Waves Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern Notes

Drops Big Merino 380 gr (8 balls, 50 gr each)

50gr ball length is 75 meters

Size of the blanket: 60cm by 76cm (23.6 by 29.9 inches)

Hook size 6mm (H8)

Slst = slip stitch

Sc = single crochet 

chst = chain stitch

dc = double crochet

RS = right side

WS = wrong side

Notes for the pattern:

If you prefer PDF version, you could have it from here.

Note 1: If you decide to crochet different number of figures, you need to allow 17 stitches for one wave and add 3 stitches at the end. For example, if you would like to have 5 repeats, then multiply 17 times 5, which gives 85 stitches. To these 85 stitches, you need to add 3 more which brings you to chain of 88.

Note 2: When working on a row with double crochet the very first chain does not count as a stitch. That means you start the row by chain 1 or 2 (whichever seems better and does not pull the side – I did ch1 but with thinner yarn you may need ch2). After that chain you will work the very first double crochet in the very first stitch. I crochet this way to avoid gaps at the start of the rows.

Note 3: At the last few pages there is explanation for crocheting sampler wave stitch should you wish to test the size. There is also a note on working in the back loops or front loops only. These are supported by images.

Waves Blanket Pattern

Chain 91

Wide border at the beginning

Row 1: Work 1dc in the third chain from the hook, then 1dc in each chain until the end (88dc in total for the row). Ch1 and turn

Row 2 (RS): Work 1dc in the first stitch, then work 1dc in the back loop until you have just one stitch left. Work the last dc through both loops (88dc in total). Ch1 and turn

Row 3 (WS): Work 1dc in the first stitch, then work 1dc in the front loop until you have just one stitch left. Work the last dc through both loops (88dc in total). Ch1 and turn

Row 4 (RS): Work 1dc in the first stitch, then work 1dc in the back loop until you have just one stitch left. Work the last dc through both loops (88dc in total). Ch1 and turn

Row 5 (WS): Work 1dc in the first stitch, then work 1dc in the front loop until you have just one stitch left. Work the last dc through both loops (88dc in total). Ch1 and turn

Row 6 (RS): Work 1dc in the first stitch, then work 1dc in the back loop until you have just one stitch left. Work the last dc through both loops (88dc in total). Ch1 and turn.

Row 7 (WS): Work sc through both loops, then sc in the front loop until you have only 1 stitch left. Work that list sc stitch through both loops.

With this we have finished the border of the blanket. From Row 8 we will work

Body of the blanket

Row 8: Ch1, 1dc in the first stitch, then 9dc in the back loop only – 10dc in total (this is right hand side border). Now work 2dc in the next 3 stitches; skip one stitch and work *1dc in the next, skip one*. Work 5 times from * to *.

Then work {2dc in each of the next 6 stitches (12 in total); skip one stitch and work *1dc in the next, skip one*. Work 5 times from * to *}. Repeat all in the curly brackets from {to} until you have 13 stitches let on the row.

Finish the row by 2dc in the next 3 stitches, then 1dc in the next 9 stitches but at the back loop only finishing the last dc through both loops. Ch1 and turn.

Row 9: Sc in the first stitch; sc in the next 9 stitches but front loop only (that’s 10 stitches in total). Continue working sc through both loops now until you have only 10 stitches left. Then work again sc in the next 9 front loops and the 10th is worked through both loops.

Repeat Rows 8 and 9 until you reach row number 32. Then we work the wide border again.

Ending of the blanket

Row 33 (RS): Work 1dc in the first stitch, then work 1dc in the back loop until you have just one stitch left. Work the last dc through both loops (88dc in total). Ch1 and turn

Row 34 (WS): Work 1dc in the first stitch, then work 1dc in the front loop until you have just one stitch left. Work the last dc through both loops (88dc in total). Ch1 and turn

Row 35 (RS): Work 1dc in the first stitch, then work 1dc in the back loop until you have just one stitch left. Work the last dc through both loops (88dc in total). Ch1 and turn

Row 36 (WS): Work 1dc in the first stitch, then work 1dc in the front loop until you have just one stitch left. Work the last dc through both loops (88dc in total). Ch1 and turn

Row 37 (RS): Work 1dc in the first stitch, then work 1dc in the back loop until you have just one stitch left. Work the last dc through both loops (88dc in total). Ch1 and turn.

Row 38 (WS): Work sc through both loops, then sc in the front loop until you have only 1 stitch left. Work that list sc stitch through both loops.

Border around the blanket:

*Ch3, 2dc in the same stitch, skip 2dc stitches and slst in the third*. Repeat from * to * all the way around the blanket joining the ends by slst. Wave in the ends.

How to crochet small sampler to test size and tension if you like
The pattern requires 17sts +3.

Chain 37 (this is 2*17=34 and then add 3 bringing us to 37)

Row 1 (RS): 1dc in third ch from the hook, then 2dc in the next 2ch (this will make 6dc in over 3 ch stitches). Then skip one chain and work *1dc in the next ch, skip one ch*. Repeat from * to * 5 times in total. Then work 2dc in the next 6 chains (that’s 12dc over 6 chain stitches)

Row 3 (RS): Ch3 and work 1dc in the first stich. Then work by 2dc in the next 2st (6dc over 3 stitches). Then skip one chain and work *1dc in the next ch, skip one ch*. Repeat from * to * 5 times in total. Then work 2dc in the next 6 chains (that’s 12dc over 6 chain stitches)

Repeat row 2 and 3 as many times as you like.

Crochet in the back or front loops only

To crochet we normally insert the hook through both loops, front and back. To work through the back loop we insert the hook only through those loops which are further away from you (marked with blue arrow on the picture).

To work in the front loop we would insert the hook in the loops nearest to us (those marked with red arrows).

 

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