Sea Life C2C Blanket Graphgan free crochet pattern

Jul 22, 2021 | Crochet patterns

The Sea Life C2C Blanket is a free corner to corner crochet pattern for a fun sea themed graphgan by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Sea Life C2C Blanket free crochet pattern

The Sea Life crochet blanket is made up of a total of 13 squares with 12 FREE crochet graph patterns provided! I made 1 additional Fish C2C square for my blanket in different colors.

My Sea Life crochet blanket features a large whale for the center of the blanket. I wanted him to be the central focus of my blanket. However, you could decide to replace the whale c2c square with 4 of the smaller squares instead.

This sea life crochet blanket is so versatile! You could decide to make all fish squares in different colors or a different combination of squares – it’s entirely up to you! If you had a mermaid and sea turtle lover mix and match squares to make a truly one-of-a kind blanket.

This blanket is a fantastic way to use up your stash, too! This is a fun way to use up scrap amounts of yarn for each square as well.

Add a pillow to match your blanket – the whale square ends up being 18″x18″ which would make a wonderful addition and the perfect set.

These squares would make fun summer wall hangings, too! So many different things you can do with these squares and I love how quickly they work up – each make a fantastic evening project for quick gratification.

Sea Life Crochet Blanket Squares 

You can find all 12 of the Sea Life Crochet Blanket Squares free on the blog!

Each square is crocheted using the Mini (hdc) Corner to Corner (c2c) Crochet color work technique. Using hdc c2c, my finished blanket ended up at 41″ x 41″. If you wanted a larger finished blanket, use the standard dc c2c technique.

If you have never worked the corner to corner crochet color work method before I have all the tutorials you need to get started.

Basic C2C tutorial
Mini (hdc) c2c tutorial
How to Change Colors in C2C
How to Carry Colors in C2C
How to Add a Border in C2C
How to Read Graphs in C2C

  1. Fish C2C Square 
  2. Whale C2C Square
  3. Crab C2C Square
  4. Seahorse C2C Square
  5. Octopus C2C Square
  6. Starfish C2C Square
  7. Stingray C2C Square
  8. Sea Turtle C2C Square
  9. Mermaid C2C Square
  10. Jellyfish C2C Square
  11. Conch Shell C2C Square
  12. Clam Pearl Shell C2C Square

I used Yarnspirations’ Caron Simply Soft yarn for my blanket – I love how soft this yarn is which is perfect for blankets. However, you could certainly substitute your favorite medium worsted #4 weight yarn to get a similar result.

Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself. This post may contain affiliate links that if you make a purchase at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. 

Yarn details to make blanket with border:

Soft Blue 19.8 oz / 1040 yards
Plum 2.3 oz / 121 yards
Orchid 0.4 oz / 21 yards
Black 0.22 oz /12 yards
White 3.7 oz / 195 yards
Soft Pink 1.55 oz / 82 yards
Watermelon 1.4 oz / 74 yards
Royal Blue 4.21 oz / 222 yards
Cool Green 1.15 oz / 61 yards
Harvest Red 0.4 oz / 21 yards
Pistachio 0.25 oz / 14 yards
Off White 1.3 oz / 69 yards
Sunshine 1.5 oz / 79 yards

Totals: 38.18 oz / 2005 yards

Sea Life C2C Crochet Blanket Border

Before joining my squares together, I crocheted 1 round of single crochet evenly around each square. This makes joining your squares much easier. I have a tutorial for adding a border to a c2c project.

Sea Life Crochet Blanket Border

Once my squares had a single crochet border, I shuffled the squares around to find my favorite placement. Then I used the mattress seam stitch to sew my squares together. I joined the squares from the right to the left. First I joined row 1 together – crab, jellyfish, conch shell & purple fish. Then I joined the seahorse & octopus. Once they were joined, I added the bottom of the whale to the top of the seahorse & octopus. Then joined the mermaid and sea turtle together. Once they were together I joined the top of the whale to the bottom of those squares. Then I joined the right edge of the sea turtle, whale and seahorse to the left edge of the crab, jellyfish, conch shell & purple fish. Then I joined the pink fish, starfish, clam shell & stingray. Once they were joined together, I joined that panel with the left edge of the mermaid, whale and octopus. I recommend using stitch markers on the corners to mark each corner of your square as you are joining.

