We’re back in New Zealand for week 22! This week’s Friends Around the World square is “Ceiling Rose by Fiona Audain. When Fiona was a child, she lived with her Great Aunt and Uncle where the ‘public’ rooms had the most wonderful “Ceiling Roses”. Fiona would gaze up at the ceiling and and fantasize about having the beautiful roses in her own home someday. While that has never come to pass for her, Fiona found inspiration in the ceiling roses to create a crocheted one for our CAL, a beautiful square that represents a very happy time of her life!
Fiona was born in Tokoroa, North Island New Zealand. Her family moved around the North Island following her fathers work. She eventually met her husband and they too have wandered around New Zealand for work. They recently settled in Eltham, Taranaki, North Island New Zealand. Fiona enjoy’s crocheting and her wonderful husband, Barry, has been helping her with plans for a craft room.
Fiona was thrilled when she was invited to submit a square for the FATW3 CAL. Up until now, she has created things for friends and family only. Here are a few of her creations…
You can find the written pattern here: Ceiling Rose by Fiona Audain
You can find the video here: Ceiling Rose YouTube Video by Tania Leis
Check out our post on yarn requirements here. Here’s what the testers used for this square:
Lynette: Worsted/Aran, 121 grams
Marjolein: Stylecraft Special DK, 39 grams
Silvana: Herrschners Worsted 8, 87 grams
Aprille: Stylecraft Aran, 85 grams
Claire: Stylecraft Aran & Boyes Aran, 86 grams
Micki: Worsted, 98 grams
Additional Pattern Info
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.
Enjoy this weeks square and be sure to look up…you never know where your creative inspiration will come from! And don’t forget to share your pics on the CAL Facebook group page. Next week we’re headed back across the Atlantic…but you’ll have to wait and see exactly where!!! See you next week!