Color Blocked Simple Crochet Blanket Pattern

Are you looking for an easy to crochet blanket? If so, I have a simple pattern for you!

I finished a crocheted three – stripe blanket for my living room couch and still being inspired I attempted to make something similar for my son Sam’s bedroom.

Color Blocked Crochet Blanket Pattern
Learn how to make this color blocked crochet blanket with the FREE pattern below!

This easy stitch color block pattern and simple color-blocked blanket pattern design is perfect for those who are new to crocheting and features a beginner stitch.

I promise you can learn how to make a blanket with this free and beginner-friendly design.

Read on down to find the blanket tutorial & pattern.

Happy Crochet Blanket Making!

Are you looking for even more free crochet blanket patterns? I can help! Explore the Easy Crochet blanket pattern database for inspiration after you finish this color block crochet baby blanket!

The Yarn

I used Red Heart Soft Yarn for this 4 color crochet blanket and let Sam pick out the colors. He did a pretty good job with his color choices and I really love how this colorful throw turned out.

Red Heart Soft is a 100% acrylic yarn that is available in a wide variety of colors, so it will be easy to crochet a blanket that is uniquely you.

Red Heart Soft

This yarn is made by Red Heart, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.

Red Heart Soft

Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 5oz solids, 4oz heathers (varied)
Hook: 5 mm (H-8)
Substitute: Red Heart Soft Baby Steps

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I did not follow a set of rows for each color. I changed the yarn colors when the color was up in the skein, which was about every 18 rows.

If you’d like a fun change to this, then try the random stripe pattern generator to create a unique striped blanket.

Free Crochet Color Block Striped Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern


I promise if you are new to crocheting, then this blanket is for you! The best thing about this simple beginner blanket is that it works up so fast and uses only single crochets throughout the entire design!

Single Crochet

Single Crochet Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: sc
Difficulty Level: Easy
Learn this stitch →

Patterns Using This Stitch →

Single crochets are the perfect stitch to use when first starting a crochet journey. This beginner color block blanket is a quick make and will certainly be one that you will go back to time and time again.

Striped Color Block Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Ready to Get Started?

Read on down to find the free crochet throw pattern! Enjoy and Happy Crochet Blanket Making!

Color-Blocked Crochet Blanket Pattern

Skill level: Basic


  • Size H Crochet Hook 5.00 mm
  • Yarn needle (to weave in ends)
  • Scissors
  • 4 Skeins of Red Heart Soft Yarn
  1. Red Heart Soft Yarn, Teal
  2. Red Heart Soft Yarn, Turquoise
  3. Red Heart Soft Yarn, Tangerine
  4. Red Heart Soft Yarn, Light Gray Heather


  • The finished size as shown is approximately 50 inches x 25 inches
  • To change blanket sizes, simply chain any # starting chain.

Crochet Stitch Abbreviations


  • Gauge is not essential for this pattern


  • Tutorial for changing yarn colors in crochet
  • Written in Standard US terms.
  • When you’re ready to change colors pull up the first loop for a single crochet in the old color, then pull the new color through the last two loops to complete that single crochet, it’s that easy.
  • () shows the st count at the end of each row

Pattern Steps

*Change yarn colors whenever you prefer or use the random stripes pattern generator to create a unique striped crochet blanket.

Foundation: ch 81

Row 1: sc in the second ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn. (80)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 3-72: Repeat row 2 until you reach the desired length or to row 72 to make the same size shown.

Finishing: Cut yarn & weave the cut ends back and forth through the last row of stitching.

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If you have any questions about this simple color-blocked crochet blanket pattern, please feel free to ask.

More Free Crochet Blanket Patterns

Try the Charlotte Blanket or the Granite Crochet Throw to add to your collection, or some of the free patterns below.

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  1. Hi Krista, I was checking out the patterns for your blankets. I will try the single crochet one. I have a question that I hope you can help me with. I have been crocheting for about 50 years. I have never had my crocheting stretch until recently. The last two I made stretched after washing, so disappointing, do you have any idea why this may happen. Used the correct hook and followed the half double crochet pattern. Thank you for any help.

    1. Hi Millie,
      At the top of an individual blog post page if you click “skip to pattern” you will find the free blanket pattern, or you can scroll down to find the pattern. I do not have an ad-free PDF pattern for sale for this particular blanket, so I am unsure what you are referring to.

      Also in the main menu of my blog, the first section is labeled “free patterns” and can be clicked into to find free patterns sorted by whatever you wish to make.

      Hopefully, this helps.


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  3. Hi there..I’m a newbie and I hope this isn’t a stupid question but what rows do you change the col of your yarn? Thanks!

  4. Hi!
    I am about to start crocheting this for my first blanket I’ve ever made. Is this yarn soft? I am not a huge fan of “scratchy” wool or yarn and I want to make sure this yarn is soft to cuddle up in.

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY #8. They grow up so fast. Before you know it they are out the door on their own. That shows what a great Mom you are. All you can do is give them all your love. I hope he had a great time.

  6. love your site. i’m a “newbie crocheter” and your blanket patterns are terrific !!!! can’t wait to do the “ganite blanket” !!!! ty 4 your site !!!!

  7. I finished an afghan in the Harley Davidson colors for a son for Christmas this past week.. I did a dc with a J hook. I agree this is a great way for a beginner to learn. I am not a beginner but sometimes it is a good way to crochet and not have to think.
    I love your bright colors.

  8. I’ve tried making this piece several times now and every time I start and get to row 5 my work continues to curl – Suggestions on how to fix that? Did yours do that in the beginning and then straighten out as you moved forward? Love your work!

    1. Hi Samantha,

      The curling could be anything from the type of yarn used or even how tight the stitches are. It is OK if it does curl because you always block it later. 🙂 Thanks for the kind comment! <3


  9. Hi Krista,
    Crochet it is! The yarn arrived today, always an exciting moment :-). Colors are just like I imagined, I’ve already done the math and chained 300 in turquoise. I’ll probably end up going with DC instead of SC because my yarn is thinner than the one you used.
    Lovely project, it has made my day so much brighter already!

  10. Hi there, thank you so much for inspiring my next crochet project – I will make a blanket (either knit or crochet, not quite sure yet) in exactly the same colors you’re suggesting – they’re absolutely gorgeous.
    Happy hooking and cheers from Berlin

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