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Caron Anniversary Cake Blanket Pattern

Caron Anniversary Cake Blanket draped over a fence
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Many of you may remember when I first stumbled across Caron Anniversary Cakes and ran out to grab one and do my yarn review of it (found here). I got a little too excited about my huggable-sized yarn and dug into it right away but I also was inspired to create a new blanket pattern. I really want to call this Caron Anniverary Cake Blanket Pattern a one skein pattern (which is really is, only one Anniverary Cake is needed for this) but it feels like cheating since one Anniversary Cake weighs over 2 lbs and has over 1000 yards of yarn in it.

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The Tranquil Tides blanket is a relaxing and easy make, accessible for beginners. When I set out to design my Caron Anniversary Cake Blanket Pattern, I wanted to create something that was easy enough to do while you binge your favourite shows but interesting enough that you don’t get bored. I used the colourway Blueberry Birthday and the colours were really soothing and reminded me of water and my husband said that since it was a relaxing make, I should call it Tranquil Tides. And that’s how this pattern got it’s name.

Because the yarn is super bulky, it works up quickly and you’ll have yourself a beautiful new blanket in no time. I’ve kept the stitches simple to not only make this pattern accessible to beginners, but to make it quick and relaxing. To make this blanket, you’ll need to know how to make a chain, do a double crochet, double crochet increase and double crochet decrease. You’ll also need to know how to work in the back loop only.

Check out my video tutorial for this Caron Anniversary Cakes Blanket Pattern:

This pattern doesn’t use a full Caron Anniversary Cake. There will be some left overs. I like to cut the yarn every three rows to control the colour changes. This is completely optional should you not want to weave in your ends, you will just have mid-row colour changes.

Other Free Crochet Blanket Patterns Available On The Loopy Lamb:

Caron Anniversary Cake Blanket Pattern: Tranquil Tides

Smiling woman cuddling with the blanket made with this Caron Anniversary Cake Blanket Pattern

Skill Level:

  • Beginner

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

  • BLO = Back Loop Only
  • CH = Chain
  • DC = Double Crochet
  • DCINC = Double Crochet Increase
  • DCDEC = Double Crochet Decrease
  • FO = Finish Off
  • ST = Stitch
  • SK = Skip


Finished size:

  • 48” Long by 36” wide

Gauge:

  • 9.5 sts x 5 rows = 4 inches

You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern which includes all sizes for a small fee HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.


NOTES:

  • CH 3s at the beginning of rows count as first DC stitch
  • To adjust the size of this pattern, chain in multiples of 12 + 3 for the turning CH.
  • To maintain clean colour changes, I cut the yarn every 3 rows and changed to the next colour that happened in the ball.  This is completely optional as it does result in more ends to weave in, however, it does look cleaner in the end result. 
  • All stitches in the row should be done in the BLO for rows that indicate BLO at the beginning of them.
Woman holding a crochet ripple blanket up behind her.

CH 87
Row 1: DC in the 4th CH from the hook (skipped CHs count as 1st DC), *DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, (DCINC) x 2* repeat instructions given in ** until 11 STs remain.  DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, DCINC in the last ST. (84)
Row 2: Turn and CH 3.  (counts as first ST here and throughout), DC in the 1st ST, *DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, (DCINC) x 2* repeat instructions given in ** until 11 STs remain.  DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, DCINC in the last ST. (84)
Row 3: Turn and CH 3.  In BLO, DC in the 1st ST, *DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, (DCINC) x 2* repeat instructions given in ** until 11 STs remain.  DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, DCINC in the last ST. (84)
Change to next colour in ball
Row 4: Turn and CH 3.  DC in the 1st ST, *DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, (DCINC) x 2* repeat instructions given in ** until 11 STs remain.  DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, DCINC in the last ST. (84)
Row 5: Turn and CH 3.  In BLO, DC in the 1st ST, *DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, (DCINC) x 2* repeat instructions given in ** until 11 STs remain.  DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, DCINC in the last ST. (84)
Row 6: Turn and CH 3.  DC in the 1st ST, *DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, (DCINC) x 2* repeat instructions given in ** until 11 STs remain.  DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, DCINC in the last ST. (84)
Change to next colour in ball
Row 7: Turn and CH 3.  In BLO, DC in the 1st ST, *DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, (DCINC) x 2* repeat instructions given in ** until 11 STs remain.  DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, DCINC in the last ST. (84)
Rows 8 – 10: Repeat Row 2. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 9. (84)

Woman smiling, looking over her shoulder with a crochet blanket made with this free crochet pattern on her shoulders.
When your glasses match your fresh off the hook new blanket.


Rows 11 – 15: Repeat Rows 3 – 7. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Rows 12 and 15. (84)
Rows 16 – 18: Repeat Row 2 (84)
Change to next colour in ball
Rows 19 – 23: Repeat Rows 3 – 7. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 21. (84)
Rows 24 – 26: Repeat Row 2. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 24. (84)
Rows 27 – 31: Repeat Rows 3 – 7. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Rows 27 and 30. (84)
Rows 32 – 34: Repeat Row 2.  Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 33.  (84)
Rows 35 – 39: Repeat Rows 3 – 7.  Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Rows 36 and 39. (84)
Rows 40 – 42: Repeat Row 2.
Change to next colour in ball
Rows 43 – 47: Repeat Rows 3 – 7. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 45. (84)

close up of the caron anniversary cakes blanket pattern textures


Rows 48 – 50: Repeat Row 2.  Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 48. (84)
Change to next colour in ball
Rows 51 – 55: Repeat Rows 3 – 7.  Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Rows 51 and 54. (84)
Rows 56 – 58: Repeat Row 2. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 57.  (84)
Rows 59 – 61: Repeat Rows 3 – 5. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 60.   (84)
Row 62: Repeat Row 2 (84)

FO and weave in ends.  Block.

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