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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


Dutch Spice of Life - With thanks to Iris van Meer of Een Mooi Gebaar
French Spice of Life - With thanks to Stella of Mes Petits Creations


My Original Colour Pack (Rico Classic Baby DK)

Unfortunately the original colours are no longer available.


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


106 x 138 cm (42 x 54")

Crochet Terms
This pattern is in UK Terms.
A translation has kindly been provides for US Terms.

Skill Level

This pattern is intended to help someone who has learnt the basics of crochet and is now looking to move increase their crochet confidence. This pattern starts with the basics and progresses through to intermediate stitches and combinations. It is a great way to get used to working from written patterns and will guide you step by step through each stage with tips and photo tutorials.

Pattern Includes

A full written pattern with clear instructions in UK Crochet terms
Row by row colour guide (for the original colour packs only)
Photo tutorials for each section
Social media and Spice of Life Facebook group links
Swatching help (UK version)
Notes and helpful tips for each section (UK version)
Links to other helpful tutorials and videos (UK version)
Blanket re-sizing information (UK version)


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