Extreme crochet in traffic jams: birth of a new blanket design

Do you often crochet in a car? I don’t have driving license, and we usually don’t travel far by car. Two-three hours at maximum. But last month our family made a first long journey by car. My almost 6 years old son is a huge fan of LEGO. And when I say “huge fan”, I mean it. We have Lego pieces literally around the entire apartment. I find them every day in unexpected places. And I gave up to clean them… We have been thinking about going to Legoland for quite a while already. And last month we finally did it.
Baby Blanket - crochet design by www.llillabjorncrochet.com

Nearest Legoland from us is located in Germany, which is 6-7 hours drive. I wanted to be prepared for such a long journey and packed big bag with yarns hoping to work on something new. My husband was very happy about this idea, as I was too busy to distract him from driving and didn’t ask hundreds of questions every second.





We got into several traffic jams in the Czech republic and then in Germany, so I had plenty of time to crochet. And apparently I came up with a new design. Below you can see pictures from our drive on the way to and from Legoland (I made lots of progress and got a clear idea of what I want to make, and how to combine the colors).
Baby Blanket - crochet design by www.llillabjorncrochet.com


I was planning to design a baby blanket, and I chose premium acrylic yarn Colour Crafter by Scheepjes. I worked with this yarn a few times already, and it changed my thoughts about acrylic yarns in general. You can check my Birthday in Malmö blanket. Me and my son are using it every day and there are no signs of pilling. It’s not scratchy and very soft and warm. We all love it!
Baby Blanket - crochet design by www.llillabjorncrochet.com

Colour Crafter yarn also comes in an enormous number of shades, so you can create lots of color combinations: from calm and pastel, to “crazy” and vibrant. You can have a look at color charts and choose your own shades at Wool Warehouse* and Deramores* (both in UK with international shipping), Loveknitting* (US), Knotty House* (Canada) or in your local Scheepjes shops.
Baby Blanket - crochet design by www.llillabjorncrochet.com

I will not tell you more by now. Except of that new pattern will be free (on my blog) and made in a very interesting and new technique for me. Come to my blog next week to see reveal of my new blanket.

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5 comments

  1. The blanket looks great and I cannot wait to see it completely. As the mom of two boys, I too am surrounded by LEGOS. Too many to count and awful to step on with bare feet. Have a great day and I look forward to the new pattern. --Rita Z.

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  2. I love this design and colors, but then I love all your designs and colors! Anxious to see the pattern. I can just see this blanket wrapped around a baby!

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  3. beautiful design. I never crochet in the car, or anything else cause i get carsick, for me it's better to keep my attention on the road.

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  4. I crochet in the car (for trips) ALL the time. Right now we are planning a trip that includes 4 days, 14 hours and 30 min of driving - and 1 day of ferries. :D

    And that doesn't even leave my country :D

    I'm hoping I'll get a shawl done before I get back, but between driving, sight seeing and herding children, I might not get as much done as I hope :)

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