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Crochet baby blankets are a timeless and practical gift for any newborn. Not only do they provide warmth and comfort, but they can also become cherished heirlooms. The Marina Wave Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern is perfect for both beginners and experienced crocheters alike. The simple yet elegant design features a combination of basic crochet stitches to form a gentle wave stitch and is easily customizable to match any nursery decor by changing yarn colors. Whether you’re making it for your own little one or as a thoughtful gift, this baby blanket is sure to be treasured for years to come. So grab your crochet hook and let’s get started!
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This pattern uses 3 colors, Color A and Color B, are the 2 colors used in the waves. Color C, is the accent color that is used between the waves and on the border of the blanket.
The colors used in the model in the picture are from Caron Simply Soft. The colors are as follows:
- Color A: Robin’s Egg
- Color B: Blue Mint
- Color C: Sunshine
Other Color Choice Options
There are plenty of options available for this pattern, I’ve put together a couple of ideas below for the Caron Simply Soft Yarn. You could also use Loops & Threads Soft and Shiny if you are looking for a comparable yarn that is like Simply Soft.
The wave stitch is a repeat of 14 stitches, and each wave repeat will add about 4 inches onto the width of the blanket.
The repeat of this pattern is a 10 row repeat with color A being the first 3 rows of the repeat, Color C being the next 2 rows of single crochet, and Color B being the following 3 rows. The color changes back again to C for another 2 rows of single crochet before starting over with color A.
The body of the blanket ends with a repeat of the Color A. So Color A should be the first and last set of wave blocks in the body of the pattern.
Color Change in Last Stitch Before Row:
Changing the color can be done by swapping out the yarn for the new color right before the last step of the last stitch in the row before the color change. After pulling through the new color on the last stitch, continue the next row as normal. A demonstration of this can be found in the video pattern tutorial at timestamp 16:35.
Pattern Video Tutorial
Marina Wave Baby Blanket Pattern:
- This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
- Initial chains at the start of a row do not count as a stitch.
- If you want to change the size the initial chain is multiples of 14 (wave) + 5(end) + 1(turning chain) Each 14 stitch multiple will add about 4” in width.
- The finished size is 34 inches x 34 inches (~1.073 yards of yarn per square inch)
- The foundation chain is created using a hook size .5 mm bigger than the hook used for the rest of the pattern.
- The best way to change the color of the yarn is to not fully complete the last stitch of the row before the color change. Switch the yarn when you are going to pull up the last loop to complete the last stitch.
- Weaving in ends as you go is recommended to avoid a high number of tails to weave before the border can be done.
- Washing: When washing this it is best to wash in cold water on delicate cycle and hang/layout to dry or dry on low temperature in a dryer. Mesh wash bags can also be used to help prevent pilling in the future.
Gauge: 14 stitches x 8 rows of double crochet = 4” x 4”
- Medium #4 worsted weight yarn ~ 1240 yards total
- Color A: ~ 430 yards
- Color B: ~ 390 yards
- Color C: ~ 420 yards
- Yarn Used: Caron Simply Soft 2 skeins of each color: Blue Mint, Robins Egg, Sunshine
- 6.00mm (J) crochet hook (for foundation chain only)
- 5.50mm (I) crochet hook
- Optional 5.00mm hook for border on the sides
- Yarn needle to weave in ends.
Crochet Abbreviations Used (US Terms):
- ch – chain
- st – stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tr – triple crochet
- 2x – two times
- 3x – three times
- 7x – seven times
- 8x – eight times
Special Stitch Instructions
[sc in next stitch] 3x, [hdc in next stitch] 2x, [dc in next stitch] 2x, [tr in next stitch] 3x, [dc in next stitch] 2x, [hdc in next stitch] 2x
(6.00mm hook): Foundation Chain: Ch 118
5.50 mm hook:
Row 1 (Color A): (working in the back bump) hdc in the 2nd ch from hook, hdc all the way across the foundation chain (117 stitches)
Row 2 (Color A): ch 2, turn, hdc in 1st stitch, wave st 8x, [sc in the next st] 3x, hdc in the last st (117 stitches)
Row 3 (Color A): ch 2, turn, hdc in 1st stitch, hdc all across (117 stitches)
Rows 4 – 5 (Color C): ch 1, turn, sc in 1st stitch, sc all across (117 stitches)
Row 6 (Color B): Repeat row 3
Row 7 (Color B): ch 2, dc in 1st stitch, [tr in next stitch] 3x, [dc in next stitch] 2x, [hdc in next stitch] 2x, wave st 7x, [sc in next st] 3x, [hdc in next st] 2x, [dc in next st] 2x, [tr in next stitch] 3x, dc in the last stitch (117 stitches)
Row 8 (Color B): Repeat row 3
Rows 9 – 10 (Color C): Repeat rows 4 and 5
Row 11 (Color A): Repeat row 3
Row 12 (Color A): Repeat row 2
Row 13 (Color A): Repeat row 3
Rows 14 – 15 (Color C): Repeat rows 4 and 5
Row 16 (Color B): Repeat row 3
Row 17 (Color B): Repeat row 7
Row 18 (Color B): Repeat row 3
Rows 19 – 20 (Color C): Repeat rows 4 and 5
Rows 21 – 100: Repeat rows 11 – 20 8 times
Row 101 – 103: Repeats rows 11 – 13
Tie off and weave in ends all ends before moving onto the border.
Border (Color C):
Border Round 1 (Color C): Pull up a loop in any corner of the blanket, chain 1, and sc 3x into that same corner space. Work 1 sc into each stitch as evenly as possible. (Generally 1 sc per end of each row for the sides of the blanket and 1 sc per stitch for each end of the blanket.) Work 3 sc into each corner as you go around. Join with a sl st to the starting sc of the border round.
Border Round 2 (Color C): chain 1 and turn your work, work 1 hdc into each stitch of border round 1 and hdc 3x into each corner as you go around. Join with a sl st to the starting hdc of the border round 2.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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