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Bummer of an update:
Bernat has discontinued both Sandstone and Lagoon. However, they still have a gorgeous line of colors in the Bernat Satin collection that you can choose from!

 

11/13/15: Occasionally, the time comes to update a pattern.

It’s not lost on me that although many of you have successfully completed this blanket without issue, there is also a significant number of you who are convinced that the pattern doesn’t work. Clearly something is getting lost in translation, and although I’m not exactly sure what it is, I am not above trying to make my patterns better and better. I am, after all, only human… and there will always be room for growth.

It has dawned on me recently that I’ve released some other patterns using this same stitch, just worded a bit differently, and there hasn’t been any confusion on those patterns. So, I’m re-writing this pattern in the exact same language that was used for those patterns. (If you’re wondering: the only significant changes, other than re-wording, are a CH1 at the beginning of rows (instead of the original CH2), and I also left out the part about putting the last stitches in the CH2 space. It was more confusing than I meant for it to be, and it’s not necessary to make the pattern work.)

If you were in the middle of making this blanket, and didn’t have a problem with the previous version, click here to view it in its original wording.

I’ve also gone ahead and deleted many of the comments for the pattern because they were getting pretty confusing, some of them were wrong, and frankly, they just won’t apply to this new version and I don’t want to confuse new visitors even more. Nothing wrong with starting fresh. :)

P.S. – if you like the “Handmade with Special Care” label featured in the top photo, you can download the PDF for FREE here!

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Sweet Ocean Breeze Baby Blanket

Hook: I (5.50mm)
Yarn: Bernat Satin in Sandstone (250 yards, or 2 skeins), Lagoon (140 yards, or 1 skein), and Snow (280 yards, or 2 skeins). You can purchase it here.
Difficulty: Easy
Finished Size: Approx. 34"x26" (You can easily increase or decrease the size by adding to your starting Ch; just make sure you start with an odd number of Ch)

oceanbreezebabyblanket-closeupNotes:
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard terms.
(2) When working in rows, I usually do my starting chain and first row in a hook one size bigger than the pattern asks for. I tend to chain tightly, which pulls at the finished project if I don't use a larger hook to start. You can do the same if you wish. It is not noted in the pattern.
(3) "SC+DC" just means to put both a single crochet stitch and a double crochet stitch in the same place.

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To begin: CH103.

Row 1:  SC+DC in 3rd CH from hook. (Sk next ST, SC+DC in next ST) across. (102)

Row 2: CH1, turn. Skip 1st ST, SC+DC in next ST. (Sk next ST, SC+DC in next ST) across. (102)

Rows 3-76: Repeat Row 2.

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Here's how I ordered my colors for the blanket in the example, using Bernat Satin yarn:

  • Sandstone x4 rows
  • Snow x4
  • Lagoon x4
  • Snow x4
  • Sandstone x8
  • Snow x4
  • Lagoon x4
  • Snow x4

Repeat all of the above, in order, one more time.

Finish with a final section of Sandstone x4.

I hope you love this blanket as much as I do. I would love to see your finished product, so shoot me an email!

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This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by
Little Monkeys Crochet
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Here are the “do nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
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  • Do not post a translation of the pattern anywhere – this is copyright theft. If you would like to help make a translation available, I am happy to publish it on my blog with a link to your blog or Crochet-related Facebook page.
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  • Lauralee April 17, 2014, 4:25 pm

    This looks beautiful!
    Did you only use one ball of each color?

    • Rebecca April 17, 2014, 4:32 pm

      Thank you! To be honest, I didn’t pay any attention because I was working with partial skeins from leftover projects. I’ve been meaning to get the blanket out and do some math to figure out those numbers, so I’ll do that tonight after the little monkeys go to bed, and repost here and in the pattern. :)

    • Rebecca April 17, 2014, 5:16 pm

      Ok, I have some numbers for you! For reference, a skein of Bernat Satin is 166 yards.

      Sandstone: 250 yards (2 skeins)
      Snow: 280 yards (2 skeins)
      Lagoon: 140 yards (1 skein)

      • Lauralee April 17, 2014, 6:06 pm

        Thanks so much! I just got into one of the blankets I’m making for my little ones and want to use this pattern for the next one it’s so cute. Thanks so much for posting this pattern. I’m new to crocheting and love it when I find really nice patterns that don’t scare me off lol

        • Rebecca April 17, 2014, 8:14 pm

          Aww you’re welcome! My goal is to make patterns that any skill level can be proud of. :)

  • Marie April 17, 2014, 5:49 pm

    Love the colours that you have used in this blanket, and the pattern is great too! Will have to try this, but must finish the other blankets first, one of the babies came today!

    • Rebecca April 17, 2014, 8:14 pm

      How exciting! :)

  • Amy April 17, 2014, 5:53 pm

    Beautiful. I’m in the middle of a baby blanket right now, and I wanna switch to this pattern! (Ever happen to you??? LOLOL!) Thanks so much for the pattern — so appreciated! Do you make your own tags, too? I love it. This is my first blanket….I’m gonna have to dress it up really nice before I give it away. :)

    • Rebecca April 17, 2014, 8:15 pm

      Oh my goodness, Amy, you should see my workstation. I have so many partial projects going on! My imagination works faster than my hands! :)

      The tag is linked to on the pattern, or you can click here:

      http://littlemonkeyscrochet.com/printable-labels-for-handmade-items/

      • Amy April 19, 2014, 9:05 pm

        OMG….I totally didn’t even see the link, I was so giddy about the pattern! LOL! That’s ok….wasn’t the point, anyway. Thanks though! Can’t want to start the blanket. I’ve never worked with the Satin before. Might have to give it a try. I’m using Caron Soft now…not my fave.

        • Rebecca April 19, 2014, 9:18 pm

          You will LOVE the satin, I’m sure of it. I used Caron Simply Soft a few times, and I just didn’t love it, but was always bummed that I couldn’t find another yarn with the same “shine”. When I saw Bernat Satin sitting on the shelf, I was seriously giddy… I think it’s my new favorite yarn! And much easier to work with (the threads don’t spread as easily).

  • Ericka April 17, 2014, 7:47 pm

    Beautiful pattern – I know exactly what you mean about natural colors…very tricky. Great job!

    • Rebecca April 17, 2014, 8:16 pm

      Thank you! :)

  • Ericka April 17, 2014, 7:49 pm

    ps…hoping Baby Oliver is doing well :) Sending prayers…

    • Rebecca April 17, 2014, 8:17 pm

      Baby Oliver has decided to be patient, at least for now. Thank you for the prayers, I’m sure the mama will be happy to hear that others are praying, too. :)

  • Felicia April 18, 2014, 3:58 pm

    Do you make videos? I am a visual learner and I do not know the crochet lingo…

    • Rebecca April 18, 2014, 7:43 pm

      Unfortunately I don’t have the capabilities to do that yet, but I hope to in the future. :)

      • Mandy October 23, 2015, 12:15 pm

        I am a Visual learner too and would love it if you are able to show in step by step stitch or video . Your blanket looks stunning

  • Ank April 20, 2014, 3:56 pm

    Hello Rebecca.
    I wanted to know, whats the name of the stich that u used for this beautiful baby blanket??
    Greetz from Ank

    • Rebecca April 21, 2014, 6:39 pm

      Hi there! I don’t know if there is a technical name for the stitch, I was just experimenting and wanted to see what it would look like if I alternated SCs and DCs. If anyone does know a technical term, I’d love to hear it!

