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Monday, 1 February 2016

Wavy Blanket

  I made this blanket full size. As the pattern has lots of puff stitches it is very warm! I really enjoyed having over my legs on cold evenings while I was making it! 
  This pattern has 3 parts the body (the waves), the border prepare and then the shell border.


Wavy crochet blanket, free patternWavy crochet blanket, free pattern


Wavy crochet blanket, free pattern



The body (waves)



Wavy crochet free pattern

  I found the pattern for the waves HERE. (This site has lots of patterns I can't wait to try!).


Border prepare


  Once I had the body of the blanket the size I wanted I needed to straighten the edges. I did this with 2 rows.

   1st Row. I used 5 sc (over the top of the wave) and then going down each side I did 3 hdc followed by 3dc. I skipped the bottom middle stitch.  

   2nd Row. I only used 4hdc in the dip (again skipping the bottom middle). The rest of the stitches are just sc.

  I also did a row of sc down each side of the blanket (adding a sc - 2ch - sc) for the corners.


Shell Border


  Now the only thing left is the border. I decided on a shell border. 
  Start anywhere on one of the sides.

   1st Row (white) Join with 3ch and 5 dc in same stitch (6dc shell). skip 2 and sc into 3rd stitch. skip 2 and make next shell the 3rd stitch. 

   For the corners: Do a 9dc shell. 

   *If you find that a shell doesn't line up with the corner, don't worry. Just do a few shells with a skip 1 on one side (instead of skip 2 on both sides). No one will notice! I also prefer to only skip 1 on each side of the corner shell, but try out what works best for you!

   Once you get back to where you started cut and join to top of starting chain.

   2nd Row (Light Blue). Turn the blanket (So this time you crochet the other way around blanket). Join the wool at any sc. 4ch and dc into same sc (a V-Stitch). Make your way around the blanket with V-stitches (dc - ch - dc) in the sc between the shells. 

   *If like me you like the crossover look just do the 1st dc on the left-hand side of the sc and the 2nd dc on the right-hand side.

   For the corners: After last V-stitch 3ch and sc in 4th dc. 2ch. sc in next dc. 3ch. next V-stitch.

   Once you get back to the starting chain join with slip stitch to 3rd chain.

   3rd Row (Still Light Blue). 3ch and 7dc into same V-Stitch. sc into top of white shell (capturing the blue chain). 8dc in all V-Stitches (Shells) and sc into top of all white shells.

   For the corners: Make the sc in the 2nd dc of the white shell. The corner shell (in the 2ch space) should be 9dc. The last sc should be in the 2nd dc from the last of the white shell.

   After last sc cut and join to the top of the starting chain.

   4th Row (Dark Blue). Turn blanket again. Join and 4ch to any light blue sc. [sc - 2ch - sc] (picot) into the top each shell. [3ch - sc -3ch] into each light blue sc.

   For the corners: [sc - 2ch - picot - 2ch - picot - 2ch - sc] evenly around.

   After last 3ch cut and join to 2nd ch of starting Chain.



Wavy crochet blanket, free patternWavy crochet blanket, free pattern

  All that is left is to weave in any ends that remain and to block!


Wavy blanket being blocked

  Click HERE to see how I block blankets.

  This is my 1st attempt at writing crochet patterns (or at least part of one). If something doesn't make sense please let me know. I'll be happy to help.



31 comments:

  1. Could you please provide the number of stitches you cast on for a full size afghan. Please send your answer to me: bbrown2621@yahoo.com

    Thank you

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    1. I'm sorry to say I don't remember how many stitches I used. I normally make the chain as long as I would like the width of the blanket to be.
      I just lay the chain out flat (NOT stretched) and make it the width I like. You do need to keep count of the number of stitches as the pattern is multiple of 18 + 2.
      But each time it's made it will be different. Unless the same wool, hook and gauge is used.

      I hope this helps!

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  2. I was unable to get the instructions for the body due to a 403 Forbidden error code.
    Could/would you send me the link to get these instructions, please? Or the website where this pattern resides? gwamah@gmail.com
    Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide toward solving this problem.

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    1. Email with chart sent. Hopefully the webpage I got the pattern from will be working soon.

