A Spicier Life Blanket by Sandra Paul
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A Spicier Life Blanket

Crochet
October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in granny blocks
4.0 mm (G)
2530 yards (2313 m)
UK
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

A Spicier Life Crochet Along

#spicierlifecal

A CAL running from 19th September to 7th November 2017. The Introduction will be available on 19th Sept, with 6 pattern parts to be released on Tuesdays, starting on 3rd October.

Skill Level
Easy/Intermediate
This pattern is intended to help someone who has learnt the basics of crochet and is now looking to move on and increase their crochet confidence. This pattern starts out simple and progresses through to intermediate stitches and combinations. Includes helpful photos and tips to guide you through each section and video tutorials for new stitches.

Skills Needed
Follow a basic written crochet pattern using abbreviations.
Work back and forth in rows and change colours.
Work basic stitches (eg: dc, htr, tr, dtr)
It would also be helpful to know how to work decreases (eg: tr2tog, tr3tog)

Yarn
Four Yarn Packs available from Black Sheep Wools:
Jaipur in Rialto DK
Jaipur in Special DK
Taj Mahal in Special DK
Bollywood in Special DK

Pattern Includes:

  • A full written pattern with clear instructions
  • Row by row colour guide
  • Helpful photos for each section
  • Social media and Spice of Life Facebook group links
  • Swatching help
  • Notes and helpful tips for each section
  • Links to other helpful tutorials and videos
  • Blanket re-sizing information

Carol’s Spicier Life Blanket
A supplemental pdf, and a brief guide to making a second blanket with the left over Stylecraft colour pack yarns.

Pattern written in:
UK Terms

Errata:
Amendments shown in bold

GRANNIES, Row 2
(ERROR UPDATED on ‘Spicier Life Part 1 v2)
Stitch count information should read: “[146 sts / 48 3tr shells + 1tr at each end]

SHELL FANS, Row 4
(ERROR UPDATED on ‘Spicier Life Part 1 v2)
Stitch count information should read: “[145 sts / 23 5tr shells + 3tr shell at each end]”

LARKING AROUND, Row 2
(ERROR UPDATED on ‘Spicier Life Part 2 v2)
Asterisk (*) marking repeat moved: Row 2 (RS): 3ch counts as 1tr, 1tr, 1SPtr into skipped st from last row, 1tr, *1ch, skip 1, 1tr, 1SPtr into skipped st from last row, 1tr* repeat from * to * to last st, 1tr. [145 sts / 36 spikes, 35 ch sps]

BOBBLES (2), Row 2
Last tr removed: …. “1dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end”.

PHOTOS: STACKED WAVES, Row 3
Typo amended on number of skipped stitches: …“the number of skipped stitches alternates between 1 and 3.”

RAISED LINES, Row 4
Missing ‘skip 1’ added: …“3ch counts as 1tr, 1tr in same place, skip 1, 1FPdtr, *skip 1, 3tr in next st, skip 1, 1FPdtr,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, skip 1, 2tr in last st.”

PATTERN UPDATES
17th October 2017 - Part 1 updated (New File: Part 1 v2)
Corrects errata on ‘Grannies’ - Row 2
Corrects errata on ‘Shell Fans’ - Row 4

10th October 2017 - Part 2 updated (New File: Part 2 v2)
Corrects errata on ‘Larking Around’ - Row 2
Correct UK to US stitch conversions for spike stitches