Part 5 of the Serenity Throw Blanket CAL is this absolutely gorgeous crochet cable stitch pattern designed by my wonderful friend Allison of Clair de Lune Fiber Art. Using textured stitches such as the Straddle Stitch and Berry Stitch sandwiched between post stitches, she has created an incredibly lovely pattern with simple cables that brings a lot of texture and visual interest to the Serenity Throw Blanket.
I am beyond thrilled to host Allison of Clair de Lune Fiber Art as a guest post for Part 5 of the Serenity Throw Blanket CAL. I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with Allison for several years now and she always puts a big huge smile on my face.
If you haven’t heard of Allison or Clair de Lune Fiber Art before, you are in for the sweetest treat – She is absolutely lovely, hilarious and an all around wonderful human being.
I loved crocheting Allison’s crochet stitch pattern in the blanket. It added a ton of visual interest, was interesting to crochet and looks absolutely gorgeous in every color I’ve seen it in.
I won’t sit here and chat too much about how much I absolutely loved her crochet stitch pattern for blankets, though, because we could be here all day!
Below, we’ll let Allison introduce herself and talk about her inspiration for her design and then we will get to all the good stuff, like the pattern!
From the Designer behind this Crochet Cable Stitch Pattern for Blankets:
Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be joining you today to introduce my contribution to the Serenity CAL. Thank you Shannon for hosting me!
First, a quick introduction: my name is Allison and I am the designer behind Clair de Lune Fiber Art.
I design crochet and knit patterns for garments, accessories, and home decor. I love playing with texture, especially using post stitches and bobbles. When I’m not crafting, I love cooking/baking, gardening, reading fantasy novels, doing puzzles, and playing piano and guitar.
It was amazing to see how popular the Harmony CAL was last year, and really gratifying for us designers. These CALs are such a fun opportunity for us to flex our creativity and be playful with our designs, and this year I made sure to start early so I’d have plenty of time for fun!
This time around, I decided to flip through a few crochet books (including a truly ancient stitch dictionary I picked up secondhand). I found some stitch patterns that intrigued me, but I knew I wanted something with a little more pizzazz.
This is one of the things I love about designing – there’s not really such thing as “true originality”. We all draw inspiration from the world around us, sometimes even unconsciously. Ultimately, I tweaked a few stitch patterns I found in other resources and combined them, with some post stitch separators for a little vertical element.
The result is a crochet cable stitch pattern that is subtle without being boring, and I hope you have as much fun crocheting it as I did!
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Where to Get the Serenity Throw Blanket Part 5 Pattern
This cabled crochet stitch pattern, designed by Allison of Clair de Lune Fiber Art, is a guest post by Allison on this blog and will forever be a free pattern in this blog post. You can scroll down to view the free version.
This pattern was featured in the Serenity Throw Blanket CAL, though the PDF is no longer free to download. You are welcome to use the free version of the pattern here on the blog or you can purchase the PDF pattern by clicking the button below to head to Allison’s Ravelry.
If you’d prefer to have all of the patterns for the Serenity Throw Blanket CAL at once, you can purchase the Serenity Throw Blanket eBook.
This pattern is a part of the Serenity Throw Blanket CAL, which is a collaborative crochet-a-long designed by 12 different designers. Each strip is as different as they are lovely and showcases how designers work together to create beautiful projects for you to create.
If you’d like to see all of the patterns that are a part of the Serenity Throw Blanket CAL, click the button below.
Free Crochet Cable Stitch Pattern for Blankets
Worsted (Medium – 4) Wool/Acrylic or Blend of your choice. You will need approximately: 160 grams / 350 yards (320 meters)
Allison’s sample used Red Heart with Love in colorway Oxford (100% Acrylic).
In the full blanket sample, this pattern used Sirdar’s Country Classic in colorway Golden (50% wool / 50% Acrylic).
5 mm (H-8) hook
Stitch Markers, if you prefer them though none are required for this pattern.
14 sts x 14 rows = 4”/10 cm
Note: measure across two berry st columns and the stitches in between.
Approximately 5 inches high x 50 inches wide.
ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- RS/WS – right/wrong side
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- yo – yarn over
- fpdc – front post double crochet
- bpdc – back post double crochet
- sk – skip
- sp(s) – space(s)
- FO – fasten off
SPECIAL STITCH – Berry Stitch
To work a Berry Stitch, you will: [yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through one loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook] all in next st.
In “full sentences”, to make a Berry Stitch, you will: Yarn over, insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. 3 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through 1 loop on hook. 3 loops on hook. Yarn over, insert hook into the SAME stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. 5 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through all 5 loops.
SPECIAL STITCH – Starting Straddle Stitch
To work a Starting Straddle Stitch, you will: [yo, pull up a loop in next st] twice, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1
In “full sentences”, to make a Starting Straddle Stitch, you will: Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. 3 loops on hook. Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch (after the stitch you just pulled a loop up in), yarn over and pull up a loop. 5 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops. Then chain 1.
SPECIAL STITCH -Straddle Stitch
To work a Straddle Stitch, you will: [yo, pull up a loop in previous st, yo, pull up a loop in next st, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1]
In “full sentences”, to make a Straddle Stitch, you will: Yarn over, insert hook into the previous stitch (this is the stitch you have just finished your previous stitch in. This is 1 stitch back from your next unworked stitch), yarn over and pull up a loop. 3 loops on hook. Yarn over, insert hook into NEXT stitch (this is now your first unworked stitch), yarn over and pull up a loop. 5 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on hook. Then chain 1.
Note: On WS rows, we will work into just the ch-1’s for the straddle stitches, and both the ch-1 and the stitch itself for the starting straddle stitch.
- Stitch multiple: this pattern is a stitch multiple of 9 plus 3.
- The ch-1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
- Pattern repeats will be indicated with an asterisk (*). Instructions to be repeated within that span are enclosed in square brackets [ ].
- Stitch Count on Row 1 is more than 192 but comes back down to 192 in Row 2. No need to worry as long as the stitch count matches what is listed for the row.
- Pay attention to stitch placement on Row 2 and make sure to put the single crochets into the chain 1 spaces as instructed.
Cobbled Roads Stitch by Clair de Lune Fiber Art
Row 1 (RS): ch 1, turn, hdc 3, *fpdc, starting straddle st, straddle st twice, fpdc, hdc 3. Rep from * to end. (66 hdc, 42 fpdc, 21 starting straddles, 42 straddles, 63 ch-1 sps)
Shannon’s Note: In Row 1, you will be working a Front Post Double Crochet on a Single Crochet. This can be a bit confusing if you haven’t done it before and may throw you off. I do have a photo tutorial for how to do this properly and I recommend you check it out!
Row 2 (WS): ch 1, turn, sc, berry st, sc, *bpdc, [sc in next ch-1 sp, sk next st] twice, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next st, bpdc, sc, berry st, sc. Rep from * to end.
(128 sc, 42 bpdc, 22 berry st)
Rep rows 1-2 six more times for a total of 14 rows worked.
If you are following the Serenity Throw Blanket CAL, don’t forget to finish the last stitch of Row 14 in Allison’s pattern with the color you’ve chosen for your transition rows. Then, work your transition rows as instructed to prepare for Part 6!
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