Colourful Rainbow Sampler CAL

Blocks of colour, a variety of stitches and a large comfortable size make the Colourful Rainbow Sampler blanket a must-make! This project is a Kickstarter for both your stitch repertoire and your rainbow collection. Written instructions and crochet charts step you through the different sections, with photo tutorials to help you visualize the pattern. If you’re a crocheter who has mastered the basic stitches, and if you’re looking for something exciting to make, this blanket checks all the boxes.

Starting May 6th 2020 I will host a CAL for this fabulous pattern. Each week you will get a section of the pattern, and we'll crochet along together towards a finished blanket. Doesn't that sound like a great way to spend time right now?

How did the Sampler Blanket start?

The Rainbow Sampler Blanket is one of my very first patterns. Back when I started crocheting I decided to challenge myself. I grabbed some paper and lots of coloured pencils and started sketching. There were many stitches that I wanted to try, and it helped that I didn’t consider this to be a ‘pattern’. It was truly my Sampler Blanket.

Over the course of a year I worked on this blanket, occasionally posting pictures on Haak Maar Raak to show progress. Once finished I was stunned by the positive response from the crochet community. Because I never intended this as a ‘designed’ blanket, I didn’t write a pattern along. So after many questions, I made up a recipe; loose instructions for anybody looking to make their own Sampler.

Over the years I’ve looked at this pattern as a designer and realised it wasn’t up to standard with my other patterns. So at the beginning of 2019 I decided that it was time to recreate this iconic blanket. I used many of the colours I did in the original version, but this time I was determined to write a proper pattern. It took me the better part of a year and lots of testing, writing and charting, but I'm happy to say that that's now all done. To celebrate this new and improved version, I’m hosting a CAL for anybody who wants to join.

What has happened to the old Sampler pattern?

Because I’ve tweaked so much of the old pattern along the way I decided to take the old pattern offline. It would be very confusing to have an old and a new version of the same blanket. If you are working on the 'old' Sampler blanket I got two pieces of advice for you. If you are in the early stages, rip it out and start over, along with the CAL. I promise the new pattern will be much clearer. If you are already quite far in the pattern and don’t want to start over, send me an email at kirsten@haakmaarraak.nl and I’ll give you access to the old pattern.

When does the CAL start?

The CAL starts on May 6th 2020. It will run for 11 weeks, with the final part of the pattern being released on July 15th. I will run this CAL in the Haak Maar Raak Community on Facebook, so join us if you’re not a member yet! If you can’t keep up with the pace, no worries. The pattern will remain available indefinitely on my blog.

Who's the CAL for?

If you're a beginning crocheter who knows how to make chains, single crochets and double crochets I'm sure you can manage this project. You will learn several different stitch patterns (up to 13!) during the various weeks. I've written this pattern specifically with the not-so-experienced pattern reader in mind. So while I am using abbreviations, I'm not abbreviating the pattern to its fullest to improve on the readability of the pattern. The different stitch patterns will have photo tutorials to help you along, and there are colourful crochet charts included to guide you. Please note that at this stage video tutorials are not planned for this CAL.

Stitch patterns that you will learn are:

  • Popcorn
  • Bobble
  • Puff Stitch
  • Granny Clusters
  • Wave stitches
  • Larksfoot Stitch
  • Herringbone stitch
  • Reversed Popcorns
  • Crab stitch
  • Surface crochet
  • Catherine Wheel
  • Shells (well, one of the million versions that exist!)
  • Star stitch

The blanket has been designed in such a way that if you feel like you can't do a certain stitch, you can skip that section or replace it with a different stitch pattern. We'll work it out! The blanket as designed measures 190 x 195 cm (75 x 77in). Large, and comfortable!

What yarn do we use?

I designed this CAL with Scheepjes Colour Crafter. Colour Crafter is an affordable premium acrylic yarn, available in many colours and deliciously soft after its first wash. Almost all Scheepjes retailers stock this yarn, so give your local retailer a call. If you want to order online, have a look at one of the following online retailers who stock Colour Crafter:

* Please do check the shipping policies before ordering. At this time they might not ship to all countries.

I understand that at the moment your preferred retailer might not ship internationally anymore. I can’t help that, but what I can do is make all the available yarns and quantities per week known in advance so you have all the information necessary to check whether you have enough yarns at home and to see if your local retailer has what you need. I will do so over the following days.

