Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: reveal!

I know that since last week you have been waiting for a full reveal of my new Spirits of Life CAL. Thank you very much for a very warm and lovely feedback. And thank you for being patient. I’ve got lots of questions, and I will try to answer at least some of them in this post.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

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Spirits of Life CAL was inspired by Native American textile and fiber art. Recently I have been looking a lot into this theme. My aim was not to copy exact patterns and to reproduce them. Instead I was trying to translate the same feeling through my wrap. Each element and pattern doesn’t have any meaning. It’s just my own perception and imagination. :)
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Photo credit for all pictures in this post: Oleg Ignatovich

As you may probably know this CAL will be about the wrap. In fact it is a large (approx. 63cm x 180cm) rectangle shawl which can be worn both as a wrap and as a scarf, for example. In the pictures below you can see that the length is enough to wrap it around the shoulders.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Spirits of Life wrap comes in three colour ways: Spirit of the Lake, Spirit of the Volcano and Spirit of the Orchid. Each sample is made with mixture of two Scheepjes yarns: Spirit and Catona (reviewed HERE and HERE), to imitate mute and semi-colored effects of traditional textile pieces. I have worked with both yarns before and truly love their look and the feel. The mixture of soft and slightly fluffy Spirit and stiffness and rich colors of Catona gave the wrap a very nice warmth and excellent drape!
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Official kits produced and nicely packed by Scheepjes in all three colorways are already available for pre-order via some local stockiest (also at Knotty House* (Canada) and will be available for purchase at large retailers, such as Wool Warehouse HERE* and Deramores* (both in UK with international shipping), Loveknitting* (US) on September 27th, 2017.

And while waiting for the start date, you can add this CAL to your queue on Ravelry HERE.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - kit

Just to remind you, the CAL will begin on October 18th, 2017 and will run for 9 weeks. Last part will be released on December 13th, just in time to finish your wrap for Christmas – for yourself or for friends and family members.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

The patterns/tutorials will be released here on my blog weekly. They will be FREE and translated at least to 10 languages: English UK and US, Dutch, Spanish, German, French, Hebrew, Swedish, Afrikaans, Polish and Finnish. Tutorials will include written instructions, charts and progress pictures and will be accompanied by partial video’s to guide you through every step. The CAL will be hosted in Official CCC Social group on Facebook (by Susan Cutrer) where you will find the answers to all questions and get full support from admins and other members.






You were asking which crochet level this CAL is aimed to. This is a very difficult question. Spirits of Life is definitely not a total beginner’s project. But no intricate stitches were used to crochet this wrap. All stitches are very basic and only their placement can be tricky sometimes. If you are an “adventurous beginner” and like to learn new things, you can try this CAL out.
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Three different techniques were mixed together: Overlay Crochet, Mosaic Crochet and C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet. In coming weeks I will keep you posted with details about the techniques and will give you links to tutorials, so that you can practice and see if this CAL is right for you.

I hope I could answer your possible questions. More information and details will come in next weeks. And here is the picture of me wearing Spirit of the Orchid. I am sending many thanks to my friends @Oleg Ignatovich (photographer) and @Natasha Zus (model) for such atmospheric pictures. Be sure to check their Instagram to see lots of other wonderful pictures!
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New CAL is coming soon…

Today is the day! Can you keep the secrets? For me it’s an unbelievably difficult task. But I have been keeping a secret for almost 8 months working very hard behind the scenes. And today I can finally tell you: new CAL is coming soon!!! I have been working on this new design since early January. Lots of frogging and remaking was involved, but I am very happy with the final results. A full reveal will be waiting for you in a week here on my blog (so stay tuned not to miss it). And today I will show you a few sneak peeks.
Spirits of Life CAL by www.lillabjorncrochet.com. Free crochet wrap pattern

What will it be? It will be a wrap! A large, very soft and draping, cozy wrap made with two very different Scheepjes yarns: Spirit and Catona (reviewed HERE and HERE). Though I can’t take the full credit for this idea to mix two different yarns. When we were chatting with Esther of It’s All In A Nutshell a while ago I told her about my creative idea, and I also expressed my doubts about which yarn to choose.
Spirits of Life CAL by www.lillabjorncrochet.com. Free crochet wrap pattern






We have discussed it and came to a conclusion that since it’s a large wearable project, a light weight yarn with good yardage should work best for it. And Esther said: “Maybe you should look into Spirit?” And then: “Oh, and you can actually combine it with Catona. That will give a nice mixture of textures”. And I made my choice at once.
Spirits of Life CAL by www.lillabjorncrochet.com. Free crochet wrap pattern

I can’t tell you much about this project right now. Let’s save some excitement for later. But what I would like you to know is that coming CAL will be a true crochet adventure. I mixed several crochet techniques together, but still tried to keep the patterns easy enough, so that Advanced beginners can try them out.
Spirits of Life CAL by www.lillabjorncrochet.com. Free crochet wrap pattern

The CAL will begin on October 18th , 2017 and will run for 9 weeks. It will be FREE and each part will be released on my blog weekly. The CAL will be translated into several languages. And there will be ready kits available for purchase - produced and nicely packed by Scheepjes. The kits will be sold by local Scheepjes store as well as large retailers including Wool Warehouse (HERE)* (located in UK with international shipping). The kits will be available for sale on September 27. But you can sign up at Wool Warehouse web-site now and they will notify you by e-mail when kits are live.
Spirits of Life CAL by www.lillabjorncrochet.com. Free crochet wrap pattern

Excited?! I am excited SO MUCH!

But need to leave you now :) See you next week!

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Nya Mosaic Blanket: reveal

Last week I told you a story about our family trip to Germany, to Legoland. It was our first long trip by car and I didn’t want to be too bored, so I chose to crochet instead. Luckily lots of skeins in different colors were with me, and new blanket design was born. I know I promised you the pattern soon, but we’ve just arrived to Belarus to see my parents, and life became a bit chaotic. I will share free pattern with you very soon. But so far I thought you would like to have a look at a completed blanket.
Nya Mosaic Blanket - free crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

I truly enjoyed working on this blanket and playing with colors. I have discovered a new (to me) crochet technique recently. It allows to work from charts, as in corner-to-corner for example. So in fact it opens endless designing possibilities, as you can create your own chart, and your own unique blanket.






