This lap blanket is composed of 12– 11 1/2″ squares, using 2 different types of yarn. The crystal pattern is made with a simple cable technique whereby all the cables are connected together. you DO NOT NEED A CABLE NEEDLE! If you’ve never tried simple cables and traveling stitches without a cable needle, this is a great pattern in which to learn. (Included is a link to a wonderful tutorial.) There are two charts in this pattern, one being the mirror image of the other. Enjoy the simple but clever pattern and the beautiful, naturally made colors of yarns!