seafarer's blanket (crochet)

The gentle ripple pattern of this afghan evokes undulating ocean waves. Its colors vary from the pale blue of Bahamian tidepools to the indigo waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It's perfect for those longing for more adventures on the high seas.
The gentle ripple pattern of this afghan evokes undulating ocean waves. Its colors vary from the pale blue of Bahamian tidepools to the indigo waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It's perfect for those longing for more adventures on the high seas.
Time Required :
Over an hour
Difficulty Level :
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.
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Project Instructions

Abbreviations:
CH = Chain
DC = Double crochet
DC2TOG = Double crochet 2 stitches together
DC3TOG = Double crochet 3 stitches together
DEC = Decrease
INC = Increase
ST(s) = Stitch(es)
REP = Repeat
YO = Yarn over

Finished Measurements: Approx. 48" wide by 76" long
Work 5 rows in each color in the order listed below (beginning with A and ending with M). Next, work 3 rows in colors A – F, in alphabetical order. Then, work 2 rows in colors G – M, in alphabetical order. Finally, work 1 row in each color, A – M.

Color Progression:
A = Red Heart® Soft Yarn – Teal
B = Caron® Simply Soft® Yarn – Dark Sage
C = Caron® Simply Soft® Yarn – Sage
D = Loops & Threads® Snuggly Wuggly™ Yarn – Silly Sprite
E = Loops & Threads® Snuggly Wuggly™ Yarn – Soft Mint
F = Loops & Threads® Snuggly Wuggly™ Yarn – Cool Baby
G = Loops & Threads® Impeccable™ Yarn – Clear Blue
H = Caron® Simply Soft® Yarn – Berry Blue
I = Caron® Simply Soft® Yarn – Lavender Blue
J = Loops & Threads® Snuggly Wuggly™ Yarn – Soft Lilac
K = Caron® Simply Soft® Yarn – Lt. Country Blue
L = Caron® Simply Soft® Yarn – Country Blue
M = Caron® Simply Soft® Yarn – Ocean
Stitches:
 
Ripple (also called chevron) blankets are made by increasing stitches to create a peak, and decreasing stitches to create a valley. You will have to work several rows of crochet before this pattern becomes apparent.
 
To INC, 3 DC in one CH. Always work each INC (peak) directly over the center of the INC (peak) of the previous row.
 
To DEC, DC3TOG once, as follows: YO, insert hook into ST and draw up one loop. YO again, and draw through 2 loops. *(With these loops still on the hook, YO and insert hook into next ST, then draw up one loop. YO, and draw through 2 loops as before.) REP from * once more, then YO and draw through all remaining loops on hook (there will be four). Always work each
DEC (valley) directly over the center of the DEC (valley) of the previous row.
 
To create ridged rows, as shown in the image, work each stitch into the back loop only.  
Instructions:
 
Using Color A, CH 178, turn.

Row 1: DC in 3rd CH from hook, *DC in next 6 CH, 3 DC in next CH, DC in 6 CH, DC3TOG in next CH. REP across the CH to the end of the row. You will end the row on a DEC, but there will only be 2 ST left to DEC, not 3. DC2TOG, then CH 2 and turn.

Row 2: DC in 2nd ST from hook.  *DC in next 6 st, 3 dc in next st, dc in 6 st, dc3tog in next st.  REP across the st to the end of the row.  DC2TOG in the final two st, then CH 2 and turn.

Rows 3-5: REP Row 2, continuing to work in Color A.
Rows 6-10: Using Color B, REP Row 2.

Rows 11-15: Using Color C, REP Row 2.

Rows 16-20: Using Color D, REP Row 2.

Rows 21-25: Using Color E, REP Row 2.

Rows 26-30: Using Color F, REP Row 2.

Rows 31-35: Using Color G, REP Row 2.

Rows 36-40: Using Color H, REP Row 2.

Rows 41-45: Using Color I, REP Row 2.

Rows 46-50: Using Color J, REP Row 2.

Rows 51-55: Using Color K, REP Row 2.

