Crochet Motif of a Sea Foam Stitch/Ocean Waves
I decided to share this Crochet Motif of the Sea Foam Stitch (also known as Ocean Waves) today. I’m always on the look out for new motif’s I can use for various projects. Since it’s summer now and the weather has warmed up I wanted to a summertime baby blanket. I will be using cotton yarn. Although it’s still summer there are times you still need a blanket to cover up a sleeping baby. I didn’t want to make something too heavy. I went thru all my previous projects to look for something that would fit the bill. I really liked this one. Some books call it Sea foam and some call it ocean waves.
Here is a sample (2 pattern repeat) of the sea foam motif. I made one of these blankets a few years ago. You can use any size hook and type of yarn. Just make sure the hook is appropriate for the yarn weight. Since this will be a baby blanket I used a weight 3 cotton yarn and a G hook. You can use whatever hook and yarn you prefer. I used 2 colors and changed color on row 6 of pattern. You can use as many colors as you like or stay with one solid color. Using multiple colors is a good way to use up your yarn stash.
Instructions: (remember that chains count as stitches in rows 2 – 6)
This pattern repeats. You will need to chain a multiple of 12 chains plus 2 more chains at the end. Here I demonstrated a 2 pattern repeat so I started with 24 chains and added 2 more for a total of 26 chains. If you don’t want to do the math.. then just start your chains and count as you go along.. 1 – 12, then repeat 1 – 12 until you reach your desired width (ok, maybe one extra set of 12 chains since the pattern shrinks a little), then add you 2 chains more. Now you are ready to start.
Row 1: sc in each stitch, beginning on the 2nd chain from the hook
Row 2: ch 1, turn work, sc in next 2 st, *ch 1, skip next st, hdc in next st, (ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, skip next st, ch 1, dc in next st) 2 more times, ch 1, skip next st, hdc, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next 3 st
Row 3: ch 1, turn work, sc into each st
Row 4: ch 3 (counts as dc), *dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, hdc, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next 3 st, ch 1, skip next st, hdc, ch 1, skip next st, dc, ch 1, skip next st,* rep from * to * to end, dc into last st
Row 5: ch 1, sc in ea st
Row 6: ch 1, sc in ea st (optional color change row)
If you prefer a video tutorial just click on the link in the next page. I hope you enjoy this pattern. Happy crocheting!