Nya Mosaic Blanket - free crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

I don’t know a name for this technique. You were trying to guess what it is, and it does look like interlocking crochet, indeed. But I think it’s not. I believe the idea of interlocking crochet is to create reversible fabric with same pattern on both sides but in different order of colors. And this blanket has right and wrong side, so I think it’s not interlocking. It reminds me of an overlay crochet with just a small difference. Chain stitches are involved here, and fabric is not stiff at all. And you can crochet from chart. Well, you will see everything yourself when the pattern is finally released (and I hope it won’t take long).
Nya Mosaic Blanket - free crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

I didn’t have much time to finish the sample, so I went for a baby size, and my blanket is approx. 84 cm x 104 cm (33” x 41”). The blanket consists of several geometrical stripes and dividers, and can be made in any size (width or length).
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I used Colour Crafter yarn by Scheepjes* (DK weight) in 7 colors, but you can of course choose more or less shades. I would recommend taking soft yarn in solid shades for this blanket.

The pattern is on its way! See you very soon :)

UPDATE: the pattern is published and available HERE.

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Nya Mosaic Blanket: FREE crochet pattern

Nya Mosaic Blanket is made in a special crochet technique with only basic stitches involved. It can be crocheted either by following chart or written instructions. With a little bit of attention and concentration you will create a bright and unique gift for yourself or your friends. The blanket is adjustable and can be made in any size. To see more pictures of the finished project, please, click HERE.
Nya Mosaic Blanket - FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

 *Purchase an ad-free and ready-to-print PDF of this pattern (including all Important Notes, material list, stitch guide, complete instructions and photo tutorials) HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy. Deze pdf maker is beschikbaar in NL versie.*

 The pattern was translated to Dutch by Her Struijk.


 You will need:


  • DK yarn in 7 or more/less colors. I used yarn “Colour Crafter” by Scheepjes (100g/3.53oz., 300m/328yds.)  
Colour Crafter yarn is available at Wool Warehouse* (UK with international shipping), Knotty House* (Canada), Loveknitting* (US) and in your local Scheepjes shops. And if you are in Canada, you can purchase a ready yarn pack from Knotty House* HERE.

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    Je hebt nodig:

    DK garen in 7 of meer/minder kleuren. Ik heb “Colour Crafter” van Scheepjes (100g/300m.) gebruikt Haaknaald 4, Schaar, afhechtnaald

    Finished size


    The size of the finished blanket depends on the yarn and hook you use. My blanket is approx.
    84 cm x 104 cm (33” x 41”). The blanket can be made in any size.

    Grootte:

    De maat van de deken hangt af van het gebruikte garen en haaknaald. De mijne is ongeveer 84 cm x 104 cm . De deken kan in elke gewenstemaat gemaakt worden.


    Gauge: 


    19 sc and 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”).

    Stekenverhouding: 19 v en 24 toeren = 10 x 10 cm

    Abbreviations and Stitch Guide

    US standard abbreviations are used in this pattern. But if you are used to other terms, please check this Crochet Translation Project which might be helpful in translation to your native language.

    st(s) stitch(es)
    sp(s) space(s)
    ch chain
    yo yarn over
    sc single crochet (insert hook in indicated stitch, yo,
    draw up a loop, yo and pull through both loops on hook)
    dc double crochet (yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops* twice)
    RS right side
    WS wrong side
    *…* *crochet following directions* as many times as
    indicated
    SPsc (single crochet spike stitch) The spike stitch is almost the same as single crochet, but placed one round below the working round and drawn up to the height of a working round. Insert a hook in indicated st, draw up a loop to the height of the stitches at a working rnd, yo, pull through both lps on hook. Skip the sc of current rnd which is located behind a SPsc just made. Check complete tutorial HERE.
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    Afkortingen en steekuitleg:

    st(s) stitch(es) = steek/steken
    sp(s) space(s) = ruimte(s)
    ch chain = losse
    yo yarn over = draad omslaan
    sc single crochet = v vaste
    dc double crochet = st stokje
    RS right side = GK (voorkant)
    WS wrong side = VK (achterkant)
    *…* herhaal wat tussen *…* staat zo vaak als aangegeven
    SPsc (single crochet spike stitch) Pieksteek, deze is vrijwel gelijk aan een vaste, maar je steekt de naald 1 toer lager in en haalt de draad op tot de hoogte van de toer waar je mee bezig bent. Sla de vaste in de toer waaraan je werkt achter je spike steek over. Kijk voor een tutorial HERE.


    Pattern Notes


    • Nya Mosaic Blanket is a repeating pattern of geometric stripes (chart) and dividers. Each geometric stripe is made with yarn in two shades.

    • You can either follow the chart or written instructions.

    • Ch1/ch2 in the beginning of each row doesn’t count as a st. So first sc/dc of each row is made in first stitch of previous row.

    • All dc’s are made in sts of same color from 2 rows below – always in front of work.

    • Change color on the last yarn over when there are still 2 loops on hook. Yarn is changed after every 2 rows.

    Opmerkingen bij het patroon: 

    Nya Mosaic Blanket is een herhalend patroon van geometrische banen (vlg. schema) en tussen strepen. Elke geometrische baan is gehaakt met 2 kleuren garen.

    • Je kan zowel het getekende schema volgen als de geschreven uitleg

    • 1 losse/2 lossen aan het begin van elke toer telt niet als een steek. Dus de eerste vaste/stokje van elke toer haak je in de eerste steek van de vorige toer.

    •Alle stokjes worden gehaakt in de steken met dezelfde kleur van 2 toeren lager – altijd aan de voorkant van het werk.

