We’re calling this blanket the Retro Waves Baby Blanket because this interlocking single and double crochet pattern is giving us some mid century vibes, but the colors of this blanket really make them look like some nautical waves!
This blanket is made with Bernat Bundle Up, which is 100% polyester and one of our favorite yarns for baby blankets! It’s super soft, easy to wash and all of our Daisy Farm babies so far have loved it :).
Bernat Bundle Up (100% polyester, 140 g/4.9 oz, 244 m/267 yds) (tap name of yarn to buy on Yarnspirations.com)
2 skeins Marshmallow, 1 skein each Violet Gray, Duckling, Brook
Size I/5.5 mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size: Approximately 29 x 27
Gauge: 4 inches = 15 sts and 11 rows of pattern
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops on hook.
Double Crochet (DC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops.
Half Double Crochet (HDC): YO, insert your hook, pull up a loop YO, and pull through all loops on hook.
Slip Stitch (SL ST): Insert your hook, YO, pull up a loop and pull directly through loop on hook.
Chain 93 (or a multiple of 8, plus 5) with Violet Gray.
Row 1: 1 SC into 2nd chain from hook, 1 SC in next 3 chains, *1 DC into each of next 4 chains, 1 SC into each of next 4 chains. Repeat from * to end, turn.
Row 2: CH 1, 1 SC into each of next 4 SC, *1 DC into each of next 4 DC, 1 SC into each of next 4 SC. Repeat from * to end. Pull through with new color, turn.
Row 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), skip first SC, 1 DC into each of next 3 SC, *1 SC into each of next 4 DC, 1 DC into each of next 4 SC. Repeat from * to end, turn.
Row 4: CH 3, (counts as 1 DC), 1 DC into each of next 3 DC, *1 SC into each of next 4 SC, 1 DC into each of next 4 DC; rep from * to end, working last DC into 3rd of CH-3. Pull through with new color, turn.
Row 5: CH 1, 1 SC into each of next 4 DC, *1 DC into each of next 4 SC, 1 SC into each of next 4 DC. Repeat from * to end, working last SC into 3rd of CH 3, turn.
Repeat rows 2 – 5
Change colors every two rows. The order of colors are *Violet Gray, Marshmallow, Brook, Marshmallow, Violet Gray, Marshmallow, Duckling. Repeat from *.
Weave in all ends with a tapestry needle.
Round 1: Work 1 round of SC around the blanket. Work 3 SC into each corner.
Round 2: Continuing in same direction. CH 5. Work 1 HDC into each of the next 4 chains. *SL ST into the next 2 stitches on the edge of the blanket. Turn blanket edge away from you, work 1 back loop HDC into each of the 4 HDC. CH 1 and turn. Work 1 HDC into each back loop of next 4 HDC. Repeat from * until you get to the corner.
To round the corner, first SL ST into the next stitch only once. Then, work the ribbing. Then, SL ST once into the middle stitch, work the ribbing. SL ST into the same middle stitch again. Work the ribbing and SL ST a final time into the middle stitch (if needed.) Work the ribbing and then SL ST 1 time into the next stitch, work the ribbing, then resume SL ST into each of the next 2 stitches.
Continue the ribbing around the entire edge. When you return to the starting corner, finish working around the corner, then tie off and sew the bottom edge of the starting chain to the last row of ribbing. Tie off and weave in all the ends.
Here’s a full video tutorial of the blanket and border if you need it.
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