It’s finished! I left for Spain with a stack of diamonds and a plan. The plan was to crochet in the car and don’t stop until all the diamonds were assembled. Which didn’t happen, I slept for about 5 hours and couldn’t get my hands to move to the basket in the backseat. But the basket moved with me to the beach, to the hotel lobby, to lots of places and surely but slowly the blanket came together! And upon our return trip, I had nearly finished the blanket. Just needed to get a new skein of grey, weave in the ends and crochet an edging.

The blanket is pretty big! It measures 1.20m by 1.80m (47 by 71in). I used 67 whole diamonds, 8 half diamonds (lengthwise), 13 other half diamonds and 2 corner motifs (don’t worry, in the pattern post I will elaborate on them) in various colours of Linen Soft from Scheepjes. Seriously, that yarn is perfect for this type of blanket! It holds really well after blocking which is good, because the diamond shape and pattern pop out more. Plus, I didn’t break a sweat while working on this blanket on the beach!

Yup, this is a keeper! Next week I will share the pattern with you so you can make your own version. Plus, for those of you who are heading over to the Brei- and Haakdagen in Zwolle this weekend, I will bring the blanket so you can see and touch it at the Scheepjes’ bloggersplein! Are you stopping by?


OMG Kirsten!! De deken is absoluut GEWELDIG geworden! Nu wil ik er ook één maken!! Eens kijken of ik nog LinenSoft heb liggen. Love love love. October 21, 2015 12:13 - Reply
Prachtig Kristen. Ik vind hem super gaaf! October 21, 2015 12:20 - Reply
Ik ben dol op ruiten en dit vind ik een waanzinnig mooi exemplaar.
De kleuren zijn perfect gekozen en het grijs om de boel mee aan elkaar te haken past er (verassend genoeg) heel goed bij.
Gefeliciteerd! October 21, 2015 12:48 - Reply
Hilde haakt
Erg mooi! Prachtige warme kleuren ook. October 21, 2015 17:46 - Reply
Stitchy Mc Floss
Oh it's beautiful. :) October 22, 2015 02:08 - Reply
This is so lovely - and I love the seasonal colours. Makes me think of spices and autumn leaves. October 22, 2015 10:02 - Reply
Wauw die is mooi zeg. Schitterend patroon en schitterende kleuren October 23, 2015 15:47 - Reply
Wow, wat een supermooie deken!! Daar mag je trots op zijn. De kleuren vind ik ook geweldig!!!
Groetjes Sandra October 24, 2015 09:21 - Reply
Dankjewel Sandra! ik ben er ook heel blij mee :) October 26, 2015 08:57 - Reply
Where can get pattern October 24, 2015 13:24 - Reply
The pattern will be online this wednesday (28th)! October 26, 2015 08:58 - Reply
Carla Wilson
So beautiful... I've been staring at the pictures for ages... :-)
You are really good with colour! Very pleasing palette.
Thanks for sharing. Cx January 25, 2016 23:38 - Reply
Christine Müller
Gibt es diese tolle Seite auch auf Deutsch?
Würde mich sehr über eine Antwort freuen!

Christine April 12, 2016 19:13 - Reply
Gutentag Christine,

Leider nicht. Aber du kannst in Google Chrome Google Translate brauchen! April 12, 2016 19:29 - Reply
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