Crochet motif Tutorial – Sea Foam / Ocean Waves

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Crochet Sea Foam Pattern

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!



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4 Responses to Crochet motif Tutorial – Sea Foam / Ocean Waves

  1. orguelisihobi August 2, 2015 at 10:00 am #

    I like very much your videos and I’ve subscribed to your channel

    • Yolanda August 3, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

      thanks you so much

  2. Becca June 10, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    I know you posted this almost a year ago, but I hope you’ll see my comment because I have a question. 🙂 I am looking at the pattern which says the optional color change takes place in row six…after two times doing the hdc, dc, dc, sc, sc, sc, pattern but…in the video tutorial, it looks like you are changing colors in row four, after only one time doing the open pattern. Is this correct? I want my blanket to look like your sample in the video.

    Thanks for clarifying this for me.

    • Yolanda June 11, 2016 at 1:32 am #

      Yes, I believe you are correct.

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