Part 1


September is finally upon us, and I’m already dreaming of days at the beach. I grew up in the Puget Sound, and now that I’ve moved inland I find myself really missing the water. To tide me over (pun intended!), I’m hosing an ocean-themed blanket crochet along here at Two Hearts Crochet. But of course, you probably already knew that!

The Marine Life blanket CAL is a 15-part blanket crochet along that will take us all the way into December. It’s a great project to make as a Christmas present for a friend or loved one! To read more about the CAL’s schedule, click here.

New to graphghans? That’s okay! Click here to learn more about Graphghan Boot Camp: a self-paced, online course that will teach you everything you need to know to make this project (and even design your own).

This week, we’re starting Part 1 of the CAL. The first square is one of my favorites of the entire project, and it features two adorable and cheery yellow starfish!


To make this square, you’ll need Stylecraft Special DK yarn in Duck Egg and Sunshine. For a full list of colors for the CAL, click here.

Don’t forget: I’ve used C2C, Stylecraft Special DK yarn, and a G/4.00mm hook. You can use whichever hook, stitch, or yarn you please, but note that your finished project size may differ from mine.

For this CAL, I’ve made graphs with arrows designed for use with the C2C or mini C2C stitch. There are two versions of the graph: a left-handed version (start in the lower left-hand corner) and a right-handed version (start in the lower right-hand corner). Note that there are no written instructions for this CAL, just graphs!

Update as of 09/10/2018: There was an error on the left-handed version of the graph with the arrows. I have fixed that error, so the arrows are now going in the correct direction. They will be correct for all future graphs for this CAL. 

Click here to download the graph for Part 1 of the Marine Life blanket.

I’m very pleased with how this square turned out. The contrast between the bold yellow and the light blue makes for crisp detail, and I love how sweet the starfish are. Don’t they just look adorable?


Part 2 will be posted next Friday, September 14th.

For part 2, you will need Stylecraft Special DK in colors Storm Blue (background color), Royal, Duck Egg, Grey and Black. See you then!

6 thoughts on “Part 1

  1. Alas my computer was wonky also! I finally have your posted instructions and look forward to starting this beautiful afghan! Thank you Alex for your wonderful ideas!

  2. Am I wonky or are the arrows wrong for the left handed chart? They seem to be coming at each other instead of flowing. I do so appreciate the chart for us leftys! (If I’m wrong then I’m really confused!)

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