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Difficulty

Even though this is an intermediate pattern, I’ve included plenty of notes alongside video tutorials and photos to enable adventurous beginners to take part in this CAL.

Materials Stone Washed/River Washed Version

  • Scheepjes Stone Washed + River Washed (78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic; 50g/130m/142yds)
  • Hook A: 4mm for main crochet work
  • Hook B: 3.5mm for lace work and border

Herbarium Colourway
C1 – Pink Quartzite 821 x 10 balls
C2– Rose Quartz 820 x 4 balls
C3 – Rhodochrosite 835 x 3 balls
C4 – Morganite 834 x 4 balls
C5 – Axinite 831 x 5 balls
C6 – New Jade 819 x 4 balls
C7 – Canada Jade 806 x 3 balls
C8 – Fosterite 826 x 5 balls

Mineralogy Colourway
C1 – Lilac Quartz 818 x 10 balls
C2 – Tourmaline 836 x 4 balls
C3 – Mekong 943 (RW) x 3 balls
C4 – Steenbras 942 (RW) x 4 balls
C5 – Deep Amethyst 811 x 5 balls
C6 – Lemon Quartz 812 x 4 balls
C7 – Po 955 (RW) x 3 balls
C8 – Green Agate 815 x 5 balls

Conchology Colourway
C1 – Moonstone 801 x 10 balls
C2 – Coral 816 x 4 balls
C3 – Red Jasper 807 x 3 balls
C4 – Mississippi 946 (RW) x 4 balls
C5 – Crystal Quartz 814 x 5 balls
C6 – Eisack 957 (RW) x 4 balls
C7 – Lepidolite 830 x 3 balls
C8 – Yellow Jasper 809 x 5 balls

Entomology Colourway
C1 –Smokey Quartz 802 x 10 balls
C2 – Blue Apatite 805 x 4 balls
C3 – Rhine 952 (RW) x 3 balls
C4 – Amazonite 813 x 4 balls
C5 – Black Onyx 803 x 5 balls
C6 – Obsidian 829 x 4 balls
C7 – Tiber 958 (RW) x 3 balls
C8 – Enstatite 832 x 5 balls

Materials Colour Craffter Version

  • Scheepjes Colour Crafter (100% Premium Acrylic; 100g/300m/328yds)
  • Hook A: 5mm for main crochet work
  • Hook B: 4.5mm for lace work and border

Herbarium Colourway
C1 – Verviers 2017 x 4 balls
C2 – Sittard 1130 x 2 balls
C3 – Mechelen 2013 x 1 ball
C4 – Lelystad 1026 x 2 balls
C5 – Zandvoort 1218 x 2 balls
C6 – Leiden 1020 x 2 balls
C7 – Almelo 1316 x 2 balls
C8 – Enschede 1824 2 balls

Mineralogy Colourway
C1 – Helmond 1724 x 4 balls
C2 – Den Bosch 1241 x 2 balls
C3 – Tiel 1023 x 1 ball
C4 – Kortrijk 2009 x 2 balls
C5 – Amstelveen 1277 x 2 balls
C6 – Nijmegen 1712 x 2 balls
C7 – Charleroi 2016 x 2 balls
C8 – Dordrecht 1062 x 2 balls

Conchology Colourway
C1 – Zandvoort 1218 x 4 balls
C2 – Lelystad 1026 x 2 balls
C3 – Tilburg 1083 x 1 ball
C4 – Leek 1132 x 2 balls
C5 – Goes 1820 x 2 balls
C6 – Hoorn 1067 x 2balls
C7 – Spa 2007 x 2 balls
C8 – Coevorden 1823 x 2 balls

Entomology Colourway
C1 – Sint Niklaas 2019 x 4 balls
C2 – Alkmaar 1708 x 2 balls
C3 – Alphen 1722 x 1 ball
C4 – Goes 1820 x 2 balls
C5 – Pollare 2018 x 2 balls
C6 – Haarlem 1054 x 2 balls
C7 – Enschede 1824 x 2 balls
C8 – Coevorden 1823 x 2 balls

Measurements

Unblocked
Stone Washed/River Washed version: 138 x 138cm (55.2 x 55.2in)
Colour Crafter version: 140 x 140cm (56 x 56in)

Blocked
Stone Washed/River Washed version: 140-145 x 140-145cm (56-58 x 56-58in)
Colour Crafter version: 145-150 x 145-150cm (58-60 x 58-60in)

The blocked measurements are just an indication. The most important thing is to make sure the lace is flat and your blanket is smooth.

Videoturorial

Esther from It’s all in a Nutshell has created video tutorials for CAL 2020 d'Histoire Naturelle. You can find the videos on her YouTube channel.

Other information

Information about gauge, abbreviations and techniques per language can be found in the PDP files CAL2020 Tips & Tricks.

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