The original design by Jane Crowfoot is called Persian Tiles and has been extremely popular worldwide. Jane is a very generous designer so when Lucia Dunn approached her and Stylecraft with an alternative colour palette everyone was intrigued to see how it would look.
Lucia is known for the joyful use of colour on her blog, Lucia’s Fig Tree, and her interpretation of this iconic design is quite simply vibrant. Taking the inspiration for her palette from summer in her home country of Italy, and sea villages on the Italian shores, Lucia has used different colours in each motif, much like the multi-coloured houses in these villages, to give a more bohemian feel.
Stylecraft have produced a beautiful 12 page booklet listing the colour charts for each of the pieces that make up this stunning design. You will need a copy of the Persian Tiles pattern to go with the booklet in order to make up the pattern.
There are two options for this pack, the first is all of the yarn you need to create Lucia's version of the blanket along with the printed colour chart booklet and a copy of the original Persian Tiles blanket pattern which will give you everything you need to complete the project. The second option includes the yarn and colour chart booklet but not the printed Persian Tiles blanket pattern, this kit is perfect if you already own the pattern but want to recreate the blanket in this new colourway.
The pack contains 14 x 100g balls of Stylecraft yarn including 13 x balls of Stylecraft Special DK in the following shades
- Buttermilk x 3
- Storm Blue x 1
- Pistachio x 1
- Tomato x 1
- Spice x 1
- Violet x 1
- Duck Egg x 1
- Mustard x 1
- Sage x 1
- Fondant x 1
- Vintage Peach x 1
- And one ball of Stylecraft Life DK in Fuchsia
Eastern Jewels Pack with Yarn and Colour Chart and Printed Pattern (yarn and colour chart option does not include pattern)
I have been admiring this afghan for such a long time. I am so excited to be working on it. The colors are extraordinary and much more vibrant than in the photos. I am new to crocheting but the pattern has great illustrations and I picked it up quickly. Thank you for getting this kit back in stock!
Can’t wait to get started on this beauty!
The pattern books make each step clear and easy to follow. I would never be able to choose colors randomly for such a project, but the kit makes it possible!
I have been eagerly waiting for this kit for over a year! It is always sold out in the US. When I found Deramores had it back in stock I jumped at the chance to have it. I am so happy that I did, I love this pattern and it is coming out beautifully. The yarn is soft and thin like a baby weight yarn and has a nice feel to it. Shipping to the US took about a month, but I’m sure Covid slowed it down. I would definitely recommend Deramores and this kit!
The yarn is a very nice product and the instructions are very clear, even to a mid level crocheter like me. Crossing my fingers that I don't run out of any colors before I finish the project, but so far so good! Thank you for offering such a high quality product at a very reasonable price!