SistersInStitch + Yarn and Colors

“From deep within the soul and somewhere in the heart, there was the tiniest of rumbles and a million tiny spars. Turning nothing into something this was only just the start, and when it was all finished it split up into ten different parts.”

– The Butterfly Effect Legend

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How it all came to be...

The beginningIn the beginning of April 2018, the idea of the Butterfly Effect was born out of pure disappointment. Sometimes feelings like that can be a strong driving force. That this is where it all would end up was not the plan or even the dream though. The right eyes on the right stitches at the right time is probably the best way to explain the next turn of events. 

Claire Montgomerie from Inside Crochet Magazine saw the first nine or so rounds and just fell in love with it. From there on the contact with Yarn and Colors came and soon there was a plan for a CAL and everything just snowballed. It would be modest to say that we were over the moon about that.

A trip to Amsterdam and hours and hours of work and finally it was done. The Butterfly Effect had gone from a small idea to a blanket. Getting the opportunity to share this pattern and this whole experience with the rest of the crocheting community is just beyond amazing and hopefully it won’t disappoint. We are both so glad that you, yes you (!), have found your way to this page and that you are going to be joining us on this amazing adventure that is The Butterfly Effect CAL 2019. 

 

The pattern

The Butterfly Effect CAL 2019 is a gorgeous squared blanket designed by Kela Ahnhem for SistersInStitch. It is divided into 10 parts and ran for as many weeks; started in January and ended in March 2019. Part 1 was released firstly in issue 110 by Inside Crochet Magazine a week before at the 24th of January. The free pattern and video tutorials was then released every Friday with start on January 25th 12:00 (CET); here on SistersInStitch and over at Yarn and Colors. A great way to start the weekend! 

Now when the CAL is finished all parts; patterns, charts, tutorials and all, will stay available as always here on SistersInStitch so that you can join in when the time is right for you. 

Skill level
3/5

The stitches being used is pretty much the standard kind, what differs is the placements off them. With the help of step-by-step pictures, video tutorials, our contact form and crochet charts for every part; we encourage everyone to give it a go. We will be there to answer your questions and show you how. 

...and a helping hand

We want you to enjoy this process and we will do our best to make sure that any questions you might have get answered as soon as possible. The easiest way for you to make contact is through our contact form.

In the unlikely event that there are errors in the pattern we will work as quickly as possible to fix it, update the pattern file and inform you.

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Translations

The pattern is written in US-terms.

We are working on providing the following translations:

  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

We would love to add more languages. If you are interested in helping out with a translation; please contact us here on our contact form

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The yarn and materials needed

Yarn kits for the Butterfly Effect CAL 2019 is available in 2 different sizes, using 2 different types of yarns. By choosing Yarn and Colors Must-have or Epic you’ll be making the smaller (110×110 cm) respectively larger (160×160 cm) versioned blanket.  

Yarn kits

There are 3 different colour kits; BE Past, BE Present and BE Future, that comes in 2 sizes – small (Must-have) and large (Epic). 

If you chose to crochet the blanket in just one shade you will be crocheting BE Unified.

All official yarn kits comes with a Yarn And Colors project bag! The ones that were ordered during the CAL was running included the limited edition project bags seen in the pictures below. 

This romantic vintage inspired kit is coordinated by Joy Clements.

Must-have

The blanket was originally designed with Must-have; a 100% mercerised cotton yarn with a lovely shimmer that comes in 50 grams balls with 125 meters/137 yards.

Epic

Epic is a 100% cotton yarn with has a gorgeous natural matt look to it; that comes in 50 gram balls with a length of 75 meter/82 yards. 

Be Present Yarn Kit

BE Present

This colourful modern kit is the original Butterfly Effect design coordinated by Kay.

Must-have

The blanket was originally designed with Must-have; a 100% mercerised cotton yarn with a lovely shimmer that comes in 50 grams balls with 125 meters/137 yards.

Epic

Epic is a 100% cotton yarn with has a gorgeous natural matt look to it; that comes in 50 gram balls with a length of 75 meter/82 yards.

Be Future Yarn Kit

BE Future

This cool and serene Scandinavian kit is coordinated by Tess.

Must-have

The blanket was originally designed with Must-have; a 100% mercerised cotton yarn with a lovely shimmer that comes in 50 grams balls with 125 meters/137 yards.

Epic

Epic is a 100% cotton yarn with has a gorgeous natural matt look to it; that comes in 50 gram balls with a length of 75 meter/82 yards.

A list of things we have used:

All you need to make it is some yarn, a hook that goes with it, scissors and needle to work away the ends and stitch markers too keep track of stitch placements.

A project bag will help keep you organised and your yarns in place. It’s also great for bringing your #wip out for a walk and maybe do a little “crocheting in public” which is such a great conversation starter.

Oh and do note that all official yarn kits still comes with a free Yarn And Colors project bag! However, please note that it’s not the special edition CAL project bag seen in the pictures below that was included in the kits sold when the CAL was running in 2019. 

Blocking your blanket is not a must, but it truly helps to bring forward the stitch definition while also evening it out and making it a bit bigger at the same time.