Add the modern stripes crochet blanket to your living room or guest room for a colorful modern look.
There is nothing better than wrapping our loved ones up in a blanket that you made especially for them. The modern stripes crochet blanket is a blanket I designed for my son. With the colorful stripes and textured border, it seemed perfect for this growing boy.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this modern stripes blanket. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge and sizing information. If you would like all of this in a nicely formatted printable format, you can purchase the Ad-Free Large Print PDF Pattern.
Designing the Modern Stripes Crochet Blanket
I wanted to design a blanket that had all my favorite crochet elements. A heavily textured border, bright beautiful colors and stunning stitches. This blanket brings these elements together in a single project.
Deciding on colors for this blanket was a roller coaster ride. Every time I asked my son his favorite color, he had a different answer. So I decided to use all the colors and to make the design a bit different, I did 3 groups of striping instead of a constant stripe pattern. This gave the blanket a modern look. I just love the masculine colors in this blanket, but it would also look perfect with yellow, pinks and purple stripes.
This blanket was designed as a ‘large’ baby blanket. Well despite trying to control the gauge on this blanket, the moss stitch tends to stretch a lot and left us with a blanket that is the size of a small throw. To be truthful, I think a small throw is a perfect size for a 6-year-old boy. and a great size to adorn a couch.
Choosing Yarn for our Crochet Blanket
When it comes to durability and color selection, few yarns can be Red Heart Super Saver. They have so many colors to choose from. This yarn is designed to be washed several times and still looks amazing. If you want something a little softer, you can opt for Red Heart With Love, or wash the blanket with a bit of fabric softener when it is done to soften it up.
The Stitches Used for the Stripes Crochet Blanket
Oh, this blanket uses all my favorite stitches! Truly it does. The base of the blanket is a beautiful Moss Stitch, with colorful stripes of cluster stitches. These two stitches were truly made for each other.
To finish the blanket I wanted a textured border, but I wanted something unique. So I worked a few different swatches and came up with the Mini Basket Weave Border. This border has a beautiful texture. If you find that the border ripples a bit, then use a size smaller hook to prevent this.
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Modern Stripes Crochet Blanket
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14.12 oz or 734 yds Red Heart Super Saver, Dusty Grey
8.16 oz or 424 yds Red Heart Super Saver, White for Stripes
8.48 oz or 440 yds Red Heart Super Saver, White for Border
1.86 oz or 97 yds Red Heart Super Saver, Carrot
1.86 oz or 97 yds Red Heart Super Saver, Tea Leaf
1.86 oz or 97 yds Red Heart With Love, Peacock
1.86 oz or 97 yds Red Heart Super Saver, Gold
Size I, 5.5mm Crochet Hook
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
CL – Cluster Stitch
DC – Double Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
YO – Yarn Over
SLST – Slip Stitch
SKST -Skip Stitch
Gauge and Size
9 Sts x 6 rows = 2 inches (Using the Moss Stitch)
The gauge is not super important for the blanket. The way to check the gauge is to work row 1 and then measure the row. It should be approximately 48 inches long.
52 inches by 60 inches
Cluster Stitch – CL – *YO, insert hook into next ST and pull up a loop, YO, pull the first loop through the second and third loop on the hook* repeat form *to* a total of 3 times. YO, pull the first loop through all 3 loops on the hook. (Video Tutorial)
Note: The cluster stitch is actually a ‘double 3 stitches together’, but all worked into the next stitch instead of over 3 stitches.
Modern Stripes Crochet Blanket Pattern
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my turning chain a stitch.
– You can widen this blanket by chaining extra chains. Just make sure you have an even number of chains.
-All instruction photos are on the last page.
– This pattern consists of 4 types of rows that are simply repeated using different colors of yarn.
In Grey – CH172
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from Hook. SC in each CH across. (171 SC)
Row 2: Ch1, turn, SC into first ST. *CH1, SKST, SC into next ST* repeat from *to* until the end of the row.
Row 3: CH1, turn, SC into first ST. SC into CH1 Space, *CH1, SKST, SC into CH1 Space* repeat from *to* until you have only one ST left. SC into last ST.
Row 4: CH1, turn, SC into first ST, *CH1, SKST, SC into CH1 Space* repeat from *to* until end of row.
