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Spice of Life Blanket - IN PROGRESS

Are you bored with the basic single and double crochet stitches? Are you ready to learn some fancier stitches? Would you like some support as you tackle a blanket full of new stitches? Then you are ready to add some SPICE to your LIFE!

The Spice of Life Blanket is the perfect project for beginner crocheters who are ready to advance their skills! We’ll start by talking about yarn choice and gauge (number of stitches/rows per inch. We'll review the basic crochet stitches and learn how to change color. Then, students will learn the 8 different stitch combinations, 1 per week, to make this sampler blanket come to life. We’ll cycle through the stitch pattern twice to make this lovely, large piece, using a different color for just about every row. (The hardest part of this beginner project will be choosing your 13 colors!) Lastly, we’ll put a border on this beauty to finish it off!


  • 13 colors of DK weight yarn: approximately 60g of each color for the blanket and more for the border

    • Shoppe sample is made with Sueno by Hikoo

  • G (4.0mm) or H (5.0mm) crochet hook

    • Shoppe sample is made with an H (5.0mm) hook

  • Scissors

  • Tapestry needle

  • Tape measure

FYI: There will be homework between classes so we can start a new section during each class.


  1. Download/print the pattern here

  2. Purchase your yarn and determine colors 1-13

  3. Crochet a swatch to check your gauge with the yarn and hook you’ve picked (Read about gauge here)

    1. Set-Up Row: Chain 24 and place a double crochet stitch in the 4th chain from the hook and each remaining chain across. (22 double crochet stitches)

    2. Row 1: Chain 3 and turn. Place a double crochet in the 2nd stitch and each stitch across, making your last dc in the top chain of the beginning chain 3 (22 dc).

    3. Repeat Row 1 until the swatch measures at least 5 inches tall.

    4. You may need (or want) to use a bigger or smaller hook to achieve a blanket the size given in the pattern. (We’re looking for 15 stitches wide by 10 rows tall in a 4” x 4” square.) Bring your hooks and we’ll talk about this in class.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: In this class we will learn 8 different stitch patterns and how to change color as well as how gauge plays a role in the size of your hand-stitched projects.
Materials Included: Materials sold separately and must be purchased from Lambshoppe
Requirements: This is not a learn to crochet class. Students must be proficient at the following stitches: chain, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet and slip stitch.
Instructor: Amanda
Instructor Bio: Amanda has been knitting since 2005 and taught herself how to crochet (with a short lesson from her mom) in 2012. She's been focused more on crochet rather than knitting lately and loves teaching beginners in the Learner's Permit class as well as anyone who drops into LambShoppe for crochet help. Amanda moved to Denver in 2007 and has worked as a schoolteacher as well as a ski instructor here in Colorado. Amanda loves to exercise in Wash Park and spend time with her pets and her husband Bret. Amanda's niece Fiona is the newest target for knit, and especially crochet, projects right now.
There is an additional cost for materials.

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.