Introducing: Gemma! 

Coming tomorrow: the Gemma crochet blanket pattern! (Update! Now here!) With jewel motifs made in Scheepjes – Stone Washed XL, and continuous flat braid join plus sweet surprise border in original Stone Washed, this piece will have you zooming through your next gifty make in less than a week’s time. 

A peek at me planning my join! When I plan out a joining method, I don’t cut the yarn. So yarn noodles abound! And check out my review of these yarns including where to buy. 

Coincidentally, all Stone Washed yarn colors are named after gems. In this blanket, I used Smokey Quartz, Deep Amethyst, and Tourmaline, among others. Not to mention Garnet, my birthstone! 

AND, this blanket is being made for a bouncing baby named Emma. Emma – Gemma?? Eh?? I knoooowwwww lol it was all meant to be. The planets are aligned for this one. 

Coming along – this really is a fast make. The Motifs go by so fast in chunky yarn, and the dainty DK weight yarn FBJ takes it over the top.

YAY!! All the Crystal Gems are here! 😁 

I can’t wait to share this pattern with you all. You can expect a Continuous Flat Braid Join, layout options, color palette suggestions, a blank coloring page, easy-to-follow instructions, and beautiful photos. I’m proud to offer it! A flurry of a design as I was asked to make this for a fresh bun out of the oven. My mom’s co-worker has a new grand-baby. 

And Kit-Kat approves lol I know I’m not alone in this struggle…  Look for this pattern tomorrow 6/9/17 on Ravelry and Craftsy