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“From deep within the soul and somewhere in the heart, there was the tiniest of rumbles and a million tiny sparks. 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 runs for as many weeks; starting in January and ending in March 2019. Part 1 will be released firstly in Inside Crochet Magazine, if you want it before everyone else: make sure to get issue 110 that goes on sale the 24th of January.

The free pattern and video tutorials will be released every Friday with start at January 25th 12:00 (CET); here on SistersInStitch and over at Yarn and Colors. A great way to start the weekend!

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 special edition CAL project bag! 

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.

  • Color A - Pearl (043) - 3 skeins
  • Color B - Pastel Pink (046) - 3 skeins
  • Color C - Antique Pink (048) - 4 skeins
  • Color D - Cream (002) - 3 skeins
  • Color E - Old Pink (047) - 3 skeins
  • Color F - Jade Gravel (073) - 3 skeins
  • Color G - Glass (072) - 3 skeins

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. 

  • Color A - Pearl (043) - 8 skeins
  • Color B - Pastel Pink (046) - 9 skeins
  • Color C - Antique Pink (048) - 9 skeins
  • Color D - Cream (002) - 8 skeins
  • Color E - Old Pink (047) - 7 skeins
  • Color F - Jade Gravel (073) - 9 skeins
  • Color G - Glass (072) - 9 skeins
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.

  • Color A - Sunflower (014) - 3 skeins
  • Color B - Cantaloupe (016) - 3 skeins
  • Color C - Girly Pink (035) - 4 skeins
  • Color D - White (001) - 3 skeins
  • Color E - Blossom (045) - 3 skeins
  • Color F - Eucalyptus (080) - 3 skeins
  • Color G - Teak (008) - 3 skeins

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.

  • Color A - Sunflower (014) - 8 skeins
  • Color B - Cantaloupe (016) - 9 skeins
  • Color C - Girly Pink (035) - 9 skeins
  • Color D - White (001) - 8 skeins
  • Color E - Blossom (045) - 7 skeins
  • Color F - Eucalyptus (080) - 9 skeins
  • Color G - Teak (008) - 9 skeins
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.

  • Color A - White (001) 3 skeins
  • Color B - Purple Bordeux (050) - 3 skeins
  • Color C - Orchid (052) - 4 skeins
  • Color D - Soft Grey (095) - 3 skeins
  • Color E - Larimar (062) - 3 skeins
  • Color F - Denim (061) - 3 skeins
  • Color G - Violet (053) - 3 skeins

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.

  • Color A - White (001) - 8 skeins
  • Color B - Purple Bordeux (050) - 9 skeins
  • Color C - Orchid (052) - 9 skeins
  • Color D - Soft Grey (095) - 8 skeins
  • Color E - Larimar (062) - 7 skeins
  • Color F - Denim (061) - 9 skeins
  • Color G - Violet (053) - 9 skeins

A list of things we have used:

  • A Must-have (small) or Epic (large) kit
  • A 3,5 mm or 5 mm hook (depending on which yarn kit size we used)
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Tape measure
  • Blocking pins
  • Something to block on (blocking- or yoga mats, or maybe a mattress?)
  • Project bag (to keep it safe and carry with us, crocheting in public is highly recommended)

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 comes with a free special edition CAL project bag!

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. 

  • Tiny Tie Knots
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Yesterday I made a little brother for my Tie Knot I made last year.
And as good rabbits go, I'm sure there will be more to follow! .
This is a free pattern from @crochetedbytess and you can find it on @sistersinstitch 
The little one is made in @katiayarns Sea cell and the big one in @dropsdesign muskat
  • A colour pop to, hopefully, brighten up your day! Hope you’re all keeping well🧡
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  • Behind the scenes: dirty ☕️-cups and all that jam.. 🥰
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I hope you all are having a calm Wednesday. I’m keeping busy working on the first Friday of the month tutorial (that is on this very Friday! 🥳) and this month we have an amazing guest designer in store for you all: Alexandra from @afvirk! 🍃
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She is sharing one of my personal all time favorite patterns of hers with us so I’m now trying it out with different sizes and kinds of yarns, hooks and cups of tea.. So much fun! I’m in textured coasters heaven right now.. 😄🌸🍃
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So grab your favorite cotton, a lovely hook and prepare for a #poparoundtheplate coaster party on Friday!! 🧶💛🐝
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xxx
Tess
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We Are All: SistersInStitch
  • Hello beautiful people.  I hope you are still sane during this period of self isolation, it's not really easy, especially those working from home and homeschooling too 🤯.
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I just wanted to show you what I ended up doing with my little flowers. They are now embellishing my shelf inside a picture frame next to my crochet books. Don't they look beautiful together? 😍😍😍.
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Please stay home if you can and those that need to keep working be very careful, especially if you work for one of tge essential organisations like police, health sector, education, supermarkets, etc, you are our heroes. Thank you for keeping us going.
  • 🇺🇸🇬🇧I finally made it, I finished the Butterfly Effect CAL started last year 😄🦋😄🦋😄🦋 It was by far the longest and most difficult crochet project I have ever done but I’m so proud I finally made it! 😊 Thank you so much @sistersinstitch for this wonderful pattern 😍
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🇫🇷J’ai finalement réussi à finir le CAL Butterfly Effect que j’ai commencé l’année dernière 😄🦋😄🦋😄🦋 Ça a été de loin le projet crochet le plus long et le plus difficile que j’ai jamais fait mais je suis trop fière d’y être arrivée ! 😊 Un grand merci à @sistersinstitch pour ce merveilleux patron 😍
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Pattern by @sistersinstitch 
Yarn by @yarnandcolors .
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  • “Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” - Lewis Grizzard
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And what could possibly start the last morning of March better than a gorgeous spring bunting? 🌸🍃
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Ilse from @mycroshed has cleverly made this mixed deconstructed take on the #4uflower and put together such an amazing wall hanging. Love it! 💖
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Head on over to her account and share some SiS love! She makes the most amazing things.. 💕🌸🍃
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Have a wonderful day!
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xxx
Tess
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We Are All: SistersInStitch ✨
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Pattern in pic: The #4uflower designed by @crochetedbytess made into a spring bunting by @mycroshed 💕 Free flower pattern and video tutorial on www.SistersInStitch.com 🌺 Links in bio.

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