Falling In Striped Crochet Blanket Pattern

Are you looking for a unique striped crochet blanket to make? If so, the Falling In blanket is the one you’ve been searching for.

This free crochet pattern uses one simple stitch and two yarn colors to create a beautiful blanket that has beautiful cascading stripes.

Scroll on down to learn about the yarn you’ll want to use, the stitches and to find the free blanket pattern, so you can start making this one-of-a-kind design!

I wish I could take credit for this crochet blanket design, but my husband actually came up with it. He may not know it, but more designing will be in his future.

How to Crochet the Falling in Striped Blanket

This striped blanket design has a waterfall effect that uses a simple stitch and yarn color changing to create a unique blanket. It works by counting down and counting up evenly with different yarn colors.

For example, you’d crochet 10 rows of color A followed by 1 row of color B. Next, do 9 rows of color A, followed by 2 rows of color B.

This pattern will be repeated until you reach 1 row of color A and 10 rows of color B. You can see more detail of this pattern in the chart below.

You can take a look at the sketch I drew below of what the Falling In Crochet Blanket will look like when completed. The blanket pattern creates a beautiful effect of colors that cascade down.

I’ve also tried to sketch up a few more color combinations below, so take a peek at the end of the pattern to see what they’d look like.

sketch of a crochet blanket

The Yarn

For the entire blanket, I used Heartland Yarn from Lion Brand in the colors Grand Canyon and Mammoth Cave. Both colorways are neutral and look beautiful together.


Heartland is a 100% acrylic medium weight #4 yarn (aka worsted weight yarn) that is a generous 251 yards per skein. It is fairly inexpensive and easy to find at Walmart, Amazon, Michaels and directly from Lionbrand.com to name a few.

Heartland Yarn shown in Mammoth Cave & Grand Canyon


This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.


Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 251yd / 230m (200yd / 183m in prints)
Hook: 6 mm (J-10)
Substitute: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Buy Now Patterns Using This Yarn →

The Stitches

To work up the stitch pattern in this blanket, you will need to know a couple of crochet stitches. The first is the chain stitch and the next is the herringbone half double crochet or hhdc abbreviated.

A hhdc is similar to a half double crochet stitch, but with a small change. You can learn more about the stitch below before you start this striped blanket.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc)

  1. yarn over
  2. insert hook into the stitch indicated
  3. yarn over (3 loops on hook)
  4. pull up a loop and pull that loop through the first loop on the hook (2 loops on hook)
  5. yarn over
  6. pull through the remaining two loops on the hook

I also used this stitch in my Fall Striped Crochet Blanket, if you’d like to see it used in a different blanket patterns.

Are You Ready to Start Crocheting?

Scroll down to find the full free blanket pattern here on the blog in eight different sizes, or purchase the AD-FREE PDF in our shop for easy on the go crocheting. Keep on scrolling down for the free striped blanket pattern here on the blog!

As a reminder, the main pattern is written to be a 42” x 44″ inch blanket, which is a great size for the couch or a larger baby blanket.

The rest of the blanket sizes are below the pattern in the chart and guide. I hope you enjoy this fun pattern! Happy Crocheting!

Falling In Striped Crochet Blanket

Skill Level: Easy


  • Less than 8 skeins of Heartland Yarn from Lion Brand (5 oz, 251 yard skein) or less than 2,000 yards/1828 meters of medium four weight yarn in 2 colors.
    • Color A: Heartland Yarn Grand Canyon – 1,000 yards/914 meters (4 skeins)
    • Color B: Heartland Yarn Mammoth Cave – 1,000 yards/914 meters (4 skeins)
  • Crochet hook 5 mm (H) or any size that allows you to meet the gauge.
  • Bent yarn needle (aka tapestry needle)
  • Scissors

Finished Size

  • Approximately 42″ x 44″ (107 x 112 cm) when following pattern as written with the correct gauge.
  • See guide below pattern for more size options.

The Gauge

  • 12 st x 9 rows = 4″ x 4″ – Follow this gauge to keep the blanket the correct size

Crochet Abbreviations


  • Written in standard US terms
  • Change colors at the end of the row using this technique.
  • The main pattern as shown in photos is 42″ x 44″
  • The stitch count is shown in the parenthesis at the end of each row.
  • Pro Tip: Weave in yarn ends as you go.
  • An “Ad Free” PDF of this pattern is available in our EasyCrochet Pattern Shop

The Pattern Steps

Row 1: Ch 126 with Color A, in second ch from hook hhdc, hhdc into every ch across, turn. (125)

Row 2: Ch 1, hhdc into the first st, hhdc into each st across, turn.

