Free Crochet Blanket for Beginners, Waves Afghan

Waves Afghan is the perfect crochet blanket for beginners and also for experienced crocheters who want to make a last minute gift. It took me hardly 5 hours to make this crochet afghan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This crochet pattern uses a simple and subtle wave stitch that grows quickly and gives your blanket a contemporary look. I made mine in blue to match my decor. What colors will you pick for yours?

 

The Afghan is designed using Bernat Blanket which is a chenille yarn. When I first bought the yarn, I had no clue what I would make with it. I did not like the fact that chenille yarns have no stitch definition, but I was bowled over by how soft the yarn is. Now, I have this yarn in almost every color available.

 

Designing with chenille yarns is challenging. You have to keep the stitches simple as texture is not their best friend. So I thought a simple wave stitch paired with the right colors would be a perfect fit. I love a quick pattern anytime. Do you?

 

The wave stitch is worked with a simple mix of tall and short stitches. You will love how simple and quick this stitch pattern is. I used the same stitch in my Cupcake kitchen towel and my Urban Potholders and they both turned out beautiful.

Waves Crochet Blanket Pattern

The free pattern is below. You can also purchase an Ad-free PDF for $2.50. Add to cart here.The pattern will be emailed to you.

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Materials

  1. Super Bulky Size 6 yarn. I used Bernat Blanket in colors Dark teal, Almond and White.
  2. Size N/P (10mm) hook.
  3. Size J(6mm) hook for weaving in the tails.
  4. A clover Pompom maker (optional)

 

Finished Size

40 1/2 inches long and 35 inches wide. The waves run along the length of the Afghan.

 

Yardage

1 Skein of each color. I used only half a skein of the white color as there are fewer white stripes in the Afghan. In case you want to substitute this yarn, each skein of Bernat Blanket is 220 yards long.

 

Stitch Abbreviations

ch- chain

dc-double crochet

sc- single crochet

RS- right side of your Afghan

beg- beginning

 

Gauge

(4 dc + 4 sc)  in 5 inches

 

Crochet Pattern

With the bigger hook and color  Teal, Ch  69. If you want your stripes longer, you can chain any multiple of 8 + 5.

 

Row 1: 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook ( ch 2 counts as a sc), 1 sc in next 2 chs, * (1 dc in next 4 chs, 1 sc in next 4 chs), repeat from * to end. Turn. ——68 sts

 

Row 2( RS): Ch 1 ( counts as a sc here and throughout), 1 sc in next 3 sts, * (1 dc in next 4 sts, 1 sc in next 4 sts), repeat from * to end working your last st into beg ch-2. Join the color Almond and fasten off Teal. Turn.——68 sts

 

Row 2 completed

Note: Every time you start working in a new color the row is worked in the front loops only. This will leave a free loop on the right side of your work and give more definition to your wave pattern.

 

 

Row 3: Ch 3 ( counts as a dc here and throughout), working into the front loops only, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *( 1 sc in next 4 sts, 1 dc in next 4 sts), repeat from * to end working your last st into to top of beg ch-1. Turn.——–68 sts

 

Row 4: Ch 3 ( counts as a dc here and throughout), working into both the loops as usual, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *( 1 sc in next 4 sts, 1 dc in next 4 sts), repeat from * to end working the last dc into the top of beg ch-3. Join Teal color again and fasten off color Almond. Turn.——–68 sts

 

Row 5: Ch 1 ( counts as sc here and throughout), working into the front loops only, 1 sc in next 3 sts, * (1 dc in next 4 sts, 1 sc in next 4 sts), repeat from * to end working your last st into to top of beg ch-3. Turn. ——68 sts

 

Row 6: Ch 1 ( counts as sc here and throughout), working into both the loops, 1 sc in next 3 sts, * (1 dc in next 4 sts, 1 sc in next 4 sts), repeat from * to end working your last st into to top of beg ch-1. Join White and fasten off Teal. Turn.——68 sts

 

Repeat Rows 3-6 for the pattern changing colors every 2 rows. I used less white than the other two colors and repeated the following sequence:  Teal, Almond, Teal, White, Almond, Teal, Almond, White.

 

Pom-Poms ( Make 10)

I used a  2-1/2 inch Clover Pom pom maker for my pom poms. You can see the step-by-step pictures in the collage below.

 

 

Finishing

  1. Weave in any tails left using your smaller hook.
  2. Attach 5  pom-poms to each side of the Afghan. I knotted the pom-poms twice to the blanket and trimmed the excess tail to match the length of the rest of the pom-pom strands.

 

If you love Bernat Blanket yarn, you can check out my 3 Hour Afghan Crochet pattern and my 5 Hour Afghan crochet patterns worked in the same squishy yarn.

 

This free beginner crochet blanket pattern was featured on Allfreecrochetafghans.com.

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  1. Barbara
    March 31, 2019 / 8:58 am

    Thank you for this pattern! I absolutely love this yarn and use it all the time! The ctc stitch works great with it as well and creates a wonderful texture. I can’t wait to get started on this one!

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