Easy Crochet Striped Blanket Pattern- perfect for beginners
This adorable striped crochet blanket will make a perfect gift for a baby boy. If you change the colors you can gift it for a baby girl as well.
Don’t let the texture fool you, this is a quick pattern that works up in just 5 hours. How cool is that?
You can crochet this striped blanket pattern in just two colors as well. How about trying some wide stripes? You can easily customize this pattern to your liking and make it your own.
Bernat Blanket yarn is already squishy and the stitch pattern adds more squish on top of it. I am just in love with how this blanket feels. I have it hanging on the back of my chair and it honestly feels so good!
Striped Crochet Blanket
1. Bernat Baby Blanket yarn in colors White and Baby Sand and Bernat Blanket yarn in color Light Teal was used for designing this easy striped crochet blanket pattern. It is a size 6 Super Bulky weight yarn.
2. An N/P(10mm) hook
3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
38-1/2 inches wide and 41 inches long. You can easily adjust the size of this striped crochet blanket by crocheting more rows or chaining extra at the beginning.
It took me 1 skein of Baby Sand and Light Teal and a little more than 1 skein of the White to complete this blanket.
sc– single crochet
dc– double crochet
YO– yarn over
fpdc – front post double crochet
Front post double crochet(fpdc): YO, insert hook from front to back around post of dc indicated, YO and pull up a loop, (YO and pull through 2 loops on your hook)twice.
You can see a tutorial on front post double crochet on dummies.com.
Back Loop Only(BLO): Work in the BLO(Back Loop only) means you should work your stitch inserting your hook just under the back loop of the st and leave the front loop free. See pic.
Gauge for Striped Crochet Blanket
8 stitches in stitch pattern= 5 inches
Crochet Striped Blanket Pattern
1. You will change colors every 2 rows. You won’t fasten off but will drop the yarn to pick up later. The yarn will be carried loosely along the side of your work and get concealed once you add the border.
2. To join another color at the end of a sc row, start working your last sc, and when you have 2 loops left on your hook, YO and pull through the new color.
3. Every time you change colors, bring the new color to your left and over the other 2 colors. The 2 colors not in use should be to your right. This will keep your yarn from tangling.
With the teal color yarn, Ch 59. You can chain any multiple of 4+7 to start.
Row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook(3 skipped chs count as a dc), 1 dc in each ch across to end, turn.——–57 dc
Row 2: Ch 1( does not count as a st), 1 sc in first st and each st across to beginning ch-3, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-3 while joining the next color white, turn.—–57 sc
Row 3: Ch 2 ( counts as first dc here), 1 dc in next sc, 1 fpdc around dc one row below next sc (it will be the 3rd dc on the first row), *( 1 dc in next 3 sc, 1 fpdc around dc one row below next sc), repeat from * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in last 2 sts, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1 ( does not count as a st), 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across to beginning ch-2, 1 sc in beginning ch-2 while joining the next color Baby Sand, turn.
Note: In the rows that follow, it will be easy to identify the dc around which you have to work the fpdc st. There will be 3 dc sts between every 2 fpdc st of the previous stripe. The fpdc sts of the current row will be worked around the middle dc of the 3 dc sts (see pic above).
Row 5: Ch 2( counts as first dc), *(1 dc in next 3 sc, 1 fpdc around dc one row below next sc), repeat from * to last 4 sts, 1 dc in last 4 sts, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1 ( does not count as a st), 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across to last st, 1 sc in last st while joining back the color Teal, turn.
Repeat Rows 3-6 changing colors every 2 rows. Keep working stripes in the order Teal, White, and Sand until you have a total of 24 stripes, join white color back while working the last st of the final Teal stripe. Fasten off the Teal and Sand color yarn.
Border for Striped Throw Blanket
Round 1: Turn your work to work along the last row you just completed, ch 1 at the corner, 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each st across, 3 sc in the corner, start working sc sts along the side of the blanket.
I worked 2 sc across the end of a stripe and 2 sc into the junction between 2 stripes all the way across to the next corner, 3 sc in the corner, continue to work sc sts along the foundation chain side, work 1 sc into the gap under each dc st across to the next corner, 3 sc in the corner.
Continue to work along the second side of the blanket where you have the yarn tails running. Take care to work your sc sts around the yarn strands to hide them. Insert your hook into the turning chains themselves and not into the gaps under them.
Distribute 2 sc sts along each stripe and 1 sc into the junction between 2 stripes just like before until you reach the first corner, 2 sc in the corner, sl st to the first sc, do not turn.
Round 2: *(Ch 1, 1 sc in BLO of each st across to the next corner, 3 sc in the corner st), repeat from * until you work all around the blanket, sl st to the first sc, fasten off.
Finishing your Striped Crochet Baby Blanket
Your striped afghan crochet pattern won’t have many tails to weave in as you did not fasten off at every color change. Weave in any tails that are left and your blanket is finished.
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