Every once in a while we experience these moments in time when we are caught off guard and surprised.
**UPDATE: FREE VIDEO COMPANION TUTORIAL FOUND AT END OF PATTERN**
Sometimes these moments are a moment of calm and peace in the middle of a routine or hectic day. They are ripple in time moments. In my house they are often times when I enjoy a quiet moment with my kids, or when I observe them, reading together in the big arm chair that sits in our living room.
Shortly after finishing this blanket, before I could even get the photos of it, I found that it was traveling around the house. I would keep it tucked in my office, but would find it in our TV room, sprinkled in popcorn. It would be draped across the office chair in my husbands office after a cool morning. I would find in newly crumpled in that big armchair in my living room where two of my children had just been reading together. In a mere matter of moments this throw became the house favourite.
And there is no wonder why! The Caron Chunky Cakes are oh so soft! The result is a super cozy and soft blanket, great for cooler days and those ripple in time moments.
This throw features great texture, displaying a variety of stitches. It requires six Caron Chunky Cakes and an 8mm crochet hook.
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Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 8 sts x 8 rows = 4 inches
Finished Size: Approximately 54 x 66.5 inches
Yarn: Caron Chunky Cakes by Yarnspirations™, colour Mystic Chip (100% Acrylic; 280g / 9.8 oz, 271 meters / 297 yards; weight: 6 – Super Bulky Weight), 6 Cakes.
Hook: 8 mm (US 11/L)
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Blo – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
FrTr – Front post Triple Crochet (a triple crochet worked around the post of the double crochet below)
Hdc – Half double crochet
Lp – Loop
Lps – Loops
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Yo – Yarn over
- Pattern is written in American English
- Ch 3 at the beginning of row counts as dc
- Weave in ends as needed.
Row 1: Dc in the 4th chain from hook and each each ch st to the end. Turn. (91 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, Sc in the first st and in each across. Turn. (91 sts)
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk first Sc, * sk next Sc, but working around the post of the dc below, work Frtr, dc in next Sc; Rpt from * to end of row, dc in the final st. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, Sc in the first st and in each across. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, sk first Sc, dc in next Sc, * sk next Sc, but working around the post of the dc below, work Frtr, dc in next Sc; Rpt from * to end of row, dc in the final st. Turn.
Rows 6-9: Rpt rows 2-5.
Row 10: ch 1, Sc in first st and in each across.
Row 11: ch 1, hdc in first st and in each across
Row 12: ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, Sc in the first st and in each across.
Row 13: ch 1, hdc in the first st and in each across.
Rows 14-15: Rpt rows 12 and 13.
Row 16: ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, Sc in the first st and in each across. Turn.
Row 17: ch 3, sk first st, dc in each st across. Turn.
Rows 18-37: Rpt rows 2-5.
Row 38: ch 1, Sc in first st and in each across.
Rows 39-49: Beginning with row 13, Rpt rows 12 and 13.
Row 50: ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, Sc in the first st and in each across. Turn.
Row 51: ch 3, sk first st, dc in each st across. Turn.
Rows 52-71: Rpt rows 2-5.
Row 72: ch 1, Sc in first st and in each across.
Rows 73-77: Beginning with row 13, Rpt rows 12 and 13.
Row 78: ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, Sc in the first st and in each across. Turn.
Row 79: ch 3, sk first st, dc in each st across. Turn.
Rows 80-87: Rpt rows 2-5.
Row 88: ch 1, Sc in first st and in each across.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Edging (worked in rounds):
With right side facing, join yarn with a sl st in any corner. Work 4 rounds of sc evenly around all four sides of blanket, working 3 Sc in each corner and joining with a sl st at the end of each Rnd. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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Jean Jones says
Can’t wait to get the yarn and make this throw!
It’s fun to make! Enjoy!
Is there a video for this pattern? I love the way this worked up. Soon to be on my hook.
Hi Michele, I don’t have a specific video up yet, but if you check out my Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/richtextures/) and scroll down to my Facebook Live Newsletter for this past Sunday (one week ago), I do a stitch along featuring the raised ripple stitch which is found in the pattern. It should help!
Hi Michele! A Video tutorial is now available and can be found at the end of the pattern! Thanks!
Charlene Varry says
This looks lovely. First time I really want to make something with those Caron Cakes.
I love the colors and textures in this pattern! Gorgeous!
Big Alice Dolls says
I love this stitch and the colour combination you’ve used. Think I might have to try this pattern out in a lighter weight yarn to see how it looks in a dolls house.
Taylor Collins says
Hello! I was wondering if this could be made with light weight yarn? Also if need to be made wider what would the starting chain be?
Yes you can make it with a lighter weight yarn. You’re stitch count will be an odd number plus 2 for the starting chain.
Barbara Grant says
Lovely pattern! What a great idea you had. Fun to make, and your video is very comprehensive. I was having trouble understanding working in ‘the third loop’ until you mention hdc in the video and then it made sense… three loops in a hdc! I’m making it in variegated greens and it’s really turning out nice. They were out of the color you made yourse in. Thanks much!
Thank you so much! I always love hearing when someone is enjoying one of my patterns. Yours sounds like it’s going to be beautiful! I’m glad the video was helpful 🙂
I love this pattern and I can’t wait to make this afghan. I love using Caron Cakes. This will be the 3rd Afghan I have made with that yarn. I feel like I want the afghan to be a little wider. Can you tell me how to change the stitch count?
Emily Williams says
I love this pattern and it is working up lovely. I have a question. On the second set of FPTC I am getting 89 stitches. But the first set has 91. Is this correct? Thank you for a wonderful pattern.
Hello Emily, when you count the second set, are you including the ch 3 at the beginning of your count? The stitch count should be the same throughout 🙂
What is the stitch count throughout? I.e. – for the single crochet rows, how many single crochets? Should I still have 91?
Yes. Each row will have 91 sts. Always remember that your ch 3 at the beginning of the rows counts as a stitch, so work 1 sc in the top when you come to a ch 3
Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern. I have made this and it is lovely. Your video is wonderful and easy to understand. You have a very soothing voice. I’m so glad I found your patterns. Thank you again Sarah for creating this beautiful pattern.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Shannon Slone says
Hello! I have started this beautiful throw three times. Im not sure what im doing wrong. I started with 147 chains so each row’s chain count should be 145 right? Somehow on my fpt, I end up with 4 more stitches. Im counting the ch 3 as 1 at ther beginning of the row. It looks right but the Clint is off. Help!
i learned the Thermal stich from u via youtoube, great video, and this blanked come up here on ur site. Great Blanket and super choice of yarn, but i dont see a affiliate link to the yarn. Iff u had one, we could support u a a tiny bit, by clicking on it and ordering direct, and its also simpler for us. But thats just my through. U are a super teacher on video, thank u a lot!??
Awe thank you so much! While I do have affiliate links on all my newer posts, unfortunately I haven’t updated the older yet 🙂 thank you so much for your support!
Lauren Bodine says
Lovely pattern! I’d love to make a king size blanket using this pattern, how should I adjust the stitch count?