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Wave Afghan Pattern

Published by Shana | Filed under Crochet, Free, Patterns

Crochet blanket

This is the first afghan I’ve made. I think it is a success! It’s a very easy pattern and was quick to finish. Please let me know if you make one and post pics of your finished project.


  • 4 skeins Caron’s Simply Soft in Light Country Blue
  • 3 skeins Caron’s Simply Soft in Dark Country Blue
  • 3 skeins Caron’s Simply Soft in Bone
  • Size K crochet hook

I crocheted with two strands of yarn to make the blanket thicker. I really like the Caron’s Simply Soft because it’s inexpensive and super soft. It does tend to lose it’s shape on hats or clothing, but for a scarf or afghan, that’s no big deal. [img:2]


  • You turn after every row.
  • Using light blue, ch 130 or any multiple of 8 + 2
  • Row 1 – sc in front loop
  • Row 2 – sc, (sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc) until last stitch, sc
  • Row 3 – sc
  • Row 4 – sc in back loop
  • Row 5 – sc, (sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc) until last stitch, sc
  • Row 6 – sc
  • That is a complete stripe. You should be able to get 2-2.5 stripes per skein of yarn, depending upon your afghan size.
  • Change color and repeat Rows 1-6.
  • Continue like this, changing colors where you want, until you run out of yarn or decide it is large enough.
  • Weave in ends.

Close up of back and front. The slight ridge through the middle of the stripes is made from crocheting in only one loop in Rows 1 and 4. If you don't like that look, just sc like normal.

April 12th, 2008
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8 Responses to “Wave Afghan Pattern”

  1. Carlene Says:

    I have a question about Row 5. Shouldn’t the wave start with a TR and work back down to a SC, then back up to a TR?


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  2. Monica Says:

    This is really pretty! I need to make a blanket for my 11-year-old nephew in green and blue, and I didn’t want it to be just plain stripes. This is simple enough for me, but different enough to make it special! Thank you!

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  3. tane Says:

    My son selected your pattern to have his blanket.  Finally, an agreement!  : ) 

    Thank you for sharing. 

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  4. VS Says:

    I know this is an older comment, but I did start with two TRs at the beginning of row 5 and ended with two TRs at the end of row 5.

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  5. Amy @ amymelissa.com Says:

    I love this! What is the finished size of this blanket? I am going to make a baby version and want to know how much to scale it down. Thanks!

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  6. alied Says:

    a question from Hollaand. Is the first sc 2 chains? Are the terms UK or USA?
    Thanks for sharing your pattern

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  8. Laura Says:

    I just used a double crcohet I think with a single crcohet around the edge once it was the size I wanted, but you can use just about any stitch/pattern.

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