On this 13th week of FATW5 we are back to the United Kingdom with Rosina Plane’s design: “I ❤️ FATW5″.
And now the lady behind the designs…. Rosina Plane is a “pen name” close to the designer’s heart, used to publish patterns. Samantha, the lovely lady whom actually writes these amazing patterns for our extreme delight, designs under the name of her beloved grandmother – Rosina Plane. Rosina taught Samantha to crochet over her summer holidays in the early 1980’s, sitting under a little shelter next to the garden pond while her grandfather would tend his garden. Not only did she learn to knit and crochet, but she learned many other crafty things sitting in that magical spot with her grandmother.
Samantha’s first real project was at the tender age of 12, a granny square blanket that fit a double bed which she promptly gifted to her beloved grandparents for Christmas (and of course they LOVED it – mistakes and all). In the “About” tab of the “Rosina crochets” website, Samantha goes on to say:
I have designed and made many things in the intervening years – including knitted blankets and garments, needlepoint cushions and cross-stitch patterns, but my favourite items are still the crochet blankets. I love playing with the huge range of textures and colours, and the comforting cosiness of snuggling up under the finished item.
So I thought it was about time I started writing down my designs to share with others, and what better name to chose to publish them under than Rosina Plane – in honour of the amazing, creative woman without whom I may never have discovered my enduring love for hook and yarn!
In the last 12 months Samantha has had numerous designs published in magazines. Her amazing designs are popping up at your local newsstand almost EVERY month!!! And of course you can purchase many of her designs on Ravelry. CAL – Crochet A Long had the privilege of co-hosting Samantha’s first CAL, Narcissus, starting in December 2019, and watched our Facebook newsfeed fill with amazing photos as members progressed through this stunning springtime themed blanket.
Samantha has undertaken a new project: Mosaic Crochet World
- This new Facebook Group is a collaboration of FIVE amazing designers: Samantha/Rosina Plane (Rosina Crochets), Daiga Talentiene (BebaBlanket), Moira Douglas (Daisyknots), Luz Higdon (Crochet Societe) and Ana Morais Soares (OneSkeinofLove)
- These designers are creating something a little different then the “normal” crochet group…. so stay tuned for more info when available
For those of you who have never tried the mosaic crochet style patterns, there is a lovely tutorial for a simple coaster by Samantha that you can find HERE if you would like to give it a try before picking your hook up to work the “I ❤️ FATW5″ square.
And now on to the important things….
You can find Rosina Plane and Rosina Crochets at the following social media links:
- And then there is the new “Mosaic Crochet World” Facebook group which you may find HERE
And of course you won’t want to miss out on Rosina Plane’s newest design…. Bubbles Blanket!!!!
Until next time…..