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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)

(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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Little Monkeys Crochet

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  • 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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  • 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:

      • 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

      • Robin March 4, 2017, 5:57 am

        If and when you do a video on this pattern please let me know. I am teaching myself to crochet so video are my best friend right now. Lol

  • 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!

      • Leanne September 29, 2018, 5:43 pm

        This is the Suzette stitch. I love this stich & am currently using it in another project. I love this blanket. I’ve looked at the Bernat Satin yarn on several occasions but haven’t tried it. Kinda bummed that 2 of the the colors have been discontinued because I absolutely love them! :). Thanks for providing such a great pattern.

  • 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?

    • 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

    • 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??? Hope you can see it! 🙂 Oh, otherwise, here’s the original page:

            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 !!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 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!

    • 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:)

    • 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!!!

    • 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

    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 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.

  • 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.


    • 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

    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?


    • Rebecca September 20, 2015, 8:04 am

      Are you asking about changing colors? This is how I do it:

      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

    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 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. (

  • 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 ( 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

    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

  • Teresa July 6, 2016, 11:14 pm

    L-O-V-E this patterns!!!! I made a queen size afgan for my husband with this pattern. I used an ombre yarn and just kept going!!! I also made a baby blanket with the strips. It’s an easy pattern to follow and works up quickly

  • Nadine July 23, 2016, 12:02 pm

    I love the this pattern, but I have been having trouble. My original started curving so I thought my starting chain was too tight now I think I was adding stitches. In the last stitch of each row should I be doing both single and double stitches or should I end with just a single?

    • Rebecca July 28, 2016, 8:16 am

      You should be doing both, as written in the pattern 🙂

  • Toni July 27, 2016, 9:42 pm

    Hi! Thank you for sharing your pattern, I love your blanket and want to make it for my little girl. Can you please clarify, in the first row are we skipping a stitch in between every SC+DC stitch? Thanks!

    • Rebecca July 28, 2016, 8:18 am

      Yes. When it says

      “(Sk next ST, SC+DC in next ST) across”

      You repeat everything that’s inside the parentheses.

      • Toni July 30, 2016, 10:59 pm

        I thought so but just wanted to confirm. Thank you!

  • Sharon July 30, 2016, 10:20 am

    Just saw your post about your lates wip! Congrats! What joy and fun!!

  • Barbara July 30, 2016, 10:21 am

    I would like to thank you for all the beautiful patterns you give us. I also want to congratulate you and your family on the new little monkey you are expecting.

  • Yvette July 30, 2016, 6:12 pm

    Love to try this pattern.! I am a beginner. My blankets tend to curve. What does Sk and ST stand for?

    • Rebecca July 31, 2016, 1:44 pm

      SK = skip, ST = stitch.

  • Tamara Vanatta August 9, 2016, 7:49 pm

    This is lovely! can it be done with 2 colors and still look good? i’m looking to make a baby blanket for a friend and she wants only 2 colors, black and red!

    • Rebecca August 13, 2016, 2:49 pm

      I think it would be just fine 🙂

  • Charlynn August 11, 2016, 6:45 am

    This is a great pattern. I just love it. It goes quick and easy.

  • Julie August 15, 2016, 9:12 pm

    Hi Rebecca, I recently discovered your website and love the free patterns (thank you) and what a sweet personable way you have of sharing yourself with people like me who love to crochet. I have a question – would like to crochet the sweet ocean breeze baby blanket, but have not had any luck in the past switching colors and hiding the thread so it doesn’t come out in the wash or with everyday use. Do you have any recommendations ? Also, how do you deal with thread that is so knotted inside the skein that there is no way to avoid just cutting the knots out, which is so frustrating.

    • Rebecca August 16, 2016, 6:10 pm

      Thank you for the kind words! As far as changing colors, you’d probably do best looking up a YouTube tutorial. I can tell you that while many people recommend the “crochet over your ends” technique, I don’t think it’s near sufficient. 🙂 Regarding knots in skeins, I honestly sit there for as long as it takes… there’s always a way! 🙂

  • Denise August 18, 2016, 9:55 pm

    I love your work.