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  3. I have pdf files.on my computer so why do I have to change why cant I just download with out changing my brower

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    1. Hi. I don't know what browers or problem you are having. I have downloaded the chart using both Chrome and Firefox.
      If you are still having problems downloading the chart I can email it to you.

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    1. Hi. I used Katia Planet yarn. Very Dark Blue (3973), Night Blue (3982), Light Turquoise (3964), Sky Blue (3977) and White (3950).
      I went from Dark to white then back to Dark.

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  5. I have a crome acer and I have a problem accepting downloads but, the crome people helped me and said i should have no problem now however I still couldn't get your download to work. could you just email it to me,please?

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    1. I'm happy to send you the chart. I just need an email address. If you send me an email I'll reply with the chart. My email is hobbycrochetknitting@gmail.com

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  6. this blanket looks so lovely that i cant wait to make it

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  7. Hi... I love the pattern! By chance could you email me the guide/pattern for the blanket. I do have the rest of the pattern. My email address is stararchangel9@gmail.com. Thank You!

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  8. This is very pretty. What size hook did you use?, I can not see it anywhere. Thank you.

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    1. I used Katia Planet yarn and a 5.5mm hook (one size larger than recommend).

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  9. I havent started this blanket yet but i will use G or H. I plan to use Carron yarn,sport weight so I will use a H or I

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  10. What yarn weight did you use?

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    1. I used Katia Planet yarn. Weight Aran. Recommended hook size is 4.5mm/5mm. I used a 5.5mm hook.

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  11. Hi... I love the pattern! By chance could you email me the guide/pattern for the blanket. I do have the rest of the pattern. My email address is jfjhess17@gmail.com. I picked this pattern for my great grandson and realized all I had was the border. Thought I deleted the pattern. Thank You!
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    1. Hi. Email with chart sent. Hope your great grandson likes it!

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    2. Hello I absolutely love your blanket but I can only see the border instructions so could you please email me the details also can I make this with a 4mm hook and double knitting medium weight yarn.
      My email address is susbrynt@aol.com many thanks

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    3. Hello I absolutely love your blanket but I can only see the border instructions so could you please email me the details also can I make this with a 4mm hook and double knitting medium weight yarn.
      My email address is susbrynt@aol.com many thanks

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    4. Hello Gwyn. For the blanket I used a stitch from another site. There is a link under the photo. But here it is again: http://www.mypicot.com/0033.html
      The written instructions can be view online and a graft downloaded.
      I have also sent you an email. Please feel free to contact me if you have any problems.

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  13. Hi there! I love this pattern and the look of the blanket! I can't wait to get started :) Quick question though. How much yarn did you use and what hook size (in US terms, if possible)? I have 4 skeins(7oz/364yds each) of Super Value yarn that I would love to put towards this pattern. Thanks!

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    1. Hi. I'm sorry to say that I forgot to keep track of how much yarn I used.
      I don't live in the US and I have never seen Super Value yarn.
      I used KATIA PLANET (aran weight) yarn and a 5.5mm hook (in US I/9). The hook was 1 size up from the recommended.
      I originally bought 200g (7oz) of each colour, a total of 1kg (35oz). I know I ran out and had to buy more, but I don't remember how much of the second lot I used.
      As the pattern has lots of puff stitches it uses lots more yarn than expected!
      Sorry I couldn't help more.
      Hope you do make the blanket, It is lovely and warm!

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    2. Hello again. By the numbers you gave, you helped a lot! It seems you did use a 'super value' lot :) Thanks for the hook size as well, that helps a bunch! I look forward to this blanket, and am happy I found a warm blanket as well!

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  14. I am having problems down loading the pattern. Is there anyway you could e-mail the pattern to me. I love your pattern and don't understand why I'm having such a problem down loading it.

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    1. Hi,
      The written pattern for the "waves" is only available on mypicots.com. But you should be able to download the chart. If you can't download the chart please send me an email (hobbycrochetknitting@gmail.com) and I'll send you my copy.

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  15. the website is mypicot.com

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    1. Thank you, you are correct. The website is mypicot.com!!

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