The Ocean Ripples Security Blanket is the third in my series of security blankets using Red Heart Super Saver Ombre yarn. If you love ombre yarns, the Red Heart yarn works great for security size baby blankets. The blankets are big enough to show off the gradual color changes. And, they work up quickly. One skein will make the blue ombre crochet blanket with for a blanket with enough leftover for a Gracie Gift bag or other smaller project. Or, if you want to make a larger blanket, you can always use the stitch multiple and adjust for a larger size. Check out my Teal Appeal and Purple Ombre Security Blanket patterns if you’d like to see the others in the series. Can you guess what colors those blankets use?
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The Ocean Ripples Security Blanket pattern uses rows of undulating stitches alternating with single crochet back loop only rows to create the rippled effect. To me, it looks like ripples on the ocean.
About the Inspiration for the Blue Ombre Crochet Blanket
I’ve always loved yarns that do the color-changing work for you. So, I’ve been exploring using ombre yarn for security blankets. When I picked up the True Blue colorway at my local crafts store, I knew I wanted to make something that looked like waves or ripples on the ocean. I also thought this might be a nice pattern to make a gift for someone who loves the ocean or who has an ocean-themed nursery.
About the Yarn
Red Heart Super Saver Ombre is an easy and affordable option for ombre yarns. It comes in a number of different colors. It’s also machine washable which is great for baby blanket projects. I’ve been able to find it easily at my local crafts store. It’s a worsted weight yarn too which means you have many options if you want to swap it out with something else for the pattern as well.
The Ocean Ripples Security Blanket is a free crochet pattern for a security blanket in U.S. crochet terminology. It is included for free on the blog below.
Blue Ombre Crochet Blanket
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium) in color(s) of choice. Approximately 320 yards.
Shown above: Red Heart Super Saver Ombre (100% acrylic), 482 yd [440m]/10 oz [283g]: True Blue, approximately 2/3 skein.
Hook: Size I/9 (5.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Sizing and Gauge
Size: Approximately 16” x 18” including border.
Gauge: 13 sts x 6 rows in dc = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm).
- Work the base chain loosely.
- Beginning chains do not count as stitches in all rows.
- Placing markers on the edge stitches is recommended for counting rows and maintaining even edges. Move these markers up as you go along.
Standard Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology):
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
sc blo: single crochet back loop only
sl st: slip stitch
Special Stitch Instructions:
herr-dc: yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over and pull up a loop through st and first loop on hook (2 loops remain on hook), yarn over and pull through one loop on hook (2 loops remain on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook
Blue Ombre Crochet Blanket Pattern
Multiple: 8 + 5
Base Chain: Ch 53 (or adjust base chain to desired width of blanket).
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, sc, sc, hdc, dc in each of next 3 chs, hdc, sc 2 times, *sc, hdc, dc in each of next 3 chs, hdc, sc, sc; rep from * to last ch, hdc in last ch, turn. (19 sc, 14 hdc, 18 dc)
Row 2: Ch 1 (beginning chs do not count as sts in this and all subsequent rows), sc blo in each st across, turn. (51 sc blo)
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc, dc, dc, *dc, hdc, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc, dc, dc; rep from * to last st, hdc in last st turn. (19 dc, 14 hdc, 18 sc)
Row 4: Rep row 2.
Row 5: Ch 2, hdc, sc, sc, hdc, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc, sc, sc, *sc, hdc, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc, sc, sc; rep from * to last st, hdc in last st, turn. (19 sc, 14 hdc, 18 dc)
Row 6: Rep row 2.
Rows 7 – 57: Rep rows 3-6 twelve times, then rep rows 3-5. At end of row 57, turn and go to BORDER.
Note About Working Into Row-End Sts in the Base Rnd: When working the sc stitches into the row-end sts on the sides, work the sc into the actual sts and not the spaces in between the sts. This will reduce the size of the “gaps” on the edges and help create a cleaner and more uniform finish.
Base Rnd: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), work 2 sc in 1st corner (pm in the 1st sc to mark this corner). Continue working a round of sc evenly spaced around the edges and sides of blanket, work 3 sc in each corner (pm in middle sc to mark corner), end round with a sc in first corner, join with a sl st to first sc of base rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). Work a round of herr-dc around the blanket in the following manner. Work 5 herr-dc in each corner st. You can remove the markers at this point. Work 1 herr-dc in each sc around. At end of Rnd 2, either join with a sl st to first herr-dc and fasten off or if you would like an invisible looking join, use the invisible join method to finish Rnd 2 instead. Tutorial for invisible join at https://craftingeachday.com/crochet-invisible-join-tutorial-crochet-in-the-round/.
Finishing: Weave in any remaining ends. Block if desired.
Summer Vibes Blog Hop
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