Rosina Plane Launches New Crochet Pattern in Aid of Big C

Local Crochet Designer, Rosina Plane is launching a new Christmas ‘Crochet Along’ pattern raising funds for Big C, in memory of her cousin Sonia, who sadly died last year.

Rosina said “I have never known anybody more kind and generous than my cousin Sonia was. She absolutely loved Christmas but was tragically taken from us by cancer just a few days before Christmas 2022. I hadn’t originally intended to do a Christmas CAL (Crochet Along) in 2023, but I would really like to try to raise some money for a local cancer charity in Sonia’s memory.”

The pattern, ‘Sonia’s Holiday’ is being sponsored by Stylecraft Yarns, and for every purchase of the pattern on Ravelry, a community site for knitters and crocheters, £2 will be donated to Big C.

Kat Jarvis, Fundraising Officer at Big C said “We’re absolutely thrilled that the talented Rosina Plane has offered to help raise funds through the sale of her beautiful pattern. Any money raised will go towards helping local people affected by cancer in Norfolk and surrounding counties, whether that’s through 1:1 support, counselling, our health and wellbeing programmes, or simply a listening ear.”

Rosina is well-known for her graphic patterns which work particularly well in the mosaic technique, and she is the founding member of the popular Facebook group, Mosaic Crochet World.

‘Sonia’s Holiday’ is a 6-part CAL (Crochet Along), worked using the overlay mosaic crochet technique. If you haven’t tried mosaic crochet before, it’s much easier to do than it looks, as basic stitches are used, and there are no mid-row colour changes.

The pattern was launched on 12th October. Part 1 will be available on 27th October and each subsequent week, Rosina will add the pattern for a different part of the design to Ravelry, starting with Christmas crackers, then trees, candles, bells, wreaths and angels, and ending with a beautiful fairy lights envelope border.

Each part includes clearly marked charts and full written instructions. Videos on Rosina’s You Tube channel will explain the pattern each week in more detail as well as the basics of mosaic crochet for anyone new to the technique.

To be in with a chance of winning one of four yarn packs to make ‘Sonia’s Holiday’ CAL, visit Big C’s Just Giving page below.


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