I already told you that there is a new crochet blanket in my mind. And this idea made it to my hook and now I am in the middle of crocheting this pattern. Simple as that.
The pattern is based on the wavy border pattern which is quite common. There are a lot of tutorials out there so it was not possible for me to find out who the designer of the original is who I of course will give credit for.
I do not use the wavy element as a border but I found a way to use it in a blanket and in my opinion that works out quite well. Together with the shades of blue, the ambition was to make an ocean inspired blanket. I know that a lot of people in times of the pandemic are not able to travel and summer vacations have been more or less cancelled all over the world. A lot of people I talk to are missing the beauty of the ocean and the sound of the waves. So here is my way to deal with that, trying to spread a little happiness.
The pattern is in testing right now. (@sunshineyalex has some wonderful colors on her hook!) It will be highly adjustable in with and length and is in general only four repeating rows. My goal is to release a little video tutorial together with the pattern so that those of us who are visual learners also have the possibility to crochet this blanket.
I also try to adapt the design in a way that you do not have to use more that one ball of yarn per color section so that you avoid unnecessary knots.
The blanket is made in Scheepjes Cahlista which is my most favorite blanket yarn and if you want to look at the 109 colors this yarn comes in, you will find them HERE.
I can not give you the exact amount of yarn yet but i use 8 colors plus one extra color for the border, but as I said the pattern will be highly adaptable. You will find you local Scheepjes dealer and online shops HERE
If you use my patterns and post pictures in social medias it would be nice to link or refer to my blog: martinupnorth.com and use #martinupnorth. Feedback is more than welcome. Stay tuned, more news from up north very soon…