Turtle Beach by June Gilbank

Turtle Beach

March 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
1 repeat = 4 inches
in 1 wave repeat
5.0 mm (H)
80 - 1400 yards (73 - 1280 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Ribbed Ripple / Turtle Beach is an original crochet pattern by June Gilbank.

The gentle waves of this ripple are highlighted by the ribs at the edge of each stripe. The Ribbed Ripple stitch pattern works up into a beautiful blanket with a wave stripe repeat in any 2 (or more) colours, or make the Turtle Beach version with sand and sea colours, either as an afghan square, a playmat for aquatic toys, or a full blanket.

Yarn: worsted weight yarn
• approx 75m/80yds total for a 10”square
• approx 1300m/1400yds for a 3ft x 4ft blanket

Hook: H US/5mm crochet hook

Size: any size blanket/square of your choice, but the pattern includes specifics to make a 10”/25.5cm square and a 3ft x 4ft (36x48”, 91x122cm) blanket.

Please note: to complete a Turtle Beach blanket, you’ll also need some turtles (pictured in some of the photos here). The Baby Sea Turtle Collection pattern is for sale separately, from my shop. They are not included as part of this pattern.

This free pattern includes specific instructions to make a 10” Turtle Beach square, my Ribbed Ripple stitch pattern (written and charted), and general instructions for making a larger Turtle Beach blanket.

The PDF version, Ribbed Ripple / Turtle Beach (available for any size donation from the link on the pattern’s webpage), also includes lots of valuable bonus content:

  • 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 – and there are lots more applications.
  • Any-size modification instructions, so you can make any size afghan square, a baby blanket, or even a huge blanket to fit a king-sized bed!
  • NEW: A two-page appendix of extra bonus content: popular modification ideas (including the puffy 3-dimensional seafoam addition to the blanket shown in the last photo in the image gallery, my favourite way to attach the turtles, and more) and troubleshooting tips for the blanket and turtles.

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