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Wavy Baby Blanket

17 October 2014


This blanket is soft to the touch and has gentle calming waves. After the first row, the same row is just repeated over and over, so a really easy pattern to learn. Make it in a solid color or with as many color changes as you like.

The example is made in Bernat Softee Baby, a DK weight (Light-3, 8 ply) acrylic yarn.


SizeWidth (Inches)Length (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Extra Small31.5842.1118.961372.74
Extra Large49.2565.6746.13338.31

DK weight (Light-3, 8 ply) yarn – see chart above for amounts. This blanket can be made in almost any weight yarn. Use the size hook suggested on the yarn you use. The dimensions and yarn amounts in the chart only apply to the yarn weight and hook size given in this pattern.
Size G (4mm) crochet hook

ch = chain
dc = double crochet
yo = yarn over

Special stitch:
Dec – Decrease 2 stitches – yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

The beginning chain should be a multiple of 20 plus 3.

For these widths, start with this number of chains:
31.5″ = 143
36″ = 163
40.5″ = 183
44.75″ = 203
49.25″ = 223

Row 1: Skip first 3 ch (counts as first dc), **[2dc in next ch, dc in next ch] twice, [dec (uses next 2 ch), dc in next ch] four times, [2dc in next ch, dc in next ch] twice. Repeat from ** across to end. Turn.

For the rest of the blanket, work all stitches in the back loop only.

Row 2: Ch3 (counts as a dc), skip first dc **[2dc in next stitch, dc in next stitch] twice, [dec (uses next 2 stitches), dc in next stitch] four times, [2dc in next stitch, dc in next stitch] twice. Repeat from ** across to end. The last dc will be in the top of the turning chain. Turn.

Repeat row 2 until afghan is desired length.

The blanket can be made in a solid color or can be made with any number of color changes. The best way to make a color change is to finish all but the very last pull through of the two loops of the last double crochet of a row. Cut yarn with a few inches of tail and join with new color next to stitch. Pull new color through last two loops. Weave in ends.

Restrictions on the use of this pattern are available at http://stitcheryprojects.com/using-my-patterns/.

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40 Comments to “Wavy Baby Blanket”

  1. This is a lovely pattern. Thank you for sharing it with us. Thanks, also, for making it so easy to print or download your patterns. I, myself, am old-fashioned and prefer to have a paper version so I can make notes on it! And, speaking of old-fashioned, is there a way to get your posts delivered to my gmail address? I do not use Twitter or Facebook and those are the only options that I see. I do so enjoy your posts and would hate to miss one. Thanks, again, for all of the lovely patterns…..and the fabulous no-chain method! Gotta love it!

    • Stay tuned! We are getting a lot closer to implementing some changes we are very excited about that will let you sign up for notifications of new patterns.

  2. Love your patterns. So easy to print, love you for that.
    Thank you so much for directions showing different sizes. You have done all the math for me as I like to use patterns for prayer shawls as well as lap robes for wheelchair users.
    As you can see, all my knitting is for charity.

  3. i know its probably hardto do but could you post more charted patterens? Im dyslexic and cant read the directions but do well with a chart and i love your patterns.

  4. I would like to make this blanket in Baby Clouds by Red Heart. How many skeins do I need for a size small, and would the blanket be much bigger than the size given? I have never used bulky yarn. love your beautiful patterns and have made several.
    Thank you very much.

    • Use the hook recommended on the yarn – N/P 10.00 mm. Begin with a chain of 63 to get a blanket about a yard wide.

      It’s harder to estimate yarn requirements when changing yarn weight. From my past experience with working with Baby Clouds, I’d estimate 4 skeins.

  5. I just found your blog and wanted to say how very kind you are to share such wonderful patterns with all of us crocheters out here…..thank you so much and I will be following your blog.

  6. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    Stumbled upon your blog while looking for free patterns to crochet.
    I am new to crocheting (learning as I go)and your size charts are wonderful for buying enough yarn for the patterns.
    Thanks again!

  7. Such a lovely pattern! And while I normally don’t like neutral colors for crocheting, I do have to say that the color and the ripples in yours make me think of the beaches along my beloved Lake Michigan, and how they look in the summer.

    Thank you for so generously sharing your talents and for letting us “out here” print your patterns for ourselves to make.

  8. How can I get your posts by email ?

    • I don’t have that feature.

      Thanks for the feedback. I’m considering adding features like newsletters and email digests, but I also want to make sure people are encouraged to make use of the website whenever possible as my patterns are always current with corrections and updates.

  9. Thank you for sharing these wonderful patterns for charity!! GOD BLESS your kind generosity!

  10. Charming pattern, thanks for sharing

  11. Thank You I have been looking for this pattern. Thank you for sharing

  12. Your patterns are quite lovely and thank you for your generosity in sharing them.

  13. I just wanted to thank you for this beautiful pattern. I used an I hook and Caron Simply Soft to make the softest, sweetest baby blanket I have ever seen. The pattern flows beautifully and works up so quickly that I was done before I knew it. I appreciate your designs so much and your generosity in sharing them with us. I will definitely be back for more. Happy Mothers Day!!!

  14. Hello, thank you very much for posting this pattern. I’m using it to make a baby blanket and it’s coming along nicely. Can you please suggest a way to border this? I’m not sure what to do as I’m reasonably new to crochet and I would imagine that the rippled sides will cause a problem with traditional types of borders. Many thanks.

    • It depends on the kind of border you want. If you want a border just to add a different color, then use sc or dc on the flat sides but follow the pattern to add rows on the ends with the peaks and valleys. You can add a simple row of sc without any adjustments. For other borders, you may need to make adjustments on the ends with the ripples to navigate the peaks and valleys.

