Spice of Life Crochet Along Blanket

The Spice of Life blanket was a pattern that was originally released in six parts as of a Black Sheep Wools crochet along in Autumn 2015.

Although the 'official' part of the crochet along has now finished, it makes me incredibly happy to know there there are still plenty of people around the world who are still just starting on or continuing to make and re-make this blanket and are sharing their pictures and progress with us.

It's never to late to join in, so why not download the pattern, grab yourself a yarn pack, pop along to the Facebook group and get hooking?

✨ MARCH 2020 - UPDATE ✨

To help keep our spirits up in difficult times, Black Sheep Wools have decided to hold a second crochet along (CAL) for this blanket.  The pattern is completely free to download using the links below and you can join in with the CAL on the Black Sheep Wools facebook group:

Make Along with Black Sheep Wools


Spice of Life Blanket Pattern




US Terms Spice of Life - With thanks to Analea
Dutch Spice of Life - With thanks to Iris van Meer of Een Mooi Gebaar


My Original Colour Pack (Rico Classic Baby DK)
The colours to make the version of the blanket you can see here on my blog

Sara's Colour Pack (Stylecraft Special DK)
A beautiful second colour selection chosen by Sara of Black Sheep Wools
(Click link above to see the alternative blanket)


Share your photos, see everyone's projects, chat to other crocheters, ask questions and get help when you need it by getting involved on social media.  So feel free to join our Facebook group, tag your Instagram photos and chat on Ravelry:

Spice of Life CAL Facebook Group

#spiceoflifeCAL Instagram tag

Spice of Life CAL Thread on Ravelry


During the CAL, my accompanying posts gave a lots of hints and tips to help work through each of the blanket sections and they are still a great place to find answers if you are having any problems.

Part One - The launch, how to join in with the CAL and buy yarn packs

Beginners Guide - Help getting started working in rows and making a swatch

Part Two - Set up rows and starting work on the blanket
(Start Rows and Section 1)

Part Three - Learning new stitch combinations
(Sections 2, 3 and 4)

Part Four - New Stitches and adding texture
(Sections 5, 6, 7, 8)

Part Five - Consolidating our Knowledge
(Blanket Repeat and End rows)

Part Six - The border and blocking

(For original pattern only - updated in the complete file above)

Part 5

Original Rico colours:
Section 3: Rows 1 and 2:  the colour should read CREAM and not white

Stylecraft colour guide:
Section 4: Row 9, the colour should read PALE ROSE and not soft pink

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