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Ocean Paradise Crochet Throw Blanket

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The Ocean Paradise crochet throw blanket is perfect for keeping warm on a cool night. This free crochet pattern uses the Trinity Stitch to create beautiful texture. The ribbed border adds a soft squishy touch.

Pair this deep blue color with the delightful stitch pattern and you have a winner. My son-in-law named this blanket as he said that it reminds him of the deep color of the ocean with waves rippling across the water.

Modern Crochet Blanket

This modern crochet blanket is worked up with super easy crochet stitches and looks so much harder to make then it really is.

My favorite types of blankets are the ones that are easy using basic crochet stitches, yet not boring. Blanket patterns generally take a bit of time to complete, so you need a stitch pattern that will keep you going right until the end. For me, this gorgeous design was a joy to make.

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Ocean Paradise Crochet Throw Blanket

Yarn Choices for Handmade Blanket

This blanket would look lovely using different colors of yarn. However, I chose to use a beautiful color of blue for the entire project. While it is nice to have less yarn ends to weave in, for me, it also looks so lovely in one color. Make this in your favorite color.

I used a Caron Simply Soft today, but this is a perfect project for any type of worsted yarn weight yarn, even a bit of a bulky yarn would work well for this.

If you decide to use different colors of yarn throughout this pattern, I recommend making the color changes at the end of the row.

Crochet Stitches used in this Crochet Blanket pattern

Make this cozy throw using simple stitches. At least they become simple once you have a little bit of practice. I am working on expanding my crochet skills and this is a delightful result.

Crochet Trinity Stitch Pattern

Trinity Stitch

This Afghan uses the Trinity stitch, which is made using single crochet three together and a chain stitch throughout. Achieve a Soft Textured Look with ease. Once you get past the first row, the entire blanket is a repeat of the second row.

However, because you have to pay attention to where you are placing your hook and how many loops are on your crochet hook, it makes this crochet pattern interesting throughout.

Use this detailed crochet tutorial if the Trinity Crochet Stitch is a new stitch for you. Even if you have done this one before, sometimes, it is good to have a review before you start a project.

Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet

The crochet border uses the front post double crochet and back post double crochet stitches in an alternating pattern. Resulting in a soft and squishy feel with a ribbed look. If you like this finish for you crochet blankets, you can find all the details on how to work the alternating FPDC and BPDC stitches here and in the video tutorial.

How to crochet the front post and back post double crochet alternating.

Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC)

Back post stitches appear to recede on the side of the crocheted fabric that is facing you. Note: Because a post stitch is shorter than a normal stitch, you make the turning chain with one chain stitch less than the normal turning chain requires. Yarn over, insert the hook from back to front between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below. Then insert the hook from the front to the back front between the posts of the second and third stitches. (The hook should now be positioned horizontally in front of the double crochet that you are working around). Yarn over, pull the yarn over the post of the stitch. There should now be 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull the yarn through 2 loops on the hook. Last, yarn over again and pull through the last two loops on the hook.

Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC)

Front post stitches are raised crochet stitches on the surface of the fabric facing you. Note: Because a post stitch is shorter than a normal stitch, you make the turning chain with one chain stitch less than the normal turning chain requires. Yarn over, insert the hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below. Then insert the hook from the back to the front between the posts of the second and third stitches. (The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet that you are working around). Yarn over, pull the yarn around the post of the stitch. There should now be 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull the yarn through 2 loops on the hook. Lastly, yarn over again and pull through the last two loops on the hook.

There are several free crochet blanket patterns on the website that have used the FPDC and BPDC crochet border.

Soft and Sweet Textured Velvet Crochet Blanket (This Afghan pattern uses the FPDC and BPDC for the whole blanket).

These crochet throw blanket patterns use the alternating stitch pattern for the border just like this pattern.

Festive Light Crochet Blanket

Crochet Textured Baby Blanket in Pastel

Directions: Ocean Paradise Crochet Throw Blanket

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner or Intermediate Crocheter

Size

41-inches wide X 51- inches long

Gauge

12 Stitches every 4-inches

Materials

Country Blue Caron Simply Soft 6 skeins or 1,890 yards.

If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can find it here. Here is another buying option.

Crochet Hook Size J

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

DCs = Double Crochet Stitches

FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SP = Space

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

YO = Yarn Over

[ ] = Repeat

Crochet Pattern Notes

The foundation chain stitch is worked in even stitches, multiples of 2

The first stich is worked in the second chain from the hook.

In the last single crochet three together, do not work the final chain 1, rather work a single crochet in the last stitch that you just worked. (The last stitch of the row).

This pattern is a repeat of row 2 until you reach your desired size.

Try and keep your stitches a bit looser. This will help you be able to get your hook into the stitches in the previous row.

Turn at the end of each row.

Crochet Border consists of alternating the front post double crochet and back post double crochet stitches. With three double crochet stitches worked in each corner.

Modern Crochet Blanket

Crochet Pattern

Begin

Starting Chain 140

Row 1

SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. Insert hook into the same SP as the SC ST and pull up a loop. Pull up a loop in the next 2 STs. There should be 4 loops on your hook at this point. YO and pull through all 4 loops on your hook. CH 1 to close this stitch. [Insert the hook into the same SP and pull up a loop, pull up a loop in the next 2 STs, YO and pull through all 4 loops on the hook, CH 1 to close]. Repeat between [ ] across. End of the row. In the last ST, do not close with the Ch 1, rather work a SC in the last ST. Turn

Row 2

CH 1, SC in the same ST as you worked the CH 1 (The first ST).  Insert the hook into the same SP as the SC ST and pull up a loop. Pull up a loop in the next 2 STs. There should be 4 loops on your hook at this point. YO and pull through all 4 loops on your hook. CH 1 to close this stitch. [Insert the hook into the same SP and pull up a loop, pull up a loop in the next 2 STs, YO and pull through all 4 loops on the hook, CH 1 to close]. Repeat between [ ] across. In the last ST, do not close with the Ch 1, rather work a SC in the last ST. Turn

Rows 3-146

Repeat row 2.

Finishing

Work a chain stitch, cut the yarn off leaving about a 12-inch tail. Draw the yarn through the chain stitch and pull snug. Use the yarn needle to weave in the yarn tail and snip off excess yarn.

Double Crochet Round 1 Border

Crochet Border Directions for Ocean Paradise Crochet Throw Blanket

Round 1

Pull up a loop in any stitch to the left side of a corner stitch. Chain 3 (Counts as a DC). DC in each stitch around. (On the ends work a DC in each ST, work 1 DC for each row for the sides. In the corners work 3 DC in the corner ST). End the round with a SL ST into the top CH of the first CH 3.

Round 2

CH 2 (Counts as a DC). (The stitches on this row are a bit shorter than the regular DC, therefore, I used a chain of 2 for matching height). Complete an alternating ST pattern between FPDC and BPDC.  Corners: When you get to the corners, continue to work 3 DC into the middle DC ST from the previous row. However, on the other two stitches from the previous row DCs in the corner – blend those into the alternating FPDC and BPDC stitch pattern. End the round with a SL ST into the top CH of the first CH 2.

Alternating Front Post and Back Post Double Crochet

Rounds 3 and 4

Repeat round 2. However, make sure to complete the FPDC and BPDC where the previous row FPDC and BPDC have been completed. This elongates that stitch and creates the beautiful, ribbed look.

Finishing

Work a chain stitch, cut the yarn off leaving about a 12-inch tail. Draw the yarn through the chain stitch and pull snug. Use the yarn needle to weave in the yarn tail and snip off excess yarn.

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