New CAL Launches – Romantic Rendezvous

To register to receive updates on this CAL, please send me an email.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. Without your support, none of this would be possible.

Many, many hours of work go into getting to the point of launching a new pattern. This is especially true if the pattern is launched as a CAL. It is a team effort.

Designing is an expensive pass time. Your support enables me to purchase the yarn required to make the multiple samples for the pattern. It also helps towards the cost of camera and computer equipment. Software is another big expense, as is purchasing the music clips for the video tutorials and keeping the web site up to date. 

So, a BIG thank you to YOU if you are a subscriber or have purchased any of my patterns in the past. Your support keeps me occupied and happy. It makes my retirement enjoyable (I’m a workaholic)!

Enjoy Romantic Rendezvous! Please scroll down to see more information about this CAL.



Release Dates

  • The CAL will be released in 6 parts as follows:
    • Introduction – Updated 5 March 2020
    • Part 1 – 20 March 2020
    • Part 2 – 27 March 2020
    • Part 3 – 3 April 2020
    • Part 4 – 10 April 2020
    • Part 5 – 17 April 2020
    • Part 6 – 24 April 2020


Tap or click here to download the CAL Introduction document. This document should answer all your questions with regards to the CAL. If you have any further questions, please email me.

Yarn Kits

100% Cotton Yarn Kits are available from ColourSpun. Tap or click here to view options and purchase a kit. 

If you purchase a yarn kit, please ensure that you are working to the correct gauge to avoid running out of yarn, especially if you tend to crochet loosely.

Inspiration for Romantic Rendezvous

This design celebrates romantic love.

My wish for you is that you have been blessed to have known a special love, or maybe this is still in your future? The initial overwhelming attraction. The excitement and anticipation of things to come. Remember, or imagine, that incredible feeling of romantic love;

  • The breath-taking thrill of meeting that special person. The realisation that this meeting is no coincidence but a serendipitous moment in time. A moment that establishes a deep connection that merges two into one;
  • The love of your life sends you a beautiful bunch of flowers. An unexpected treat with a beautifully crafted message of love attached;
  • Starlight walks on a deserted beach with just the moon and stars to accompany you. Warm waves lapping at your bare feet. Your hands joined in perfect harmony. All is good with the world;
  • The moment you see your love across a crowded room and your heart skips a beat. You walk towards each other and you are enfolded in a warm and loving embrace. You feel safe and cherished;
  • The celebration of your commitment to each other. The popping of champagne and the clinking of crystal glasses raised in a toast. The tingling of the bubbles as you take a sip. Eyes meeting, gazes filled with the promise of great things to come.

I have incorporated some of these feelings and elements of romantic love into Romantic Rendezvous.

Romantic Rendezvous is a companion pattern to my Dearly Beloved. Dearly Beloved comprised of squares joined together. Romantic Rendezvous is worked in one piece. If you are familiar with Dearly Beloved, you will recognise some of the pattern elements.

How can you participate in this CAL?

  • Subscribers – CAL Participation
    • This CAL (to be released in 6 Parts) is available to all subscription members of The Neave Collection. Login and click or tap here to access the pattern page on the website.
    • The complete file (the introduction and all 6 parts combined into a single PDF file) will also be available to subscribers at the end of the CAL.
    • Subscription Options
    • Non-subscribers – CAL Participation
      • If you do not wish to take out a subscription, you may purchase the CAL as an individual item for US$4.99. Click or tap here to visit The Neave Collection online store. This option will give you full access to the Romantic Rendezvous CAL parts as well as access to the complete file (all 6 parts combined into a single PDF file) at the end of the CAL.
      • The CAL is also available through Ravelry. Click or tap here.
    • Complete Pattern
      • At the end of the CAL, approximately 2 weeks after the final part has been published, the complete pattern (the Introduction and all 6 parts combined into a single PDF file) will be available to purchase from The Neave Collection online store and through Ravelry.
    • This CAL will be administered from a Facebook Group called The Neave Collection as well as from my blog.

Video Tutorials

The written pattern is supported by video tutorials. These are available in both right- and left-handed versions. Links to the videos are provided in the written pattern and on the applicable page on the website.


A huge thank you goes to the following lovely and talented ladies who tested the pattern for me:

  • Ingrid Rosendahl (South Africa)
  • Jenny Gamble (South Africa)
  • Kim Lategan (South Africa)
  • Paulina Smith Maraboli (Chile)
  • Sue Carrington (United Kingdom)

They did this so willingly and with so much enthusiasm. I am truly grateful to them for their ongoing support.

Thanks go to Jarryd Long for all his hard work in keeping the blog and website in great shape.

Dana Biddle of ColourSpun has been a wonderful collaborator on most of my patterns. Thanks Dana for your ongoing support. I love your beautiful hand-dyed yarns. A really special treat to be able to work with these yarns.

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