Crochet Ocean Waves Baby Blanket

I’ve been eyeing a ripple pattern on Yarnspirations.com for a while called the Red Heart Crochet Ocean Waves Throw Pattern . I loved the look of the steeper waves than the simple ripple pattern that I have here on my site, so I wanted to give it a try. 

I also needed to make a gift for a niece who just had a little boy and thought this might just be the pattern to try out. (I substituted the yarn to make it baby-friendly and more lightweight since summer is coming as well.)

Below is a photo from Yarnspirations and the blanket pattern that I used. I really loved the ocean colors in the deep tones from Red Heart Super Saver in the original pattern. Such a beauty!  

I chose the colors for my version from the Bernat Softee Cotton line of yarn and also because I found a really cute book to go along with the blanket. My ocean waves blanket has more of a beachy baby vibe to it. 

I love matching blankets to books to add to the gift. I think it makes it a little extra special. We have a whole category on our site dedicated to blankets that we have made to match with children’s books if you want to see and need more ideas. 

Tap here to visit the category Blankets with Books.

 

 

I found the book *THE PUFF PUFF FISH, it’s darling by the way, and matched it to the colors I wanted to use for the blanket. 

Let’s get to sharing all the details for the blanket. 

Materials

Bernat Softee Cotton (Tap name of yarn to shop on Yarnspiraitons.com) 

4 skeins Clear White, 1 skein Feathered Gray

Bernat Softee Baby Cotton (Same yarn just labeled as baby) 

1 skein Aqua Mist

Size H, 5.00 mm hook, scissors, tapestry needle

Blanket Size: approximately 36 x 42 inches

Stitches

DOUBLE CROCHET (DC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO pull through two loops on hook, YO pull through remaining two loops.

DOUBLE CROCHET 2 together (DC2TOG): YO, insert hook in st pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops on hook, YO, insert hook in next st and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook. 

Pattern

DOWNLOAD PATTERN HERE FROM YARNSPIRATIONS.COM

I followed the pattern with the exception of working in the back loops only. Since this pattern did not mention a pattern repeat, I chained approximately 160 chains and then undid the extra chains after I had the width I needed. About 36 inches wide. 

If you look through the comments to the Youtube video, there is some good advice about finding the pattern repeat if you are interested and want to use their suggestions.  

I always worked 2 rows of either Aqua Mist or Feathered Gray. I started the blanket with 2 rows of Clear White, then changed to 4 rows of Clear White in between the first 3 color changes, then 6 rows of Clear white in between the next 3 color changes, then back to 4 rows of Clear White in between color changes, and end with 2 rows of Clear White. 

Border: 

The first round I worked Single Crochet into each stitch, 3 SC into each corner and worked 2 SC per the end of each row that ended with DC or chain 3. 

I did not turn, and just started the second round working SC into each SC. I joined the end of the round with a SL ST to the first st of the round and then tied off. 

You can follow along in the YouTube video if you have any questions or just need a quick demonstration to how to get the blanket customized to the size you need. 

 

We have rounded up over 50 free patterns from Yarnspirations, and this Ocean Waves one was part of that collection. I will share the list again here if you want to have another look at the fabulous patterns. There are so many more that I would love to try! 

Thank you as always for stopping by and sharing in our love of crochet! 

XO, Tiffany

See the list below: 

50 Free Crochet Chevron, Ripple, Wave, and Zig Zag Patterns