Space Odyssey CAL crochet-a-long

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A Space Odyssey by Rainbow Valley Crochet

A Space Odyssey – Crochet-a-Long

Space Odyssey will take you on an epic journey through time and space, to infinity and beyond, past the final frontier to a galaxy far, far away.

Faye recently took part in Rainbow Valley’s latest CAL, A Space Odyssey. This blanket was designed for a CAL which started September 2017 and all parts were released in time for Christmas. Which was a good thing as Faye chose to gift the blanket to her nephew. Although complete, the CAL is now available as an instant download.  The pattern is a 32 page photo tutorial, with additional online help, via a Facebook group.

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The design is made of 6 block designs in 4 colourways giving a total of 24 blocks, each with its own star burst border. Many of the blocks have a unique 3-D element, which makes this afghan a wonderful “twiddle” blanket for people with special needs or requirements. It even has its own spaceman attached to a toggle that can “fly” around the wooly universe.

You can use either DK or Aran yarn depending on how big you would like it.   DK blocks are about 23cm (depending on tension) and finished size is about 140cm x 95cm.   Aran blocks are about 29cm (depending on tension) and finished size is about 180cm x 120cm.

When asked to choose a favourite part…


Ellen;  so hard to choose just one!!!! i actually have two favourites. The star and the spaceman!

Anne; If I had to choose one it would be the wiggly planet. I had never tried anything like it before and it was great fun to do. Oh … and the solar flare spirals and flames were great too! 

Trina; I loved learning the solar flare spirals 

And from the designer…

Helen Free My favourite block was the wiggly planet. I know lots of you hated it but I thought it was fun.
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My nephew enjoying his blanket

Have you enjoyed this crochet-a-long?

We also took part in the Secret Garden, which is another Rainbow Valley design and can be purchased directly from Rainbow Valley Crochet website. At Unravel & Unwind we are running crochet classes that specifically look at the technical aspects of these CAL’s with permission from Helen.

What’s Next? Starting March 2018…

kiss me quick
Kiss Me Quick

Inspired by the traditional British seaside with a hint of saucy postcard, this fun filled blanket will transport you to the beach directly from your sofa.

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Kiss me quick in Stylecraft DK

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