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The Soothing Stripes Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

The Soothing Stripes Blanket is the perfect project for anyone from beginner to pro crocheter who enjoys the soothing mindfulness that the craft can bring. It uses the simplest of crochet stitches in a front and back loop combination to get the most wonderful textured blanket to keep little ones (or even big ones) cosy and warm.

With endless colour and size possibilities the choice is yours, tailor it to your desires (or yarn stash!). I made the blanket to measure 60cm by 90cm but you can just add or subtract any number of stitches and rows to make it any size you like.

I designed this blanket when my little boy was really small and I decided I needed something that I could just pick up at any time of the day or night and work on without thinking. There are only two stitches used in the whole blanket – the double crochet (UK)/single crochet (US) and the slip stitch. I’ve added a photo tutorial to show you exactly how to work these and also how to find the front and back loop of the stitch to make the beautiful texture of the blanket.

The whole thing is edged with a reverse stitch (sometimes called a crab stitch) but if you don’t fancy tackling that then just adding a simple double/single crochet border would be perfect.

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The pattern is here free for everyone to enjoy. You can buy an ad-free PDF version of it here.

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The Yarn

I used Deramores Studio DK (100% acrylic,  250m/100g) for this blanket as it’s lovely to work with and gives a really soft and smooth finish with beautiful stitch definition.

You will need:

2 balls each of Green Tea and Pearl

1 ball each of Topaz, Ocean, Mist, Light Pink and Fuchsia

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Materials

Along with the yarn you will also need:

A 7mm/K crochet hook

Needle

Scissors

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Tension

19st and 21 rows = 10cm by 10cm

Finished Size

The finished blanket measures 60cm by 90cm but you can easily adapt this by adding or subtracting any number of chains from your foundation chain.

Glossary/Abbreviations

ch – chain,

ss – slip stitch,

st- stitch ,

BL – back loop,

FL – front loop,

rep – repeat

UK TERMS: dc – double crochet

US TERMS: sc – single crochet

Notes

The ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.

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The Pattern

STANDARD UK TERMS – please scroll down for US terms and a step by step photo tutorial of each row.

Foundation chain: ch105 (any multiple)

Row 1: RS: dc in 2nd and each [104] in Green Tea

Row 2: ch1, dc in each in Green Tea

Row 3: ch1, ss in BL of each in Topaz

Row 4: ch1, ss in FL of each in Ocean

Row 5: ch1, dc in BL of each in Green Tea

Row 6: ch1, dc in each in Green Tea

Row 7: ch1, ss in BL of each in Mist

Row 8: ch1, ss in FL of each in Pearl

Rows 5-8 create the pattern

Rows 9-36: Repeat the pattern 7 more times in the following colour sequence:

9-10: Green Tea, 11: Light Pink, 12: Fuchsia, 13-14: Green Tea, 15: Topaz, 16: Ocean, 17-18: Green Tea, 19: Mist, 20: Pearl, 21-22: Green Tea, 23: Light Pink, 24: Fuchsia, 25-26: Green Tea 27: Topaz, 28: Ocean, 29-30: Green Tea, 31: Mist, 32: Pearl, 33-34: Green Tea, 35: Light Pink, 36: Fuchsia

Row 37: Rep R5 in Green Tea

Row 38: Rep R6 in Green Tea

Row 39: ch1, ss in BL of each in Topaz

Row 40: ch1, ss in FL of each in Topaz

Row 41: ch1, dc in BL of each in Topaz

Row 42: ch1, dc in each in Topaz

Rows 39-42 create the new pattern

Rows 43-186: Repeat the new pattern 35 more times in the following colour sequence:

43-46:Ocean, 47-50: Mist, 51-54: Pearl, 55-58: Light Pink, 59-62: Fuchsia, 63-66: Light Pink, 67-70: Pearl, 71-74: Mist, 75-78: Ocean, 79-82: Topaz, 83-86: Pearl, 87-90: Light Pink, 91-94: Pearl, 95-98: Fuchsia,  99-102: Pearl, 103-106: Topaz, 107-110: Ocean, 111-114: Mist, 115-118: Pearl, 119-122: Light Pink, 123-126: Fuchsia, 127-130: Light Pink, 131-134: Pearl, 135-138: Mist, 139-142: Ocean, 143-146: Topaz, 147-150: Green Tea, 151: Fuchsia, 152: Light Pink, 153-154: Green Tea, 155: Pearl, 156: Mist, 157-158: Green Tea, 159: Ocean, 160: Topaz, 161-162: Green Tea, 163: Fuchsia, 164: Light Pink, 165-166: Green Tea, 167: Pearl, 168: Mist, 169-170: Green Tea, 171: Ocean, 172: Topaz, 173-174: Green Tea, 175: Fuchsia, 176: Light Pink, 177-178: Green Tea, 179: Pearl, 180: Mist, 181-182: Green Tea, 183: Ocean, 184: Topaz, 185-186: Green Tea.

