This pattern uses Tunisian crochet techniques and was designed to be made with a regular, short crochet hook.
This is an advanced pattern. The pattern pdf is 28 pages long and contains a photo tutorial for the spiral section.
Yarn used in sample:
Fiddlesticks Knitting Exquisite Lace
50% Merino, 50% Silk
“Aquamarine” – 2 skeins (1000 m)
Wingspan: 175 cm / 69 inches
Hook: 5 mm (H Hook)
Freyja is worked sideways, beginning with a chain base.
After that, a layer of Tunisian Linked stitches are adde d that slowly grow in height torwards the middle, then striink back down again as the other half of the layer is made.
The next layer of Tunisian crochet has lace details, short row shaping and textured bobbles (called “cnupps”).
This pattern comes with easy-to-follow charts and text instruction and links to helpful technique videos.
The pattern pdf will be available to download immediately after purchase.
You’ll also be emailed a download link.
I made my in a golden alpaca/silk and it came out lovely. I had a great time making it and I highly recommend this pattern : ) Video or picture tutorial for the cnupps would have been nice since they’re a unique element I couldn’t find tutorials for elsewhere, but the written cnupp tutorial is perfectly suitable and after a few tries I got the hang of them.
I only realized when I was almost done that I hadn’t bought quite enough yarn (874 yds, which was at least a few dozen yards too short – I should have looked at the pattern a little more closely, as it does specify to get 1000m, which is 1093yds)! This pattern isn’t as adjustable to that kind of slip-up as other designs (like De Danann) but I was still able to make it work by doing the lace row as far as I could while still having enough to finish the edging, leaving some of the first row unworked. Then I folded that little bit of first row back and sewed it down on the wrong side. It’s not noticable unless you go looking for it and I’m happy with how subtle it is. Of course, this can be avoided altogether if you make sure to get enough yardage in the first place!