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Basalt crochet pattern - digital or hard copy
I now operate a ‘pay what you can’ scale for my electronic/downloadable single patterns. I usually charge £4 for these patterns and to encourage access for all crafters, these are now available on a scale of £2 - £6 and you chose what you can afford within that scale.
Please note that this doesn’t apply to my hard copy patterns, which remain priced at £4 and come with an automatic digital download.
Basalt is an asymmetric shawl that can be crocheted bottom-up or top-down (instructions are given for both within this pattern). It’s based on the beautiful geological feature of hexagonal basalt columns that are found across the planet. Inspired by Fingal’s Cave and The Giant’s Causeway, our best known basalt columns in the UK, Basalt the shawl came into being.
A Basalt Kit is available and includes a printed pattern, wool required and a project bag.
Yarn A - 2 x 100g/400m of John Arbon Textiles Knit By Numbers 4 ply in KBN 04 (195g of the 200g was used)
Yarn B - 1 x 25g/100m mini skein of Knit by Numbers 4 ply in KBN 02 - you don’t have to use a mini skein for the hexagons, you could yarn substitute for scraps that you have at home as you only need 15g.
3mm (US C/2 or D/3 hook) for main body of the shawl and 3.5mm hook (US E/4 hook) for starting chain.
Unblocked dimensions of 41cm at deepest part and 143cm for top edge of shawl. Blocked depth of 41cm and 160cm for top edge.
Given that most people have a specific preference for either top-down or bottom-up shawls, I have created this one to suit both methods. Instructions are given for both within this pattern.
The hexagons are crocheted separately using Yarn B and are slip stitched on when the main shawl has been crocheted. The pattern contains details and a diagram showing the best way to attach the hexagons.
Within the PDF there is a link to a YouTube tutorial that takes you through the more detailed elements of the shawl. The different parts are time stamped so that you can get to the part of the tutorial that you need.
Time to make:
Approximately 30 hours (the top-down version is slightly quickly because it is less fiddly).
Within the pattern you are given instructions on how to best block the shawl and the sizes that this version were blocked to.
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Basalt is an eight page document. If you are purchasing a printed copy, it is A4 sized with large, clear text.
Weights given are approximated to provide a best estimate for postage and packaging costs only.
Product materials, sourcing and PoM Rating
This product was originated by me at Fay Dashper-Hughes Designs. I work with a local printer and they help me to source recycled paper for my patterns. This pattern is printed on paper that is manufactured using wind power,100% recycled post consumer fibre and carbon netutral.
Postage and Packaging
The P&P costs applied are very transparent. No additional costs are added on, you simply pay for the cost of packaging and the cost of postage. I don't offer free P&P because what that usually means is that the cost of P&P has been added to the cost of goods. I think it is better to assume that my customers aren't daft and would rather have transparent P&P costs than the pretense of 'Free P&P' with inflated prices on the items that they are buying.