This is the list of colours that we will be using:

Scheepjes Colour Crafter (100% Premium Acrylic, 100g/300m):

  • Colour A: 1063 Rotterdam x 4 balls
  • Colour B: 1005 Barneveld x 1 ball
  • Colour C: 1425 Deventer x 1 ball
  • Colour D: 1034 Urk x 1 ball
  • Colour E: 1019 Texel x 1 ball
  • Colour F: 1263 Leerdam x 1 ball
  • Colour G: 1081 Gouda x 1 ball
  • Colour H: 1241 Den Bosch x 1 ball
  • Colour I: 1130 Sittard x 1 ball
  • Colour J: 1020 Leiden x 1 ball
  • Colour K: 1316 Almelo x 1 ball
  • Colour L: 1065 Assen x 1 ball
  • Colour M: 1132 Leek x 1 ball
  • Colour N: 1083 Tilburg x 1 ball
  • Colour O: 1123 Roermond x 1 ball
  • Colour P: 1067 Hoorn x 1 ball
  • Colour Q: 1080 Venlo x 1 ball
  • Colour R: 1023 Tiel x 1 ball
  • Colour S: 1068 Den Helder x 1 ball
  • Colour T: 1009 Utrecht x 1 ball
  • Colour U: 1061 Meppel x 1 ball
  • Colour V: 1084 Hengelo x 1 ball
  • Colour W: 1390 Amersfoort x 1 ball
  • Colour X: 1246 Maastricht x 1 ball
  • Colour Y: 1708 Alkmaar x 1 ball

Colour Crafter is available in many more colours. So feel free to mix and match colour combinations to your heart's desire!

Yarn leftovers

It's both the joy and burden of designing with many colours: leftovers. I've optimised the new version of the CAL blanket to work economically with colours and removed colours that were only used for a single row. Still, you're still using 25 different shades in this blanket. We will have many leftovers after this is finished, ranging from ~15 grams to ~65 grams per ball. On the plus side, this means that you barely have to worry about gauge and can go by the look and feel of the blanket instead of yarn weight. I'd like to think of this blanket as your Rainbow Collection Kickstarter. You can make many more beautiful rainbow projects after this blanket. I'll hook you up with some tips later!

Yarns used per week

I have created an overview of the amount of yarn that you will use per colour per week. Please note: this is the max. yardage based on the results between me and my testers. The numbers represent the grams used.

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Replies

Tricia
Love love 💕 gorgeous colours...hook at the ready..well done fabulous work ❤️🧶 April 06, 2020 14:05 - Reply
lindaarnaout@deebrown.com
I LOVE THIS AND CAN'T WAIT. April 06, 2020 15:13 - Reply
Kirsten
Yay!! April 08, 2020 09:06 - Reply
KatyC
FYI - the colour numbers are the same for nearly all Stylecraft Special DK. April 06, 2020 17:39 - Reply
VivLM
Hi KatyC. I didn't quite understand this reference to Stylecraft but I'd definitely be interested in making this blanket in Special DK. Does anyone have a list of colours we could substitute? April 07, 2020 10:26 - Reply
Kris
Hi VivLM! What KatyC means is that the Stylecraft and Colour Crafter yarns use the EXACT SAME numbers for the same colors. So, 1063 Rotterdam in Colour Crafter is 1063 Graphite in Stylecraft. What this means is that you can just look at the #s used in the CC and sub the SAME NUMBER in Stylecraft. Hope this helps! April 11, 2020 14:53 - Reply
Mary Toon
Will this pattern be available in US English? April 06, 2020 19:58 - Reply
Kirsten
It will be! April 06, 2020 20:27 - Reply
Michelle McCloud
Love these colors and details!! Can't wait to crochet it with you April 06, 2020 21:35 - Reply
Michelle White
Looking forward to this, love a colourful, generous blanket ❤🧶 April 06, 2020 22:05 - Reply
M-R Stringer
This is simply breathtaking, Kirsten. But.
I'm not on Facebook and never will be. This fact prevents enormous enjoyment of many craft projects; but it can't be helped.
I just participate in those on websites, and mourn missing ones like this.
You new site is beautiful, and so must be your husband. April 06, 2020 22:34 - Reply
Kirsten
Don't worry, the patterns will be available on my blog. So you can follow along right here! Facebook is more for the practical support whenever people have questions, or want to cheer eachother on. It's just one aspect of the CAL though; the pattern is accessible to everybody! April 07, 2020 16:21 - Reply
Babs Ley
What are the measurements in cm? April 07, 2020 01:05 - Reply
Kirsten
Hi Babs,
190 x 195 cm! April 07, 2020 16:20 - Reply
Cindy
I love this colorful blanket but can't stand acrylic yarn. Is there a wool or cotton yarn that you would suggest? April 07, 2020 01:47 - Reply
Kirsten
Hi Cindy, I would have a look at either Scheepjes Catona (mercerised) or Scheepjes Cotton 8 (non-mercerised). Both are cotton yarns. Catona is available in 100+ colours so you can match the Acryl colours to that. Cotton 8 is available in slightly less colours but is very soft. Both are affordable and have plenty of yardage. Hope ths helps! April 07, 2020 09:05 - Reply
Teri
This may be a ridiculous request, but . . . The cotton yarns come in 50 gm balls. Woudl you be able to list the colors where we would need just the 50 gram? Since I see that for some colors we would have as much as 65 grams left, that would help. April 08, 2020 16:10 - Reply
Teri
I mean, I could just buy 2 balls of the cotton for every 1 ball of the colors listed . . . but just trying to keep cost down since the cotton is more expensive. Thank you! April 08, 2020 16:14 - Reply
Kirsten
I'm currently putting all tester yardages and mine together so you can make an informed decision. That doc will be available by the end of this week!

