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Teal yarn works perfectly for this wave stitch crochet pattern to create a peaceful, ocean vibe with this Teal Waves Crochet Blanket.

You should see the looks on the faces of these children when I interview them about their blankets! When I make these blankets to gift to kids I know, they get so excited to have a say in the design.

I end up getting a lot of inspiration from them and that’s also why you’ll find some very bright blankets in my archives, lol.

One little boy said he loves green and he loves the ocean, so I figured teal would be the perfect color choice for him. Then teal and the ocean reminded me of waves, so I set out to design and make a wave stitch blanket. Simple, right? Well…

You’ll have to see the pattern and judge for yourself. You’ll likely already know all of the stitches used here, you just have to keep track of their order in the waves. But you’ve got this, and you’ll have fun seeing the stitches grow and shrink as you crochet.

Now let’s see how I made it!

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Below, you’ll find the information you’ll need to make this blanket, but first, make sure to grab your pattern.
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A Convenient, Printer-friendly Pattern
Traditional Crochet Abbreviations
Information for Making Alternate Sizes
A Very Helpful Crochet Chart
Unabbreviated Instructions for Beginners

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Teal Waves Crochet Blanket Pattern

Difficulty

Intermediate

Materials

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Measurements

The finished blanket measures approximately 50″ x 72″, extra-large throw.

Gauge

1 Wave = 7.5 inches wide, 1.5 inches tall.
2 Single Crochet Stitches = 1 inch wide and .5 inch tall.

Abbreviations (American English)

ch = chain, sc = single crochet, hdc = half double crochet, dc = double crochet, tc = treble crochet, sl st = slip stitch, wv st = wave stitch

Instructions

Chain 87+1 with solid, color 1 yarn.

Row 1: Single crochet into the 2nd chain from the hook.
Single crochet into each chain across. You will have 87 single crochets total.
(See pattern Notes section before cutting yarn.)

Row 2: Join variegated/ twist, color 2 yarn. Chain 1, turn.
Single crochet into the 1st stitch and the following 2 stitches. (3 single crochets total.)
Half double crochet into the next 2 stitches.
Double crochet into the next 2 stitches.
Treble crochet into the next 3 stitches.
Double crochet into the next 2 stitches.
Half double crochet into the next 2 stitches.
Those 14 stitches make 1 wave stitch.
Crochet 6 wave stitches across row 2.
Finish the row with single crochets in the last 3 stitches of the row.

Row 3: Join color 1 yarn. Chain 1, turn.
Single crochet across the entire row.
This row will follow the curves from the wave stitches below.

Row 4: Join color 2 yarn. Ch 3, turn. (Or do standing treble crochet into that 1st stitch.)
Chain 3 counts as 1st stitch.
Treble crochet into the 2nd and 3rd stitches.
These treble crochets will align with the 3 single crochets from Row 2.
Complete this partial wave stitch with 2 double crochets and 2 half double crochets.
Crochet 5 more wave stitches and finish the row with 3 treble crochets.

Row 5: Join color 1 yarn. Chain 1, turn.
Single crochet across the entire row.

Rows 6 – 83: Repeat rows 2 – 5 for a total of 83 alternating rows.
The last row should be a single crochet row. Leave that yarn attached.
If applicable, tie off and weave in all other ends before returning to the border.

Border

At end of Row 1, chain 1 and turn.
Single crochet into each stitch around the entire blanket once.
On the sides, put 1 single crochet into each single crochet row and 3 single crochets into
each row starting with treble crochet. Single crochet 3 stitches into each corner.
Join the last stitch to the first with a slip stitch and chain 2.
Double crochet around the entire blanket twice.
Be sure to add extra stitches in each corner to keep it from curling. You will need at least 3, maybe 4 or 5 double crochets, depending on your tension.

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Notes

Standing treble crochet stitches are a great alternative to the chain 3s from rows, 4, 8, etc.

When you join the alternate color yarn, you have two main options: Cut the yarn at the end of each row and weave in over 160 tails OR you can carry the yarn up the sides.

