Rozeta CAL: Week 7



Hello and welcome to Week 7 of Rozeta CAL. Today is the Day! We will finally finish the central mandala. Isn’t it exciting? Just a few more rounds to go and the beautiful flower will blossom in all its glory. We’ll not meet with something new or unusual on this part. The petals continue to grow in the same way as in previous weeks. The rounds will become a bit longer, but hopefully instructions will be easier to follow. I can’t wait to see ALL your fantastic Rozeta mandalas finished.

Before jumping directly to the photo-tutorial, I thought I would show you something. My Rozeta journey began two years ago. I took random colors of the Scheepjes Our Tribe yarn and strated to play with them. I knew it was meant to be a tapestry. But I had no idea where this play would bring me. And how big my mandala would be.

So here it. The VERY first Rozeta sample. Now looking back at it I am thinking the colors would match my interior perfectly. If you know me well, I am all about the greys, and the teals, and the blues. And even blacks (not matter how many shades of the black you can have). If you are curious these are the shades: 970 Cypress Textiles and 975 Canadutch for smaller center, 969 Lilla Bjorn and 967 Simy for the rest of the mandala.

And just in case you missed this, two new colorways for Rozeta CAL - High Noon and Witching Hour (the choice of Simy Somer) are arriving to the shops today!

Kits are available from most Scheepjes retailers:

local Scheepjes stockists (Please, support your local yarn shop!!)
Wool Warehouse* (International)
Black Sheep Wools* (International)
Deramores* (International)
Caro’s Atelier* (Netherlands and Europe)

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And now back to our Rozeta.

We will continue to work in back and forth alternating right and wrong sides. And only last three rounds will be made without turning – all on the right side.

Written instructions for Week 7 are available on Scheepjes website HERE. If this is the first time you hear about Rozeta, please check General Information HERE and a photo-tutorial for Special Stitches and Techniques HERE.

And don’t forget to check videos by Esther of It’s All in A Nutshell: UK right-handed, UK left-handed, NL right-handed, NL left-handed.


PHOTO-TUTORIAL


Round 61: We’ll make this round with Yarn F (G for Colour Crafter). The rhythm and instructions are pretty easy. You only need to watch for the increases from the previous round. And if their placement was correct, then this round should not bring you any trouble.

Round 62: Simple round with just Yarn A. To help you check the placement of increases, they should be made in one of the two FPtr from previous round (US terms here and throughout).

Round 63: This one is a bit tricky, but in fact it is a kind of repeat of Round 47 (from Part 5). Please, read the notes carefully. Don’t miss 3 ss in the beginning. For an easier count – please, check groups of 3 sc against tr4tog’s (“bobbles”) below. 3sc will be placed above every other tr4tog.

Round 64: Please, pay attention to the end of this round. After you join the round with ss, two more ss will be made and you will mark dc where you made last ss.

Round 65: The beginning of this round is a bit tricky, as it’s difficult to see ss. If you are not sure and pictures below don’t help, please, refer to the CAL video tutorial. Another tip would be to pay attention to the position of last sc of first 9sc in this round. Please, check the position of your sc against the picture, and adjust previous sc as needed.

Round 66: Nothing special is happening on this round. Please, change to Yarn D at the end.

Round 67: Only 3 more rounds to go!! YAY! This one is simple again. Please, pay attention to correct placement of increases.

Round 68: This is the last overlay round for the mandala. We will be making small bricks again as in Part 4. Try to keep your front post stitches straight. 

Round 69: Stay on the right side and count very well. This is the last round of the mandala and thus it's very easy to feel relaxed. But correct stitches on this round will give correct base for the corners. So please, be careful. We will be shaping octagon. At the end of this round you will have either 50 or 51 sc along one of the 8 sides. This is not a mistake, so don’t worry.

Hurray!! You are done! And see you next week :)

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Sea Square: free crochet pattern



Sea Square was designed especially for Granny Square Day 2019 and Chunky Monkey yarn by Scheepjes. It uses a combination of linen stitch and “brioche” crochet. With lots of texture, light weight and nice drape. It can be turned into a pillow cover or used as an afghan block.
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Pattern Notes

Sea Square is worked in rounds with alternating right and wrong sides. The rounds are joined in the corners. Only one color is used per round and yarn is not cut at the end of every round (unless otherwise stated in the pattern).

What you’ll need


Yarn in three colors.

