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Seaside Blues – free pattern crochet 💕

 

DROPS design: Pattern no U-592 

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Measurements: 

Width: approx 90 cm / 35½”

Length: approx 110 cm / 43 3/8”
Materials: DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio

350 g color no 01, off-white

150 g color no 30, denim blue

150 g color no 37, dark gray/blue

150 g color no 43, ice blue
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H/8 – or size needed to get 15 dc = width 10 cm / 4”.
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm – click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for “crochet terms” here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.COLOR COMBINATION:

Square 1: 

Round 1-2: denim blue

Round 3: off-white

Round 4-5: ice blue

Round 6-8: off-white
Square 2: 

Round 1-2: dark gray/blue

Round 3: ice blue

Round 4-5: denim blue

Round 6-8: off-white
Square 3: 

Round 1-2: denim blue

Round 3: off-white

Round 4-5: dark gray/blue

Round 6-8: off-white
Square 4: 

Round 1-2: ice blue

Round 3: denim blue

Round 4-5: dark gray/blue

Round 6-8: off-white
Square 5: 

Round 1-2: dark gray/blue

Round 3: denim blue

Round 4-5: ice blue

Round 6-8: off-white
Square 6: 

Round 1-2: ice blue

Round 3: dark gray/blue

Round 4-5: denim blue

Round 6-8: off-white
ASSEMBLY OF SQUARES:

See diagram M.1 and M.2. 

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BLANKET:

Crochet a total of 30 squares, 5 of each color combination – see above. 
SQUARE:

With 1 strand Karisma and hook size 5 mm / H/8 ch 4 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.

ROUND 1: ch 4 (= 1 dc + 1ch), * 1 dc in ring, ch 1 *, repeat from *-* a total of 7 times, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 8 dc. 

REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
ROUND 2: ch 3 (= 1 dc), 1 dc in the first ch, but wait with last pull-through (= 2 sts on hook), 1 dc in the same ch, but wait with last pull-through (= 3 sts on hook), 1 YO round hook, pull hook through all 3 sts = 1 st on hook (= 1 dc-group). Work * ch 1, 1 dc in next ch, but wait with last pull-through (= 2 sts on hook), 1 dc in the same ch, but wait with last pull-through (= 3 sts on hook), 1 YO round hook, pull hook through all 3 sts = 1 st on hook (= 1 dc-group), ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, but wait with last pull-through (= 2 sts on hook), 1 dc in the same dc, but wait with last pull-through (= 3 sts on hook), 1 YO round hook, pull hook through all 3 sts = 1 st on hook (= 1 dc-group) *. 

Repeat from *-* around, and finish with 1 dc-group in last ch, ch 1 and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 16 dc-groups. Cut the yarn.
ROUND 3: Change color. Ch 4, * 3 dc in next ch, ch 1 *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 2 dc in last ch 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Cut the yarn.
ROUND 4: Change color. Work ch 1, 1 sc in first ch, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch, ch 3, 1 sc in the same ch, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch, ch 7, 1 sc in the same ch, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch, *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round (= 4 ch-spaces with 7 ch in each = corners).
ROUND 5: ch 1, 1 sc in first sc from last round, * skip the 3-ch-space, in the next 3-ch-loop crochet as follows: 4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc. Skip the next 3-ch-space, 1 sc in next sc, skip the next 3-ch-space, in 7-ch-space in corner work as follows: 6 dc, ch 2, 6 dc. Skip the next 3-ch-space, 1 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-*, ending with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round. Cut the yarn.
ROUND 6: Change color. * 1 dc (= replace first time with 3 ch) in first sc, ch 3, 1 sc in ch in the 8-dc-group, ch 3, 1 dc in next sc, ch 5, in corner (the 2 ch-space) crochet as follows: 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc, ch 5 *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. 
ROUND 7: * 4 dc (= replace first dc with 3 ch first time) in 3-ch-space, 4 dc in next 3-ch-space, 5 dc in 5-ch-space, in corner (the 3-ch-space) work as follows: 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, 5 dc in next 5-ch-space *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. 
ROUND 8: ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 16 dc, * in corner (the 2-ch-loop) crochet as follows: 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc. Then 1 sc in the next 24 dc * repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sc in each of the last 8 sc, 1 sl st in first ch from beg of round.

Cut the yarn. Fasten all thread ends. 
ASSEMBLY:

Place the squares as shown in M.1 with 5 squares horizontally and 6 squares vertically – see above! Crochet squares tog with off-white and hook size 5 mm / H/8 as shown in M.2 – crochet them tog vertically first and then horizontally.