Yarn Review – Marion by Grace Fearon

Calling all advanced crocheters or those who would like to test themselves to the next level in their crochet education.

Have you ever wanted to challenge yourself, I did after spending some time recouping from surgery I wasn’t in the frame of mind to design and I wanted something special to keep my hooks going and I found the perfect pattern, not only did it keep my interest from waning but also it also kept my brain neurons firing.

Thanks to the wonders of Instagram I came across Grace Fearon and her amazing designs. I was instantly mesmerized by the intricate stitches and delicate patterns.

I spent a couple of days going back and forth on which one to pick but my eyes kept drawing back to Marion.

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There is something very feminine about Marion that evoked my inner goddess.

The pattern calls for #10 thread but I decided to give myself a break and went with Stylecraft Classique 4ply cotton in Ivory as I wanted the pattern to challenge me but not the yarn, I was after that vintage look, like it has been passed down through the ages, another reason I went for a 4ply instead of a thread is that I have a very big dining table that Marion would take pride and place on and I needed it to be bigger so it didn’t get lost on the table. The measurements in thread is 14.5 by 12 inches, mine in  4ply came up at 23 by 21 inches.

I’m so happy with the end result, my mother in law has got her eye on it but this one is for me and me only,  I do plan on hooking Grace’s newest design “Ahmanet” which would make a perfect Christmas gift.

Use coupon code  (pippinpoppycock) to receive 50% off the pattern “Marion”  It will take priority over any other discounts if the code is used. Coupon is vaild from 11/16 to 11/23 (end of day). https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marion-10

About the designer
Grace Fearon is a crochet lace designer. She started crocheting in 2012 and started designing professionally in 2016. She designs mainly crochet lace but sometimes other things when she feels inspired. Her design, “Primrose,” won First Place in the design competition at the Crochet Guild of America conference in 2017 in the category ‘Thread.’

About the Pattern

  • Pattern consists of 36 rounds.
  • Level is “EXPERT.” This pattern is extremely challenging.
  • Stitches/terms: slst, sk, ch, sc, hdc, dc, tc, csdc, bl, blo, fp, bp, flower stitch, small picot, large picot, special cluster, cluster, popcorn, sc2tog, dc2tog, and tc2tog.
  • pattern is available in English, Russian, Dutch, and German. All versions will be added to your library after purchase.
  • Videos are available for an extra $5.99
  • This pattern contains NO picture tutorials.
  • https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marion-10

About the yarn
I used 3 balls of Stylecraft Classique Cotton 4ply, Classique Cotton is 100% cotton yarn which is available in a great choice of zesty, bright shades. Perfect for crochet and knitting alike, this super soft yarn glides off the hook or needles and gives great stitch definition. I used a 3.25mm hook.

Composition: 100% Cotton
Ball Weight: 50g
Yardage/Meterage: 199yds/182m
Needle Size: 3.25mm

So give yourself a challenge and go for it!

Love Emma May xoxox