If you carry the yarn up the sides, please note you will have to use 4 skeins at a time. Since the yarn is so thick and the yarn balls would be large, you could half and ball up each skein so they’re easier to work with.

It can be tricky keeping the yarn from tangling but I think it’s well worth it to save a heap of time. Some people like to split up the skeins into smaller balls to do this method. You can also clip the inactive skeins to the blanket itself to prevent tangling.

If you’d like more details about How to Carry Yarn Up Sides When Crocheting Stripes, The Spruce Crafts has a great tutorial on how to do it. The basic gist is to leave the first yarn attached when joining the new color, then when you’re back on that side of the blanket again, you join that yarn back in from the original yarn.

Other options include leaving the tails and covering them when you create your border and using them to create fringe. I haven’t tried covering them with the border, so I’m not sure how it would look. And if you want to try fringe (with both colors), you just make sure you get some extra yarn.


That’s it! This blanket was definitely one of the more challenging patterns I have designed and it took some trial and lots of error to finally settle on what worked best. But man does the final product make it all worth it!

I call this pattern the Teal Waves Crochet Blanket instead of ocean waves because I think it would look just as beautiful in other colorways besides blues and greens. Don’t you agree?

The little boy I made this blanket for was so excited to get a blanket of his own and his mom said it’s now his go-to blanket to use for snuggling during movie time and bedtime. It makes me super happy to hear that of course and that’s why I keep making blankets for these kids and people I care about. You can, too! 

This Teal Waves Crochet Blanket is definitely one of my favorite afghan projects to date. It can be your favorite, too!

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7 thoughts on “If You Love the Ocean, Make This Teal Waves Crochet Blanket!”

  1. Hey there! Lovely pattern! I am making one for my mom in crimson red and a black, grey, and white variegated yarn. It’s working up beautifully. However, I did want to point out that the method of carrying the yarn up the sides won’t work for this pattern. Since each color only moves in one direction every time its used; the variegated always starts on the same side and ends on the same side, so you don’t have a new strand of variegated yarn on its starting side. I hope that made sense, haha. Carrying yarn up the sides only works when you are working in even numbered rows. (https://www.dummies.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/crafts/knitting-crocheting/how-to-carry-yarn-in-crochet-197723) An alternative would be to carry each color under the other in every row, but you’d definitely eat up some yarn that way.

    Regardless, this pattern is gorgeous and I’m looking forward to the end product. I know my mother is looking forward to it too!

    1. That is a very good point, Lindsey, thank you! I am creating a pattern right now with the moss stitch and switching colors and quickly discovered the row colors have to be even in numbers in order to carry it up the sides using just one skein of each color at a time. What I need to update in this post then (thanks to your helpful observation) is that if they want to carry the yarn, they’ll have to use two skeins of each color at a time. Is it doable with blanket yarn? Yes, but it will still be a PITA, lol. The person has to weigh which is more annoying for them, tying off and weaving in all those tails, or working with four giant skeins at a time. I plan to remake this blanket with more neutral or paler colors and will try the four-skein method myself to see which is worse. Thanks again!

  2. Hi there, I have tried 2 different ways to try to get this pattern down, and I still don’t think I have it correct. I am wondering if there may be an error in the pattern directions. Are you supposed to put a teal single crochet row after every wave row? The directions do not state this, (repeat of rows 2-4 puts 2 waves together then a teal row..row 4-2-3) but after studying your photo, it appears that way. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

    1. Hi Joan, Thank you for your observation. I see exactly what you mean and it looks like I overlapped the ending rows there. It should be: “Rows 5-82: Repeat rows 2 – 4, or from * to **.

      Rows 83: Repeat row. Your last row should be the solid teal single crochet row.” Great catch! I’ll update the post now. -Marie

    1. Oh, I don’t blame you, it was not fun weaving in all of those ends! When I remake this in different colors, I plan to try the method using two skeins of each color at a time so I can carry the yarn up the sides. That may also be a PITA since the yarn is so fluffy, but I’m willing to try versus 1 million tails, lol.

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