Gentle Waves Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

The Gentle Waves Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern was designed to soothe you and your baby as you rock them in gentle waves.  The crochet pattern uses a different version of the ripple stitch.

Inside the pattern you will find 4 different sizes you can crochet.  The 4 sizes are Preemie, Cradle, Receiving and Stroller sizes.  There is also a gauge if you would like to make a smaller or larger version.  You can also  find the Premium crochet pattern in my Ravelry Store.

 

Gentle Waves Baby Blanket FREE Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information Needed:

I used Bernat Softee Baby (362 yds/331 m)  (5 oz/140 g) 

Materials:
1448-2000 yards of #3 ply or DK weight yarn
US G Crochet Hook or 4mm
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
fsc = foundation single crochet
ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sk = skip
RS = Right Side


Gauge:
US G Crochet Hook/4mm
16 dc x 8 rows = 4”

Gauge Swatch:
R1: ch 19, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each st across.  Turn
R2-R8:  ch 3 and dc in each remaining st across.

Notes:
alt ch 2 counts as 1st dc
ch 3 counts as 1st dc
Pattern is worked in rows
The blanket comes in 4 sizes:  Preemie, Cradle, Stroller, and Receiving
Stitch count is a multiple of 9

Video Tutorial:
Foundation Single Crochet

Size Chart
Each size can be adjusted by using a multiple of 9 and adding or subtracting the number of rows.

Size Foundation Row Width Height Rows
Preemie 81 20 24 57
Cradle 99 24 28 65
Stroller 144 28 32 73
Receiving 162 32 36 81

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gentle Waves Blanket Crochet Pattern:

R1:  fsc 81 (99, 144, 162) turn
Alternative:  ch 82 (100, 145, 163) sc in 2nd ch from hook and each rem st across.  turn (81, 99, 144, 162 st)

(RS)  R2: ch 1, sc in 1st st and next 3 st, *3 dc in next st, sc in next 8 st.  rep from * until the last 5 st.  3 dc in next st, sc in last 4 st.  turn  (99, 144, 162, 180 st)

R3: alt ch 2 (or ch 3) sk 1 st, dc in next 3 st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 4 st, sk 2 st.  *dc in next 4 st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 4 st, sk 2 st.  rep from * until the last 10 st.  dc in the next 4 st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 3 st, sk 1 st and dc in last st.  turn (99, 144, 162, 180 st)

(RS) R4: alt ch 2 (or ch 3) sk 2 st, dc in next 2 st, *3 dc in next st, dc in next 3 st, sk 4 st, dc in next 3 st.  rep from * until last 5 st.   dc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, dc in last st.  turn (81, 99, 144, 162 st)

R5:  alt ch 2 (or ch 3) dc in the next 3 st, *3 dc in next st, dc in the next 8 st. rep from * until last 5 st.  dc in next 3 st, sk 1 st, dc in last st.  turn (99, 144, 162, 180 st)

**I changed colors after every R3-R5 rep**

R6-R57 (65, 73, 81):  Repeat Rows 3-5 or until you reach your desired length.  Repeat R3-4 once more.

R58 (66, 74, 82):  ch 1, sc in same st and each rem st across.   (81, 99, 144, 162 st)

Do not fasten off.

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Border:

Turn slightly, to work down the side of the blanket.

 Side One:

sc evenly down the side until the last st.  (sc, ch 1, sc) all in the last st.  

Bottom:

sc in each st across the bottom until the last st.  (sc, ch 1, sc) all in the last st.

2nd Side:

sc evenly up the side until the last st.  (sc, ch 1, sc) all in the last st.

Top:

sc across the top until the last st.  (sc, ch 1, sc) all in the last st.  sl st in the 1st st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

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I would LOVE to thank Ruth Graham and Taralyn Myers for testing.  As you can see, their versions came out Wonderfully!

 

 

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You can check out my other baby blanket crochet patterns at my Ravelry Store below.  You can also find them at my Etsy Shop.  Each design is easy to customize for other sizes.

 

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Jacob’s Ladder Kradle Blanket

 

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Blanket

Thank you for stopping by Jo’s Crafty Hook to get a free pdf copy of my Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Blanket and for supporting the Preemie Crochet Challenge 2021 hosted by Helen and Sara of Sunflower Cottage Crochet!  The Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Blanket is a new design just for this challenge!

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This is my 2nd year designing a baby blanket for the Preemie Crochet Challenge.  I feel strongly about showing my support because even though my daughter was born on time, she was unresponsive when she was born.  The umbilical cord became wrapped around her neck during delivery and it cut off her oxygen supply. She was in hospital’s NICU for 3 days.  She stayed unresponsive for hours after she was born.

My husband asked our church to pray for our daughter and God answered our prayers!  Later the same day our daughter was born, she recovered!  By the 3rd day she was responding well and we were able to take her home!

My baby wasn’t born premature, buy I still designed a Preemie sized blanket along with a Cradle, a Stroller and a Receiving Blanket sizes.  Below you can see the different sizes done by my testers.

 

Here’s what Catherine had to say about this design:

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby is such a fun project to
make. It would have to be one of my favourite projects so
far for 2021. The pattern is so well written, easy to
understand and works up beautifully. I found that it can be
a great scrap buster, where stitch markers are a great
help…It can be made to any size you like…Being one of
the testers I was having so much fun making it, that I
found it so hard to put my work down to do those things
like housework and other daily chores.

 

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