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Dreamy Caron Cakes Blanket Pattern

Updated August 20, 2019
Dreamy Caron Cakes Blanket Pattern
Dreamy Caron Cakes Blanket Pattern
This image courtesy of yarnspirations.com

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!

Easy

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.

Materials List

  • 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

Instructions:

Note: See diagram at the end of instructions list

  1. Ch 133.

  2. 1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 132 sc.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures approx 39½" [100.5 cm], ending on a WS row.

Edging

NOTE: The first rnd of edging does not show up on diagram.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

Pattern Diagram

  1. Click image to enlarge.

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