Coral Story Blanket: with love to brioche crochet



Brioche crochet is one of my (many!) favorite techniques. I am literally obsessed with brioche at the moment. And more I am using it, more I am amazed at how natural it is for shaping. My love affair with brioche crochet started a few years ago. First I tried it as a part of overlay technique, then I began looking for a way to make fabric more draping. I used it for my latest Brioche Lane Sweater design. And today I am very excited to introduce something new.
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Please, welcome – my Coral Story Blanket (credit for a fabulous name goes to my lovely husband; that was he who noticed similarities in the stitch pattern with coral’s shapes. By the way he also said that wrong side of this blanket looks like Starry Night by Van Gogh – but that’s another story…)

To celebrate release, Coral Story Blanket pattern is available with 20% discount on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE - through Monday, June 1st, 2020. The price you see is final, and no codes are needed. Just add the pattern to your cart and enjoy.

Coral Story Blanket is one of those designs which grow very fast and straightforward. I’ve been growing an idea of brioche mandala for a while now, but in the end it became a cute hexagon. Which then transformed into a blanket.

The pattern includes two motifs – full brioche hexagon and a kind of “solid” one for adding interest to the texture (credit for this idea goes to my everyday muse Laura Jackson of @taemombo). And then half hexagons were created to fill the gaps along the edges and polish the blanket’s shape.

My blanket is approx. 135 x 145 cm large, but you can easily make it bigger by adding two more rows of motifs and/or rearranging them differently. The pattern includes yarn amounts for each motif, and it should be easy to calculate final yardages. Just don't forget to order something extra for join and border.

Coral Story Blanket is not only about stitch pattern but also about the colors and their changes. I chose Scheepjes Our Tribe yarn for my sample. And I am curious if you can recognize this color palette… It’s actually a copy of Rozeta Twilight colorway! Looks a bit different in a new design, but the play of colors is equally gorgeous.

You will find Our Tribe yarn in your local Scheepjes shops, or via online retailers:
Wool Warehouse*, Black Sheep Wools* (both in UK with international shipping; please note that shipping might be limited in times of COVID-19 worldwide quarantine);
Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe)
Taemombo* (US and Canada)

Our Tribe yarn with its softness and amazing gradual changes of colors is just perfect for this blanket.

If you are looking for alternative yarns, please pick something very light and soft. Brioche crochet is a “yarn eating” technique. And with wrong yarn your blanket might become stiff and heavy. So yarns with soft content and generous yardages are recommended… For another blanket I would probably look into combination of Scheepjes Whirls and Whirlettes

Four different colors were used for my blanket: Iris Garden as main color (x8 skeins), and one skeins in each of three contrast colors: Felted Button, Miss Neriss and Haak Maar Raak. You might say I am lazy in not thinking about new colorways, but honestly – I am simply in love with Rozeta Twilight colors! Such a gentle rainbow across the night sky (or colorful coral colony in deep ocean).

If you are wondering about other color options, please, have a look at small samples made by my wonderful tester’s team: Sarah Fabbri, Jenna Bowers, Macarena Marskell, Lisa Marlow, Pam Hibbert, Loele van den Bergh, Elizabeth Kalka.

And here is another sample created by Laura Jackson. She decided to make fewer motifs and arrange them into hexagons. Small triangles were added to fill into the sides. And obviously, Laura used less yarn for her blanket. Check all details about her project HERE on Ravelry.
Photo credit: Laura Jackson

I should probably give a short introduction into brioche crochet, just in case you feel unsure about your crochet level while looking at pictures here. Brioche crochet IS EASY to do. And it uses basic simple crochet stitches. You will be making lots of front post stitches and chains. Only one color is used for each round, and there is no yarn cutting and weaving in hundreds of tails. 

The pattern is building itself. Very naturally. And you only need to be attentive while placing your stitches. A heavy photo-tutorial is waiting for you in the pattern showing each round. So honestly, there is nothing to worry about.

And here is how the wrong side looks, in case you are wondering... That's my husband's Starry Night :)

Just pick a bigger hook than you would normally use for your yarn, and try to crochet in a relaxed way not pulling and tightening your stitches. You want a soft and airy fabric.

Do you feel inspired to try brioche crochet? Grab the pattern of Coral Story Blanket and give it a try!

Just to remind you, the pattern is on SALE through Monday, June 1st, 2020 both on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE with 20% off. Enjoy!

