Baby Waves Crochet Baby Blanket

The blanket with lots of color and a unique wave border.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 40″ x 40″

Project sponsored by Red Heart Yarns


About this Pattern

If you’re looking for a relaxing project with lots of color, texture and uniqueness, you’re in the right place. Our Baby Waves Crochet Baby Blanket is the perfect blend of mindless crochet with a little bit of fun at the end.

With this project you’ll get lots of practice with a variant of the crochet “V” stitch pattern and you can try your hand at creating a beautiful color palette to make the stitch really pop. Then, at the end of the project we’ll show you how to crochet a really neat wave border, a skill you can bring to future projects.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started, a video tutorial and, of course, written instructions to walk you through our Baby Waves Crochet Baby Blanket step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 1,365 yds; Red Heart Baby Hugs Medium Yarn
  • Color A – Blueberry; 3 skeins; 740 yds
  • Color B – Bluie; 1 skein; 125 yds
  • Color C – Dolphin; 1 skein; 125 yds
  • Color D – Sky; 1 skein; 125 yds
  • Color E – Pool; 1 skein; 125 yds
  • Color F – Teddy; 1 skein; 125 yds
  • 6.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
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pattern details


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Hk Hook
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • Sp Space
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

40″ x 40″


5 sts x 9 rows = 4″
(stitch pattern)

Use as many or as few colors as you want for this project. Just make sure you have at least 1,365 yards total.

Additional Notes: Ch 3 at beginning of row counts as a double crochet.

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the pattern

Written Instructions

Row 1: With color A, ch 107. 2 dc in 5th ch from hk. *Sk next ch. 2 dc in next ch. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sk next ch. 1 dc in the last chain. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3. *2 dc between next 2 dc. Rep from * to last st. 1 dc in the last st. Turn.

Repeat: Rep row 3 until work measures 20″ from starting edge. Break color A and fasten on color B.

Row 2 is the pattern throughout. Continue in pattern working stripes as follows:

  • 1 row each – B, C, D, E, F
  • 1 row each – B, C, D, E, F
  • 1 row each – B, C, D, E, F

At end of final stripe row, break F and fasten on A.

Next 6 rows: With color A, rep row 2. At end of 6th row, break A and fasten on B.

Continue in pattern working stripes as follows:

  • 1 row each – B, C, D, E, F
  • 1 row each – B, C, D, E, F
  • 1 row each – B, C, D, E, F

At end of last row, fasten off and weave in ends.


Row 1: Fasten on B in top right corner stitch (top left stitch for left-handed). Ch 3. 1 dc in each stitch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3. 1 dc in next 3 sts. Ch 3 and turn work. Slst in 3rd ch. Turn work. Ch 3. 4 dc in ch-3 sp. *1 dc in next 3 sts one row below. Ch 3 and turn work. Slst in first st. Turn work. 7 dc in ch-3 sp. Rep from * to end of row. To make the last wave, 1 dc in last 3 sts one row below. Ch 3 and turn work. Slst in first st. Turn work. 5 dc in ch-3 sp.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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