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I made this baby blanket for my cousin a couple of weeks ago to give to her as a baby shower gift. I really like how it turned out, so I wanted to share the pattern with you!
I have a bad habit of doing a “photo finish” with baby blankets for baby shower gifts in the sense that I never start working on them ahead of time, so it’s usually a mad dash to get them finished on time. I worked on this one into the wee hours of the night before the baby shower, went to bed exhausted, got up that morning still exhausted, finished it up, snapped some pictures, wrapped it up and got ready for the baby shower. Doing this way does not make for a fun, relaxing crochet project, let alone an awake baby shower guest! 😛
And because I finished it at the last minute, I didn’t have time to take pictures of the process, but it is super easy. If you can single crochet and switch colors, I don’t think you’ll have any problems at all! The blanket is worked up using two stands of yarn held together throughout, and the colors are changed over one strand at a time in order for the colors to blend in together. I also didn’t get a chance to figure out the gauge, but since it’s a blanket, it’s not the end of the world if it ends up and inch or two shorter or longer for the width.
The finished blanket size is approximately 30″ x 36″.
Ocean Waves Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
What you’ll need:
- One P / 10 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- 2 skeins each of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aruba Sea (color 1), Delft Blue (color 2) and Lavender (color 3). where to buy
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The entire pattern is worked up using 2 strands of yarn held together.
Start with 2 strands of color 1.
Chain 53 stitches, turn.
Row 1: Starting in the second stitch, single crochet in each stitch across. Chain 1; turn.
Row 2: Single crochet in each stitch across. Switch one strand of color 1 to color 2. Chain 1; turn.
Row 3: Single crochet in each stitch across. Switch the other strand of color 1 to color 2. Chain 1; turn.
Row 4: Single crochet in each stitch across. Chain 1, turn.
Row 5: Single crochet in each stitch across. Switch one strand of color 2 to color 3. Chain 1; turn.
Row 6: Single crochet in each stitch across. Switch the other strand of color 2 to color 3. Chain 1; turn.
Row 7: Single crochet in each stitch across. Chain 1; turn.
Row 8: Single crochet in each stitch across. Switch one strand of color 3 to color 1. Chain 1; turn.
Row 9: Single crochet in each stitch across. Switch the other strand of color 3 to color 1. Chain 1; turn.
Row 10: Single crochet in each stitch across. Chain 1; turn.
Repeat Row 2 to Row 10 until blanket measures almost 36″, then work Row 2 to Row 7.
Border: Single chain around entire blanket twice using two strands of color 2.
If the above instructions are confusing, try the instructions below:
All stitches are single crochet.
Work two rows using color 1.
Switch one strand to color 2 and work one row.
Switch the other strand to color 2 and work two rows.
Switch one strand to color 3 and work one row.
Switch the other strand to color 3 and work two rows.
Switch one strand to color 1 and work one row.
Switch the other strand to color 1 and start again on the first line of these directions.
Keep working until the blanket is approximately 36: and end with two rows of color 3.
Work two rows around the entire blanket.
Feel free to substitute any worsted weight yarn for the Red Heart yarn, and you are not limited to just 3 colors… just work 2 rows of one color, switch one strand to the next color, work one row, switch the other strand for the other color, and repeat with all the colors until the blanket is finished! 🙂
I hope you have enjoyed this free crochet pattern! If you have any thoughts on or questions about this pattern, please leave them in the comments section below!
Just beautiful!!! I will maje it. Thank you!!
You’re welcome Emma; I’m happy you like it! 🙂
What an incredibly beautiful blanket. I love how the colors blend as the rows change colors. I can’t wait to start on this pattern this weekend. Congrats, you’re featured this week on the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party on Organized 31.
Thank you so much Susan! 🙂 I’m flattered you chose this as one of your features this week on #ThisIsHowWeRoll !
Diana Rambles says
Congratulations! This post is going to be featured over at Diana Rambles tomorrow and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest and Tweeted. Please grab a featured button off my button page or via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!
Thanks so much Diana! I’m flattered you chose this as one of your features out of all the wonderful projects that were linked up last week!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern. I used to crochet many years ago. I know this is just the perfect beginner pattern to start to crochet once again.
I will make this babe blanket. May I send you a photo when it’s done?
If yes, is there a Webpage, Facebook page or email that would you like it sent?
