Elysium is a pretty striped blanket with a simple but interesting ripple pattern that crochets up quickly. It is a very special blanket pattern to me and I am so glad that it had such a positive response at Yarndale - my copies sold out and I ended up taking orders for more!
I designed Elysium to be a warm and cozy throw, or a thoughtful gift for a new baby. It has a simple repeating ripple pattern and uses eight colours of DK weight yarn. I used Woolyknit Blue Faced Leicester DK for my blanket in colourways Iron, Gold, Mist, Silver, Peridot, Cream, Mint and Mauve.
Elysium has a lot of texture not normally found in ripple patterns with stitches crocheted together and the use of front and back loops between rows. Fear not though, Elysium is a beginners pattern with just a two row repeat that is easy to learn.
The pattern comes in three sizes: small, medium and large. The small is perfect for a baby blanket and the large makes a cozy throw for a sofa or bed.
The name Elysium means 'the place at the ends of the earth to which certain favoured heroes were conveyed by the gods after death' or 'a state or place of perfect happiness'. It was a word that meant a lot to my Dad and I named this pattern for him. It was designed and begun whilst caring for him during his last weeks and provided a lot of comfort to me as we said goodbye. It is now a warm hug in my living room whenever I need it.
Elysium can be purchased here, I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did.