Spirits of Life Blanket (notes about how to adjust the pattern)

Turning Spirits of Life wrap into a blanket has been on my to-do list since first part of the CAL was published. Every month I was telling myself I should sit down to adjust the math and to complete a new sample. But because new ideas keep coming to my head, this blanket was never done. But several weeks ago in my Facebook group I saw a post by Micaya Vance Clymer. She shared pictures of her own blanket based on the Spirits of Life pattern. And (fantastic news!) she kindly allowed me to share her notes with you! By the way if you are still not with us on Facebook, please, don’t hesitate and join our group HERE – for fun and inspiration.
Spirits of Home blanket is based on Spirits of Life Wrap CAL. The pattern was adjusted by Micaya Vance Clymer. Find original free pattern on www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Photo credit: Micaya Vance Clymer

For her Spirit of Home blanket (this is how it is called) Micaya used same Scheepjes yarns as in original wrap version – Spirit and Catona, but in different colors. You can find exact colors, their placement and yardages on Micaya’s Ravelry page HERE.

Both yarns are available in your local Scheepjes shops or via online retailers:

Wool Warehouse*, Deramores* and Black Sheep Wools* (all in UK, international shipping)
Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe)
Knotty House* (Canada)

And if you like original colors, then two kits should be enough to finish this blanket. The kits are still available for purchase via Wool Warehouse HERE, Deramores HERE, Black Sheep Wools HERE, Caro's Atelier HERE.

Spirits of Life pattern comes with detailed written instructions, charts and video-tutorials for every part. Find General Information HERE and scroll down for links to every part. In order to be able to adjust it to the blanket size you’ll need to refer to original pattern and follow Micaya’s notes as-you-go. For two mosaic and two C2C parts written instructions will not be valid, because all charts were adjusted. So you will need to follow the charts only.
Spirits of Home blanket is based on Spirits of Life Wrap CAL. The pattern was adjusted by Micaya Vance Clymer. Find original free pattern on www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Photo credit: Micaya Vance Clymer

Here is what Micaya did to turn wrap into a blanket.


I made the blanket 226 stitches wide, rather than 113, and I removed two of the C2C panels, as indicated below, because I felt that otherwise the blanket would be too long and skinny. This gave me a blanket approx. 117 x 146cm/46 x 57.5" large.

Part 1

Begin by chaining 228.
Rows 23, 27, 31: As in pattern, except you will end with 4sc – 37 tr2tog.


Part 2

In the mosaic section, you'll need a border of only 3 stitches on the right and 2 on the left of the pattern repeats. You'll get 13 repeats of the pattern rather than 6. See the chart below.

On Row 28 (and all rows with SPsc in sections 4, 5, and 7): [3sc, 1Spsc] across, ending with 2sc.

Part 3

Make 8 squares rather than four, join squares together as in pattern. After joining your squares, you'll only have 225 stitches on your strip of squares, and 226 stitches on the last row of Part 2. I compensated by just slip stitching 2 stitches on the main part of the blanket together while I was joining the wrap.
Spirits of Home blanket is based on Spirits of Life Wrap CAL. The pattern was adjusted by Micaya Vance Clymer. Find original free pattern on www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Photo credit: Micaya Vance Clymer

Part 4


Work Divider 1. Row 1: Add an extra dc to get your stitch count back up to 226!

Now work C2C Panel 1 with the following adjustments:

You're making a wider border on either side of the zigzag repeats. There were two extra lines added to the bottom and top of the chart. Each “triangle” is repeated 6 times rather than 3 (see charts below).

Note: There are 17 rows marked in the original pattern where, when joining the C2C panel to the body of the wrap, you will skip only 1 stitch. In order to make the stitch count work out for the double-width blanket, you'll have to do this 29 times. TBH, I just fudged this by marking stitches 31, 64, 97, 131, 163, and 196 on the body of the blanket before beginning the C2C panel. Then, I just made sure that the points of my zigzags lined up with the marked stitches, skipping either 1 or 2 stitches on the body of the blanket to make things line up right. So, the ends of rows 12, 24, 36, 48, 60 and 72 are slip stitched to the marked stitches.

Work Divider 2 with 226 stitches.

Part 5

Work C2C Panel 2 then Divider 2.

C2C panel: When attaching the C2C panel to the body of the blanket, I just skipped either 1 or 2 stitches on the body of the blanket as needed to make it visually line up with Part 4, but you might put markers on stitches 19, 48, 81, 114, 147, 180 and 213 and make sure that the points of your zigzags attach there. So, the ends of rows 6, 18, 30, 42, 54, 66 and 78 are slip stitched to the marked stitches.

Part 6

As in part 3

Part 7

Divider, Row 1: Add an extra dc to get your stitch count back up to 226!
In the mosaic section, you'll need a border of only 9 stitches on either side of the pattern repeats. You'll get 8 repeats of the pattern. See the chart below.

Part 8

Rows 13, 21: Begin with 3sc, not 2sc
Row 17: Begin with 5sc

Border

As in pattern.

I LOVE how Micaya’s Spirit of Home blanket turn out. And I am still strong in my idea to make one for myself. :)

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