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Vaillance, a seamless shrug

Today I published my pattern Vaillance on Ravelry. It’s a seamless shrug made in Tunisian crochet. Actually, it is more a shoulder-warmer than a shrug. Indeed, this garment is not meant to cover the front part of the bust. The pattern is available in 5 sizes: XS, S, M, L and XL.

Vaillance, Tunisian crochet seamless shrug, design Rachel Henri
Vaillance, Tunisian crochet seamless shrug, design Rachel Henri

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I have sent you a message with a discount code. Use it to get 20% off on my pattern Vaillance.

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New TC pattern: Vent du nord

Vent du nord (Northern wind), Tunisian crochet shawl, design Rachel Henri
Vent du nord (Northern wind), Tunisian crochet shawl, design Rachel Henri

A new pattern is available in my Ravelry patterns page: Vent du nord (Northern wind). It is a triangular shawl with a lace motif made in Tunisian crochet.

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TCAL Play with color

A TCAL (Tunisian crochet along) is a good way to crochet together and have fun, meet or make new friends, exchange ideas, share progress on wips, find inspiration. In August, the Ravelry group Tunisian crochet explorers organizes its first TCAL. The theme is “play with color”. Want to join? Read more about it in this article.

TCAL Tunisian crochet explorers
TCAL Play with color, with the Tunisian crochet explorers group
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Testing patterns

Did you know that many knitting and crochet patterns are tested before their release? I find this is a crucial step before adding a pattern to my Ravelry shop. What is it about? How does it work? What’s the added value? Well, it depends on the design, the pattern, the designer and the tester. In this article I’m telling you about the main elements I find important in this process.

Testing a Tunisian crochet pattern before its release
The testing phase before releasing a pattern
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Au fur et à mesure (Gradually)

My Tunisian crochet pattern, Au fur et à mesure (Gradually), is now available on Ravelry. It is on sale with an automatic discount of 20 % (no code needed) until Sunday, June 30, 2019.

It is a triangular shawl worked sideways, from one angle to the opposite one along the top edge. It is made with basic Tunisian stitches, so if you have basic knowledge of Tunisian crochet, this pattern will give you the chance to play with increases, decreases and color changes.

Au fur et à mesure (Gradually), Tunisian crochet shawl, design Rachel Henri
Au fur et à mesure (Gradually), Tunisian crochet shawl
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Jardin extraordinaire (Extraordinary garden)

Today I published a new pattern page on Ravelry: Jardin extraordinaire (Extraordinary garden).

Jardin extraordinaire, Tunisian crochet pattern with yarn Buisson by Les aiguilles du hérisson
Jardin extraordinaire, Tunisian crochet pattern with yarn Buisson by Les aiguilles du hérisson

It is a pattern that I designed in collaboration with the Belgian indie dyer Les aiguilles du hérisson. I used her yarn Buisson, 100% cotton, available in multiple colorways, all with natural vegetable dyes. A very soft yarn, that is ideal to work in Tunisian crochet.

My pattern is available for free as part of yarn kits. For the launch, today the 21st of May, get 10% off with the discount code JARDIN10 from the Etsy shop of Les aiguilles du hérisson.

This slightly crescent shawl allows for multiple arrangements in colors display. There are 2 types of kits available:

Jardin extraordinaire, multi-color yarns Buisson, vegetable dyes by Les aiguilles du hérisson
Jardin extraordinaire, in multi-color yarns, vegetable dyes by Les Aiguilles du hérisson
Jardin extraordinaire, in solid color yarns, vegetable dyes by Les aiguilles du hérisson
Jardin extraordinaire, in solid color yarns, vegetable dyes by Les aiguilles du hérisson

The pattern includes a schematic, detailed instructions and a photo tutorial. Even though this is Tunisian crochet, there is no need for a special hook. A “standard” hook (without ergonomic grip) on which you can hold a maximum of 10 loops will do.

Go and visit the Etsy shop of Les Aiguilles du hérisson. Find the colorways in yarn Buisson that you like best.