Inspiration comes from everywhere, this blanket pattern was inspired by a cardigan sweater I saw. I loved the color blocks and stripes combo and then I decided it would be made from a favorite yarn I’ve been dreaming about: Caron Super Soft in Pistachio green color.
Three easy sections.. 2 color blocks and a set of stripes and I was inspired to start crocheting!
Yarn: Caron Super Soft, 1-1/2 skeins of each White and Pistachio
Hook Size: 5.5mm (Size I-9)
Stitches: Chain (CH)
Half Double Crochet (HDC)
Single Crochet (SC)
With Pistachio color:
CH 101 (or any number to get the blanket width you want, then +1 to allow for the turn).
Row 1: HDC in second CH from hook, HDC in every chain, CH 1 and turn (100 sts).
Row 2: HDC in every stitch across, CH 1 and turn (100 sts).
Rows 3-30, repeat Row 2 in green.
Row 31, change color to White:
Rows 31-60, Repeat Row 2 in White.
Rows 61-90, change color every two rows start with 2 rows of green then do two rows of white and keep alternating between green and white.
Rows 61-62 are green. Continue doing HDC across, chain 1 and turn – just like all the other previous rows. Every two rows change colors. You’ll finish with Rows 89-90 in green.
Don’t cut the yarn when changing colors for these 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: SC around, then HDC around, then Crab Stitch around (this is a reverse SC, you work it backwards – you’ll be going the opposite way around the blanket). This finishing row matches the HDC pattern so perfectly!
~Beccie B Creative~