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Seaside Dreams Crochet Blanket Free Pattern

Designed with your little bundle of joy in mind, my free crochet blanket pattern showcases a combination of three colours.  The gentle blues create a soothing and calming ambiance while the contrasting green adds interest and will draw your little one’s gaze.  The fun pom pom border adds a touch of whimsy giving a playful and eye-catching finishing touch that both baby and you will love. 

Two photos show 1) crochet blanket in blues and greens 2) a close up of a pom pom border

This easy crochet blanket is worked in the round using basic crochet stitches.  Whether you are a seasoned crocheter or just starting your crochet journey, this project is perfect for all skill levels.

I’ve written the pattern in UK and US crochet terms with photos for the pom pom border included.

This baby blanket is just right for keeping your little one cozy and warm. It’ll make them feel safe and snug as they have their sweetest dreams.

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Design Inspiration

I wanted to design a crochet blanket that captured the essence of the mesmerizing ocean, evoking cherished memories of beach hut day trips and joyful holidays.

When I chose the yarn colors, I was thinking of the soft blues and greens that mirror the sea’s gentle waves.

crochet baby blanket in blues and green

I wanted this crochet blanket to be more than a comforting accessory; a tangible reminder of the carefree and joyful times by the ocean, bringing warmth and happiness every time it’s used.

As I crocheted I was reminded of those blissful moments spent on sandy beaches, the laughter shared under the sun, and the soothing sounds of the rolling tides.  I hope you have the same feelings when you’re working the blanket!

How the Seaside Dreams blanket pattern is worked

Both sides of the foundation chain are worked before crocheting this baby blanket in continuous rounds.

Treble (US double) crochet and crossed stitches in a sequence form the pattern.

I’ve used 3 different colours to give interest (although you could use less or more!  If you’re on a yarn budget, this blanket is fab for using up your stash).  Two colours blend with each other, one colour is a contrast. 

A border of pom poms is crocheted using the contrasting color giving a unique finish.

The border is worked on the wrong side. 

A close up of a pom pom border on a crochet blanket

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Yarn

I’ve used Cygnet Kiddies Kaleidoscope DK / yarn weight #3 in Bonbon as the main color for this baby blanket.

This yarn has a subtle, marbled color variegation.  I found it soft to the touch and lovely to work with, gliding on my hook and giving a lovely texture to the stitches. Recently revamped, this yarn has a superior softness which is perfect for little ones.

Composition: 100% Acrylic

Weight: 100g ball – approx. 292m (319yds) per ball

Machine washable at 40 degrees

You could substitute the following yarns:

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The blending color is King Cole Paradise Beaches DK / yarn weight #3 in Blue Jamaica and contrast is Electric Lemonade.

A blend of premium acrylic and polyamide gives this yarn a super softness.  I found the yarn lovely and light to work with.

The gauge is slightly different to Kiddies Kaleidoscope but for this project, gauge isn’t critical.  Blocking to measurements makes sure the rounds are even.

Composition: 70% Premium Acrylic  /  30% Polyamide

Weight: 100g ball – approx. 255m (278yds)

Machine washable at 40 degrees

You could substitute the following yarns:

Find more substitutions on YarnSub

a crochet blanket folded in half

Pattern Notes

  • Chain 3 counts as a stitch
  • Chain 1 does not count as a stitch
  • Work one side of the foundation chain in the back bumps before continuing to work alongside the opposite side of the foundation chain.  This gives an invisible join in the middle of the blanket
  • Rounds do not end with slip stitch/chain 3 but worked in a spiral
  • Colours: Yarn A = Bonbon, Yarn B = Blue Jamaica, Yarn C = Electric Lemonade
  • Colour changes are noted in the pattern as change to Yarn A, Yarn B, Yarn C
  • Colour changes take place in the last treble (US double) of the corner stitch to blend in with the continuous rounds.  You might find it helpful to use a stitch marker
  • Fasten off after colour changes and weave in ends
  • Crossed stitch rounds of odd numbers, work a treble (US double) in the last stitch before the corner space
  • The blanket is turned to work the pom pom border on the wrong side
  • Blocking this project will align the corners and straighten the fibers
  • Easily make your blanket bigger by continuing the sequence until you reach your desired size.  This will change the amount of yarn you need

Level

Easy Crochet Blanket

Materials/Supplies

  • G/6 4mm Crochet Hook Size
  • 3 x 100g (876 meters) Cygnet Kiddies Kaleidoscope DK Bonbon
  • 1 x 100g (255 meters) King Cole Paradise Beaches DK Blue Jamaica
  • 2 x 100g (556 meters) King Cole Paradise Beaches DK Electric Lemonade

