When I want a comfort project, I almost always go for a blanket. I like having a crochet project that I can easily pick up or put down in between other projects. It’s also a fun way to experiment with color and texture; while I often gravitate towards neutrals if I’m making garments, with blankets I love to incorporate bright colors and stitches that I don’t use as much in other makes. This color blocked blanket is the result of a snowed in weekend, me having a ton of worsted weight yarn in my stash, and just wanting to play with different ideas.
This pattern is pretty beginner friendly, but does incorporate crossed stitches and post stitches. If you are just starting out, don’t let that scare you! They are really easy to get the hang of, and add such fun texture to this piece.
For this project, I went with my old faithful, Brava Worsted from WeCrochet. I use this yarn quite often, because it comes in a ton of fun colors and the price point can’t be beat. At under $4 a skein, the yarn for this blanket cost me right around $46. I chose six colors, and got two balls of each color. The colors I used are:
- Coral (Color A)
- Rosebud Speckle (Color B)
- Seashell (Color C)
- Just Peachy Speckle (Color D)
- Custard (Color E)
- Tidal Speckle (Color F)
I wanted something that was rainbowish without being really rainbowy (does that make sense?!). I am in love with the speckle again solid color scheme. This blanket would also be well suited to a gradient, fade, or a ton of other color combinations.
Brava worsted yarn in 6 colors /410 yards each or 2460 yards comparable worsted weight yarn.
5.5 mm hook, or size needed for gauge
Steamer (not required but recommended)
13 sts by 13 rows in pattern
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
Sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
RS – right side
- Ch 1 / ch 2 at the end of a row does not count as a stitch.
- You may customize the width of your blanket by adding stitches to the starting chain in multiples of two. This will result in additional yardage needed.
- I did not add a border to the sample, if you wish to, this will require additional yardage.
- Finished size is 43″ by 51″
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With color A:
Row 1: (RS) Dc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, ch 2, turn.
Row 2: Dc 1, *sk 1, dc 1, dc in sk st*, repeat from * to * until 1 st remains, dc 1, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc 1, sk 1, *sc in space between next two dc*, repeat from * to * across until 1 st remains, sc 1, ch 2, turn.
Row 4: Dc 1, fpdc in each st across until 1 st remains, dc 1, ch 2, turn.
Row 5: Dc in each st across, ch 2, turn.
Row 6: Dc 1, *sk 1, dc 1, dc in sk st*, repeat from * to * until 1 st remains, dc 1, ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Sc 1, sk 1, *sc in space between next two dc*, repeat from * to * across until 1 st remains, sc 1, ch 2, turn.
Row 8: Dc 1, fpdc in each st across until 1 st remains, dc 1, ch 2, turn.
Rows 9 – 20: Repeat rows 5 – 8.
Switch to color B:
Rows 21 – 40: Repeat rows 5 – 8.
Switch to color C:
Rows 41 – 60: Repeat rows 5 – 8.
Switch to color D:
Rows 61 – 80: Repeat rows 5 – 8.
Switch to color E:
Rows 81 – 100: Repeat rows 5 – 8.
Switch to color F:
Rows 101 – 120: Repeat rows 5 – 8.
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Add a border if wanted. Using your steamer and a low heat setting, carefully steam block your piece to the finished measurements specified.