The Waves of Grace Crochet Blanket Pattern is the first crochet blanket pattern I’ve ever published! The meaning of this pattern is still dear to my heart, and I use this blanket just about every day! If you’d like to read the story behind the pattern, you can read it HERE.
If you’ve been around the Sweet Bird Crochet Nest for any length of time, you know how much I love to crochet and design blankets! There’s something methodical about the repetitive stitch patterns you often find in crochet blanket patterns. Some would call this “mindless” crochet. However, for me, crochet is never mindless. Anytime I’m making a crochet blanket, my mind is quite active thinking about who I’m making it for.
Today, as we celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day, I wanted to share this FREE Crochet Blanket Pattern with you as my random act!
I figure I could reach more people with my crochet kindness by sharing a free pattern! Every person who makes a blanket and gives it away, is spreading this act of kindness!
Here’s a few ways you can spread random kindness with this pattern:
Is a friend going through a hard time? Make them a blanket to show them you care!
You could make several blankets to donate to a local woman’s shelter.
Get in touch with your local CASA program and ask them how many kids they serve. Make it a goal to crochet a blanket for every child.
Waves of Grace Blanket Pattern
Yarn: Hobby Lobby ‘I Love This Yarn’ (100% Acrylic; 355 yd [325 m]; 7 oz [199 g] or any size 4 worsted weight yarn.
Hook: US H/8 (5 mm)
Notions: Tapestry Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape
14 DC by 10 Rows = 4” [10cm] square. Unblocked
Width: 30” [76 cm] Length: 35” [89 cm]
- BEG: Beginning
- Ch/Chs: Chain/Chains
- DC: Double Crochet [Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over
and pull through first 2 loops, yarn over and pull through last 2 loops on hook]
- FO: Fasten Off
- SC: Single Crochet [Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull
through 2 loops on hook]
- SK: Skip
- SlSt: Slip Stitch [Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, pull through loop on hook]
- SP/SPS: Space/Spaces
- ST/STS: Stitch/Stitches
- Pattern is written in US terms and imperial measurements.
- This pattern is worked back and forth in rows, from the bottom up.
- Ch 1 at the end of each row does not count as a stitch.
- Ch 3 at the end of the row does count as stitch.
- This pattern is a great stash busting pattern. You can create a colorful blanket by changing colors at the end of each row or every other row!
How to Change Colors at the End of a Row
To change colors at the end of a row, you will work the final stitch like you normally would, instead of yarning over and completing your stitch, you will drop the color you were working with and complete the ST with the new color.
Example: If you are working a DC row in blue and you will be joining yellow: Yarn over, insert hook into last stitch in the row, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, drop blue, add yellow by pulling yellow through 2 remaining loops on hook.
This last stitch might be loose so you will need to pull the yarn taut after your 1st stitch with the new color. Also, weaving in the ends right away helps to keep the stitch tight.
Row 1: DC in the 4th Ch from hook, DC in same Ch SP, DC 2 in the next 2 Ch SPS, *[SK 1 Ch, DC in next Ch] 5 times, SK 1 Ch, DC 2 in the next 6 Chs**; Repeat from * until ** across until there are 14 Chs left in the row, [SK 1 Ch, DC in next Ch] 5 times, SK next Ch, DC 2 in the next 3 Chs, Ch 1, turn. (119 DC)
Row 2: SC in first ST and in each ST across, Ch 3, turn. (119 SC)
Row 3: DC in first ST, DC 2 in the next 2 STS, *[SK 1 ST, DC in next ST] 5 times**, SK 1 ST, DC 2 in the next 6 STS; repeat from * until ** across until there are 14 STS left in the row, *[SK 1 ST, DC in next ST] 5 times, SK next ST, DC 2 in the 3 STS, Ch 1, turn. (119 SC)
Work rows 1-3 once, then repeat rows 2 and 3 until your piece measures 35 in or 82 rows. Ending with a SC row. FO. Weave in ends.
Don’t forget to share this Free Crochet Blanket Pattern with your friends!
Please share your finished blankets and tag @sweetbirdcrochet on social media using #sweetbirdcrochet