A Scrumptious new year round throw
When Red Heart Yarns released their new Amore yarn, I HAD to try it. Just feeling the skein in the store made me clear the shelves (and I'm not joking!). Mind you, the shelves weren't very full of this yarn so I had to keep checking for more each time I went to town. It took some time to get the amount of yarn I wanted for a few different designs but the wait was SO worth it! If you haven't tried Red Heart Amore yet, don't wait any longer. It is so soft and flexible and comfy and feels like butter to work with.
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The Wrapped in Ribbon Blanket is great for year round use! Using the Amore yarn, it drapes nicely and is comfy cozy for cool summer evenings. Using other 4ww yarns (as seen below) make this wonderfully warm for winter too.
Crochet Pattern Supplies and Details
The Traveling Arrows Throw crochet pattern is the final pattern in the Traveling Arrows Home Decor Collection. This crochet pattern is so easy to customize to your desired size making it a must have! You can quickly make a baby blanket for baby shower gifts, enjoy some time crocheting up a throw or if you're really adventurous, you can keep going to make an afghan to cover your bed. The beautiful ripple and texture in this crochet design are a sight to behold. You're sure to be complimented on your work over and over!
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Welcome to the MCAL for the Cabled Blooms Blanket!
A few words of encouragement before we start. The skill level for this crochet pattern is considered intermediate because of the use of post stitches and a few other stitches that a beginner may not be familiar with. I will be adding photo & video tutorials to help with those stitches so don't be afraid to try it out! It never hurts to try.
While I used Yarnspirations Caron Simply Soft Yarn for my pattern swatch, I will be using Premier Yarn's Everyday yarn for my full blanket. It's all about the color for me and it's ok to use something different. This pattern will work well using a variety of yarns. If you enjoy working with thread, consider working 1 section wide of the instructions to create a stunning table runner. If you enjoy working with baby yarn, go for it! If Red Heart Super Saver is your go to, go right ahead!
The size of your finished project will vary from mine but that's ok. I'll be giving you instructions to work as close to your desired size as you can.
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A personal Christmas gift
This past year, I've spent a lot of time reflecting on life, trying to figure out where I fit in and what my purpose is. I think we all go through that process from time to time and it's a good time to look at what we've been blessed with, appreciate what we have and think about how we can be better.
Last Christmas, I watched as my sister and her family all struggled with the thought of losing her brother in law. He was in his 30's and had been diagnosed with cancer. They weren't sure if he would make it through Christmas and it was such a hard and sad time for them. My heart hurt for all of them! He was married and had a teenage daughter and some younger kids. I can't imagine the heartache and emotions they were dealing with.
He was determined not to let it get him down and pushed through for his family until after the first of the year.
December's new crochet pattern releases
The new Pebbled Archway Reversible home decor crochet pattern collection has quickly become another one of my favorites. I love the feeling you get when you walk in a room and see a comforting afghan placed across a couch. It's even more wonderful with coordinating pillows! What could make it even better? How about all of the pieces being reversible?
Each week through the month of December, I'm releasing 1 crochet pattern from this set. The Pebbled Archway Reversible Bolster Pillow crochet pattern was released last week and can be found HERE on my website. This week, is the Pebbled Archway Reversible Throw crochet pattern. This is such a great way to add a splash of color to any room! I hope you'll enjoy laying with color and working up this collection as much as I did.
Blanket Supplies and notes:
If you enjoy pops of color or peek-a-boo arches, you’ll have fun with this Pebbled Archway Reversible Throw crochet pattern.
This blanket has a fun pattern on both sides to play up the color and give some unique style to any room. Be sure to check out the coordinating pillows!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials: 3098 (total yards) Red Heart With Love 4ww yarn or similar
878 yards Black
740 yards Pewter
740 yards White
740 yards Berry Red
Finished Size: 48” x 60” with instruction to easily customize to your desired size from infant to king!
Hook: H/8-5.00 mm
Gauge: 14 sc & 17 rows = 4”
Terminology: US crochet terms
st(s) - stitch(es), sl st - slip stitch, ch - chain, yo - yarn over, sc - single crochet, hdc - half double crochet, dc - double crochet, tr - treble crochet, TTCL - Triple Treble Cluster
Foundation hdc: If you’re unfamiliar with how to work foundation chains, this photo tutorial may help
Triple Treble Cluster (TTCL): Working in front of stitches in previous rounds, yo 4x, insert hook in
indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook4x, yo 4x, insert hook in same
stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook4x, repeat from to 2x, yo, pull through
all 5 loops on hook
(c) 2018 Copyright by Kate Wagstaff of Crafting Friends Designs
(c) 2018 Photo Copyright by Ash & Co
It is ILLEGAL to copy, share or upload this pattern to sites for others to access. This crochet pattern is not to be used for educational purposes. You are welcome to sell the finished items you crochet using this pattern.
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