I used "Chunky Monkey" by Scheepjes* (Aran, 100% Premium Acrylic; 100g/116m/127yds.), yarn weight: Aran (8 wpi)

Yarn A: 1218 x 1 ball (60g)
Yarn B: 2005 x 1 ball (25g)
Yarn C: 1302 x 1 ball (55g)

Crochet hook 5mm or size needed to get an acceptable gauge.

Gauge for Chunky Monkey: after 7 rounds square measures 10cm/4” across.

Alternative yarn – Scheepjes "Softfun"* (DK; 60% Cotton x 40% Acrylic; 50g/140m/153yrds):

Yarn A: 2466 x 1 ball (20g)
Yarn B: 2510 x 1 ball (10g)
Yarn C: 2519 x 1 ball (15g)

Crochet hook 3.5mm

Gauge for Softfun: after 10 rounds square measures 10cm/4” across.

Alternative yarn – Scheepjes "Stone Washed"* (Sport; 78% Cotton x 22% Acrylic; 50g/130m/142yrds)

Yarn A: 813 x 1 ball (25g)
Yarn B: 804 x 1 ball (10g)
Yarn C: 830 x 1 ball (17g)

Crochet hook 4mm
Gauge for Stone Washed: after 10 rounds square measures 10cm/4” across.

Alternative yarn – Scheepjes "Organicon"* (Fingering; 100% Cotton Organic Soft; 50g/170m/186yrds):

Yarn A: 216 x 1 ball (13g)
Yarn B: 200 x 1 ball (6g)
Yarn C: 201 x 1 ball (11g)

Crochet hook 3mm

Gauge for Organicon: after 13 rounds square measures 10cm/4” across.

This square was made by Laura Jackson (aka @taemombo)

Finished size


The size of the finished square depends on the yarn and hook you use. Mine are approx. 35cm/13.5” for Chunky Monkey, 25cm/10” for Softfun and Stone Washed, 18cm/7" for Organicon.


Abbreviations (US terms) and Stitch guide


BPdc (back post double crochet): yo, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, [yo, pull through 2 lps] twice.
ch – chain
dc (double crochet): yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, [yo, pull through 2 lps] twice.
FPdc (front post double crochet): yo, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, [yo, pull through 2 lps] twice.
FPtr2tog (front post treble crochet 2 together): [yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, (yo, pull through 2 lps) twice] twice, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.
sc (single crochet): insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, yo and pull through both lps on hook.
rep – repeat
ss (slip stitch) – insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw yarn up and pull second lp through the first lp on hook.
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over

Pattern repeats:


[…….] x times work the instructions between brackets the total number of times stated
*…….; rep from * to ….. work the instructions after * and then rep that section as instructed

INSTRUCTIONS


An original LillaBjörnCrochet Design (Tatsiana Kupryianchyk). Copyright 2014-2019. All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be sold, redistributed or edited in any way. Translations and video-tutorials are NOT allowed without permission. You can sell your finished products, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. Please, always credit me as a designer of this pattern. Thank you!

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Round 1 (RS): With Yarn A. Make magic ring, ch1 (doesn’t count as a st – here and throughout), [ch2, 1sc into ring] x4, join with ss into first sp, turn (change to Yarn B, don’t cut Yarn A) – 4 sc, 4 ch2-sps

Round 2 (WS): With Yarn B. Ch1, 1sc in same sp, [ch1, skip next st, (sc, ch2, sc) in next sp] x3, ch1, skip next st, 1sc in same sp where first sc of the rounds was made, ch2, join with ss in first st inserting the hook from back to front, turn, ss in next sp (change back to Yarn A by grabbing it up behind work) – 2sc and 1 ch1-sp on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 3 (RS): With Yarn A. Ch2, 1sc in same sp, [*ch1, skip 1 st, 1sc in next sp; rep from * to last sc before ch2-sp in next corner**, ch1, skip next st, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch2-sp in the corner] x3, rep from * to ** once more, 1sc in last ch2-sp (where first sc of the round was made – here and throughout), join with ss in first sp (change to Yarn B), turn – 3 sc and 2 ch1-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 4 (WS): With Yarn B. Ch1, 1sc in same sp, [*ch1, skip 1 st, 1sc in next sp; rep from * to one sc left before next ch2-sp in the corner**, ch1, skip 1 st, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch2-sp] x3, rep from * to ** once more, ch1, skip 1 st, 1sc in next ch2-sp, ch2, join with ss in first st inserting the hook from back to front, turn, ss in next sp (change to Yarn A) – 4 sc and 3 ch1-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Rounds 5-8: Rep Rounds 3-4 twice

