Striped Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet a modern striped baby blanket using two strands of Pound of Love. This free crochet pattern uses only double crochet and is perfect for beginners.
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Y’all, I’m so excited to share a new crochet blanket pattern! I’m calling it the Striped Baby Blanket, but it’s definitely for adults too. I never know if I should name a crocheted blanket a baby blanket or a lapghan or a throw, because they’re all about the same size. Regardless, this blue and grey striped blanket is about 42 x 36 inches (depending on your tension) and perfect for all ages of blanket lovers.

This modern striped crochet blanket (lapghan? throw? whatever) is double crocheted using two strands of Lion Brand Pound of Love and a 10 mm crochet hook. There’s a decorative edge on both sides, to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to the stripes. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, you’ll find this pattern straightforward and easy to work up.

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I started crocheting this blanket over the summer, thinking it would be a present for my friend that was due in September. Crocheting started off well, but I wasn’t happy with my pattern and frogged a half-finished blanket. My second try was working up quickly during football season, but then I got lazy and didn’t work on it for months. Thanks to Colorado’s stay-at-home orders, I’ve had a ton of free time to get my act together!

The (finally) finished blanket is perfect for snuggling up with a book on the couch, or as a gift for a child or mom-to-be. Or, if you’re my dog, this stripey blanket is great for laying on while begging for snacks, especially if the crocheter is almost done with a row and needs to turn the blanket soon.

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Supplies and Materials:

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
st – stitch

Gauge and Size:

Completed size: ~ 42 x 36 inches
4 x 4 inches ~ 4 rows of 9 dc

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Striped Baby Blanket Pattern:

Using a 12 mm crochet hook and 2 strands of Color A (grey), ch 80 + 2.
Note: To change the size, chain an even number + 2

Row 1: Switch to N (10 mm) hook. In back loops of starting ch, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc across (81)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, dc in first st (both loops for rest of blanket). *ch 1, sk 1, dc* 40 times. (81)
Row 3: ch 1, turn, dc in first st, dc across. (81)

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Rows 4-7: repeat rows 2-3 two times
Rows 8-12: Switch to Color B, ch 1, turn, dc in first st, dc across. (81)
Row 13: Switch to Color A, ch 1, turn, dc in first st, dc across. (81)
Rows 14-17: Switch to Color B, ch 1, turn, dc in first st, dc across. (81)
Rows 18-19: Switch to Color A, ch 1, turn, dc in first st, dc across. (81)
Rows 20-22: Switch to Color B, ch 1, turn, dc in first st, dc across. (81)
Rows 23-25: Switch to Color A, ch 1, turn, dc in first st, dc across. (81)

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Rows 26-27: Switch to Color B, ch 1, turn, dc in first st, dc across. (81)
Rows 28-31: Switch to Color A, ch 1, turn, dc in first st, dc across. (81)
Row 32: Switch to Color B, ch 1, turn, dc in first st, dc across. (81)
Rows 33-37: Switch to Color A, ch 1, turn, dc in first st, dc across. (81)
Row 38: Switch to Color B, ch 1, turn, dc in first st, dc across (81)
Rows 39-44: Repeat rows 2-3 three times (81)
Trim yarn and weave in ends using a tapestry needle.

woman standing and holding a blue and grey crocheted blanket over her arm

Whew! You’re done crocheting! Before you wrap it up, take a few moments to test out the blanket. You know, snuggle up on the couch with a cup of tea, a good book, and that soft, stripey piece of crocheted goodness.

If you made the striped baby blanket, hit me up on Instagram (@youshouldcraft) and share pics using #YSCstripedbabyblanket.

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