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Turtle Beach instructions

Now you can make your own Turtle Beach blanket! The Turtle Beach instructions, together with my Ribbed Ripple stitch pattern and lots of bonus content, are now available as a printable Donationware pattern. The basic information is available for free, below, but if you like them please consider sending me a donation to show your appreciation:

ribbed ripple turtle beach crochet pattern

Send me a donation and receive the easy-to-print PDF version of these instructions and the Ribbed Ripple stitch pattern, and lots of bonuses (including puffy 3D seafoam instructions, edging instructions, and a complete Turtle Beach blanket pattern) as a thank you!

Donations of any size are much appreciated. Just add the amount you wish to donate, and, once you have checked out and paid, your pattern will instantly be available to download from your PlanetJune account.

The complete pattern for the Turtle Beach square and general instructions for a Turtle Beach blanket are available below, regardless of whether or not you choose to pay for them πŸ™‚

turtle beach crochet pattern by planetjune

Please note: To complete a Turtle Beach blanket, you’ll also need some turtles! The Baby Sea Turtle Collection pattern and Baby Sea Turtle Applique & Hatchlings pattern are for sale separately, from my shop.

This is a PlanetJune original crochet pattern. Feel free to use items made from this pattern however you wish, but I’d appreciate credit as the pattern designer. Please do not reproduce the pattern anywhere else; instead post a link to

Not ready to make it yet? Add it to your Ravelry queue:

Turtle Beach square

Here’s a 10″/25.5cm square sample pattern – of course, you can use the same technique to make a larger blanket too, with a longer starting chain (see the Ribbed Ripple stitch pattern for how to choose a starting chain length) and more rows in your blanket.

turtle beach square crochet pattern by planetjune

You will need…

  • H US/5mm crochet hook (or your preferred hook size – see Gauge, below)
  • Worsted weight yarn in yellow, white, light blue and dark blue (less than 30m/35yds of each colour)
    • For my Turtle Beach sample, I used Red Heart Soft yarns in Honey, White, Blue Sky, and Mid Blue. (If you’d like to add a third shade of blue, you could also add Navy as the darkest shade.)
    • If you’re mixing and matching yarn brands, try to choose yarns that are similar in look and weight (see for further information).


You can use any hook and yarn combination for this pattern; using a thicker yarn and larger hook will make your blanket grow more quickly! The only requirement for gauge is that you like the look and feel of the fabric you form. The crochet hook size recommended on the ball band of your yarn will give you a good starting point. If your fabric is too firm, try using a hook one size larger.

For my Turtle Beach 10″/25.5cm sample square, my gauge was 1 wave repeat = 3.3″/8.5cm; 7 rows in 4″/10cm.

Note: If you don’t match my gauge, your piece will have a different finished size to mine. If you don’t mind this, you don’t need to worry about matching my gauge!


With dark blue yarn, ch 39.

Follow the Ribbed Ripple stitch pattern (with N=2), changing colour as follows:

Rows 1-6: dark blue yarn
Rows 7-10: light blue yarn
Rows 11-12: white yarn
Rows 13-17: yellow yarn

turtle beach square crochet pattern by planetjune
This photo shows the scale of the square compared with a Baby Sea Turtle, when made with the same yarn (Red Heart Soft). The square was worked with an H US/5m hook and the turtle with an E US/3.5mm hook.

General Turtle Beach Instructions

Some general instructions for any size of square or blanket…

  • To make the beach scene, you need to start crocheting from the top (the dark blue end) of the finished afghan, so that the waves will flow down towards the shore and over the sand.
  • You’ll need yellow, white, and two or more shades of blue. Arrange your blue shades from darkest to lightest. Starting with the dark blue, crochet any even number of rows.
  • Move through each shade of blue, making two or more pairs of rows of each shade before moving to the next shade.
  • After the palest blue, make one pair of rows (2 rows) in white to form the whitecap of the wave, then make as many rows of yellow as you wish to complete your piece.

Here are some examples:

turtle beach blanket colour examples by planetjune

As a rule of thumb, you’ll probably want about a third of the blanket to be yellow, a thin band of white, and the rest in various shades of blue.

The blanket will flow nicely if the lighter blue(s) have fewer rows than the darker blue(s).

These guidelines are just a starting point if you’re not sure how to structure the colours. Feel free to break these ‘rules’ if you have a different idea – there’s no right and wrong here!

Adding the Turtles

Make turtles from my Baby Sea Turtle Collection pattern and/or Baby Sea Turtle Applique & Hatchlings pattern (each sold separately).

