Bright rainbow crochet striped blanket draped over white couch, Every Bit a Blanket, free crochet afghan pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button colorful crochet patterns

Every Bit a Blanket Reveal

Today is the day for a revelation! If you saw last week's post (here) about the new project I've been working on using Scheepjes Cahlista, you know that I've been having an '84 ball blast' with all of my favorite colors! (Guess what, I claim no real favorite colors--just a few that sing to me more quietly.)

Wanna see?

Every Bit a Blanket by Felted Button using Scheepjes Cahlista Colour Pack (free pattern coming soon)

I've named it Every Bit a Blanket because it used nearly every bit of the 84 colors of my Cahlista Colour Pack...
 
Cahlista Colour Pack (84 of 109 colors) used in Every Bit a Blanket --free crochet pattern by Felted Button
 
Since these "cutie pie" yarn balls are a mere 15g each, I wanted to design something that could let each one have a chance to sing without wasting a bunch. You know the dilemma when you have wee bits of yarn left--too small to make anything significant but too large to be tossed? I wanted a strategy that used as much as possible without having sad little left-overs. So each ball got its very own row. 
 
Every Bit a Blanket by Felted Button using Scheepjes Cahlista Colour Pack (free pattern coming soon)

The remaining scraps were used for the squares that frame each end. Since the pattern calls for a two-row repeat, one of the rows consumes a bit more yarn, so those colors were used to work the first two rounds of each square with the larger leftover colors used for the next two rounds.


Every Bit a Blanket by Felted Button using Scheepjes Cahlista Colour Pack (free pattern coming soon)
 
Every Bit a Blanket by Felted Button using Scheepjes Cahlista Colour Pack (free pattern coming soon)

Every Bit a Blanket by Felted Button using Scheepjes Cahlista Colour Pack (free pattern coming soon)
 
I'm really pleased with the colors, of course, but I'm equally happy with the texture and "scrappy" look of this blanket. I decided not to "frame" it with a border for this very reason. Bonus: The Cahlista cotton* has such a beautiful weight--warm but breathable, which I find delightful all year round. And like I said in my earlier post, it doesn't do the fuzzy thing like some softer cottons.
 
My Every Bit a Blanket pattern will be available for free next week. I hope you enjoy your week and find lots of time to crochet, spend time with the ones you love most, and get your hooks poised with yarn at the ready.
 
Every Bit a Blanket by Felted Button using Scheepjes Cahlista Colour Pack (free pattern coming soon)
 
If you are interested in finding some Scheepjes Cahlista, you can find it in the following places (all with international shipping, but the colour pack is only available to those in the UK or CA because of shipping restrictions):
 
 
If you want to get some Cahlista but in larger balls and fewer colors, there are 50g balls available in the same 109 colors, too. If you use the above links marked with an * to purchase your yarn, it doesn't cost you any more but provides me a small comission that allows me to continue making free patterns. Thanks so much for your support of my work.
 
Be back soon with the free pattern! You can be in the "Button" loop on the release of this and other fun patterns and crochet tips by following Felted Button on Facebook here or Instagram here.
 
| On the Board | -- 
xoxo
Susan Carlson -- colorful crochet designer behind Felted Button

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