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Crochet Blanket Pattern : Candyfloss Horizon

My free crochet blanket looks more difficult than it is.

If you can chain, double crochet (US single crochet) and treble crochet (US double crochet) you will be able to work this pattern.

montage of two photos showing a crochet blanket in light and dark pink in full and a close up of the crochet stitches

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If you haven’t worked with colour changes before, this blanket pattern is a great introduction.

crochet baby blanket on the arm of a chair with pink and purple flowers in the background

The 100% cotton yarn makes this blanket suitable all year round. Substitute warmer colours for the autumn/fall/winter.

I’ve used two different colours but this baby blanket will look just as good crocheted in one colour! 

If you have 600g of DK in your stash and don’t know what to use it for, this pattern could be the perfect project.

baby blanket crocheted in blush pink and coral

Design Inspiration

I enjoyed working with the cable stitch in my Day at the Beach blanket and knew I wanted to use this same stitch as the main feature in another project.

I couldn’t decide whether to alternate with rows of double crochet (US single crochet) or treble crochet (US double crochet) but after experimenting, preferred double crochet.

The name, Candyfloss Horizon, was chosen by my son.  It’s perfect for this pattern.

crochet baby blanket in pink and coral is folded over garden furniture

How the pattern is worked

This striped blanket is worked in rows.

Blocks of cable stitch and blocks of double crochet (US single crochet) alternate throughout.

The cable stitch is worked in the main colour (Yarn A = Blush).

I’ve shared instructions and photos on how to work the cable stitch in Stitches and Abbreviations.

Double crochet rows are worked in the contrasting colour (Yarn B = Coral).

The border is worked in two rounds.

The first round in the border is worked in double crochet stitches in Yarn A.

Yarn B is used to work the crossed treble stitch round.

The cable stitch and the crossed treble stitch are both worked by skipping stitches and then working into the skipped stitch.

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Yarn

King Cole Cottonsoft DK is a super soft and 100% cotton yarn, ideal for baby and summery cotton projects.

  • Recommended hook size: 4mm/US6
  • 100g (3.5oz)
  • Length  210m (230yds)
  • Machine washable at 40 degrees

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I enjoyed working with this yarn.  It didn’t split (as some cottons I’ve worked with have tended to do).  The yarn glided smoothly on my hook. 

Blanket Pattern Notes

  • Chain 1 does not count as a stitch
  • Chain 3 counts as a stitch
  • The cable stitches are all facing the same way.  If you prefer your cables to be in alternating directions you need to miss row 2 of the cable stitch pattern
  • Make sure when you are working the cable stitch you pull the yarn through to the height of the row
  • Change color at the end of the specified row by joining the new color on the last pull through of the old color
  • Fasten off at the end of each block of color
  • Sew in ends as you go

Level

Easy

Materials

  • 400g King Cole CottonSoft DK Blush
  • 200g King Cole CottonSoft DK Coral
  • 4mm (G/6) Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

Stitches and Abbreviations

For US crochet terms, treble crochet = double crochet and double crochet = single crochet

Cable Stitch (cs):

In this pattern, so that the cables are all the same direction, the cable stitch is worked over two rows.

Row 1: skip a stitch, treble crochet in next 3 stitches, working over the 3 treble just made, yarn over and insert hook into the skipped stitch.  Pull up a loop to the height of the treble, yarn over and pull through 2 loops twice.

Row 2: ch1, dc across.

If you would like your cables in different directions, skip row 2

How to crochet the cable stitch

close up showing a skipped stitch and three treble (US double) crochet stitches
1. Skip a stitch, 3 x treble crochets (US double crochets) in the next 3 stitches
working a treble crochet (US double crochet) into a skipped stitch
2. Insert hook into the skipped stitch to work a treble crochet (US double crochet)
working a treble crochet (US double crochet) in a skipped stitch for the cable stitch
3. Continue to make the treble crochet (US double crochet) with yarn over, pull through 2 loops
cable stitch completed
4. Cable stitch made

Crossed Treble Stitch (Xtr)  /  US Crossed Double (Xdc):

Skip a stitch, treble crochet in next stitch, 1 treble crochet into skipped stitch working in front of the treble just made.

