The Ocean Breeze Blanket is made with just one skein of Caron One Pound, making this the perfect crochet baby blanket pattern!

That’s right, you can use just one skein of Caron One Pound to crochet this 34″x40″ size baby blanket!

When I first started using Caron One Pound years ago, I knew it would make a fantastic baby blanket because it’s durable, washable, soft, and comes in a line of fantastic colors.

corner of ocean breeze crochet blanket - American Crochet Association

What size is a baby blanket?

Blankets can be made in any size you choose, and depend on factors like yarn and hook size, yarn, pattern, and intended use.

Crochet blanket sizes are typically made to fit into certain spaces, like a crib, stroller, couch, lap, or bed.

While the exact measurements for each of those spaces will vary within a range, here is a handy size guide with cheat sheet that will help: What Size Blanket To Make.

Be sure to check the guide for tips that contribute to blanket sizes like borders, stitch repeats, and fabric weight.

If you’re looking for a range of baby blanket sizes to crochet, here is a range of some of the most popular:

  • Lovey: 12″ wide x 12″ long
  • Stroller: 30″ wide x 35″ long
  • Receiving: 40″ wide x 40″ long
  • Crib: 45″ wide x 60″ long

The Ocean Breeze crochet baby blanket measures 34″ wide x 40″ long, a great size for uses like a stroller or crib.

Is the Ocean Breeze Blanket pattern easy to work?

This crochet baby blanket pattern is made in rows of various stitches that you probably already know how to work: chain, single, double, triple, and the slip stitch.

The stitches and rows each have a long repeat to follow, creating the large open sections of fabric.

The complexity of the stitch pattern can be easy to work when each step of instruction is followed slowly, and the end stitch counts are checked for accuracy after each row is complete.

This will help beginners to build up their crochet skills, while also giving advanced crocheters a project that is interesting and fun to follow along.

What yarn should I use for the Ocean Breeze Blanket?

There are a few characteristics I consider when choosing the right yarn for these types of projects:

Yarn Weight

My favorite weight of yarn to work with to crochet blankets is worsted, weight 4, and whichever hook the yarn label recommends.

Yarn Cost

Because blankets are large pieces of fabric, I also consider the overall cost of the total materials to make the size I need.

Yarn Yardage

Caron One Pound is one giant skein of yarn, giving you 812 yards in a solid strand of weight 4 yarn.

That means your entire blanket can be made without fastening off or reattaching yarn, or any ends to sew or weave into place when you’re done.

If you want to give Caron One Pound in the color Ocean a try, I’m sharing my Amazon link (affiliate, at no extra cost to you).

When I crochet a baby blanket, I want to create a fabric that will be comfortable, easy to care for, and will last for years.

What if I want to substitute yarn for this crochet baby blanket pattern?

Substituting yarn for this blanket pattern is something you can try, and I’ve got some tips that will help. has a list of alternatives for Caron One Pound, right here.

Next, you can read more about how to substitute yarn, right here: Understanding Yarn Substitution – An Easy Reference For Crochet

To see over 175 finished Ocean Breeze Baby Blankets, click on over to Ravelry for hundreds of pictures, right here:

Other yarns crocheters have used to make this blanket pattern are:

How is the Ocean Breeze Blanket pattern finished?

Did you notice the contrasting light gray border around the edge?

I did that to add a finished edge around that was very simple, with stitches that would not bunch up or make the edges curl.

You see, to get an even border around a crochet project (that doesn’t bunch or curl), you just need to understand the stitch ratio to use around the edge.

You can follow the border instructions for this pattern to get the same even border pictured, and you can learn more about stitch ratios for borders right here:

Can I change the size of the Ocean Breeze Crochet Blanket?

Yes, and I’ve even provided the stitch repeat to help!

To change the size of this stitch repeat, you’ll need to create a multiple of 11 + 3 + 3 for the turning chain.

To find the correct multiple, you’ll first find a multiple of 11 that is the closest match to the blanket width you’re looking to create.

