maybe also try on laptop?

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  6. I have never heard of mosaic crochet, where would I find instructions for it?

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    1. Please, download Important Notes in your language and you will find all links there.

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  7. I am interested in the history, significance, meanings of each of the wraps, Spirit of the Lake, Spirit of the Volcano and Spirit of the Orchid. I have a special someone in mind to give this too.. where can I find this information?

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    1. Hi! As I mentioned in previous posts about this CAL, I was inspired by Native American art but I didn't use existing symbols and patterns. I created my own, and there is no story or deep meaning behind each wrap. Feel free to create your own story :)

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  8. Hi, I can't wait for this cal to begin, it's gorgeous. Quick question: what hook size do you recommend for the project? I have pain in my wrists so I need to buy ergonomic hooks and I'd like to order the hook needed along with the kit. I could'nt find the information anywhere maybe I missed it or it will only be available when the kits are released. Thanxx

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  9. Hi Tatsiana, I can't wait to start this CAL, it's so pretty!
    But now I'm searching for the specific colours for the Volcano. My local yarnshop want to make me a kit, but told me the pre-ordered ones at Scheepjes are sold out. Now they want to make me a kit, do you have information about the colours, nrs and how much of each?

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  10. Hello Tatsiana,
    I have never done a CAL, but I love this design (and your blog) and I always look for a new crochet challenge and something new to learn. Problem is, I will be away on vacation for 3 1/2 weeks right in the middle of the CAL, so there is no way I can complete this with the group. Before I purchase the kit, I have to know if I can complete the CAL on my own at home; that is, will all the directions be available after the 9 week period, or do I have to keep up with you in real time?
    Thanks for your help,
    Dedi

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    1. Hi Dedi, the patterns will stay available on my blog in free access forever :)

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  11. Hello Tatsiana-writing from Honduras, Central America, I´m excited to be part of this CAL, but I want to know if there will be videos available for each week-as I´m no expert crocheter. Thank you!

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    1. Hi! Yes! Video's is something I am working on right now. :)

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