Baby Waves Crochet Baby Blanket

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

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

Named after the wave border at the top, this crochet baby blanket is an excellent way to play with color, texture and learn how to crochet a new border stitch.

Project sponsored by Red Heart Yarns

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.

  • 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


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

40″ x 40″
(unblocked)

Gauge

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.

Need to Print this Pattern?

You’ll find the full pattern for free here on this page. However, if you’d like a PDF version of this pattern to print or save for offline use, you can purchase it from our PDF shop.

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.

Border

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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