Rows 56-60: Using Color L, REP Row 2.

Rows 61-65: Using Color M, REP Row 2.
 
This completes the grouping of colors worked in 5 rows each.
Rows 66-68: Now, begin working 3 rows in each color. Using Color A, REP Row 2.

Rows 69-71: Using Color B, REP Row 2.

Rows 72-74: Using Color C, REP Row 2.

Rows 75-77: Using Color D, REP Row 2.

Rows 78-80: Using Color E, REP Row 2.

Rows 81-83: Using Color F, REP Row 2.
 
This completes the grouping of colors worked in 3 rows each.
Rows 84-85: Now, begin working 2 rows in each color. Using Color G, REP Row 2.

Rows 86-87: Using Color H, REP Row 2.

Rows 88-89: Using Color I, REP Row 2.

Rows 90-91: Using Color J, REP Row 2.

Rows 92-93: Using Color K, REP Row 2.

Rows 94-95: Using Color L, REP Row 2.

Rows 96-97: Using Color M, REP Row 2. This completes the grouping of colors worked in 2 rows each.
Rows 98-110: Now, begin working 1 row in each color. Using Colors A-M, REP Row 2 once for each color.
Finishing:
After completing the final row, knot off the yarn. Use a yarn needle or your crochet hook to weave in the yarn tails, and any other remaining yarn tails on the sides of the blanket.

Project Tip:
When changing colors, work the row as usual to the end, where you will DC2TOG. At the last YO (before drawing through all loops, YO with new color.) Draw through all loops on hook (including loop with new color) to complete ST and row. Fasten off old color.
As you change colors, you may weave in the yarn tails as you work, or work over the yarn tails, weaving them in as you DC.
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  • red heart® soft (solids 5 oz. / 256 yds.) yarn – teal (color a; 1 skein)
  • caron® simply soft® (solids 6 oz. / 315 yds.) yarn – dark sage (color b; 1 skein), sage (color c; 1 skein), berry blue (color h; 1 skein), lavender blue (color i; 1 skein), lt. country blue (color k; 1 skein), country blue (color l; 1 skein), ocean (color m; 1 skein)
  • loops & threads® snuggly wuggly™ (solids 5 oz. / 446 yds.) yarn – silly sprite (color d; 1 skein), soft mint (color e; 1 skein), cool baby (color f; 1 skein), soft lilac (color j; 1 skein)
  • loops & threads® impeccable™ (solids 4.5 oz. / 277 yds.) yarn – clear blue (color g; 1 skein)
  • crochet hook, size u.s. g or 6 (4 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • scissors
  • yarn needle (optional)
 

Customer Reviews

Seafarer's Blanket (Crochet) is rated 2.6666666666666665 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The pattern instructions are incorrect. If you end on a DEC in row 1 then turn you should not be increasing in the valley of row 1 when working row 2. And from the pictures, it looks like the should have a ripple that would only show up if you worked in the back loops of each row. There is no instruction for that, so following the instructions as is, your blanket will look nice but it will not look like the picture.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Instructions don't match picture The image shows an overlap between the waves which the instructions don't reflect
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fix pattern errors This looks like a great project and I've already bought the yarn, but there are some errors in the pattern as written. Specifically: 1] In Step 4, the pattern states Row 2 [which is repeated throughout the project] should be worked into CHs [chain stitches] instead of the STs [stitches] in the previous row. 2] In Step 5, five rows of each color are to be worked in order from Color A to M, however, there is an error in the numbering--Rows 51-60 Color K should be Rows 51-55 Color K, then Rows 56-60 Color L, and Rows 61-65 Color M. Because of this, the total number of rows in the project is 110, not 115. 3] No hook size is given in the instructions. [A hook is mentioned in the supplies list.] 4] No gauge is given in the instructions. Finally, a question. Does this blanket have an edging? None is mentioned in the pattern. I'd like to know if the finished dimensions are for the pattern as written, the pattern as it should be corrected [five fewer rows], or for one or the other of those plus an edging. All help is appreciated.
Date published: 2014-07-25
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