Border:

Round 1:Using Pearl, ss in each st of short ends and in side of each dc row, 1ss in each set of 2ss rows around, ss in 1st to join

Round 2: dc in each, ss to join

Round 3: Reverse dc around, ss to join

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Pattern

STANDARD US TERMS – please scroll down for a step by step photo tutorial of each row

Foundation chain: ch105 (any multiple)

Row 1: RS:sc in 2nd and each [104] in Green Tea

Row 2: ch1, sc in each in Green Tea

Row 3: ch1, ss in BL of each in Topaz

Row 4: ch1, ss in FL of each in Ocean

Row 5: ch1, sc in BL of each in Green Tea

Row 6: ch1, sc in each in Green Tea

Row 7: ch1, ss in BL of each in Mist

Row 8: ch1, ss in FL of each in Pearl

Rows 5-8 create the pattern

Rows 9-36: Repeat the pattern 7 more times in the following colour sequence:

9-10: Green Tea, 11: Light Pink, 12: Fuchsia, 13-14: Green Tea, 15: Topaz, 16: Ocean, 17-18: Green Tea, 19: Mist, 20: Pearl, 21-22: Green Tea, 23: Light Pink, 24: Fuchsia, 25-26: Green Tea 27: Topaz, 28: Ocean, 29-30: Green Tea, 31: Mist, 32: Pearl, 33-34: Green Tea, 35: Light Pink, 36: Fuchsia

Row 37: Rep R5 in Green Tea

Row 38: Rep R6 in Green Tea

Row 39: ch1, ss in BL of each in Topaz

Row 40: ch1, ss in FL of each in Topaz

Row 41: ch1, sc in BL of each in Topaz

Row 42: ch1, sc in each in Topaz

Rows 39-42 create the new pattern

Rows 43-186: Repeat the new pattern 35 more times in the following colour sequence:

43-46:Ocean, 47-50: Mist, 51-54: Pearl, 55-58: Light Pink, 59-62: Fuchsia, 63-66: Light Pink, 67-70: Pearl, 71-74: Mist, 75-78: Ocean, 79-82: Topaz, 83-86: Pearl, 87-90: Light Pink, 91-94: Pearl, 95-98: Fuchsia,  99-102: Pearl, 103-106: Topaz, 107-110: Ocean, 111-114: Mist, 115-118: Pearl, 119-122: Light Pink, 123-126: Fuchsia, 127-130: Light Pink, 131-134: Pearl, 135-138: Mist, 139-142: Ocean, 143-146: Topaz, 147-150: Green Tea, 151: Fuchsia, 152: Light Pink, 153-154: Green Tea, 155: Pearl, 156: Mist, 157-158: Green Tea, 159: Ocean, 160: Topaz, 161-162: Green Tea, 163: Fuchsia, 164: Light Pink, 165-166: Green Tea, 167: Pearl, 168: Mist, 169-170: Green Tea, 171: Ocean, 172: Topaz, 173-174: Green Tea, 175: Fuchsia, 176: Light Pink, 177-178: Green Tea, 179: Pearl, 180: Mist, 181-182: Green Tea, 183: Ocean, 184: Topaz, 185-186: Green Tea.

Border:

Round 1:Using Pearl, ss in each st of short ends and in side of each sc row, 1ss in each set of 2ss rows around, ss in 1st to join

Round 2: sc in each, ss to join

Round 3: Reverse sc around, ss to join

Learn to crochet an easy beginner crochet baby blanket with this free crochet pattern and step by step stitch tutorial from HanJan Crochet. The Soothing Stripes Baby Blanket has the perect combination of slip stitch and single crochet detail to give you a stunning knit look blanket for any new arrival.

Step By Step Stitch Tutorial

This blanket only uses 2 stitches, the double crochet  (US single crochet) and the slip stitch so I’ve taken a few pictures to give you a step by step guide of how to work them and what each row should look like when it’s finished.

Foundation chain and Row 1:

Tutorial 4 1

Row 2:

Tutorial 8 1

Row 3:

Tutorial 12 1

Row 4:

Tutorial 16 1

Row 5:

Tutorial 20 1

That’s all there is to it! Just a few simple stitches to give a really cute and interesting stitch pattern.
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Learn to crochet an easy beginner crochet baby blanket with this free crochet pattern from HanJan Crochet. The Soothing Stripes Baby Blanket has the perect combination of slip stitch and single crochet detail to give you a stunning knit look blanket for any new arrival.
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