Round 9: As Round 3, don’t turn at the end of the round – 9 sc and 8 ch1-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 10 (RS): Continue on RS with Yarn B. Ch3 (counts as ch2-sp), hdc in same sp, [*hdc in next sc, 1FPdc around st of same color from 2 rounds directly below, skip sp behind FPdc, rep from * to one sc left before ch2-sp in next corner, hdc in next sc**, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2-sp in the corner] x3, rep from * to ** once more, 1hdc in last ch2-sp, join with ss into first sp, don’t change yarn, don’t turn – 8 FPdc, 11 hdc on each side, ch2-sp in each corner


Round 11 (RS): Continue on RS and with Yarn B. Ch3 (counts as ch2-sp), hdc in same sp, [1BPdc around each st to ch2-sp in next corner, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2-sp] x3, 1BPdc around each st to last ch2-sp, 1hdc in last ch2-sp, join with ss in first sp, turn (change to Yarn C, cut Yarn B) – 19 BPdc and 2hdc on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 12 (WS): With Yarn C. Ch1, 1sc in same sp, [*ch1, skip 1 st, 1sc in next st; rep from * to one sc left before ch2-sp in next corner**, ch1, skip 1 st, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch2-sp] x3, rep from * to ** once more ch1, skip 1 st, 1sc in last ch2-sp, ch2, join with ss in first st inserting the hook from back to front, turn, ss in next sp (change to Yarn A) – 12 sc and 11 ch1-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 13 (RS): With Yarn A. Ch2, sc in same sp, [ch1, skip 1 st, 1sc in next sp, *ch1, skip 1 st, 1dc in skipped st from 2 rounds below (in front of work), ch1, skip 1 st, 1sc in next sp; rep from * to one sc left before ch2-sp in next corner**,  ch1, skip 1 st, (sc, ch2, sc) in next ch2-sp in the corner] x3, rep from * to ** once more, ch1, skip 1 st, 1sc in last ch2-sp, join with ss in first sp (change to Yarn C), turn – 5 dc, 8sc and 12 ch1-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 14 (WS): With Yarn C. As Round 4 – 14 sc and 13 ch1-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 15 (RS): Ch2, sc in same sp, [ch1, skip 1 st, 1sc in next sp, *ch1, FPtr2tog (make first leg around st of same color from 2 rounds directly below, skip next st of same color from 2 rounds below, make second leg around next st of same color from 2 rounds below), ch1, 1sc in sp directly above same st as second leg of FPtr2tog just made; rep from * to one sc left before ch2-sp in next corner**, ch1, skip 1 st, (sc, ch2, sc) in next ch2-sp] x3, rep from * to ** once more, ch1, skip 1 st, 1sc in last ch2-sp, join with ss in first sp (change to Yarn C), turn – 6 FPtr2tog, 9 sc and 14 ch1-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Rounds 16-19: Rep Rounds 14-15 twice. After Round 19 you’ll have 8 FPtr2tog, 11 sc and 18 ch1-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 20: Rep round 4 – 20 sc and 19 ch1-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 21 (RS): With Yarn A. Ch2, sc in same sp, [ch1, skip 1 st, 1FPdc around sc of same color from 2 rounds below, *ch1, skip 1 st, 1sc in next sp, ch1, skip 1 st, 1FPdc around next st of same color from 2 rounds below; rep from * to one sc left before ch2-sp in next corner**, ch1, skip 1 st, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch2-sp] x3, rep from * to ** once more, ch1, skip 1 st, 1sc in last ch2-sp, join with ss in first sp (change to Yarn C, cut Yarn A), don’t turn – 10 FPdc, 11sc, 20 ch1-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Next rounds are made on RS.

Rounds 22-24 (RS): With Yarn C. As Round 3. After Round 24 you’ll have 24 sc and 23 ch1-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Fasten off. Weave in all tails. Block square to measurements.

Congratulations!! Your Sea Square is now finished!

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Rozeta CAL: Week 6



Hello and welcome to Week 6 of Rozeta CAL. It feels like I am living fromt Wednesday to Wednesday recently, and that Wednesday is almost every day. Time flies and I almost run out of progress pictures. So next weeks I’ll probably have to join you and crochet along with every one else. Well, maybe still one week ahead. Otherwise how can I show you all tips and progress pictures?

