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Doppio Colosseum crochet pattern - digital or hard copy



Inspired by the structure and vaulted arches of The Colosseum in Rome, this pattern originally came to life as a one skein top-down shawl.

I was asked whether I could design a second version as a two skein bottom-up pattern - and so here it is - Doppio Colosseum.

The pattern structure is simple but effective and easy to memorise. The beauty of it is that you can use as much yarn as you want and so leftover yarn is minimal.

The shawl is based on five blocks of linen stitch and four open rows to represent the vaulted arches of the Colosseum.

Pattern Tutorial: 
To accompany this pattern I have created a pattern tutorial. This is available through a private YouTube link that can only be accessed by people that have bought or been given the pattern for Doppio Colosseum.

The tutorial takes you through the notions needed, shawl construction, key stitches used in the pattern, blocking hints and getting in touch.

If you make this shawl please do upload your WIP and FO on Ravelry. It would be great to see it on Instagram too - #DoppioColosseum

Hook: 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) 
Guage: 29sts and 28 rows over 10cm unblocked linen stitch 
28sts and 32 rows over 10cm blocked linen stitch 
Time: About 28 hours 
Meterage: 710m 
Blocked dimensions: 30cm deep, 190cm top edge of the shawl.

Yarn: This pattern works well with most yarns. The yarn used within the pattern is John Arbon Textiles Devonia (50% Exmoor Blueface, 30% Devon Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Wensleydale) in shade Pollen Gold. This is a beautiful wool mixture - all grown and spun in Devon, England. It comes in at 388m/ 100g and to complete the full pattern with no extra rows I used 183g/ 710m in total.

Yarn substitutes: Something with the same or very similar meterage.  It can be a different blend but be aware that meterage requirements will change if you substitute yarns.  Devonia has a medium twist, with very little elasticity.  It has really good drape and structure when worked up. 

Blocking: This is a project that definitely benefits from blocking as it means you can accentuate the sweep in the shawl to curve it around your neck.


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Pattern Pricing

I now operate a ‘pay what you can’ scale for my electronic/downloadable single patterns.  I usually charge £5 for these patterns and to encourage access for all crafters, these are now available on a scale of £3 - £7 and you chose what you can afford within that scale. 

Please note that this doesn’t apply to my hard copy patterns, which remain priced at £5 and come with an automatic digital download.


Pattern format

Doppio Colosseum (crocheted) is a four-page document.  If you are purchasing a printed copy, it is A4 sized with large, clear text.

Weights given are approximated to provide the best estimate for postage and packaging costs only.


Product materials, sourcing and PoM Rating

This product was originated by me at Fay Dashper-Hughes Designs.  I work with a local printer and they help me to source recycled paper for my patterns.  This pattern is printed on paper that is manufactured using wind power,100% recycled post-consumer fibre and carbon neutral.

Postage and Packaging

You can read all about P&P here.

The P&P costs applied are very transparent.  No additional costs are added on, you simply pay for the cost of packaging and the cost of postage.  I don't offer free P&P because what that usually means is that the cost of P&P has been added to the cost of goods.  I think it is better to assume that my customers aren't daft and would rather have transparent P&P costs than the pretence of 'Free P&P' with inflated prices on the items that they are buying.  


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