Red Heart Super Saver School of Fish Beach Blanket

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by Jessie Rayot, Red Heart

Red Heart Super Saver School of Fish Beach Blanket

Keep your little one out of the sand with this blanket.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 1 ripple, measured from peak to peak (5 inch) in pattern and 5 rows (3 inch) to crochet a blanket that measures approximately 36 inch x 36 inch. Save time, check your gauge. If the hook listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special Abbreviation and Stitches: Adjustable-ring method—Wrap yarn into a ring, ensuring that the tail falls behind the working yarn. Grip ring and tail firmly between middle finger and thumb. Insert hook through center of ring, yarn over (with working yarn) and draw up a loop. Work stitches of first round in the ring. After the first round of stitches is worked, pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring. dc2tog = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook. picot = (sc, ch 2, sc) in indicated stitch. Notes: Blanket is made in a ripple pattern which consists of a series of two 2-dc "peaks" and 2 dc2tog "valleys", with 5 dc worked between peaks and valleys. You may need to work several rows before the ripple is clearly visible. Blanket is worked back and forth in rows. Border is worked in joined rounds with right side facing. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Cut old color.
  • 2
    Border: Round 1 (right side): Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in first st, sc in next 7 sts, [skip next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts] 6 times, skip next st, sc in next 6 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last st; 2 sc in end of each row down first side; working across opposite side of foundation ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch, sc in next 6 ch, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 7 ch, [skip next ch, sc in next 7 ch, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 7 ch] 6 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last ch, 2 sc in end of each row up 2nd side; join with slip st to first sc and change to Perfect Pink—444 sc and 4 ch-2 sps. Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, (sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space, sc in next 7 sts, skip next st, sc in next 7 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, skip next st, sc in next 7 sts] 6 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space, sc in each st to next ch-2 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, [skip next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts] 6 times, sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last ch-2 space, sc in each st to first sc; join with slip st in first sc and change to Spring Green—450 sts and 4 ch-2 sps. Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space, sc in next 7 sts, [skip next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts] 6 times, skip next st, sc in next 8 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space, sc in each st to next ch-2 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space, sc in next 8 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, skip next st, sc in next 7 sts] 6 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last ch-2 space, sc in each st to first sc; join with slip st in first sc and change to Pumpkin—458 sts and 4 ch-2 sps. Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 2 st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space, sc in next 7 sts, [skip next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts] 6 times, skip next st, sc in next 9 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space, sc in each st to next ch-2 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space, sc in next 9 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, skip next st, sc in next 7 sts] 6 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last ch-2 space, sc in each st to first sc; join with slip st in first sc—466 sts and 4 ch-2 sps. Fasten off. Note: You may need to skip an additional stitch before working into a ch-2 space. Round 5: With top edge and right side facing, join Bright Yellow with slip st into first ch-2 space, ch 1 (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-2 space, [*skip next st, picot in next st; repeat from * to next ch-2 space, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space] 3 times, **skip next st, picot in next st; repeat from ** to first sc; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
  • 3
    Fish (make 3 each in Turqua, Perfect Pink, Spring Green, Pumpkin and Bright Yellow): Make an adjustable ring. Round 1 (right side): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 13 dc into ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—14 dc. Pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten and close ring. Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as first tr), 3 tr into same st as join, *2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 sc in 2 next st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st,* 4 tr in next st; repeat from * to * once; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—32 sts. Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—34 sts. Last Row (tail): Ch 4, (4 tr, dc, hdc) in first st, slip st in next 2 sts, (hdc, dc, 4 tr, ch 4, slip st) in next st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
  • 4
    Finishing: With Black and using photo as a guide, sew an "x" for an eye and a curved smile on right side of each fish. Arrange fish as desired on blanket and sew in place.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Aruba Sea 104467866 (3)
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Turqua 104212516
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Perfect Pink 104666060
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Spring Green 104212530
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Pumpkin 104212583
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Bright Yellow 104212445
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Black 104212432
  • Susan Bates Crochet Hook Crystalites 5.5 I9 104236388
  • Yarn Needle
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