Wheat Bouquet by Kate Veselunka

This week we are traveling to Kyiv, Ukraine to visit with Kate Veselunka, designer of the square for week 12 of the Friends Around the World CAL.  Kate tells us that she was inspired by the flag of her country.  Traditionally, in the Ukraine flag, the yellow color symbolizes wheat fields and the blue, a clear sky…a beautiful sight!

When we asked Kate to take part in our CAL, she had just received a new batch of beautiful linen.  She thought it would be perfect to crochet a personal “wheat field”. Before long she created her “Wheat Bouquet” design.

Wheat Bouquet is available to you as a written pattern here:  Ravelry/It Was Yarn

AND as a video tutorial here: Wheat Bouquet Video by Tania Leis

Do check out Kate’s Ravelry page as well as her Etsy ShopItWasYarn where you’ll find patterns for the most beautiful hats as well as many of her other designs.

Kate also shared some photos of her beautiful homeland…here’s a little glimpse of Kyiv!

Simply beautiful!  The photos were taken by Kate’s friend Elena Ivashuk.

Extra Stuff

Yarn Requirements

Check out our post on yarn requirements here.  Here’s what the testers used for this square:

Lynette:  Worsted/Aran, 105 grams

Marjolein:  Stylecraft Special DK, 35 grams

Silvana:  Herrschners Worsted 8, 75.3 grams

Aprille:  Stylecraft Aran, 71 grams

Claire:  Stylecraft Aran & Boyes Aran, 79 grams

Micki: Worsted, 90 grams

Additional Pattern Info

Pattern Location:  Ravelry-Kate Veselunka/ItWasYarn

Video:  Wheat Bouquet Video by Tania Leis

Don’t forget the extra three rounds you’ll need to do around each square to prepare for joining and finishing your blanket. Here is the link for directions on adding the extra finishing rounds.

Link to: Base Rounds For Joining Claire Sutcliffe FATW3

Translations for base rounds can be found here.

This will be necessary to get your squares to the proper ending stitch count.  It will vary slightly from week to week because the squares vary in ending stitch counts so be sure to follow the directions for each square. You may choose to add these extra rounds now or later.

Until next week!








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