Snooze off to slumber land in comfort with this dreamy blanket! Or, you can stitch this one up while waiting for the Sandman to come. It's features quick and easy stitches that beginners would fancy. You can also add tassels or fringes for that extra jazz. Scroll for the free pattern or get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here!
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.
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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 crochet 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.
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Skill Level: Easy
Hook: US Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn
- 540 yds brown (A)
- 350 yds purple (B)
- 350 yds blue (C)
- Yarn needle
- 6-inch cardboard square or tassel maker
38 x 50 inches
12 hdc in third loop x 9 rows = 4 inches
This pattern uses US crochet terms
ABBREVIATIONS DESCRIPTION ch Chain hdc Half double crochet rnd Round sc Single crochet sl st Slip stitch st(s) Stitch(es)
With A, ch 151
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (150 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in 3rd loop of each st across.
Rows 2-12: Repeat row 2.
Change to B.
Rows 13-24: Repeat row 2.
Change to C.
Rows 25-36: Repeat row 2.
Change to A.
Rows 37-48: Repeat row 2.
Change to B.
Rows 49-60: Repeat row 2.
Change to C.
Rows 61-72: Repeat row 2.
Change to B.
Rows 73-84: Repeat row 2.
Join rnds where indicated with a sl st in the first st of the rnd.
Rnd 1: With A, ch 1, turn, 3 sc in first st, place marker in the 2nd of the 3 sc just made, sc in each st across to last st, 3 sc in last st, place marker in the 2nd of the 3 sc just made, working in sides of rows, sc in each row across, working in bottom of foundation ch, 3 sc in first ch, place marker in the 2nd of the 3 sc just made, sc in each ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, place marker in the 2nd of the 3 sc just made, working in sides of rows, sc in each row across, join. (476 sc, 4 corner markers placed)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, [sc in each st across to next marker, 3 sc in marked st] 4 times, sc in each remaining st across, join. (324 sc)
Weave in all ends.
Tassel (Make 4)
Cut two 18-inch pieces of B and set aside.
Wrap B around cardboard square 75 times.
Slide one 18-inch piece of B under wraps and tie in a knot at one end of the cardboard. Remove cardboard.
Tie the other 18-inch piece of B around entire tassel, about 1-inch down from the first tie. Pull the ends of this tie down into the tassel.
Holding the ends of the top tie separate, trim the tassel ends evenly.
Use the top tie ends to attach the tassel to one corner of the blanket.
Weave in any remaining ends.
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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 crochet blanket along.
If you'd like some more inspiration for crochet blanket patterns, take a peek at some of my other blog pages here: Crochet Stitches for Blankets + 40 Free Patterns, 24 Unique Temperature Blanket Crochet Patterns