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Rock Star Coat: FREE knitting pattern



I am happy to introduce – Rock Star Coat, a free knitting pattern. Instructions are written for eight different sizes, and it’s easy to adjust the pattern to your specific needs: make the yoke deeper, add more space for the body, make longer sleeves. Hope you enjoy!

Made with cozy fluffy yarn
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Rock Star Coat is worked seamlessly in rounds from the top down. First some short rows are worked back and forth to shape the neck. Raglan increases are then worked to the final yoke depth. The yoke is divided for body and sleeves (stitches for sleeves are placed on hold), and from this point the lower body is worked in rounds to the lower ribbing. Sleeve stitches are picked up again to work the sleeves in rounds down to the cuffs (the sleeves are designed for ¾ length, and have no decreases). A bigger ease is recommended for sleeves due to the fluffy yarn. Then a collar is worked along neck opening.

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ROCK STAR COAT: free knitting pattern



An original LillaBjörnCrochet Design (Tatsiana Kupryianchyk). Copyright 2014-2020. All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be sold, redistributed or edited in any way. Translations and video tutorials are not allowed. You can sell your finished products, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. Please, always credit me as a designer of this pattern. Thank you!
easy to adjust garment with oversized fit

Materials:


Scheepjes Furry Tales
x 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls
US 11 (8mm) and US 10.5 (7mm) – 16” (40cm) and 32” (80cm) circular needles
Stitch markers in three different colors, yarn needle to weave in tails
Furry Tales yarn is available in Scheepjes local shops and via online retailers:

Wool Warehouse*, Black Sheep Wools* (UK, international shipping)
Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe)
Taemombo* (US and Canada)


Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X)

Finished bust circumference:

44.5 (46.5: 48.5: 51.5: 53.5: 56.5: 58.5: 62.5)”
111 (116: 121: 128.5: 133.5: 141: 146: 156) cm
Suggested ease: 12-16” (30-40 cm) for the body and 2.5-3.5” (6-9 cm) for the upper arm. A bigger ease for the sleeves is suggested.

Gauge: 8 sts and 12 rows to measure approx. 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) in Stockinette. The gauge swatch before and after blocking will be approx. the same.

Phot credit: Jenna Bowers

ABBREVIATIONS


approx.: approximate
BOR: beginning of the round
circ: circumference
CO: cast on
foll: following
inc: increase (insert right needle under the bar between current and next st knit- or purlwise (depending on if you are on RS or WS), complete knit st (on RS) or purl st (on WS) in usual way as if you worked into yarn over)
k: knit
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
m: marker
p: purl
pm: place marker
rep: repeat
rm: raglan marker
rnd(s): round(s)
RS: right side
sl m: slip marker
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side

Special technique:


w&t: wrap and turn (knit to the point where you will wrap and turn. Bring the yarn to the front between the needles. Slip the next stitch on the left needle to the right needle, purlwise. Bring the yarn to the back between the needles. Slip the stitch from the right needle back to the left. Turn.

Repeat Formats

*…….; rep from * once more/twice more/3 more times Work the instructions after * and then repeat that section a further number of times as stated.

INSTRUCTIONS


YOKE

With US 11 (8mm) longer needles CO 44 (44, 48, 48, 48, 56, 56, 60) sts using your preferred method (I used long tail CO).

SET-UP row (place markers for front bands and raglan increases)

Note: use stitch markers in different colors for the front bands

WS: K10, pm for front band, p2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) for front, pm for raglan, p4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 8) for sleeve, pm for raglan, p12 (12, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16, 16) for back, pm for raglan, p4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 8) for sleeve, pm for raglan, p2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) for front, pm for front band, k10, turn.

SHORT-ROW shaping for back

Short row 1 (inc for back and sleeves): (RS) K22 (22, 24, 24, 24, 28, 28, 30), pm for BOR (use different color), knit to one st left before next rm, inc, k1, sl rm, k1, inc, k1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3), w&t; (WS) purl to BOR (sl m when you reach them – here and throughout), sl m, purl to one st left before next rm, inc (purl), p1, sl rm, p1, inc (purl), p1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3), w&t. [4 sts inc’d]

You’ll have 14 (14, 16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18) sts for back, 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 7, 7, 8) sts for each sleeve, 12 (12, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14) sts for each front.

