Designed by Esther Dijkstra of It's all in a Nutshell Crochet , Enigma is an exciting exploration of colour, texture, and crochet stitches that is offered in two beautiful colourways using our favourite Scheepjes yarn - Stone Washed and Colour Crafter!  

Part 1 can be found in Issue 68 of Crochet Now which will be in shops and available online in the from from Thursday 22nd April! If you're unable to get to the shops, don't worry! You can order a copy online with FREE DELIVERY from from the on-sale date, or have it delivered directly to your door before anyone else when you subscribe today, PLUS you will receive all the yarn you need to create the Colour Crafter version of the blanket (shown below), delivered directly and safely to your door! (UK subscribers only.)

The Enigma CAL is an original design by Esther, exclusively for Crochet Now and we are so excited to have worked with Esther on this breathtaking design!  

Esther first designed the softer, more pastel-toned version (shown below) using 29 balls (50g) of Scheepjes Stone Washed, a very popular sport-weight cotton and acrylic blend yarn with a tough name a super-soft, woolly feel, to create a sumptuous, soft blanket. Esther has a great eye for how colour and design play together in this intricate design that's great for all levels of crocheter!

The second version (shown at the top of this post) was designed using 16 balls of Scheepjes Colour Crafter, the popular all-round 100% acrylic yarn that is absolutely perfect for crochet blankets. We adore the way Esther brighter colour choices sit strongly in this design, while still maintaining the wonderful play of colour and texture! Subscribe to Crochet Now today so you never miss an issue of this CAL, or head to one of our partners below to purchase your yarn pack! (UK subscribers only)

Join in!

Suitable for all levels of crocheter, the crochet-along will launch with part 1 in issue 68 of Crochet Now, on sale in the UK and online from 22nd April 2021. You can subscribe today to receive your Colour Crafter yarn pack now (UK subscribers only), or purchase your yarn pack from one of our partners below!  

Wool Warehouse

Black Sheep Wools

Esther has also listed yarn packs on her shop!

Stone Washed

Colour Crafter

Or find your local Scheepjes stockist here

Yarn supply note: Stone Washed Carnelian (823) may be out of stock in some shops and it could take months for the colour to come back in stock, so this can be easily swapped with ] Red Jasper (807) in the kits: these two colours are almost identical, next to one another you can hardly tell the difference!

The CAL will run for 13 issues from issue 68. You can also join our Facebook group here for help, support, and to crochet-along with other readers!

International readers

Please be aware that shipping outside of the UK may be affected by the ongoing Covid-19 situation, please get in touch with your stockist to check they are shipping internationally before placing your order. The CAL will be available in digital editions at Pocketmags, can be ordered for worldwide delivery from Craftstash, and international subscriptions are available at Moremags - please check the column to the right of the page.


To be sure you never miss an issue of the crochet-along, why not subscribe to the magazine? New subscribers will receive a subscribers yarn pack to join in with the CAL, including all 16 balls of Scheepjes Colour Crafter needed to create the Colour Crafter version of the blanket!  

UK subscribers can sign up today here!  

Oversea's subscribers can sign up here, be sure to click your option on the right-hand side of the page.

*Please note this offer is open to UK subscribers only. Please allow up to 6 weeks for your subscription gift to arrive. Overseas subscribers can still subscribe to the magazine and will receive a discounted price, but not subscription gift. Subscriptions start from the next issue, depending on the cut off date for issues being posted out that month. When you subscribe you will be shown which issue will be the first in your subscription. Subscribers usually receive their issue the weekend before on sale date.