Rise and Shine Crochet Along

Designed by Stylecraft Blogstar Lucia Dunn, the Rise & Shine blanket is a whirlwind of colour and stories and Lucia will guide you through the stitches and squares you need to complete your very own over the next year.  

Part 1 can be found in Issue 27 of Crochet Now which will be in shops on Thursday 12th April or available to buy online at www.moremags.com/crocheting

Crochet Along rise and shine

We are delighted to bring you our brand-new CAL exploring colour, design, and new techniques, designed by Stylecraft Blogstar Lucia Dunn who can be found blogging here -www.luciasfigtree.com

The Rise & Shine blanket is bursting with colour and texture, and is a perfect CAL for beginners who want to learn new techniques, and for the more experienced crocheter who wants to try something a little different.  

Over the next 12 months, we will bring you two squares each issue (one designed to be quick and easy, and the other to stretch your skills a little), and once we have 24 squares, Lucia will take you through how to finish off, sew everything together and add a beautiful border pattern.  

A huge part of Lucia's design process is the story and feeling behind every design, so each issue we will also bring you a snippet of Lucia's moodboard processes, and the story that went into this month's block design.

yarn bundle for rise and shine crochet along
I wanted to introduce new techniques and demonstrate how versatile crochet can be, how it opens windows of infinite creativity. Each square teaches you something, it might be a technique, a texture or a lesson in colour. By the end of the CAL what I hope you will achieve is a confidence with different techniques, an idea of how colours work and the importance of texture. Above all, I want you to have fun! - Lucia Dunn

Get your yarn and hooks ready!

Stylecraft Special DK - 295m per 100g ball; 100% acrylic

3 balls in Mustard 1823  

2 balls each in Fuchsia Purple 1827, magenta 1084, Shrimp 1132, Grass Green 1821, Sage 1725, Bright Pink 1435, Emperor 1425  

1 ball each in Plum 1061, Fondant 1241, Pistachio 1822, Empire 1829, Petrol 1708, Lipstick 1246, Cream 1005  

(Important Note: Based on the designer's tension, 98g of Fondant 1241 and 96g of Empire 1829 were used in this blanket. If you are unsure of how loose your tension is, we recommend purchasing additional balls of these shades.)  

Stylecraft Special Aran - 196m per 100g ball; 100% acrylic

1 ball in Lipstick 1246    

Hooks Needed 4mm  5mm  6mm  7mm  

Buy your kit today!

We are excited that our lots of our friends are stocking ready-made yarn packs ready for you to get started right away, but you can always find your local Stylecraft stockist too by visiting:






The crochet-along will be over 12 months, if you're not already subscribed you may want to take a look at our latest subscription offers which often come with gifts of yarn bundles and crochet goodies!

Back issue can also be found over on www.moremags.com.  

Subscriptions start from the next issue, depending on the cut off date for issues being posted out that month. When you subscribe you will be shown which issue will be the first in your subscription. Subscribers usually receive their issue the weekend before on sale date.