Persian Tiles Eastern Jewels Crochet Kit and Pattern in Stylecraft Yarn
The original design by Jane Crowfoot is called Persian Tiles and has been extremely popular worldwide. Jane is a very generous designer so when Lucia Dunn approached her and Stylecraft with an alternative colour palette everyone was intrigued to see how it would look.
Lucia is known for the joyful use of colour on her blog, Lucia’s Fig Tree, and her interpretation of this iconic design is quite simply vibrant. Taking the inspiration for her palette from summer in her home country of Italy, and sea villages on the Italian shores, Lucia has used different colours in the Stylecraft Special DK range in each motif, much like the multi-coloured houses in these villages, to give a more bohemian feel.
Stylecraft have produced a beautiful 12 page booklet listing the colour charts for each of the pieces that make up this stunning design. You will need a copy of the Persian Tiles pattern to go with the booklet in order to make up the pattern.
There are two options for this pack, the first is all of the yarn you need to create Lucia's version of the blanket along with the printed colour chart booklet and a copy of the original Persian Tiles blanket pattern which will give you everything you need to complete the project. The second option includes the yarn and colour chart booklet but not the printed Persian Tiles blanket pattern, this kit is perfect if you already own the pattern but want to recreate the blanket in this new colourway.
The pack contains 14 x 100g balls of Stylecraft yarn including 13 x balls of Stylecraft Special DK in the following shades
- Buttermilk x 3
- Storm Blue x 1
- Pistachio x 1
- Tomato x 1
- Spice x 1
- Violet x 1
- Duck Egg x 1
- Mustard x 1
- Sage x 1
- Fondant x 1
- Vintage Peach x 1
- And one ball of Stylecraft Life DK in Fuchsia
Eastern Jewels Pack with Yarn and Colour Chart and Printed Pattern (yarn and colour chart option does not include pattern)
This product arrived promptly and was adequately packaged. I have never crocheted (other than basic granny squares) so this was a bit of an impulse buy. Having said that, the instructions given are clear and I have managed to follow them with a reasonable amount of success.
Order received quickly and had no dispute with packaging like some other customers. However, the colours bear little resemblance to the picture in the instructions. The fondant pink in particular is much brighter, and I can’t believe the blanket in the photo was knitted with this yarn or these colours. I have bought kits before and this is the first time I’ve been disappointed
Love this colourway for the Perian Tiles pattern. Really enjoying making the blanket in these lovely bright colours.
I bought the items as a Christmas Present for 2 friends. They are highly delighted.
I am on my 4th Persian tiles, eastern jewels blanket! It has been a most welcome gift to many friends who love the beautiful colours and pattern. Deramores were fantastic in delivering the kits within a week of ordering. They are also the cheapest company for this kit if you already have the pattern. Well done Deramores!