If you are reading this, you have (hopefully) survived after Week 5. We did have several tricky rounds and I know some of you had to frog them and remake again and again. But they are all finished now and it also means you learned something new. And next rounds should be easier to handle, as we will in fact repeat the same stitches again.

This week we will continue growing overlay border around our Rozeta mandala. And it will be 3/4 finished!

But before we jump directly into photo-tutorial, let me share something cute with you. I am following you progress with Rozeta every day in both official Scheepjes groups on Facebook – International and Dutch. I just love seeing all your stunning pictures, and especially the ones with your furry friends. I thought I would make a collage of those pictures (thank you very much for permission to post them on my blog!). How cute are our little friends?..

And now back to Rozeta. For Part 6 we will continue crocheting in the same way as we did in previous week. We will use only one color per round and alternate right and wrong side.

Please, continue to use markers for last stitch of every round to make sure first stitch of the next round is placed correctly. And please, continue to check the flatness of your madnala after every round: lay it down (and most likely the floor will be the best option, as your mandala might not fit onto the table anymore), flatten with hands and check it against any signs of waviness. If you see some, please, adjust the gauge for the next rounds.

And one more important thing. Rounds on the wrong side with just dc seem to be very easy, as we are repeating the same stitch all way around. But because they are so simple, it’s easy to relax too much and make a mistake in stitch counts.

The placement of increases on these rounds is very important for correct placement of the overlaid stitches on the next rounds. And if you make a mistake on one of the rounds on the WS, then overlaid stitches might not line up as needed. And you will have to improvise to bring everything back to symmetry again. Or another option would be to frog previous round with just dc and remake it.

Written instructions for Week 6 are available on Scheepjes website HERE. If this is the first time you hear about Rozeta, please check General Information HERE and a photo-tutorial for Special Stitches and Techniques HERE.


And don’t forget to check videos by Esther of It’s All in A Nutshell: UK right-handed, UK left-handed, NL right-handed, NL left-handed.


PHOTO-TUTORIAL


Round 53. This is a kind of repeating Round 47 – at least you will be making FPtr2togs (US crochet terms here and to end) in the same way. For an easy count, please, watch marked stitches. They will be always skipped behind one of the FPtr2tog.

Every repeat consists of 4 petals. And you will be making 4sc after the first petal inside every repeat. Maybe to help yourself, you might want to mark that first petal in every repeat. Then you know for sure where you should make 4 sc.

Round 54. Easy round but correct placement of every increase is very important!

Round 55. With an exception of the very beginning and end, this round has a rhythm: 8sc, FPtr4tog, 7sc, FPtr4tog. Sing this as a song while crocheting, and you should be fine :) Cut Yarn B at the end of this round.

Round 56. Easy again, but very important round! Change to Yarn F at the end of this round.

Round 57. Continue with Yarn F. Please, take your time to carefully make first and last stitches of this round. Don’t miss a slip stitch in the very beginning!

You don't really need to count stitch on two rounds below for making "bobbles". Just try to keep "bobbles" straight and vertical.

And maybe mark the end of every repeat? Then you will see where you should make 2 sc. they wil lbe before bobble in every fourth petal.
 

Round 58. As all previous round on the wrong side.

Round 59. This is the last overlay round for Part 6 (YAY!). And the stitch counts are easy as ever. Follow the beginning of the round carefully. And then just repeat 2FPtr and 7sc between them. All. Way. Around. Isn’t it fun?
 
Don’t forget to cut Yarn F for Colour Crafter version.

Round 60. Relax and enjoy! And don’t forget to mark all increases (first or second stitch – no matter!

Congratulations!! You are all done and ready for Week 7! And I should better hurry up to be on time next Wednesday… See you soon!

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Rozeta CAL: Week 5



Hello and welcome to part 5 of Rozeta! And we are almost in the middle as the CAL will run for 11 weeks. Can you believe that?! Time flies! Yesterday I returned back home from KreaDoe – one of the biggest (if not the biggest) craft shows in the Netherlands. It happens every year in Utrecht, and this year was 30th already! It was the longest week for me with being in the middle of something huge, meeting lots of people, making new friends. Thank you very much for stopping by at Scheepjes stand and saying Hello. I enjoyed meeting you.


