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The Easy Rolling Waves Crochet Blanket is a free crochet pattern featuring the rolling waves stitch. A video tutorial to learn how to crochet this easy stitch is included as well.
The waves lapped against the beach as if trying to reach out and touch something they could not quite reach. The repeating colors continued their cycle from white to dark to white again. As the sun set on the horizon, the waves began their steady march further and further into the shoreline wrapping the beach in a warm blanket.
Wrap yourself in waves with this free crochet blanket pattern. This blanket also makes a great gift!
It seems to be the time of the year when babies are born and weddings are held. So if you need a gift, why not give the gift of a handmade crochet blanket?
This Rolling Waves Crochet Blanket pattern actually works up quickly and provides an amazing eye-catching effect. The gradient colors are the most amazing feature of the Rolling Waves Crochet Blanket.
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About the Rolling Waves Crochet Blanket
This crochet blanket is a lap size blanket that can easily be altered in size. It can be made larger or smaller. The free pattern really is easily adjustable to fit your needs.
To make it even more amazing, the free pattern comes with a photo and video tutorial for the Rolling Waves stitch. Which is an easy stitch pattern using only basic crochet stitches.
The Rolling Waves Crochet Blanket is made with just worsted weighted yarn. Not all the yarn colors are from the same yarn company, but that really doesn’t matter. I focused more on the colors and weight of the yarn than where the yarn was made.
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Get the Rolling Waves Blanket as a PDF Pattern
So let me now give you the list of supplies you need in order to make this beautiful Rolling Waves Blanket.
This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for only a small fee.
How to crochet the Rolling Waves Blanket
You will need
- I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby in the colors, 1 skein each:
- Caron Simply Soft in white, 1 skein
- 5.0mm hook
- tapestry needle
4 stitches x 2 rows (measuring at the height of a dc) = 1 square inch
40 x 50 inches
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tr – treble crochet
- ch – chains
- Rolling Waves Stitch (Video)
Free Written Instructions for Rolling Waves Blanket
The pattern was designed such that the colors start with white, then change after every other row from the lightest purple to the darkest purple color and then work your way back to white. Then you repeat that sequence of changing colors.
Only the first and last row have only 1 row of one specific color (white). All other rows with the varying colors have 2 rows of the same color.
Always change colors during the last stitch of the previous row.
Chain 150 + 3
R1: Starting from the 2nd chain: 1 sc, *1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, repeat from * until last chain, 1 sc, turn and change colors during the last stitch.
R2 – R3: Ch 3 (counts as stitch), *1 tr, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 tr, repeat from * until last chain, 1 tr, turn. Change Colors during the last stitch of R3.
R4 – R5: Ch 1, 1 sc, *1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, repeat from * until last chain, 1 sc, turn. Change Colors during the last stitch of R5.
Now repeat R2 through R5 until you have used the white yarn 8 times which is 112 rows in total. You are finishing with R4.
To make the border, you simply crochet 1 row of single crochet stitches all the way around the blanket. Make sure to crochet 3 sc’s in each corner.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
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