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This contemporary crochet wave pattern for a baby blanket, has all the texture and cosy you need! It is made using Worsted Weight yarn, to create a squishy modern crochet blanket.

You can find the free pattern for the textured wave stitch, in US and UK crochet terms below.

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The use of a variegated yarn gives a unique effect to the blanket!

Blanket Details

The pattern is easy and fast to work up. There are many versions of the ‘Wave’ crochet pattern out there, and I had fun experimenting until I was happy with the design.

By working in the back loop every second row, you add a lovely texture to the blanket. One side is textured and one side is smooth. You could change colour every 6 rows like I did, or raid your stash to make a bright colourful blanket.

The pattern is a 2-row repeat so perfect for mindless relaxing crochet.

Yarn

I choose a neutral Pink Blush colour scheme. I had a lovely vanilla/cream worsted weight yarn in my stash and a ball of worsted weight variegated yarn with beautiful speckles.

I added some vintage pink for the border to bring it all together and I love the result! It is pleasing and calm to the eye.

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Materials

Approx. 400 – 420g of Worsted Weight yarn to make a blanket in the size below. I used approx. 350m of Yarn A, 300m of Yarn B and 100m of Yarn C

  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this pattern – just remember the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will vary. See NOTES for information on starting chain.

Measurements

28 x 36 inches [71 x 92cm]

Notes

  • If your border begins to curl, you can use a smaller hook size to flatten it down.
  • Instructions are given to make the blanket in this pattern. You can make a smaller or larger blanket by chaining a shorter or longer foundation chain. Multiple is 8 ch (+2) plus 1 ch for foundation row
  • Gauge is not essential for this project

Colour Sequence

7 rows Yarn A, 6 rows Yarn B, 6 rows Yarn A, 6 rows Yarn B, 6 rows Yarn A, 6 rows Yarn B, 6 rows Yarn A, 6 rows Yarn B, 7 rows Yarn A

Abbreviations

US Crochet terms

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

ch – chain

st – stitch

rep – repeat

blo – back loop only

UK Crochet terms

dc – double crochet

htr – half treble crochet

tr – treble crochet

dtr – double treble crochet

ch – chain

st – stitch

rep – repeat

blo – back loop only

Keep reading for instructions in both US and UK Crochet terms

Instructions for Variegated Crochet Baby Blanket (In US Crochet terms)

Using Yarn A, chain 75

Foundation Row: Work 1 hdc into 2nd ch from hook (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc into next ch, * 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of the next 2 ch, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 ch; rep from * across row, turn – 74 sts

*Work in the back loop only in every st of the next row (and every odd number row), except for the 1st and last st where you will work both loops of stitch

Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 dc in 1st st, you will now be working in blo from here on, 1 dc in next st, * 1 tr in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * across, working last st in both loops, turn.

*You will work in both loops in the next row (and every even number row)

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st, * 1 tr in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * across, turn.

Rows 3 – 54: Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for pattern following colour sequence above

*Pictures in Tutorial are for Instruction purpose, and to give you an idea how the pattern works up in multiple colours, like in picture below

*always finish with row 2, and then continue to final row, which will straighten the top edge of your blanket

Row 55: (final row) Ch 1, 1 hdc in 1st st, you will now be working in blo from here on, 1 hdc in next st,  * 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * across, working last st in both loops. Fasten off yarn.

Border

Join Yarn C in top right corner.

Round 1: Ch 1, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in corner, work 1 sc in each st across top of blanket, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next corner. Working down 1st side of blanket, work 2 sc in each row end (tip: you will work total 12 sc in each colour repeat), [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next corner, 1 sc in each ch across bottom of blanket, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next corner. Working up 2nd side of blanket, work 2 sc in each row end. Join with a sl st to beg sc.

Round 2: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 1, [1hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc] in ch-2 sp, working in BLO in each st around, 1 hdc in each st, working [1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc] in each corner ch-2 sp. Join with a sl st to beg hdc.

Round 3: Rep round 2.

Round 4: Rep round 2. Fasten off and weave in all threads.

Instructions for Variegated Crochet Blanket (In UK Crochet terms)

Using Yarn A, chain 75

Foundation Row: Work 1 hdc into 2nd ch from hook (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc into next ch, * 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of the next 2 ch, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 ch; rep from * across row, turn – 74 sts

*Work in the back loop only in every st of the next row (and every odd number row), except for the 1st and last st where you will work both loops of stitch

Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 dc in 1st st, you will now be working in blo from here on, 1 dc in next st, * 1 tr in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * across, working last st in both loops, turn.

*You will work in both loops in the next row (and every even number row)

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st, * 1 tr in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * across, turn.

Rows 3 – 54: Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for pattern following colour sequence above

*Pictures in Tutorial are for Instruction purpose, and to give you an idea how the pattern works up in multiple colours, like in picture below

*always finish with row 2, and then continue to final row, which will straighten the top edge of your blanket

Row 55: (final row) Ch 1, 1 hdc in 1st st, you will now be working in blo from here on, 1 hdc in next st,  * 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * across, working last st in both loops. Fasten off yarn.

Border

Join Yarn C in top right corner.

Round 1: Ch 1, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in corner, work 1 sc in each st across top of blanket, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next corner. Working down 1st side of blanket, work 2 sc in each row end (tip: you will work total 12 sc in each colour repeat), [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next corner, 1 sc in each ch across bottom of blanket, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next corner. Working up 2nd side of blanket, work 2 sc in each row end. Join with a sl st to beg sc.

Round 2: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 1, [1hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc] in ch-2 sp, working in BLO in each st around, 1 hdc in each st, working [1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc] in each corner ch-2 sp. Join with a sl st to beg hdc.

Round 3: Rep round 2.

Round 4: Rep round 2. Fasten off and weave in all threads.

You may like to check out another of my Free patterns Poppy’s Blanket

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10 Comments

    1. Hi. The Multiple is 8 ch (+2) plus 1 ch for foundation row. So you need a number that can be divided by 8 and then add 3 more chains. What I always do is, make a chain to the length I require and then some more. I make the first row until I reach the width I want, and I can always take out the extra chains later. It is easier than finding you are short a few!

    1. Hi! I used a yarn that I purchased in Aldi. I am not sure if it is available again as it was one of their ‘specials’

  1. This blanket was so quick to do and I love the texture! Iā€™m wondering if you know how to avoid it growing at an angle, for some reason mine is ending up slanted. Any ideas?

    1. It could be a difference in tension on one side of the blanket. But if you block it firmly, that should help:)

  2. Your Vanilla Blush Blanket is calling me to make one. First, I am going to make a dish cloths and use up my odds and ends of cotton to get the ‘hang’ of working this stitch.
    I am impressed with the border. Makes all the blush colors pop.
    Then scrolling down I see the Poppy’s Blanket, better yet, I have many colors in stash and will be easy access for color changing of same weight.
    Thank you for your lovely patterns . I will be sticking around to learn more stitches.

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