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I make pretty things exclusively using The Natural Dye Studio's luxury yarns.
The subtle plant dyed colours lend themselves to being mixed together in one big project.
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Kissing Circles Crochet Blanket/Afghan

from Desirable Crochet Motifs
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Kissing Circles Crochet Blanket/Afghan
Kissing Circles Crochet Blanket/Afghan
Kissing Circles Crochet Blanket/Afghan
Kissing Circles Crochet Blanket/Afghan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic crochet stitches

Pattern Description:

Kissing Circles was originally named Bubbles, it is a design that I was bursting to make. Partway through designing, I discovered Descartes and Bubbles was renamed in his honour.

Kissing Circles is the geometric theorem by Descartes*, he states that for every four kissing, or mutually tangent, circles, the radii of the circles satisfy a certain quadratic equation. I find the written theory very difficult to understand but the visual impact is identical to my inspiration, which only proves that my mind thinks visually!

*If you are curious, Descartes Theorum can be found on various sites on-line, including Wikipedia.

10 different coloured skeins of
The Natural Dye Studio's Primavera 260 Sport
There are only 9 colours listed here, so you will have to choose an extra colour. I choose a darker Coombe Martin for the sample blanket, however the choice is yours.


  • Yarn, 3.75mm - 4mm crochet hook

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

The Natural Dye Studio Primavera Sport