I wanted a quick yet unique border that would look like curling ocean waves. The Curling Waves Crochet Border looks just like curling waves or whitecaps. The perfect border for a sea themed throw!

And, the Curling Waves Border is just two rounds so you can finish your blanket quickly! Even though this border may look complicated it is just two rounds – a base of single crochet + chains and then a second round which makes the waves. The waves consist of double crochets worked over a previous dc post. I have a complete photo and video tutorial for the Curling Waves Border or you can also find it on my YouTube channel. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.

Total blanket size with border ended up at 41″ x 41″. Perfect size for a baby blanket!

Sea Life Crochet Blanket

This Sea Life C2C Blanket is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF! You can purchase the Sea Life C2C Throw which includes the patterns for ALL 12 squares, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!!

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Each square is also available for individual purchase for a small fee but you can purchase the complete set for a reduced cost! If you purchase each graph individually your cost would be $23.88. Purchase now for just $9.99 – a savings of almost $14.00! Thank you so much for supporting my work! 

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sea c2c blanket free pattern

Sea Life C2C Crochet Blanket Border

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Yardage for complete blanket + border:

Caron Simply Soft Weight 4/Medium (100% acrylic, 6 oz/315 yds)

  • Soft Blue 19.8 oz / 1040 yards
  • Plum 2.3 oz / 121 yards
  • Orchid 0.4 oz / 21 yards
  • Black 0.22 oz /12 yards
  • White 3.7 oz / 195 yards
  • Soft Pink 1.55 oz / 82 yards
  • Watermelon 1.4 oz / 74 yards
  • Royal Blue 4.21 oz / 222 yards
  • Cool Green 1.15 oz / 61 yards
  • Harvest Red 0.4 oz / 21 yards
  • Pistachio 0.25 oz / 14 yards
  • Off White 1.3 oz / 69 yards
  • Sunshine 1.5 oz / 79 yards

Totals: 38.18 oz / 2005 yards

Approximate finished size:  41” x 41” square including border

Abbreviations:

B = blue
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sp = space
WS = wrong side
RS = right side

Recommended Tutorials:

How to add a border to C2C projects
Curling Waves Crochet Border Tutorial

Written instructions:

With Color B, work 1 round of sc border evenly around outside of each individual square.

Join squares with desired method.  I used the mattress seam stitch to join my squares together.  Joining from right to left order:

Crab, Jellyfish, Conch Shell, Purple Fish.
Seahorse, Octopus
Top of Seahorse & Octopus to bottom of Whale
Sea Turtle, Mermaid
Bottom of Sea Turtle & Mermaid to top of Whale
Right side of Seahorse, Whale & Sea Turtle to left side of Crab, Jellyfish, Conch Shell, Purple Fish
Pink Fish, Starfish, Clam Shell & Stingray
Left side of Mermaid, Whale & Octopus to right side of Pink Fish, Starfish, Clam Shell & Stingray.

Note:  When joining squares together, be sure that RS of square is facing right direction! 

Blanket Border

Round 1:  With RS facing and using Color B, work 1 round of sc around outside edge of blanket.  For border you will need stitch multiples of 4 + 1 in each corner of the blanket

Round 2: With slip stitch join to first sc of round, change to Color RB, ch 1,  1 sc in same st, [*ch 3, sk next 3 sts, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to corner, ch 3, sc in next st,] repeat from [ to ] 3 times, sl st to first st.

Round 3:  With Color W, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *ch 1, 1 dc into next ch sp, ch 1, work 7 dc over stem of dc just made, 1 sc in next sc st,* repeat from * to * end, sl st to first st.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

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Sea Life C2C Blanket free crochet pattern

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

2 Comments

  1. Crystal

    These squares are all adorable and come together in the cutest blanket!

    • Tonya Bush

      Thank you so much Crystal ❤️😊