Wip Wednesday Crochet Along – The Molly Cabled Blanket

Welcome to another beautiful crochet along for the Molly Cabled Blanket, it’s our seventh Wip Wednesday Crochet Along to date! For the friends who haven’t joined us yet, I have an exciting invitation to extend to you! Every Wednesday for roughly the last 3 years, I’ve done a live video chat over on Facebook at 830pm est. We call it Wip Wednesday Live, and there’s a Facebook group to go along with it where everyone posts their current works in progress.


Then, something really crazy happened, and Facebook invited us into their new Stars Program to monetize the lives for the creator, whaaaaat. I’ve been doing these lives for so long, over 150 of them in total and the new invitation to monetize has been such an amazing joy! So now we have MORE prizes, and for the first time, a dedicated free crochet along for the viewers. And it’s all because this awesome community comes together 🥰🥰🥰. Join us Wednesday on the CoCo Crochet Lee Facebook Page at 830pm est to begin this beautiful beginner-friendly hat pattern! Instructions, tutorials, and community love are all involved, and I’m beyond excited ❤🥰.

Molly Cabled Blanket - CoCo Crochet Lee - Lee Sartori - Lion Brand Yarn


Here are the details!

Welcome to our seventh Wip Wednesday Crochet Along! 

I’m so excited to be hosting this cal with everyone during our Lives for Wip Wednesday on the CoCo Crochet Lee Facebook Page

Crochet your first cabled blanket, the one is called The Molly Cabled Blanket, filled with amazing textured stitches! This blanket features post stitches, the Diamond Stitch, as well as an 18-stitch centerpiece cable that is sure to delight! 

For the Molly Cabled Blanket crochet-along, we will be learning the structure of a cabled blanket by breaking it up into 3 parts in the form of 3 ear warmers featuring the cables included! There will be a live video tutorial during our Wip Wednesday Lives for these instructional tutorials, as well as full Youtube Tutorials for each of the ear warmer patterns. You can find us at 830pm est on the CoCo Crochet Lee Facebook page every Wednesday. 

The Schedule:

BEFORE THE CAL – Order your Lion Brand Yarn Kit Here >> https://bit.ly/3D2hgfn

**NOTE** – This cal begins on Wednesday, November 24th. When you order the Lion Brand Yarn kit, you will also receive the full digital pattern for this crochet along. If you are not ordering the Lion Brand Yarn kit, the instructions will be released in parts on the CoCo Crochet Lee Blog and on Ravelry.  Show off your blanket progress in the CoCo Crochet Lee Community Group as well as update your Ravelry Project! The full blanket instructions will go live on the 24th in case you would like to begin faster than the pace of the cal. 

Week One – November 24th:  Headband number 1 – the Diamond Stitch. 

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Week Two – December 1st:  Headband number 2 – the 6-stitch Cable.

Update your Ravelry Project. 

Week Three – December 8th :  Headband number 3 – the 12-stitch Cable. 

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Week Four – December 15th: Beginning the Molly Blanket- The foundation rows. 

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Weeks 5-8 December 22nd-January 12th:  Crocheting the Molly Blanket. 

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Molly Cabled Blanket - CoCo Crochet Lee - Lee Sartori - Lion Brand Yarn

Yarn

Order the complete Lion Brand Yarn Kit here >> https://bit.ly/3D2hgfn

Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca (207yds/100g):  12 balls of Jade.

Order the Lion Brand Yarn Kit here >> https://bit.ly/3D2hgfn

Materials

US Size J/10 (6.0mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors. 

Size

Throw = 36 x 48”. 

Gauge

Gauge is not integral for this project. 

Gauge is approximately 16 fphdc x 8 rows = 4”

Notes

  1. Weave in ends as work progresses.
  2. Ch 1 does not count as a stitch. 

Abbreviations

BLO = back loop only

Bpdc = back post dc

Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet

Fpdc = front post double crochet

Fphdc = front post half double crochet

Fptr = front post treble crochet

Sc = single crochet

Sl st = slip stitch

Special Stitches

FPtr2tog (front post treble two together) = *Yo twice, insert hook around post of indicated stitch from front to back, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through two loops ] twice**; repeat from * to **, yo and draw through 4 loops on hook. 

Molly Cabled Blanket - CoCo Crochet Lee - Lee Sartori - Lion Brand Yarn

If you love the Wip Wednesday Cal Houndstooth Comfy Cardigan, be sure to check out these other great patterns on the blog!

Week One – November 24th:  Headband number 1 – the Diamond Stitch. 

