Part 8


Happy Friday, friends! Today we’re starting Part 8 of the Marine Life CAL, which features a cute little critter that just had to make an appearance on this blanket…a bottlenose dolphin!

From a designer standpoint, I love how this square uses large amounts of both of the blanket’s background colors–I think it really helps tie the whole blanket together!

This particular square is one of the easier ones to make due to fewer color changes (and few colors in general). If you’re just joining in and looking for a square that’s friendly for a C2C beginner, this one would be great!


Fallen a bit behind? No worries! You can find all of the parts of this blanket on the main project page here–just scroll down to the bottom of the page to see all of the parts of the blanket that are currently available!

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). There’s still plenty of time to sign up and learn!

To make this square, you’ll need Stylecraft Special DK yarn in Storm Blue, Duck Egg, and a tiny bit of Black for the dolphin’s eye. For a full list of colors for the entire 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!

Click here to download the graph for Part 8 of the Marine Life blanket.

I’d love to see photos of your progress as you work on this project! Feel free to share on social media using the hashtag #marinelifecal.


Part 9 will be posted next Friday, November 2nd.

For Part 9, you will need Stylecraft Special DK in colors Storm Blue (background color), White, Petrol, Grey, and a tiny bit of Black.

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