  • Oralia August 22, 2016, 9:23 pm

    I just finished the baby blanket but I used an ivory color all around. Is it possible to add a trim in a pastel color for a different twist?

    • Rebecca August 27, 2016, 1:20 pm

      Sure, you can adapt it however you want! 🙂

      • Thirza L. Burnett August 31, 2016, 9:00 pm

        Have you ever put an edging round your sweet-ocean Breeze blanket? If so what did you use. I would like to put an edging around mine. Thank you.
        Thirza L. Burnett

        • Rebecca September 1, 2016, 7:54 am

          I have not, I typically don’t for striped blankets. If I did, I would probably just do a simple SC border for a few rounds, because I’m a simple girl 🙂

  • Mary Stevens September 1, 2016, 11:08 am

    Hi rebecca,

    I came across this pattern the other day and l just love it. I started out making the baby blanket, but as got farther along and the colors l am using, l’ve decided to turn it into a tote bag. When l am done l will post a pic…

    Thank you


  • Cindy September 18, 2016, 5:47 pm

    How do you manage to keep your edges so straight?

    • Rebecca September 22, 2016, 9:22 am

      I always meant to do a tutorial on that 🙂 Any time I’m working with rows of HDC or larger, I put the first stitch of the current row in the second stitch of the previous row, instead of the first, and then I complete my very last stitch of the row in the turning chain of the previous row.

  • Cindy Wray September 21, 2016, 12:53 pm

    I am not familiar with Bernat Satin yarn. Is it considered a 4 or worsted weight or is it smaller? I am also always on a very tight budget and may not be able to get this particular yarn. Do you have any suggestions?

    • Rebecca September 22, 2016, 9:26 am

      Bernat Satin is a #4 worsted weight, but on the lighter side of the scale. It’s not an expensive yarn, but Caron Simply Soft is pretty similar and is cheaper.

  • Liz October 8, 2016, 2:39 pm

    Making this blanket, beautiful colors…
    But I have a question, isn’t this just the seed stitch? I’ve made scarves using this exact same pattern. Only difference is the number of chains are much smaller because you’re making a scarf and not a blanket…

    • Rebecca October 11, 2016, 10:10 am

      They are very similar, but the seed stitch is slightly different in that you’re putting one stitch in each stitch, and just alternating between SC and DC. With the stitch I’m using, you put both SC and DC in the same stitch, and skip every other stitch, which creates a slightly different texture because it creates very tiny holes in the fabric. 🙂

  • Valerie Edelhofer October 15, 2016, 12:26 pm

    Thank you so much for the beautiful easy baby blanket pattern! I’ve been looking for ever for a patten I could understand and complete! I’m using a multi colour ball so no need to change colours and it’s looking amazing, finally something to be proud of! Ty ty ty. 🙂

  • Gillian zwart November 3, 2016, 9:45 pm

    Love this pattern! Question…on row one, it says SC + DC and then skip a stitch and do that again and repeat down row. Does this mean to skip a stitch in between the whole way down or just that first time?

    • Rebecca November 5, 2016, 9:43 am

      You repeat the entire sequence in the parentheses. So yes, you skip each time.

  • Sue W November 10, 2016, 5:58 am

    Would you use Camel or Sable for the tan, do you think? My friend wants this with Snow and Fern…I think Sable would look better but she thinks Camel. Your thoughts?

    • Rebecca November 10, 2016, 8:13 am

      Without being able to see the colors together in real life, I think I would actually probably go with camel, but that’s totally a matter of personal preference. In the end I think I’d go with what she wants since it’s for her.

      • Sue W November 10, 2016, 3:16 pm

        thanks! I was hoping you would know which one was closer to sandstone is all.

  • Joy November 12, 2016, 7:34 pm

    Where did you get the label that you attached to this beautiful blanket?

  • Janine Franco November 16, 2016, 10:04 am

    Beautiful blanket and stitch. Thank you for sharing.