Upload your projects to Ravelry here >> https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/molly-diamond-headband 

Happy 1st Week of the Wip Wednesday Crochet Along for the Molly Cabled Blanket!!

I’m so excited to get started on this pattern with you. The full pattern for the Molly Cabled Blanket can be found below, but first, we are going to learn how to do each of the sections individually by crocheting some headbands featuring the important stitches. 

This week we begin with the Diamond Stitch. It features some front post treble crochets, and the placement is key! I’ve created a step-by-step Youtube Tutorial to help you get these stitches all set up, you can take a look here >>  https://youtu.be/eniCsCrahH8 

Here is the written pattern for the Molly Diamond Headband Pattern. Be sure to upload your projects for the headband here >> https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/molly-diamond-headband to be entered to win our weekly prize! 

Here are the FULL instructions for the Molly Diamond Headband pattern. 

Yarn

Lion Brand Wool Ease (197yds/85g):  1 ball Blush Heather.

Headband specifically uses 93yds, 40g. 

Materials

US Size H/8 (5.0mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors. 

Size

One size fits 21–23”

Gauge

12 hdc x 9 rows = 4”

Notes

  1. Weave in ends as work progresses.
  2. Ch 1 does not count as a stitch. 

Abbreviations

BLO = back loop only

Bpdc = back post dc

Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet

Fpdc = front post double crochet

Fphdc = front post half double crochet

Fptr = front post treble crochet

Sc = single crochet

Sl st = slip stitch

Special Stitches
FPtr2tog (front post treble two together) = *Yo twice, insert hook around post of indicated stitch from front to back, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through two loops ] twice**; repeat from * to **, yo and draw through 4 loops on hook. 

Special Pattern Stitches 

Diamond Bottom Set-Up (worked over 9 sts) = Skip next 2 sts of Row 1 and fptr around 3rd st of Row 1, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr2tog by working around last fptr worked and skip 3 sts of Row 1 finishing the fptr2tog by fptr around next st of Row 1, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr around last fptr just worked.

Diamond Bottoms (worked over 9 sts) = fptr around 1st fptr2tog below, sc in next 3 sts on working row, fptr2tog around last fptr2tog worked into from row below and next fptr2tog on row below, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr around same st as last fptr2tog worked.*

Diamond Tops (worked over 9 sts) = Sc in 1st 2 sts, fptr2tog around 1st and next fptr below, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr2tog around last fptr worked and next fptr below, sc in next 2 sts of working row.

Instructions:

Row 1 (WS):  Ch 14, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each remaining ch across, turn–13 hdc. 

Row 2 (Diamond Bottom Set up) (RS):  Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, fpdc around next st, complete Diamond Bottom Set-Up, fpdc around next 2 sts, turn–13 sts. 

Row 3 (return row):  Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, bpdc around next st, dc across next 9 sts of Diamond pattern, bpdc around next 2 sts, turn. 

Row 4 (Diamond Tops, cable set up, and twists):  Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, fpdc in next st, complete Diamond Tops, fpdc around next 2 sts, turn. 

Row 5:  Repeat Row 3. 

Row 6 (Diamond Bottoms):  Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, fpdc around next st, complete Diamond Bottoms, fpdc around next 2 sts, turn. 

Row 7:  Repeat Row 3. 

Row 8 (Diamond Tops):  Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, fpdc around next st, complete Diamond Tops, fpdc around next 2 sts, turn. 

Row 9:  Repeat Row 3. 

Rows 10-45: Repeat Rows 6-9

Row 46:  Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. 

Border

Round 1:  Ch 1, sc in each st and row end around, placing 3 sc in each corner, join. 

Week Two – December 1st:  Headband number 2 – the Molly 6-St Cabled Headband. 

Upload your projects to Ravelry here >>

Happy 2nd Week of the Wip Wednesday Crochet Along for the Molly Cabled Blanket!!

I’m so excited to get started on this pattern with you. The full pattern for the Molly Cabled Blanket can be found below, but first, we are going to learn how to do each of the sections individually by crocheting some headbands featuring the important stitches. 

This week we begin with the 6-St Cable. It features some front post treble crochets, and the placement is key! I’ve created a step-by-step Youtube Tutorial to help you get these stitches all set up, you can take a look here >>  https://youtu.be/Tp0WHENWqvU

Here is the written pattern for the Molly 6-St Cabled Headband Pattern. Be sure to upload your projects for the headband here >> https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/molly-6-stitch-cabled-headband

to be entered to win our weekly prize! 

Here are the FULL instructions for the Molly 6-St Cabled Headband pattern. 

