Free Crochet Pattern: Graduated Stripes Baby Blanket

Easy baby blanket pattern in graduated stripes. Inspiration for this blanket pattern was inspired by a a vision I had about gradually smaller stripes like a wave makes in the sand. And the color is just a favorite yarn I’ve been dreaming about spinning into a blanket: Caron Super Soft in Persimmon, a rusty orange color.

Inspiration for this blanket pattern was inspired by a a vision I had about gradually smaller stripes like a wave makes in the sand. And the color is just a favorite yarn I’ve been dreaming about spinning into a blanket: Caron Super Soft in Persimmon, a rusty orange color.

Pattern:

Yarn: Caron Super Soft, 1-1/2 skeins of each White and Persimmon

Hook Size: 5.5mm (Size I-9)

Stitches:

Single crochet (SC), Chain (CH)

Moss stitch: SC1 and CH1 combo for the entire body of the blanket

Half double crochet: HDC used in border

With Persimmon color:

CH 101 +1 (or any odd number to get the blanket width you want, and add +1 to allow for the first skipped stitch when starting Row 1).

Row 1: SC in second stitch from hook, then CH1 and skip the next stitch, repeat to the end, then your last stitch should end with a SC to give stability to the edge, CH 1 and turn.

Row 2: SC in the first SC (I put a SC at the both edges in every row to add stability) then SC in the first chain space in Row 1, CH1, continue to the end.

Note: If you’re using only one color, just Repeat Row 2 until your blanket is the length you want.

To make the graduated stripes:

32 rows White

16 rows Persimmon

16 rows White

8 rows Persimmon

8 rows White

8 rows Persimmon

8 rows White

4 rows Persimmon

4 rows White

4 rows Persimmon

4 rows White

4 rows Persimmon

4 rows White

2 rows Persimmon

2 rows White

2 rows Persimmon

2 rows White

2 rows Persimmon

2 rows White

2 rows Persimmon – I ended with Persimmon because I planned a White border.

Don’t cut the yarn when changing colors for the small stripe rows, just carry it up the side, the border will tack it down and cover it up in the end. Saves time weaving in less ends.

Border: Using White – SC around, then HDC around twice, then SC around and finish, tie off and weave in ends.

~Beccie B Creative~

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