  • Kim in Michigan April 21, 2014, 3:12 pm

    Beautiful Pattern! Thank you for the label too! I can also use this with baby quilts or sewing items! Is there a print friendly version of the Sweet Ocean Breeze pattern? Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Rebecca April 21, 2014, 6:41 pm

      I’m sorry, not at this point! A lot of people I hear from just copy and paste it into a Word document. One of these days I will get around to adding print-friendly versions of my patterns. 😀

  • Laura April 23, 2014, 8:46 pm

    When you get to the end of the row, ch2 and turn, do you then skip the ch2 stitches, skip the first stitch and then start with the 1sc +1dc? Some how I’m adding stitches to each row and it must be when I ch2 turn?

    • Rebecca May 6, 2014, 9:33 am

      Hi Laura! I’m so sorry I didn’t see this comment earlier. I hope you were able to figure it out. I put my first (SC+DC) combo of the row right in the space to the right of the last (SC+DC) from the previous row. It’s basically right next to the Ch2. That should give you a nice straight edge.

  • Shannon Karcolak April 28, 2014, 3:15 pm

    I love the idea of using a larger hook for the first row. I tend to use a lot of tension and crocheting is an exercise in relaxing for me. I have to constantly remind myself to ease up as my tension gets tighter as my hooking speeds up! I also really like the idea for your straight edges on blankets. Have you done a tutorial on that?
    Thanks,S

    • Rebecca May 6, 2014, 9:31 am

      Hi Shannon! Using a larger hook on the first row has really helped me. I do it on scarves, blankets, washcloths… anything that’s repetitive rows. I don’t yet have a tutorial for getting those straight edges, but it’s on my to do list! :)

  • Crayola May 5, 2014, 10:50 pm

    I discovered this pattern 20 or so years ago and love it because it’s easy and quick to put together for a baby afghan. I’ve shared it with numerous people who wanted a quick project, especially one friend at church who made one for a friend who was pregnant and next thing she knew, she was making them for numerous women who became pregnant after that ~ lol

    • Rebecca May 6, 2014, 9:35 am

      Hi Crayola! Are you referring to the (SC+DC) stitch pattern, or the color combination? The pattern as a whole is a Little Monkeys Crochet original, although there’s really nothing groundbreaking about it, so you very well could have seen the (SC+DC) stitch pattern elsewhere. :)

  • Amy May 6, 2014, 3:45 pm

    Just an update — dropped my other blanket, like I thought I would, to start on this one. I LOVE this stitch. It is — however — taking me forEVER, for a few reasons.

    I hate to change colors. I was out purchasing yarn. No Bernat Satin in the colors that you had, or anything that would resemble an even nice-looking blanket. And since I had those beautiful colors from your pattern in my head, I saw the Bernat Baby Sport in a big ball. Nice, soft, easy to work with. Great! However, it’s pretty darn thin. It’s a “3” weight. My bad! :/

    Next mistake — I made the darn thing about 4 feet long. LOL! Again — I just wanted to make it a *tad* longer. OMG — this thing is taking forEVER!

    The blanket is going to be gorgeous — I originally was going to make it for our neighbor, who’s expecting their first baby boy, but we don’t know them that well, and after running into them a few times in the past month or so, I don’t feel that she’ll appreciate it. I’m going to finish it, and maybe try to sell it, although I wouldn’t know where to start. It’s gonna be big and beautiful! I’d love to send you a pic when it’s done.

    I love you for the pattern (the stitch, the whole thing, or whatever). 😉 Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    • Amy May 6, 2014, 4:10 pm

      Oh, the Bernat Baby Sport was a nice mixture of all three of the colors your used. Definitely not the same effect as a nice ripple w/each color, but you can still see how nice the stitch is!

      • Rebecca May 6, 2014, 4:15 pm

        Amy, your comment makes me smile all the way through lol. I can imagine it IS taking a while with that sport yarn and at that size, and I can definitely understand your wanting to make sure someone gets it who will truly appreciate the work that went into it!! There are much quicker blankets that you can whip up for your neighbor. 😉 I bet it’s going to turn out stunning! The stitch is lovely, with or without color changes! I’d love to see a picture when you’re finished. Good luck!

  • Ren May 12, 2014, 8:36 pm

    This is gorgeous. Great combination of colorway and stitch/pattern! I’d love to see you join us at the Inspire Us Thursdays link party on http://www.theinspiredwren.com.

    • Rebecca May 15, 2014, 10:08 pm

      Done! Thank you for the invite :)

      • Ren May 21, 2014, 8:58 am

        Thanks for linking up!

  • Cindy May 13, 2014, 12:29 am

    This pattern for some reason not working for me. Working between the pairings & looking for the small space are confusing. After a full day I ended up with my own pattern working in the space between the pairs of stitches. It turned out beautiful. I had to order the yarn online. I love your color combinations. thx

    • Rebecca May 13, 2014, 12:02 pm

      Hi Cindy! It sounds like you did it just right. I didn’t mean the space between the SC and the DC, I meant the space between pairs (as in, sc+dc, SPACE, sc+dc). I’m glad you were able to figure it out despite the confusing instructions :)

      • Cindy May 13, 2014, 6:26 pm

        Well, I’m glad I did it right. Is the tiny space kind of under the DC? Mine looks different than your picture. Yours looks like it has tiny “eyelets” in the pattern & mine is lacking those. My edges turned out very nicely. I am going to order more yarn and make another.

        • Cindy May 14, 2014, 12:40 pm

          Hi Rebecca. I want to make another for a girl & order some more yarn. Any ideas on a color combo?

          • Amy May 14, 2014, 7:35 pm

            Cindy — do you have a Pinterest page/account? I’ve started a color palette board that I want to start referring to when I want to start new projects. Maybe it’ll help you??? http://www.pinterest.com/716amyw/color-palettes/ Hope you can see it! :) Oh, otherwise, here’s the original page: http://design-seeds.com/index.php/search

            Rebecca — yeah, I’m still working on that darn blanket. 😛 Know this is more than you’re wanting for — but is there a way to post photos so we can share? After reading the comments from others, I’m feeling that I’m maybe not doing the pattern correctly, although it looks great!

          • Rebecca May 15, 2014, 10:02 pm

            You know, honestly the “eyelets” aren’t all that visible in real life. I was a little surprised when I saw them in my photos. I have no idea why that would be. But I’m guessing you did it right. And even if you didn’t, as long as you love it, that’s all that matters! :)

            I’m actually deciding on a girl color scheme myself. I’m debating between Soft Fern (light green) + Stardust (lavender), or banana (light yellow) + flamingo (pink) + soft fern (light green). I think either would look wonderful. I’ll be keeping the white rows regardless of which way I decide.

  • anna May 17, 2014, 11:14 am

    Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Anna

    • Rebecca May 26, 2014, 4:47 pm

      Thank you Anna :)

  • Amanda May 23, 2014, 2:22 pm

    Lovely pattern! I featured it in a round up at MNE Crafts!

    http://www.mnecrafts.com/2014/05/baby-blanket-round-up-10-free-patterns.html

    • Rebecca May 26, 2014, 4:47 pm

      Thank you SO much Amanda!

  • Sheila July 17, 2014, 9:00 am

    Just found this gorgeous blanket (and your blog) via Pinterest and ordered these colours immediately! I will make it twice the size as a gift for a family member – I hope she loves it as much as I already do! Thank you for such inspirational patterns – I have just subscribed:)
    Sheila

    • Rebecca July 17, 2014, 1:35 pm

      I’m so glad you found me, Sheila! I hope the blog will continue to inspire you. This is one of my favorite blanket patterns. I hope your family member loves it too! :)

  • Terry Davis July 22, 2014, 5:04 pm

    Hello, I just love the Sweet Ocean Breeze blanket. I really want to make one. But I cant read patterns. :(
    what are the stitches that you are using? DO YOU HAVE A UTUBE ON THIS PATTERN.

