I am so happy to share this Bahama Waves Crochet Baby Blanket pattern with you. This pattern is a great option for a crochet baby blanket and the soft, subtle chevron is perfect for a baby blanket.
This pattern was created to be featured as part of the International Crochet Month Designer Showcase.
The Crochet Guild of America Designer Showcase
I am so excited to be a designer in the International Crochet Month Designer Showcase with Underground Crafter. Every day in March, 2019, the Crochet Guild of America is featuring a different crochet designer and pattern.
Each day a different designer is sharing a free crochet pattern or a 25% discount on a premium pattern.
We’ve partnered with some awesome companies to get super prizes for you — including yarn, crochet hooks, notions, pattern books, and more!
Find out more information about participating designers, the schedule, and how to enter to win the prizes on Underground Crafter.
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For me, being part of a professional organization is an honor. I find that organizations like the Crochet Guild of America do so much to benefit all crocheters, whether they are members or not, so I join as a thank you for all their hard work and to do my own small little part in helping them with my financial.
Plus, you get to be part a super cool crochet guild that gives you all kinds of benefits and resources! Who doesn’t love that?
Laurel Hill Crochet Hooks
As part of the Designer Showcase, Laurel Hill Hooks & More sent me one of their stunning Ebony Crochet Hooks to try out. I make it a point to only share products that I really like and wow, I was really impressed with this hook. It is super smooth and I loved the feel of it as I crocheted this blanket. They have a wide selection and focus on sustainable practices in their work.
Bahama Waves Baby Blanket
So, now let’s talk about this gorgeous little baby blanket I am sharing with you as part of the Designer Showcase!
I saw this yarn stack in JoAnn’s one day and I just knew it would make a sweet little blanket with the Ocean colorway. So, with the ocean in mind, I decided to use the puff chevron stitch pattern to create these sweet little waves.
I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did and I would love to see any pictures!
Yarn: Big Twist Gradient 4 medium (100 % Acrylic, 5 balls each 50 g / 1.75 oz, 116 yards) Ocean, 2 packs needed – 9 balls used
Hook: US H8/ 5mm hook
Techniques and Abbreviations:
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tch – turning chain
- dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
- hdc3tog – half double crochet 3 together
4 inches x 4 inches – 17 st x 8 rows to create the pattern stitch
Approximately 46 x 30 inches when blocked
Bahama Waves Baby Blanket Written Pattern:
Row 1 – 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, [dc2tog over next 2 ch] twice, *[ch 1, hdc3tog in next ch] 5 times, ch 1**, [dc2tog over next 2 ch] 6 times, repeat from * ending the last repeat at ** with 6 chs left, [dc2tog over next 2 ch] 3 times, turn (170 sts)
Row 2 – ch 1, 1 sc in first st and every st including ch1 sps to end of row, turn (170 sts)
Row 3 – ch 3, skip first st, 1 dc in next st, [dc2tog over next 2 sts] twice, *[ch 1, hdc3tog in next ch] 5 times, ch 1**, [dc2tog over next 2 ch] 6 times, repeat from * ending last repeat at ** with 6 sts left in row below, [dc2tog over next 2 ch] 3 times, skip tch, turn (170 sts)
Row 4 – 55 – repeat rows 2 and 3 to end, end on row 2 sc
Finish and weave in ends.
Tips and Other Ideas:
- Check out my tutorial post on the Puff Stitch Wave to see how to work the two special stitches!
- To achieve the ombre effect that you see in my blanket, start with the darkest color and change color near the end of your yarn ball, then start the next row in the new color, then repeat. I only used the lightest color ball once in the middle to maintain the consistent size of the colors, but you could use two.
- If you want to make the blanket a full ombre from one side to the other, use two balls of the same color right after each other, then switch to the next color, working your way from dark to light. This would have you use all 10 balls of the yarn rather than 9.
- You don’t have to use ombre colors…mix it up or use a solid color!
- Want to make it bigger? Just make sure that your initial foundation chain has a multiple of 17 plus 2 for the foundation chain. You can size up or down as you like.
- Love the yarn in this pattern? Check out this gorgeous Slanted Shells Wrap by Creations by Courtney!