The By The Sea Blanket is a quick and easy beginner friendly blanket. Whether you want to make a baby blanket or alternatively modify this blanket to make it bigger. This beginner friendly pattern is made up from just UK trebles, slips stitches and chains. You can also find the assisting video tutorials further down the post. Also in this blog I’ll also provide some colour inspiration and share all the pattern notes you’ll need before getting started.
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With this blanket featuring a bold block stripe, it means you can get creative with colour and experiment with different yarn colour palettes to suit your mood or to suit the recipient if you are gifting the blanket. Whether you want to go for bold brights or alternately some light pastels, the choices are endless! Take a look at this blog if you need some colour inspiration the choosing your yarn for this project.
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- Difficulty: Beginner
- This blanket was designed to use 4 balls of Stylecraft special chunky, making it the perfect 4 ball project!
- Gauge: 10cm x 10cm = 10 stitches x 6 rows
- Completed Size: 67.5 cm (H) x 85 cm (W) approx
terms & abbreviations
- Chain Space(ch-sp)
- Slip Stitch (ss): Insert hook into space, yarn over and pull through stitch and loop on hook
- Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook.
- Treble crochet (tr): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Not attempted treble crochet before? Check out the blog below for a step by step guide on how to treble crochet. If you prefer working in US terms, this is a US double crochet stitch.
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.
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by the sea blanket pattern
- Using Colour A
- Foundation: Ch 70 + 3 for turning.
- Row 1: Tr in 4th ch from hook and each ch to end, then turn. (70 sts including turning ch here and throughout)
- Row 2-12: Ch3 (counts as a tr here and throughout), tr in each st to end, then turn. (70 sts)
- Fasten off Colour A and then attach Colour B
- Row 13-24: Ch3, tr in each st to end, then turn. (70 sts)
- Fasten off Colour B and then attach Colour C
- Row 25-36: Ch3, tr in first st and each st to end, then turn. (70 sts)
- Fasten off Colour C and then attach Colour D
- Row 37-48: Ch3, tr in first st and each st to end, then turn. (70 sts)
- Finally, fasten off and then sew in the ends.
how to adapt
Alternatively, if you would like to make this blanket bigger, you just need to double (or treble or more) the length of the chain. You must then do the same with the rows. So for example, if you have doubled the amount of the chains, you would also double the amount of the rows.
assisting video tutorial: tips for keeping straight edge
Always find your blankets end up with wonky edges and don’t look too neat when you’re finished? I have an assisting video tutorial for you below where you can learn how to get that professional straight edge every time. There’s also a blog here full of tips and tricks on how to make sure your blankets end up with professional straight edges.
quick and easy blankets
Looking for more blanket projects? Blankets are a great mindful beginner make to get used to crochet stitches with the repetition of the rows. Here are a few from the blog to get your hook into…
If you’re looking for a project to work on gradually whilst learning new crochet stitches then the Patchwork Blanket might be the project you’re looking for. Crochet 30 stitches and construct this beautiful Patchwork Blanket following my 65 page Ebook. Click below to find out more or alternatively click the image below.