    • Rebecca August 5, 2014, 9:41 am

      Hi Terry, unfortunately I do not have a YouTube video for any of my patterns at this point. The stitch is very simple; it is just a (SC + DC) in one stitch, then you skip the next stitch. Repeat. :)

  • Rhonda August 2, 2014, 7:41 pm

    I couldn’t wait to make this. It works up fast and turned out Soooo cute. I used Caron soft grey, soft pink and white. Want to make a boy one next. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pattern!!

    • Rebecca August 5, 2014, 9:42 am

      Oh, it sounds absolutely beautiful! I am thinking about making one in white, chocolate and bold pink next. :)

  • Amy August 5, 2014, 10:13 pm

    Hello! Love the pattern. Would you have a tutorial up soon? I would love to get started on making this but I’m having trouble with the ends and seeing it visually helps a lot! Thank you.

    • Rebecca August 19, 2014, 9:36 am

      Hi Amy! I do hope to do a tutorial for this, however it won’t be for a little while as we are getting ready for a move. :)

  • Eunice aka Ales August 16, 2014, 8:32 am

    I am learning how to crochet and for my first project, i was going to make a beanie. But now i am thinking it will be a little bit difficult XD so i am just going to do a baby blanket! And i think this blanket is cute, but NOT going to copy! I am actually starting with a really cute peachy color of yarn 😀

    • Rebecca August 19, 2014, 9:37 am

      Hi Eunice! I think a blanket would be a much easier first project than a beanie. This one might be a little confusing for a total beginner, but I hope it will make sense! Good luck :)

  • Amy September 8, 2014, 4:01 pm

    Hi again — so I still absolutely love this blanket, and I’m going to make another. However, my first one just didn’t look the same as yours, albeit my different choice of yarn.

    Your instructions ARE clear. But I think there’s something *I’m* not getting, and if you wouldn’t mind humoring me….????

    When you say “working between the SC+DC pairings from the previous row”: do you mean to place the SC & DC in the SC space of the pair? That’s what I’m understanding (but my first blanket just didn’t look right).

    Or do yo mean to actually place the SC & DC in the space BELOW that SC, so it pulls everything up a little bit?

    Thanks so much!

    • Rebecca September 17, 2014, 5:51 pm

      I know it’s confusing. As long as you are counting, you will be putting it in the correct place. Make sure to skip the first stitch in the row, and put your pairing in the next stitch. You’re still working under the loops as you normally do in crochet, unless instructed otherwise.

  • Helen September 22, 2014, 12:14 pm

    The stitch looks like a star stitch. Love those colors. Like the name suggests it does look calming. Beautiful! Tk u for sharing.

    • Rebecca September 24, 2014, 9:02 pm

      Thank you Helen :)

  • Debbie September 28, 2014, 6:51 pm

    I’m making the baby blanket for a future grandbaby “hope chest”! My daughter is so excited. She picked out the colors since our local stores or online stores did not seem to have sandstone or lagoon. But it is turning out beautiful in sage, silk and soft fern. I’m using sage in place of sandstone, silk for snow, and soft fern for lagoon. Thank you so much for the pattern and color scheme.

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 3:10 pm

      I bet it is beautiful! My stores have stopped carrying sandstone and lagoon, much to my dismay. I rarely order yarn, but I have ordered sandstone a few times. I just love it too much to let it go :)

  • Michelle October 29, 2014, 4:56 pm

    Love this pattern . Wondering what edging you would suggest to jazz it up a bit?

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 3:10 pm

      Hmm, I don’t know. I tend to go for simpler, so if I were to put an edging on, I’d probably just do a flat SC. If it was for a girl, I might do a ruffled edge. :)

  • Sunny December 2, 2014, 11:33 am

    Love the pattern! Just wondering if you used 1 or 2 strands of yarns at one time for the blanket?

    • Rebecca December 5, 2014, 6:23 pm

      Just 1! :)

  • Sydney December 5, 2014, 6:02 pm

    Wonderful pattern. I made it for my cousin and it worked out very nicely. Thanks for posting!

    • Rebecca December 5, 2014, 6:23 pm

      You’re welcome, Sydney!

  • Sassy (Joan) December 18, 2014, 8:58 am

    Not only do I want to make it for a baby but love the colors so much want it adult size. Now to figure out width and length and how much yarn.

    • Rebecca December 31, 2014, 7:34 pm

      I think this would make a great adult-sized blanket. If only I had the attention span for it! :)

  • Corrie January 3, 2015, 7:59 pm

    Cant find these colors anywhere and I am dying to make your Sweet Ocean Breeze Blanket:(

    • Rebecca January 6, 2015, 8:09 pm

      Corrie, I haven’t been able to find them either, in stores or online. Which makes me very sad. Bernat Satin does have a beautiful line of colors still, so I’m sure you could find another color combination that would work great for the blanket.

    • Elizabeth May 26, 2015, 3:54 pm

      Caron Simply soft has very similar colors, that is what I am using. You may have to adjust your numbers tho to make it the right size.

  • dawn signorelli January 14, 2015, 8:09 pm

    Hi! I would love to make this blanket, I just want to clarify the stitch. Do you SC and DC in the same stitch? Thank you!

    • Nica B January 26, 2015, 5:45 pm

      I’m wondering the same thing. I’m a novice at crochet and haven’t seen the (sc+dc) in any books or other patterns so i wanted to make sure i’m going about it correctly.

      • Heather January 30, 2015, 9:12 am

        From the way I am reading the pattern, my answer would be yes you do put the sc & dc in the same stitch. That’s what gives it that extra textured look.

  • Knitchetlene January 19, 2015, 7:26 pm

    Beautiful color selection!

  • Tress January 24, 2015, 10:59 pm

    I’m making a girl blanket with your pattern using grey, white and pink. It’s turning out very modern and I think the young couple I’m making it for will love it!

  • lynda January 28, 2015, 2:19 pm

    I tried to find these yarns and cannot find them. have they discontinued them? if you find them let me know where

    • Heather January 30, 2015, 9:10 am

      I had the same problem and had to use Hobby Lobby Baby Be (angel, teddy and surf baby) to get a close enough match. I am liking the way it’s turning out but wish it had the sheen and color the Bernat Satin offers.

  • Robyn January 29, 2015, 5:15 pm

    love this!! Making this fora friend of mine who is having her second boy soon. I picked teal, white and grey. My question tho, how do you change colors?? Haven’t done a pattern with stripes before!!!
    Thanks!!

    • Heather January 30, 2015, 9:08 am

      I change in the last loop of the dc. I think that hides it best and makes the ch 2 match the row I am about the start.

  • Heather January 30, 2015, 9:10 am

    Rebecca,
    I was wondering if you worked your pattern vertically or horizontally?

  • Julie February 4, 2015, 1:22 am

    I just finished making this blanket and it came out beautiful. Very quick pattern and your instructions could not have been easier to follow. I went with all pink as it is for my soon to arrive niece. Also, I didn’t want to have to change colors. The stitch is so pretty and in pink, it looks like little rose buds. As you mentioned, the edging comes out very nice and there no need to add to it. I am very excited to present this to my SIL and my newest niece!

  • Gennevive Cook February 4, 2015, 11:28 am

    Thank you for sharing your pattern. I just started this for my cousin who will have first baby in May. Beautiful stitch that goes quickly. I can not wit to see the finished blanket. Thanks again!!

  • Alexis February 10, 2015, 4:40 pm

    i would love to add a pattern to this! What would you think would be a good one?

