Are you looking for a unique crochet blanket to make? If so, the Falling In blanket is the one you’ve been searching for. It uses one simple stitch and two yarn colors to create a one-of-a-kind blanket that has beautiful cascading stripes.
I wish I could take credit for this crochet design, but my husband actually came up with it. He may not know it, but more designing will be in his future.
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!
How to Crochet the Falling in 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 would be 9 rows of color A, followed by 2 rows of color B. This pattern would be repeated until you reach 1 row of color A and 10 rows of Color B to complete the pattern.
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 sketched up a few more color combinations so take a peek below the pattern to see what they’d look like.
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 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.
To work up 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 but with a small change. You can learn more about the stitch below before you start this striped blanket.
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc)
- yarn over
- insert hook into the stitch indicated
- yarn over (3 loops on hook)
- pull up a loop and pull that loop through the first loop on the hook (2 loops on hook)
- yarn over
- pull through remaining two loops on the hook
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 blanket pattern here on the blog!
As a reminder, the main pattern is written to be a 42” x 44″ blanket which is a great size for the couch or to use as a larger baby blanket and the rest of the sizes are below the pattern in the chart/guide. I hope you enjoy this fun pattern!
Falling In Crochet Blanket
Skill Level: Easy
- Less than 8 skeins of Heartland Yarn from Lion Brand (5 oz, 251 yard skein) or less than 2000 yards of medium four weight yarn in 2 colors.
- Color A: Heartland Yarn Grand Canyon – 1000 yards (4 skeins)
- Color B: Heartland Yarn Mammoth Cave – 1000 yards (4 skeins)
- Crochet hook 5 mm (H) (or any size that meets gauge)
- Bent yarn needle
- 42″ x 44″ approximately when following pattern as written as well as gauge.
- See guide below pattern for more size options.
- 12 st x 9 rows = 4″ x 4″ – Follow pattern as written for gauge pattern
- ch = chain
- st = stitch
- hhdc = herringbone half double crochet (hhdc video tutorial)
- Written in standard US terms
- Change colors at the end of the row using this technique. (How to change colors in crochet)
- The main pattern as shown in photos is 42″ x 44″
- Pro Tip: Weave in yarn ends as you go.
- Ad – Free PDF is available in the EASY CROCHET SHOP.
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 – 109: Rep row 2 changing yarn colors when necessary according to chart below.
|34 – 40||A|
Finishing: Fasten off the yarn and weave in loose ends throughout the blanket.
More Color Combinations for The Falling In Crochet Blanket
More Sizes for The Falling In 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.
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|Rows||Starting Ch||Pattern Repeat||Approx. Size||Approx. Yardage|
|210||198 Twin, 270 Full/Queen||14-1-13-2-12-3-11-4-10-5-9-6-8-7-7-8-6-9-5-10-4-11-3-12-2 -13-1-14||Twin,Full/Queen||Twin 5229, Queen/Full 7141|