We’ve all had one of those tropical holidays from our distant past, remembering the sandy beaches and gazing out across blue lagoons to the white surf and those perfect sunny azure skies.
Eleonora Tully has taken this exact inspiration for her ‘Tropical Shores’ blanket from a past idyllic holiday on the beautiful island of Moorea in French Polynesia.
Utilising the Big Value DK 50g range with colours such as Emerald, Lime, Turquoise, Jade and Mustard to emulate the tropical colours of Eleonora’s holiday photos from that tranquil setting, she’s created the picture-perfect blanket for a staycation beach trip.
Over the next six weeks we will be revealing step-by-step instructions to make this delightful blanket. Find updates on social media and our website. We will be using eight different colours of King Cole Big Value DK 50g available from all good yarn retailers. Amounts are approximate and your results may vary.
White 4020 x 5
Turquoise 4044 x 4
Sand 4022 x 3
Jade 4046 x 3
Mustard 4026 x 3
Lime 4049 x 3
Saxe 4040 x 3
Emerald 4050 x 3
Other Materials: 4.5mm hook (or hook to match tension), stitch markers, yarn needle, and scissors.
The finished pattern is approximately 106x130cm or 42x51in.
TROPICAL SHORES CROCHET ALONG BLANKET – WEEK ONE
WEEK 1 | TROPICAL BEACH | ROUNDS 1-10
WEEK 1 | TROPICAL BEACH | ROUNDS 11-13
WEEK 2 | TROPICAL SEAS
WEEK 3 | COCONUT SQUARES
WEEK 3 | SHELL SQUARES
WEEK 4 | TROPICAL VIEWS
WEEK 5 | PALM TREES ALONG THE SHORE
FINAL WEEK 6 | JOINING THE SQUARES AND THE BORDER – UPDATED