  • sue w November 16, 2016, 10:19 pm

    can i use a foundation chain instead of a regular chain…and how would it change the pattern pls? thanks!

    • Rebecca November 18, 2016, 5:12 pm

      I am not sure how a foundation chain would work on this pattern… I haven’t tried to do one that wasn’t only one kind of stitch. If I were going to do that I would probably do an SC foundation chain (use an even number) and then continue with the pattern. 🙂

  • Raymond Taft December 15, 2016, 8:28 am

    Awesome, beautiful and so, so easy for the novice as well as the beginner. I love to crochet and have been ever since I was taught in 7th grade by my nurse to keep me busy and out of her hair. I came across this pattern and whipped it up for my soon to arrive, grandchild. Thank you so much for the pattern and giving such joy to us through your patterns.

  • Sissy Leonard December 17, 2016, 11:44 pm

    I love this pattern..I also love that it is a written pattern..I can’t do the videos as I cannot hear so I can only use written ones…I always write them down just in case my phone stops working..please keep writing them as it Is getting harder too find written patterns..thank you for your site…

  • Tori December 19, 2016, 1:52 pm

    I have used this pattern twice and love it but I keep running into a small problem and I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong or if that’s how it’s supposed to be. After chaining 103 and then doing my first row, I have an extra chain left. It kind of sticks out awkwardly. I thought maybe the first blanket I made, I had just skipped one too many stitches when making the first row. But now that’s it’s happened again I’m just curious, hoping that’s how it is supposed to be because I really don’t want to take all this out. Thanks!

    • Barbara Wood March 13, 2017, 9:36 pm

      You can pick that extra chain out. It won’t hurt it bc it won’t unravel at the beginning end. Just take a tapestry needle and loosen the knot then pick out that one extra chain. I’ve done this before when I wanted to make a blanket larger or smaller and didn’t trust my math, so I would put in a couple of extra chains. Then if there are any left over I just pick them out. 🙂

  • Anita January 23, 2017, 11:56 pm

    I love this SC+DC stitch. It’s so beautiful that Iwould like to try it on a project that requires increases and decreases, but with the two different stitches in one, I can’t figure out how to do it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

  • Peggy January 24, 2017, 7:46 am

    Love this pattern. Started out to make a baby blanket but wanted it a little bigger so I added a few more chains and I’ll glad I did. I am using Bernat Saver Stripes and an I hook and it is a little too heavy/tight for a baby so am making a lapgan which will be very warm. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kristi January 30, 2017, 1:28 pm

    If I want to make this larger, what would the initial chain formula be?

    • Rebecca January 30, 2017, 8:33 pm

      It just needs to be an odd number of chains.

  • marianne peart February 1, 2017, 2:19 pm

    can you please tell me what st and sk mean ? I am making this for my friends first grandbaby. have never made a blanket before but have my stitches down. just not sure what those abbreviations mean.

    • Rebecca February 1, 2017, 8:43 pm

      ST = stitch
      SK = skip

  • Renee Baird February 6, 2017, 1:25 am

    Thank you for the free pattern, absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to make this. Sincerly Renee

  • Lauri February 15, 2017, 3:04 pm

    It appears from the photo that you SC around the entire blanket when you are finished with the rows. Is this correct or do you do something else for the finishing of the blanket.

    • Rebecca February 15, 2017, 8:23 pm

      There isn’t actually any border on it. If you look closely, the stripe colors extend all the way to the edge. I don’t tend to prefer borders on striped blankets 🙂

  • Jessica February 25, 2017, 9:59 am

    Hello-! I just want to thank you for such a lovely pattern. I made one in white, pink and light grey for a baby girl and it turned out great.

  • Virginia Nelson February 26, 2017, 4:43 pm

    I am adding a border to the blanket I am making. Do you mind? I just think a border gives it a finished look. Blanket is a gift for a new member of the family.