Do keep in mind that you're not only looking at weight but also at meterage - some 50g cottons might have less than half the meterage than a 100g acrylic skein, depending on the yarn weight! April 08, 2020 18:56 - Reply
Betty
Ik ga mee doen wat een mooie steken en kleuren geweldig heb er zin in. April 07, 2020 08:50 - Reply
Alison
I love this and have ordered my yarn, but in a different colourway. I do not have facebook though. Will I be able to have the pattern weekly on the blog? April 07, 2020 13:25 - Reply
Kirsten
Yes, Alison the pattern will be posted here, the weekly announcement will be on facebook as well as the pattern support. April 07, 2020 13:29 - Reply
betsie
Alison zou ik je kleurstelling mogen dan ga ik kijken of ik die ook mooi vind. Want het paarse is niet zo mijn kleur. April 12, 2020 11:24 - Reply
Alison
Hi Betsie, Will add when they arrive. April 15, 2020 21:24 - Reply
Alison.
Hello Betsie, this is what I hope to do. A. Sint Niklaas, (4). B. Goes. C. Delft. D. Eindhoven. E. Brussels. F. Terneuzen. G. Knokke. H. Charleroi. I. Franeker . J. Heerenveen. K. Alphen. L. Alkmaar. M. Delfzijl. N. Ameland. O. Enschede. P. Dordrecht. Q. Eelde. R. Wilnis April 16, 2020 12:40 - Reply
Alison.
S. Emmen. T. Malmedy. U. Urk. V. Middelburg. W. Dorkum. X. Coevorden. Y. Gouda.
This is my personal preference and I hope it works. Looks good in the balls. April 16, 2020 12:46 - Reply
Sophie
This looks amazing! I have one question, can you suggest an alternate colour for Colour A: 1063 Rotterdam please? It is the only colour I am not fussed by and since it is the base colour, this makes it hard. Other than that I am very excited 😊 April 07, 2020 15:28 - Reply
Kirsten
Hmmm. Well I'm assuming you don't want any shade of gray as base colour?

I would suggest taking a very plain colour as base colour, just because the other parts of the blanket are so colourful.

What you could do is change it up with a shade of white or of-white, like 1001 Weert or 1005 Barneveld. If you do this, I would replace the ball of 1005 Barneveld (off white, colour used for the background of the purple bobbles and for a section of Surface Slip Stitch crochet if I recall correctly)With something else. Perhaps a very soft Purple, like 1724 Helmond?

Just a suggestion! April 07, 2020 15:38 - Reply
Sophie
Great, thank you. I really appreciate your help. This will be my first blanket! April 08, 2020 05:26 - Reply
Allison
I don't use facebook, can I participate another way? April 07, 2020 16:31 - Reply
Kirsten
Hi Allisson, the patterns will be available on my blog so you can always see them there! The Facebook group is mostly for people who have questions, or want to cheer eachother on. The blog comment section isn't suited to host ongoing conversations, so that's why I'm using a Facebook group :) April 08, 2020 09:05 - Reply
Allison
Okay great! I will do that! April 09, 2020 19:48 - Reply
Teri
How much will you charge for the weekly patterns? April 08, 2020 07:18 - Reply
Kirsten
I didn't know that that was an option ;)! How much are you bidding?