You can use the finished blanket as a playmat, so a child can play with the turtles, or make it a permanent arrangement by stitching the turtles down to the blanket.

If you’re going to stitch turtles directly to the blanket, you can add as many turtles as you have the patience to make! Try a test arrangement of all your turtles before you start to stitch them down, following the tips below and spacing them out across the bottom section of the blanket.

Tip: Snap a photo of your arrangement before you begin stitching so you don’t forget how you laid them out!

turtle beach blanket example turtle arrangement by planetjune

Turtle Arrangement

  • Arrange the turtles so they all face up the blanket, heading out to sea. So they look more realistic, position each turtle at a slightly different angle.
  • Position any turtle eggs and hatching turtles on the sand nearest the bottom of the blanket.
  • Position the complete turtle hatchlings so they are all heading up the blanket towards the sea, and into the shallows [the lighter blue(s) of the sea].
  • Position any swimming turtles in the deeper water [the darkest blue of the sea].
ribbed ripple turtle beach crochet pattern

I hope you enjoy this pattern. Please leave me a comment below if you do, and consider leaving me a donation.

(If you do, you’ll receive the easy-to-print PDF version of these instructions and the Ribbed Ripple stitch pattern, and lots of bonus content including puffy 3D seafoam instructions, edging instructions, and a complete Turtle Beach blanket pattern.)



  1. pamela kras said

    I thought this was a free pattern
    I don’t see a pattern anywhere

    • June said

      For the free online version, click through to my Ribbed Ripple stitch pattern (linked at the relevant places above) in conjunction with the instructions above, to make your beach blanket! Or, for the convenient easy to read and print version, you can donate for the PDF that includes all the bonuses detailed above πŸ™‚

  2. Janice Ingram said

    I would truly love to have this pattern

  3. Anita said


    • June said

      Anita, the PDF version of this blanket pattern includes:

      • Full patterns to make 3ft x 4ft Turtle Beach blankets with either 4 or 5 shades of yarn (yellow, white, and 2 or 3 blues)
      • The modifications required to turn my Hatching Turtle (from the Baby Sea Turtle Collection pattern) into a Swimming Turtle that looks like the back half of its shell is submerged.
      • Optional edging instructions to square off the rippled top and bottom edges, so you can use this as a beach-themed square in a larger blanket, or turn it into the front of a cushion cover, for example
  4. rylie said

    can one skein of yarn be used to make thin blanket if I just want to do the pattern in a solid color? if not how many do i need

    • June said

      It depends how large you want to make the blanket (and how large your skein is!) but you’ll typically need multiple skeins to make any blanket. The PDF version of this pattern includes instructions to estimate the yardage you’ll need for the size of blanket you want to make – if you buy it and need assistance calculating your yardage, send me an email and I’d be happy to help πŸ™‚

  5. Lynda M Toncray said

    When I purchase your $11 pattern, am I a member w/access to all patterns, or is there a separate fee, membership application? This is adorable and cannot wait to make it!

    • June said

      Hi Lynda! When you buy a pattern licence from me, you get unlimited access to that pattern. I don’t have a membership plan – each licence is available separately so you only need to pay for the patterns you want!

      (You mentioned $11 – that’s the price in my Etsy shop for licences for both the Turtle Beach blanket and the Baby Sea Turtle Collection. If you buy the two patterns individually from my shop instead, you can pay-what-you-want for the blanket pattern, and pay the standard discounted price for the Baby Sea Turtles.)

      I hope that clears it up! You can browse all my patterns in my shop at (or go straight to the turtle-related patterns at

  6. Beverly said

    I purchased patter but can

    • June said

      No problem, Beverly – you can always access all your pattern purchases from your PlanetJune account! You can just log back in at on your iPad, go to your order, and download the PDF again πŸ™‚

  7. Barb Reeners said

    In one of the pictures it looks like the sand is not done in the ripple stitch. Does the pdf pattern tell you how to do this?

    • June said

      I’m not sure which picture you’re looking at, but the sand is also worked in the ripple stitch. However, the PDF does include instructions for squaring up the top and bottom of the blanket, so if you wanted the sand to be worked straight, you could work the straightening row as soon as you start the sand colour, then work the rest of the sand section in straight rows of dc. πŸ™‚

  8. Donna said

    LOVE this project!! Making 3 of them for my grandkids for Christmas! Thank you so much! They’re going to love them!!