Total = 600g (1687 meters) DK

  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
crochet blanket rolled up

Stitches and Abbreviations

Stitches UK Crochet TermsStitches US Crochet Terms
Double Crochet (dc)Single Crochet (sc)
Treble Crochet (tr)Double Crochet (dc)
Crossed Treble (Xtr) Skip 1 stitch, treble crochet in next stitch, treble crochet in skipped stitch.  Crossed stitch made.Crossed Double (Xdc) Skip 1 stitch, double crochet in next stitch, double crochet in skipped stitch.  Crossed stitch made.
Cluster (CL)  yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through first 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through first 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through first 2 loops (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all loops on hook, ch1 to close clusterCluster (CL) yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through first 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through first 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through first 2 loops (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all loops on hook, ch1 to close cluster
  • Ch = chain
  • Opp = opposite
  • St = stitch
  • Ea = each
  • Sp = space
  • Ch-sp = chain space
  • Rep = repeat
  • Beg = beginning
  • WS = wrong side
  • Sl st = slip stitch
crochet throw blanket

Gauge

4mm/G6 hook and treble (US double) crochet stitches

10cm X 10cm = 9 rows 16 stitches

Measurements

72 cm / 28”  (W) X 108 cm /  43”  (L)

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Seaside Dreams Crochet Baby Blanket Instructions UK Crochet Terms

Ch54

Round 1: tr in 4th ch from hook, tr in back bumps to last ch, [tr, ch2, 3tr, ch2, tr] in last ch (continue to work on opp side of ch), tr to last st, [tr, ch2, 3tr, ch2, tr] in last ch.

Round 2: * tr in ea st to ch-sp, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch-sp, tr in ea st to ch-sp, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch-sp, * rep to beg of round

Round 3: rep round 2

Round 4: rep round 2 changing to Yarn B in last tr of ch-sp

Round 5: *Xtr to ch-sp, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch-sp, Xtr to ch-sp, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch-sp, * rep to beg of round

Round 6: rep round 2

Round 7: rep round 5 changing to Yarn B in last tr of ch-sp

Round 8 – 11: rep round 2 changing to Yarn C in last tr of ch-sp

Round 12: rep round 5

Round 13: rep round 2

Round 14: rep round 5 changing to Yarn A in last tr of ch-sp

Round 15 – 18: rep round 2

Round 19 – 32: rep round 4 – 18

Round 33: *dc in ea st to ch-sp, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch-sp, dc to ch-sp, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch-sp, * rep to beg

Fasten off

Turn blanket to work on the WS

Pom Pom Border

Join Yarn C to 1st dc after any corner sp

*Ch6, 1 CL in the 3rd ch from hook, ch3, CL into top of CL just made, fold the 2nd CL to the front, sl st into the same ch of the 1st CL, ch3, sk 4 sts, dc in next st, * rep around to last pom pom, ch3, sl st to 1st dc of round.

4 steps to completing a pom pom border in UK crochet terms

Fasten off

Seaside Dream Crochet Baby Blanket Instructions US Crochet Terms

Ch54

Round 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in back bumps to last ch, [dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, dc] in last ch (continue to work on opp side of ch), dc to last st, [dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, dc] in last ch.

Round 2: * dc in ea st to ch-sp, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch-sp, dc in ea st to ch-sp, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch-sp, * rep to beg of round

Round 3: rep round 2

Round 4: rep round 2 changing to Yarn B in last dc of ch-sp

Round 5: *Xdc to ch-sp, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch-sp, Xdc to ch-sp, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch-sp, * rep to beg of round

Round 6: rep round 2

Round 7: rep round 5 changing to Yarn B in last dc of ch-sp

Round 8 – 11: rep round 2 changing to Yarn C in last dc of ch-sp

Round 12: rep round 5

Round 13: rep round 2

Round 14: rep round 5 changing to Yarn A in last dc of ch-sp

Round 15 – 18: rep round 2

Round 19 – 32: rep round 4 – 18

Round 33: *sc in ea st to ch-sp, [2sc, ch2, 2sc] in ch-sp, sc to ch-sp, [2sc, ch2, 2sc] in ch-sp, * rep to beg

Fasten off

Turn blanket to work on the WS

Pom Pom Border

Join Yarn C to 1st sc after any corner sp

*Ch6, 1 CL in the 3rd ch from hook, ch3, CL into top of CL just made, fold the 2nd CL to the front, sl st into the same ch of the 1st CL, ch3, sk 4 sts, sc in next st, * rep around to last pom pom, ch3, sl st to 1st sc of round.

4 steps to completing a pom pom border on a crochet blanket in US crochet terms

Fasten off.

Happy crocheting!

Copyright Notice

The pattern and photographs of this design are the property of Sharon Goodwin at Jera’s Jamboree.  This pattern and design are subject to copyright and are for personal, non-commercial use only.  You may not share, resell, alter or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole. You may, however, sell any finished items you make.  If you would like to include this pattern in a roundup, you may take one photo and link back to this pattern.

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