I finally finished my Caron Chunky Cakes Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Blanket! You’ve probably been seeing my progress over Instagram and now I’m ready to share the pattern! This blanket features one of my favorite new yarns: Caron Chunky Cakes. This yarn is currently available in Michaels Craft Stores and is the newest member of the caron cakes line. It’s 100% acrylic and super bulky (6) weight. Each ball is self-striping and it comes in 16 colors! Shop the yarn HERE at Michaels.com.
I used the Cluster V-Stitch for this blanket but decided to alternate the Caron Chunky Cakes with rows of Bernat Softee Chunky in white. I love the affect it has on the pattern! Black or gray yarn for the in-between rows would also be gorgeous!
How to make the Cluster V-Stitch:
Yarn over hook, insert hook through stitch, yarn over the hook and pull through two loops. You still have two loops remaining on the hook. Yarn over hook and insert it through the same stitch. Yarn over the hook and pull through two loops and then yarn over again and pull it through 3 loops remaining on hook. (This is the first half of your cluster stitch) Chain 1. Yarn over hook, insert hook through same stitch, yarn over the hook and pull through two loops. You still have two loops remaining on the hook. Yarn over hook and insert it through the same stitch. Yarn over the hook and pull through two loops and then yarn over again and pull it through 3 loops remaining on hook.
– 3 Balls of Caron Chunky Cakes in Plum Perfect. SHOP HERE.
– 7 Skeins of Bernat Softee Chunky in White. SHOP HERE.
– Size J Crochet Hook. Get the same one I’m using HERE.
– Large tapestry needle
– Large Clover Pom-Pom Maker. BUY IT HERE.
Finished Size: Approximately 54 inches tall x 44 inches wide
Total of 63 rows (31 rows of Caron Chunky Cakes and 32 rows of Bernat Softee Chunky)
Cluster V-Stitch Blanket Pattern:
Starting with Bernat Softee Chunky in white
Chain 113 (93 for smaller and 133, 153, or 173 for larger.)
Row 1: Cluster V-stitch in 4th chain from hook, *skip 2 chains, Cluster V-stitch in next chain, repeating from * the rest of the way down chain, DC in the last Chain,
Join in Caron Chunky Cake Chain 3, turn. (clip off white, yes you will have ends to weave in!)
Row 2: Cluster V-stitch in each of the Cluster V-stitches from previous row, DC in last chain of your chain 3,
Join in white yarn, Chain 3, turn. (clip off Caron Chunky Cake)
Row 3: Same as Row 2 with white yarn
Row 4: Same as Row 2 with caron chunky cake yarn
Row 5-63: Continue to repeat pattern, alternating rows of yarn.
I did fasten off my yarn at the end of each row and wove all my ends in when I was finished.
You should have some Caron Chunky Cake yarn left over to make 4 large pom-poms for each corner!
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