    •Wissel van kleur bij de laatste omslag als je nog 2 lussen op de naald hebt. Je wisselt na elke 2 toeren. Zie foto:


    Reading the Chart


    • Chart is read from bottom to top. Each row in chart represents two rows of same color. Rows on the RS (1,2,3, etc.) are read from right to left, and rows on WS (1a, 2a, 3a, etc.) are read back across from left to right. The first square of each row shows which color is used for 2 rows (1-1a, 2-2a, 3-3a, etc.)

    • Each square of the chart shows 1 stitch or 1 skipped stitch. When squares of different colors appear in the row – they should be skipped. So instead of working them – make a number of ch (always 1 ch more than a number of skipped sts – to prevent your work from pulling) and skip needed sts. So for 1 skipped st you will ch2, for 2 skipped sts – ch3, for 3 skipped sts – ch4, etc.

    • On next row on RS when you will crochet with different color – you will make dc in these skipped sts from two rows below. Dc’s are always made in front of your work, in front of chains of previous rows, so spacs are always skipped. (see pics below).

    Lezen van het schema:

    • Het schema lees je van onder naar boven. Elke rij is 2 toeren van dezelfde kleur. Toeren aan de goede kant (1,2,3 etc.) lees je van rechts naar links, de toeren aan de verkeerde kant (1a,2a,3a etc.) lees je van links naar rechts. Het eerste vierkantje van elke rij laat zien welke kleur wordt gebruikt voor de 2 toeren (1-1a, 2-2a, 3-3a, etc.)

    • Elk vierkantje van het schema laat 1 steek of 1 overgeslagen steek zien. Als er vierkantjes van de tweede kleur voorkomen in de rij, dan moet je deze overslaan. In plaats van een vaste haak je dan lossen, haak altijd 1 losse meer dan het aantal overgeslagen steken, dit om trekken van je werk te voorkomen. Dus voor 1 overgeslagen steek haak je 3 lossen, voor 2 overgeslagen steken haak je er 3. Voor 3 overgeslagen steken haak je er 4, etc.

    • Bij de volgende rij aan de goede kant, als je dus met de andere kleur begint, haak je stokjes in de overgeslagen steken van 2 toeren eronder. Stokjes worden altijd aan de voorkant van het werk gehaakt, voor de lossen langs, dus die worden dan altijd overgeslagen. Zie de afbeeldingen hieronder:
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    Following chart: start with “Begin” section, then repeat “One Repeat” six or more times (for a larger blanket), and finish with “End” section.

    Volgen van het schema: start bij “Begin”, herhaal dan “One Repeat” zes (of meer keren voor een bredere deken) en eindig met “End” .

    Nya Mosaic Blanket - FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com


    Common Mistakes:


    • When working on RS it is very important to skip correct number of stitches. The mistakes can appear when you finish dc, make several chains and then skip wrong number of stitches (or don’t skip them at all) behind or just next to dc. (pic 1)

    • When working on WS be sure to make sc in EVERY st without missing any. Sometimes dc can be “hiding”, so be sure not to miss them. (pics 2-3)

    Veel voorkomende fouten:

    • Als je aan de voorkant werkt is het heel belangrijk dat je het juiste aantal steken overslaat. Het gaat makkelijk fout als je klaar bent met een stokje, een aantal lossen haakt en dan een verkeerd aantal steken overslaat (of helemaal vergeet over te slaan) achter of net na het stokje (foto 1)

    • Als je aan de achterkant werkt, let er dan op dat je in ELKE steek een vaste haakt.. Soms zitten de stokjes een beetje verstopt, dus zorg dat je ze niet per ongeluk mist. (foto 2-3)
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    Copyright LillaBjornCrochet 2017. All rights reserved. This pattern is for unlimited personal use only. Do not reproduce or sell the pattern. The pattern may not be copied in any way (print or digitally), in part or in full. Items may be sold that are made from this pattern as long as the designer is credited. Shop owners, if you wish to make a kit with yarn using this pattern, please request permission and copyright details from me before offering any kits for sale. Please, read Copyright page for more information.

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    Color Key (1 skein in each shade; for a larger blanket you will most likely need more yarn:

    Yarn A – 2004 (Brussel), Yarn B – 1029 (Breda), Yarn C – 2015 (Bastonge), Yarn D – 1062 (Dordrecht), Yarn E – 1034 (Urk), Yarn F – 1822 (Delfzijl), Yarn G – 1425 (Deventer)

    The amount of sts for this pattern is multiple 12 (one repeat) +3 sts.

    Gebruikte kleuren (1 bol van elke kleur, voor een grotere deken zal je meer garen nodig hebben:

    Kleur A – 2004 (Brussel), Kleur B – 1029 (Breda), Kleur C – 2015 (Bastonge), Kleur D – 1062 (Dordrecht), Kleur E – 1034 (Urk), Kleur F – 1822 (Delfzijl), Kleur G – 1425 (Deventer)

    Het aantal steken voor dit patroon is een meervoud van 12 (1 herhaal deel) +3.








    Divider 1


    Row 1 (RS) With Yarn D - ch125, 1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end, turn. (123 sts)

    Tussen streep 1

    Toer 1 (GK) Met kleur D - 125 lossen, 1st in 3e losse v.a. de naald, 1st in elke losse tot einde toer, keren. (123 st)

    Row 2 (WS) Ch1 (doesn’t count as sc), 1sc in each st to end, change to Yarn G in final st (cut Yarn D), turn. (123 sts)

    Toer 2 (VK) 1 losse (telt niet als steek), 1v in elk steek tot einde toer, wissel naar kleur G in laatste steek (knip kleur D af), keren. (123 v)

    Row 3. Ch2 (doesn’t count as dc here and throughout), 1dc in each st to end, turn.
    Toer 3. 1 losse, 1 v, * 1 st, 2 lossen (sla de ruimte achter het stokje en de volgende steek over), 2 v, 1 st, 2 lossen (sla ruimte en volgende steek over), 1v, 2 lossen, (sla 1 steek over), 1 st, (sla ruimte over), 2 v, 2 lossen, (sla 1 steek over)* herhaal tot laatste lossenruimte, 1 st, (sla ruimte over) 1v in laatste steek, keren

    Row 4. Ch1, 1sc in each st to end, change to Yarn F in final st (don’t cut Yarn G), turn.
    Toer 4. 1 losse, 1v in elke steek tot einde toer, wissel naar kleur F in laatste v (knip kleur G niet af), keren.