  9. June – I bought the pattern thru etsy and then came here for more help from the questions and answers. I think the price is extremely reasonable for a pattern like this. I have a friend who is a marine biologist. She’s getting one and I want one and I can think of a few more folks, too….as if I didn’t have enough projects waiting in the wings already!
    I am a knitter and just relearning crochet – did it many years ago – so the comments are all very helpful.
    Thanks so much.

  10. Violet said

    A friend of mine saw your Ribbed Ripple Turtle Beach Throw done in ombre colors on pinterest. Is that your design or was that a throw someone else made with your pattern and posted show her work? My friend would like me to make her one like it. So I would need to know how it was made so I can make it also. She knows that it is your pattern but I know that after looking at the pattern I bought from you that it is not what the picture shows. I would send you a picture of what I am asking about but it will not paste here.

    • June said

      There are hundreds of Turtle Beach projects out there made from my pattern in different colours from mine – if you’d like to look for a specific colourway that someone else has made, the best place is to check the Ravelry projects for Turtle Beach. If you find the one you’re looking for, the poster may have listed the colours she used for her project, or you could send her a Ravelry message to ask if she remembers how she did it πŸ™‚

  11. sherry lee said

    Happy Mother’s Day! Your pattern of Turtle Beach is awesome. My granddaughter has done her room in beach theme and has requested this Afghan. If at all possible, I would love the written pattern, as it will be easier for me to follow.

    Thank you so much!

    • June said

      Sherry, you can download the PDF version of the pattern to print in exchange for any size donation – just click the ‘make a donation’ button above to go through to my shop and you can pay as much as you feel it’s worth for the full printable PDF πŸ™‚

  12. Callie said

    Hello! I was wondering about how much yarn it took to complete the blanket and what size the blanket is.

    • June said

      Callie, you can make the blanket to be any size you wish. The PDF version of this pattern gives full instructions to make a 3x4ft blanket (which will take about 1400yds of yarn) as well as instructions to calculate how much yarn you’ll need to make any size blanket.

  13. Carrie Collier said

    do you make the turtles flat? Or stuff them for the ripple blanket?

    • June said

      It’s completely up to you! The original design calls for the stuffed turtles from my Baby Sea Turtle Collection (they are pretty flat anyway, as designed), but the PDF version of the turtle beach pattern also includes some modification tips if you’d like to make your turtles flatter πŸ™‚

  14. Ellen said

    I love this beach pattern. Want to make it for my daughter. Would like to know what yarn is used in the original photo. It looks like a lighter weight fuzzy yarn. My yarn is much heavier than that.. she likes this lighter look..

    • June said

      I’m not sure what you mean by ‘the original photo’, but the yarn I used for my pictured samples is given in the ‘You will need…’ section near the top of this page πŸ™‚

  15. Rebekah Olheiser said

    The yarn in the picture on the Pinterest pin and then the pictures on the blog appear to be different, is one of them heathered or slightly variegated? Can you share exactly what yarns you used to create this blanket?

    • June said

      Rebekah, the long Pinterest image also shows several blanket examples made by different people (and possibly using different yarns) – I colour-balanced all the photos featured in that image so they’d match my sample, pictured above. The exact yarns I used for that sample are listed in the ‘You will need…’ section above, and you can take a look at the yarns other people have used for their turtle blankets on the projects page for this blanket on Ravelry.

  16. Kimberly said

    I love this blanket and want to get the pattern to make it for my grandbaby.

  17. Marlene said

    Love it & so does my daughter!

  18. Kay Brazeale said

    What kind of border woukd you do?

    • June said

      Kay, you can find my pattern for a border for this blanket in the PDF version of this pattern, available for any size donation at πŸ™‚

  19. Cindy said

    I’ve purchased this pattern and love the design. Do you have tutorials for the dc and dc2tog? I looked online and thought I knew what I was doing but when I started it doesn’t look like your pattern.
    Thank you

  20. Suzaan said

    Hi June
    I purchased this pdf a few days ago in order to make the big blanket for my daughter who is expecting in February. I have begun with the 135 chain and followed the instructions for the first row but each time the end just doesn

    • June said

      Suzaan, please see the Blanket Troubleshooter on p12 of the pattern PDF – it includes my advice on the points that tend to trip people up, and how to make sure you’ve understood the pattern correctly. If you try my advice there and still have problems, feel free to email me with a clear photo of your sample piece, so I can help further πŸ™‚

  21. Rachel said

    Hi June,
    What is the finished size of the full sized pattern? How many yards will I need?
    Also, what type/brand of yarn are you using for your gauge?

