The colors in this striped blanket are absolutely amazing… don’t you think? They are so amazing that I wish I could take credit for choosing them. Unfortunately, however, my color co-ordination isn’t quite as sophisticated … yet.
No, these colors were chosen by a complete stranger who found me standing in the yarn isle at Walmart. As I stood there studying the colors in my hand and wondering if I’d made the right choice she asked me, “What are you making?”
“A blanket,” I responded.
“No, no, no,” she shook her head. “Those colors will never do for a blanket. Too dark, you want something bright.” And so one by one she started replacing the balls of yarn in my hand. She ended up replacing all the colors except for the off-white… she let me keep that one.
And so this blanket is crocheted in memory of a kind lady who once taught me a few things about colors and blankets. I don’t know her name, and I’ll never remember what she looked like, but if she stumbles across this she might remember how she once helped a little girl pick out her yarn. May the angels bless her and always watch over her.
Now on to the pattern. It is given in one size only, however, it can be crocheted to any width and length as desired from doll blankets to full-sized blankets and afghans. The color changes can be a bit annoying, but overall it’s a very relaxing and mindless pattern to work on.
Hope you enjoy!
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Red Heart Comfort – 3 off-white, 1 green, 1 purple, and 1 maroon (This yarn comes in big
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
Gauge: 3″ over 10 sts
Finished Size: 64″ wide by 84″ long. Can be crocheted to any length or width.
CA = Color A – Off White
CB = Color B – Green
CC = Color C – Purple
CD = Color D – Maroon
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Color changes are made at the last stage of last dc in each row.
Fasten off each color after each row and crochet over the ends to save time later.
Row1: With CA, Ch 201, or any multiple of 2 + 1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across. Change to CB at last step of last dc. (200 sts) Turn.
Row 2: Working in back loops only, Ch 1, sc in first dc, dc in next sc, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc; rep from * across.
Rows 3-83: Rep row 2 changing up your colors as follows:
Row 3: CA
Row 4: CC
Row 5: CA
Row 6: CD
Row 7: CA
Row 8: CB
Row 9: CA
Rows 4-9 form color sequence, rep until you have reached a desired length. Fasten Off at last row.
I did not do an edging for this blanket, but you could always crochet around and do your own thing; or, you might find an edging pattern you like on this page: Crochet Blanket Edging Patterns