  • Betty Rubble February 11, 2015, 11:35 am

    I’ve made this pattern many times over 30 yrs, although it’s usually made with 2dc & 1 sc, have always loved the pattern, however, the latest recipient commented her baby gets his fingers & toes caught in the holes! I was surprised, then really looked at the end result, and now wonder if all the previous recipients felt the same. SO, now I make it with sc + hdc. Hopefully it’s appreciated better. I also use Bernat baby blanket yarn, it’s thick & fluffy. All the amazing yarns out today give high potential in making one pattern look very different just by switching out yarns. The colors and yarn make this pattern stand out! Beautiful!

  • Gennevive Cook February 11, 2015, 1:58 pm

    I just finished this blanket. Love the quick and simple pattern. I was hoping to share a picture with you however I am not tech savy. Do you have an email? Thanks!!

  • Dana February 18, 2015, 11:38 am

    I have only ever made one baby blanket and with that pattern it has fringe on the end of it so you start each row and make your way across. Do you turn the project or do you start a new row each time? I love the pattern and the colors you chose!

    • Rebecca March 4, 2015, 8:31 pm

      I turn it. :)

  • Tamara February 21, 2015, 5:07 pm

    Love the blanket, and the blog! I am going to include a link to your blog on my website! I am just starting out but hope to grow and inspire people to take up crocheting…AND to inspire crocheters to learn something new and join together!

  • Saidi February 21, 2015, 6:46 pm

    Hello Rebecca!
    I wonder what you put on your gift tag for care instructions for this blanket?

    • Rebecca March 4, 2015, 8:33 pm

      For all my crochet projects, I usually tell them that I recommend hand washing and laying flat to dry, and then include the specific instructions given on the yarn’s label in case they really want to throw it in the wash. This yarn is washable, but it does get fuzzier.

  • Mariah March 2, 2015, 3:34 am

    Love The Pattern and I was wondering how many balls of Bernat baby blanket will I use for this project

    • Rebecca March 4, 2015, 8:33 pm

      I haven’t made this pattern with Bernat Baby Blanket, so I couldn’t tell you. :)

  • Michelle March 4, 2015, 11:56 am

    I went into my local JoAnn’s and could only find the snow color in Bernat Satin :(. Any advice on where to find the other two colors? I’ve been searching online and have found one skein of sandstone from a site but I need two.

    • Rebecca March 4, 2015, 8:35 pm

      Unfortunately, I can’t find them either. It would seem as though they have been discontinued, which is very sad news to me. :(

  • Hayley March 9, 2015, 10:45 am

    I am having trouble figuring out where to put the last stitch and I think I am putting it in the wrong spot because every row seems to be getting longer and longer lol…so I was wondering if you could let me know exactly where the ch 2 space was so I know where to put the last stitch or what I’m doing wrong

    • Rebecca March 29, 2015, 8:03 pm

      Hi Hayley! The easiest way to figure this out is to place a bobby pin in your CH2 space, then when you come back to it, you’ll know right where to put your last stitches.

  • Lindsay March 18, 2015, 8:33 am

    Hey there! I love this pattern, however I am new new at crochet! I’ve been practicing the stitch before I start my work on the real project and I can’t seem to make the edges look nice. Forgive my total newbie question, but do you need to use a turning chain to get the straight edge? If so how many ch since it’s a combo sc, dc? Thanks so much, and just so you know I think I’ve pinned like three of your patterns for future projects on Pinterest! 😉

    • Rebecca March 29, 2015, 8:03 pm

      Hi Lindsay! Yes, as instructed, you’ll Ch2 each time. :)

  • Diana Schuh March 29, 2015, 3:17 pm

    Hi Laura lee, I am new to your site and just love your work and the colorings you pick. I have been looking to find the colors that you have used in this beautiful blanket “Sweet Ocean Breeze Baby”. I am not having any luck and was wondering if you could give me some tips to find them. I want to do this for my first great grandson. I also went to your color charts and I am not great at picking them either. Sorry, just old,lol. Would appreciate hearing back from you, Thanks so much, Diana

    • Rebecca March 29, 2015, 8:05 pm

      Hello Diana,

      Unfortunately, I think Bernat has discontinued both the Lagoon and the Sandstone colors, which is just depressing. However, they do have tons of beautiful colors still to choose from! You can google “bernat satin colors”, or search joann.com or something like it.

      • Diana March 29, 2015, 11:02 pm

        Did you find that the Caron simply soft in your other blanket would work just as well if I used that yarn in the this pattern? I really like the shine but don’t know what that would look like mixed. It’s hard finding a blue and mixing colors on line, but I am 2 hrs from any yarn stores in the north of Mich. Any help would be appreciated. Anxious to see your new web site. Your great!

        • Rebecca April 2, 2015, 10:54 am

          I think it would be just fine. I’ve mixed the two before and it’s worked well :)

  • Sasha April 3, 2015, 10:25 am

    I love the color combination! I want to make a couple of baby blankets with my leftover stash ( which is a lot) and I think the stripes in the pattern will just help me do that. I recently learned how to make the star or marguerite stitch and I fell in love with it, and the end result looks quite similar (at least on the picture) to your pattern. So now I have two patterns for my two blankets! Thanks!

  • Alania Peck April 3, 2015, 2:52 pm

    Just saw your update about the Bernat yarn colours. I figured it must have been because I looked everywhere. Then I thought maybe it is because I’m in Canada. Then I looked on US sites, and got nada. But then I said maybe I could find these colours in a different yarn, and I did! Simply Soft Caron carries Bone ( equivalent of Sandstone) and Soft Green or Blue Mint (not exactly Lagoon but close). I used this yarn to make the CTM blanket and it looks lovely.Thank you for your beautiful work!

  • Peri Pizano April 5, 2015, 1:14 am

    im self taught off of YouTube since June 2014. Thx for the wonderful pattern and color choice. I made mine in Red Heart Love with a J hook using white, apple green and peacock blue. It’s beautiful, thicker I’m sure than yours but stunning. I make blankets for All Children’s Hospital NIC Unit, so I usually buy up when I find a sale. Hopefully soon I can make one exactly like yours, super soft and delicate. Haha Thx again for a great pattern.

  • Renita April 7, 2015, 5:57 pm

    I am new to crochet (maybe advanced beginner) I have started this afghan 5 times, I am getting very frustrated and not sure what im doing im counting and counting again watching my stitches and still some how my stitches on the side are growing what am I doing

    • Rebecca April 7, 2015, 6:08 pm

      Have you gone past the first couple of rows? The corner on one side tends to look “short”, but if you keep going, it works into a straight edge. If your blanket really is getting bigger and bigger, I’m not sure what to tell you without being there to see it.

  • Diana April 15, 2015, 6:09 pm

    Hi Rebecca, I am making this baby blanket from your pattern, “Sweet Ocean Breeze” and ordered the amt of yarn and did the rows in the way you listed it. I have 5″to go and the measurement is going to be 28″x22″. Don’t know where I have went wrong. If I follow your 4 rows each color and the 2 X’s at the 8 rows that would only give me 62 rows and in the directions it says 3-76 repeat row 2. HELP PLEASE got to get this done fast. Love the pattern. Also I was thinking of putting a trim of some kind around the ends of all of it as it seems like it goes out wider some at the bottom.What is your idea on this? Thank you, Diana

    • Rebecca April 28, 2015, 10:48 am

      Hi Diana,

      I’m not sure what to tell you, because the math does work out. Did you put white in between each and every color? The order is this:

      Sandstone x4 rows
      Snow x4
      Lagoon x4
      Snow x4
      Sandstone x8
      Snow x4
      Lagoon x4
      Snow x4

      Repeat all of the above, and then end with 4 rows of sandstone. That will equal 76. If you made a mistake somewhere, it really doesn’t matter — just keep adding rows of your own color choices until it measures the length you want it to!

