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The Desert Waves Baby Blanket – A Free Crochet Pattern

Hi crochet friend!

Today, I am here to present my baby’s Wavy Stripes Blanket. It is cozy, cute, and super warm! Look how plushy it is!!

This pattern uses a very simple technique to make wave-like stripes throughout the blanket. Rather than flat edges, the top and bottom of the blanket have a nice flow to them. It gives a little extra fun to your crochet project, without being difficult.

Aside from double crochet and double crochet increase, the only other stitch that you will need to know is double crochet decrease/double crochet 2 together. This stitch is a lot easier than it sounds, so don’t get psyched out! I have directions within the notes to help you out.

This pattern uses Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, which makes it work up super fast and have a nice cozy, fluffy feel. There are SOOOO many colors available for this type of yarn, but the ones I used were Little Sandcastles and Vanilla.

My little baby David sleeps with his Wavy Stripes Blanket every night. I tried putting it in the wash and switching it out with another blanket, but he didn’t sleep nearly as well. Maybe it was my crazy superstitious mind over thinking things, but I think this blanket might be magic. Super soft, super warm, and super cute!

Have fun crocheting this beautiful blanket!

Desert Waves Baby Blanket

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2 skeins Color A (Bernat Baby Yarn in Vanilla)

1 skein Color B (Bernat Baby Yarn in Little Sandcastles)

8mm crochet hook

Yarn needle for sewing in ends


7 dc x 4 rows = 4 inch square

Blanket size: 35 inches x 44 inches

(See notes for how to adjust size)


ch(s) – chain(s)

dc – double crochet

dc2tog – double crochet two stitches together

st(s) – stitch(es)

f/o – finish off

Pattern Notes:

  • Blanket size is written for 35” x 44” blanket. You can adjust this size by making sure the starting chain has multiples of 14 + 2 ch at the end. Continue following pattern, but adjust repeats.
  • Ch 2 will always count as a stitch.
    • Last stitch of each row will work into ch 2.
  • * surrounding parts of written pattern show that you will need to repeat what is between the *.
  • Number before stitch indicates number of stitches in that single stitch. 
  • Number after stitch indicates number of stitches you will be working in.
  • Follow the following guide to read pattern:
    • Pattern says: “dc2tog, dc2tog, dc 4, 2dc in next 2 sts, dc 4*
    • Pattern means: “double crochet 2 stitches together, double crochet 2 stitches together, double crochet once in each of the next 4 stitches, work 2 double crochets in each of the next 2 stitches, double crochet once in each of the next 4 stitches. Repeat this pattern.


Ch 72,

Row 1: dc in 3rd chain from hook, dc in next 4 sts, *dc2tog, dc2tog, dc 4, 2dc in next 2 chs, dc 4* 4 times, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc 5, turn.

Row 2: ch 2 (counts as st), dc in same st and in next 4 sts, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc 4, *2dc in next 2 sts, dc 4, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc 4* 4 times, 2dc in last st, turn. 

Rows 3-38: Repeat row 2 for all rows, switching colors according to guide below:

Color A: 1-2

Color B: 3-5

A: 6

B: 7-8

A: 9-13

B: 14-17

A: 18-22

B: 23-25

A: 26-30

B: 31-32

A: 33

B: 34-36

A: 37-38

And that’s it! Comment below and let me know what you think!

Free Rippled baby blanket crochet pattern. Large blanket using Bernat Blanket yarn.

Happy Crocheting!

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