    Row 5. Ch1, [2sc, 1SPsc] repeat till last 3 sts, 3sc to end, turn.
    Toer 5. 1 losse, *3v, 1st, 2 lossen, (sla ruimte en volgende steek over), 2v, 1 st, (sla ruimte over), 2v, 2 lossen (sla 1 steek over), 1st, (sla ruimte over)*, herhaal tot laatste 3 steken, 3v tot einde toer, keren

    Row 6. Ch1, 1sc in each st to end, change to Yarn G (cut Yarn F), turn.
    Toer 6. 1losse, 1v in elke steek tot einde toer, wissel naar kleur G (knip kleur F af), keren.

    Rows 7-8. As rows 3-4. After row 8 change to Yarn D (cut Yarn G), turn.
    Toeren 7-8. Als toeren 3-4. Wissel naar kleur D na toer 8 (knip kleur G af), keren.

    Rows 9-10. As rows 3-4. After row 10 change to Yarn A (cut yarn D), turn.
    Toeren 9-10. Als toeren 3-4. Wissel naar kleur A na toer 10 (knip kleur D af), keren.


    Geometric Stripe 1 – work with Yarns A and B


    Foundation row 1. Ch1, 1sc in each st to end, turn.
    Foundation row 2. Ch1, 1sc in each st to end, change to Yarn B in final st (don't cut Yarn A), turn.

    Geometrische Streep 1 – werk met kleuren A en B

    Begintoer 1. 1losse, 1v in elke steek tot einde toer , keren.
    Begintoer 2. 1losse, 1v in elke steek tot einde toer , wissel naar kleur B in laatste steek (knip kleur A niet af), keren.

    Rows 1-1a (chart). Ch1, 1sc in each st to end, turn. After row 1a change to Yarn A in final st.

    Toeren 1-1a (schema). 1losse, 1v in elke steek tot einde toer , keren Wissel na toer 1a naar kleur A in laatste steek.

    Row 2. Ch1, 1sc, *ch2 (skip 1 st), 3sc* repeat to last 2 sts, ch2, skip 1 st, 1sc in last st, turn.
    Toer 2. 1 losse, 1 v, *2 lossen (sla 1 steek over), 3 v* , herhaal tot laatste 2 steken, 2 lossen. Sla 1 steek over, 1 v in laatste steek, keren
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    Row 2a. Ch1, 1sc, *ch2 (skip sp – here and throughout), 3sc* repeat till last sp, ch2, 1sc in last st. Change to Yarn B in final st, turn.

    Toer 2a. 1 losse, 1 v *2lossen (sla lossenruimte van vorige toer over – geldt voor gehele patroon), 3v* herhaal tot de laatste lossenruimte. 2 lossen, 1 v in de laatste steek. Wissel naar kleur B in de laatste steek, keren

    Row 3. Ch1, 1sc, *1dc, ch2 (skip sp behind dc+next st),2sc, 1dc, ch2 (skip sp+next st), 1sc, ch2 (skip 1 st),1dc (skip sp), 2sc, ch2 (skip 1 st)* repeat till last sp, 1dc (sk sp), 1sc in last st, turn.

    Toer 3. 1 losse, 1 v, * 1 st, 2 lossen (sla de ruimte achter het stokje en de volgende steek over), 2 v, 1 st, 2 lossen (sla 1 steek over), 1 st, (sla ruimte over), 2 v, 2 lossen, (sla 1 steek over)* herhaal tot laatste lossenruimte, 1 st, (sla ruimte over) 1v in laatste steek, keren
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    Row 3a. Ch1, 2sc, *ch2, 3sc, ch2, 1sc* repeat till last st, 1sc in last st. Change to Yarn A in final st, turn.

    Toer 3a. 1 losse, 2 v, *2 lossen. 3 v, 2 lossen, 1 v* herhaal tot laatste steek, 1 v in laatste steek, wissel naar kleur A in laatste steek, keren

    Row 4. Ch1, 2sc, *1dc, ch2 (skip sp+next st), 2sc, 1dc, ch2 (skip sp+next st), 1dc (skip sp), 2sc,ch2 (skip 1 st), 1dc (skip sp), 1sc* repeat till last st, 1sc in last st, turn.

    Toer 4. 1 losse, 2 v,* 1st, 2 lossen (sla ruimte en volgende steek over), 2 v, 1 st, 2 lossen, (sla ruimte en volgende steek over), 1 st, (sla ruimte over), 2v, 2 lossen, (sla 1 steek over) 1 st. (sla ruimte over), 1 v* herhaal tot laatste steek, 1 v in laatste steek, keren.
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    Row 4a. Ch1, 3sc, *ch2, 3sc* repeat to end. Change to Yarn B in final st, turn.
    Toer 4a. 1 losse, 3 v ,* 2 lossen, 3 v* herhaal tot einde toer. Wissel naar kleur B in de laatste steek, keren.

    Row 5. Ch1, *3sc, 1dc, ch2 (skip sp+next st), 2sc, 1dc (skip sp),2sc, ch2 (skip 1 st), 1dc (skip sp)* repeat till last 3 sts, 3sc to end, turn.

    Toer 5. 1 losse, *3v, 1st, 2 lossen, (sla ruimte en volgende steek over), 2v, 1 st, (sla ruimte over), 2v, (sla 1 steek over), 1st, (sla ruimte over)*, herhaal tot laatste 3 steken, 3v tot einde toer, keren

    Row 5a. Ch1, 4sc, *ch2, 5sc* repeat to end making 4sc instead of 5sc in the end. Change to Yarn A in final st, turn.