      • Elizabeth May 26, 2015, 4:01 pm

        I think if she used the Caron yarn instead of Bernat, it may be that is is just enough smaller to make a difference, Mine is starting out at only 29″ long with 103 in the chain. Since I am just on the first 4 rows, I will probably pull it out & start over, making it longer this time. And I may do 4 rows of each color to make the height a bit taller.

  • Rosalie McCreary April 20, 2015, 7:39 pm

    Thank you for sharing this lovely pattern! I really like the colors they go so well together. I’ve “pinned” it so I can access from my Lenovo pad.

  • Carmen spring April 22, 2015, 7:08 pm

    Im not getting my blanket straight. What am i doing wron…it is going down hill. And i am going to the end and turn like you said in instrutions.

    • Renita April 22, 2015, 7:39 pm

      My blanket wont go straight either after 5 times I got frustrated and gave up

      • Rebecca April 28, 2015, 10:49 am

        I’m not sure what to tell you, without seeing your work. I promise the pattern works :)

  • Renita April 22, 2015, 10:26 pm

    Mine too !

    • Rebecca April 28, 2015, 10:49 am

      I’m not sure what to tell you, without seeing your work. I promise the pattern works :)

  • Sassy April 23, 2015, 12:43 pm

    I have made several of these and they turn out beautifully. I think this is the easiest pattern I have ever made. I have made it in like colors of yours, a yellow-white-gray, and one all in shades of blue. A+ pattern!

  • donna April 23, 2015, 5:42 pm

    I have a greatgrandbaby boy coming in July. If I use four colors, would it work and how would you divide the colors. She has blue, gray, orange and white.

  • Gelene McCauley April 24, 2015, 1:08 am

    Hi there, I love your colours and such an easy pattern, yet so effective. I live in South Africa and dont have many wool shops around me, could I use 1ply baby wool? Thank you, have a good day x

    • Rebecca April 28, 2015, 10:50 am

      Hi! You can use whatever yarn you want, you’ll just need to adjust the hook size to your preference, and increase/decrease the stitches to achieve the size you want.

  • Cat April 25, 2015, 2:10 pm

    Your Sweet Ocean Breeze Baby Blanket is just what I need to make for my sweet little great nephew “Lucus”! The colors that you show would’ve been fab… it really is a bummer that Bernat has discontinued the Sandstone and Lagoon. Guess I’ll have to look at their whole line to get a new color scheme… Thanks for the “boyish” style pattern, it really is perfect!

  • Anders May 3, 2015, 5:44 am

    Hi Rebecca, and thanks for a nice pattern!
    I’m wondering… When you switch to a new color, do you cut the yarn with the old color and weave it in, or do you somehow twine (?) it along the edge of the fabric?

    • Rebecca May 3, 2015, 8:29 am

      I cut and weave in. If I were doing a border, I would probably carry the yarn.

      • Anders May 3, 2015, 10:34 am

        Thanks :-)

  • Kate May 8, 2015, 10:46 pm

    I love this pattern! Quick question though. Does the first 4 rows of sandstone include the foundation row? Thanks so much!

    • Rebecca May 11, 2015, 8:15 pm

      If you are chaining, no. If you’re using the Foundation Chain method, then yes. :)

  • Elizabeth May 26, 2015, 3:42 pm

    I fell in love with the look of this blanket and one of my daughters friends is pregnant with a boy so I am making it for her. I really liked the colors so I chose to go with caron simply soft. My question for you is what is the “height of each of your rows of 4? just wondering if I should increase to 5 to keep the look in order to make it the correct size. I am close to finishing the 4th row of the sandstone color and it is only an inch tall and that seems like it might be a bit short. Thanks!!

    • Rebecca June 5, 2015, 12:07 pm

      Hi Elizabeth! I don’t have the blanket anymore so I can’t tell you exactly how tall the rows are, but I think the best thing to do is whatever you think will look best. :)

  • Kim S May 29, 2015, 7:32 pm

    Rebecca this is such a beautiful blanket. Thanks for the hint about starting the chain and first row with a bigger hook. I do the same thing. Crochet very tight and first. Great suggestion!

  • Krystyn June 5, 2015, 3:54 am

    Just to clarify on the pattern of stitching did you sc + dc skip stitch repeat sc +dc skip stitch throughout the second and third row or was it sc +dc skip stitch sc +dc repeat without skipping a stitch?

    • Rebecca June 5, 2015, 12:09 pm

      SC+DC, Skip, SC+DC, Skip, etc.

  • Lynn June 24, 2015, 7:10 pm

    I am having the same problem as you Cathy. I too get a left over stitch, but only on the even number rows (2, 4, etc.) If crochet the SC+DC in that left over stitch, then I end up adding 2 stitches to the row which makes the rows get longer and longer.

    If anyone can assist, that would be great!

  • Rebecca June 29, 2015, 11:02 pm

    Cathy, this is an ongoing mystery to me. :) MANY have made this blanket, and while most haven’t had a problem, a small percentage have reported the same issue you are having. I can’t figure out where the miscommunication is. I am sorry! I hope to do a video tutorial soon. I hope it hasn’t caused you too much frustration. :)

    • Cathy June 30, 2015, 7:26 pm

      Thanks Rebecca for your reply. I still haven’t been able to figure out where I am going wrong so I look forward to your video tutorial. It may just be I am not an experienced enough crocheter. In the meantime, on to an easier pattern. Take care.

    • Gina July 21, 2015, 8:49 pm

      Hi, I’m getting the same problem as Lynn. :( and my rows keep getting longer. I thought it was just me, the pattern is easy but the last sc+dc in the chain space makes it longer

  • Audrey July 5, 2015, 9:01 am

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Barbara Birchfield July 7, 2015, 6:26 am

    I love the looks of this pattern and the nice texture, but I cannot get the hang of the turns. Do u show pics somewhere ? I would love to make it and the rest of it is simple.
    Thanks,
    Barbara

  • Elizabeth Ferguson August 7, 2015, 6:53 pm

    Love this pattern! Finishing it up for a new little man at our church!

  • Mary R August 15, 2015, 8:39 am

    I just love the colors you used in this blanket, I’m going to try to find something similar! Hopefully I’ll do it justice! Thanks!

  • Mary Ann August 17, 2015, 12:15 pm

    I just finished this afghan using the Sandstone, white and pink. I used “I love this yarn” from Hobby Lobby. It is so, so soft and made up so pretty. Love this pattern. Starting one using blue, white and sandsone.

  • Ellen August 27, 2015, 10:20 pm

    Hi Rebecca,

    I’m working on a third blanket following your pattern and had to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed it. I actually had the Bernat Satin colors in my stash for the first one which I made exactly as written. The second was done with Red Heart Love in essentially the same shades. That one was about 48″x60″. Now I’m using Bernat Baby Sport Sweet & Fresh in Chipmunk, Sweet Cream, and Grasshopper. I think it will be about 40″x48″ when it’s finished. All three of them will be donated to Project Linus.

    It’s the third blanket in the Bernat Baby Sport that I wanted to tell you about. It’s being done while I’m undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer. The pattern is such a simple repetition that I don’t have to worry about losing count if I “zone out” a little while waiting for my session. It keeps my hands busy and it’s almost like meditation. Tomorrow is the end of two weeks of treatments; only two weeks to go! My prognosis is excellent and the doctors say the chance of recurrence is minute.

