Last year, Susan from Felted Button had a make along using her lovely Prism Blanket pattern. I made a video tutorial showing you how to do the difficult bits of the pattern. I made my Prism Blanket in Scheepjes Colour Crafter and Colour Crafter Velvet and I would like to show you my finished blanket. In this post I share all the links and information you need to know about Prism Blanket, like show you the original rainbow version designed by Susan, and show you my autumn colored version.
- Prism Blanket pattern on Ravelry
- Prism Blanket pattern on Etsy
- Prism Blanket video tutorial
- Prism Blanket yarn kits: Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU)
- English and Dutch Facebook groups hosting the MAL
- Social media tag: #PrismBlanketMAL
Prism Blanket video tutorial
In the video tutorial for the Prism Blanket, I do not show you the full blanket step-by-step, but I only show you the difficult or confusing parts. The reason for not showing every step of the blanket is because the pattern is a paid pattern, and a free video tutorial for a paid pattern would inevitably take away income from Susan. Susan is a fabulous designer, and I sincerely support her work.
I encourage you to start with the written pattern, and when you feel that you get stuck on the join of any of the triangles, take a look at the video, or ask for help in the English or Dutch Facebook groups who hosted the MAL.
Prism Blanket yarn amounts
Prism blanket is a detailed, two-layer blanket consisting of many triangles in different sizes and colors. The original blanket uses 11 colors of Scheepjes Colour Crafter; one base color and 10 colors for the details. You will need 19 balls of Scheepjes Colour Crafter – 9 balls for the base color, and 1 ball of each of the accent colors. The original blanket is a fun, colorful rainbow blanket and is 100cm (39.4in) x 120cm (47.3in) in size. The blanket uses the following Scheepjes Coulor Crafter amounts:
- 1 x Tilburg (1083)
- 1 x Leek (1132) OR Vlissingen (1723)
- 1 x Leerdam (1263)
- 1 x Groningen (1259)
- 1 x Eelde (1422)
- 1 x Zwolle (1082)
- 1 x Heerlen (1432) OR Rhenen (1188)
- 1 x Hengelo (1084)
- 1 x Meppel (1061)
- 1 x Den Bosch (1241)
- 9 x Heerenveen (1203)
Yarn kits for the original Prism Blanket are/were available from Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU). Scheepjes Color Crafter is a double knit (DK) weight, 100g/300m per ball premium acrylic yarn, and is available from Wool Warehouse (International), Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU), and many other Scheepjes stockists.
My Autumn Prism Blanket colors
Although I really like the original blanket, I want to make a blanket with a completely different look. Therefore I am going to make my blanket with a neutral shade of Scheepjes Colour Crafter for the base, and 5 autumn colors from the Scheepjes Colour Crafter Velvet range. I will be repeating my accent colors to compensate for having less colors than in the original pattern. I used the following yarn amounts and colors for my blanket:
- 5 x Scheepjes Color Crafter – Ermelo (1710)
- 1 x Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Garland (852)
- 1 x Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Astaire (845)
- 1 x Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Crawford (850)
- 1 x Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Gardner (851)
- 1 x Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Chaplin (855)
My Autumn Prism Blanket colour placement
I am using the following color placement for my Prism Blanket; the letters A to J refer to the letters used in the written pattern:
- Base Color – Scheepjes Colour Crafter – Ermelo (1710)
- Color A & F – Scheepjes Colour Crafter Velvet – Crawford (850)
- Color B & G – Scheepjes Colour Crafter Velvet – Astaire (845)
- Color C & H – Scheepjes Colour Crafter Velvet – Garland (852)
- Color D & I – Scheepjes Colour Crafter Velvet – Gardner (851)
- Color E & J – Scheepjes Colour Crafter Velvet – Chaplin (855)
My Autumn Prism blanket is 90cm (36) x 100cm (40in). I made a smaller version of Prism Blanket, which means that I am making only 5 columns, so my blanket only has 5 hexagon points at both ends, and only 9 full rows of the top triangles. This difference is important, because I have less yarn, so I can’t make the full size blanket. Laid out flat, you can really see the colors flow from one row to the next, it really makes the blanket look lovely.
It takes quite some time to make a Prism Blanket, there are many small rounds with loads of yarn tails. The finished project is however more than worth it. I hope you enjoy making a Prism Blanket of your own. See you again soon for a new project.
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