Crochet Breakaway Waves Blanket Pattern

Crochet Breakaway Waves Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Breakaway Waves Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Breakaway Waves Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Breakaway Waves Blanket

When I stumbled across the Bernat Baby Blanket Stripes yarn in Tiny Teal, I immediately knew I wanted to crochet a chevron wave blanket with it.  Sometimes the yarn directs me what to do.  I really love when inspiration hits that way!  So I hope you enjoy my Breakaway Waves Blanket as much as I do.

I wanted to do larger color-block style section, so paired it up with Bernat Blanket yarn in Light Teal to crochet this design.  The name Breakaway Waves came because when my son looked at it, he said it reminded him of crashing waves, and the little foamy whitecaps that are formed in the water.

This is a dense blanket, alternating the Bean Stitch with a section of front post stitches for a deep texture.

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Breakaway Waves Blanket Pattern

Yarn
Color A – Bernat Blanket 10.5 oz – Light Teal – 4 Balls
Color B – Bernat Blanket Baby Stripes – 10.5 oz – Tiny Teal – 3 Balls

Hook
9 mm / M/N Hook

Sizing
50” X 62”

Abbreviations
Beg = Begin(ning)
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Dc2tog = Double Crochet 2 Together
Dc3tog = Double Crochet 3 Together
FPdc = Front Post Double Crochet
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hdc3tog = Half Double 3 Together
Rep = Repeat
Rnd = Round
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Together
Sc3tog = Single Crochet 3 Together
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Yo = Yarn Over

Special Stitch
Bean Stitch – Insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yo in same stitch and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo in same stitch once more and pull up a loop (6 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1 to complete stitch.

Multiples
The multiples in the beginning chain are 23 + 2 to change the width of the blanket.

Each section of the blanket uses a full ball of yarn, but changing size will affect the yarn usage. Also, I did play yarn chicken with the striped yarn. I’m a pretty average crocheter. If you are loose, you may want to drop a hook size. Also, if you run a few stitches short, simply switch colors a bit sooner.

Instructions

Color A – Ch 117

Row 1: 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc, *sc in next 9 ch, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 9 ch,** 3 sc in next ch; rep from * 3 more times, then * to ** once, 2 sc in last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st, here and throughout), 2 hdc in same st, *(sk next st, bean in next st) 5 times, sk 2 st, (bean, sk next st) 5 times,** 2 beans in next st; rep from * 3 more times, then * to ** once, (1 sc, 1 hdc) in last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, bean in next st, work a bean st into the ch-1 sp of the next 4 bean sts, sk next bean ch-1 sp, *bean st into the next 5 ch-1 sp,** 2 beans in next ch-1, bean st in next 5 ch-1 sps, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * 3 more times, then * to ** once, (1 sc, 1 hdc) in last st. Turn.

Rows 4 – 9: Rep row 3.

Row 10: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, *(2 sc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times, sk next ch-1 sp, (2 sc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp,** 3 sc in next ch-1 sp, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 3 more times, then from * to ** once, sk next st, 2 sc in last st. Drop color A, pick up color B. Turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 9 st, dc2tog, dc in next 9 st,** 3 dc in next st; rep from * 3 more times, then * to ** once, 2 dc in last st. Turn.

Row 12: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, FPdc in next st, *(hdc in next st, FPdc in next st) 4 times, hdc3tog, (FPdc in next st, hdc in next st) 4 times, FPdc in next st,** 3 hdc in next st; rep from * 3 more times, then * to ** once, 2 hdc in last st. Turn.

Row 13: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 9 st, dc3tog, dc in next 9 st,** 3 dc in next st; rep from * 3 more times, then * to ** once, 2 dc in last st. Turn.

Row 14: Rep row 12.

Rows 15 – 20: Rep rows 13 and 14.

Row 21: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, *sc in next 9 st, sc3tog, sc in next 9 st,** 3 sc in next st; rep from * 3 more times, then * to ** once, 2 sc in last st. Drop color B, pick up color A. Turn.

Row 22: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, *(sk next st, bean in next st) 5 times, sk 1 st, (bean, sk next st) 5 times,** 2 beans in next st; rep from * 3 more times, then * to ** once, (1 sc, 1 hdc) in last st. Turn.

Rows 23 – 29: Rep row 3.

Continue working in pattern repeat from rows 10 to 29, 2 more times. Last row: Rep row 10. Finish off.

Crochet Breakaway Waves Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Breakaway Waves Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Breakaway Waves Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Breakaway Waves Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

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27 Comments

  1. Emily

    I’m so glad I found this pattern – it’s lovely so far! However I’m still having some trouble with row 12 – I’m not lining up with the valleys so the hdc3tog is not aligned. I’m not quite sure what needs to be added in or if I just misread the pattern after it was fixed, so I’d appreciate any help. Thanks!

    • The valleys in using HDC always feels out of alignment generally. I know exactly what you are thinking. Unless you are missing stitches then it’s a problem. Do you think you are missing stitches or it feels out of alignment. The HDC favours a lean which gives that illusion.

