I’m a sucker for heirloom blankets. Inspired by a simple ruffle pottern, designed this blanket to look classic. but with a modern twist. The result reminds me of the waves of an ocean, making
this the perfect piece for cuddling as you lull your little one to sleep.
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
SIZE: 36″ x 371/2, before blocking
11 sts x 7 rows of dc = 3W square
10 skeins of Worsted Cotton from Blue Sky Alpacas (100% organic cotton; 3.5 oz; 150 yards) in color 614 Drifts
Hooks and Notions
Size 19 (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Crocheter’s toolbox supplies (see page 8)
BLANKET Ch 102.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch horn hook and each ch (ch 3 counts as 1 dc). 100 dc
Rows 2-6: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Row 7: 01 3, turn, dc 3 times in each st across until 1 St rem, dc in final st. 296 sts
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Row 9:Ch 3, turn, dc3tog in each st across until 1 st rem dc in final st. 100 sts
Rows 10–18: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Work rows 7- 18 another 3 times. Rep rows 7-15 once.
Do not fasten of
To work border, cont from your last st, working your way around the blanket.
Rnd 1: Ch 1.sc twice in each st along side, sc in each st along next edge: rep from • once, sl st in ch at start of rnd. 448 sts
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc twice in each st, sl st in top of ch-3 at start of md. 896 sts
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-3 at start of rnd.
Weave in ends. Block (see page /7) and gently position the ruffles as you lay blanket flat to dry.
With this blanket, it is possible to stretch the dc rows open so it will have a lacy look, but I find that this distorts the overall shape.