You’re very welcome! 🙂 And I’d love to see a photo of the finished blanket! You can post a pic of it to my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ThePaintedHinge/
Would this patten work with a yarn like Bernat baby softee or even a chunkier soft baby yarn? It’s a beautiful pattern!
Yes, this pattern will work with those yarns. The only thing you will need to do is adjust the stitch count if you want the same size blanket by measuring your first row and adjusting the number of stitches accordingly.
Such a great idea the way you switched colors! Just made a baby blanket and sweater set for a baby girl with pink, cream and periwinkle. So adorable! Thanks for sharing!
I’m confused on the two strands. Is it one strand from each skein or two from one skein?
Hi Zaire! 🙂 It’s one strand from each skein.
I’m pretty new at crocheting and was wondering what you do to stop and start the new yarn…..when it’s two different colors in the row…
Hi Jan! 🙂 I simply tie a square knot to join the strands and weave in the ends. There are several other techniques you can use; check out YouTube for demonstrations of the different techniques.
Thank you…..I’m gonna have to try this…..I love the colors and the look.
You’re welcome! Enjoy the pattern! 🙂
Hello – this is such a pretty blanket – beautiful colours. The charity I want to make this for requires their baby blankets to be a minimum of 36 inches square.
What formula would I use to make this blanket another 6 inches wider? Any help you can give me would be appreciated. Thank you for sharing this pattern.
Hi Pamela! I’m glad you like the pattern! 🙂
Add 10 more stitches to the starting chain, making it 63 stitches total. That will get you around the 36″ mark for the width; then just work until you have it 36″ long.
Thanks so much for your reply and help. I look forward to making this blanket.
Where can I find that size P crochet hook?
You should be able to get a size P crochet hook anywhere they sell crochet hooks, but here’s a link to one at Amazon just in case: http://amzn.to/2abNnht They have other size P crochet hooks available on Amazon- I linked this one for you because bamboo hooks are my favorite. 🙂
Carol Kmet says
The colors you chose are exquisite. I received the yarn and plan to start tomorrow. Any suggestions on carrying the yarn throughout the pattern?
Hi Carol! When you say “carry the yarn” do you mean not cutting it? If so, I’ve never tried doing that so I’m afaid I can’t be of any help. So sorry!
I love these Ocean shades! Does it make the blanket heavy/bulky using 2 strands?
Thanks so much Shantel! 🙂 It’s on the heavier side compared to similar baby blankets, but I wouldn’t say it was overly so.
I’d like to make this for a baby due in the summer, but I’m worried it would be too warm. Would it work to use a lighter weight yarn, like sport or DK? If so, any recommendations for hook size? I’m brand-new to crochet. Thanks!
Hi Lori! Yes, this pattern will work fine with a lighter weight yarn, but you will have to add some stitches if you want it to be the same size. Since I’ve never used a lighter weight yarn with this pattern, I can’t recommend a hook size – I’d start with the hook size recommended by the maker of the yarn you want to use, crochet up a swatch and see if you like it. I hope this helps! 🙂
I will try this tonight.
Awesome! 🙂 Enjoy the pattern!
When dropping color one and adding color two is the previous one strand cut and worked over with the two new strands? Hope to try this pattern in soon. Thank you for sharing it.
Yes, you are correct. I’m happy you like the pattern! 😃
I’ve been dying to try this pattern and I finally found all 3 colors today.
My P crochet hook says 11.5mm and my N size says 10mm. I started using the larger P hook and after chaining 53, it only measured about 22″…. I’m so confused!! I would think it would be larger with the 11.5mm hook.
So what would you suggest? Stay with the 11.5 or go with the 10mm? I guess I will just have to chain somewhere around 70 or 80 to get it to be almost 30″
Thank you for the beautiful color combination. I am looking forward to doing it.
Hi Desiree! I’m happy you like the pattern and color combo I came up with! 🙂 Thank you!
I’d make a test swatch with both size hooks, pick the weave you like best, then make a foundation chain in the length you want the blanket, regardless of the # of stitches. We all crochet differently, so it’s not a big deal if you got a different size stitch count than I did – what’s important is that you get the size blanket you want.
I hope that helps! If you have any more questions please let me know! 🙂
Chaitra P.M. says
Hi, I liked Ocean Waves Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern a lot. Is the video available anywhere. Kindly, let me know if it is there.
Hi Charita! I don’t make crochet videos because I am left-handed and I’m afraid that it would confuse people more than anything else. Sorry I can’t help you out.