    • Rebecca February 26, 2017, 5:03 pm

      No, of course not! Make it yours! 🙂

  • Bonnie Lee February 26, 2017, 8:43 pm

    CONGRATS on ‘monkey’ #3. Hope everyone is healthy. My sister also called her newborn monkey. However, in honor of Peter Sellers (The Pink Panther), she’d pronounce it meunkey. LOL.

    I’m a newbie at reading patterns, but would LOVE to create gifts for my family.

    Your color choices are gorgeous. Thank you.

    I will TRY to duplicate your creation for my sister. Wish me luck.

    I’d like to wish you nothing but restful nights, and and days filled with smiles from your Meunkies. LOL.

  • Shirley Degan March 4, 2017, 12:12 pm

    I made this for a late in life Grand -Baby ( son is 50 )their second child thought I was finished with Grands as I have 13 Greats , must say it turned out beautifully , and was so easy to do .. Thank you for keeping an old lady in the modern times , found I still love crocheting,, I’ll be 82 , next month…

  • Elaine March 10, 2017, 11:14 am

    How difficult is this pattern. I usually knit.

    • Rebecca March 13, 2017, 2:33 pm

      It is an Easy-level pattern.

  • Melissa March 12, 2017, 12:54 pm

    I am new to crocheting. In this pattern u say 103 ch then sc/dc 3rd for hook. I understand. But what does sk mean and it says sc/dc for 102 that don’t add up. Sorry but am I missing something. Again I am new to crocheting not trying to but a bother

    • Rebecca March 13, 2017, 9:42 am

      SK means “skip”. So you’re skipping every other stitch, and putting a single crochet AND and double crochet in every other stitch.

  • Barbara J March 13, 2017, 1:08 pm

    I was just browsing on my phone and came across this pattern. I have the previous version on my computer but haven’t made it yet. I had a little chuckle when I read #2 in your notes. A couple of hrs ago I was pondering the problem of that beginning chain and how tight it ends up. I have done a couple of blankets with the foundationless beginning row. I like that technique except it makes the beginning row too loose. So I decided to try using a larger hook for the beginning chain to see if that would solve the problem. I’m hopeful it will work now that I see that’s how you are doing it. Thanks for the great patterns and tips!

  • Terri March 17, 2017, 7:52 pm

    I am going to try this pattern. It is beautiful. My question is after you do the first stitch after each turn do you only do what is in parentheses for the rest of the row? That is the way I understand it. Also congrats on your new little one.

    • Rebecca March 17, 2017, 9:20 pm

      Thank you! Yes, you only repeat what is in the parentheses.

  • Jill Farbowitz March 22, 2017, 6:47 pm

    Can anyone tell me where I find the yarn colors for the Sweet Ocean Breeze blanket. Bernat Satin Sandstone, Lagoon and Snow. Or, perhaps suggest a different colorway. Thank you

    • Karen Record March 22, 2017, 9:39 pm

      Jill I bought my Yarn on line at Walmart but the Sandstone and Lagoon not available any more so I bought Aqua and Linen it looks the same to me I love the afghan I just finished

  • Karen Record March 22, 2017, 9:37 pm

    What caught my eye on this afghan was the colors ( Sweet Ocean Breeze baby afghan) I loved the colors I did not notice that 2 of the colors were no longer available but I bought Bernat Aqua for the Lagoon and Linen for the Sandstone loved them I would not even notice a difference I usually don’t buy the yarn that is posted with the pattern’s I usually buy yarn for less cost I did love working with the Satin Bernat yarn but am afraid it will fray and get’s pulls in it to easy and the snow had some colored die in it but the end story is I just love this afghan thank you for sharing

  • Jill Farbowitz March 25, 2017, 1:09 pm

    Cannot find the colors used in the blanket. What other colorways would you suggest.

    • Rebecca March 27, 2017, 9:20 am

      Yes, the Sandstone and Lagoon were discontinued years ago as I mentioned in the blog post. The commenter above you recommended Aqua and Linen and said it looked very similar. Good luck!

  • Nat April 4, 2017, 1:35 am

    Congratulations on your baby boy!!

