Part 9


Another Friday, another square for the Marine Life CAL!

This week, we’re making one of my favorite squares of the blanket: the manta ray! This little guy is actually pretty easy to make–he only starts to get a little challenging when you get to his spots. Other than that, the color changes are pretty simple, and the end result is absolutely darling!

I particularly love how using the Petrol color in his design helps tie in the blanket’s border color!


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, White, Petrol, Grey, and Black. 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 9 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 10 will be posted next Friday, November 9th.

For Part 10, you will need Stylecraft Special DK in colors Duck Egg (background color), Black and White.

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