    I’m sorry if it says it on here already but if it does I keep missing it! πŸ™

    • June said

      Hi Rachel, you can make a turtle beach blanket in any size you wish, using these instructions. The PDF version (available for any size donation) includes a 36×48 inch pattern and instructions for modifying the pattern to any size using your own gauge measurement.

      There’s no need to match my gauge if you’d prefer to use a different weight/brand of yarn, or want to make a larger or smaller blanket – Appendix A of the PDF pattern walks you through calculating the starting chain length, number of rows and yardage you’ll need!

      The info for the yarn I used in my sample is in the “You will need…” section above, and the yardage for the 36×48″ blanket is given on the PDF pattern info page. (And all this info is included together in the PDF pattern!)

  22. Mary Ellen Pope said

    Love love love this. I live on a lake and would love to make this with little turtles on it! Do you happen to also have a little fish patern?

    • June said

      I have 8 little fish patterns! Some are designed to be flatter than others, but you can always leave out the stuffing on any of them if you’d like to make them more suitable for attaching to a blanket πŸ™‚

  23. Jodi said

    I was wondering what the best way to stitch the turtles to the blanket is? What would you recommend?

    • June said

      Jodi, it really depends what you’d like to do with the blanket. You can either stitch them down securely and weave in the ends, or tie the ends in a bow so you can easily remove the turtles to wash the blanket. Or you can stitch a button to each turtle’s tummy and button the turtles onto the blanket – that’s my favourite method, and there’ll be instructions for it in the revised PDF version of this pattern, coming next week! If you’ve already donated for the PDF (at any point before the new version is available), I’ll be emailing you when it’s available for you to download πŸ™‚

  24. Shelly Freeman said

    I’ve purchased your pattern and love it but I don’t see any instructions on putting a border on it. How would you suggest to put on a border. I’m not yet done with the water but very close.

    • June said

      Shelly, the complete instructions for the Ribbed Ripple Edging (including the written pattern, stitch diagrams, and colour advice) are on p7-8 of the PDF version of the pattern πŸ™‚

  25. Michelle said

    I am trying to figure out the border. What color do you suggest? I did the blanket as in the picture, dark blue to the sand color. It doesn’t look like there is a border on your blanket. Thank you. Love this pattern!

    • June said

      Michelle, the PDF version of this pattern (available for any size donation) includes the complete instructions for my Ribbed Ripple Edging (including the written pattern, stitch diagrams, and colour advice) πŸ™‚

  26. Jodi said

    I should also say I forgot to work in BLO, so I wonder if that makes a difference?

    • June said

      It does make a difference, but it’s not a problem: the paired rows are to make sure that the layers overlap each other going down the blanket, so the white seafoam will be on top of the sand (it wouldn’t make much sense if the sand was on top of the waves!)

      If you haven’t worked in BLO, you won’t see that effect anyway – the blanket will have a smooth surface instead of being slightly ridged. So, you don’t need to worry about pairing the rows: you can change colour after any number of rows, not just an even number πŸ™‚

  27. Jodi said

    Hello June

    I am making this for a friend and I was wondering if pair of rows means double i.e. 18 pair of rows meaning 36 total rows?

    Thank you

    • June said

      Yes, 1 pair = 2 rows (you go across the blanket and back for each pair), so 18 pairs of rows will be 18 x 2 = 36 rows πŸ™‚

  28. Marie Ullrich said

    Can I get the blanket pattern and turtle pattern in print? I would be most happy to pay for postage besides the price for the turtle pattern and I would love to make a donation also…it is so sweet of you to offer this adorable blanket for free! Thank you and big Texas hugs from Marie

  29. Kristina Mendoza said

    These crochet patterns are so adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Barbara said

    I am making this blanket, but I don’t see the ripples in mine like they are in yours or the one I’m following on You Tube. I am using the size 5 crochet hook and 6 oz yarn. I’d like to know what I’m doing wrong. With this yarn, it says to use a 4.5 crochet hook, but I couldn’t find one on my shopping search. I didn’t think it would matter. I’m a big inner, but I do believe I got the pattern right, after several rip outs and restarts.


