Last year, the lovely Jane Crowfoot came to us with a really exciting idea. After the success of the recoloured Persian Jewels blanket by Lucia Dunn called Eastern Jewels, Jane became intrigued by the idea of re-working a different one of her designs.
“I find it fascinating how re-colouring a design can completely change the way it looks, and I love to see other crocheters versions of my designs, especially those that have used an alternative colour palette,” she explains. “With this in mind I thought it would be really fun to invite the crocheting public to colour in a chart representation of one of my designs to see what wonderful ideas they can come up with.”
We loved the idea so much we approached Simply Crochet to see if they wanted to work with us on this colourful project and the competition to colour your own Delft Blanket has just launched in their latest issue.
Don’t worry if you are new to crochet, you don’t have to be a designer or an expert hooker, all you need is a pack of colouring pencils or pens because the Delft design has been turned in to a colouring in chart so it is easy for you to choose your own colours.
You can get the motif by buying Simply Crochet or you can download it from Jane’s website
and from our website here
. There are lots of helpful guidelines to help you work with your favourite shades, including how many colours you can use and the address where to send your entry to.
The closing date for the competition is 15th
February. The following week we will be judging the entries and choosing 5 finalists whose colour choices will be crocheted from Stylecraft yarns, photographed and put to the public vote.
There are some great prizes up for grabs including; £150 for the winner and a pack of yarn to make up their colourway; two runners up prizes of £50 and a yarn pack in their colourway.
The winner and runners up will be announced in August when all three yarn packs will go on sale with the revised Delft pattern so you can make your favourite.
So, what are you waiting for? Why not try your hand at creating a new colourway.