KreaDoe


At KreaDoe you can discover all kinds of different crafts, you can buy supplies and take part in the workshops. Scheepjes stand was meant to inspire people. You could see and try most of the Scheepjes yarns, see finished projects, meet the authors of the books… and meet ALL Rozeta blankets!

I felt like a real pop star surrounded by Rozeta blankets, including two in new colourways. Lots of greetings and selfies! (Have you seen the pictures with me all over social media during last week? Not something a true introvert like me could do, but yeah, it was fun!)

Mike from a Mike’s Creatieve Wereld also stopped by to chat with me. Apparently he is making vlogs (in Dutch) about every week of the Rozeta CAL. And he also made a video tour around KreaDoe. It was nice to watch it and come back to those few busy days. Maybe Mike’s video will inspire you to come next year? In minutes 8:36-11:22 you will see a Scheepjes stand, and minutes 30:28-33:55 are about Rozeta, and me. :)


New kits!


In the video above and the photos you can see two new colorways for Rozeta: High Noon (the yellow one) and Witching Hour (the moody grey one). Both kits are on its way and a little bird whispered to my ear that they should arrive to stores in next two weeks, together with a new batch of original kits.

So… if you would like to get one and join Rozeta, maybe it might be a good idea to contact your local store and ask if they will stock the kits? And if not, maybe you could still book them from international retailers? (Thank you for using my affiliate links below (marked with *), with every purchase I might be compensated with a tiny amount while you will not pay anything extra):

local Scheepjes stockists (Please, support your local yarn shop!!)
Wool Warehouse* (International)
Black Sheep Wools* (International)
Deramores* (International)
Caro’s Atelier* (Netherlands and Europe)

Week 5


But let’s come back to the Rozeta CAL. We are on the week 5 already, and will continue to grow our mandala with overlay crochet stitches. Lots of fun is waiting for you (I hope).

This part is worked in back and forth again, alternating right and wrong side. Please, continue to mark last stitch of every round, as it will help you to see where the first stitch of the next round goes. Cut yarn only if the pattern is asking you to do so (no cutting on two-colored version). And don’t forget to skip the stitches behind the front post ones.

Check the flatness of your mandala after EVERY round (lay it down and try to flatten with hands). It should stay flat! If you see any signs of ruffling or waving, please, adjust your gauge for the next rounds. 

Written instructions are available on Scheepjes website HERE. If this is the first time you hear about Rozeta, please check General Information HERE and a photo-tutorial for Special Stitches and Techniques HERE.


And don’t forget to check videos by Esther of It’s All in A Nutshell: UK right-handed, UK left-handed, NL right-handed, NL left-handed.

PHOTO-TUTORIAL


Round 45. This round will be easier than the previous ones in locating front post stitches, as you will be making them around front post stitches from two rounds below (of the same color, if you are using the kit). The markers will help you to see where you should make 6sc (US terms here and throughout the tutorial). Otherwise you will be making 5sc. Don’t forget to skip 2 sts behind every pair of FPtr.

Round 46. Nothing special is happening here. You will be working on the wrong side. Mark second dc of every increase.

Round 47. This one will be a little bit tricky, as we will be making FPtr2togs. You can make them in a usual way, but I prefer so called “modified” way of making them. It means that first leg is attached around the indicated stitch, and for the next leg you will insert the hook into the hole at the bottom of the first leg just made. Marked stitch of the previous round will be always skipped behind one of the FPtr2tog. And don’t forget to make 2ss in the beginning of the round.

Round 48. YAY! You survived the previous round! And that also means that you learned something new, and next rounds will be easier to handle. Round 48 is very normal again, nothing unusual happens here.

Round 49. Don’t forget to make a slip stitch in the beginning of the round. We will be making 6sc and 7sc between FPtr4tog’s. for an easy count maybe mark every section with 6sc? It will be made after every three sections with 7sc. In other words, you will make 6sc in every fourth section!

Round 50. Simple round on the wrong side.

Round 51. This is the last tricky round of the Part 5. We will have lots of bobbles (72 in total) and I hope you will enjoy them. I prefer to make tr4togs (“bobbles”) in a modified way – similar to how you made FPtr2togs on Round 47.

First leg of the tr4tog will be attached around the indicated stitch and next 3 legs will be added into the hole of the first leg just made. Please, refer to the picture below and Esther's video. You will skip one stitch behind every bobble. At the end of this round cut Yarn C for the Colour Crafter version.

Round 52. This round should not give you any troubles. Please, mark second dc of every increase.

Congratulations! And see you next week!

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