A while ago I stumbled over the fantastic patterns of Maliha Design. I instantly bought her fantastic Walk in Woods pattern. The pictures were great and I was really looking forward to crochet this pattern. I was so blown away that I did not even realize, that it was a knitting pattern. I am not a very good knitter so I decided to adapt the pattern and change it a little to a blanket. I contacted Maliha Design and they have been so kind to give me permission to write a crochet pattern.
I always wanted to crochet a whole blanket with less colour but more structure, so this was the perfect opportunity to do so. I am in love with Scheepjes Cahlista since it has been launched. I used every colour in my The Move On Up Wrap so it was kind of hard to choose only three colours. I have to say that the Scheepjes Cahlista was the perfect choice for this blanket.
Finally I decided to use the colours Old Lace, Saffron and Midnight. The combination of blue and white gives the blanket a maritime touch, doesn`t it? That was exactly what I wanted to achieve because this blanket is going to be a present for a friend of mine who is a passionate fisherman and he is soon going to be a daddy.
The Mosaic technique gives the the blanket a very nice texture and structure which in my opinion is just perfect for a baby blanket. As a father of two I know, that Babies want to feel, touch and play with their blankets. (Or maybe is it something special with my kids…)
Another advantage of using less colours is that you do not have to deal with tons of loose ends. The whole blanket actually has exactly 16 ends to sew in.
The whole pattern combines two different mosaic charts. The first one (I call it “The Snake”) is a multiple of 4 stitches (plus 5). The second one (“The Waves”) is a multiple of 16 stitches (plus 5). This makes this pattern adjustable by a multiple of 16 stitches, because those of us who know their maths easily can figure out that 4×4 is 16. The sides are also crocheted after “The Snake” chart. They do have a slightly different start and ending, that’s why the written pattern looks different.
The pattern is not tested! If you find mistakes or have troubles understanding please do not hesitate to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org or if it is urgent via Instagram.
Pattern update 6/3/2018: I found a little mistake in the pattern: In row 17 and 18 you ch2, skip 1 stitch (as you always do) and NOT ch1, skip 1 stitch. I changed that in the pattern now. Sorry for that.
Update: As a few people asked: Yarn A: OLd Lace, Yarn B: Saffron, Yarn C: Midnight Blue.
As I crochet very tight you may order one extra ball of Old Lace, and one of Midnight Blue so it is :
Yarn A: 10 balls colour 130 / old lace
Yarn B: 2 balls colour 249 / saffron
Yarn C: 7 balls colour 527 / midnight
I made an extra PDF with the mosaic charts so it will be easier for you to print them.
The wonderful and super talented Scheepjesblogger Christina of A Spoonful of Yarn translated the pattern to dutch. Thank you very much!
The pattern is now available in german language too. The wonderful sine_wave helped me with that. She is not only a talented crocheter and knitter she captures also amazing pictures. Go check out her Instagram.
If you use my patterns and post pictures in social medias it would be nice to link or refer to my blog www.martinupnorthblog.wordpress.com and use #martinupnorth . Feedback is more than welcome!
More adventures ahead. More to come soon from up north…