Crochet Breaking Waves Afghan Pattern

Crochet Breaking Waves Afghan Pattern

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Crochet Breaking Waves Afghan

Crochet Breaking Waves Afghan

Crochet Breaking Waves Afghan

Introducing the Crochet Breaking Waves Afghan designed by Mikey of The Crochet Crowd aka me. Inspired by the breaking waves of water on a coastal edge and looking to Caron Big Cakes, Blue Macaroon, I developed a textured look wave afghan.


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Free Pattern: Crochet Breaking Waves Afghan

The crashing of the waves appears using front and back posts in 1 row every 4th row. Stabilized by the other 3 rows. The colour changes naturally coming out of the yarn ball give the afghan a look of gradation like you are painting the surface of the water onto the afghan.

The yarn multiple is in 19. So you can change the size of the afghan if you wish by just changing the number of sets of 19. There are 11 sets of 19 in my sample. Seriously though, the sample didn’t take long to make and I enjoyed making it too! The changes in the colour make it more interesting to crochet along.

I knew Caron Big Cakes go a long way, yardage wise and it didn’t disappoint. My pattern is available to download the pdf if you wish to try one for yourself.

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Change the Starting Chain on Pattern to 207, please. PDF IS UPDATED – 03/15/2018


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Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.

51 thoughts on “Crochet Breaking Waves Afghan Pattern”

  1. Nancy I Sanchez says:

    no blue button

  2. Sue McVicker says:

    No Blue Button

  3. Julie G says:

    No blue button, red lettered link available ?

  4. Carol Womick says:

    I know that people don’t often do a border for a stitch like this, but is there a particular border pattern that you would recommend? I am finishing a baby version of this for a friend, and she loves the look but wants it “square”- as she says.

    1. Marina King says:

      a simple single crochet would work, or are you looking to have straight all around edges?

    2. Cathy says:

      I always end with Row 2. You could do a shell border down the sides, then you’d have the wavy shell look all around.

    3. Crystle says:

      What is the proper multiple on this pattern? I’ve scoured the patterns, videos, and internet and everything is conflicting. I’ve unraveled this 3x, but I want to make it as it’s gorgeous! What did you all do as your starting chains? Right now I am doing multiples of 19, but the last stitches in my row one evened out exactly – I didn’t have an extra stitch he talks about skipping to even it out. Please help! 🙂

      1. Mikey says:

        I really think it’s 17 + 3. I did an update to the PDF a while back as I redrew the diagram to double-check.

      2. Crystle says:

        Thank you very much! I saw in the video you crossed out one number, and the pattern said another, so I just wanted to make sure I was using the most up to date info. I’m going to restart this tonight!
        If I wanted to make it smaller/narrower, would I use the multiples of 17, or 20? Sorry if I’m being obtuse. 🙂

      3. Marina King says:

        for changing the size you would chain the 17 + 3

      4. Cathy says:

        In my notes I have multiple of 8 + 4. I’ve made at least 4 & it’s worked out. Row three has an error, though. At least in the version I downloaded. My notes also say, ROW 3 CORRECTION: *3 sc in next CH 1 SP, SC IN NEXT ST …

        Hope this helps.

  5. Angie says:

    I purchased the yarn for this project and am trying to make this pattern work. Can anyone tell me if you have completed this afghan, the number of chains and number of multiples? I look forward to making this and gifting it. It looks so pretty. Thanks.

  6. Jasmine says:

    If I made this into a baby blanket, how many chains should I start off with? I’m not the best at figuring this stuff out lol

  7. Jasmine says:

    So if I wanted to make this into a baby blanket how many chains would you suggest? Converting isn’t my strongest suite lol

  8. Lois Clark says:

    The tutorial says multiple of 19 209 stitches and the pattern in printed versions says chain 207. Could the pdf be corrected?

  9. Liz G says:

    That is gorgeous! I plan on making one after the Ocean Waves with Big Cakes is finished.

    I’ve also noticed that the Big Cakes and Tea Cakes are on clearance at Michael’s. They’re not getting discontinued, are they?! I wanted to get a bunch of the Tea Cakes..

    1. Not that I am aware of. I’ve not heard anything about discontinuing any of the Caron Cakes Products. Michaels is most likely cycling through stock.

  10. Debra J Moorefield says:

    Mikey, please update your PDF file to reflect multiples of 19 instead of 18. I, too, have frogged mine 3 times thinking I had done something wrong. I love the look of this pattern but not the frustration. Thanks!

    1. Jaci Bledsoe says:

      I am having a horrible time with this pattern. I have tried twice and frogged each one. Your chart is also off kilter. I am going to try and design my own from this as I am getting very frudtrated. Your afghan patterns are always a “goto” for me but this one has just about worn out what patience I have left for it.

  11. Tanya Watters says:

    What am I missing? My starting chain was 209. I have 12 waves, not 11 and extra chains leftover. I have tried this 3 times with the same result. My 5 dc in next 2 ch look like this (oo) next to each other. Is that normal? Someone please help!!

