We’re back in Israel for week 20 of the Friends Around the World 3 2018 CAL, visiting with our dear friend Sarit Grinberg. Sarit has been an invaluable part of our Hebrew translation team. We are truly thankful for the time she spends translating patterns for us. Her square Friendship is a tribute to all her crochet friends far and wide!
Sarit is a fan favorite at CAL – Crochet A Long. Bilbie and Friends was a tremendously popular CAL, as was the Samba Vest. You can find Sarit on Ravelry and at her website Hatchalot.
I asked Sarit to tell us a little bit about herself and her life in Isreal:
“Nice to meet you, my name is Sarit Grinberg married and a mother of 4 lovely children.
I own a magical crochet & knitting studio, where I design and create, instruct and teach with love, women, young and children and I also manage my “sweets” shop – the yarn shop!
I live in a wonderful place in the center of Israel — Kfar Yona, a small city with a soul of a small community.
One of the things that define Kfar Yona are the people and the community who will always stand with you, help and support with great friendship and mutual respect.
Equally important are my students and the knitters from my community, who join and cooperate with various volunteer projects that I organize: cancer patients, holocaust survivors, preemies and more…
Most of my designs are inspired by my family, friends, love to give and to be a part of the community, so you’ll find patterns that are named after the friends and people around me, which I crochet or dedicated a design for them.
It’s also important to me to teach and expose the crochet community to new techniques such as Bilbie & Friends CAL to elevate the awareness of crochet cables.
Out of my great love for crochet and the community, I founded, together with Iris Fait and Sharon Nevo (my lovable neighbors from Kfar Yona, who were originally my students and today are partners), the Hebrew translation team of CAL – Crochet A Long Facebook group, so a good part of my time is dedicated to translate patterns, especially of CAL projects. That for all the Israeli crocheters can be introduced to and included in this magical and wonderful world…and while busy with this, I found an amazing community of crochets and designers from all over the world who, today, are an integral part of my life.”
Written pattern can be found here: Friendship by Sarit Grinberg/Ravelry
Sarit’s blog/website: Hatchalot
Video can be found here: Friendship Video by Tania Leis/YouTube
Check out our post on yarn requirements here. Here’s what the testers used for this square:
Lynette: Worsted/Aran, 122 grams
Marjolein: Stylecraft Special DK, 34 grams
Silvana: Herrschners Worsted 8, 91.9 grams
Aprille: Stylecraft Aran, 71 grams
Micki: Worsted, 98 grams
Important Additional Pattern Info
Don’t forget you will need to add an extra three rounds to your square to achieve the final 48 st/side count which is necessary for joining. You can find the instructions for all squares here. Translations for these additional rounds can be found here. The extra rounds 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.
We hope you enjoy Sarit’s pattern, friends! Be sure to post your pics on the CAL Facebook group page so we can all admire them! Next we’ll be headed south! My son and future daughter-in-law are considering heading there for their honeymoon and I’m SO jealous! But that’s all the hint you get for now! See you next week!