The weekly patterns are freely available for everybody, on my blog, and will remain available after the CAL. I am in the process of creating a printable pattern PDF (a.k.a. Ebook, it's 70+ pages long) that you can purchase for a fee in the Haak Maar Raak shop. That will be available this month! Sign up for my mailing list (see footer below) if you want to get updates on that, as I'll send out a mailing when the PDF is available. April 08, 2020 08:54 - Reply
Teri
It seemed like they were free, but I wasn't sure. ;) April 08, 2020 15:54 - Reply
Ananda van der Schyff
Exciting news. Count me in April 08, 2020 11:23 - Reply
Melissa
Hi Kirsten, I am in Australia, in lockdown in a rental house after losing our farm in the bushfires. Crochet has been a VERY therapeutic exercise for me and I am looking forward to this CAL - it will be my first. I am looking at a cotton sub in 8ply DK; not so worried about the conversion as will do a sampler to gauge tension etc, but the meterage of the yarn I like is only 125m/ball. Quite a bit less than the Scheepjes, but don't want to buy more than I need. Any suggestions on this aspect or just wing it??!!
Melissa April 10, 2020 10:52 - Reply
Melissa
Actually, better question - estimated total meterage for the blanket? Thanks! Excited to be doing a CAL! Melissa April 10, 2020 10:58 - Reply
Kirsten
Hi Melissa,

I'm glad that you found some relief in crochet, after what sounds like a very intense and traumatic experience. My heart goes out to you and your family!

On the meterage: It's around 4500m. This weekend I'm putting together a document where I specify how much meterage is used for each colour per section, so if you can wait for a couple of days with ordering in yarn, you got much more info to work with! April 10, 2020 11:33 - Reply
Melissa
Thanks Kirsten - perfect! I am busting to order but it all adds up as I want to use wool or cotton, so a more accurate yardage for the lot will be really helpful. Thanks for your kind thoughts, I am looking forward to this project!! April 11, 2020 06:25 - Reply
Petra
Hey.
Super gave cal....kijk nu naar je kleuren. Misschien al vermeld maar 1132 moet denk leek zijn ipv prei.

Ik kan niet wachten. April 12, 2020 17:42 - Reply
Kirsten
Ik denk dat je Google translate misschien aan hebt staan... Bij mij zegt de lijst netjes 'Leek' :) April 12, 2020 17:43 - Reply
miranda
wauw cool. ik woon in zweden en ik heb nog iets van 5000m scheepjes liggen in 1 kleur. dus deze wordt niet in regenboog maar toch wel gaaf denk ik. het wordt een blauwe April 12, 2020 21:09 - Reply
Kirsten
Wow, ik ben heel benieuwd naar het resultaat! April 13, 2020 11:08 - Reply
Suzanne Larsen
Hello. I am thinking of making this blanket but only in 5 or 6 colors in Color crafter, like a did in Double Trouble.
Can you tell me how much yarn in total I have to buy? I read that I will have much yarn in rest if I go with all the yarn suggestion, so I think maybe it's less ball of yarn than the suggested April 13, 2020 12:42 - Reply
Kirsten
I will post the Yarn usage later today, stay tuned! April 13, 2020 12:43 - Reply
Suzanne
Thank you so much.
I meant I have made my Double Trouble in stylecraft special dk (not color crafter)and will make this one in the same yarn. April 13, 2020 12:54 - Reply
Mimi Berkowitz
I'm having a hard time finding all the colors in stock online. Can you give a list of the colors needed for the first 2 weeks so I can focus on minding those first? April 13, 2020 15:22 - Reply
Kirsten
Hi Mimi, I will post all the colors soon (today!) April 13, 2020 15:24 - Reply
Mimi
What other supplies do we need besides the yarn? April 13, 2020 15:51 - Reply
Kirsten
Just a crochet hook! 4.5mm/5.0mm April 13, 2020 15:52 - Reply
Mimi
I found all the colors! Can't wait to get started. Just hope I can keep up...haven't really crocheted in years. April 13, 2020 15:56 - Reply
Deb
I have Style dk yarn in a variety of colors. I would like to swatch to see if it will work. What is the pattern gauge? April 13, 2020 22:25 - Reply
Kirsten
Hi Deb, there's not really a pattern gauge. There are so many different stitch patterns that gauge becomes really difficult. i would crochet a gauge square of half double crochet, and see what hooksize gives the best drape and prettiest look of the stitches. Yarnwise you'll most likely have enough (I just added the info on yardages per colour to the General Info post).

