Welcome to the Sunstar CAL (crochet along) designed by Jo Smith for Stylecraft. The patterns are free to download from www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk and are available in UK terms, US terms and Dutch.
The Sunstar CAL is available in 3 colourways: My Sun and Stars, My Vintage and My Country Garden. Read on to see what inspired Jo’s design.
My Sun and Stars – was quite literal, it started with a sun in the sky – the triangles were added as an experiment and I liked them so then it just needed to be softened by adding circles which looked to me like planets. Therefore it became a sun in the middle with planets around. My imagination saw the sun in the night sky.
My Vintage – in this colourway, the colours are no longer literal. They remind me of a vintage tile or carpet with washed colours reminiscent of faded rugs of eastern origin. Not being my usual colour palette, it was both intriguing and exciting to challenge myself. The more I used these colours the more I loved their richness, depth and subtlety.
My Country Garden – the colour recipe for My Country Garden has been chosen by The Patchwork Heart:
It has long been my dream to live in a cottage, growing flowers to fill jugs for my home. Picking shades for a colour recipe which evoked this dream, gave me weeks of pleasure, as I hooked these pretty shades together. It is my hope that you too will have a wonderful adventure as you work with the Country Garden colour recipe.
Please note that no printed patterns are included in the packs.