Posted on 13-1-2021 by Esmee van de Maazen
Let’s get the party started! We’re proud to present the Dream Blanket 5.0, a very special anniversary edition! In recent years, we’ve designed four unique throw blankets with exciting varieties of stitches. And once again, this year, we’re adding another lovely edition to the list, the 5.0. To mark the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the Yarnplaza Dream Blankets, we’re getting out the balloons and streamers and you’re invited! Come to our Corona-proof party and join us for another fantastic project full of adventure. Curious about what festivities we have planned, including the extension of our Dream Collection with some fun amigurumi designs? Then read on!
As in all previous years, our in-house crochet designer Monique has once again outdone herself and designed a stunning new Dream Blanket. Wondering whether this blanket stands out from the other four blankets in terms of looks? Yes, it sure does! Are we going to work alongside each other again for 10 weeks in the form of a CAL/KAL? You bet! And are we going to have a lot of fun crocheting and knitting the anniversary edition of the Dream Blanket? You can count on it!
Over the last 5 years, Yarnplaza has been adding to its Dream Collection; a collection of much-loved blanket designs, including summer and baby editions of the main CAL blankets. But what about all you amigurumi lovers? As a special treat for the 5th anniversary of the Dream Blanket, our in-house amigurumi designer, Annemarie Arts, has created something extra special just for you. A collection of star- and cloud-shaped cushions and music boxes for decorating your nursery or child’s room, as well as an adorable dress-up bear with a wardrobe full of outfits for all occasions. The Dream Collection guarantees hours of crochet pleasure and each project is available as a complete crochet kit or downloadable pattern. Get started on your Dream Collection here!
Dream Blanket 5.0
The first four Dream Blankets can best be described as warm and compact. For this anniversary edition, designer Monique wanted to take a different approach with ‘airy’ as her vision for Dream Blanket 5.0. In practice, this meant going for a different yarn and using different crochet and knitting techniques for the design. Whereas previous blankets were made using Yarn and Colors Happy, the 5.0 edition is made using Yarn and Colors Joy, a thinner, much lighter yarn, and this time it features panels of filet crochet and lace knitting.
Using the wonderfully versatile techniques of filet crochet and lace knitting has resulted in a beautiful blanket. To give the stitches an extra chance to shine, we’ve opted to stick with just one color this time. And oh, how they shine! The monochrome design also makes it easier to coordinate the blanket with the rest of your interior décor and allows this new eye-catcher to have a soothing effect on your home without the distraction of competing colors.
Now that many of us are missing the joy and camaraderie of crocheting or knitting with our handicraft buddies, a CAL (Crochet Along) and a KAL (Knit Along) is just what the doctor ordered! This year again, we’ll be working alongside each other to make this beautiful Dream Blanket over the course of 10 weeks.
The CAL/KAL starts on Tuesday 9 March 2021. And from then on, you'll receive part of the pattern with an accompanying video tutorial every Tuesday for 10 weeks. The video tutorial will guide you through how to crochet or knit that week’s installment of the pattern.
To join the CAL/KAL, simply order one of the complete crochet or knitting kits or purchase access to the CAL/KAL on its own. The Dream Blanket 5.0 crochet or knitting kits come in a choice of 12 different colors and are now available to pre-order here. The kits will be shipped to you from 19 February. Each kit comes with all the necessary yarn and automatic registration for the CAL/KAL, as well as the exclusive Dream bag and leather label. If you would prefer to use yarn from your stash or a different yarn for the CAL/KAL, you can purchase access to the CAL/KAL on its own here.
Have you not received an email after ordering a kit or registering for the CAL/KAL? The payment processing time can take up to 48 hours. Additionally, please check your junk mail or spam filter.
To participate in the CAL/KAL, you will need the following materials:
Dream Blanket 5.0 (Crochet):
• Size: ± 130 x 180 cm
• Yarn required: 14 balls of Yarn and Colors Joy
• Crochet hooks: 3.5 mm - 4 mm - 5 mm
Skill level: Intermediate (you need to have mastered the basic stitches)
Dream Blanket 5.0 (Knit):
• Size: ± 120 x 150 cm
• Yarn required: 11 balls of Yarn and Colors Joy
• Circular knitting needles: 3.5 mm with a 100 cm cable
• Cable needle (Tulip Plastic Cable Needle Set)
Skill level: Intermediate (good grasp of basic stitches)
Can I still join the CAL/KAL after 9 March 2021?
Yes, you sure can! Once we have received your payment, you will automatically be registered for the CAL/KAL. You will then receive an email with all the installments of the pattern and relevant videos that you have missed up to that point. Once you are registered, you will receive the remaining patterns and video tutorials every Tuesday, as per the CAL/KAL schedule.
Have you already made previous editions of the Dream Blanket? Then you won’t want to miss the Dream Blanket 5.0 anniversary edition to complete the set! Order your kit now, or purchase your access to the CAL/KAL, and we’ll see you on the starting line on Tuesday 9 March. See you then!