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Baby Sea Turtle Blanket

Baby Sea Turtle Blanket

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I love to create something special for my friends and family.  A close friend of mine was pregnant with boy and girl twins.  She is from Florida and absolutely loves baby sea turtles.  We spent weeks figuring out the perfect design, colors, and style! After making her blankets, I offered this blanket on Etsy.

My hands can’t work fast enough to make this blanket for everyone, so instead I’m sharing my secrets.

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Supplies:

  • I love this Yarn, one skein of each color.
    • Color 1-Antique Teal
    • Color 2-Peacock
    • Color 3-Turquoise
    • Color 4-Glacier
    • Color 5-White
    • Color 6-Light Taupe
  • Size J Hook
  • Size H Hook

Baby Blanket Pattern:

Row 1 – With Color 1, ch 101, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 4 ch, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in next, *2 dc in next, dc in next 4 ch, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * to end.

Row 2 – Ch 3 turn, dc in same st, dc in next 4 st, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next * 2 dc in next, dc in next 4 st, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * to end.

Row 3-59 – Repeat Row 2

To create ridges, when changing colors, work in blo for that row.

When making something with several skeins of different colors of yarn, having a yarn winder is so helpful, it keeps your stash nice and organized… if you use it.  This is the one I use.  It’s been going strong for the last year.

Color Pattern

8 Rows of Antique Teal

1 Row of Peacock

3 Rows of Antique Teal

2 Rows of Peacock

1 Row of Teal

7 Rows of Peacock

1 Row of Turquoise

3 Rows of Peacock

2 Rows of Turquoise

1 Row of Peacock

7 Rows of Turquoise

1 Row of Glacier

3 Rows of Turquoise

2 Rows of Glacier

2 Rows of Turquoise

2 Rows of Glacier

1 Row of White

1 Row of Tan

2 Rows of White

9 Rows of Tan

Baby Sea Turtle Pattern

Baby Sea Turtle Pattern by Kristin Jacobs

Make 5. I used lime green as color 1 and hunter green as color 2.  I did not make the back, but instead attached them to the blanket.  Due to the nature of the project, I did not stuff the turtles so there wasn’t a choking hazard.

Starfish Pattern

Size H Hook
Gold Yarn

Round 1 – Magic circle, ch 1. 5 sc in magic circle, join with a sl st, pull tight. (5 sc)

Round 2 – ch 1, 2 sc in each st, join with a sl st,

Round 3 – *Ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, skip next sc, sl st in next sc* repeat from * to *, finish off, leaving a long tail to attach to blanket.

Assembly

Weave in all ends.  Use a whip stitch to sew the baby sea turtles and starfish.

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