11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, 99, 110… and so on.

When you have your multiple of 11, then you’ll add 3 because this is worked in a row and you’ll need to finish the repeat at the end to match the repeat at the beginning.

Finally, add 3 (which does not count as a stitch), so that you’ll have your turning chain just for height.

If you’re interested in learning more about stitch repeats, and how to resize them in rows, tubes, or joined rounds, our 12 Course Learning Path offers an entire section on the subject, right here:

Key takeaways of the Ocean Breeze Blanket Crochet Pattern:

When you crochet this pattern you’re not just making a blanket, you’re crafting the perfect gift that someone will love for years to come.

  • Chain, single crochet, double crochet and triple crochet stitches are used together to create a fun and interesting design!
  • Blankets are great gifts for baby showers and first birthdays!
  • Use any yarn you like to make your afghan with our stitch repeat instructions (the finished sizes are up to you)!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: multiple stitches in rows, complex stitch and row repeats, gauge & size, finishing techniques & more!

Helpful resources when making the Ocean Breeze Blanket Crochet Pattern:

Need some inspiration?

Check out other Ocean Breeze Blankets, here:

Ocean Breeze Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern - American Crochet Association
Ocean Breeze Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern – American Crochet Association

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Everything you need to make the Ocean Breeze Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern


Caron One Pound, Worsted Weight #4 yarn (100% Acrylic, 812 yds/742 m per 16 oz/454 g Skein):


  • US Size H/8 (5.00mm) crochet hook 
  • Yarn Needle


13 pattern Sts = 4”, 7 pattern rows = 4”


  • 34”x40”



  • Pattern instructions create one size blanket: 34”x40”
  • Work Starting Ch in multiple of 11 + 3 (+3 for turning Ch, not a St), and work repeats until desired length is reached. 

Step-by-Step instructions for the Ocean Breeze Crochet Blanket Pattern

Size 34″ wide x 40″ long

With Color A, Ch 105.

Row 1 (Right Side): Skip 3 Ch (not a St), Dc into each Ch across – 102 Dc

Row 2: Ch 3 (not a St, here and throughout), turn, Dc into next 3, [Ch 3, skip 2 Sts, Tc into next 4 Sts, Ch 3, skip 2 Sts, Dc into next 3 Sts] 9 times – 120 Sts; 36 Tc, 30 Dc, 18 Ch-3 spaces

Rows 3–5: Ch 3, turn, Dc into next 3 Sts, [Ch 3, Sc into next 4 Tc, Ch 3, Dc into next 3 Dc] 9 times – 120 Sts; 30 Dc, 36 Sc, 18 Ch-3 spaces

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, Dc into next 3 Sts, [Ch 3, Tc into next 4 Sc, Ch 3, Dc into next 3 Dc] 9 times – 120 Sts; 36 Tc, 30 Dc, 18 Ch-3 spaces

Row 7: Ch 3, turn, Dc in next 3 Sts, [2 Dc into Ch-3 space, Dc into next 4 Tc, 2 Dc into Ch-3 space, Dc into next 3 Dc] 9 times – 102 Dc

Repeat rows 2 – 7 until 67 rows complete (ending on a row 7 repeat). Fasten off.


With Right Side facing, attach Color B into last Dc of Row 67. 

Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 1 (not a St), work 3 Sc into same St. Turn to work down left side of Blanket; work 2 Sc into each Dc row end (134 Sc), work 3 Sc into bottom left corner of Row 1. Turn to work across Row 1 of blanket; work 2 Sc between every 2nd St across (102 Sc), work 3 Sc into bottom right corner of Row 1. Turn to work up right side of blanket; work 2 Sc into each Dc row end (134 Sc), work 3 Sc into top right corner of row 67. Turn to work across Row 67 of blanket; work 2 Sc between every 2nd St across (102 Sc), Sl St to 1St Sc to join. Fasten off – 484 Sc


Sew in ends, trim excess.

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