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  • © 2018 Creating Time – Katie Cullen Montgomerie

    Winterberry Baby Blanket By Katie Cullen Montgomerie

  • Winterberry Baby Blanket by Katie Cullen Montgomerie

    © 2018 Creating Time – Katie Cullen Montgomerie. All rights reserved.

    Contents

    Introduction ............................................................................................... 3

    Materials ..................................................................................................... 4

    Abbreviations ............................................................................................. 5

    Special Stitches and Techniques ........................................................... 6

    Instructions ................................................................................................ 7

    Winterberry Baby Blankets from Other Makers ............................ 40

    Version History ...................................................................................... 44

  • Winterberry Baby Blanket by Katie Cullen Montgomerie

    © 2018 Creating Time – Katie Cullen Montgomerie. All rights reserved.

    Introduction

    The Winterberry Baby Blanket is the third in my series of seasonal blankets.

    I was inspired by the Faerie Cakes colourway to create this design. The blue ombre effect of

    this yarn is quintessentially winter. It made me think of chilly, frosty mornings when the sky is a

    clear blue. As in my other blankets, I wanted to create a design that reflects how nature reacts

    to the seasonal changes. It was a process, but I was struck by images I found of holly and

    winterberry plants. I love how the pop of colour their berries add interest to an otherwise

    monotone season.

    I designed this pattern for Caron Cakes. You can also choose to use cotton for a lighter

    blanket, or wool for an even warmer blanket.

    I used 2 cakes of Faerie Cakes and let the colour change happen naturally. If you would prefer

    to have control of the colour change, you can separate out the colours into separate skeins

    before making the blanket.

    You will also need a contrasting colour (I used a dark pink) for the berries and the bluebird

    accents. If you would like to add snow, you will also need a white yarn. You won’t need much,

    so yarn scraps are fine.

    Now for the legal stuff: with this pattern you’re more than welcome to make items for small-

    scale sale. I only ask that you credit me as the designer. No mass produced items may be made

    without my prior permission. This pattern cannot be reproduced or reposted in any way, and

    cannot be translated without my consent.

    If in any doubt, or you have any questions, please email me at creating-time@outlook.com

    I hope you enjoy making this blanket as much as I enjoyed designing it!

    Katie

    mailto:creating-time@outlook.com

  • Winterberry Baby Blanket by Katie Cullen Montgomerie

    © 2018 Creating Time – Katie Cullen Montgomerie. All rights reserved.

    Materials

    To make this blanket 80cm W x 90cm L (with a margin of error of 5cm) exactly as shown you

    will need the following materials:

    • 2x MC Cakes of Caron Cakes Yarn (Faerie Cakes)

    o You will be playing yarn chicken at the end with 2 cakes. So if you don’t have

    nerves of steel you should either buy an extra 100g (128 meters/140 yards) of

    aran yarn for the border, or an additional cake.

    • 50g CC1 Scheepjes Colour Crafter Apeldoorn for the berries and bluebird accents

    • 50g CC2 Scheepjes Colour Crafter Weert for the snow drops

    • 6mm Crochet Hook (US: J/10, UK and CA: 4)

    • Yarn Needle

    • Blocking Mat

    • Blocking Pins

    If you wish to use a different type of yarn than what I have used, the specifications are as

    follows:

    Main Colour:

    • Aran Yarn (worsted weight, 10 ply, medium 4)

    • 400 grams (14.2 oz)

    • 700 meters (766 yards)

    • Cotton or wool blend

    Contrasting Colours (you need 2):

    • DK yarn (8 ply, light 3)

    • 50 grams (1.8oz)

    • 150 meters

    • Acrylic, cotton or wool blend

    As this pattern is for a baby blanket, I would recommend purchasing yarn that can be machine

    washed and is designed for heavy use. The last thing new mums want to do is hand-wash

    blankets!

  • Winterberry Baby Blanket by Katie Cullen Montgomerie

    © 2018 Creating Time – Katie Cullen Montgomerie. All rights reserved.

    Abbreviations BLO Back Loops Only

    The back bar of the V-shaped loops you see when looking down on the top-side of a project.

    CH Chain Starting with a SL ST on your hook, yarn over and pull yarn through loop.

    FLO Front Loops Only The front bar of the V-shaped loops you see when looking down on the top-side of a project.

    FPDC Front-Post Double Crochet Yarn over hook once, insert around the back of the post of a ST (hook enters around the post from the front). Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull yarn through 2 loops twice.

    FPDTR Front-Post Double Triple Crochet Yarn over hook 3 times, insert around the back of the post of a ST (hook enters around the post from the front). Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull yarn through 2 loops 4 times.

    FPHDC Front-Post Half-Double Crochet Yarn over hook once, insert around the back of the post of a ST (hook enters around the post from the front). Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull yarn through all 3 loops.

    FPTR Front-Post Triple Crochet Yarn over hook twice, insert around the back of the post of a ST (hook enters around the post from the front). Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull yarn through 2 loops 3 times.

    FPTRTR Front-Post Treble Triple Crochet Yarn over hook 4 times, insert around the back of the post of a ST (hook enters around the post from the front). Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull yarn through 2 loops 5 times.

    FP Quad TR

    Front-Post Quadruple Triple Crochet Yarn over hook 5 times, insert around the back of the post of a ST (hook enters around the post from the front). Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull yarn through 2 loops 6 times.

    FP Quin TR

    Front-Post Quintuple Triple Crochet Yarn over hook 6 times, insert around the back of the post of a ST (hook enters around the post from the front). Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull yarn through 2 loops 7 times.

    HDC Half Double Crochet Yarn over hook once, insert hook into ST. Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull yarn through all 3 loops.

    SC Single Crochet Insert hook into ST. Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull yarn through both 2 loops.

    SL ST Slip Stitch Insert hook into ST. Pull up a loop. Pull this loop through the first loop on hook.

    ST Stitch The V-shaped loops you see when looking down on the top-side of a project

    TR Triple Crochet Yarn over hook twice, insert hook into ST. Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull yarn through 2 loops 3 times.

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    Special Stitches and Techniques

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    Standing ST

    This stitch is what is used when changing colours, or when joining the yarn again after the

    bluebird. You can find a good tutorial on how to do a Standing HDC here.

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    French Knot Berries

    This embroidery stitch is used for the berries. You will need to use 2 strands of DK yarn for

    each berry. Try to cut a nice long piece of yarn to complete all berries in a cluster at a time.

    This will reduce the number of ends you will have to weave in at the end. You can find a good

    tutorial on how to do French knots on crochet here. Once you have created your berry cluster,

    tie your ends together firmly (2 knots for 4 ends) and then weave your ends into the back of

    the berry cluster.

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    Snow Drop Bobble Stitch

    These will be added to the work after it is finished as a type of surface crochet. You will need

    to use DK yarn in CC2. Create a SL ST on your hook the way you would for a standing ST.

    Choose where you want to place your snow drop. Pinch the top and bottom stitches and make

    a bobble ST around the middle of the 2 STs you have chosen. For a refresher on how to make

    a bobble ST, see this video here. Finish off and weave your ends into the back of the bobble

    ST.

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    http://www.mooglyblog.com/standing-half-double-crochet/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5BHO_Cnvzs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKZ4dByjLnc

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    Instructions READ BEFORE STARTING:

    • Grey row = front side of work

    • White row = back side of work

    • Colours in {curly brackets} refer to recommended colour changes. When cha