Vanessa never disappoints, her patterns are some of the best out there and she’s definitely in my top three designers.
I’ve said it before many times, not only are her designs outstandingly beautiful but her pattern writing skills are second to none.
They are jam packed with all the information you will need including, materials, her yarn colours and quantities, stitch abbreviations, stitch tutorials including photos to help and of course the pattern which also has lots and lots of photos. You can also purchase a video tutorial if you are wanted a little extra help.
She also has a Facebook group where herself and her testers are always there to help or give guidance, with the added bonus of being able to share your own makes from Hooked on Sunshinepatterns. You’ll also get to see lots of beautiful photos from the crochet community from all over the world. I don’t think there is anything else you could ask for! She has your back and She is a kind, courteous, pretty awesome human being.
So what can I tell you about her new design, “Whatcha-ma-call-it” apart from it being stunning.
The Skill Level is rated as Easy-peasy.
It is written in US terminology with metric sizes.
There are two yarn kits available which are shipped to the Uk with either DHL or Royal Mail (5-7 day service).
The first yarn kit is –
DK Colourspun hand-dyed cotton, Moya Shimmer – Bamboo/cotton mix, which will make a 135x135cm blanket.
You can buy this kit for £81.44 which I believe is discounted from £90.32.
The second yarn kit is, 4Ply Sunshine Fairy Cake, which makes an 80cm baby blanket.
You can purchase this for £28.87.
Both kits can be purchased here.
Please remember your order may incur import duties and/or tax and clearing fees, which is not included in the prices above.
Vanessa wrote a lovely introduction to her masterpiece, “whatcha-ma-call-it.”
It is very seldom that I have an idea of what I’m doing when I first begin a design. I tend to rather let the yarn take me where it wants to go, so I don’t really work a pattern with some form of inspiration, like a beautiful sunset or a memory (although sometimes working a design might spark a memory, kinda like when you hear a song that makes you remember something. Well, this often leaves me with the predicament of what to name my creations once they have been “born.”In the process of design, I started calling this one Whatcha-ma-call-it, you know like when you’re looking for something, but you can’t remember what it’s called so you say: “Have you seen the thingie-mabob or the doo-dad or the whatcha-ma-call-it”?
Every time I called the blanket the Whatcha-ma-call-it, it just made me giggle thinking of everyone posting their beautiful Whatcha-ma-call-its or imagining someone asking: “What is that pattern called?” It’s the Whatcha-ma-call-it! lolololololol. I guess it’s silly little things that make us giggle when the world seems to be a little cuckoo!
And doesn’t the world need giggles right now.
Why not have a little gander at the beautiful masterpieces that have already been made or are still in the making.
If you have been missing out on Vanessa’s amazing talent, here’s a few places you can find her.
Vanessa’s Website here.
Hooked on sunshine’s, Facebook group here.
And Etsy here
If you have fallen in love with Whatcha-ma-call-it, as much as I have, please feel free to share your makes with me, I truly would love to see your blankets.
Until next time, stay safe and have a hooktastic day.
Too-da-loo for now.