The “Navigator” Baby Blanket

So I finally finished the blanket and the name is decided. “Navigator” it shall be. There are a few reasons for that. First of all, it is one of my all time favorite songs. And I always try to name my crochet work after songs I have a connection to. Second: a few people did see a flying formation in the pattern.

And third: I work in my daily job as a social worker at a place called “Navigator” that is helping people to navigate through society and life and find a constructive, healthy way towards employment or education. It is also a way to say thank you to my colleagues and partners that it is highly accepted that I crochet at meetings and conferences to find calmness to be able to focus on my daily work. When at meetings, crochet has become a way to cure my restlessness when “forced” to sit still. My colleagues and head of office accept that and are well aware that I am focused on the meeting even if my hands are creating. And I am very, very thankful for that.

As I said in a previous post, the one-row mosaic crochet technique is used in this blanket. This means a lot of fringe and loose ends at both sides of the blanket. But we are going to tackle that with the double border again. I used the same colors in the border as I used for the blanket but it is totally possible to use other colors. That is why I listed the materials in the forthcoming pattern separately. I used 8 balls of SCHEEPJES Cahlista Ultramarine and 7 balls of SCHEEPJES Cahlista Mercury.

For the border I used 2 more balls of SCHEEPJES Cahlista Ultramarine and 1 more ball of SCHEEPJES Cahlista Mercury.

The pattern is in testing and will be online here on the blog and as a PDF in UK, US and German terms very, very soon. I promise.

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Stay tuned. More to come soon from up north…


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  1. This is beautiful! And you are truly blessed to have an understanding workplace! Crocheting is very calming for me also. Just getting started on an up earlier hat🤗

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  2. Martin, you never fail to impress. This pattern is magnificent and the colors are awesome. Once again you’ve created another beautiful pattern. I’m so happy that you’re allowed to crochet at work. Your coworkers must find your creations fascinating and mesmerizing to watch you create. I love this blanket. I love all of your creations. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing this newly created work of art. I’m one of your biggest fans. You’re so awesome and inspiring. I always look forward to your new designs.


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