Squares and Cables… wip in progress

You may probably know I have been working on a new blanket design using Stone Washed XL* yarn by Scheepjes. I had a few more sleepless nights and I am very close to writing the pattern down. Next week I will be busy making a photo-tutorial and hopefully I will also show you finished blanket. Oh yes, the pattern will be free!
Celtic crochet square - free pattern by Lilla Bjorn

What is my blanket about? It is about cables again. Cables and squares. Last year my Celtic Cabled Mandala design was released and it had a huge success. And this showed me crochet cables are very trendy right now. Patterns with front post stitches are not lazy and require lots of attention. And they are fun to follow and to make. Very often they call for just one colour, and there is no need to weave in endless yarn tails. And that’s a big advantage, don’t you agree?

Celtic crochet square - free pattern by Lilla Bjorn

I chose Stone Washed XL yarn because it’s very tactile, very nice to touch and perfect for blanket designs. It’s Aran weight and blankets made with this yarn give a nice heavy feel. I can’t wait to join my squares together and to snuggle under this blanket.
Celtic crochet square - free pattern by Lilla Bjorn

As I noted last week, I am using Crystal Quartz for my own blanket. But Stone Washed XL by Scheepjes has a very nice range of colours, and you can choose what you like the most. I made several samples to show you – in Moon Stone, Boulder Opal and Smokey Quartz. There will be one more sample in Amazonite, I will finish it and show you next week. I think cables look equally good when made with both light and dark shades. It’s even possible to mix them.
Celtic crochet square - free pattern by Lilla Bjorn

In free pattern I will give you exact yardages for each square, and you will be able to compose your own blanket.

In a meanwhile you can have a look at colour charts at Wool Warehouse (HERE*) and Deramores (HERE*) – both retailers ship orders worldwide. Stone Wahsed XL yarn is also available at Paradise Fibers* (US) and in your local Scheepjes shops.

And now I am back to my crochet again… See you soon!

UPDATE: the pattern for Celtic Tiles Square is available HERE.

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  1. Beautiful those Celtic figures 👍👍

  2. Beautiful! Can't wait to try it!

  3. I have been saving so many cable patterns lately. This is perfect! I can't wait to see the patterns. Thank you

  4. Is there a link to the pattern?

    1. Yes, the pattern is available here: https://www.lillabjorncrochet.com/2017/02/celtic-tiles-blanket-free-overlay.html

      I will update this blog post. Thank you :)

  5. This is gorgeous, I will have to give the squares a try, thank you so much for the patterns.:)


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