Saturday, October 14, 2017


I was reading the news the other morning and came across a piece about this Kalevala blanket designed as part of the Finland 100, that is one of the projects honoring Finland's 100th year of independence this year.

How gorgeous are these promotional pictures?
The pattern is completely free. It's made of separate squares, that you can mix and match as you please. They release a new square twice a week I think, until independence day in December. There's a Facebook group, where you can post your square or you can tag them at Instagram with #kalevalacal. So, it's meant to be a  sort of crochet-along, but you can also do it at your own pace since the patterns will be available at the website later on, too.The patterns are available in English and in several other languages too. 

My favorite square so far is this one called Ahto

The blanket is named Kalevala after the Finnish national epic of the same name, and each square is presenting some piece of it. They include a bit of the text, too, with the pattern.

I really like the natural linen color in these picture, but on Facebook someone was making a totally black one, and that looked amazing too.
I'm really itching to make one, but I'm currently a bit overwhelmed with life. But I'm totally bookmarking this for later use.

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