FATW5 – Week 4 – Desert Flower

Week 4 of the Friends Around the World 5th Anniversary CAL brings us to Portugal on our global designer list. Ana Morais Soares of One Skein of Love has designed 2 squares for this CAL. This week we have Desert Flower.

Ana is an up and coming designer who has just recently published a fabulous book (we did a blog and review which can be found HERE) called Cosy Crochet Blankets to Snuggle Under.

Here is a little about Ana by Ana:


I am Ana, a portuguese crochet designer and crafts maker.

Crafts are my life and wherever there is yarn, fabrics, hooks and needles I am in paradise.

I have a big crush for crochet blankets and it is hard for me to end one before starting another. So many gorgeous designs around the world and so many ideas to design… if only I had more time!!!

Due to this passion I created the #mycrushonblankies hastag in Instagram. You are so welcome to follow it and add pics of your crochet blankets there. If you are a crochet blanket lover, like me, you will love this spot on Instagram 😉

Desert Flower is filled with texture and stitch sequences that are not only fun to work but create stunning designs within the square.

And now the fun part!!!!

Pattern Link:

Video Link:

And the 3 extra rounds will be posted on Monday!

For more designs and to follow what’s coming….. you can find Ana at the following social media and websites:




oneskeinoflove blog

One Skein of Love website




And anywhere crochet books are sold….

Here are a few of our testers squares:

Until next week with the next Ana square……

Happy Crocheting,


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