I went to Michael’s on a mission. I was looking to make this Cluster Stripes Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern that’s been in my head since before Christmas. (but gifts got in the way for a bit there… I’m sure you can relate 😉 )
I had all the colors in my cart and was ready to go when I spotted Caron Big Cakes in the exact same color scheme! SCORE! I’m all about less ends to weave in, especially for a baby blanket.
I used the Crown Clusters stitch for this blanket. It creates this beautiful texture. Fair warning, this stitch does have a habit of going a little sideways. Not too much, I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who noticed… but I did notice. I wet blocked the finished blanket and it fixed my problem just fine. I’m really pleased with the finished product!
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1.5 skein Caron Big Cakes in Shadowberry
5.5 mm hook
Pattern notes & stitches to know
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
CL – dc cluster (*yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat 2 more times, yarn over pull through all 4 loops on hook – photo tutorial linked in pattern)
Sc – single crochet
Ch 3 at beginning of each row COUNTS as dc
39” x 33”
Ch 120 (any multiple of 3)
(this pattern uses the Crown Clusters Stitch – for a detailed photo tutorial click HERE)
Row 1: 3 dc in 5th chain from hook, *skip next 2 stitches, 3 dc in next* repeat from * to * across, dc in last stitch (119 dc)
Row 2: ch 3, turn, *CL over next 3 stitches, ch 1* repeat from * to * across, dc in last stitch (39 CL, 2 dc)
Row 3: ch 3, turn, 3 dc in each CL from previous row, dc in last stitch (119 dc)
Repeat row 2 and 3 to row 43 (or until desired length)
Do not fasten off
Row 1: ch 1, turn, *sc in each stitch across, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner* repeat from * to * 3 more times all the way around, join to first sc with sl st
Row 2: ch 1, *sc in each stitch across (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch 2 space* repeat from * to * 3 more times all the way around, join to first sc with sl st
Fasten off, weave in the ends.
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Would love the cluster pattern in a large adult size pattern..
Hi Breann! This is such a gorgeous blanket and I’ve picked up the same shadowberry cake to make a blanket as well. Did you find that you had to manually change colors or did they naturally transition for each row in this pattern? Thank you! Hope you and your family are well during this crazy time.
Hi! I let the colors change naturally 🙂 Sometimes it happened in the middle of a row.
hello such a great pattern! looking forward to the finished product on my end here. That being said I’m doing mine in Caron big cakes , also but blueberry scone color. And I’m running into a problem in that it is starting to go askew. I have not missed a stitch. Keeping it pretty much the same tension row after row, so I’m not understanding why that’s happening. Did you have to block it when you were done? I am more than halfway through and don’t want to unravel at this point.
Yes, I blocked my finished blanket 🙂
Good to know. I just unraveled part of it. Lol. It was just bothering me so much. Thank you! I will forge ahead.