So here is the thing… I did not keep the blog super updated all the time. In fact I think blogging is kind of annoying and I know that most of you people are not here to read about my personal stories. You are here to get a free pattern, right?
So I will just give you the hard facts:
I crocheted this diamond a year ago. It is highly inspired by a knitter who is called “SOCKMATICIAN“.Who is a fantastic designer. He did approve that I am allowed to write this crochet pattern. Thank you a thousand times for that. Visit his homepage and follow him on every social media out there. It is sooo worth it.
I thought it was about time to use the diamond in a blanket pattern and I wanted to make this blanket really big. So I used a 5.00mm hook. And I wanted to try to mix different yarn. I decided to go with Scheepjes Stone Washed XL and my beloved Scheepjes Cahlista.
The colours I wanted to use this time are:
Cahlista: Old Lace / 130, Stone Washed Xl: Lemon Quartz /852
As a father of to girls (2 and 5 years old) you better train your children well in social skills to avoid fights or you may be forced to crochet everything twice. Otherwise they will fight about every item… (“It´s mine… no it´s mine… I had that first… No, i had it” Parents know what I am talking about.)
It doesn´t mean that I gave up, but right now it feels much easier to crochet a second full size blanket than to repeat (on and on again) for my girls how important it is to share.
So I made a second blanket in Scheepjes Cahlista only:
Cahlista Rust/ 383 and Cahlista Baby Blue 509
In the Cahlista version you will need 24 balls of yarn A and 22 balls of yarn B. I did add an extra round of scs in yarn A at the border.
But enough talk… Here is the pattern and the charts you may need:
A very, very, very special thanks to the wonderful people who tested the pattern:
The version of Yralmy known as mindfully_crafty on Instagram in Cahlista 403 and 261.
The verison of Anette, know as nettis01 on Instagram in Cahlista 248 and 391.
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More to come soon from up north…