“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.”
– Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who –
Science tells us that time and space are woven together like a finely-knit fabric called spacetime. And when I think of time, space, the universe, and even this Solar System CAL, I think of the Doctor’s oh-so-eloquent description of time.
Maybe that big ball of time-y wimey stuff is yarn! A girl can dream, right?
Okay, it’s not yarn. It’s a bunch of science-y things that I don’t really comprehend (but I sincerely appreciate).
BUT, to make this Solar System CAL, you will need yarn – plus a few other items! To prepare yourself for the January 5th start date for this crochet along, take a look at the materials list below.
Solar System Blanket Materials List
- Size G/4.00mm crochet hook
- 13 locking stitch markers* (*optional, but very helpful!)
- 1 stitch marker in a single color (this will mark the beginning of your rounds)
- 6 stitch markers in a second color
- 6 stitch markers in a third color
- Yarn needle
- Row counter* (*optional, but again very helpful!)
Yarn for Main Blanket
The yarn for this project has been provided to me by Stylecraft Yarns.
The yarn recommended below is Stylecraft Special DK yarn. This yarn is my favorite yarn because it is acrylic (so it is easy to care for) and the DK weight makes for a perfect blanket!
UPDATED AS OF DECEMBER 6, 2017: You will probably want to purchase an additional 1-2 skeins of Midnight for the main blanket. I believe I may have miscalculated how much you’ll need for that color. But the four skeins of Midnight listed below will definitely be enough to get you started!
You’ll need Stylecraft Special DK yarn in:
- Sunshine (1 skein)
- Midnight (
4 skeins6 skeins)**
- Grey (2 skeins)
- Graphite (1 skein)
**Disclaimer: I’m really not sure how many skeins of the Midnight color you’ll need. When I first started working on this blanket, I had a massive yarn tangle that resulted in separating one skein of Midnight yarn into at least four separate balls. As a result, I’ve confused myself! I’ve estimated now that you’ll need six skeins, but it could be more, it could be less. Apologies!
Yarn for Planets
The planets will be made as separate sew-on appliques. I do not know exact requirements of yarn for each planet, but as they are fairly small, they will not require much yarn at all. You
may will probably have leftovers of some of the colors listed below.
You’ll need ONE SKEIN of each of the Stylecraft Special DK yarn colors listed here:
- Cloud Blue
- Vintage Peach
Yarn for Science and Sci-Fi Appliques
The bonus science-themed and sci-fi-themed add-ons will be made as separate sew-on appliques. I do not know exact requirements of yarn for each of these appliques, but as they are quite small, they will not need very much yarn. All appliques will use some of the leftovers of the yarn colors listed above.
- Moon = Parchment
- ISS = Parchment, Gold, Grey
- Voyager-1 = Parchment, Gold, Grey
- Space Shuttle = Parchment, Gold
- T.A.R.D.I.S. = Royal, Parchment
- Death Star = Graphite, Grey
- USS Enterprise = Grey, Claret