    1. Wendy says:

      Tanya I have the exact same problem as you….I started with 209 chains and I have 12 waves and several extra chains leftover. Any luck figuring this out?

      1. Let me revisit this again. I thought I had solved this… Maybe not.

      2. Penny Price says:

        Hi Mikey! I absolutely adore this pattern but isnt 19 x 11 equal to 209? And are there any extra stitches added to that? Thanks again for such a beautiful pattern! Penny

      3. Tanya says:

        I never got it to work so I moved on to a different pattern. Beautiful blanket but I just couldn’t get figure it out.

  12. Alison Phillips says:

    Hi Mikey! Watched the tutorial and what you show doesn’t match the pattern. Pattern doesn’t state to skip a space before and after the groups of 5 dc but you show it in your tutorial. This may be why my stitch count is off. Can you clarify! Thanks,

  13. Tammy says:

    Is there a tutorial now. I did not get 11 waves!!! I did 198 ch to start.

  14. Anna says:

    So glad to read all these comments. I’m also having an issue with the pattern right from the start. The numbers do not work out correctly. I’ve been reading patterns for many, many years and do find mistakes in them, so I’m aware this happens, but would appreciate it being corrected.

  15. Jeanne Carlisle says:

    I think is afghan is beautiful. I am also ha having an issue with it pattern. (That has never happened with any pattern I have used from your website before, so maybe it is me.) To me to seems the repeating pattern is based on 19, and not 18. There are 2 stitches that get 5dcs, then the next stitch get 1 dc, followed by (skip 1 stitch & dc in the next one) 8 times. That would be 19 stitches. Can you please advise on this? Thank you. I love you work and your website.

    1. Jeanne Carlisle says:

      My second thought is maybe don’t have the 1 dc after the 2 5 dc stitches. This would bring thr reapeating pattern down to 18, but then it would have to change the instructions in the other rows.

    2. yeah you are right. 19. I am correcting PDF.

      1. Jeanne says:

        Thank you Miley. I love this project. I am making two in a smaller size for my cousin who is having twins. Almost done with the first one and it is beautiful. I am using an H hook and doing 9 sets.

  16. Marie-France says:

    I feel so much better that I am not the only one having a hard time getting this pattern. lol It’s perfect for the Caron Cake I bought months ago! I was going to do another Ocean Wave afghan but I really like your pattern. I will wait for more instructions. Thanks

  17. Joy Kucinski says:

    I know you are busy with your move and a tutorial doesn’t happen overnight but even a chart would really help. Thanks for all that you do Mikey!

  18. Lynn says:

    Mikey, could you please have a tutorial? I am a visual learner and would greatly love to attempt the breaking waves afghan. It is a beautiful afghan!! I haven’t looked at the pattern yet but would learn better if a tutorial could be made. (even if it was just a swatch) Thanks

  19. Joy Kucinski says:

    I am an experienced crocheter and this pattern has me totally stumped. After 4 attempts, I am putting it aside until there is a chart and/or tutorial. Love the look, have the yarn, and will be waiting.

  20. I needed to have 220 starting chains in order for this pattern to work with 11 repeats. Took me three trys at my foundation row.

  21. Joann Panzica says:

    Hi Mikey! Will there be a diagram for this pattern? My starting chain is correct, but I only have 10 clusters of 5dcs x 2. Am I missing something, also after the tenth cluster, I should only have 5 dcs, but I have 8. Please help!

  22. It is beautiful. Thank you for the directions. Can you add a chart too?

  23. Cathy Koch says:

    Trying this pattern & it’s not making sense. Looking at the picture, it doesn’t appear that two rows (1 & 2) have the 5 dc in 2 sts. I keep looking at & enlarging the picture. Will there be a video tutorial?

    1. I will double check… I will film after I move… Probably in the next 2 – 3 weeks.

    2. I’m going to pull this article offline until I can double check your statement as well.

      1. Cathy Koch says:

        Sorry, but I don’t see any difference between what I downloaded yesterday & today’s pattern after you said correction made. What am I missing?

      2. Chain count is changed… The 5 dc in the 2 sts that you were mentioning are in the pattern where they should be.

      3. Cathy Koch says:

        Thanks so much! BTW, I started with ch 162. Ended up with 8 waves & 9 extra chains. I’ll just let it go…

      4. Paula says:

        This pattern has me absolutely frustrated… Please revisit it. It does not make sense at all. Frogged at least dozen times. Something is not right.

      5. Marina King says:

        Where are you getting stuck, how can I help you figure it out?

      6. Cathy Koch says:

        Paula, here’s a note I made for myself. I hope this helps:

        ROW 3 CORRECTION: *3 sc in next CH 1 SP, SC IN NEXT ST …

  24. Kellee Fletcher says:

    I love the texture. Is the 198 starting chain count correct? Seems like it needs to be more to have the 11th wave cluster appear towards the end followed by the right number of dc and spaces. The first row is very similar to the seaside ripple first row that requires a starting chain of 210 to achieve 209 sts and 11 ripples.

  25. cindyzs/freespiritczs says:

    Love it‼ in favorites‼ Beautiful afghan‼. Thank you Mikey‼

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