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We couldn’t miss the opportunity to bring you a pattern for the Robin’s Cables Blanket now could we?
It uses the same stitch combo as the Robin’s Poncho, hat and scarf, coffee beanie cozy and mug cozy (which will be released soon).
I mean, this combo is gorgeous!! It has a traditional look to it with a modern twist.
And the best bit? ….
You get the look of cables without actually having to crochet cables! So these patterns are great for confident beginners and experienced crocheters alike.
Just take a look at this texture…
You can see why it was impossible to not include a blanket or afghan in this collection. This is a WIP photo I took of my blanket.
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I have designed this blanket with measurements for 5 of the more common sizes
- Crib (52”wide x 60” high)
- Throw. (52”wide x 60” high)
- Double. (90” x 108”)
- Queen. (96” x 108”)
- King. (108” x 108”)
We do give the stitch multiple for you to adjust the size of this one. It is worked side to side.
Now, I’m not going to lie – this one is a bit of a yarn hog. I used 3250 yards for a throw size but oh my goodness ! The weight is perfect, its is so cozy and it looks just stunning.
You can find the pdf patterns at the following links:
Skills you will need
In order to make this you will need to know how to do the following stitches (in US terms):
- single crochet
- half double crochet
- double crochet
- camel stitch also known as third loop half double crochet
And that is it!
If you are a beginner we do have video tutorials to all of these stitches on our YouTube Channel.
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- #4 weight yarn of your choosing. As mentioned I used 3250 yards for the throw size.
- 6mm hook
- Stitch markers (recommended for this one, especially that first stitch of each row!)
- Tapestry Needle
The Autumn Exclusives Event 2021
This pattern features in the Autumn Exclusives event on 6th October. For one day only you can get this pattern for 50% off the usual price with the code!
This event features 40 fabulous brand new patterns that were released specifically during this event. If you have missed any of the patterns that you wanted you can purchase the bundle which includes them all! You don’t need to choose. And you get them all for one AMAZING price of $18.99
But be quick! The price of the bundle will increase to $34.95 once this event ends!
Just want our pattern and not the bundle??
You can find the coupon code you need by clicking the button below.
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Our Crochet Cancer Challenge pattern for 2020 is the Robin Beanie.
If you joined us last year you will know that we highlighted colon cancer which is a royal blue ribbon. We are supporting the same cancer this year. You see, this time last year Sara’s dad, Robin, was fighting a brave battle against colon cancer. Unfortunately it was a battle that he lost on November 14th last year, 2 weeks after last year’s challenge ended.
If you want to read about Sara’s story and the future she fears is in front of her you can read it here.
We all have our own story to tell…
Cancer is one of those things that will touch us all in one form or another. I don’t believe very many people go through life without at least knowing someone who has battled Cancer.
Currently, a very dear friend of mine, who is also my daughter’s godmother and has a daughter 3 months older than mine, is battling bowel cancer. She is a nurse, and so knew she had to get herself seen quite early. But still for someone who is not yet 50 to have to go through that! Local lockdown means that I cannot be there to help out as much as I dearly wish I could.
As I said last year, treatments make advances all of the time. In an ideal we world WE WANT THE CURE. The treatments can be brutal on the body and the mind of both the patient and their families. But hair loss is not always a side effect now depending on treatments required and the nausea can be drastically reduced.
What is the challenge about?
The Crochet Cancer Challenge is hosted each year by Christine of Sweet Potato 3. In return for using the code and getting the pattern as a free pdf you are pledging to make at least one hat of that pattern to donate by the end of the year (or whenever your local unit or charity starts accepting donations in your area if these have temporarily stopped).
Let’s do our bit by helping these warriors to keep their heads warm! This is actually very important. Cancer patients often loose their hair and a lot of heat escapes from the head. They also feel the cold a lot more than usual. So hats are often appreciated by those undergoing treatment.
Scroll down to the bottom of this post for some useful links and information.
The Robin Beanie
What you will need to make the Robin Beanie:
Hat circumference should be
- 16’’ for small,
- 18’’ for medium and
- 20’’ for large.
This hat uses sc, hdc and dc with some worked into the back loop only to obtain the ribbing and some third loop to get the texture on the body of the hat. The pattern includes video links on how to work the third loop and also how to do the sedge stitch (the sc, hdc, dc combo).
So this hat is a great project for a recent beginner who knows the basics and wants to progress a little and play with texture.
It is made side to side so you will need to slip stitch or sew it together at the end.
Our Pattern links
From 6th-31 October inclusive you can download our Robin Beanie pattern free with the code CancerChallenge on Ravelry by using the button below.
Please remember that if you use the code for the download you are pledging to make at least one Robin’s beanie to donate to a cancer patient or unit.
You can also get the pattern in the following places:
Our store here
- Information explaining what the Crochet Cancer Challenge is, click HERE.
- What type of hat should I make? What Sizes? Where do I get the patterns? Click HERE.
- Yarn Recommendations to use for the hats, click HERE.
- Where should I donate my hats, click HERE.
- A fun start early project you can add to your hats, click HERE.
- Challenge others to join and get tags you can print for your hats, click HERE.
As an extra thank you
We are offering you the matching Robin Scarf for 50% (that’s only $1.50!!) for the whole of October 2020!! You will need to use the code ROBIN and it is ONY available in our Ravelry Store here. Find out more about this pattern by clicking the pic below.
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