I am so excited to release the finished “Flocking to the Beach” lapghan. I am even more excited that I tied up all my loose ends in time to pack it into the car for my family’s road trip along the coast. This crocheted corner to corner lapghan is dying to see the beach and a campfire.
If you have been following along with us, you’ll remember that my oldest turned four a few weeks ago and after much debate we landed on a Flamingo/Pineapple party. I had no idea my daughter was so trendy, but it did make shopping a breeze. As I gathered all our supplies and goodies I fell in love with the colors and the summer vibes. Well, as you can see, it inspired this fun, bold, and trendy blanket that is an instant favorite in our household.
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The finished lapghan is just shy of 4 feet by 4 feet.
- Bright Yellow, Red Heart Super Savor 1 Skein
- Petal Pink, Red Heart Super Savor 1 Skein
- Pretty ‘n Pink, Red Heart Super Savor 1 Skein
- Spring Green, Red Heart Super Savor 1 Skein
- Turqua, Red Heart Super Savor 1 Skein
- White, Red Heart Super Savor 2 Skeins for the whole blanket
- Size I (5.25mm) crochet hook
- Flamingo Block
- Flip Flops Block
- Palm Tree Block
- Pineapple Block
- Tapestry Needle
- SC- single crochet
- DC – double crochet
- SK – skip stitch
- CH – chain
- SL ST – slip stitch
- TCB – treble crochet bobble – see special instructions in round 6.
Second, I did a quick whip stitch to attach the blocks together. Usually, I am aiming for a seamless stitch, but this is such a bold and colorful blanket I thought it would be fun to have a little texture between the blocks so the whip stitch was a quick and easy choice.
Round 1: Attach your white yarn anywhere along your blanket. CH 3 and Double crochet in every stitch around. In each corner you will 1DC, CH3 and 1DC. Each side should have a total of 129 stitches, *this is important for following rounds. SL ST to the 3CH of your first stitch and cut yarn.
Round 2: Attach the pretty ‘n pink yarn. 1SC (going under stitch instead of into it), CH2, SK 3 DC and 1SC in-between stitches making groups of 3DC. In the corner spaces; 1SC, CH3, 1SC. SL ST into the first CH on your beginning CH3. Tie off dark pink yarn.
Round 3: Attach your white yarn into the first chain 2 space after a corner. CH 3. 2DC into the same CH 2 space. 3DC into every CH 2 space all around the blanket. In the corner spaces 3DC, CH 3, 3DC. SL ST to the top of your first CH 3. Tie off white yarn.
Round 4: Repeat round 2, but with the petal pink yarn.
Round 5: Repeat round 3, with the white yarn. Do not tie off white yarn. You should be in the fourth DC from the corner. SL ST to the correct DC if not. CH 2.
Round 6: With bright yellow yarn CH 1 more. Treble crochet bobble (TCB) while carrying along the white yarn along. Drop your yellow yarn and 5DC while carrying the yellow yarn. On the fifth DC do not pull through the last two loops with your white yarn, but change colors to the yellow yarn. Continue all around the blanket like this. When you get to the corners you will have 4DC to finish the side of the blanket and in the CH3 spaces from the previous round, you will 3DC, CH3, 3DC. 4DC into the DCs from the previous round and your first TCB will go into the fifth DC from the corner. SL ST to the first chain. Tie off both yellow and white yarn.
TREBLE CROCHET BOBBLE: Yarn over twice. Pull through two loops. Pull through two loops. Two loops left on your hook. Yarn over two times. Pull through two loops. Pull through two loops. Three loops left on your hook. Yarn over two times. Pull through two loops. Pull through two loops. Four loops left on your hook. Yarn over twice. Pull through two loops. Pull through two loops. Five loops left on your hook. Yarn over ONCE and pull through all five loops.
Round 7: Attach the spring green yarn after the third DC from the corner. CH 2. SC into the top of the yellow TCB. CH 3 and SC back into the same TCB. CH 4 and SC back into the same TCB. CH 3 and SC back into the same TCB. CH 2, SK 5 and SC into the next TCB. Continue all around the blanket.
In the corners: after the last TCB CH 2 and SC after the fourth DC of the previous round. CH 2, SK 3 and 1 SC, CH 3, 1 SC into the corner CH 3 space of the previous round. CH 2, SK 3, 1SC. CH 2 and SK 4. SC into the top of the TCB stitch. SL to the first chain of the round. Tie off green yarn.
Round 8: Attach the white yarn into a CH 2 space. CH 3 and 2DC into the same CH 2 space. 3 DC into the back of the “leaves” from the previous round. See picture below. 3 DC into the CH 2 spaces. Continue all around the blanket. In the corners; 3DC, CH3, 3DC. SL ST to the beginning chain 3. Do not tie off white yarn. CH 1.
Round 9: Repeat round 2 with the white yarn. Do not tie off white yarn.
Round 10: CH 3, two more DC into the same CH2 space. 3DC into every CH 2 space all around the blanket. In the corners; 3DC, CH3, 3DC. SL ST to the begging CH 3. Tie off white yarn.
Round 11: Round 2 with the turqua yarn. Tie off and weave in all your ends.
How cute is that border!? How cute is that blanket!? I hope you all had as much fun as I did making this corner to corner lapghan. Make sure you tag CoffeeandCrochetGoals in your finished projects. Now if you don’t mind, I have a bonfire on the beach calling my name and the perfect blanket to snuggle under.