    I love this pattern!!! I’ve been sitting on a couple boxes in multiple colors of Bernat Baby Blanket yarn for years. A good friend also recently had a baby boy so I’ve been searching for a different baby blanket pattern. I personally do not enjoy putting together squares 😉 so this looked perfect.
    I’ve actually started 2 blankets. The first using baby sand, baby blue and vanilla following your color order. I put the sc+dc in the sc stitches of the previous row (which is looking beautiful) until I ran out of baby sand. While waiting for more to arrive, I started another blanket using Bernat’s little cosmos.
    Curiosity got the better of me and I peeked at you first written version of this pattern, lol. I did interpret it differently. For the second blanket I’m putting my sc+dc not in a stitch but in the space between the sc+dc stitches on the previous row. It is also turning out unique and beautiful! The look is slightly different (but I did go up a hook size). I really like both!! Thank you for putting your pattern out there for me to find!!!
    p.s. I like both blankets, which of the 2 do you use? 😉

  • marja sas April 8, 2017, 1:12 am

    Het ziet er leuk uit hebt het patroon ook over geschreven om hem zelf ook te maken, maar moet eerst nog twee andere dekentjes maken en dan ga ik deze proberen en als hij klaar is dan maak ik een foto en stuur hem dan door naar u. in iedergeval al bedankt voor het patroontje.
    m sas de boer

  • Kristy April 10, 2017, 6:59 pm

    I am in Australia and we don’t have access the Bernat. Could you tell me what ply this pattern might be in?

    • Rebecca April 25, 2017, 2:37 pm

      10 ply, I think.

  • Linda Shir April 20, 2017, 12:07 pm

    First off I love this pattern. I’ve made one blanket successfully. On my second I am having trouble with my sides turning out crooked, it shows a definite lean.I took it all apart and started all over.It is still doing the lean.I am following the pattern exactly. Help!

    • Rebecca April 25, 2017, 2:38 pm

      It’s really hard to say, considering you did your first one successfully. You’ll need to figure out what you’re doing differently this time. The pattern itself hasn’t changed, unless you did your first one before November 2015 when I updated it. 🙂

  • Maria melgoza April 20, 2017, 10:24 pm

    Do you do sc +D.C. In one stich, skip one st. And then again , sc+D.C. And skip next stich all the first row? Do same for all row?

    • Rebecca April 25, 2017, 2:38 pm


  • Julia April 23, 2017, 12:31 pm

    Hi! I love this pattern and I’m working on an afghan to my new home! 🙂
    Just a quick question: how do you suggest to make the color changing? Should I just cut the thread and do an invisible join? Because carrying the color for that many rowls do not seem that practical.
    I would say I’m an begginer/intermediate crocheteer, but I’m pretty lazy with tails left at the end of the project.
    Thank you!! Oh, and congrats on your new baby! 🙂

    • B. Wood April 23, 2017, 1:01 pm

      I hate the tails too. So I just do them as i go…when I have 4-6 hanging. That way it’s not such a hateful task.

    • Rebecca April 25, 2017, 2:39 pm

      I just cut them and weave them in as I go, same as B. Wood. It’s a necessary evil. 🙂

  • Sally Dean April 24, 2017, 1:39 pm

    Beautiful blanket and pattern! I’m thinking about giving it a go. Any thoughts on how long it might take an average crocheter? I want to give it as a gift for someone, but the shower is fast approaching and don’t want to start if I don’t think I can finish.

    • Rebecca April 25, 2017, 2:36 pm

      I get this question often and it’s a hard one to answer, because (1) everyone crochets at different speeds and (2) I crochet in such fragmented timeframes that I honestly have no clue how long it would take me to crochet a blanket in one sitting. 🙂 The good thing is that this stitch goes fairly quickly.

      • Barbara Wood April 25, 2017, 8:25 pm

        I like to know how long it takes too. Once I have the blanket started, a few rows in, I time myself (with my phone’s stop watch feature) to see how long it takes to crochet a row. Multiply that by how many rows. then add about another 45 minutes to an hour for weaving in the ends, changing colors and for the beginning chain and first row which takes a little longer than the rest. Note all of that on the pattern so you’ll know for the next time you make it. That should give you a good estimate. Of course you have to make 3-4 rows to get that number. 🙂

  • Dawniel April 28, 2017, 8:19 pm

    Wow I just found this and absolutely LOVE it! I’ll be adding this to my “ones to work”!

