In Birmingham there’s a huge parade for St Patrick’s Day and it’s the one time of year when everyone is Irish even when they’re not. I hope this year is lucky for each and every one of you, and so while I might not be able to get you a pot of gold, a new instalment of the Greenwich Mystery CAL might bring you good fortune…
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So without further ado, introducing the…
Rainbows are often seen after a rainstorm when the sun breaks through the clouds. This provides us with a very powerful and important message: that good and beautiful things often follow the darkest storms. So while St. Patrick’s day in March ultimately led me to the decision to include a rainbow – it is a symbol of hope for many, to carry on through the storm.
So whatever you’re going through right now, keep holding out for that rainbow!
But whats a rainbow got to do with St. Patrick, I hear you ask? Well, St. Patrick went to Ireland to convert people to Christianity and the rainbow is a representation of God’s promise to never again destroy the earth with a flood (remember Noah’s Ark?) You can read more about that here.
You will need:
- 30m (33 yards) in Stylecraft Special DK in White
- 25m (28 yards) in Stylecraft Special DK in Black
- 165m (180 yards) in Stylecraft Special DK in Cloud Blue (background – light blue)
- 15m (17 yards) in Stylecraft Special DK in Matador
- 15m (17 yards) in Stylecraft Special DK in Jaffa
- 15m (17 yards) in Stylecraft Special DK in Citron
- 45m (50 yards) in Stylecraft Special DK in Bright Green (light green stripe)
- 5m (6 yards) in Stylecraft Special DK in Kelly Green (dark green stripe)
- 8m (9 yards) in Stylecraft Special DK in Royal (dark blue stripe in rainbow)
- 8m (9 yards) in Stylecraft Special DK in Emperor
- 8m (9 yards) in Stylecraft Special DK in Silver
- 4mm crochet hook. I use my favourite Knit Pro Waves!
- A large-eye yarn needle for weaving in those pesky ends
- Your favourite yarn scissors. Check out this beautiful set.
Again, most questions will be answered here so please read the CAL information here before starting. Every question that gets asked will be added to this document so that everyone can benefit.
Whatever you might be going through this March, I hope that a rainbow will shine down on you and all your crochet. Don’t forget to add this pattern to your Ravelry queue here and sign up to either the Facebook group or the newsletter to stay informed on when the April panel will be released.