First Snow: overlay crochet blanket by Laura

Is it frosty in your part of the world? It’s snowing from time to time here in the Czech Republic but nothing looks as beautiful as in this picture. It’s from Canada. From Laura. Laura was helping me to test Wintery Octagon Mandala pattern and she was addicted enough to finish the entire blanket. Doesn’t it look magic? When I see the projects like this I can’t even believe they were made with my pattern.
First Snow overlay crochet blanket - pattern on www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Photo credit: all picture were made by Laura (aka Taemombo on Ravelry)

Laura chose very nice shades of Colour Crafter* yarn by Scheepjes (and I have stolen her color combination for another design coming very soon…). These are just two shades: Alkmaar (1708) and Wolvega (1099), so almost no ends to weave in! Laura used blue as yarn A and grey as yarn B. And she needed 8 skeins in blue and 6 skeins in grey - 14 skeins in total.
First Snow overlay crochet blanket - pattern on www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Colour Crafter yarn is 100% premium acrylic coming in 90+ colors (reviewed HERE). It’s incredibly soft and with a very good yardage. This yarn is available for purchase in your local Scheepjes stores and also via larger retailers, such as Wool Warehouse (HERE)* (UK with international shipping). 






First Snow overlay crochet blanket - pattern on www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Laura started to work on her blanket just after Wintery Octagon pattern was released in November (available HERE) and sent me pictures of the finished blanket a week ago. Together with other crochet work it took approx. 2 months to finish it. The pattern uses linen stitch background with cables over it. And compared to other overlay crochet projects this one is really fast to make.
First Snow overlay crochet blanket - pattern on www.lillabjorncrochet.com

I love the whole story of Laura’s crochet adventure. She was sharing progress pictures with me. Her blanket traveled with her to the mountains.
First Snow overlay crochet blanket - pattern on www.lillabjorncrochet.com

And it was made when it was really (crazy) cold outside. The frost in the picture below is boiling water thrown in the air. How amazing is this?
Frosty Day in Canada

Laura collected all notes about yardages for each octagon and joining element on her Ravelry project page. You can see it HERE. Just in case you are in love with her beautiful creation and would like to make the same blanket as hers!

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3 comments

  1. Hi, where can I buy this patterns? It seems not on the list..... Thank you!

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    1. Hello! It's Wintery Octagon Mandala pattern. Just click link in the first paragraph and you will be brought to the pattern page on Ravelry.

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  2. It really looks magic! Very beautiful!

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