Scheepjes CAL 2020 d'Histoire Naturelle

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Scheepjes proudly presents the d’Histoire Naturelle Official Scheepjes 2020 CAL & Read-A-Long designed by Scheepjes Blogger Christina Hadderingh from A Spoonful of Yarn blog. The design for this spectacular crocheted blanket is inspired by the many galleries of the breathtakingly beautiful Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Museum of Natural History) in Paris, which is highlighted in the book All The Light We Cannot See by the award-winning author, Anthony Doerr.

The official CAL & Read-A-Long will begin on 23 September 2020 and will be hosted in the Official Dutch and International Scheepjes Facebook groups that currently has over 100.000 members! Over the course of 11 weeks, the FREE PDF crochet pattern will be published in 6 parts, covering 1 to 2 weeks, rather than weekly releases as in previous CALs. The pattern will be available in English (UK & US), Dutch and German and will be published in the Scheepjes Facebook groups and via Additional languages may become available during the CAL. To support the written pattern, Scheepjes Blogger Esther of It’s all in a Nutshell created handy video tutorials in English and Dutch and for left and right handed crafters.

Book Club Sunday

What makes the Scheepjes 2020 CAL truly unique and different from previous years, is that alongside the crochet-along Scheepjes has also organised a read-along, which adds an extra dimension to the crochet experience. To encourage participants to take part in the read-along aspect of the CAL, Scheepjes and Christina will be hosting a weekly Book Club Sunday meet-up in the official Scheepjes Facebook groups. As an added bonus, Scheepjes has organised unique and exclusive interview footage (English language only) with the author, Anthony Doerr! Each week, participants will be given reading material to prepare for Book Club Sundays that corresponds to the part of the pattern they are currently crocheting. If crafters aren’t also avid readers or audiobook listeners, that’s no problem, they are always welcome to join in and just enjoy the CAL itself!

Scheepjes has put together a choice of 8 official kits for the CAL, each including the required yarn to complete the blanket as well as extra goodies! They have created 4 spectacular colourways, each based on colours and elements from a different department of the Natural History Museum: Herbarium, Mineralogy, Conchology and Entomology. These 4 colourways are available in Scheepjes Stone Washed & River Washed (78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic, yarn weight Sport) or Scheepjes Colour Crafter (100% Premium Acrylic, yarn weight DK).

The Scheepjes Colour Crafter kit includes:

  • 17 x 100g balls of Scheepjes Colour Crafter
  • 1 x pack of Toho Glass Beads
  • 1 x beading needle
  • 1 x official CAL souvenir bookmark
  • 1 x letter from the designer
  • 1 x YARN The After Party booklet
  • Stitch markers

The book All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is not included in the kit.

The Scheepjes Stone Washed & River Washed kit includes:

  • 38 x 50g balls of Scheepjes Stone Washed & River Washed
  • 1 x pack of Toho Glass Beads
  • 1 x beading needle
  • 1 x official CAL souvenir bookmark
  • 1 x letter from the designer
  • 1 x YARN The After Party booklet
  • Stitch markers

The most important facts at a glance:

  • CAL Duration: September 23 – December 9, 2020 (11 weeks, 6 pattern parts)
  • Design inspired by the book All The Light We Cannot See by author Anthony Doerr
  • Tips & Tricks CAL preparation PDF released in the Facebook groups on September 16, 2020
  • Each week reading material will be shared for the Read-A-Long in preparation for Book Club Sundays, hosted in the Official Facebook groups. Participation in the Read-A-Long is optional
  • Exclusive Interviews (in English) with Anthony Doerr every week for Book Club Sunday.
  • The crochet pattern will be available for FREE and released in parts via the Official Scheepjes Facebook groups and on
  • The pattern parts will cover a period of 1 or 2 weeks, rather than weekly pattern releases
  • The pattern will be available in Dutch, English (UK & US) and German, with additional languages possibly becoming available during the CAL
  • There will be English and Dutch video tutorials for right and left-handed crafters available from Esther from It's all in a Nutshell blog
  • Yarns used: Scheepjes Stone Washed & River Washed OR Colour Crafter
  • 8 kits available: 4 colourways in 2 Scheepjes yarns varieties
  • Measurements Stone Washed & River Washed blanket: 140-145 x 140-145cm after blocking
  • Measurements Colour Crafter blanket: 145-150 x 145-150cm after blocking

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    Scheepjes d'Histoire Naturelle Mineralogy

    Posted by Pamela A McPherson on 9th Feb 2021

    My order arrived within 3 days from the day I ordered it! Love these Around the World folks and their dedication to expediency in shipping! As for the kit, once again Scheepjes products are beautiful to work with and the instructions/tutorials are great help. It's a joy to create when one has such a great retail team and a terrific yarn manufacturer.