Note: Rows 3 and 4 are our Moss Stitch repeat rows. We will be repeating these rows for the majority of the blanket.
Rows 5-15: Keep repeating rows 3 and 4 Moss Stitch rows. YOu will end with a Row 3.
Rows 17-18: Change to White: Repeat Rows 4 and 3.
Row 19: Change to Gold: CH2, turn, DC into first ST, CH1, SKST, *CL into next CH1 Space, CH1, SKST* repeat from *to* until you reach the last ST. DC into last ST.
Rows 20-21: Change to White: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.
Rows 22-24: Change to Grey: Repeat Rows 3 and 4, starting and ending with Row 3.
Rows 25-26: Change to White: Repeat Rows 4 and 3.
Row 27: Change to Blue: CH2, turn, DC into first ST, CH1, SKST, *CL into next CH1 Space, CH1, SKST* repeat from *to* until you reach the last ST. DC into last ST.
Rows 28-29: Change to White: Repeat rows 3 and 4.
Rows 30-32: Change to Grey: Repeat rows 3 and 4, starting and ending with row 3.
Rows 33-34: Change to White: Repeat Rows 4 and 3.
Row 35: Change to Orange: CH2, turn, DC into first ST, CH1, SKST, *CL into next CH1 Space, CH1, SKST* repeat from *to* until you reach the last ST. DC into last ST.
Rows 36-37: Change to White: Repeat rows 3 and 4.
Rows 38-40: Change to Grey: Repeat rows 3 and 4, starting and ending with row 3.
Rows 41-42: Change to White: Repeat Rows 4 and 3.
Row 43: Change to Green: CH2, turn, DC into first ST, CH1, SKST, *CL into next CH1 Space, CH1, SKST* repeat from *to* until you reach the last ST. DC into last ST.
Row 44-45: Change to White: Repeat rows 3 and 4.
Rows 46-72: Change to Grey: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 ending with row 3.
Rows 73-107: Repeat rows 17-45. (This is our stripe pattern rows.)
Rows 108-134: Change to Grey: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 ending with row 3.
Rows 135- 169: Repeat rows 17-45. (This is our stripe pattern rows.)
Rows 170-184: Change to Grey: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 ending with row 3.
Row 185: CH1, SC into first 2 STs, *SC into CH1 Space, SC into next ST* repeat until only one ST is left. SC into last ST. (171 SC)
Single Crochet Blanket Border
I like to start every blanket border with a simple single crochet border. This helps me figure out the stitch count of the border and what borders will work for the blanket. Below is the video tutorial for this single crochet border as well as the written pattern.
SC Border Row: CH1, working down the side of the row, Work 1 SC into the side of every Moss stitch row and 2 SC into the side of the Cluster Stitch rows. When you reach the corner CH2, turn and work 1 SC into the other side of each starting Chain. Ch2 at the next corner and work up the other side and SC into the side of each Moss Stitch row and 2 SC into the side of the Cluster Stitch row. When you reach the 3rd corner, CH2, and work a SC into the top of each ST of row 185. CH2 and SLST to the first SC of the Single Crochet Border row.
Mini Basket Weave Border
Now we are ready to finish our blanket with a beautiful heavy textured border. Again I have a video tutorial as well as the written pattern below.
Border Row 1: Ch2, Work a DC into the Ch2 corner you just made, DC in each ST until the next Corner, *(DC, CH2, DC) into the corner space. DC into each St until the next corner,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. DC into corner space, Ch2, SLST to 1st DC.
Border Row 2-5: CH2, Work a DC into the corner space you just made, FPDC in next ST, BPDC in next ST* repeat until one ST is left on this side. FPDC into last ST. *(DC, CH2, DC) into CH2 Corner Space, FPDC in next ST, BPDC in next ST* repeat until one ST is left on this side. FPDC into last ST.* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. DC into Corner Space, CH2. SLST to first DC.
NOTES: When you work Row 2 a second time, after your first stitch every stitch will be worked into the opposite stitch of the last row. So if you worked a FPDC last row, then you will work a BPDC into that stitch this row. This creates the mini basketweave texture.
Fasten off after working border row 5 and weave in all your ends. Your blanket is completed.
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