    Anyway, I know this is TMI but I wanted you to know that your pattern is helping me through a difficult time and how much I appreciate your sharing it.

    • Rebecca August 28, 2015, 10:46 am

      Not TMI – I LOVE hearing things like this. I’m so glad your prognosis is excellent! You must be a fighter! :)

      • Ellen November 13, 2015, 9:05 pm

        Hi Rebecca,
        Thought I’d bring you up to date on what I’ve been doing with your pattern. When I commented the first time, I was 2 weeks into radiation treatments for breast cancer. I finished that blanket on the final day.

        Started another one yesterday as I’m back in radiation for endometrial cancer this time. Five weeks of treatment should allow me to finish this blanket and start another. This one is only 2 colors: Bernat Baby Sport Sweet & Fresh in Chipmunk and Bernat Softee Baby in Little Boy Blue. I’m doing 16 rows of Chipmunk (light taupe) alternating with 8 rows of the Little Boy Blue which is a white/blue/taupe variegated. Next one will be “girl colors.” 😊

        I know this pattern will help me stay calm and focused as await my sessions. So, TMI again, but I wanted to tell you again what an impact this pattern has had on me.

  • Valerie September 1, 2015, 4:07 pm

    I love how this pattern looks and would like to make it on a large scale.
    Could you help me in figuring out what multiple to make this in.

    Thank you very much.

    Valerie

    • Rebecca September 2, 2015, 9:09 am

      Just start with an odd number of CHs, and you’ll be fine :)

  • Rena coachman September 4, 2015, 9:42 am

    I am going make this beautiful blankets for my niece baby girl,Thank you so much beautiful pattern.

  • Linda September 5, 2015, 9:35 am

    This looks beautiful and I can’t wait to make one. Thanks for sharing

  • Bridget September 7, 2015, 2:24 pm

    I love this pattern!!! Thank you so much for sharing! I’m making a full size blanket with worsted weight yarn and I’m having trouble getting the circles I see in your blanket to show up in mine. Have you tried this blanket in worsted? I’ve tried an I hook and moved up to a I but no luck. Any ideas or suggestions?

    • Barbara September 10, 2015, 8:45 pm

      I love this pattern! I have been looking and looking for a pattern for a baby boy that isn’t too complicated, nor the blanket too loose or too tight. This is such a calming pattern and so much fun to do. I am doing it in the colors his mama did the nursery in: shades of navy, lime green, and gray so it really pops (though I may some silvery white to it too, haven’t decided yet). Thanks again!

    • Rebecca September 12, 2015, 9:09 am

      I’ve been asked that before and I honestly think it was something about the way the light was hitting it when I photographed it. :) The circles don’t show up that much in real life, they blend in with the rest of the pattern. It’s odd.

  • Barbara September 10, 2015, 8:47 pm

    I absolutely love this pattern! I have been looking and looking for a pattern for a baby boy that isn’t too complicated, nor the blanket too loose or too tight. This is such a calming pattern and so much fun to do. I am doing it in the colors his mama did the nursery in: shades of navy, lime green, and gray so it really pops (though I may some silvery white to it too, haven’t decided yet). Thanks again!

  • Rebecca September 12, 2015, 9:15 am

    I’ll do my best to answer. One of these days I’ll go reword the entire pattern. It was written when I was newish to writing patterns, and I see some places I could’ve been clearer.

    1) Not sure how to explain it differently… if you do your CH2 and then do your first ST, you can stick a bobby pin in the hole you created and then you’ll know where it is when you come back to it.
    2) You Skip a stitch. The reason I did it that way was because it made the edge look much less jagged.
    3) I believe it was the 34. The sample blanket is long gone, though.

  • carol September 17, 2015, 12:22 pm

    I loved the colors you used. Did you carry the colors up the side or did you fasten off after each 4 rows of color? thanks

    • Rebecca September 19, 2015, 11:41 am

      I fastened off. If I’d done a border, I would have carried them. :)

  • Danielle booty September 19, 2015, 2:50 pm

    Hi.
    I live the look of this blanket.
    Its almost winter here so I want to crochet my baby so blankets.
    Im leaning how crochet at the moment.
    How do I link the colours together?

    Do you have a link at all on how to?

    Danielle

    • Rebecca September 20, 2015, 8:04 am

      Are you asking about changing colors? This is how I do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6979knxSLKM

      For this blanket I fasten off after each color change. If I had decided to do a border on the blanket, I might have carried the colors and fastened off at the end, but without a border, that would show too much.

  • Lorrena September 27, 2015, 11:21 am

    Thank you for sharing this pattern. I managed to find substitutions for the discontinued colours: Aqua for Lagoon, and Sable for Sandstone. They’re a tad darker, but still beautiful.

  • Erin October 5, 2015, 10:42 am

    Hi!
    I love love love this pattern! I plan on making this as a baby gift for a friend of mine and I was wondering if you could think of any baby hat/bootie patterns that you thought would go nicely with this!
    Thanks so much! :)

  • Bea October 11, 2015, 6:19 am

    No comprendo bien los puntos que se dan. Soy principiante y no entiendo que es ch, sc, sd,pb, y cc…me lo puedes explicar un poco..me encanta tu trabajo es precioso. Y quisiera aprender bien. Muchisimas gracias…

    • Rebecca October 11, 2015, 8:07 am

      I’m sorry you’re having trouble with the stitches. These are basic stitches, so a beginners crochet class (there are many available online) might help! I can’t give support in Spanish, Google Translate just isn’t that reliable. :)

  • Lowri October 21, 2015, 11:05 am

    hi! I’m very new to crochet, never followed a witten pattern before. When you say SC + DC, do you mean in the same space, or in seperate spaces nect to each other?

    • Rebecca October 31, 2015, 10:55 am

      In the same space :)

  • Marge October 21, 2015, 3:14 pm

    I love this pattern but what is the stitch called? Is there a name for it and do you have a video showing how it’s done? Your instructions say to skip the stitch and then to do the 1sc, 1dc across but does that mean you skip every other stitch? This is not clear.

    • Rebecca October 31, 2015, 10:54 am

      It is a modified version of the grit stitch, and is really very simple. And any time instructions are placed in parentheses, as in:

      (Skip next St; 1 SC + 1 DC in next St) across

      … that means that you repeat everything in the parentheses. So yes, you’ll skip every other stitch, then put an SC and a DC in every other stitch, back and forth down the row.

  • Robina October 25, 2015, 8:03 am

    I was just wondering do you have a video of how you do this blanket unfortunately I’m more of a hands on person it’s easier for me to see how to do it than to read how to do it.

    • Rebecca October 31, 2015, 10:55 am

      Not at this time, sorry :)

  • Christina October 28, 2015, 3:05 pm

    What’s the best way to switch colors?

  • KnickerKnacker October 28, 2015, 6:46 pm

    Thank you for the beautiful afghan pattern. Look forward to making an afghan from this pattern. May I make a copy for my Aunt Louise, who taught me to crochet, oh !so many, many years ago, she isn’t on the internet. Doesn’t even have a pc. Your pattern will not go any further than Aubt Louise.
    Thank you so much.

    • Rebecca October 31, 2015, 10:55 am

      Thank you for asking, and yes :)

  • Kim November 13, 2015, 10:52 pm

    Can’t wait to make this pattern!

  • Debbie Makres November 14, 2015, 7:24 pm

    Hi I love this pattern and I am excited to try it out soon. I am fairly new at crochet and even though this is not my first project I haven’t changed color before. Can you briefly describe how to do that? Thanks in advance!