    • June said

      Barbara, using a slightly larger crochet hook won’t fundamentally change the pattern, so don’t worry about that! With a ripple pattern, you won’t really see the shape emerging until you’re a couple of rows in, so you may just have not got far enough yet. Otherwise, without seeing your work, it’s impossible for me to know where you may be going wrong, but here are the common places that tend to trip people up:

      • The pattern has two increases at the top of each ripple, and two decreases at the bottom of each ripple. Sometimes people accidentally skip the second inc or dec, which throws everything off.
      • You also have to be very careful with the position of the increases and decreases, so count the stitches between each set of incs/decs very carefully.

      My recommendation would be to start again, but just make a small piece to start with – even just the size of the stitch diagram would be enough. (My pink and grey sample is that size, and, looking at the photo, you can tell the stitch pattern is working properly, even with a piece that small.) Once you’ve made a dozen or so rows and you’re satisfied that the sides are staying straight, you don’t have any ‘spare’ stitches at the end of the row, and the ripples line up on top of each other with each row, that means you’ve got the hang of the pattern and you’ll be ready to try again with a full-size blanket!

      (The good news is that once you have got the hang of it, every single row is the same, so you should be able to pick up speed and not have any more problems.)

      I hope this helps, but, if it still seems to be going wrong with your small sample, please feel free to send me a clear close-up photo of the whole small piece so I can examine your stitches and figure out what’s going wrong – I’m always happy to provide personal support to my customers when they need it πŸ™‚

  31. Tracy said

    If I made these for two of my clients, what do you suggest for pricing?

    • June said

      Tracy, take a look at my article on pricing as a starting point. (And remember that you can make your blanket any size and include any number of turtles, so decide on the blanket dimensions and number/type of turtles before you start to calculate your prices!)

  32. Rita Detwiler said

    Thank you for sharing this pattern. I was asked to make a blanket like this as a special gift for a friend’s mother who loves the beach and sea turtles. I am excited to get the yarn and get started on making it!

  33. Brandy said

    Thank you for creating and sharing such an adorable pattern!

  34. Linda said

    Have received a request from my daughter’s boyfriend to make one for her. She is a water lover. Thank you

  35. Beverly A Collins said

    HI, Love your stuff! So creative. I was looking for the pattern for the green sea turtles and blue starfish on the beach that I seen in a pintrist pin. The pin gives a link to you but your turtle beach is different in colors and with the ribs. Do you have the other style available via donation?

    • June said

      Thanks, Beverly! There are some photos floating around of other blankets that were inspired by Turtle Beach but weren’t actually made using my patterns – you must have see one of those, I’m afraid. I am working on a Starfish Collection that will pair with my baby turtle and blanket patterns, though! Sign up for my monthly newsletter if you’d like to be notified of my new pattern releases πŸ™‚

  36. Wendymphx said

    Sorry, wrong thread for my previous reply! I love this and have a very dear friend that loves turtles… will be making one for her!!!

  37. Wendymphx said

    Thank you for the tutorial, you’ve shown that this will work with various rope which isn’t usually the case.

  38. Ila Hittle said

    My granddaughter sent me the link for this and said she loves turtles and wants me to make this for her. Then a friend replied that she loves turtles, so I guess I will be making 2. I haven’t seen a pattern this cute before, it’s adorable, and would make a nice blanket for any baby, even though my granddaughter and friend are grown. I am anxious to get started on them. Thank you and I am going to need the turtle pattern also.

  39. Gail said

    I would just like to purchase the baby turtle pattern without the hatching turtle and egg. Could you let me know if this is possible and how much?

    • June said

      Hi Gail, Baby Sea Turtle Collection is a single pattern collection, formatted as one PDF file – there’s no way to split it up.

      • Gail said

        Thanks, June. If I make a donation for the blanket pattern are the turtle patterns included?

        • June said

          No, the turtle patterns are sold separately from the blanket. The blanket PDF includes the modifications you’ll need to make to the turtle pattern if you want to make the ‘swimming turtle’ (so you need to buy the turtle pattern too if you want to do that!)

          • Gail said

            Thanks, June. I guess I’ll pass on this and figure out my own turtle pattern. $6.50 plus a donation is a bit expensive for a pattern.

          • June said

            Only you can decide whether the price of a pattern is worth it to you, but you do know that the minimum donation for the blanket pattern is just $1? Just checking πŸ™‚

  40. Fran LeC said

    Thank you for this pattern!

  41. Mary Ellen Pope said

    I live on a lake and I’m so excited to make this to put across the back of my sofa…..soooooo adorable!! Hope I can do this as I’m no expert.

  42. Vicky said

    Hi June!
    I understand N=repeated wave but what’s the +15 for? The two short ends would be 6 each side wouldn’t they?

