A commonly used Greek term for Grandmother, pronounced ya-ya.
A dear friend of mine welcomed her very first Grandbaby this year and of course we had to have a special blankie for a special little boy…….and so, Yiayia’s Boy was born. The centre design is very much inspired by Moroccon tiles which just tickle my fancy cos they are sooooo awesome.
I’ve kept the stitchwork nice and masculine so this blanket is perfectly suited to that special man or little boy in your life. Worked in the right colours, it would be just as fabulous for a more girly blanket. The pattern is worked as a repeat blanket, making it super easy to size to whatever your little heart desires or that special human in your life needs.

“I hope you you will have fun creating your own special Yiayia and I can’t wait to see your beautiful creations.”

Pattern Info

  • Size: 125cm x 125cm
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Hook Size: 3.5mm
  • Yarn Weight: DK
  • Terminology: US with metric sizes

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Yiayia Blanket Kit

This Kit makes a 125cm x 125cm blanket.

Fibres: Pure South African Cotton – extra soft. Hand-Dyed and Air-dried. Carries the certifying mark for pure cotton. When an item carries this mark, it has to comply with the minimum specifications and is manufactured from a min of 95% pure cotton.


Yiayia Blanket Kit

This kit contains 3875 meters of yarn for the Yiayia blanket.

Sunshine Fairy cakes are hand-dyed in beautiful Italy.
The yarn is a 50% cotton/acrylic mix and is custom balled by our very clever Cake Fairy, giving you a gorgeous quality product.
Each cake is designed as a centre pull, making it super easy to work with.
These gorgeous gradient cakes, are designed in a way that you don’t end up with big blocks of colour in the centre of your blanket, and only tiny bits towards your border so there is no need to cut and control colour changes


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