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Solas Caomh

A cabled baby blanket.
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Description
Irish for “tender comfort,” Sólás Caomh was shaped by Jodi Euchner for a beloved baby. The engaging cable pattern provides its own tender comfort to crocheters as they shape the soft cotton-wool blanket into an heirloom.

SKU: EP2024

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jodi Euchner

Format: eProject

Details

Finished Size: 27 1⁄2" wide and 32" long.Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (80% cotton, 20% merino wool; 215 yd [197 m]/31⁄2 oz [100 g]; ): #CW -840 lime light (A), 6 skeins; #CW -780 hearty merlot (B), 1 skein.
Yarn Weight: #3 – Light
Gauge: 9 sts and 5 rows = 2" of alternating dc, hdc rows.
Hook: Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet Spring 2009

SKU: EP2024

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jodi Euchner

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Beautiful Blanket Review by Dedi
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Made this in beige with brown edging for my new grandson. I had used the cable stitch a few years ago on mufflers I crocheted for my husband and sons, so this was easy to pick up again. The directions were very clear and it was a satisfying and beautiful project. My "knitter" friend could not believe this was all crocheted!

(Posted on 8/18/2014)

(Posted on 8/18/2014)

Encouragement for Cable Crochet Review by Jacqueline
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Although I haven't purchased this pattern yet I have done numerous projects in crochet cable. I would like to encourage those who are trying this afghan and having difficulty. With any cable it takes several rows for the pattern to start to look as it should. To make the post in front, you do place your hook from front to back around the indicated stitch. Likewise with a back post you place your hook from back to front around the stitch indicated. Good luck!

(Posted on 5/15/2014)

(Posted on 5/15/2014)

Gorgeous! Review by Christie
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I made this into a large afghan by repeating the lattice and the braid another time. It is amazing! I was so grateful for the explanatory tutorial. Once I grasped what it meant to work behind the other stitches there was no problem. I did find this youtube demonstration today also for those who are more visual--http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vWJMKlVofM. Thank you for the beautiful pattern--definitely worth purchasing.

(Posted on 4/29/2014)

(Posted on 4/29/2014)

Great Project Review by LADYHOOK
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I waited too long to order this pattern. I'm so pleased with the results. The instructions are easy to follow. Some experience with FP and BP crochet stitches is helpful, but with do-diligence you will be able to work these stitches even if you are a beginner.
I'll be making more of these. I'm working on an even larger version of this blanket.

(Posted on 4/26/2014)

(Posted on 4/26/2014)

Beautiful Pattern Review by Laura
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It did take me awhile to figure out the pattern. I will admit that I did frog my work a few times. But, after going recounting and moving on, I figured out that I was doing it correctly all the while. It does take a number of rows before you see the pattern developing in your work. Once you have your correct pattern established, it is much easier to see how the entire thing works together. The finished product was beautiful!

(Posted on 2/21/2014)

(Posted on 2/21/2014)

Love it Review by tayer22
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I have to admit that it took me a couple rows of screwing up to get this pattern right but I love it. I used a 6.5 mm hook and made it 6 feet long and used a arrow and diamond pattern to make side panels and now I have a awesome blanket for my bed. Once I got used to the pattern I wrote it in very short form so I could just peek to see what to do next instead of reading through the whole row each time.

(Posted on 12/30/2013)

(Posted on 12/30/2013)

youtube tutorial Review by Deanna
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYXKkSn8DJY - front post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMPlEEaq8os - back post

(Posted on 11/17/2013)

(Posted on 11/17/2013)

Beautiful Review by Deanna
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There are many tutorials online - especially check youtube for a video of front and back post crochet. It is tricky at first, but you will find it very easy once you learn it. Good luck!

(Posted on 11/17/2013)

(Posted on 11/17/2013)

Great Pattern! Review by Vikki
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Once I got the hang of switching front post to back post, the pattern was quick and easy. I am in the process of making two more!

(Posted on 10/21/2013)

(Posted on 10/21/2013)

Maddening Review by Steven
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There is a post on Ravelry that there is going to be more tutorial on this pattern. I am wondering if there is going to more than just the FPdc tutorial. I have tried unsuccessfully many times to get this project going and cannot get past tow 4. Even getting past row 4, I sop and look at it and it doesn't look right. Any advice from anyone would be helpful. THANK YOU.

(Posted on 10/14/2013)

(Posted on 10/14/2013)

cant get the pattern Review by michelle
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I love this blanket I would love to make it I just can not get how this pattern is done. could you make a video showing how to do this pattern?

(Posted on 10/11/2013)

(Posted on 10/11/2013)

I am an idiot Review by Deborah Horton

I have tried and tried and tried to make this blanket, but I can't figure out how to do a FPdc or FPtr while holding the crochet hook behind the work. My brain says it should be a BPdc or BPtr. I am about ready to give-up. It would be extremely helpful for a diagram of exactly how to hold the hook. I'm quite upset because it's such a beautiful pattern and I really would like to make it. **INTERWEAVE RESPONSE** Thank you for your feedback. We have gone back to look at the pattern, and yes, it is correct. However, you are not the first person to have difficulty with this technique. We are going to post a video tutorial on CrochetMe demonstrating how this can be done. Please keep a look out. And thank you again.

(Posted on 3/25/2011)

(Posted on 3/25/2011)

This makes a great afghan..... Review by Sharon Wicks

Instead of making a baby blanket I just increase it by adding additional lattice panel. I get compliments all the time and everyone wants me to make them one. This is a great project to make while watching TV and keep in warm in the winter.

(Posted on 8/31/2010)

(Posted on 8/31/2010)

This makes a great afghan..... Review by Sharon Wicks

Instead of making a baby blanket I just increase it by adding additional lattice panel. I get compliments all the time and everyone wants me to make them one. This is a great project to make while watching TV and keep in warm in the winter.

(Posted on 8/31/2010)

(Posted on 8/31/2010)