    • June said

      Yep, six at each side, plus 3 for the turning chain – if you look at the stitch diagram you can count them up πŸ™‚

      • Vicky said

        Great thank you, I’m going to give this a go ??

  43. Florence Apostol said

    Please let me know what is the multiple for a starting chain to make a blanket? I could not understand the info with the “N”. # of stitches for multiple plus for chains for turning.. thx

    • June said

      Florence, as it says in the explanation, N is the number of repeats, so “12xN + 15” means “any multiple of 12, plus 15”. The number of repeats you’ll need depends on how large you’d like to make your blanket, and your gauge (which depends on the yarn and hook you choose, and how tightly you crochet).

      If you’d like my complete pattern for exactly how to make a 36″x48″ (3ft x 4 ft) blanket (with no mention of N!), that’s included in the PDF version, available for any size donation πŸ™‚

  44. Florence Apostol said

    I guess I don’t understand what you mean by starting to crochet from the top of the finished Afghan… If you start with the dark blue & finish wit the sand will stitches be upside down when you turn it so blue is on top?

    • June said

      Yes, that’s right, you start with the dark blue and then turn the completed afghan upside down so the dark blue is at the top and all the dc stitches point downwards. Due to the colour changes and the unworked front loops, this gives the effect of the waves ‘lapping’ over the sand πŸ™‚

  45. Elaine Carlton said

    for the Turtle Beach Blanket pattern, Row 1: when you say dc2tog twice, do you do that in 4 consecutive stitches or the same 2 over again? I’m a beginner and am trying to make this for my daughter, who’s expecting her first baby in August! I hope I didn’t bite off more than I can chew!

    • June said

      You’re making 2 decreases in a row: work the first dc2tog over the next two stitches, then the second dc2tog over the following two stitches. So yes, ‘dc2tog twice’ uses a total of 4 stitches from the row below. (If you take a look at the accompanying stitch diagram it should help clarify anything you don’t understand!)

    • June said

      Oh, and of course you can do this – I’m here to help if you need it πŸ™‚

      I recommend you start with a small sample (e.g. the first few rows of the 10″ square) to make sure you understand the pattern fully before jumping into a full blanket. The good news is that once you have got the hang of it, every single row is the same, so you can move onto the blanket with confidence!

  46. megan said

    Hi! Love this blanket, it is so adorable! If I were wanting to make a large blanket would I just do a chain in increments of 39 until I achieve the size that I want?

    • June said

      Not quite, Megan! This page contains the specific instructions for a 10″ square; if you click through to the Ribbed Ripple stitch pattern (linked above) it explains the starting chain length for any size of blanket.

      The PDF version (available for any size donation, also linked above) includes more specifics for choosing a blanket size, and the full pattern for a 36×48″ blanket too.

  47. Judy Quinones said

    I’d like to purchase the sea turtles from you for my blanket. Please send me information on how to do this. Sincerely, Judy

    • June said

      No problem, Judy – you can find the pattern at πŸ™‚

      • Adelaide Bumgardner said

        Do you sell the blanket?? If so how much are they???

        • June said

          Adelaide, I’m a designer and don’t sell completed work, but some of my customers do – you can find out more at and maybe commission one of them to crochet a blanket for you πŸ™‚

          • Lisa said

            Hi I was wondering if you had that Turtle blanket made for you yet? If not I would be happy to make it for you at a fair price

  48. Donna Shifflett said

    How difficult is this blanket to make. Can a beginner follow the instructions or will I need lessons? It’s so adorable and my niece wants me to make it.

    • June said

      Donna, several people that I know of have learnt to crochet just to make this blanket, so it is certainly possible for a keen beginner! You will need to learn the basics of crochet first (I can recommend my book as the perfect learning tool!) but the stitches used in the blanket are very basic (chain and double crochet) and the pattern is clearly written, so it’s definitely possible for a beginner.

      If you want to make the turtles, you’ll need to learn how to make amigurumi (stuffed toys) too – but my website can teach you all the skills you’ll need for that! See my beginner’s advice for more details πŸ™‚

  49. Teresa said

    What stitch did you use on the white row? I was thinking it was something different than the other colors.
    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    • June said

      Teresa, the blanket with the extra texture in the ‘foam’ is by jomeigs on Ravelry – you can read the modifications she made to my pattern on her project page πŸ™‚

  50. Danis said

    Thank you so much , I was looking for this blanket instructions ??

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