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The Rolling Waves Blanket is a free crochet pattern featuring the rolling waves stitch that comes with a video tutorial as well.
It seems to be the time of the year when many babies are born and weddings are held. So if you need a gift, why not give the gift of a handmade blanket?
This blanket actually works up quickly and provides an amazing eye-catching effect. The gradient colors are the most amazing feature of the Rolling Waves Blanket.
This blanket is a lap size blanket that can be easily made bigger or smaller. The pattern really is easily adjustable to fit your needs.
And to make it even more amazing, it comes with a photo and video tutorial for the Rolling Waves stitch. Which is a stitch pattern using only basic crochet stitches.
The blanket was 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, then where the yarn was made.
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So let me now give you the list of information you need in order to do this wonderful Rolling Waves Blanket.
This pattern is also available as an ad-free printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below at a small fee. It comes with the photo and video tutorial for the Rolling Waves Stitch also.
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)
Instructions for Rolling Waves Blanket:
The pattern was designed such that the colors start with white, then change to 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) – rather than 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 uses 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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