Spice of Life Blanket by Sandra Paul

Spice of Life Blanket

by Sandra Paul
September 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in treble crochet (UK)
4.0 mm (G)
2300 - 2500 yards (2103 - 2286 m)
One Size: 106 x 138 cm (42 x 54")
both US and UK
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Spice of Life Crochet Along

This Spice of Life Blanket pattern was originally released in parts for the Cherry Heart and Black Sheep Wools CAL. Now available as one complete pdf.

This is the first of the ‘Spicy’ CAL blankets, to find the second blanket, see ‘A Spicier Life’.

Skill Level
This pattern is intended to help someone who has learnt the basics of crochet and is now looking to move increase their crochet confidence. This pattern starts with the basics and progresses through to intermediate stitches and combinations. It is a great way to get used to working from written patterns and will guide you step by step through each stage with tips and photo tutorials.

14 balls of Rico Baby Classic DK
1 x Cream (2)
1 x Vanilla (3)
1 x Red (9)
1 x Petrol (10)
1 x Purple (16)
1 x Ice Blue (23)
1 x Turquoise (25)
2 x Light Green (27)
1 x Melon (33)
1 x Grass (35)
1 x Jeans (36)
1 x Clay (37)
1 x Smokey Rose (39)

Yarn Substitutions
You’ll need 180 yards in 13 colours for the main blanket
You’ll also need an extra 180 yards in your chosen border colour
(Based on the original Rico yarn pack.)

NOTE: You may need more yardage if you are using a different yarn or if your tension does not match the pattern gauge

Pattern Includes

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

This pattern is written in UK Terms
Updated to include all parts in one download, this revised version includes extra information released during the CAL and helpful tips.


A list of available translations (and links where relevant) are given below.

NOTE: For extra information and help with this pattern, please also download and refer to the UK version.

With many thanks to analea

With warm thanks to Iris van Meer of Een Mooi Gebaar (use link below for download)

With much thanks to Stella of Mes petit (ré)créations