Beachside Bungalow Blanket

Dream of the beach as you crochet this beautiful blanket. It is made in join-as-you-go motifs so it’s a breeze to make for a lightweight throw. For a heavier blanket, back the finished piece with your favorite fabric.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Each Motif (minus chain loops at corners and center) = 8.5” square

Gauge: 14 sts and 5 rows = 4” [10 cm] in tr after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Knit Picks Shine (60% Pima, 40% Modal; 75 yards [69 meters]/50 grams): 25783 Pistachio (A, 4 skeins), 23806 Reef (B, 4 skeins), 23799 Cream (C, 4 skeins), 24142 Sailor (D, 4 skeins), 26678 Sweet Potato (E, 4 skeins)

Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Dbtr – Double Treble

Special Stitches

Cluster

Tr in sp indicated, *yo, use tr st post as st, push hook through, yo, pull back lp, yo, pull through first 2 lps on hook; rep from * once more, yo, pull through all lps to complete.

Tip: Think of it this way, a 2-dc cluster is worked on the treble just made to complete the cluster.

Pattern Notes

The beginning ch-7 is the first dbtr and ch 2.

Color Placement

Rnd 1: A – C – D – E
Rnd 2: E – B – A – C
Rnd 3: D – A – E – B
Rnd 4: B – E – C – D
Rnd 5: C – D – B – A

Pattern

First Motif

Ch 8, sl st to first ch to join to form a lp.

Rnd 1: Ch 7, work cluster in ring, ch 5, dbtr in ring, (cluster, ch 2, dbtr, ch 2, cluster ch 5) 3 times in ring, cluster in ring, ch 2, sl st to 5th ch of first ch-7 to join. (8 clusters; 4 ch-5 sps)

Rnd 2: Ch 7, cluster in ch-2 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, *cluster in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, dbtr in dbtr, ch 2, cluster in ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5; rep from * around, cluster in last ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st to 5th ch of first ch-7 to join. (8 clusters, 8 ch-5 sp)

Rnd 3: Ch 7, cluster in ch-2 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, *cluster in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, dbtr in dbtr, ch 2, cluster in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5; rep from * around, cluster in last ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st to 5th ch of first ch-7 to join. (8 clusters, 12 ch-5 sps)

Side close up of the ch-5 and sc repeats.

Rnd 4: Ch 7, cluster in first ch-2 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, [ch 1 (cluster, ch 1) 3 times] in next ch-5 sp, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, cluster in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, **dbtr in dbtr, ch 2, cluster in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sl st to 5th ch of first ch-7 to join.

Rnd 5: Ch 6, sl st to dbtr st to join to form a lp, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-6 to create a small lp, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, **sl st in dbtr, ch 5, sl st to same dbtr st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sl st to first dbtr by first ch-6 to join.

Fasten off.

First Motif Complete.

Motifs 2-20

Rep Rnds 1-4 of First Motif.

Note: Work Rnd 5 as written, working Join Motif as follow: remove hook, place ch behind made motif that you’re joining to, insert hook through made motif and pull ch through, cont patt.

Work from back to front through lp.

When joining in the corner, use the top upper left motif corner to join. This will avoid leaving a hole.

Rnd 5: Ch 6, work Join Motif, pull back to front through corner lp of made motif, sl st to the dbtr st to join to form a loop, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 6, work Join Motif, pull back to front through side loop of made motif, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-6 to create a small loop, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5**, sl st in dbtr, ch 5, work Join Motif, pull back to front through corner lp of made motif, sl st to same dbtr st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sl st to first dbtr by first ch-6 to join.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

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