Dreamy Caron Cakes Blanket Pattern
Create a gorgeous crochet baby blanket using Caron Cakes yarn! The stitchwork looks like tiles and the color-changing yarn creates a beautiful gradient. If you've never worked with yarn cakes before, you're in for a treat! The advantage of a yarn cake is that the color changes very gradually---much more gradually than a regular variegated skein of yarn. You also don't need as many cakes to complete a project! This means less weaving in ends. This beautiful pattern is a must-make design for your next baby shower. The new mommy will love it so much!
Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge13 sc and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm].
Finished SizeApprox. 40" [101.5 cm] square.
- Caron® Baby Cakes™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 231 yds/211 m) Fresh Air (50014) 5 balls
- Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch markers
Note: See diagram at the end of instructions list
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 132 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. Ch 2. Skip next 2 sc. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Ch 2. Skip next 2 sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn
3rd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *4 tr in next ch‑2 sp. Rep from * to last sc. 1 dc in last sc. 33 4-tr groups.
4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. 1 hdc between first dc and next 4-tr group. *Ch 2. 2 hdc between last 4-tr group and next 4-tr group. Rep from * to last 4-tr group. Ch 2. 1 hdc between last 4-tr group and turning ch. 1 sc in last dc. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures approx 39½" [100.5 cm], ending on a WS row.
NOTE: The first rnd of edging does not show up on diagram.
1st rnd: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next hdc. 2 sc in next ch‑2 sp. *1 sc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 sc in next ch‑2 sp. Rep from * to last 2 sts. 1 sc in each of last
2 sts. Do not turn
2nd rnd: Ch 1. Work 1 rnd of sc evenly around edge of Blanket, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
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