Row 3 – 110: Rep row 2 changing yarn colors when necessary according to chart below.

21 -22B
34 – 40A

Finishing: Fasten off the yarn and weave in loose ends throughout the blanket.

More Color Combinations for The Falling In Crochet Blanket

Take a look below at some more yarn color combinations that I put together that would be perfect to make the falling in blanket with.

This color combination is a mix of cream and pink, which would be perfect for a baby girl blanket.

This dark variant of the striped crochet blanket uses the two “canyon” colors from Heartland: Black Canyon and Grand Canyon.

Black Canyon & Grand Canyon

Extra Blanket Sizes for The Falling In Striped Crochet Blanket

Figured out using Heartland Yarn 5 oz, 251 Yard Skein four weight yarn. If you use a different yarn weight / brand, your blanket size will more than likely be different.

How to use the chart: For example, if you’d like to make a lovey size you’d start with a starting ch of 36 and Color A would be for 5 rows, followed by Color B for 1 row, 4 rows of Color A, then 2 rows of Color B, follow the repeat to complete the pattern using the hhdc stitch pattern as shown above.

If you are on a mobile device, swipe over to see the rest of the table.

RowsStarting ChPattern RepeatSizeYardage
30365-1-4-2-3-3 -2-4-1-5Lovey127
72908-1-7-2-6-3-5- 4-4-5-3-6-2-7-1-8Stroller928
210198 Twin, 270 Full/Queen14-1-13-2-12-3-11-4-10-5-9-6-8-7-7-8-6-9-5-10-4-11-3-12-2 -13-1-14Twin,Full/QueenTwin 5229, Queen/Full 7141
24032415-1-14-2-13-3 -12-4-11-5-10-6-9-7-8-8-7-9-6-10-5-11-4-12-3-13-2-14-1-15King10247
Blanket sizes are based off the Easy Crochet Blanket Sizes Chart
falling crochet blanket pattern
Final Blanket
Striped Crochet Blanket Pattern
Free Crochet Blanket Pattern


  1. How do you know the amount of yarn to purchase for each size of blanket? I am interested in a throw and a king size. Your help will be greatly aprreciated.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent and gift of creating and teaching Crochet. It is awesome of you to do this.

    Thanks again

    1. Hi Beverly,

      There is a yardage chart in the pattern that has the approximate yarn yardage needed for each size. Happy Crocheting!

      – Krista

  2. I absolutely love this pattern! The striping is so striking and satisfying to watch come together. I’ve made this twice for Christmas gifts this year! I made the main pattern size for my cousin’s young daughter and the throw size for my sister.

  3. Hello, Krista,
    I like this pattern and am making it in blue and white. However, as I near the end, I notice that the last 3 lines of your chart of row numbers is wrong. No wonder I was confused! To maintain the symmetry, it should read as follows:
    89-90 A
    91-99 B
    100 A
    101-110 B.
    Thank you!


    1. Hi Ruth,

      Thanks for finding that! I updated the pattern to reflect those changes. Although I try to catch all mistakes, sometimes they slip through the cracks. Thanks again and happy crocheting.

      – Krista

  4. Hi Krista, this is a beautiful pattern! I want to make the “Throw” size can you please tell me how many of each color that I need to purchase? Thank you kindly

    1. You’d need about 11 skeins of yarn total to make sure you have the 2,741 yards it requires if you are using the same yarn as I did. So, I’d recommend getting 6 skeins of each color just to make sure you have enough, since it’s always better to have a little extra yarn than not enough.

      Happy Crocheting!


  5. Hi Krita,
    I am trying to make a twin size am I understanding this correctly?
    198 chains
    Then use chart with rows 3-109
    But where do I go now?
    Your help would be appreciated. I did did purchase the PDF verison

    1. Hi Gail,
      You would chain 198 for the twin size pattern and follow the chart for the twin size. Color A would be for 14 rows followed by Color B for 1 row, 13 rows of Color A, then 2 rows of Color B, etc. Follow the chart following the twin to complete the pattern using the hhdc stitch. Hope this helps. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at krista (@) easycrochet.com, and I’d be happy to help.


  6. Hi! What size hook was used for this? I bought the pattern and using an H, although 9 rows is not equaling 4 inches.

    Can this be done using an I hook?

    Thank you!

  7. Great pattern! I’m an experienced crocheters but I find I still prefer this type of project, all one stitch but great colours for that bit of wow! Thanks so much for sharing.

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