Ocean Ripples Blanket

Ocean Ripples Blanket

This blanket reminds me of the ocean, with its waves and multitude of blue hues. It is perfect for a baby boy, but may make a pretty gift on every occasion. It is a basic pattern, but with a couple touches to make it that much more beautiful.

  

Please refer to the Abbreviations and Stitches post for more information.

Repeats are indicated using *….*: repeat everything between the marks until you have as many repetitions as stated behind the mark. This pattern switches color every two rows, but you can obviously increase or decrease this to your liking. The foundation single stitches make for a flexible first row which won’t pull when you add rows. By alternating crocheting back loops and both loops, you will add a textured ripple to every color wave.

Row 1. Set up foundation single stitches; set up a multiple of 18 stitches (your own chosen width n) + 15 stitches (18*n + 15). Ch2.
Row 2. Both loops: 7 dc, *3 dc in next stitch, 7 dc, dc3tog. 7 dc* n, 3 dc in next stitch, 7 dc, ch2.
Row 3. Both loops: dc2tog, 6 dc, *3 dc in next stitch, 7 dc, dc3tog, 7 dc *n, 3 dc in next stitch, 6 dc, dc2tog, switch color, ch2.
Row 4. Back loops: dc2tog, 6 dc, *3 dc in next stitch, 7 dc, dc3tog, 7 dc *n, 3 dc in next stitch, 6 dc, dc2tog, switch color, ch2.
Repeat rows 3 and 4. 

Endless waves… kind of calming!

 

That’s it! Once you get the basics, it works up really easy. Have you finished yours? Please share! I would love to see them 🙂

 

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