I would recommend starting with a 4.5 or 5.0mm hook. I worked on a 5.0mm, a tester of mine on a 4.5. Both blankets came out great so it depends a bit on your tension which one is best. Hope this helps! April 13, 2020 22:27 - Reply
Nicola
Hello - I’m really excited about this blanket. I had read on your old blog that you used a 6.00m hook to make a softer blanket. Do you think that will work here or should a I buy 5.00m instead? Thanks Nicola April 14, 2020 00:16 - Reply
Kirsten
Hi Nicola,

When I started crocheting I used a 6.00mm hook, but now I would choose a 5.0mm or perhaps even a 4.5mm hook. 4.5mm is what's recommended on the ball band. I used a 5.0mm for my sample, one of my testers used a 4.5mm for hers. Both came out great :). So I would go with one of those! April 14, 2020 09:48 - Reply
Ceci
Hello,

I am quite new at crocheting and I loooooooove your work. I would looooove to make this blanket too and learn all those stitches, however I don't have a FB account and I don't want to open one. Is there an option to do this from here? (your Blog) and if so, when will the different tutorials be available?

Thank you very much for all the inspiration and for sharing!! April 15, 2020 14:40 - Reply
Kirsten
The CAL starts at May 6th, from then on I'll be posting the pattern here every week. If you sign up for the newsletter below, I'll make sure you get a heads-up :) April 15, 2020 16:14 - Reply
Ceci
Fantastic! Thanks! April 15, 2020 23:26 - Reply
VICTORIA SMITH
Hello Kirsten. This is absolutely beautiful colors and pattern! Looking forward to the CAL. I am making this for my daughter. She isn't a huge fan of 1065 Assen. Can you please suggest an alternative color to substitute? Thanks and looking forward to making this with you on Facebook! April 16, 2020 05:34 - Reply
Kirsten
Hi Victoria,
thank you! Okay let me see. The 1065 Assen is always used in 'green' lanes, either with the lighter green or the darker green. So it's important to pick a green in the middle of the range, so it will still have enough contrast with either.

If you look for a bright green, you could pick 1822 Delfzijl or 1821 Terneuzen. If you're looking for a more calm green, perhaps 1842 Enschede would be an alternative. I wouldn't go any darker than that shade because of the contrast.

Hope this helps you! April 16, 2020 08:32 - Reply
Trudy
I’ve just ordered my yarn, it’s on offer at Wool Warehouse! I cannot wait to start, having time to crochet is one advantage of the lock down for me x April 16, 2020 13:34 - Reply
Beka
Hi, very excited about this, I'm new to crochet! Are you planning on having a pink border as in the picture? I'd prefer something blue (maybe green) so which pinks should I be swapping out? The Den Bosch, Sittard or Amersfoot? I'd like to keep the pink stripe that's within the blanket the same as yours. (And any suggestions as to which shades of blue are welcome!) April 24, 2020 08:45 - Reply
Robin F
I can’t wait for this to start! Will you be sending out email as a reminder of the start date? April 26, 2020 06:37 - Reply
Robin F
I just found the answer and signed up for the newsletter!!! April 26, 2020 06:38 - Reply
NancyGrace
Could you post a comparison photo of your ORIGINAL Rainbow Sample Blanket beside your new-and-improved version? I am looking forward to the C.A.L. THANKS! April 28, 2020 21:28 - Reply
Kirsten
I'll post it on Facebook later this week, are you in the group so I can tag you? April 28, 2020 21:32 - Reply
Stella
I just joined your group (if you will have me) lol. I have wanted to improve my crocheting skill, I am a beginner but feel this is what I need. The Rainbow Sampler is beautiful. It caught my eye right away. I am very excited to be a part of this CAL. Thank you ahead of time for your hard work to put it on April 29, 2020 01:01 - Reply
Nikki
Dear Kirsten I bought the full pattern and is on the Wave it says it’s in multiples of 8, but if I count only the first is eight the rest is 7. What am I not reading? May 02, 2020 16:07 - Reply
Kirsten
I think you're either missing a sc or a tr. The repeat is 'sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc'. So two of the biggest stitches, two of the smallest stitches! May 02, 2020 16:09 - Reply
Kathryn
Hey Kirsten, I only know the basics to crochet and was looking for a blanket with different stitches to help expand my skills and this looks like the perfect fit. I want to make sure I have everything needed. I didn't see any mention of hook size (I may have missed it). Will this pattern be using a variety of hook sizes or 1 hook size for the whole pattern. If you could let me know in advance what those hooks are that will help too. Thank you! I am very excited May 03, 2020 20:29 - Reply
Kirsten
Hi Kathryn,

