Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Ocean Drive Blanket, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


The Ocean Drive Blanket is a lovely four season blanket that shows off any yarn beautifully in a rectangular corner to corner (c2c) design.  Easy and quick to stitch up, you can make it in any size you like.  This blanket look gorgeous in a solid or stripes, but also you can also try self striping for a mosaic effect too! 

Want a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too! 

Ocean Drive Blanket
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:



Materials:
  • 6.5 mm K crochet hook 
  • Approximately 1380 yards of 4/medium weight yarn (I used Red Heart With Love Stripes in "Sandbar Stripe") If you need to substitute yarn, look for a medium/4 yarn that recommends a 6.5 mm K hook.
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Tape measure
  • Removable stitch marker (optional)
Finished Sizing:
  • 32 inches wide 
  • 50 inches tall
Not sure how big you want your blanket to be?  Check out my handy chart of common blanket sizes below:


Part 1-Instructions For C2C Width Increase Portion:

Row 1: Ch 6, then work a dc into the 4th ch from the hook.  Work a dc into each of the next 2 ch.

Row 2: Ch 6.  Work a dc into the 4th ch from the hook and in each of the next 2 ch.  Slip stitch into the 3rd dc stitch to join the two blocks together.  You'll need to flip the block a bit to get to the right spot.  Just make sure your tail is pointing downward and you'll be in the right position.  Ch 3, then work 3 dc into the turning ch space.

Row 3: Ch 6 (you may need to turn things a bit so that the tail is facing downward again).  Work a dc into the 4th ch from the hook and in each of the next 2 ch.  Slip stitch into the turning chain space of the next block to join the two blocks together.  You'll need to flip the block a bit to get to the right spot.  Just make sure your tail is pointing downward and you'll be in the right position.  *Ch 3, then work 3 dc into the turning ch space and slip stitch into the turning chain space to join the two blocks together.  Repeat from * across.  When you work the last block, you won't need to slip stitch it into anything, simply move onto the next row.

Repeat row 3 until your blanket is the width you'd like it to be (blanket pictured in 32 inches wide), then move on to part 2.

Part 2-Instructions For C2C Height Increase Portion:

Note: To keep me from getting my sides mixed up, I placed a stitch marker on the side where I decreased.

Row 1: Ch  6, then work a dc into the fourth ch from the hook.  Work a dc in each of the next two chains, then join with a slip stitch to connect the two blocks together.  Work (3 dc, ch 1) and join blocks with a slip stitch in each ch 1 space across until just before the last space (turning chain space).  At the end of the row, join into the last block with a slip stitch.  Turn and work a slip stitch in each stitch across the first block of the row.  Continue across the row in this manner, working the increase at the beginning of the row and decreasing (where stitch marker is) at the end of the row.

Repeat until the blanket is as tall as you like, I worked my height to about 50 inches tall.

Part 3-Instructions for C2C Decrease Portion:

Row 1: Turn the work and slip stitch in each stitch across the first block, and slip stitch into the turning chain space.  *Ch 3, then work 3 dc into the turning ch space.  Join into the next block with a slip stitch.  Repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat row 1 of the decrease until just a top point remains.  Fasten off and weave in ends that remain.  Note: if the top is challenging for you, be sure to check out the video for this part (or any other part) to see me walk through it step by step!

Weave in any ends that remain and you're finished!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2020

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