      • Emily

        I’ve frogged it twice now and my numbers match up with the previous row, but when I head down to the second valley from the beginning of the row, I am too early – there’s an extra stitch before the hdc3tog, so it’s off center. I know that there may be an illusion of off-center due to the nature of the stitch, but all the other ones in previous rows have lined up well in the valleys without issue.
        Thank you!

      • Emily

        Sure, that makes sense. I’ve frogged row 11 & 12 twice now and while my numbers match up for 11 (9 stitches in between, the correct # on the valleys & the peaks), I’m coming up a bit too early on my descent to the 2nd valley on row 12. There’s an extra stitch before I should put my hdc3tog so it’s not quite centered – and all of the other rows previously have not had an issue being centered and lined up, so I’m not sure how far back I should try frogging to see if I made a mistake somewhere else. Thank you!

      • Sometimes you just have to improvise. I have lost my way in waves too and sometimes have to cheat to put myself back on track.

  2. Kandi

    Hi, I was struggling with row 12 also. Now that it has been resolved, I am now struggling with row 22. It’s just not lining up. I took the row out and I keep counting, but no luck.

    After the previous modification to row 12, I now have 111 stitches before starting row 22.

    • I’ll ask Jeanne to circle back and review when she has time. Thanks for the heads up.

  3. alyssa

    I also have an issue with row 12. I tried to just crochet through the pattern a few lines and by row 15 there is a big issue at the end of the row I only have 5 loops left to go into, instead of the required 9 so my guess is a stitch is missing after every peak.

    I don’t like the way it looks and will pull it out back to line 11 and then try and work the pattern adding the extra front post dobule crochet. If that is not successful I will just do the Bean stitch chevron as it looks really nice.

    • I’m going to redraw the chart again in computer format. This pattern has been a real pain for me personally. Seems a lot of people are slipping up as my instructions are not clear enough or I have errors that I cannot see. Redrawing it will help me out… If I Cannot solve it, I’ll just remove the pattern as it’s the best way to eliminate problems.

      • I have located the errors, There were multiple. I pulled out the book and examined what I was doing. Explaining it… and doing it are two different things. I will have the revision up in the next hour. I am going to photograph my test swatch.

      • Molly Corman

        Great! PLEASE don’t remove it. Jeanne worked with me and I got it. I love this blanket! So did my brother who I gifted it to!

      • alyssa

        Thanks for checking it over! I tried a few times and figured out that I did need to add the front post double and it lines up now. I may have had an error following row 11 the first time and not realized it. My blanket is 2/3 done and I am on my final section of the front post doubles. The blanket does have some weight to it. I plan to do an edge around in single crochet to even out the edges and finish it off. I am an intermediate crochet person so the edge helps hide any unevenness.

      • You’re welcome. It was a tough one to word out, at least to me.

      • Melynda

        I’d love to share a picture of how mine turned out, is there somewhere I can send one? Its a gorgeous pattern once you get the hang of it!

      • Yes, our email is in the contact us already if you wish to send us an email. Would love to see. Michael.

    • Melynda

      I sent in pictures of my finished Breakaway waves blanket. I’m happy with it 🙂 I used the stripes yarn

  4. Melynda

    In the 12th row it seems like the * section should include the FPdc, otherwise the hdc3tog doesn’t end up lining up with the valley everytime. Am I wrong?

    • Sonya

      I’m struggling with row 12 as well. I’ve pulled out and started over four times already because it wasn’t lining up correctly. This last attempt, I thought I was close to the mark until near the end where I now have four stitches remaining. I’m not sure what I did wrong or what to do to fix it. Like the above post, I struggled to land in the valley at the proper time. Everything was even until row 12. This is my first chevron project, so I’m learning a lot through trial and error. Does anyone have a count of how many stitches should be at the end of each row?
      Melynda, Did adding the FPDC to each section solve the issue for you?

      • Melynda

        On row 12 I included the FPdc in the repeat sequence and it seems to have worked for me. like this:

        *FPdc in next st, (hdc in next
        st, FPdc in next st) 4 times, hdc3tog, (FPdc in next st, hdc in
        next st) 4 times, FPdc in next st,** 3 hdc in next st; rep from *
        3 more times…

        I have not checked out the revisions she’s made yet, but as the blanket is nearly done I figured I should keep what I was doing consistent. I wish it had a diagram with it as I always find it easier to have those with the written pattern. I do love how its turned out though! I added a small border on mine 🙂

      • Molly

        Good morning! I am having the same issue and added the FPdc in the next stitch after the peak, which made everything line up. When I get to the end of the row, however, I am not ending with a FPdc prior to the 2 hdcs in the last stitch. Did that happen to you or did it all line up by the end and make both ends symmetrical? I appreciate any feedback you have at this point as it sounds like you are well into the project. I love it but am frustrated with this one row :-).

  5. Rebecca

    I love this pattern, and the stitch. Am I counting wrong, tho? When I follow the directions, I end up with 6 stitches left at the end. When i skip 3 instead of 2 it works better. Please help tell me what I’m doing wrong.

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