The Ocean Granny Square Afghan is made by crocheting solid granny squares in 3 different shades of blue and white. The following appliques are made: octopus, jelly fish, puffer fish, star fish, shark, dolphin, sea turtle, sea horse, sting ray, coral, tropical fish, clown fish, sea shell, whale, and crab. The appliques are sewn onto the surface of half of the granny squares and arranged in a checkered pattern. The afghan measures 30" x 36" making a baby sized blanket. However, the afghan may be made larger by making more squares.
This textured 9-patch granny square was designed for the Wedding Blanket Crochet Along with Marly Bird. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, half double crochet, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Crocheting in the round, increasing, crocheting into chain spaces, skipping stitches, crocheting in the back loop only Seaming or using join-as-you-go (with tutorials for seaming/join-as-you-go methods linked in the pattern) Special stitches: pf and FPsc (with video tutorials linked in the pattern) Skill Level Intermediate Finished Size Motif: 12” (30.5 cm) square. Gauge Through Rnd 5 = 3.75” (9.5 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
The star stitch is one of the prettiest patterns I’ve ever worked with. Although it looks complicated, it’s actually an easy stitch to crochet once you know where to insert your hook. What is the star stitch? The star stitch (also known as the daisy stitch) is a crochet pattern constructed with single crochet and half double crochet stitches and simple 2-row repeat that creates a star pattern sequence on the right side of your work.
In this tutorial made by Lilla Bjorn’s Crochet World you will learn how to make a perfect surface crochet on a round coaster. Simply by adding a simple round decor, you will get totally different elegant coasters and a coaster pattern is also included.
The full tutorial about this technique is here:
"I used these cute Patriotic Star Granny Squares as dishcloths, so I made them out of 100% cotton, using Lily Sugar n Cream yarn. They could also be used as afghan squares, and could be done in a variety of different colors. Make a bunch and utilize the granny squares as dishcloths, washcloths, oversized coasters (or “mug rugs”), blanket squares, and more. The written pattern is free on the blog, so grab your crochet hook and ENJOY!"
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