Yarn

Lion Brand Wool Ease (197yds/85g):  1 ball Grey Heather.

Headband specifically uses 109yds, 47g. 

Materials

US Size H/8 (5.0mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors. 

Size

One size fits 21–23”

Gauge

12 hdc x 9 rows = 4”

Notes

  1. Weave in ends as work progresses.
  2. Ch 1 does not count as a stitch. 

Abbreviations

BLO = back loop only

Bpdc = back post dc

Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet

Fpdc = front post double crochet

Fptr = front post treble crochet

Sc = single crochet

Sl st = slip stitch 

Special Pattern Stitches 

Cable A (worked over 6 sts) = Skip next 3 sts, fptr around next 3 sts, working in front fptr around each skipped st.

Instructions:

Row 1 (WS):  Ch 15, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each remaining ch across, turn–14 hdc. 

Row 2 (RS):  Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, bpdc around next 3 sts, fpdc around next 6 sts (cable base), bpdc around next 4 sts, turn–14 sts. 

Row 3 (return row):  Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, fpdc around next 3 sts, bpdc across next 6 sts of cable, fpdc around next 4 sts, turn. 

Row 4 (cable twist):  Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, bpdc in next 3 sts, complete Cable A, bpdc around next 4 sts, turn. 

Row 5:  Repeat Row 3. 

Row 6:  Repeat Row 2.

Row 7:  Repeat Row 3. 

Row 8:  Repeat Row 4. 

Rows 9-44:  Repeat Rows 5-8.

Row 45:  Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. 

Fasten off, weave in ends. 

Border

Border is worked on each long side, one side at a time. Begin by fastening on to first row end of long side. 

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc in each st and row end across long side, turn. 

Border Ribbing

Row 1:  Chain 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sl st in the next 2 sc of Border, turn–4 sc. 

Row 2:  Ch 1, skip next 2 sl sts, sc in BLO of next 4 sc, turn–4 sc. 

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in BLO of next 4 sc, sl st in next 2 sc of Border, turn–4 sc. 

Rows 4–:  Repeat Rows 2-3 across the Border until you reach a corner.

Fasten off, weave in ends. 

Joining

To join your headband, start with the wrong side facing you. Fold each of the short ends in half and sandwich each half of the ends into the other. Sew through all 4 thicknesses. For a visual of this sewing technique please reference the Youtube Tutorial for this pattern. 

Here are the FULL instructions for the Molly Cabled Blanket Pattern. 

Yarn

Order the complete Lion Brand Yarn Kit here >> https://bit.ly/3D2hgfn

Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca (207yds/100g):  12 balls of Jade.

Order the Lion Brand Yarn Kit here >> https://bit.ly/3D2hgfn

Materials

US Size J/10 (6.0mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors. 

Size

Throw = 36 x 48”. 

Gauge

Gauge is not integral for this project. 

Gauge is approximately 16 fphdc x 8 rows = 4”

Notes

  1. Weave in ends as work progresses.
  2. Ch 1 does not count as a stitch. 

Abbreviations

BLO = back loop only

Bpdc = back post dc

Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet

Fpdc = front post double crochet

Fphdc = front post half double crochet

Fptr = front post treble crochet

Sc = single crochet

Sl st = slip stitch

Special Stitches
FPtr2tog (front post treble two together) = *Yo twice, insert hook around post of indicated stitch from front to back, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through two loops ] twice**; repeat from * to **, yo and draw through 4 loops on hook. 

Special Pattern Stitches 

Diamond Bottom Set-Up (worked over 9 sts) = Skip next 2 sts of Row 1 and fptr around 3rd st of Row 1, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr2tog by working around last fptr worked and skip 3 sts of Row 1 finishing the fptr2tog by fptr around next st of Row 1, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr around last fptr just worked.

Diamond Bottoms (worked over 9 sts) = fptr around 1st fptr2tog below, sc in next 3 sts on working row, fptr2tog around last fptr2tog worked into from row below and next fptr2tog on row below, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr around same st as last fptr2tog worked.

Diamond Tops (worked over 9 sts) = Sc in 1st 2 sts, fptr2tog around 1st and next fptr below, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr2tog around last fptr worked and next fptr below, sc in next 2 sts of working row.

Cable A (worked over 6 sts) = Skip next 3 sts, fptr around next 3 sts, working in front fptr around each skipped st.

Cable B (worked over 18 sts) = Fpdc around next 6 sts, skip next 3 sts, fptr around next 3 sts, working in front fptr around each skipped st, fpdc around next 6 sts.

