Grab your hook and yarn and pretend your at the beach with the easy Surf and Sea Blanket!
Baby blankets are my new obsession! I just can’t get enough of them and I’ve been on one heck of a design streak lately! The Surf and Sea Blanket is my newest obsession! These colors, reminiscent of the beach, and a stunning seashell stitch are perfect for the Advanced Beginner Crocheter! Keep scrolling for the FREE pattern!
The best thing about this blanket? It takes just two stitches! Yes, you read that right, TWO! Single crochet and triple crochet. If you can work those two stitches, then you are good to go. It’s super easy to stitch and the entire blanket takes just a couple days to work up!
SHELL STITCHES FTW!
Shell stitches aren’t just fun to make BUT they are super easy. What is a shell? Depending on the pattern, a shell stitch is a specific grouping of stitches working into a single stitch from the previous row worked. For example, 5 double crochet stitches worked into a single crochet?
The shell stitches used in this pattern are what I would call, SUPER SHELLS!
Not only do we use triple crochet stitches but we are working seven of them into one single crochet. This creates such a gorgeous texture reminiscent of seashells!
YARN MAKES THE DESIGN!
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Designing these days can be difficult, especially when you have SO many amazing options!
For this blanket, I chose to use Premier Yarns Everyday Soft, which is my absolute FAVORITE YARN! I know, I know, that’s a tall order but when I tell you this yarn is incredibly soft and versatile?
Each skein is 3.5oz and has about 180 yards in each skein. Did I mention it is 100% acrylic? YUP! That means it is perfect for all the baby stuff.
Now, you’ll notice that my sample blanket features two different colors for color C (the dark blue and the taupe). While I’d love to say this is a design feature, it’s not. I really just ran out of yarn and couldn’t make it to the store to get a few new skeins of the dark navy blue.
SURF AND SEA BLANKET
US size I/9 5.5mm Crochet Hook
Premier Yarns Everyday Soft Worsted (100% Acrylic; 180yd/3.5oz)
– 3 skeins Spa (Color A)
– 3 skeins Cream (Color B)
– 3 skeins Twilight Blue (Color C)
One Size – Approximately 38 inches by 44 inches
2 pattern repeats and 9 rows = 4.5 inches
Ch = Chain
Fsc = Foundation Single Crochet
Tr = Triple Crochet
Sc = Single Crochet
- Blanket is worked in one piece.
- Weave in ends as work progresses
- Ch-4 counts as a Tr throughout
Find the FREE Step by Step Video Tutorial HERE:
Surf and Sea Blanket Pattern
With Color A work 151 Fsc, turn. Fasten off A and change to Color B.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in the first sc, *skip each of the next 4 sc, 7 tr in the next sc, skip each of the next 4 sc, sc in the next sc; rep from the * across, turn. Fasten off B and change to Color A.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Fasten off A and change to Color C.
Row 3: Ch 4, 3tr in the first sc, *skip each fo the next 3 sc, sc in the next sc, skip the next 3 sc, 7tr in the next sc; rep from the * across, ending with skip the next 3 sc, sc in the next sc, skip each of the next 3 sc, 4tr in the last sc, turn. Fasten off C and change to Color A.
Row 3: As Row 2. Fasten off A and change to Color B.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until blanket measures approximately 44 inches from beginning ending after working a Row 2.
Last Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, turn. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends. Wash and lay flat to block.
And that’s it friends! The Surf and Sea Blanket is the perfect blanket for any new addition to your life and it makes one heck of a gift! I can’t wait to see your finished Surf and Sea Blankets so, head to Instagram and make sure you tag #surfandseablanket and #rohnstrong so I’ll see it! Then head to the Rohn Strong Makers Group and share your work!