we'll be using one size hook throughout. I used a 5.0mm hook, my testers a 4.5mm hook. Depending if you're a loose or tight crocheter you can pick the one or the other :) May 04, 2020 08:27 - Reply
Lyndsey
Hello! I cannot find this brand of yarn anywhere in the U.S. or any online shop that will deliver to the U.S. Is there another brand I can substitute? Thank you! May 04, 2020 19:10 - Reply
Kirsten
I'm not very familiar with US brands but if you look for a DK weight yarn you'll surely find something suitable :) May 05, 2020 20:10 - Reply
Amanda
Hi Kisten
Thank you for this lovely CAL. I will appreciate if you can assist me with the table with the yarn need. Is it possible that we get the table with yarn weight in some other format like Word or PDF to enable us to pick yarn out of our stack. May 07, 2020 08:54 - Reply
Amanda
Don't worry. I worked something out May 07, 2020 17:53 - Reply
Anaalia
Hi!! I loooove the blanket. So colorfull!
Is it possible to make it smaller? I want to crochet it to use it in my sofá, but i don't know how many chains shouñd i start with.
Thanks! May 07, 2020 14:41 - Reply
Susan Wilson
Hi, that's what I am trying to work out, I want a smaller blanket too. Wanting to know the number of repeats and how to work it out over the different patterns. May 07, 2020 18:12 - Reply
Kirsten
Hi Susan, the repeats differ per stitch section. That's why it's not easy to give you a smaller blanket stitch repeat - there's just not one-size-fits-all solution for this blanket.

I would approach this by choosing a number that's divisible by as many stitch counts as possible (so 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, etc), and add one extra stitch to the stitch count to keep to pattern instructions as written as much as possible. You will have to improvise a little bit because not all stitch repeats will fit the smaller size! May 08, 2020 08:34 - Reply
Susan Wilson
Thanks, that's would I thought though not all patterns use even number of stitches. Great design May 12, 2020 15:13 - Reply
Kirsten
Hi Anaalia,

on the size, see the comment I typed to Susan below! May 08, 2020 08:36 - Reply
Analia
Hi Kirsten!!
Don't worry!! I've decided to crochet it following your super marvellous pattern!!

Thanks for shearing!! :) May 08, 2020 23:46 - Reply
Susan Wilson
I have 7 bright rainbow colours of Catona and a creamy colour, wanting to make a smaller version. How would anyone with experience work out how to only use 8 colours instead of the 25 suggested. Do you allocate one of my 8 colours to more than one of the 25? Does the pattern give the repeat number say I can work out how to make the rows shorter? Any help is much appreciated. Looks a lovely design May 07, 2020 18:08 - Reply
Kirsten
On the repeats, see the comment below. if you want to make this with 8 colours, you can work it out just as you like - if you want to use one colour more than others, that's perfectly fine. Have a look at the table at the bottom of my general info most to see how many grams of each colour are used in the blanket, and you can substitute accordingly :) May 08, 2020 08:35 - Reply
Suzanne Larsen
can you please help me here?🙏🥰 i have read the thread where another asked but don't understand what you mean 🙈

If I would like my blanket to be smaller almost about 40 stitches less how do I figure out how many stitches I should go with for the pattern to fit May 13, 2020 13:39 - Reply
Diane
Help! Trying to perfect single crochet foundation, starting stitches are too loose. Next, it’s difficult seeing back loop, and backStitch! Words of wisdom,Please. I’ve been working on this for almost a week! June 05, 2020 19:51 - Reply
Kirsten
Hi there! In the original blanket I didn't use foundation stitches so I'm afraid I don't have any words of wisdom for that. But many people in my Facebook community have done so, so I bet somebody there could help you out with this particular issue! You can find my community here: https://facebook.com/groups/haakmaarraak . Hope this helps! June 06, 2020 17:13 - Reply
Rita
Hello, never seen this site before and I’m very excited to see this rainbow afghan. Where can I find your blog? I would like to make this blanket, but can’t seem to find it. This is exciting, I might change the colour scheme a little as I have soooooo many single skeins of yarn that I’m not sure what to do with, so this is the perfect project.
Thank you. July 27, 2020 04:51 - Reply
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