    Toer 5a. 1 losse, 4 v * 2 lossen, 5 v* herhaal tot einde toer, maar haak 4 v i.p.v. 5v aan het eind. Wissel naar kleur A in de laatste steek. keren

    Row 6. Ch1, 1sc, *ch2 (skip 1 st), 2sc, 1dc, ch2 (skip sp+next st), 3sc, ch2 (skip 1 st), 1dc (skip sp), 2sc* repeat till last 2 sts, ch2 (skip 1 st), 1sc in last st, turn.

    Toer 6. 1 losse, 1v, *2 lossen (sla 1 steek over), 2v, 1st, 2 lossen, (sla ruimte en volgende steek over), 3v, 2 lossen (sla 1 steek over), 1 st, (sla ruimte over), 2v*herhaal tot laatste 2 steken, 2 lossen, (sla 1 steek over) 1 v in laatste steek, keren
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    Row 6a. Ch1, 1sc, *ch2, 3sc* repeat till last sp, ch2, 1sc in last st. Change to Yarn B in final st.

    Toer 6a. 1 losse, 1v, *2 lossen, 3v* herhal tot laatste ruimte, 2 lossen, 1v in laatste steek. Wissel naar kleur B in laatste steek, keren

    Row 7. Ch1, 1sc, *1dc, ch2 (skip sp+next st), 2sc, 1dc, ch2 (skip sp+next st), 1sc, ch2 (skip 1 st), 1dc (skip sp), 2sc, ch2 (skip 1 st)* repeat till last sp, 1dc (skip sp), 1sc in last st, turn.

    Toer 7. 1 losse, 1v, *1st, 2 lossen, (sla ruimte en volgende steek over), 2v, 1 st, 2 lossen, (sla ruimte en volgende steek over), 1v, 2 lossen, (sla 1 steek over), 1 st, (sla ruimte over), 2v, 2 lossen, (sla 1 steek over)*, herhaal tot laatste ruimte, 1st, (sla ruimte over), 1v in laatste steek, keren
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    Row 7a. Ch1, 2sc, *ch2, 3sc, ch2, 1sc* repeat till last st, 1sc in last st. Change to Yarn A in final st, turn.

    Toer 7a. 1 losse, 2v, *2lossen, 3v, 2 lossen, 1v* herhaal tot laatste steek, 1v in laatste steek Wissel naar kleur A in laatste steek, keren

    Row 8. Ch1, 1sc, *ch2 (skip 1 st), 1dc (skip sp), 2sc, ch2 (skip 1 st), 1dc (skip sp), 1sc, 1dc, ch2 (skip sp+next st), 2sc, 1dc (skip sp)* repeat till last 2 sts, ch2 (skip 1 st) 1sc in last st, turn.

    Toer 8. 1 losse, 1v, *2 lossen (sla 1 steek over), 1st (sla ruimte over), 2v, 2 lossen (sla 1 steek over), 1st (sla 1 steek over), 1v, 1st, 2 lossen (sla ruimte en volgende steek over), 2v, 1st (sla ruimte over)* herhaal tot laatste 2v steken, 2 lossen, (sla 1 steek over), 1v in laatste steek, keren
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    Row 8a. Ch1, 1sc, *ch2, 3sc* repeat till last sp, ch2, 1sc in last st. Change to Yarn B in final st, turn.
    Toer 8a. 1 losse, 1v, *2 lossen, 3v* herhaal tot laatste ruimte, 2 lossen, 1v in laatste steek. Wissel naar kleur B in laatste steek, keren.

    Row 9. Ch1, 1sc,*1dc (skip sp), 2sc, ch2 (skip 1 st), 1dc (skip sp), 3sc, 1dc, ch2 (skip sp+next st),  2sc* repeat till last sp, 1dc (skip sp), 1sc in last st, turn.

    Toer 9. 1 losse, 1v, *1st (sla ruimte over) , 2v, 2 lossen (sla 1 steek over), 1st (sla ruimte over), 3v, 1st, 2 lossen (sla ruimte en volgende steek over), 2v* herhaal tot laatste ruimte, 1 st (sla ruimte over), 1v in laatste steek, keren
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    Row 9a. Ch1, 4sc, *ch2, 5sc* repeat to end, making 4sc instead of 5 in the end. Change to Yarn A in final st, turn.

    Toer 9a. 1 losse, 4v, *2 lossen, 5v* , herhaal tot einde toer, maar haak 4v i.p.v. 5v aan het eind. Wissel naar kleur A in laatste steek, keren

    Row 10. Ch1, *3sc, ch2 (skip 1 st), 1dc (skip sp), 2sc, ch2 (skip 1 st), 2sc, 1dc, ch2 (skip sp+next st)* repeat till last 3 sts, 3sc to end, turn.

    Toer 10. 1 losse, *3v, 2 lossen (sla 1 steek over), 1st (sla ruimte over), 2v, 2 lossen (sla 1 steek over), 2v, 1st, 2 lossen (sla ruimte en volgende steek over)* herhaal tot laatste 3 steken, 3v tot einde toer, keren.
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    Row 10a. Ch1, *3sc, ch2* repeat till last 3 sts, 3sc to end, change to Yarn B in final st, turn.

    Toer 10a. 1 losse, *3v, 2 lossen* herhaal toyt laatste 3 steken, 3v tot einde toer Wissel naar kleur B in laatste steek, keren.

    Row 11. Ch1, 2sc, *ch2 (skip 1 st), 1dc (skip sp), 2sc, ch2 (skip 1 st), 1dc, ch2 (skip sp+ next st), 2sc, 1dc, ch2 (skip sp+next st), 1sc* repeat till last st, 1sc to end, turn.