  15. Your patterns are beautiful . Thank you for sharing them. I found your site by a post from Kim Guzman on my Facebook page. So thanks to Kim as well. Have a wonderfully blessed New Year!

  16. I am making a blanket to fit the top of my bed and it seems to get prettier as I add rows to it. This is such a different wavy pattern. I am really impressed. Thanks for sharing this pattern.. I am really glad that I found your website and hope to try more of you patterns.

  17. I love your patterns! Do you make any easy hanging kitchen towels that you can hang on the stove? I know about the towel toppers but haven’t made any yet. I prefer the whole towel.
    Thank you!

  18. Hey mama I’m trying to crochet the wavy crochet blanket and doing a large blanket and it never comes out even so I had too pull blanket out and try over again. Same thing happen to the little checks ripple afghan I use 7oz red heart super saver yarn I love that yarn with the I(5.5) hook. Please help me and also I would like to put a border around the wavy ripple got any ideas? I need some help “PLEASE”

    • Were you off by a few chains or a lot? It is so easy to miscount or miss a skipped stitch or two to be off by a few stitches when you are starting with such a long beginning chain. If you were off by a lot, that would sound more like doing something consistently in every repeat lost or gained a stitch. You might want to look at my No Beginning Chain blankets because they don’t have all those beginning chains to count and keep up with.

      Any border works on the sides of the Wavy Baby Blanket, but you will need to probably make adjustments to it for the top and bottom if you want to add a border there. You will need to add stitches at “peaks” and skip stitches in “valleys” to keep the blanket from puckering.

  19. I like this pattern because it looked easy and simple, but I have tried 5 times and I still cannot get this pattern to end correctly. I am off by 10 at the end. I have recounted and recounted and each time it’s off and tries to end with the decreases. I give up.

    • I’m sorry it was frustrating. If you do decide to try again, I will be glad to help. If I know your original chain length and more about the mismatch at the end, I could try to diagnose the problem.

  20. so sorry but I cannot understand your instruction.I am a beginner with some experience, but, all those brackets and * do not make sense to me. Where it say decrease seems to me like it is increasing stitches. Sorry but the rest of your patterns I can understand, just not this one. Thanks for all the hard work you do in writing them for us to use.

    • The dec stitch is made in two stitches but ends in one stitch at the top so each dec reduces by one stitch.

      Here are the directions with the bracketed sections written out repeated. I hope that helps.

      Row 1: Skip first 3 ch (counts as first dc), **2dc in next ch, dc in next ch, 2dc in next ch, dc in next ch, dec (uses next 2 ch), dc in next ch, dec (uses next 2 ch), dc in next ch, dec (uses next 2 ch), dc in next ch, dec (uses next 2 ch), dc in next ch, 2dc in next ch, dc in next ch, 2dc in next ch, dc in next ch. Repeat from ** across to end. Turn.

      For the rest of the blanket, work all stitches in the back loop only.

      Row 2: Ch3 (counts as a dc), skip first dc **2dc in next stitch, dc in next stitch, 2dc in next stitch, dc in next stitch, dec (uses next 2 stitches), dc in next stitch, dec (uses next 2 stitches), dc in next stitch, dec (uses next 2 stitches), dc in next stitch, dec (uses next 2 stitches), dc in next stitch, 2dc in next stitch, dc in next stitch, 2dc in next stitch, dc in next stitch. Repeat from ** across to end. The last dc will be in the top of the turning chain. Turn.

  21. So glad I found your pattern. Making a wavy baby blanket for my great granddaughter. Using baby yarn. Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern. Expecting another great grand child in January. Fun! Fun! Fun!

  22. Thank you so much for this lovely pattern! I have been looking for a wide wave pattern and finally I came across yours. I will be using four shades of different color blues to create an Ocean wave and yours is perfect because of the wide dips and hills! One quick question: I will be using the Bernat Blanket yarn ( chenille type)! I have purchased 8 Skeins of 10.5 oz. Appr. 220 yards each. Do you think it will be sufficient for a 48×60 Afghan? And could you please give me an estimated on how many chains I should start with? If it’s possible! Thank you soo much!

    • I’m sorry it has taken me so long to respond. That yarn calls for a 8mm knitting needle so probably a similarly sized crochet hook. You will only need a beginning chain of 83 to get that width. It’s hard to calculate yarn requirements when changing weights of yarn, but just giving it an educated guess, the amount of yarn you have sounds like it should be around what would be needed.

  23. I am 83 years young and want to thank you so much for the free patterns. Now I can get back to crocheting that I used to do many years ago when my children were young. My goal is to have a baby blanket “ahead” and ready for the next new baby in the family or for a friend’s baby. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Jan

  24. Where can I find more of your “EASY” patterns? I’m relearning knitting and crocheting and need the easy ones. Thank you so much for sharing your patterns.

    • A lot of my patterns are easy. You can browse them the Pattern menu. I’m hoping to update the site soon and will include difficulty ratings with the patterns. Until then, I usually have notes on patterns that are more advanced.

  25. I had a problem with row 1 dec. dc then another dec
    It seems to not lay flat
    Does it improve afrwe a couple rows

  26. Thank you for your beautiful patterns. I have been crocheting and knitting for a few years now since I retired. I love your patterns because they have such an organic and classic quality to them. This one was a little harder to get started than usual because I was not reading the pattern correctly. I missed the bracket after the dec instructions and was doing one decrease, four dc. Perhaps that is what is causing people’s counts to be off. I knew it didn’t make sense but was trying to trust the pattern. My mistake! What saved me was your comment to another crocheter where you wrote the pattern out long hand. Thanks for all the time you take to help us along!

  27. I do want to use this pattern but even after reading all the comments I can not get row 2 to come out with the right number of stitches at the end. I’ve ripped it out five times. Frustrated! Please help. Thanks.

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