The Deramores Studio CAL: Cedar River Blanket

Inspired by traditional string quilts, this blanket makes a great base for playing with pattern and colour. Putting a new twist on the popular corner to corner blanket, and designed by the exceedingly talented Kat Goldin, we’ve created Cedar River, a free crochet pattern and the very first Deramores Studio CAL. Made out of the super-soft and hard-wearing Deramores Studio DK, it makes an excellent everyday throw for all your warmth (and fort building!) needs.

For those that are new to crochet, click here to discover Part 1 of our step-by-step tutorial series to crochet Cedar River with Kat.  

Available in four different sizes and constructed out of a block of four squares, the size of the blanket is easily adjusted by adding more squares as required. Find our exclusive colour packs for all sizes here. If you’re taking part, why not join our CAL group on Facebook and share your progress with others! 

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Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain

Chsp – Chain Space

Col – Colour

Dc – Double Crochet

RS – Right Side

Slst – Slip Stitch

Tr – Treble

Pattern Notes:

Pattern uses UK crochet terms.

For a clean colour change on the increase section of your square, work the colour change in the last yarn over of the last tr in the row below.

To change colours on the decrease section, use your new colour to make the final slst in the chain space you will work the first cluster of the new row.

You can carry your white up the side of your work.  Just make sure to work around it when working your border.

Yarn Amounts:

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You Will Also Need:

A 4mm (UK 8 / US G/6) crochet hook
A tapestry needle

Tension:

1 square measures 22cm

Pattern:

With Col A, 6ch.

Row 1 (RS): Starting in the 4th ch from the hook), 3tr. Turn. 3 sts.

Row 2: 6ch, starting in the 4th ch from the hook, 3tr, miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp, (3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp. Turn. 6 sts.

Row 3: 6ch, starting in the 4th ch from the hook, 3tr, [miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp, (3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp] twice. Turn. 9 sts.

Row 4: 6ch, starting in the 4th ch from the hook, 3tr, [miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp, (3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp] three times. Turn. 12 sts.

Row 5: Switch to Col B, 6ch, starting in the 4th ch from the hook, 3tr, [miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp, (3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp] four times. Turn. 15 sts.

Row 6: 6ch, starting in the 4th ch from the hook, 3tr, [miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp, (3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp] five times. Turn. Break Col B. 18 sts.

Row 7: Switch to Col A, 6ch, starting in the 4th ch from the hook, 3tr, [miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp, (3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp] six times. Turn. 21 sts.

Row 8: 6ch, starting in the 4th ch from the hook, 3tr, [miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp, (3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp] seven times. Turn. 24 sts.

Row 9: Switch to Col C, 6ch, starting in the 4th ch from the hook, 3tr, [miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp, (3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp] eight times. Turn. 27 sts.

Row 10: 6ch, starting in the 4th ch from the hook, 3tr, [miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp, (3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp] nine times. Turn. Break Col C. 30 sts.

Row 11: Switch to Col A, 6ch, starting in the 4th ch from the hook, 3tr, [miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp, (3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp] ten times. Turn. 33 sts.

Row 12: 6ch, starting in the 4th ch from the hook, 3tr, [miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp, (3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp] 11 times. Turn. 36 sts.

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Decreasing:

Row 13: 3slst to the 1st 3chsp, [(3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp, miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp] 11 times. Turn. 33 sts.

Row 14: Slst to the 1st 3chsp, switch to Col D, [(3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp, miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp] 10 times. Turn. 30 sts.

Row 15: Slst to the 1st 3chsp, [(3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp, miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp] 9 times. Turn. 27 sts.

Row 16: Slst to the 1st 3chsp, switch to Col A, [(3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp, miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp] 8 times. Turn. 24 sts.

Row 17: Slst to the 1st chsp, [(3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp, miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp] 7 times. Turn. 21 sts.

Row 18: Slst to the 1st chsp, switch to Col E, [(3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp, miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp] 6 times. Turn. 18 sts.

Row 19: Slst to the 1st chsp, [(3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp, miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp] 5 times. Turn. 15 sts.

Row 20: Slst to the 1st chsp, switch to Col A, [(3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp, miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp] 4 times. Turn. 12 sts.

Row 21: Slst to the 1st 3chsp, [(3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp, miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp] 3 times. Turn. 9 sts.

Row 22: Slst to the 1st 3chsp, [(3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp, miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp] twice. Turn. 6 sts.

Row 23: Slst to the 1st 3chsp, (3ch, 3tr) in 3chsp, miss 3 tr, slst into 3chsp. Break yarn. 3 sts.

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Border:

Round 1: With RS facing, reattach Col A in any corner space. Working down the edge of the square. 1ch, *(1dc, 2ch, 1dc) in corner space, dc 27 sts evenly across, this worked out to: 2 dc into each 3chsp and 1 dc into each tr down the edge; rep from * around. Join 116 sts.

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Joining Squares:

Using photos as a guide, hold squares RS together. Work 1 dc into the 2chsp at the corner. Working into the outer loops only dc across. Pick up another 2 squares and join as before across each row. Join rows together in same fashion.

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Border:

Join yarn in one corner, with RS facing. 3ch (does not count as a stitch), *(1tr, 3ch, 1tr )in 2 chsp, tr in each dc and joining row end to corner; rep from * around. Join.

Break yarn and weave in ends.

Download and print the pattern for the gorgeous Cedar River blanket here.


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  1. Savannagal

    Very pretty afghan. I don’t know how to crochet but I plan to give it go. Thanks for the great tutorial and the pattern.

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  2. Harriet

    Have ordered the pack looking forward to getting started. Had a go with the pattern with some spare wool -went like a dream -I think this is my new favourite stitch! Amazing! The pattern was well constructed -perfect.

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  3. Patricia

    Have been inspired to make this blanket but would like to make it in cotton how do I work out the quantity?

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  4. Marion

    I am loving it l have the pack for the large throw made 2 squares yesterday, hope to get more done over the weekend

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