Did you see my post last week about the Classic Cable Collection CAL? Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the eBook pre-sale, which gives you a whole lot of perks. So, I wanted to share a sneak peek of my project in this four-pattern CAL to inspire you to go sign up to join us right now! It’s a bulky crochet cables blanket called The Inishmore Crochet Cable Blanket.
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What Is The Classic Cable Collection CAL?
You can get all of the details at that very first link above. However, here’s the gist:
- 4-week, 4-pattern, 4-designers crochet-along
- Each week features a different crochet cable technique with a video tutorial and community support
- A big celebration of all of the things you can do with crochet cables!
Sign Up Today, Don’t Delay
If you go get the eBook today, then you get a whole bunch of extras as compared to if you just join the CAL n May 2nd. Those extras include additional crochet cable patterns at a hugely discounted price, discounts to each of the designers’ pattern stores, and extra tips and yarn/color suggestions for the CAL. Plus, you get all of the crochet patterns in advance, allowing you to prepare for the crochet-along.
Sneak Peek of My Bulky Crochet Cables Blanket
We’ve each made something totally different for this crochet-along. My pattern will be up during the last week of the CAL, but I wanted to give you the sneak peek of it today. I’ve called it the Inishmore Crochet Cable Blanket. You can queue it up on Ravelry right now. UPDATED: PATTERN IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE ON THE MARLY BIRD SITE.
It’s a bulky crochet cables blanket worked in rows using Billow Yarn. (In fact, all of us are using the beautiful bulky weight cotton yarn for our projects because it works up quickly and has great stitch definition for cables.) The baby blanket measures 32 inches by 34 inches including the border.
Unique Cable Technique
I really wanted to help you learn how to make beautiful crochet cables but also work out some of the kinks of classic techniques. Oftentimes, when you work wide crochet cabling like this, you end up with a sort of openwork design. In other words, you can see the spaces in the cables. That’s not terrible, but you might not want that. For example, if you want a cozy blanket, then you don’t want those holes and spaces. Well, we solve that problem with this blanket.
In this bulky crochet cables blanket, you’ll only work the cables on the right side of the fabric. When you’re working the wrong side rows, you’ll use double crochet stitches. It sounds so simple, and yet it’s magical. It solves the problems of those see-through spots in the cables. Therefore you get a truly beautiful design that I’m thrilled to share with you.
Materials for Bulky Crochet Cables Blanket
You should really go get the CAL eBook right now, so that you can see all of the cable crochet patterns and get all of your materials. Remember, it’s only on discount through 4/15/22. That said, since you’re here, the materials you’ll need specifically for this crochet blanket in the CAL are:
Billow by WeCrochet, 100% Cotton, 120yds/100g, 9 hanks
Are you looking to save money? If you want a more affordable alternative to Billow Yarn, I recommend Brava Bulky for this bulky crochet cables blanket.
- 6.5mm/K crochet hook (or hook needed to obtain gauge) … (recommended: WeCrochet Hook or ergonomic TooShay Crochet Hook)
One More Look At the Bulky Crochet Cables Blanket!
I can’t wait to share this with you! Here’s what you should do next:
- Get the ebook of all four patterns and all the perks today!
- Queue up this pattern on Ravelry right now.
- Learn more about the Crochet Cable Collection CAL here.
- Join the Marly Bird Public Google Calendar. It has daily inspiration and includes the CAL dates so you don’t forget.
Get All Four Crochet Cable Patterns
Get the ebook linked above for all four ad-free PDF patterns. Or, find them all online: