Arizona – Introduction

I am very excited to finally be able to release Arizona to you all.

Arizona Promo 5

Arizona will be available in
US Terms * UK Terms * Dutch * German * French * Spanish* Czech

Video Tutorials by Its Crochet O’clock

Finished Size: 64″ x 54″ ( 5ft x 4ft appox)

Diné Bikeyah, or Navajoland is unique because the people here have achieved something quite rare: the ability of an indigenous people to blend both traditional and modern ways of life. The Navajo Nation truly is a nation within a nation. In years Past, Navajoland often appeared to be little more than a desolate section of the Southwest, but yet is a mixture of arid deserts and alpine forests with high plateaus, mesas and mountains. In Navajo belief, there is a male and female to all things above, below and around us.

Materials Needed

Hook: 4.5mm
You may wish to use a 5mm on the single crochet rounds if you crochet on the tight side.

Yarn: 15 Stylecraft Special DK (Acrylic) 100g balls.
Yarn Packs: www.woolwarehouse.co.uk

Colors: You can use any colors you wish. I have used the following and marked them numbers 1 – 7. The pattern will refer to the number and color to be used.
My Colors
Amount: I used a total of 15 balls. 2 each of colors 1-6 and 3 each of 7th color.
*please note I went down to the wire on the 5th color. *
Total: 4425 meters (4839 Yards)

Tension and Gauge.
Gauge is not essential for this project.
If you crochet on the tight side, you might want to go up a hook size for the single crochet rows to stop any tension problems. The important thing is too keep your tension consistent.

Pattern Layout
At the beginning of each row/round look for my notes. Look for which side of your work you should be working on, these will change, for example you may work 2 rows on the right side and the 3rd on the wrong side.

Also explanations of special stitches will be listed in at the beginning of the row/round

Sample Pattern

The pattern is worked from the center out. You will be repeating each part of the pattern on both sides of the center panel.

Center Sample
Repeats start and end with * *
Sometimes you may find a mini repeat within the larger repeat, these are indicated with < >.  {Notes} Helpful tips are indicated with { }

Pattern Sample

I have used a combination of simple stitches.

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
TR – Treble Crochet
DTR – Double Treble Crochet
SK ST – Skip Stitch
STD –  Standing Stitch
BO – Bobble St
TOG – Together (example: dc2tog)
FP – Front Post
BP – Back Post
FL – Front Loops
BL – Back Loops

Color Magic

The pattern uses seven colors in total, five gradient colors, one shadow color and one contrast color for some pop! The gradient colors have been carefully selected and tested for that perfect ombre effect that sets the pattern off. The placement of the shadow color has been thoughtfully placed to work as a backdrop to allow the contrast color to shine. Here are few of my favorite suggestions.
Colorcolor magic

Colorway 1
White, Silver, Gray, Graphite, Black, Charcoal and Lipstick

http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/arizona-cal-special-dk-thundercloud

Colorway 2
Cream, Stone, Mocha, Walnut, Dark Brown, Sandstone and Vintage Peach

http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/arizona-cal-special-dk-desertstorm

Colorway 3
Candyfloss, Fondant, Raspberry, Boysenberry, Burgundy , Peony and Cream

http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/arizona-cal-special-dk-redsky

Colorway 4
White, Lemon, Citron, Saffron, Sunshine, Silver and Grey

http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/arizona-cal-special-dk-sunshine

If you would like to put your own colorway together, take a look at some of the other ombre sets I played with, all you will need is to add a shadow color and a contrast color.
https://pippinpoppycock.com/2017/10/02/whats-your-color-story/

Or maybe you fancy something different, whatever your choice head on over to the club and tell us!

You can download and print this Introduction here
Arizona – Intro

Thank you for all your support, I am excited that you are coming on this journey with me. The CAL is free and will remain free. Follow along and show us your progress. Help and chit chat can be found in our club
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pippinpoppycock/

Love Pippin xoxox

Legal Notice: (c) 2018 PippinPoppycock – All Rights Reserved

Dates:
Part One:             March 2
Part Two:             March 9
Part Three:          March 16
Part Four:           March 23
Part Five              March 30
Part Six:                April 6
Part Seven:          April 13
Border:                April 20

Arizona Intro – Czech Translation
Czech Facebook Group

Arizona Intro German Translation

Arizona Promo 3

LoveCrochet

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