    I’ll bet Red Heart Soft and or Red Heart Soft Essentials gave similar colors ;-))

  • Joey Kelch May 1, 2017, 11:08 am

    Can you please tell me where I can order the Sandston , Lagoon and snow. I have been to everyplace I can and know of to get them and they do not carry them. Thank you and I love the afghan

    • Rebecca May 1, 2017, 11:54 am

      As stated in the blog post above, Bernat discontinued Lagoon and Sandstone. Snow can still be found pretty easily. I just checked Joann Fabrics’ website and they had it.

  • terri June 7, 2017, 1:32 pm

    at the end of the first row, I ended up with an extra loop! if I count the stitches made I have 102, it’s a mystery. I will try again I do love this pattern.

  • Natalie Solomon June 14, 2017, 5:31 pm

    I want to make this blanket using 2 strands of bernat satin but I cannot decide what size hook to use.
    Can someone please let me know what size hook for 2 strands of the Bernat Satin?

  • Renee June 16, 2017, 7:33 am

    Did you do a border? If so, what was the pattern, if not what do you recommend. I love your site and your patterns. So very readable !!!

    • Rebecca June 17, 2017, 4:41 pm

      Hi Renee! I did not, and I’m not sure what I would recommend. I actually prefer not to put borders on striped blankets, as I think leaving them without looks more modern (which it what I’m usually going for). I know I’ve seen some people add a frilly border to it. 🙂

  • Sandy July 7, 2017, 9:25 pm

    I learned this stitch from a sweater pattern from Guidepost Sweater project which is now unavailable online. I found that the blanket (or sweater, etc.) with the sc/dc combo will get mishapen without a good turning stitch. I learned to do it like this: one sc in in last stitch of the row, do a chain, turn and do a dc in the top of the sc. cand a chain in the last stitch of a rows, turn. Then resume the pattern. I have seen other turning methods but this one worked for me the best.

  • Antoinette Korba July 24, 2017, 10:43 am

    Beautiful colors and pattern . I would like to make it a little larger . Can you give the multiples please? Thank You

    • Rebecca July 24, 2017, 11:08 am

      Just start with an odd number of chains 🙂

  • Chris July 30, 2017, 8:56 pm

    Thanks for the pattern. I was looking for a simple pattern that I could make up quick for my grandson. I made it all in red as that is what he requested. Thanks again.

  • Teresa September 15, 2017, 6:15 pm

    I wish to turn this into a full-sized blanket as it is such a lovely pattern. How many chain stitches do I use? Would doubling the amount of each section make it the same proportion? Glad you had such a lovely childhood along the ocean. Water does have such a mesmerizing effect.


  • Gail September 23, 2017, 10:46 pm

    I will try this for my next project.

  • Shirley kemble October 25, 2017, 4:52 pm

    This looks beautiful and can’t wait to make. Thank you for sharing

  • Peggy November 6, 2017, 12:21 pm

    I made a blanket using a striped yarn but used your stitch and it came out beautiful. The color was Meadow. Thank you for posting your pattern. BTW I used the original pattern and I had no problems at all.

  • Jeanette November 8, 2017, 7:17 pm

    I have just finished a blanket in this stitch and it is called Suzette Stitch. It has become one of my favourites as it is a dense pattern so it’s lovely and warm. It also looks neat. Love your colour choice.

  • Rachel November 13, 2017, 2:08 pm

    With the pattern posted do you know roughly how long it took you to make the blanket?

    • Rebecca November 13, 2017, 7:13 pm

      Hi Rachel, all together, it was several hours, I’m sure… but it’s really hard to answer that question because I RARELY sit down and crochet distraction-free for any length of time. And, I was slower back then. Sorry I can’t give you a better answer 🙂

  • Sandy November 14, 2017, 3:55 pm

    I love the colors that you used. You stated that Sandstone and Lagoon have been discontinued. Can you recommend colors to use in their place?

