Water Arcade by Carolyn Bloom
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Water Arcade

Crochet
October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
Each circle is ~2.5"
3.75 mm (F)
1600 - 2000 yards (1463 - 1829 m)
Yardage for a baby blanket are provided, but this pattern is useful for any weight of yarn and any size of blanket!
US
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Modern quilts are truly a source of inspiration for me. In particular, I love how artists of this craft have taken a skillset of days gone by and modernized the look to appear more contemporary, without sacrificing any of the traditional attention to detail and craftsmanship. This project is a crocheter’s take on these modern quilts, as it combines a bright, cheerful palette with a contemporary geometric pattern. My inspiration for this particular project was the push button water arcade toy of my childhood. I tried to capture the sense of the balls falling through the water by placing the colors in a gradient design. This pattern is perfect for showcasing those gorgeous indie skeins, tucking into beloved minis and/or using up those odds and ends that every crafter seems to accumulate!

Finished Measurements
After Blocking:
37” x 39”

Yarn
For my sample, I chose to make a baby blanket using fingering weight yarn. You can make this design using any weight of yarn, but the yardage provided below is just for a baby blanket using fingering weight. Your yardage requirements will vary depending on your yarn selection and size of blanket.

Canon Hand Dyes, Charles Sock, 80% Merino, 20% Nylon, 395 yards / 100 grams

3 skeins of Watermark

10g Blue, Bleu, Blu mini skein set

Tools
Crochet hook Size F (3.75mm)
Sewing needle
Sewing pins
Blocking mat and wires and pins

Abbreviations
ch chain
sl st slip stitch
sc single crochet
dc double crochet
hdc half double crochet
tr treble crochet

This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
Photo tutorials are provided as are written and charted directions.