  • Ann Craig December 12, 2015, 2:44 pm

    I started your baby blanket this morning, following your new instructions – it truly is a breeze! Your hint about using a larger hook to start with solved a problem I’ve dealt with many times in the past – thank you! I chose to do the blanket in white, lavender, and purple since those are the colors my granddaughter prefers for her baby due in March – my sixth great-grandchild! I am so thrilled to have found this pattern and want to thank you a million times over for an easy pattern to follow, easy stitches to remember, and very clear instructions! THANK YOU!

  • Jenny January 8, 2016, 11:38 am

    Hi. On this Sweet ocean breeze baby blanket I very much luv the pattern just am not sure if it has an edging???

    • Rebecca January 8, 2016, 12:14 pm

      There is no edging. I prefer to leave them off of blankets with stripes.

  • Mary Ann Atzrott January 11, 2016, 11:32 am

    I love this beautiful baby blanket! The colors are so soothing and perfect for a baby!

  • Jen January 11, 2016, 12:28 pm

    I love the colors in this blanket….and the texture of the pattern. So simple, yet so perfect! Can’t wait to make one for my Etsy shop! Thanks for all your awesome patterns.

  • Pamela Washington January 13, 2016, 9:44 am

    I love this pattern and stitch. I am on my third blanket for friends.

  • Alyssa January 13, 2016, 8:12 pm

    Why am I getting a zigzag pattern when I switch colors? I’m still a newb but I thought I was reading the directions fairly clearly lol

    • Rebecca January 14, 2016, 7:47 am

      Hi Alyssa! You’re probably doing it right. When the blanket is complete, it really doesn’t stand out as a zig-zag, but mine has it too. You can sort of see it in the top right photo at the beginning of the post, where the blue meets the white. It’s just the way the stitches are; they create a sort of triangle shape that is only noticeable at a color change.

      If you want to avoid it, you can finish each color with one row of SC and begin each new color with one row of SC. I did it on my newest blanket pattern and really liked the clean results. (http://littlemonkeyscrochet.com/comfy-squares-textured-blanket/)

  • Kathleen Bruner January 14, 2016, 11:16 am

    I love this pattern! I make a lot of baby blankets and like them to be easy, uncomplicated patterns, and something without a lot of holes in the fabric. Thanks! :)

  • Sandy Berl January 15, 2016, 7:12 pm

    Love the color combination!

  • Debra January 16, 2016, 1:13 pm

    This pattern is perfect & easy! Since the colors were discontinued I used the same brand with similar colors, I am 1/2 done and haven’t had an issue with the pattern. I can’t wait to use this pattern again in different colors! Thank you so much!

  • Heather January 16, 2016, 11:18 pm

    I love this, I am new to crochet and want to try this, but have a question… (this is my first time attempting a pattern haha) on row 1 it’s says sc+DC in 3rd St from hook (so 3rd stitch from hook) then it says skip next st then sc+DC next stitch across, does that mean every other stitch you do the sc+DC all the way across the row then chain 1 and turn, then for row 2 skip the first stitch, and then the sc+DC on every other one? Sorry just want to make sure I am fully understand I think I get it but want to be sure before I start haha thank you!!

    • Rebecca January 18, 2016, 10:53 am

      Yes, it sounds like you’ve got it! :)

  • brenda January 17, 2016, 11:57 am

    thanks for the pattern i will try it. i’m not very experienced but i will try.

  • Toree Fonnesbeck January 18, 2016, 10:36 am

    Love the colors you used!

  • Randi January 18, 2016, 4:07 pm

    Beautiful! I can’t wait to get started on this!!!

  • Donna White January 25, 2016, 3:31 pm

    I am going to make this baby afghan for my nail tech who is expecting her 4th boy in a couple of months. Thank you for sharing your website. I look forward to seeing more of your patterns.

  • lisa January 25, 2016, 5:15 pm

    I love this blanket and I can’t wait to start it! Do you have a hat pattern that would match the style of the blanket?

    • Rebecca January 26, 2016, 6:46 pm

      I don’t, sorry! :)

  • Elaine Williams January 25, 2016, 6:35 pm

    Thanks so much for the pattern.
    I would like to make it larger. How do I increase it?

    • Rebecca January 26, 2016, 6:47 pm

      Just start with an odd number of CH and you’ll be fine :)

  • Stacey Price January 27, 2016, 8:39 am

    Hi! I am loving this pattern but I tend to “over think” things when I crochet, I have been confusing myself every few rows immediately after the chain 1, if I’m understanding correctly: we are to chain 1 turn work skip the chain 1 space AND the next stitch, in essence putting the 1st SC-DC in 3rd ch from hook? I know this is probably a dumb question but I’m self taught from YT until a friend showed me this pattern LOL. Also I’m HORRIBLE at color changes on the end of a row, would it be OK to do 1 row of SC before each color change?

    • Darlene March 2, 2016, 12:48 pm

      I also have the same question. Can you please clarify this. Thank you.

      • Rebecca March 2, 2016, 1:04 pm

        Whoops, sorry — I thought I’d answered this one.

        Regarding the first question, I’m a little confused at what you’re asking, but if I understand it right, then yes – technically it looks like the third chain from the hook (although that’s a confusing way to say it because normally we don’t use those terms except when creating the beginning chain into the very first row).

        As far as color changes, yes, you’re welcome to do a row of SC before changing. I actually did that intentionally on my Comfy Squares Textured Blanket (http://littlemonkeyscrochet.com/comfy-squares-textured-blanket/) because I wanted the color changes to be nice and straight instead of jagged.

        • Thirza L. Burnett March 2, 2016, 2:08 pm

          On your instructions you put “here how I order my colors” Sandstone x4 rows,snow x4, lagoon x4, sandstone x8, snow x4, lagoon x4, snow x4. This is what I don’t understand. Sorry I’m such a dunce. Thank you.
          Thirza L Burnett

          • Rebecca March 2, 2016, 2:44 pm

            Thirza, I responded to your last comment. It just means that’s the number of rows of each color I did to create the finished look of my blanket. So I did 4 rows in Sandstone, then 4 rows in Snow, then 4 rows in Lagoon, then 8 rows in Sandstone, etc.

  • Dawnell February 7, 2016, 11:57 pm

    Hi. I love the pattern and especially the colors. This is for my third grand baby due in June. I am realizing with a chain of 103 my blanket isn’t quite as big as I would like it. (For this one I will add extra rows) If I wanted to make it again a little larger what multiples would I add on to the 103 chain? Sorry I am still new and my non math brain doesn’t work that way. Thank you so much.

    • Dawnell February 8, 2016, 12:10 am

      Oh my. I should read ALL of the comments. I went through most and there is my question two above me. Sorry

  • Maria Helena Ramos February 11, 2016, 12:23 pm

    Adorei o cobertor de bebê, mas não sei fazer esse ponto, se fôr possível tem como enviat a receita para mim? Parabéns pelos seus trabalhos, São lindos. Obrigado. Maria Helena Ramos.

  • Ruth February 12, 2016, 1:51 pm

    I have two great grandbabies on the way and will be making this for each of them. Thank you so much. I made the cowl with this stitch and it came out great.

  • Shirley C February 17, 2016, 8:03 pm

    It’s beautiful!! I was wondering if you carry your different color yarn through out or do you cut it and attach it at the color changes? Thanks.

    • Rebecca February 26, 2016, 3:06 pm

      I cut and reattach since there’s no border to hide it later. :)

  • Emanuela Catarinicchia February 24, 2016, 12:54 am

    Hi Rebecca, I would like to make the Sweet Ocean Breeze Baby Blanket, but I understand that some of the colors are no longer available. I’m a beginner and still learning how to put colors together. I went to the Yarn Supply website to look at colors. I would like to ask for your opinion on the colors I was thinking about. These are Bernat Satin, Camel, Aqua, and Silk. I didn’t go with Snow because it didn’t seem to go with the Camel or Aqua. What do you think about the colors, will they go together?

