seafarer's blanket (crochet)

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.

Instructions Print

Step 1
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
Step 2
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
Step 3
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.  
Step 4
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.
Step 5
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.
Step 6
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.
Step 7
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.
Step 8
Rows 98-110: Now, begin working 1 row in each color. Using Colors A-M, REP Row 2 once for each color.
Step 9
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.
Step 10
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  • Snuggly Wuggly™ Yarn by Loops & Threads® (sku 10108942)
  • Caron® Simply Soft® Yarn, Solid (sku 10109897)
  • Snuggly Wuggly™ Yarn by Loops & Threads® (sku 10111267)
  • Caron® Simply Soft® Yarn, Solid (sku 10148095)
  • Snuggly Wuggly™ Yarn by Loops & Threads® (sku 10182586)
  • Snuggly Wuggly™ Yarn by Loops & Threads® (sku 10182587)
  • Loops & Threads® Impeccable™ Yarn, Solid (sku 10217496)
  • Anodized Aluminum Crochet Hook by Loops & Threads® (sku 10248673)
  • Caron® Simply Soft® Yarn, Solid (sku 10326310)
  • Caron® Simply Soft® Yarn, Solid (sku 10326316)
  • Loops & Threads™ Assorted Needles Set (sku 10340484)
  • Caron® Simply Soft® Yarn, Solid (sku 10373964)
  • Red Heart® Soft™ Yarn (sku 10403154)
  • Caron® Simply Soft® Yarn, Solid (sku 10432211)
  • Loops & Threads™ Multi-Purpose Scissors (sku 10454197)
  • 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
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Instructions

Step 1
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
Step 2
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
Step 3
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.  
Step 4
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.
Step 5
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.
Step 6
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.
Step 7
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.
Step 8
Rows 98-110: Now, begin working 1 row in each color. Using Colors A-M, REP Row 2 once for each color.
Step 9
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.
Step 10
Share your project photos with #MakeItWithMichaels