    Toer 11. 1 losse, 2v, *2 lossen (sla 1 steek over), 1st (sla ruimte over), 2v,2 lossen (sla 1 steek over), 1st, 2 lossen (sla ruimte en volgende steek over), 2v, 1st, 2 lossen (sla ruimte en volgende steek over), 1v* herhaal tot laatste steek, 1v in laatste steek, keren
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    Row 11a. Ch1, 2sc, *ch2, 3sc, ch2, 1sc* repeat till last st, 1sc to end, change to Yarn A in final st, turn.

    Toer 11a. 1 losse, 2v, *2 lossen, 3v, 2 lossen, 1v* herhaal tot laatste steek, 1v in laatste steek. Wissel naar kleur A in laatste steek, keren.

    Row 12. Ch1, 1sc, ch2 (ckip 1 st), *1dc (skip sp), 2sc, ch2 (skip 1 st), 1dc (skip sp), 1sc, 1dc, ch2 (skip sp+next st), 2sc, 1dc, ch2 (skip sp+next st)* repeat till last st, 1sc to end, turn.

    Toer 12. 1 losse, 1v, 2 lossen (sla 1 steek over), *1st (sla ruimte over), 2v, 2 lossen (sla 1 steek over), 1st (sla ruimte over), 1v, 1st, 2 lossen (sla ruimte en volgende steek over), 2v, 1st, 2 lossen (sla ruimte en volgende steek over) * herhaal tot laatste steek, 1v in de laatste steek, keren.
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    Row 12a. Ch1, 1sc, ch2, *3sc, ch2* till last st, 1sc to end, change to Yarn B in final st, turn.

    Toer 12a. 1 losse, 1v, 2 lossen, *3v, 2 lossen* herhaal tot laatste steek, 1 v in laatste steek. Wissel naar kleur B in laatste steek, keren

    Row 13. Ch1, 1sc, *1dc (skip sp), 3sc* repeat till last sp, 1dc (skip 1 st), 1sc, turn.

    Toer 13. 1 losse, 1v, *1st (sla ruimte over), 3v* herhaal tot laatste ruimte, 1 st, (sla 1 steek over), 1v, keren
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    Row 13a (end of chart). Ch1, 1sc in each st to end, change to Yarn A in final st (cut Yarn B), turn.

    Toer13a (laatste toer van het schema). 1 losse, 1v in elke steek tot einde toer. Wissel naar kleur A in de laatste steek. (knip kleur B af) , keren

    Rows 14-15. Ch1, 1sc in each st to end, change to Yarn C in final st (cut Yarn A), turn.

    Toeren 14-15. 1 losse, 1v in elke steek tot einde toer. Wissel naar kleur C in de laatste steek van toer15. (knip kleur A af) , keren

    Here is my finished sample with 27 stitches (two repeats).
    Dit is mijn voorbeeld van 27 steken breed (2 patroon herhalingen):

    Nya Mosaic Blanket - FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

    Repeat Dividers and Geometrical stripes (chart) till you get desired length of the blanket.
    Herhaal de tussen strepen en Geometrische strepen (schema) tot de gewenste lengte van de deken.

    My colorway:


    Divider 2:
    Rows 1-2 with Yarn C
    Rows 3-4 with Yarn D
    Rows 5-6 with Yarn E
    Rows 7-8 with Yarn D
    Rows 9-10 with Yarn C

    Stripe 2: Yarns F and G

    Divider 3:
    Rows 1-2 with Yarn D
    Rows 3-4 with Yarn B
    Rows 5-6 with Yarn A
    Rows 7-8 with Yarn B
    Rows 9-10 with Yarn D

    Stripe 3: Yarns E and C

    Divider 4:
    Rows 1-2 with Yarn G
    Rows 3-4 with Yarn A
    Rows 5-6 with Yarn D
    Rows 7-8 with Yarn A
    Rows 9-10 with Yarn G

    Stripe 4: Yarns F and B

    Divider 5:
    Rows 1-2 with Yarn C
    Rows 3-4 with Yarn G
    Rows 5-6 with Yarn E
    Rows 7-8 with Yarn G
    Rows 9-10 with Yarn C

    Stripe 5: Yarns E and D

    Divider 6:
    Rows 1-2 with Yarn F
    Rows 3-4 with Yarn C
    Rows 5-6 with Yarn B
    Rows 7-8 with Yarn C
    Rows 9-10 with Yarn F


    Mijn kleurvolgorde:

    Tussen streep 2:
    Toeren 1-2 - kleur C
    Toeren 3-4 - kleur D
    Toeren 5-6 - kleur E
    Toeren 7-8 - kleur D
    Toeren 9-10- kleur C

    Geo streep 2: Kleuren F en G

    Tussen streep 3:
    Toeren 1-2 - kleur D
    Toeren 3-4 - kleur B
    Toeren 5-6 - kleur A
    Toeren 7-8 - kleur B
    Toeren 9-10- kleur D

    Geo streep 3: Kleuren E en C

    Tussen streep 4:
    Toeren 1-2 - kleur G
    Toeren 3-4 - kleur A
    Toeren 5-6 - kleur D
    Toeren 7-8 - kleur A
    Toeren 9-10- kleur G

    Geo streep 4: Kleuren F en B

    Tussen streep 5:
    Toeren 1-2 - kleur C
    Toeren 3-4 - kleur G
    Toeren 5-6 - kleur E
    Toeren 7-8 - kleur G
    Toeren 9-10- kleur C

    Geo streep 5: Kleuren E en D

    Tussen streep 6:
    Toeren 1-2 - kleur F
    Toeren 3-4 - kleur C
    Toeren 5-6 - kleur B
    Toeren 7-8 - kleur C
    Toeren 9-10- kleur F

    Border


    The pattern for the Border is the same as for Divider – worked along two long sides of the blanket. Color for another side of the blanket are given in brackets.

    Note: while working along the sides of the blanket, insert the hook under the floats of yarn on the side to hide them.

    Rand

    Het patroon voor de rand - langs de twee lange kanten van de deken - is hetzelfde als die van de tussen streep.
    De kleuren voor de andere kant staan tussen haakjes

    Tip: steek de naald in onder de losse draden aan de zijkant van de deken, om deze weg te werken.

