Bright Stripe Blanket Crochet Pattern
If you’re looking for a magic carpet, this afghan is as close as you’re going to get. The Bright Stripe Blanket has a magical color scheme. When you see it, it will transport you to fantasies of faraway places and adventures.
It has stylish tassels added to all corners of the blanket to give it a fun and stylish finishing.
This blanket is easy to make alternating between half double crochet and third loop half double crochet which gives it a really lovely texture. It works up quickly and is a relaxing pattern that you can kick back with.
The yarn I chose to use is machine washable and dryer safe for easy care, and the fibers make this blanket soft and cozy without sacrificing durability. Not to mention this yarn comes in striking and vibrant colors, adding to the design of this blanket.
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
Purple Iris- 540 yds
Peanut Butter- 350 yds
Sapphire- 350 yds
Tools: Scissors, tapestry needle, 6” cardboard square if you don't have a tassel maker
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl= slip stitch to join
hdc=half double crochet
3rd loop hdc= hdc in only the 3rd loop of the st, not the top two loops. Heres a youtube tutorial to show you how.
FINISHED SIZE: 34” x 44”
Gauge: 12 hdc x 6 rows = 4”
Ch 151 (Peanut Butter)
Row 1: Hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and each st across (150 hdc)
Rows 2-12: Ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop of the 1st st. Hdc in the 3rd loop of each st across.
Rows 13-24 (Purple Iris): Repeat row 2
Rows 25-36 (Sapphire): Repeat row 2
Rows 37-48 (Peanut butter): Repeat row 2
Rows 49-60 (Purple Iris): Repeat row 2
Rows 61-72 (Sapphire); Repeat row 2
Rows 73-84 (Purple Iris): Repeat row 2
Row 85: Ch 1, sc into the first hdc of the row, and into each st across. In last st of row, work 3 sc, and mark the center of the 3 st. Working down the side of the blanket, make 2 sc in each row of hdc. In the next corner, work 3 sc, mark center st, and sc into each st across. Make 3 sc in the last st, and mark center st. Make 2 sc in each row of hdc up the other side, and work 3 sc into the last corner, marking the center st. Sl to join.
Row 86: Ch 1, sc into the first st, and into each st around. Make 3 sc in each of the marked st.
Break yarn and weave in all ends. To make tassels using Purple Iris, wrap the yarn around the 6” cardboard square about 75 times. Slide another piece of yarn under one end of the wrapped yarn, and tie tightly, leaving the long tail separate from the rest of the tassel. Pull yarn off of the square, and tie another short length about 1” below the top to create the neck. Trim the ends so they form a tassel.
Attach the tassels on each corner and weave ends in securely.
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This afghan is one of a kind. With its vibrant stripes and decorative tassels, you’re sure to have some fun adventures if you take this blanket along.