    • Rebecca November 14, 2017, 9:02 pm

      Off the top of my head I don’t know of similar colors… but a line such as Caron Simply Soft or Red Heart With Love might carry something similar, and will have a similar sheen 🙂

  • Hazel December 10, 2017, 7:56 pm

    Love this and going to make 2 more baby blankets one in gray and purple and white not sure of other color yet
    Thank you

  • Jessica January 15, 2018, 9:08 pm

    Hi! I know this post is older but I found you on pinterest. I was wondering what your opinion would be on making it a solid color witha fabric liner? I like this stitch/pattern because there aren’t huge holes between the stitches. I was going to do yellow and then I found an adorable grey with yellow giraffes fabric.

    • Rebecca January 15, 2018, 9:47 pm

      I think it would be gorgeous, and YAY for not having to weave in a million ends 😉

  • Jan January 21, 2018, 10:11 pm

    I just finished this blanket for a good friend’s shower – LOVE it!! I used Bernat Satin in Camel (for Sandstone), Snow, and Admiral (for Lagoon). She’s having a boy and the nursery is mid-century modern with warm wood, navy and cream/white. I think it’ll look perfect! Thanks so much for a great pattern!

  • Sharon Saunders January 31, 2018, 8:59 pm

    I saw your pattern while searching for an easy quick pattern. Seems like more and more babies are being born at this time. Anyway, I’m almost finished with the blanket – since Sandstone and Lagoon have both been discontinued I used a Light Camel and Loyal Royal along with the Snow. The pattern is very simple and turning out beautiful. I’m very, very pleased. Thank you.

  • Lorie Canup February 23, 2018, 1:29 pm

    I loved this pattern. I think this blanket turned out to be my favorite crocheted blanket I have made thus far. I have just one question. I see on your Etsy listing for this product you have a border. I think mine needs a border, do you have a pattern for that you could share?

    • Rebecca February 23, 2018, 1:53 pm

      Thank you for the kind words! I’ve actually never put a border on this blanket, so I’m not sure what it is that you saw. I prefer my striped blankets borderless. 🙂

  • Sharon M Saunders April 8, 2018, 11:40 am

    This was so easy to make/follow. Since some of the colors have been discontinued I substituted Camel for the Sandstone and a Royal blue for the Lagoon; Snow of course was stull avilable. Love the pattern and will use it again. Thank you.

  • Claudette April 13, 2018, 7:33 am

    Let me tell you I love your pattern. I made one for a little boy, using the colors in sky blue, white and denium blue, it was so pretty. And now I want to start to do a prayer shawl crochet club for senior homes, so for men i think i’ll use the same pattern but with a bigger crochet hook, I wanted a simple pattern that wouldn’t take to long to do, i’ll make it longer and less wide of course than the blanket, and not to fancy, for women I would like it too but I think i go with a triangle one. Thanks again. Claudette

  • Carol Smith April 16, 2018, 3:11 pm

    I love this pattern! I made a throw blanket for my twin size bed. I did use a different brand of yarn (Caron) but kept the colors similar, and of course, altered the size, but I love it. My daughter liked it so much I started a queen size blanket for her in pink, grey and purple, also Caron yarn, but it is taking FOREVER! Next up is a blanket for my newest grandchild due early October!

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  • Karen Cadorette June 13, 2018, 8:20 pm

    I love this pattern.I hope I can make it

  • Debra Higgins June 14, 2018, 8:17 pm

    Dear Rebecca,
    I am sort of a beginner at this. I want to make the Sweet Ocean Breeze blanket, and I followed the directions to begin (ch. 103), and for the first row. I counted to the third chain and began the SC+DC as instructed. However, I when I get to the end of the row, I end up with an extra chain stitch. Am I just supposed to single crochet only into that and then turn,? Can you explain to me where I am going wrong? Maybe send a picture or something of where I am supposed to begin? Thanks so much for your time and attention to this. I really want to make this for my niece’s baby girl who is due in September. Thanks!

