Cosmic Crochet Along

Behind the scenes I have been beavering away at Helen Shrimpton’s current Crochet Along, the Cosmic Cal 

and I have just completed Part 6cosmic cal

Currently measuring 32″ x 35″.

Some of you might have seen my progress on Instagram.

Having seen so many wonderful creations using gradient yarn, I was eager to try it and after much deliberation went for Rosewater Cocktail, a Scheepjes Whirlrosewater cocktail

You can see all the other colourways here.

It was not easy to choose so I joined the Facebook Group Scheepjes Whirl Creations! 

I could then see all the wonderful things that have been made with Whirls and how each colour looks when it is made up. What a wonderfully helpful community crochet groups are. I’ve learnt so much and been able to ask loads of questions. It has been an enriching experience.

Unsure of how much yarn the blanket would take, I bought 2 Rosewater Cocktails and a Citrus Whirlette as I already knew I wanted to mix up the colours a bit.

But a few rows in I realised I might want to add more colours and bought a Jumping Jelly Whirl.

Scheepjes Whirls, Rosewater Cocktail and Jumping Jelly

In a series of blog posts I will describe how I used the Whirls and Whirlettes together:

I wanted to have some turquoise in the centre so I wound off the dark blue of the outsidescheepjes whirl

Cosmic Cals started to appear on Helen’s Hookaholics and I tried out a couple of designscosmic cal

On the left, I used a 3.50mm hook and included some of the Whirlette, on the right I used a 3mm hook and made the centre look more like a flowerDSC_0377

the centre was made with yarn that was pure turquoise

the star was made with yarn that had flecks of pink in it

 

after the turquoise I introduced a round of Citrus Whilette, which is a burnt orange.

crochet cosmic cal

and then continued with the yellow from the centre of Rosewater Cocktail.

Wanting to define the hexagon I wondered which of the blues to use

cosmic cal

and went for the darker blue with flecks of turquoise in it

(gosh how the colours change according to the light – the photo below does not show the true colours!)cosmic whirl

and then one row of lighter turquoise before returning the where I left off with the Whirl.

Continuing with the Whirl until the end of Part 2crochet cosmic cal

More to follow ……

Edit

You can see progress up to Part 4 in this post: Cosmic 4

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And on Fridays a treat – pop along over  to Nanacathy for a good old Knit and Natter

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31 responses to “Cosmic Crochet Along

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  3. Love the colours coming through from the gradients in the ball. I have two at home that I need to start, but I think it is going to wait until autumn. Will be great to see your finished work.

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  4. Beautiful!! Would you mnd telling us the size? Just as a guide.

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  5. Murtagh's Meadow

    It is like a rising sun, fabulous!

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  6. It’s beautiful, perfect yarn choice too!

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  7. You are a master at making colors work, wow, this is really cool!

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  8. I am so impressed with the way you have used the whirls! I have never been tempted by them as I don’t know how the gradients would reveal – it never occurred to me I could be in charge 🙂 You are clever!!

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  9. It looks great!

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  10. Never tried a whirl, or similar. Your make is amazing. Bit brighter than your normal makes. Interesting about how you used the yarn. I was always afraid the colours would change in the wrong places.

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    • Thanks so much RJ. I am really enjoying making the Whirl work for me and mixing it up a bit with the colours and finding out what I can do with it. Some people work two differently coloured Whirls in tandem, two rows of each, that can be quite effective and blends the colour changes really well.

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  11. Wow! I saw this on facebook and thought Wow!!!

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  12. I don’t really understand how that cake of yarn works–how does it change colors in the right place? But the outcome is stunning!

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    • If you Google Scheepjes Whirl images you can see that most people make shawls with the Whirls and let the gradient of the colours flow as they come from the ball. I have cut the Whirl to make it work for me, letting it flow a lot of the time, but adding accents of colour when I wanted to.
      I hope that makes it a bit clearer Kerry!
      Thank you for your comment – glad you like it. ❤

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  13. This is so lovely. I really like the vibrant colours.

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