New pattern – Illusion


Hello again lovely friends.  How are you today?

I’ve been busy this past week finishing off a new pattern.  Boy oh boy these things take longer than planned!  Anyhoo, let me introduce you to Illusion.  An easy mitered square pattern that is joined-as-you-go.  Hooray!  No sewing lots of little squares together!


And how about that 3D effect!

Coming up with a name for this one had me stumped so I put a call out on instagram and had such a fantastic response.  With over 200 responses there were so many great suggestions I just couldn’t choose but finally settled on Illusion as it was suggested several times and it does in fact fit the design quite nicely.  So Illusion it is.

I’ve just popped the pattern up over at etsy and ravelry if you’d like to make one for yourself.  Oh and there is a US version or UK version for you to choose from too.

16/3/2014:  Update

Just popping in with a quick update.

I’ve just recently started another version of Illusion, this time using Scheepjeswol Stone Washed yarn which I’m finding is working perfectly for this pattern (no affiliation, just my personal opinion). It’s so lovely and soft and the mottled colours add a whole other dimension to the design.

Look how lush ….

Illusion in stone washed by poppyandbliss

The details:

  • 4.5mm hook
  • Colours:  Smokey Quartz – 11 balls, 1 ball each of Lemon Quartz, Coral, Yellow Jasper, Corundum Ruby,  Canada Jade, Red Jasper, Deep Amethyst, Amazonite and Blue Apatite, 2 balls Green Agate (which I will also use for the border).

I will have lots of leftovers of the contrast colours so another project with this snugly soft yarn is sure to happen!

Until next time

Michelle x


11 thoughts on “New pattern – Illusion

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  1. How big will the blanket be if you make it with the mentioned amounts of Stone Washed? I love the design, and love the Stone Washed yarn, so I would really like to make a blanket 🙂

    • Hi Esther, each square is turning out at 10cm and I’m planning on doing 9 x 11 + a 5cm border so it will be aprox. 100 x 120 cm. I’m not sure though if I might need 1 more ball of the Smokey Quartz as I may be a little short (crossing fingers I have enough!) might be safer for you to order 1 more ball just in case. The pattern is easily adjustable though, if you want a different size blanket. Good luck, I hope you’ll enjoy making yours xx

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