Rows of flowers and double crochet stitches in peach, bluish-green and cream colors gave this crochet blanket it's name: Coral Reef. The flower stitches look complex but are actually very simple! This easy crochet blanket is really just a clever placement of double crochets!
You can make this blanket as a baby blanket, like you see in my photos. Or, keep adding rows to make it longer into a Lap-ghan!
1 skein each of three different colors in worsted weight yarn
5mm/H8 Crochet Hook
Gauge: 1.5" from petal to petal
Size: 30" x 33"
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and across. Change color to begin next row.
Row 2: ch 2, turn, dc in next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook of the ch 3 just made (petal made), *dc3tog using next 3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook of the ch 3 just made (second petal made), repeat from * across to last 2 dc, dc2tog using last 2 dc
Row 3: ch 3, turn, dc in 1 stitch directly beneath ch 3, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook of the ch 3 just made, *sk next chsp, 3 dc in top of dc3tog cluster from previous row, repeat from * across to end. 2 dc in tch, change color
Row 4: ch 2, turn, dc in next dc and across
Repeat rows 2-4 for pattern to desired length
dc - double crochet
tch - turning chain
ch - chain
dc3tog - double crochet 3 together
dc2tog - double crochet 2 together