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  • Thank you so much for visiting me in the Attic, it's lovely to see you. My name is Lucy and I'm a happily married Mum with three children. We live in a cosy terraced house on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in England which we are slowly renovating and making home. I have a passion for crochet and colour and love to share my creative journey. I hope you enjoy your peek into my colourful little world x




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And to add to Emily's question about starting with a foundation US sc, door the sample would you do 34 instead? Thanks!

Sue Dodman

Hi Lucy, Well that's the sample completed - 17cm spot on! Recovering from flu, and full of cold but was determined to start the CAL on Friday 5th .. such glorious colours. I'm also halfway through the Coastal blanket, and have Cosy, Cottage and two Weekend Bags in my 'to do' stash ... !!

Kathy Bryer

Since there were so many chain stitches, I used stitch markers every 17 chains to follow the pattern repeat. I carried the stitch markers thru the first few rows so that I could catch any issues right away and also get comfortable with the pattern. There is nothing worse that thinking you counted correctly and get to the end of a row and find that you missed something.

Debbie O’Neill

Done the tester now starting on the real thing.
Done know if this will help anyone but I read somewhere when working on loads chain stitches this could help to keep the chains straight. After doing a few chains put the first chain on the hook then continue making the rest. Hope that makes sense. Can’t wait to finish this blanket. 🤩

Sam Browning

I'm looking forward to getting started, just working on the sample now, and having to try smaller hook sizes. Hopefully I'll keep up and have a finished blanket 2 months from now.
Also just wanted to say, on top of my respect for your very detailed pattern - as usual - how much I love that you included a crochet chart. I think they're great at showing what the stitch pattern looks like (much better than a knitting chart.) Great job team Lucy & J! 👌😘



This is my first crochet along ever and I'm pretty excited to get started. I'm finding the blog instructions a bit complex to follow. Is there a printer friendly pattern without any pictures that I can work from?



Hi Lucy, I can't wait to get started on this when I get home from work! I had one question. When the blanket is finished, will the colors be horizontal or vertical, if you are holding up the short side at the top? Does that make sense? Just curious so I know what to expect. :)


Can’t wait to start it looks amazing but is it possible to have a printer friendly version please? I always struggle to print from these blogs and would happily pay just to buy the pattern because it takes so long to print. I have had to take a photo of the bits I need and print those.


Hi Lucy, I've just completed my sample using a 4mm hook and it's measuring 19cm should I go down to a 3.5mm hook? Loving the colours already. Thank you.


thanks for the pattern lucy its working up nicely thanks to your wonderful tutorials. I just need a tip on stitching on to of the dc row..as its proving quite stiff and tricky best wishes claire

Nancy Wright

Hi, Lucy - thanks for another fabulous pattern and tutorial. I have Cupcake and Hydrangea (on the way) - would I be able to use either of those kits for this project and follow the colours as you have indicated for either the Cupcake/Hydrangea directions? I treated myself to wooden clothes pins and am going to get myself organized while I wait for Hydrangea although if it is taking too long to get to Canada, I will start with Cupcake. Have a great weekend! Nancy


Can you use a Foundation Double Crochet instead (or in US a Foundation Single Crochet)?

Andrea Walker

This is what happens, so work with it and all will be well. Some of them have big lumps, some are smaller and some are close to perfect....but not many. I still prefer working with the center pull. Hope you find your groove. Courage! And happy hooking.


Hi I'm so excited to get started but I haven't even picked up my crochet hook yet - I had never thought to start the yarn from the middle of the ball until I read your introductory blog and have tried - but I've only found 2 out of the first 10 - I keep pulling lumps out of the middle! What am missing?

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