Cable C (worked over 18 sts) = Fpdc around next 3 sts, [skip next 3 sts, fptr around next 3 sts, working behind fptr around each skipped st] twice, fpdc around next 3 sts. 

Instructions:

Row 1 (WS):  Ch 123, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each remaining ch across, turn–122 hdc. 

Row 2 (cable set ups, and Diamond Bottom Set ups) (RS):  Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, fphdc around next 3 sts, complete Diamond Bottom Set-Up, fphdc around next 4 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, fpdc around next 6 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, complete Diamond Bottom Set-Up, fphdc around next 4 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, fpdc around next 18 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, complete Diamond Bottom Set-Up, fphdc around next 4 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, fpdc around next 6 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, complete Diamond Bottom Set-Up, fphdc around next 4 sts, turn–122 sts.

Row 3 (return row):  Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, bpdc around next 3 sts, dc across next 9 sts of Diamond pattern, bpdc around next 4 sts, fpdc around next 4 sts, bpdc around next 6 sts, fpdc around next 4 sts, bpdc around next 4 sts, dc in next 9 sts of Diamond pattern, bpdc around next 4 sts, fpdc around next 4 sts, bpdc around next 18 sts, fpdc around next 4 sts, bpdc around next 4 sts, dc in next 9 sts of Diamond pattern, bpdc around next 4 sts, fpdc around next 4 sts, bpdc around next 6 sts, fpdc around next 4 sts, bpdc around next 4 sts, dc in next 9 sts of Diamond pattern, bpdc around next 4 sts, turn. 

Row 4 (Diamond Tops, cable set up, and twists):  Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, fphdc in next 3 sts, complete Diamond Tops, fphdc around next 4 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, complete Cable A, bphdc around next 4 sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, complete Diamond Tops, fphdc around next 4 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, complete Cable B, bphdc around next 4 sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, complete Diamond Tops, fphdc around next 4 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, complete Cable A, bphdc around next 4 sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, complete Diamond Tops, fphdc around next 4 sts, turn. 

Row 5:  Repeat Row 3. 

Row 6 (Diamond Bottoms, middle twist):  Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, fphdc around next 3 sts, complete Diamond Bottoms, fphdc around next 4 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, fpdc around next 6 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, complete Diamond Bottoms, fphdc around next 4 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, complete Cable C, bphdc around next 4 sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, complete Diamond Bottoms, fphdc around next 4 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, fpdc around next 6 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, turn. 

Row 7:  Repeat Row 3. 

Row 8 (Diamond Tops, cable twists):  Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, fphdc around next 3 sts, complete Diamond Tops, fphdc around next 4 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, complete Cable A, bphdc around next 4 sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, complete Diamond Tops, fphdc around next 4 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, [complete Cable A] 3 times across next 18 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, complete Diamond Tops, fphdc around next 4 sts, bphdc around next 4 sts, complete Cable A, bphdc around next 4 sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, complete Diamond Tops, fphdc around next 4 sts, turn. 

Row 9:  Repeat Row 3. 

Rows 10-113:  Repeat Rows 6-9.

Rows 114-115:  Repeat Rows 6-7.

Row 116-117:  Repeat Rows 4-5.

Row 118:  Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. 

Border

Round 1:  Ch 1, hdc in each st and row end around, placing 3 hdc in each corner, join. 

Border Ribbing

Row 1:  Chain 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sl st in the next 2 sc of Border, turn–4 sc. 

Row 2:  Ch 1, skip next 2 sl sts, sc in BLO of next 4 sc, turn–4 sc. 

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in BLO of next 4 sc, sl st in next 2 sc of Border, turn–4 sc. 

Rows 4–:  Repeat Rows 2-3 across the Border until you reach a corner.

Corner:  To complete a corner, continue 3 additional rows of the ribbing, but rather than slip stitching in the next 2 sts of the Border, sl st in the same st at the corner. You’ll create a little fan that will allow you to turn the corner and continue across the next edge. 

Fasten off. Weave in ends. 

I hope you enjoy making the Wip Wednesday Cal, be sure to tag me on Instagram when you make it so I can gush over your beautiful work!

I can’t wait to get started on the Molly Blanket with you!

-Lee

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2 thoughts on “Wip Wednesday Crochet Along – The Molly Cabled Blanket

    1. Hey there!! While the blanket pattern instructions will be available beginning on November 24th, we will be learning how to make the cables by crocheting 3 different earwarmer patterns to start. So the blanket tutorials etc don’t technically begin until further into the cal. If you want to, you are welcome to start the blanket on your own!

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