Short row 2 (inc for back, fronts and sleeves): (RS) Knit to BOR, sl m, *knit to one st left before next rm, inc, k1, sl rm, k1, inc; rep from * once more, k1, w&t; (WS) purl to BOR, sl m, **purl to one st left before next rm, inc (purl), p1, sl rm, p1, inc (purl); rep from ** once more, p1, w&t. [8 sts inc’d]

You’ll have 16 (16, 18, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20) sts for back, 7 (7, 7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 11) sts for each sleeve, 13 (13, 14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15) sts for each front

Next row – RS: knit to end (remove BOR m).
Next row – WS: K10, sl m, purl to next front m, sl m, k10, turn.

Photo credit: Laura Jackson and Theresa Pearson

RAGLAN increases

INC SET 1 (2 rows) – for all sizes except 4X. For 4X size proceed to INC SET 2

Row 1 – RS (inc for body and sleeves): K10, sl m, *knit to one st left before next rm, inc, k1, sl rm, k1, inc; rep from * three more times, knit to next front m, sl m, knit to end, turn. [8 sts inc’d]

Row 2 – WS (no inc): K10, sl m, purl to next front m, sl m, k10, turn.

You’ll have 18 (18, 20, 20, 20, 22, 22, -) sts for back, 9 (9, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, -) sts for each sleeve, 14 (14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, -) sts for each front

Repeat last 2 rows – 0 (1, 1, 0, 1, 1, 2, -) more times

You’ll have 18 (20, 22, 20, 22, 24, 26, -) sts for back, 9 (11, 11, 9, 11, 13, 15, -) sts for each sleeve, 14 (15, 16, 15, 16, 17, 18, - ) sts for each front.

INC SET 2 (4 rows)

Row 1 – RS (inc for body and sleeves): K10, sl m, *knit to one st left before next rm, inc, k1, sl rm, k1, inc; rep from * three more times, knit to next front m, sl m, knit to end, turn. [8 sts inc’d]

Row 2 – WS (no inc): K10, sl m, purl to next front m, sl m, k10, turn.

Row 3 – RS (inc for back and fronts only): K10, sl m, *knit to one st left before next rm, inc, k1, sl rm, k to next rm, sl rm, k1, inc; rep from * once more, knit to next front m, sl m, knit to end, turn. [4 sts inc’d]

Row 4 – WS (no inc): Rep Row 2.

You’ll have 22 (24, 26, 24, 26, 28, 30, 24) sts for back, 11 (13, 13, 11, 13, 15, 17, 13) sts for each sleeve, 16 (17, 18, 17, 18, 19, 20, 17) sts for each front.

Repeat last 4 rows – 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 7) more times

You’ll have 38 (40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52) sts for back, 19 (21, 21, 21, 23, 25, 27, 27) sts for each sleeve, 24 (25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31) sts for each front.

At this point yoke measures 22.5 (24.2: 24.2: 25.8: 27.5: 28.8: 30.4: 33.3) cm/ 9 (9.7: 9.7: 10.3: 11: 11.5: 12.2: 13.3) in

SEPARATE for body and sleeves

(RS) K10, sl m, knit to next rm, remove rm, slip foll 19 (21, 21, 21, 23, 25, 27, 27) sts on waste yarn, remove rm, using the backwards loop method (or your preferred method) CO 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 8) sts for underarm, knit to next rm, remove rm, slip foll 19 (21, 21, 21, 23, 25, 27, 27) sts on waste yarn, CO 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 8) sts for underarm, knit to next front m, sl m, knit to end.

Next row - WS: K10, sl m, purl to approx. center back, inc (purl), purl to next front m, sl m, k10, turn – 95 (99, 103, 109, 113, 119, 123, 131) sts for body (back and front together).

LOWER BODY

Row 1 – RS: K10, sl m, knit to next front m, sl m, k10, turn.

Row 2 – WS: K10, sl m, purl to next front m, sl m, k10, turn.

Repeat last two rows until body measures approx. 20.5 (21.25: 22: 22.25: 22.5: 22.75: 23: 23.5)” / 52 (54: 56: 56.5: 57: 57.5: 58.5: 59) cm, or 1” (2.5 cm) less than desired length from back neck. Remove both front m.

Ribbing

Change to US 10.5 (7mm) needles.

Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1, turn.

Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1, turn.

Rep Row 1 once more. BO loosely knitwise.

