I love the look of ripple blankets, but sometime I don’t like doing complicated increases and decreases. At the Shore Baby Blanket uses an easy crochet waves pattern to create a stunning look!
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Baby blankets are some of my favorite projects to make and gift. This pattern was originally designed for Craftsy.
If you like the look of ripples but want a project that is a little easier to make, I think you’ll enjoy this crochet waves pattern. You still get the undulation of ripples but without the increases and decreases.
I used 3 colors for my version, which means I could carry the yarn up the side and just cover it with the border at the end. Easy peasy.
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At the Shore Baby Blanket
Crochet Waves Pattern by Underground Crafter
This simple crochet waves pattern makes a bold statement without using increases or decreases. This pattern is also available as a Bluprint kit with yarn included.
- Baby Blanket: 44” (112 cm) long x 25.5” (65 cm) unblocked.
- Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Merino Worsted Twist (100% superwash Merino wool, 3.5 oz/100 g/220 yds/201 m) – 2 skeins each in 14-018 Ocean (CA), 14-013 Sky Blue (CB), and 14-002 Taupe Heather (CB), or approximately 440 yds (402 m) in any medium weight yarn.
- US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- 16.5 sts x 8.5 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- BL – back loop only – Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
- CA – Color A
- CB – Color B
- CC – Color C
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- tr – treble (triple) crochet
- Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
- Blanket is crocheted from side to side with ripple pattern forming horizontal rows.
- Change color at the end of every row in the last yarn over of final stitch of row.
- Carry unworked yarn up the side when changing colors. Yarn tails will be covered by border.
- After blanket is finished, rotate it so that the borders are at top and bottom and ripple pattern is vertical.
- With CA, ch 188, or a multiple of 8 sts + 4 sts.
- Set Up Row: Turn, skip first st, sc in next 3 sts, *hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * across, changing to CB in last st. (187 sts)
- Row 1: Turn, ch 4 (counts as tr, here and throughout), trBL in next 2 sts, *dcBL in next st, hdcBL in next st, scBL in next st, hdcBL in next st, dcBL in next st, trBL in next 3 sts; rep from * across, changing to CC in last st.
- Row 2: Turn, ch 1, scBL in first 3 sts, *hdcBL in next st, dcBL in next st, trBL in next st, dcBL in next st, hdcBL in next st, scBL in next 3 sts; rep from * across, changing to CA in last st.
- Rep Rows 1 and 2, changing color in the last yarn over of final st each row, until blanket measures approximately 25” (63.5 cm) long, ending after Row 2 in CA. Fasten off CB and CC.
Border (Side A)
- Row 1: Turn to work along straight edge, ch 2, sc in side of final row, *working over yarn tails, 3 sc in side of next row, sc in side of next row; rep from * across to first row, ch 2, join with sl st to first st from Set Up Row. (Multiple of 4 sts, + 1 st)
- Row 2: (Right Side) Turn to work along straight edge, sl st in ch-2 space, sl st in first sc, ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, 2 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across row. Fasten off CA.
Border (Side B)
- Turn blanket to Wrong Side. Join CA with sl st to CA row on opposite straight edge. Rep Rows 1 & 2. Fasten off CA.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.