This pattern was designed by Vanessa Smith with contributions from Jean Fischer, Melany Fischer and Monika Mohr.

A Little Help From my Friends designed as the perfect blanket for that special man in your life. Whether it’s Dad, Hubby, brother or boyfriend…. they’re always there to take out the bin, mow the lawn or squish the spider that keeps staring at us. Maybe they deserve a special blankie also 😉

This is a free CAL that launches on the 11th of May 2018 and will be held over 10 weeks with part releases each Friday. A CAL is when a designer splits a pattern into parts, releasing each part on certain dates, when everyone participates and shares their progress (typically in a facebook group or on a blog). The Prelude will be released around 2-3 weeks before the CAL starts.

The pattern works through a large variety of stitches making it a great project to boost your crochet arsenal.

This pattern uses US terminology with metric and imperial sizes. Designed using Double Knit (8ply) Cotton.

This digital pattern includes a photo tutorial – the pattern includes tips for the skills required to complete. (Intermediate: Involved stitch pattern, color work, and/or shaping).

Supplied in PDF only – compatible with Windows, Android, Kindle and Linux operating systems. English only. A copy of your pattern will be added to your library once you have paid/or downloaded. If you are experiencing issues viewing the Pattern – please download the latest Free Version of Acrobat reader from or visit our faq page for more tips.

A Little Help from a Friends is a FREE Cal, however if you wish to make a small payment that goes to the designer to support their work and developing more free Cals in the future, that would be most welcome too.

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This pattern or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the designer/s. Copyright and intellectual property rights reserved.

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