SLEEVES

Note: it is highly recommended to use BOR marker for sleeves, even though they have no decreases. Furry Tales is a very fluffy yarn, and BOR marker will help to keep accurate row count for both sleeves.

Set up rnd: Using US 11 (8mm) needles, with RS facing you and beg at approx. center of the underarm, pick up and knit 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts, pick up and knit one more st in the corner, place 19 (21, 21, 21, 23, 25, 27, 27) sts and knit across them, pick up and knit one st in next corner, pick up and knit 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more sts at the underarm, pm for BOR. [25 (27, 27, 28, 30, 33, 35, 37) sts for a sleeve]

Knit in the rounds until sleeve measures approx. 1” (2.5cm) before ¾ of the arm length (approx. 15”/38cm). Dec one st on the last round by working k2tog, then proceed to ribbing.

Ribbing

Change to US 10.5 (7mm) shorter needles. *k1, p1; rep from * around. Rep last rnd two more times; then BO loosely. Rep for other sleeve.

COLLAR

Using 7 mm needles pick up and knit 44 (44, 48, 48, 48, 48, 56, 56, 60) sts along neck opening. Knit in rows back and forth until the collar measures approx. 3-4” (7-10 cm) in height. BO loosely. Weave in all ends.

Congratulations! Your Rock Star Coat is now finished!


Schematics



Measurements in cm:
A: 55.5 (58: 60.5: 64.25: 66.75: 70.5: 73: 78)
B: 31.5 (34: 34: 35.5: 38: 42: 44.5: 47)
C: 22.5 (24.2: 24.2: 25.8: 27.5: 28.8: 30.4: 33.3)
D: 23.3 (23.2: 24.5: 23: 23.3: 22.2: 20: 18.8: 17.5)

Measurements in inches:
A: 22.25 (23.25: 24.25: 25.75: 26.75: 28.25: 29.25: 31.25)
B: 12.5 (13.5: 13.5: 14: 15: 16.5: 17.5: 18.5)
C: 9 (9.7: 9.7: 10.3: 11: 11.5: 12.2: 13.3)
D: 9.2 (9.2: 9.6: 9: 9.2: 8.8: 8: 7.4: 6.9)

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My Rock Star coat!



Life is good! Recently I’ve taken a few very simple rules on board in my quarantine life: not to worry about small things and find a reason to smile every day. The sun is shining brightly, my wip basket is full of new projects, and surprisingly I find time to work on new patterns every day.
Furry knit for every day wear

Today I would like to share my newest knitting experiment with you. I should say, I am pretty much in love with it! You know that feeling, when your expectations and ideas come true into exactly what you planned from the beginning.

My furry coat is finished and free knitting pattern is on its way!
Free knitting patterns for beginners

I called it Rock Star coat, haha. Not because I feel like a rock star myself, but because I was inspired by Jenna’s pictures, who was helping me to test this pattern.
Photo credit: Jenna Bowers

Rock Star coat is a total beginner-friendly knitting pattern. You literally only need to know just basic stitches (purl and knit). The coat is worked top down in rows. First several short rows are made to raise back neck, and you will need to make wraps & turns, but with furry yarn no one will see your mistakes in case you make them.
Oversized garment knitted with Scheepjes Furry Tales yarn

After that the yoke is worked with raglan increases until the separation point for body and sleeves. And then lower body and sleeves are finished separately. I chose ¾ length for my sleeves, but you can of course make them longer. As you can see in Jenna’s picture, she made the whole coat longer as well.
Photo credit: Jenna Bowers

The coat was designed as oversized, and I would recommend going for a bigger ease in the body and especially the sleeves. That’s because furry yarn “eats” ease quite a bit, and the sleeves might become tight.

The front bands are worked together with the yoke and body, and I didn’t plan buttons… I am thinking about either not adding any closure at all, or maybe invisible clasps. But to be honest, I am happy with my coat as it is!

No need to say my Rock Star coat was inspired by Scheepjes Furry Tales yarn (yarn review HERE). Softest and coziest yarn I have ever tried. In my opinion it works best with knitting (check my Furry Cloud Cowl), but can be used for crochet as well – see my Baby Bear of Furry Tales.
Soft and cozy

Furry Tales yarn is available in Scheepjes local shops and via online retailers:

Wool Warehouse*, Black Sheep Wools* (UK, international shipping)
Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe)
Taemombo* (US and Canada)
Free knitting pattern for beginners

With 8 mm needles the coat is finished in almost no time! Though you must be very careful with increases and use trustable markers not to lose the raglan seams.