    Row 1 (RS) Attach Yarn D (F) with ss in the corner before long side of the blanket. Ch2, 1dc along the side evenly, turn.
    Rows 2-10. Same as for Divider:
    Row 2 – continue with Yarn D (F),
    Rows 3-4 with Yarn G (C),
    Rows 5-6 with Yarn F (B),
    Rows 7-8 with Yarn G (C),
    Rows 9-10 with Yarn D (F).
    Fasten off, weave in ends, block blanket to measurements.

    Toer 1 (GK) Hecht met een halve vaste kleur D (F) aan in de hoek, in de 1e steek voor de lange zijkant. 2 lossen, haak (gelijkmatig) stokjes langs de lange zijkant, keren.
    Toeren 2-10. Als tussen streep:
    Toer 2 – ga verder met kleur D (F),
    Toeren 3-4 – kleur G (C),
    Toeren 5-6 – kleur F (B),
    Toeren 7-8 – kleur G (C),
    Toeren 9-10 – kleur D (F).
    Afhechten, werk losse draden weg, blok de deken.


    Congratulations!!! Your Nya Mosaic Blanket is now finished!
    Gefeliciteerd! Uw Nya Mosaic Blanket is klaar!

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    Nuts about Squares CAL: Border

    If you are reading this blog post, you are most likely following Nuts About Squares CAL. And if not – be sure to check it out! This CAL is about incredibly beautiful blanket made of squares by different designers and put together by Esther Dijkstra of It’s All In A Nutshell. Esther chose each square carefully, so that altogether they “play” in harmony. This CAL is about structure, texture and different techniques. A true crochet adventure! Read my interview with Esther HERE to learn more about her idea.
    Nuts About Squares CAL - Border (week 15). Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com
    Nuts About Squares CAL. Photo credit: Scheepjes

    When Esther asked me to design a border for her blanket, I couldn’t resist. Of course! Such a honor! Esther asked for something textured but simple at the same time to frame the entire blanket and to support square patterns. And I gave it a try in overlay crochet.

    This border was designed especially for Nuts About Squares CAL (squares with 44 stitches on each side) but you can use it for any blanket! The only important thing you should keep in mind is that stitch count on the first round, which should be multiple 4 plus one stitch.
    Nuts About Squares CAL - Border (week 15). Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com
    Nuts About Squares CAL. Photo credit: Scheepjes

    You will need yarn in 4 shades for this border. Please, check Esther’s blog HERE to get complete information about colors and yardages for each of three color ways (and just to remind you, kits for NAS blanket are available at Wool Warehouse* and Deramores* (both are located in UK and ship orders internationally).

    Video tutorial for the border is available HERE.
    And you can also download Dutch translation of the pattern (Nederlands patroon) HERE.

    Abbreviations (US terms)


    US standard abbreviations are used in this pattern. Please check this Crochet Translation Project which might be helpful in translation to your native language.

    BL(O) – back loop (only)
    ch – chain
    dc – double crochet
    FL – front loop
    FPtr – Front post treble crochet
    FPdtr – front post double treble crochet
    FPtr2tog – front post treble 2 together
    FPst2tog – front post “stitches” 2 together (each leg is a different stitch)
    NJ – “needle join”
    rnd – round
    sc – single crochet
    sp(s) – space(s)
    st(s) – stitch(es)
    SPsc – spike stitch
    [...] - [crochet following directions] as many times as indicated
    *...* - *crochet following directions* as many times as indicated
     

    Pattern Notes:


    1. New yarn is attached by simply pulling a loop into indicated st.
    2. Ch1 in the beginning of each round counts as first sc.
    3. Work all rounds in BLO unless otherwise stated on the pattern.
    4. Finish every rnd with “needle join” (or “invisible join”).
    Nuts About Squares CAL - Border (week 15). Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com
    Nuts About Squares CAL. Photo credit: Scheepjes


    INSTRUCTIONS


    Copyright LillaBjornCrochet 2017. All rights reserved. This pattern is for unlimited personal use only. Do not reproduce or sell the pattern. The pattern may not be translated other than for persoanl use, copied in any way (print or digitally), in part or in full. Items may be sold that are made from this pattern as long as the designer is credited. Shop owners, if you wish to make a kit with yarn using this pattern, please request permission and copyright details from me before offering any kits for sale. Please, read Copyright page for more information.

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    Rnd 1. With C1 work through both lps. Attach yarn in first st after ch2-sp in any corner of large rectangle.
    Ch1 (counts as first sc), [44sc, 1sc in ch2-sp, 1sc in seam, 1sc in next ch2-sp, 44sc, *1sc in ch2-sp, 2sc in seam, 1sc in next ch2-sp, 44sc* repeat till next corner, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next ch2-sp in the corner] 4 times; NJ in first sc after ch1 in beg of the rnd. (1140 sc: 333 sc on long side, 237 sc on each short side and 4 ch2-sps)

    Rnd 2. Change to C2. Attach yarn in BL of any st. Work this and ALL next rnds in BL!!!
    Ch1 (counts as sc), sc around making (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in each ch2-sp in the corner, NJ in first sc after ch1. (1148 sts: 335 sts on each long side, 239 sts on each short side and 4 ch2-sps)

    Rnd 3. Note: skipped st in the end of last repeat on each edge counts as worked.
    Change to C3. Attach yarn in first sc (BL) after ch2-sp.

