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Modern Striped Baby Blanket A Free Crochet Pattern

Modern Striped Baby Blanket A Free Crochet Pattern

The Modern Striped Baby Blanket is the perfect gift to welcome those new little ones to the family. Snuggle up under this cozy blanket or lay it out for baby to play on. Large striped sections and a textured stitch create an eye catching blanket that’s simple to crochet. The pattern includes 3 size options to meet your needs.

I’ve had this blue baby yarn sitting in my stash for some time now. But I haven’t had the right yarn to pair with it for the perfect project. Once my friend was expecting her 3rd baby {and second son} I decided it was time to put it to use.

I opted to combine the blue Bernat Baby Coordinates with the white Loops & Thread I also had in my stash. I love how the large striped sections worked up, giving this blanket a modern look. Although these two yarns are different weights, there was little difference in the sizes of my stripes. The blue sport weight yarn does have more drape than the worsted white yarn. I think only a yarny {that’s totally a word 😂} would notice.

I used this blanket as an opportunity to stash bust some baby yarn I’d had on hand for a while, but you may choose to use all sport weight or all worsted weight. I’ve included suggested yardage for all options below. I based gauge on the worsted weight yarn. Again, there was little difference in my two sections. Not even enough to warrant adding another row.

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Materials

  • 5mm (H) hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • I used a combination of #4 med worsted weight yarn (white) and sport weight yarn (blue), as this was my stash busting blanket.
  • Stroller Size (30”x35”)-1210 yds I used 2 skeins of sports weight Bernat Baby Coordinates (388 yds each) in blue (Color A) & 2 skeins of worsted weight Loops & Threads Impeccable Glitter (217 yds each) in Ice Queen White (Color B). If you’d like to use all #4 med yarn you’ll need slightly less, about 1100 yds, or if using all sport weight yarn you’ll need more, about 1300 yds.
  • Throw Size (52” x59”)-2400 yds sport weight yarn or 2130 yds #4 med worsted weight yarn 
  • Twin Size (59” x88”)-3500 yds sport weight yarn or 2840 yds #4 med worsted weight yarn 
  • Divide yarn yards between Colors A/B evenly for throw or twin size, for stroller size 2/3 of yardage is in Color A, and 1/3 in Color B.

Gauge

Gauge is based on #4 med worsted weight yarn.

4”x 4” = 6 sc/dc pairs (lemon peel stitch) x 12 rows

Stitches/Abbreviations

 ch(s)-chain(s)

Sk-skip the indicated stitch

st(s)-stitch(es)

sc(s)-single crochet(s)

rep-repeat

sl st-slip stitch

dc(s)-double crochet(s)

rnd(s)-round(s)

Level

Notes

  • Stitch multiple is 2, plus 1 for the starting chain.
  • The lemon peel stitch used in the pattern is alternating sc and dc stitches. You’ll start each row with a sc and end each row with a dc.
  • I’ve included the numbers for throw size (52” x 59”) and twin size (59” x 88”) as well, based on #4 med worsted weight gauge. 

Stripes

To achieve the same width stripes change colors every 22 rows, or follow the color sequence below.

22 rows =7” wide stripes at my gauge. If yours is different just measure 7” and count the number of rows, then change colors after that many rows. This method also works if you would like a different size stripe.

Rows 1-22. Color A

Rows 23-44. Color B

Rows 45-66. Color A

Rows 67-88. Color B

Rows 89-110. Color A Stroller stop, 35.”

Throw & Twin continue.

Rows 111-132. Color B

Rows 133-154. Color A

Rows 155-176. Color B Throw stop, 59.”

Twin continues.

Rows 177-198. Color A

Rows 199-220. Color B

Rows 221-242. Color A

Rows 243-264. Color B Twin stop, 88.”

Pattern

Stroller Ch 109, Throw 179, Twin 201, 

Row 1. Sc in the second ch from your hook, dc in the next ch, *{sc in next ch, dc in next ch} rep from * across, turn. (108, 178, 200 sts)

Row 2. Ch 1, sc in the same st, dc in the next st, *{sc in the next st, dc in the next st} rep from * across, turn. (108, 178, 200 sts)

Stroller Rows 3-110. Rep Row 2, changing colors as indicated for the stripes, or until work measures 35.”

Throw Rows 3-176. Rep Row 2, or until work measures 59.”

Twin Rows 3-264. Rep Row 2, or until work measures 88.”

Do not cut yarn.

Border

  • Continue from your last row. I chose a simple single crochet border, changing colors at each stripe section to the corresponding color. 

Rnd 1. Ch 1, sc in the same st and evenly along all the edges. Place (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner. When you come back to your starting corner sc in it again (to complete the sc, ch 1, sc) and sl st to the first ch 1 you made. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

I hope you enjoyed making the #modernstripedbabyblanket, tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic. Or share it to my Facebook Group, I love to see your work!

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