    • Rebecca June 19, 2018, 8:14 pm

      Hi Debra! If you chained the correct amount, your final stitch should end up in the very first chain. Because you chain 103, and put your first SC in the 3rd chain from the hook, you would be putting it into chain #101. If you skip every other chain from then on, every time you do your SC+DC, it should likewise go into an odd numbered stitch, ending at stitch #1. Hope that makes sense!

      • Rebecca June 19, 2018, 8:15 pm

        When you count back 3 stitches, don’t count the set of loops that is still on your hook; that doesn’t count as a chain.

        • Barbara W. June 20, 2018, 12:22 am

          Rebecca, I had the same problem a few times. I finally decided that somewhere along the way I must have skipped 2 sts instead of one. That would’ve thrown off my count and I’d end up with an extra stitch.

      • Debra Higgins July 1, 2018, 10:16 pm

        Thank You so much!!! I’m on the very last rows for the blanket, and it has turned out beautifully!! The baby shower is August 4th, so I will have a beautiful gift for my niece’s baby girl. I will be making more of these for future new babies in our family. Thanks again!

  • Raymond Taft July 28, 2018, 7:41 am

    I’ve always loved your patterns and the easiness of following them.

  • Linda Byrd September 4, 2018, 6:52 pm

    Love your work, so beautiful. Want to make this blanket for my niece, just wandering if you single crocheted around it when finished. Thanks

  • Joanna Vanot October 1, 2018, 9:21 am

    I want to use this pattern to make an adult sized blanket, how long would you recommend the starting chain to be?

    • Barb DHD October 1, 2018, 11:30 am

      I started using this pattern about 2 years ago and made several baby blankets in different color combinations. Then I started making them in a bigger size for our 5 adult children, a couple in Bama colors and one Auburn. They each got one for their birthday and I’ve made more since then. I first made a lap sz with Rebecca’s design, starting with 130 ch, then I made a couple with 140 beginning ch and finally settled on 160 beginning chains. I liked the width better with 160 chains. Of course with it being wider, you might want to add another repeat or 2 of the pattern so the length is in proportion to the width. Then I switched to a random width stripe design bc some of them wanted more colors in their blanket. I began those with 160 chains and worked 180 rows. (approx. 53″x71″) I absolutely LOVE this stitch pattern and have used it for all of these blankets. It’s so soft and has great texture. Rebecca, thank you for sharing so much with us!

    • Barb DHD October 1, 2018, 12:03 pm

      Actually, the starting chain should probably be your chosen number of ch +3. For example: 160 + 3 to account for the first stitch into the chain. Rebecca, maybe you can make sure I’m telling it correctly.

      • Rebecca October 16, 2018, 9:47 pm

        It just needs to be an odd number of chains, so that the rows have an even number of stitches in them 🙂

        • Barb DHD October 16, 2018, 10:06 pm

          Rebecca, that’s what I meant, but you explained it much better than I did. TY for making it simple. : )

  • Georgia Kellers October 12, 2018, 12:21 am

    I found this pattern awhile back and made a White, pale yellow, soft green blanket for a relatives new baby. I edged it with a row of sc and then two rows of hdc. .At the time, she didn’t know what the sex was, so it was generic. I liked the stitch and how it turned out so much, I made 6 long strips of an ombre blue, with white edging, for my stepmom’s b’day.. I t came out very nicely, but is heavy.. I will use this stitch again. I do want to say that I’m having problems with the PDF download feature for printing patterns. It is not as easy as it’s made out to be. Just FYI.

  • Diane M Gray November 10, 2018, 3:25 am

    I make a blanket for each all my great nieces and nephews. and boy r they keeping me busy, so in the last two years i have completed 28 and 12 r baby blankets.. I”m just looking for a different

  • Shona December 4, 2018, 9:59 am

    I cannot wait to make this for my friends little baby boy due March 😊 I found similar new colours to use in the satin range