Spice of Life Crochet Along Blanket


The Spice of Life blanket was a pattern that was originally released in six parts as a Cherry Heart & 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.

✨ UPDATE - New 2021 CAL now on! 

See the 'Spice of Life Casual Crochet Along' posts linked below for more details.



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.

106 x 138 cm (42 x 54")

Crochet Terms
Available in original UK or US Crochet Terms





This version has been updated to consolidate all the information into one single downloadable file.  

The PDF version includes
A full written pattern with clear instructions in UK or US terms
The colour details to follow the original blanket colours
Includes all the extra help and trouble shooting tips from the original posts
Step by step photo tutorials for each section
Help on changing the blanket size
Links to helpful tutorials

Bonus Content
A ‘Blanket Blank’ layout sheet for you to plan your own colour designs
Colour Check sheets for additional yarn packs and the new 'Remixed' colour scheme
Yarn Colour Chart to organise and reference throughout the project

Purchase Links

Ravelry  |  Etsy

~ Special 'Spicy' Offer: 20% Off ~
Buy both 'Spicy' patterns together and save!
See Ravelry link for details



*New videos will be added to the list throughout the 2021 CAL*



The Free version includes 
A full written pattern with clear instructions in UK or US terms
The colour details to follow the original blanket colours

The original Crochet Along Posts
Part One | The launch, how to join in with the CAL and buy yarn packs
Beginners Guide | Help getting started, making a swatch and yarn substitutions
Part Two | Set up rows and starting work on the blanket
Part Three | Learning new stitch combinations
Part Four | New Stitches and adding texture
Part Five | Consolidating our knowledge
Part Six | The border and blocking

2021 - 'Spice of Life Original Remix - Recolouring' Posts
Original Remix Yarn Packs | Launching the new packs and explaining the CAL
Setting Up | Getting ready to start the project and a few useful tools to help
Remix Colours - Part 1 | Start Rows and Grannies Colours
Remix Colours - Part 2 | Stacked Grannies and Big Zipper Colours
Remix Colours - Part 3 | Stacked Shells and Fill the Gap Colours
Remix Colours - Part 4 | Tulips and Waves Colours
Remix Colours - Part 5 | Puffs and Stacked Grannies (Rep) Colours
Remix Colours - Part 6 | Big Zipper, Stkd Shells, Fill the Gap and Tulips (Reps) Colours
Remix Colours - Part 7 | Waves, Puffs, Grannies (Reps) and End Rows Colours
Remix Colours - Part 8 | Border Colour



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

Original Colour Scheme (Shown in Rico yarn)

Remixed Colour Scheme (Shown in Original Remix Pack)

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