Double Crochet (dc)  /  US Single Crochet (sc)

  • Ch = chain
  • WS = Wrong Side
  • Sk = skip
  • St/s = stitch/es
  • Rep = repeat
  • Prev = previous

Tension/Gauge

Tension isn’t important in this blanket however, using the same hook and holding it the same way throughout will ensure your tension stays the same.

Measurements

104cm / 41” (l) X 76cm / 30” (w)

A blush pink and coral crocheted blanket is draped over outside furniture

Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern (Candyfloss Horizon)

Instructions UK Crochet Terms

With Yarn A ch 126

Row 1: (WS): 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end, turn

Row 2: ch3, *[sk next st, tr in next 3 sts, tr in sk st = cs made], rep ending 1 tr in last st, turn

Row 3: ch1, dc in base of st, dc in each st across ending dc in 3rd of ch3, turn

Row 4: rep row 2

Row 5: rep row 3

Row 6: rep row 2

Row 7: rep row 3

Row 8: rep row 2

Row 9: rep row 3

Row 10: rep row 2

Row 11: rep row 3

Change to Yarn B

Row 12: ch1, dc in base of st, dc in each st across, turn

Row 13 – 18: rep row 12

Change to Yarn A

Row 19: rep row 12

Row 20 – 35: rep row 4 – 19

Row 36 – 51: rep row 4 – 19

Row 52 – 67: rep row 4 – 19

Row 68 – 83: rep row 4 – 19

Row 84 – 99: rep row 4 – 19

Row 100 – 115: rep row 4 – 19

Row 116 – 126: rep row 2 – 11

Row 127: rep row 12, 3dc in last st (corner sts), turn to work along the long edge

Border

Dc evenly along the long and short edges, working 3dc in the last st of each corner

Round 2:  ch3, *sk next st, tr in next st, tr in missed st (Xtr made),  rep across to corner, 3tr in middle of 3dc from prev round, * rep around, sl st to top of ch3.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Instructions US Crochet Terms

With Yarn A ch 126

Row 1: (WS): 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end, turn

Row 2: ch3, *[sk next st, dc in next 3 sts, dc in sk st = cs made], rep ending 1 dc in last st, turn

Row 3: ch1, sc in base of st, sc in each st across ending sc in top of 3rd ch

Row 4: rep row 2

Row 5: rep row 3

Row 6: rep row 2

Row 7: rep row 3

Row 8: rep row 2

Row 9: rep row 3

Row 10: rep row 2

Row 11: rep row 3

Change to Yarn B

Row 12: ch1, sc in base of st, sc in each st across, turn

Row 13 – 18: rep row 12

Change to Yarn A

Row 19: rep row 12

Row 20 – 35: rep row 4 – 19

Row 36 – 51: rep row 4 – 19

Row 52 – 67: rep row 4 – 19

Row 68 – 83: rep row 4 – 19

Row 84 – 99: rep row 4 – 19

Row 100 – 115: rep row 4 – 19

Row 116 – 126: rep row 2 – 11

Row 127: rep row 12, 3sc in last st (corner sts), turn to work along the long edge

Border

Sc evenly along the long and short edges, working 3sc in the last st of each corner

Round 2:  ch3, *sk next st, dc in next st, dc in missed st (Xdc made),  rep across to corner, 3dc in middle of 3sc from prev round, * rep around, sl st to top of ch3.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Happy crocheting!

Copyright Notice

The pattern and photographs of this design are the property of Sharon Goodwin at Jera’s Jamboree.  This pattern and design are subject to copyright and are for personal, non-commercial use only.  You may not share, resell, alter or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole. You may, however, sell any finished items you make.  If you would like to include this pattern in a roundup, you may take one photo and link back to this pattern.

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