Look at my silly jumping pictures! I am so very happy with my new coat. And I am jumping of happiness. You know why? Because life is good!

Would you like to try it out? Wait for the free pattern to come out next Friday!


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Brioche Lane Sweater – new pattern



My designing adventure in the garment world continues. I’ve become a little addicted to creating sweaters and cardigans. And brioche crochet became one of my favorite crochet techniques. So why not to combine them into something? A few months ago I got an idea of an oversized cropped summery sweater with slim short sleeves. And today the pattern is ready for release. Let me introduce – Brioche Lane Sweater.
Modern oversized sweater with cropped fit and short sleeves

The pattern is available on Etsy HERE and Ravelry HERE with 20% discount though Monday, April 27th, 2020. The price you see is already discounted and you don’t need any codes.

Recently I have taken an online class in grading knitwear garments (ohh, how thankful I am to find this course!), and Brioche Lane Sweater was the first one to which I applied my new knowledge. So it comes in more sizes than my previous garment designs – XXS-4X to fit the bust 32-48”.
Brioche crochet
Photo credit: frozen-photo.com
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The sweater was designed to fit with 8-15 in (20-38 cm) of positive ease at the bust and 1.25-2 in (3-5 cm) of positive ease at the upper arm. Because it’s an oversized design, it can also fit larger sizes. Just make sure to take accurate measurements of your actual bust and circumference of the upper arm to see which size might work best for you.

If you fall in between two sizes, I would suggest choosing the larger one. In the picture you can see size S (for bust 36”), and my actual bust is 35”. I like the spacious clothes, so I would probably go even for a wider one for myself.
Brioche crochet technique

The front of my new sweater is decorated with a brioche panel, and its width differs from size to size keep the final look of the sweater balanced. Brioche crochet is very easy to work, and progress pictures in the pattern will guide you through every round.

Because Brioche Lane Sweater was created as a summery garment, I chose Scheepjes Bamboo Soft yarn. It comes in nice and rich colors, and the yarn itself is very soft. My choice of colors was dark gray with golden. This combination is a bit out of my comfort zone (I am not a fan of yellow in general), but surprisingly I like it a lot. And I can already say that this summer my new brioche sweater will be one of the most worn pieces in my modest collection.
Photo credit: frozen-photo.com

You can have a look at Bamboo Soft colors at your local Scheepjes yarn shops, or order yarn online via international retailers (some of them might postpone shipping worldwide in the time of this blog post, because of the lockdown in many countries):

Wool Warehouse*, Black Sheep Wools*
Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe),
Taemombo* (US and Canada)

And for another version I used muted hand-dyed Merino Super Wash yarn from a local dyer. It’s warmer of course, but still not too warm and very nice against the skin.
Photo credit: frozen-photo.com

I am also very proud to show you work of my wonderful testers:

1. Sandra Veneman (L, Scheepjes Bamboo Soft)
2. Lisa Marlow (S, Scheepjes Skies)
3. Elizabeth Kalka (XS, Scheepjes Bamboo Soft)
4. Laura Jackson (XS, Scheepjes Bamboo Soft and Skies)
5. Esther Schippers (2X, Scheepjes Bamboo Soft)
6. Pam Hibbert (L, Scheepjes Bamboo Soft)
7. Loele van den Bergh (S, Scheepjes Bamboo Soft)
8. Sarah Fabbri (L, Scheepjes Organicon)
9. Jenna Bowers (L, Scheepjes Bamboo Soft)

How pretty are they?!..

And just to remind, Brioche Lane Sweater pattern is available on Etsy HERE and Ravelry HERE with 20% discount though Monday, April 27th, 2020. The price you see is already discounted and you don’t need any codes.

Wishing you peaceful weekend,


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Celestia CAL: with Love to Mosaic Crochet



It has not been long since we talked about mosaic crochet (check my latest Ocean Time Mandala pattern), and here is new pattern again! Well, technically it’s not a new one, as we had been working on it for at least one year now. But it was finally brought to public last week. And I am talking about Celestia blanket, exclusively designed for Crochet NOW magazine crochet-a-long 2020.
This crochet pattern was exclusively designed for Crochet NOW magazine

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You might think I am a bit obsessed with mosaic crochet at the moment, and you will be right. When Jenny, an editor for Crochet NOW magazine, approached me two years ago with an idea of designing a CAL for them, I knew it would have meant to be something mosaic. Why? Because the technique is so simple, and the finished fabric is so very effective. Every single time.

