Irish Wave Baby Blanket Pattern
by Elizabeth Mareno
NOTES: The baby blanket can easily become an adult blanket by simply continuing to add waves. Also, changing yarn weight and hook size will significantly change the way the afghan looks and what size you can achieve. If you want to add motifs to make it wider this is the math I would use: 1 motif = 14 chains. Each motif is approximately 3” wide. So decide how many more inches wide you would like your blanket (original is 32”) and add that many chains per motif to the original chain count. You may have to play with it a little.
It is a simple and lovely four row repeat that I hope you’ll try!
Light worsted like Yarn Bee Soft Secret or a DK weight 40.25 total ounces of yarn needed for a baby blanket with 23 four-row repeats.
1,450 yards for total blanket.
**color stripes are a complete 4 row repeat
G hook Large Eye needle for weaving ends.
NOTES: The ch 2’s and ch 5’s at the beginning of the rows count as hdc and trc, respectively. However, chain 1 does not count as a sc.
2trc cluster: *yo twice, insert hook into st indicated, yo, pull up loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) twice, * leave the last loop on the hook. Repeat * to * once in the same space. Yo, pull through three loops left on the hook.
3trc cluster: *yo twice, insert hook into st indicated, yo, pull up loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) twice, * leave the last loop on the hook. Repeat * to * twice in the same space. Yo, pull loop through four remaining loops on hook.
Sm sp = “same space”
Turning chain= the chain you made before you turned your work.
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