Layered triangles with rainbow of colorful triangles after neutral base triangles, Prism Blanket, crochet afghan pattern  by Susan Carlson of Felted Button colorful crochet patterns

Prism Blanket Make-a-Long MAL

I'm thrilled to be announcing something that's been in the works for quite some time now...



So what's a Scheepjes Make-A-Long (MAL), you may ask? It's a bit like having your own personal crochet club, one that meets at your convenience from the comfort of your own home and joins together with friends to crochet a project, share progress, ask questions and rejoice in your love for crochet and yarn! I'm tickled that for this MAL we will be making one of my designs--a colorful blanket with lots of texture, color and interest called the Prism Blanket. 

The Prism Blanket is a uniquely constructed blanket worked in two layers of triangles each layer being joined as-you-go. I love it, of course, because it's done in typical Felted Button fashion with oodles of color and plenty of texture. It's size as written is 100cm (39.4in) x 120cm (47.3in) but  could be made larger, if you wish.

If you haven't already, join in with others from all around the world in the Facebook group of your choice: 
Information, updates on the MAL, and discussion will take place there to give you support and comaraderie all along your Prism journey. 

Below are some details about this colorful MAL.


Prism Blanket MAL hosted by Scheepjes (crochet pattern designed by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

PATTERN
The pattern for this MAL will be released all in one on Etsy here and Ravelry here where it can be purchased at a discount price of $2 from July 22 to Aug 22, 2019. With your purchase, the following 3 formats will be available to you. After purchase, choose the one that best suits your needs. Please note the titles for the files:
  • Print-friendly version English US terms (PrismBlanketMAL US)
  • Print-friendly version English UK terms (PrismBlanketMAL UK)
  • Print-friendly version Nederlands (PrismBlanketMAL NL)
All versions of the pattern include a complete list of materials, color placement diagram, and tested pattern instructions including stitch abbreviations, special stitch explanations, additional notes and joining instructions, as well as some photos to help you. 

MATERIALS
For your Prism Blanket you will need 19 balls of Scheepjes Colour Crafter, 9 balls for the base color and one ball of each of the other 10 colors for the top triangles. 
  • Yarn: Scheepjes Colour Crafter*
    • (100% Acrylic; 100g/300m)

       

      A:1083 Tilburg x 1 ball

       

      B:1132 Leek x 1 ball (or 1723 Vlissingen)

       

      C:1263 Leerdam x 1 ball

       

      D:1259 Groningen x 1 ball

       

      E:1422 Eelde x 1 ball

       

      F:1082 Zwolle x 1 ball

       

      G:1432 Heerlen x 1 ball

       

      H:1084 Hengelo x 1 ball

       

      I:1061 Meppel x 1 ball

       

      J:1241 Den Bosch x 1 ball

       

      BC: 1203 Heerenveen x 9 balls
  • 4mm hook*
  • Tapestry or yarn needle
Note that in the list of yarns above, either color 1132 Leek or 1723 Vlissingen can be used for Color B. (The photo shows Color B, 1132 Leek.) You may also choose any yarn colors you wish from the amazing display below. Can you believe the amazing color choices!
 
Scheepjes Colour Crafter -- 96 colors available (100% premium Acrylic; 100g/300m)

You can find your Scheepjes Colour Crafter yarn at any of these places, all with international shipping:

Deramores*
Wool Warehouse*
Knotty House*
Black Sheep Wools*
Local Scheepjes Retailers

Update: Yarn kits are available now at Deramores here.

GAUGE
I know, I know. It's the blasted discussion of gauge. But, to be certain that you have plenty of yarn, I suggest working your first base triangle as detailed in the pattern, with the suggested 4mm hook and then measuring one side. If it measures at 4"/10cm or a bit LESS, you are good to go. If you are too big, I suggest going down a hook size to achieve the 4"/10cm measurement. However, if you still find that your triangles are too big, it may be that you are a "lifter". I suggest watching this video by Esther about the golden loop to adjust your stitch height to meet gauge. (I heard a little mouse say: There may be a bonus pattern at the end of the MAL for which you'll want enough leftover yarn.)

VIDEO TUTORIAL
We are very fortunate to have a video tutorial of the tricky bits (joining of the base and top triangles, as well as the first round of the border) by the smooth-voiced, ever-clear Esther of It's all in a Nutshell. Note that the video is made in English/US terms. The video will be available in this post when it is published on July 22, 2019. Thank you, Esther!!

#prismblanketMAL
Use this hashtag on all of your social media postings about the MAL, whether it be IG, Twitter, or Facebook! And please tag me so I can see all of your beautiful work. The most delightful part about this crocheting gig is seeing the beautiful works that others make with my patterns.

To make things easy to find, I've compiled a list of resources below.
RESOURCES


Prism Blanket MAL hosted by Scheepjes (crochet pattern designed by Susan Carlson of Felted Button
I'm so happy you've decided to join us!! Grab your yarn and poise those hooks for a colorful journey!
 
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