baby waves afghan

Crochet Baby Waves Afghan

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baby waves afghan

Yarn Review Featured Project! Red Heart Baby Hugs is perfect for the little one in your life.


Baby Waves Afghan

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2016.

Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern. If you wish to share this pattern, link to this page only. You may sell items produced using this pattern. Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.

This pattern is written in US crochet terms

intermediate crochet pattern

Gather Your Supplies

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Gauge and Sizing

5 sts x 9 rows = 4″ (worked in modified v-stitch)

Your finished baby blanket will measure approximately 40″ x 40″.

Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Slst – Slip Stitch

To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked using a “modified v-stitch”, a technique that I find a tad easier than the traditional v-stitch. The blanket is worked from bottom to top.

If you would like to modify the size of your blanket, be sure to keep your stitch count in a multiple of 4.

Baby Waves Afghan Video Tutorial

This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.


Written Instructions

Baby Waves Afghan

Using Color A…

Row 1: Ch 107. Dc in the 5th chain from the hook. Dc once more in the same chain (one modified v-stitch made). *Skip one chain. Dc twice in next chain. Repeat from * across the row. When you reach the other side and have two chains remaining, make one Dc in the last chain.

Row 2: Ch 3. Dc twice in between the first v-stitch from the row below. Repeat across the row. When you reach the other side, make one Dc in the last stitch (3rd chain from the starting foundation chain).

Row 3: Ch 3. Dc twice in between the first v-stitch from the row below. Repeat across the row. When you reach the other side, make one Dc in the last stitch (3rd chain from row below).

Repeat row 3 until your blanket measures approximately 20″ long. Bind off color A.

Begin color transitions

Continue working in the same stitch pattern (see row 3 for details). You will need to create the following color pattern repeat:

  • Color B – Bluie
  • Color C – Dolphin
  • Color D – Sky
  • Color E – Pool
  • Color F – Teddy

Repeat this color pattern a total of three times. I recommend weaving in your ends at the end of each row to save yourself some time later!

Fasten on Color A

Continue work the same stitch pattern (see row 3 for details). Make 6 rows using color A, blueberry.


One more set of color transitions

Continue working in the same stitch pattern (see row 3 for details). You will need to create the following color pattern repeat:

  • Color B – Bluie
  • Color C – Dolphin
  • Color D – Sky
  • Color E – Pool
  • Color F – Teddy

Repeat this color pattern a total of three times. I recommend weaving in your ends at the end of each row to save yourself some time later!

Now for that cool wave border

This part is much easier to do if you see it rather than read the instructions. Give it a go if you want, but I recommend you taking a look at the end of the video tutorial for better guidance!

Join Color B. Ch 3. Make one Dc in every stitch. Ch 3 (counts as dc) and turn your work.

Make one Dc in each of the next 3 stitches. Ch 3 and turn your work. Slst in the 3rd chain. Turn your work. Ch 3 (counts as dc). Make 4 more Dc in the chain 3 space.

Wave Repeat *Locate your next stitch on the row below. Make a Dc in that stitch and in the next 3 stitches. Ch 3 and turn your work. Slst in the first stitch. Turn your work. Make 7 Dc in the chain 3 space.*


Repeat the “wave repeat” section until you have reached the end of your blanket. To create the last wave:

Locate your next stitch on the row below. Make a Dc in that stitch and in the next 3 stitches. Ch 3 and turn your work. Slst in the first stitch. Turn your work. Make 5 Dc in the chain 3 space.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

The finishing touch, single crochet border

Beginning at the top left corner (if you’re right handed) or the top right (if you’re left handed), bind on color A and chain one (counts as a sc). Make two Sc around each of the Dc stitches down the side of your baby blanket. When you reach the corner, make 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc. Continue to crochet the border on the bottom by making 2 sc in between each of the v-stitches. When you reach the corner, make 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc. Continue the final side by making two Sc around each of the Dc stitches down the side of your baby blanket. Bind off and weave in your ends.

You won’t see the single crochet border in the photos on this page! A pressing deadline paired with severe weather in my area forced me to take advantage of the sunlight before it was completely finished. It looks pretty great though, in my opinion 🙂

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