Celestia blanket is about hexagon motifs, each with a new mosaic stitch pattern. I’ve been experimenting with different shapes and hexies is one of my favourite, too. So, Celestia is a mix of several loves of mine which met together in one blanket.
Scheepjes Colour Crafter version

We decided to bring new CAL in two colourways – both with Scheepjes yarns. The original version was designed with 100% premium acrylic Colour Crafter yarn, and I was asked to use gentle pastel shades together with bright icy white.

To be honest, in the beginning I was a bit skeptical about this color scheme, as pinks and baby blues are absolutely of my comfort designing zone. But when all motifs were finished and joined together, I fell in love! And so fell in love ALL my friends who saw the blanket before it was shipped to a publisher. It looks very soft, and gentle, and fragile. A true Celestia look, whatever it means :)
Scheepjes Colour Crafter version

For the second colorway Jenny asked me to pick yarn and colors myself, and because I am big fan of Scheepjes Metropolis, I chose this yarn. In dramatic graphite gray for the main color and rainbow splash for a contrast. 
Scheepjes Metropolis version

This sample was a bit of a challenge, as I didn’t make it myself. Several lovely ladies kindly agreed to help me test the pattern, each of them made motifs with one contrast color, and Jenny joined them and added a tiny lace border. So I haven’t seen the finished blanket until the very end. I was hoping the colors would play together nicely, but the final result turned out even better than I thought! Love it, too.
Scheepjes Metropolis version

Despite difference in weight (DK for Colour Crafter and fingering for Metropolis), I decided to use same hook size (4 mm) and gauge for both blankets. And they are exactly the same size – approx. 125cm x 165cm.

Mosaic crochet uses very basic crochet stitches, but sometimes their placement might be tricky. Celestia blanket pattern comes with full row-by-row written instructions and charts. If you want additional support while working on this CAL, be sure to join this Facebook group and get in touch with others who are taking part!
Scheepjes Metropolis version

As already mentioned, Celestia blanket was exclusively designed for Crochet NOW magazine, and will only available there. A new portion of instructions will be published monthly. Part 1 can be found in Issue 55 of Crochet Now which will be in shops and available online from Thursday 23rd April!

If you’re unable to get to the shops, don’t worry! You can order a copy online with free delivery from www.craftstash.co.uk from the on-sale date, or have it delivered directly to your door before anyone else when you subscribe today. If you subscribe now, you will additionally receive all the yarn you need to create the Colour Crafter version of the blanket, delivered safely to your door (*UK offer only...)!
Scheepjes Colour Crafter version

If you are located outside UK, please, be aware that due to the current COVID-19 situation, the international shipping might be affected. You might want to get in touch with your stockist to check they are shipping internationally before placing your order. To be on the safe side, you can still get access to the CAL via digital editions at Pocketmags, the magazine can be ordered for worldwide delivery from Craftstash, and international subscriptions are available at Moremags.
Scheepjes Metropolis version

Crochet NOW magazine has teamed up with UK retailers to deliver your ready yarn packs for Celestia CAL. If you want to purchase on, I would be very grateful if you use one of the links below. They are affiliate and I might be compensated with a tiny amount from each sale while you will not pay anything extra: Wool Warehouse, Deramores, Black Sheep Wools.

Because international shipping is very limited at the moment, please, also check with your local Scheepjes stockists to see if they carry yarns and colors. Find a complete list of materials below.

Colour Crafter* version:

7x Barneveld (1005)
2x Texel (1019)
2x Den Bosch (1241)
2x Coevorden (1823)
1x Assen (1065)
1x Wolvega (1099)

Metropolis* version:

11x Miami (069)
3x Marseille (019)
3x Lima (055)
3x Abu Dhabi (032)
2x Quebec (077)
2x Tehran (036)

Check further details on Crochet NOW magazine's website HERE.

Can’t wait for the beginning of Celestia CAL and seeing your beautiful creations! If you share them online, please use hashtag #CelestiaCAL and #designedbylillabjorn.

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