    • Emanuela Catarinicchia February 24, 2016, 1:09 am

      Or should I go with the Snow?

      • Rebecca February 26, 2016, 3:08 pm

        I think you will be fine either way! I like lots of contrast so I would probably pick the Snow. But both look great!

  • Tammy Wolfe February 25, 2016, 8:41 pm

    This is so lovely, Just what I wanted for the blanket I am making for my new granddaughter, due in August. I knew I wanted a stitch that would make a nice fabric as I am planning to applique crocheted flowers on it, so no granny square type pattern. I used different colors (wild rose, misty lilac, and silver merino) and played with the size of the stripes, it is turning out beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. If I knew how to upload a photo, I would. Your designs are lovely.

  • Thirza L. Burnett March 1, 2016, 9:25 am

    On your pattern for the Sweet Ocean Breeze baby blanket, on page 3 you have
    listed the yarn colors x4 and x8. I’m sorry but can’t figure that out. Could you please explain?
    Thank you.
    Thirza L. Burnett

    • Rebecca March 1, 2016, 9:35 am

      That’s just the number of rows I did in that color. :)

  • Holly March 2, 2016, 7:55 pm

    Hi! I was just wondering if you carried the color changes or cut and weaved your ends in?

    • Rebecca March 10, 2016, 4:32 pm

      Weaved in :)

  • Denise Jarrell March 6, 2016, 7:45 am

    Thank you for this beautiful pattern. After many frustrating attempts at crochet with other patterns, this is one I am able to do ! It’s perfect for my daughters first baby. Thanks again!!

  • Krista March 6, 2016, 11:41 pm

    Hello.
    Thank you so much for the pattern! I wanted a general baby blanket to donate to my favorite charity, The Linus Project. I’m enjoying stitching it so far. Pics to come later. For your gorl pattern, what about white, rose and soft green?

    • Rebecca March 10, 2016, 4:33 pm

      That would be very pretty!

  • Kelly Brown March 7, 2016, 6:04 pm

    This is very similar to the pattern I “made up” when I was first learning to crochet only I did a sc and HTC in the same stitch skipping every other stitch. I will have to try yours.

    • Rebecca March 10, 2016, 4:33 pm

      Yes, I have several patterns using that combo too! I love it.

  • Barbara Bello March 10, 2016, 4:22 pm

    I am almost done with this blanket……how do you finish the edges. Would like to add a shell border but unsure of how.

    • Rebecca March 10, 2016, 4:34 pm

      I chose not to do a border, because I prefer striped blankets without them. If you want to do a border, I think I would do a round of SC and then do whatever border I was planning. I don’t have specific instructions on how to add a shell border to this blanket.

  • Pam March 11, 2016, 10:18 pm

    If I wanted to make a little bigger what did I need to do would like to make about 40 x 45

    • Rebecca March 12, 2016, 7:39 am

      I included instructions for making the blanket a different size up in the pattern details (see “Finished Size”).

  • Nikki March 13, 2016, 8:38 pm

    Hello, can you do a video for those who can’t read patterns that well. Thank you

    • Rebecca March 20, 2016, 8:29 am

      There may be a video at some point, but at this phase of life (with two little boys), making a tutorial video is quite a process for me. :)

  • Lindsey March 16, 2016, 6:24 pm

    Is there a pattern to make a matching hat with this blanket? I finished the blanket and have left over yarn, was thinking about doing a matching hat.

    • Rebecca March 20, 2016, 8:29 am

      There isn’t, sorry!

  • Elaine Hogan March 18, 2016, 5:16 pm

    I have printed most everything you’ve created and I am thrilled to start the work now. Your generosity is outstanding and your creativity floors me in the extent and thoughtfulness of your designs. I obsess over yarn in its texture, colors and the stitches which show it off best, and you have done that so well for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the time, energy and patience in creating and sharing your talent with all of us. I look forward to creating with you. Sincerely, Elaine in Cincinnati, Ohio

    • Rebecca March 20, 2016, 8:28 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I believe that yarn choice makes all the difference in a pattern and I’m so glad that shows.

  • Mireille hughes March 18, 2016, 6:38 pm

    The pattern for sweet ocean breeze baby blanket. Can I use Bernal baby coordinate ates wool size 4

    Thanknow you

    • Rebecca March 20, 2016, 8:27 am

      You really can use any yarn and appropriate hook, just start with an odd number of chains and chain until it’s the width that you want. :)

  • Julie March 22, 2016, 2:42 pm

    Usually when I make baby blankets, my go to pattern is c2c. However, I wanted to try something different this time for my sister in laws friend. I found this pattern on Ravelry, and it immediately stood out to me. Your instructions were clear, and the blanket turned out gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing patterns! This will be my new go to for baby blankets. Thanks again!=)

  • Lauren April 2, 2016, 10:24 am

    What’s a good way to switch colors? I know a way when I do a single crochet blanket but with this one you end with a double crochet and I’m not sure if it’s the same protocol?

  • Iris April 8, 2016, 12:33 pm

    Hello, I can not find these colors anywhere. The only one I find is the snow. Please help!

    • Rebecca April 8, 2016, 12:48 pm

      The blue and tan are discontinued. I noted it at the very beginning of the blog post. :)

      • Emanuela April 8, 2016, 6:16 pm

        I just finished this blanket for a baby shower. She loved it. I used the colors Linen for the tan, and used Aqua for the Lagoon, and stayed with Snow for the white. I hope this helps you.

  • Lauren May 3, 2016, 8:07 pm

    How did you go about ending the blanket? I’m almost finished with the one I’m doing but I’m trying to figure out if I should end it with a single crochet row.

    • Rebecca May 9, 2016, 6:39 pm

      I end it just the way it says in the pattern, with a repeat of the rows you’ve been doing the whole time. You’re welcome to end it with a row of SC. :)

  • Beverly June 4, 2016, 9:21 am

    I want to thank you for the suggestion of using a larger hook to start. I had never thought of that so that my project doesn’t pull.

  • Mary Caouette June 4, 2016, 3:44 pm

    I am learning to crochet and not good at changing colors
    Would this pattern work well with a variegated yarn?

    • Rebecca June 7, 2016, 7:50 am

      If you like blankets made with variegated yarn, then yes, you could simply do the whole pattern in that and I’m sure you would be pleased with the results!

  • Donna June 6, 2016, 12:12 am

    Hey Rebecca,
    This blanket looks adorable. I’m finishing one now and can’t wait to try this pattern. I recently signed up for your email updates. 😊
    I have a hard time with written directions, so I know this isn’t you! I SC and DC in the same chain? What does sk stand for?
    Thanks, Donna

    • Rebecca June 7, 2016, 7:49 am

      Yes, SC and DC in the same chain, and SK = “skip”. :)

  • Deborah June 10, 2016, 1:20 pm

    I was wondering if u skip a stitch every time before u SC,dc in same stitch then skip one and SC,dc in same all the way across please let me know

    • Rebecca June 11, 2016, 11:17 am

      Yes – everything in the parentheses is repeated. :)

  • Krystal knotts June 12, 2016, 10:41 am

    I’m having a hard time finding the best point to switch colors… I don’t know if someone else already asked about this (I tried reading through all the comments) thanks for your help!

  • Babs June 19, 2016, 5:43 am

    Thank you , you have awaken a talent in me, never thought I shall be hooked on crochet, thank you so much