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Across the Pond Crochet Pattern

Lounge by the sea with this Across the Pond Crochet Pattern! This throw is inspired by the ever relaxing and ebbing waves of the ocean. The unique crochet v-stitch gives this throw a beautiful texture that compliments its bold blue and brown color scheme. If you're looking for crochet blanket patterns for men, this pattern would be a great option! It's gender neutral, so everyone in your family will be fighting to snuggle with it!

Intermediate

Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Soft®: 3 balls each 1882 Toast A, 4601 Off White B, and 9851 Royal Blue C
  • Crochet hook: 6mm [J-10 US]
  • Yarn needle

Size: Throw measures 48” wide x 60” long (122 x 152.5 cm)

Gauge: 2 pattern repeats = 5” (12.5 cm) in pattern; 6 rows = 4” (10 cm) in V-st. Note: One pattern repeat consists of one fan and one single crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Abbreviations: A , B , C = Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; sp(s) = space(s); st(s) = stitch(es); ( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

Special Stitches: dc4tog = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 4 times, yarn over, draw through all 5 loops on hook. dc9tog = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 9 times, yarn over, draw through all 10 loops on hook. fan = 9 dc in indicated stitch or space. V -st ( V -stitch) = (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch or space.

Color Sequence: Work 13 rows with A , *4 rows with B , 12 rows with C , 4 rows with A *, 12 rows with B , 4 rows with C , 12 rows with A ; repeat from * to * once, 13 rows with B.

Notes:

  1. Throw is worked back and forth in rows. Color is changed as indicated in color sequence.
  2. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Cut old color.

 

THROW: With first color, ch 162.

Row 1 (right side): Working in back bumps, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—161 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn. Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), skip first 2 st, *V-st in next st, skip next 2 st; repeat from * to last 3 sts, V-st in next st, skip next st, dc in last st, turn—53 V-sts and 1 dc at each end.

Rows 4–12: Ch 3, V-st in ch-1 sp of each V-st, dc in top of beginning ch, turn. Note: In Row 13, the “next st” may be a dc or ch-1 space. Across the Pond Crochet Pattern

Row 13: Ch 1, sc in first st, *skip next 3 sts, fan in next st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st; repeat from * across, sc in top of beginning ch, change to next color, turn—21 sc and 20 fans.

Row 14: Ch 3, dc4tog, *ch 3, sc in next st, ch 3, dc9tog; repeat from * 19 times, ch 3, sc in next st, ch 3, dc4tog, dc in top of beginning ch, turn—20 sc and 23 dc.

Row 15: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st, sc in next sc, *fan in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * 19 times, 4 dc in next st, dc in top of beginning ch, turn—20 sc, 19 fans, and 10 dc.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, dc9tog, ch 3, sc in next st; repeat from * across working last sc in top of beginning ch, turn—21 sc and 20 dc.

Row 17: Repeat Row 13; change to next color in last st. Row 18: Repeat Row 14.

Row 18: Repeat Row 14.

Row 19: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, 2 sc in first ch-3 space, sc in next st, *3 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next st; repeat from * across to last ch-3 space, 2 sc in last ch-3 space, sc in last st, sc in top of beginning ch—161 sc. Rows 20–28: Repeat Row 4 nine times. Rows 29–92: Repeat Rows 13–28 four times. Rows 93 and 94: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Weave in ends.

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I was guessing to see a water design and true enough, it is a water design. The waves design in blue, brown and white resembles the water in the pond. Brown waves because sometimes the water in pond gets dirty because of the mud and grime. I can imagine various living things that make the pond their habitat making the pond a very rich source of life. Design wise, the color combination is uniquely outstanding! This Across the Pond Crochet Pattern truly depicts life in the pond. Cheers!

Wow this Across the Pond Crochet Pattern is sweet! I was shocked to read the comments below after I read the pattern. I am guessing this pattern was re-written to fix the problems and I can see this one coming together very nicely! Even though I have not tried this one yet, I do wonder how big of a whole the fan will make? I'll have to make a swatch sample square and check it out. Other then that I'm thinking this will make a very nice afghan. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern.

Appropriate for a boy's room, very masculine. I want to make this but later. I have a bias for vibrant colored afghans so first in the queue are those bright colored ones. Thanks for having the pattern right in front of the page.

This makes for a sweet and snuggly blanket. I gave it four stars because of a re-occurring error. When you start creating row 4 the first time, there isn't a problem with the V stitches. When you proceed from row 19 to row 4 as the pattern says, you can't follow the pattern because it says to put a Vstitch in the chain 1 space of the previous rows Vstitch. The only way to keep the pattern consistent is to go from row 19 to row 3 and follow the pattern from there. Other than that, it's very cute!

Love the pattern.....does not details on "fan Stitch" . Please detail, pattern says (Row 13 Ch 1, sc in first st, skip next 3 sts, fan in next st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st repeat from . Can't wait to start this one.

The fan stitch is 9 double crochet stitches in the same stitch. It's in the special stitches section. I almost missed it too!

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