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Destin Blanket: Free Crochet Pattern

Destin Blanket: Free Crochet Pattern

One, two, three.. I hate counting my foundation chain. Four, five, six… I’m only gonna lose my place. Ten, eleven, wait, what? Numbers seem to rule our lives - ticking away on the clock, monitoring our to do lists, regulating our lives. Recently, our little family counted Three. Three years with our little boy - who now insists he is a big boy. Numbers mean very little to him, except to count how many trucks he can hold or how many blocks he can stack! Oh, the carefree days of childhood!

Meet the Destin Blanket! Inspired by carefree days spent at the white, sandy beaches in Florida, the foaming mohair waves rise and fall, like the tide pools I played in as a toddler. The green cotton turtles bring to mind the glistening glass sea creatures in the shop windows along the boardwalks. The sun shone bright, we played and splashed, and numbers mean nothing to us as our parents watched their timepiece.

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Crochet ripple blanket

Crochet ripple blanket

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Materials:

20 oz of Worsted/4 Weight Yarn Color A

20 oz of Worsted/4 Weight Yarn Color B

1 Ball of Peaches n Cream Cotton Color C

1 Ball of Peaches n Cream Cotton Color D

Hook K 6.5 mm

Hook F 3.75 mm

Yarn needle to weave in ends and attach turtles

Progress Saver to keep your work from unraveling!

 

I used Caron 1 lb for the dark blue in my blanket. I also used a nameless mohair from my stash for extra texture, but any worsted/4 weight yarn would work!

For the turtles I used two different colors of cotton, so they would really pop! I’m a huge fan of Peaches n Cream cottons (or Sugars n Cream if you don’t have a Walmart nearby), since they are sturdy and hold their shape well for this sort of project.

Of course, for any project on this scale, I recommend using the Boye Ergonomic hooks - say goodbye to hand cramps!


Terms:

Ch—chain

Sl St—slip stitch

St—stitch

Sc—single crochet

Dc—double crochet

Dc Dec—double crochet decrease

Puff St—puff stitch

Tc—treble crochet

Ea—each

 

Note:

The turtles are options, obviously, but the pattern for them is included.

This pattern is in U.S. terms.

Want to add the turtles to a different project? Find just the turtle pattern here.

The Destin Blanket add the perfect touch to any nursery!

The Destin Blanket add the perfect touch to any nursery!

The printable PDF of this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop!

Check it out here!


Pattern:

In Color A

Ch 155

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as dc dec), 2 dc dec across next four stitches, ch 1, *dc, ch1* repeat four more times, *6 dc dec across next 12 st, ch 1, (dc, ch1) repeat four more times,* repeat until only six ch left. 3 dc dec across last six ch.  (54 dc dec, 45 dc, 54 ch 1) Turn.

Row 2: ch 1 (doesn’t count), sc in ea st across. (153 sc) Turn.

 Row 3: Ch 2, sk 1 dc, dc in next (counts as first dc dec), 2 dc dec across next four stitches, ch 1, *dc, ch1* repeat four more times, *6 dc dec across next 12 st, ch 1, (dc, ch1) repeat four more times,* repeat until only six st left. 3 dc dec across last six ch.  (54 dc dec, 45 dc, 54 dc dec) Turn.

Row 4: ch 1, sc in ea st. (153 sc) Turn.

Rows 5-6: Repeat Row 3-4.

Row7: Repeat Row 3.

Row 8: Join Color B. Ch 1, sc across. (153 sc)

Rows 9-12: Join Color A, repeat rows 3-4 twice.

Rows 13-14: Join Color B, repeat rows 3-4.

Rows 15-18: In Color A, repeat Rows 3-4 twice.

Row 19: Repeat row 3.

Row 20: In Color B, ch 1, sc across. (153 sc)

Rows 21-28: In Color A, repeat Rows 3-4 four times.

Rows 29-32: In Color B, repeat Rows 3-4 twice.

Rows 33-34: In Color A, repeat Rows 3-4.

Row 35-38: In Color B, repeat Rows 3-4 twice.

Rows 39-48: In Color A, repeat Rows 3-4 five times

Rows 49-58: In Color B, repeat Rows 3-4 five times.

Rows 59-62: In Color A, repeat Rows 3-4 twice.

Rows 63-64: In Color B, repeat Rows 3-4.

Rows 65-68: In Color A, repeat Rows 3-4 twice.

Rows 69-74: In Color B, repeat rows 3-4 three times.

Row 75: Repeat Row 3.

Row 76: In Color A, ch 1, sc in ea st across. (153 sc)

Rows 77-82: In Color B, repeat Rows 3-4 three times.

Rows 83-84: In Color A, repeat rows 3-4.

Rows 85-86: In Color B, repeat Rows 3-4.

Row 87: Repeat Row 3.

Row 88: In Color A, ch 1, sc in ea st across. (153 sc)

Row 89-96: In Color B, repeat Rows 3-4 four times.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

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 The Turtles:

Using F/3.75 mm hook and Sugars n Cream (Peaches N Cream) cotton in Color C.

 

Round 1: In Color C, sc 7 in magic circle. Join with sl st to first sc.

 

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as sc, ch 1), *sc in next st, ch 1* repeat around. Join with sl st to starting ch.  (7 sc, 7 ch 1)

Crochet Turtle Applique

Crochet Turtle Applique

 Round 3: In Color D, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), *puff st in ch 1 sp, ch 1, dc in sc, ch 1* repeat around. Join with sl st to starting ch. (7 puff st, 7 dc)

 

Puff Stitch Shell detail on the Crochet Turtle Applique

Puff Stitch Shell detail on the Crochet Turtle Applique

Round 4: In Color C, ch 1, sc in ea st around (28 sc)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sc in next st on body of the turtle, sc in next four st. Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sc in next st on body of the turtle, sc in next three st. Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 2 ch, sc in next st on the body of the turtle, sc in next three. Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sc in next st on body of the turtle, sc in next four st. Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sc in next st on body of the turtle, sc in next three st. Ch 8, dc in 3rd ch from hook, tc in next 4 ch, dc in next ch, sk next sc on body of the turtle, sc in next 4 st, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off, weave in ends.

 *Scroll to see pictures of Row 5

Make as many turtles as you like and attach them as your whimsy demands! I made three and put them in the bottom left corner of my blanket.

 

Crochet Turtle Applique - making the legs

Crochet Turtle Applique - making the legs

Crochet Turtle Applique - making the tail

Crochet Turtle Applique - making the tail

You did it! You made the Destin Blanket!


Please remember, the Destin Blanket pattern is written by Rebekah Haas. I hold the copyright to this pattern. It should not be published, shared, or sold without direct permission of the designer. You are, of course, welcome to sell any items you make using this pattern. If you post pictures of your item on Instagram or Facebook, please credit me with the design by linking to my Instagram account or website. Thank you for choosing to make my pattern! I hope it inspires you!

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