    *3sc (first sc is ch1), dc (FL) in 3rd st after ch2-sp of rnd 1, skip 1 st,
    [3sc, skip 3 sts on rnd 1, dc (FL) in next st on rnd 1, skip 1 st on rnd 2] till you come to next corner leaving 3 unworked sts before ch2-sp, 1sc in next 3 sts, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next ch2-sp* 4 times, NJ in first sc after ch1. (1156 sts and 4 ch2-sps)






    Rnd 4. Change to C4. Attach yarn in first sc (BL) after ch2-sp.
    *1sc (first sc is ch1), 1tr (FL) in 2nd sc after ch2-sp of rnd 1, skip 1 st on rnd 3, 1sc,
    [3sc, 1SPsc] till you come to the next corner leaving 6 unworked sts before ch2-sp, 4sc, 1tr (FL) in 2nd st of rnd 1 before ch2-sp, skip 1 st on rnd 3, 1sc, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next ch2-sp* 4 times, NJ in first sc after ch1. (1164 sts and 4 ch2-sps: 2tr in each corner)

    Rnd 5. Change to C2. Attach yarn in first sc (BL) after ch2-sp.
    *1sc (first sc is ch1), 1tr (FL) in first sc of rnd 2 after ch2-sp, skip 1 st on rnd 4,
    [3sc, SPsc] till you come to the next corner leaving 5 unworked sts before ch2-sp, 3sc, 1tr (FL) on rnd 2 in first st before ch2-sp, skip 1 st on rnd 4, 1sc, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next ch2-sp* 4 times, NJ in first sc after ch1. (1172 sts and 4 ch2-sps: 2tr in each corner)

    Rnd 6. Change to C3. Attach yarn in first sc (BL) after ch2-sp.
    Note: legs of each FPtr2tog will be made around dc of rnd 3 lying to the right and to the left. After this rnd EVERY dc of rnd 3 will be covered with 2 FPsts.
    Skipped st in the end of last repeat on each edge counts as worked.

    *2sc (first sc is ch1), 1FPst2tog (make first leg (FPtr) around first sc of rnd 3 after ch2-sp, and make 2nd leg (FPdtr) around next dc of rnd 3), skip 1 st on rnd 5, 2sc,
    [3sc, FPtr2tog, skip 1 st on rnd 5] till you come to the next corner leaving 8 unworked sts before ch2-sp, 5sc, 1FPst2tog (make first leg (FPdtr) around last dc of rnd 3 on this side, and make 2nd leg (FPtr) around first sc of rnd 3 just before next ch2-sp, skip 1 st on rnd 5, 2sc, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next ch2-sp* 4 times, NJ in first sc after ch1. (1180 sts and 4 ch2-sps)

    Rnd 7. Change to C1. Attach yarn in BL of any st.
    Ch1 (counts as sc), sc around making (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in each ch2-sp in the corner, NJ in first sc after ch1. (1188 sts and 4 ch2-sps)

    Rnd 8. Change to C4. Attach yarn in first sc (BL) after ch2-sp.
    *4sc (first sc is ch1), 1SPsc, [3sc, 1SPsc] till you come to the next corner leaving 4 unworked sts before ch2-sp, 4sc, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next ch2-sp* 4 times, NJ in first sc after ch1. (1196 sts and 4 ch2-sps)

    Rnd 9. Change to C2. Attach yarn in first sc (BL) after ch2-sp.
    *[3sc, 1SPsc] till you come to the next corner leaving 3 unworked sts before ch2-sp, 3sc, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next ch2-sp* 4 times, NJ in first sc after ch1. (1204 sts and 4 ch2-sps)

    Rnd 10. Change to C1. Attach yarn in BL of any st.
    Ch1 (counts as sc), sc around making 1sc in each ch2-sp in the corner, NJ in first sc after ch1. (1208 sts)

    And here is video made by Esther to help you:

    Ta-dah!!! You can’t even imagine how excited I am to say this: your Nuts About Squares Blanket is now finished!!!

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    Sunny Mandala: new life of an old overlay crochet pattern

    I discovered overlay crochet almost 4 years ago, and it was love from the first glance. It changed my thoughts about crochet in general and inspired to take first steps in my own designing. I was impressed by overlay crochet mandala’s and could not stop staring at the variety of stitches and unexpected changes of colors. Sunny Mandala was one of my own first creations, and still one of my favourite.
    Sunny Mandala - overlay crochet pattern - original design by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

    Sunny Mandala overlay crochet pattern was released in late 2014, in the times of my early steps of designing and learning photography. I decided to remake it with different yarns and to provide a new photo-tutorial in better quality (with many more pictures in happy rainbow colors). Written instructions have been also edited and improved. And I believe that now the pattern is easy to follow, and mandala better keeps the round shape.
    Sunny Mandala - overlay crochet pattern - original design by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

    Another reason why I have decided to republish this pattern is that I wanted to adjust stitch counts on some rounds to make Sunny Mandala suitable for Dandelion Border and Joana’s Border. With the revised copy of the pattern you can square this mandala up (tom make it a center of a blanket) or enlarge it into a round rug.

    Revised pattern is available both on Ravelry and Etsy and you will save 30% through Monday, June 26. No coupon code needed. If you purchased this pattern previously on Ravelry – an updated copy will be automatically added to your library. And if you purchased it on Etsy – please, contact me and I will e-mail you new copy of this pattern.
    Sunny Mandala - overlay crochet pattern - original design by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

    Stone Washed yarn by Scheepjes was chosen for a new birth of Sunny Mandala. If you haven’t heard about this yarn before – please, check my review HERE. New shades were released not long ago and I used some of them for my mandala. Now Stone Washed palette is not so mute and dusty anymore, and I thought it’s a good choice for a bright overlay mandala.
    Sunny Mandala - overlay crochet pattern - original design by www.lillabjorncrochet.com






    You can have a look and purchase Stone Washed yarn in local Scheepjes shops and also at Wool Warehouse* and Deramores* (both are UK with international shipping), Loveknitting* (US) and Knotty House* (Canada). You can create your own Sunny Mandala in any color combination. For mine I used the following shades: 805, 807, 816, 833, 827, 830 – exact yardages are given in the pattern.
    Sunny Mandala - overlay crochet pattern - original design by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

    Sunny Mandala overlay crochet pattern is aimed to intermediate crocheters, but “adventurous” beginners should also handle it without major problems, as only usual stitches are used here. And the only difference is in the way you attach them (see all information about overlay crochet technique HERE).

    I hope you will enjoy the pattern!

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