Color Blocked Stripes Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
Are you looking for a new blanket to crochet? If so, this blanket may be it!
Use this simple and free three color crochet blanket pattern using just basic double crochet stitches to crochet a throw for your space!
It’s so easy to crochet that you’ll probably want to make more than one!
Are you planning to make more than one blanket? You’ll want to try the Alissa Throw, Chunky Chevron or search the Easy Crochet pattern archive for more inspiration. I am excited for you to try this easy blanket pattern today!
Happy Blanket Making!
Easy to Make and Perfect for Beginners!
This simple three color crochet blanket pattern that features fun stripes is easy to make, which makes it perfect for beginner crocheters and those who are looking for a quick weekend crochet project.
There are some color changes to achieve the color-blocked stripe throw blanket, but I promise you can do it!
Read on down to get started if you want to learn how to crochet a simple blanket for beginners.
Uses the Simple Double Crochet Stitch
Difficulty Level: Easy
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This simple striped blanket is worked up with just double crochets, which makes it easy & quick! I love using simple crochet stitches in blankets because fast crochet projects and simple stitches mean a quick project.
Watch the video tutorial on the double crochet stitch on the Easy Crochet Youtube channel to learn this stitch.
Another great thing about this blanket is that when you do decide to put it down for a second, you don’t have to worry about where you are in the pattern!
The only thing you will need to worry about is to keep on double crocheting! I would suggest keeping track of your rows with a stitch marker or pen/paper for a quicker project.
The Yarn You’ll Want to Use for Your Double Crochet Afghan
This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.
Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 156m / 171 yds
Hook: 5.5 mm (I-9)
Substitute: Lion Brand Heartland
For the whole blanket pattern, I used one of my favorite yarns, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice! It is a perfect yarn that can be washed, dried, and reused time and time again.
The yarn colors I decided to go with for this particular design were Dusty Blue, Charcoal Grey, and Linen. I linked up a few of the colors below so you can take a look and pick your favorite.
The colors go so well together and are a pretty neutral color palette, which is just my taste! The color combinations are endless, so feel free to make this blanket in any color palette you can imagine!
Are you ready to learn how to crochet a simple blanket? If the answer is yes, then follow along with the free crochet pattern below to begin making your very own striped blanket!
Free Simple Crochet Blanket Pattern
Skill Level: Basic
- Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice in Dusty Blue, Charcoal Gray, and Linen.
- The exact amount needed will depend on the size blanket you wish to make, or you can use any worsted weight (4) yarn. You can use our blanket resizing calculator to determine how much yarn you will need.
- Size J Crochet Hook 6.00 mm
- Yarn needle
Chain Stitch (CH):
A simple crochet stitch that often forms the foundation of what crochet stitches are worked into during projects.
- Make a slip knot.
- Insert hook into slip knot point first, bring yarn over the shaft of the hook from back to front and grab it with the throat of the hook.
- Draw hooked yarn through slip knot and onto the hook. This movement will make one chain stitch
- Repeat Steps two and three until you have the desired number of stitches for a pattern. One loop will remain on hook.
Double Crochet (DC):
- Wrap the yarn over (YO) the hook, insert the hook into the specified st.
- YO the hook again, draw the yarn through the st so there are 3 loops on the hook
- YO the hook again draw it through 2 loops so there are 2 loops on the hook
- YO the hook, draw it through the final 2 loops.
- Just keep crocheting until your first color is finished, then change colors which was approximately 14 rows.
- If you need help changing colors in your blanket I have a simple tutorial that will help.
- Written in standard US terms.
Foundation Row: Chain 120 with your first color of choice.
Row 1: In the 3rd chain from hook double crochet, double crochet across until the end of the row, turn. (118)
Row 2: Chain 2, double crochet in the first stitch, double crochet in every st across, turn. (118)
Row 3 – desired length: Repeat Row 2 switching colors as desired. (118)
I also did a border of single crochets with 3 single crochets in each corner along the outside with the charcoal gray color but that is optional.
Fasten off and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.
That’s it! You completed the simple striped crochet blanket pattern! If you have any questions about this pattern, please feel free to ask.
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Hi! this is my first ever blanket i’m crocheting and I thought it was going well until I ran out of yarn near the end of row 12.
Do you recommend just adding another skein of yarn and continuing to 14 rows or did I mess up somewhere haha!
You could crochet little tighter than me so the yarn ran out earlier. You could do blocks of 12 rows and the blanket would look just as good!
Made my niece a blanket based on this pattern of yours for her birthday. She loves it! Happy to share pictures if you like.
I’d love that Dana! If you are on Facebook please join our community there and share! I’d love to see. 🙂
I wanted to ask how many balls of each color did you use for this blanket?
I counted 7 total
3 blue, 3 charcoal and 1 linen.
I’m trying to order the yarn to start this project
I used 5 blue, 5 charcoal and 2 linen for the size I made. This can be made in any size so the amount will vary depending on the size you’d like to use. I have a blanket resizing calculator that may help.
Do you have any other favorite yarn that you would use for this? Sadly the Vanna one is not availible at joanns anymore:(
I think Caron Simply Soft would be a great substitute. If you’d rather have Vanna’s Choice you can order directly from Lionbrand they have it for sale at lionbrand.com. 🙂
How do I finish off the sides with the border? Haven’t learned this yet, but I can do a double stitch no problem.
You will use a single crochet stitch and crochet evenly along the outside of the blanket making sure to put 3 single crochets in each corner.
This is a very nice afghan to make. Great to keep in the car on long trips.
Thanks so much for sharing!!
Have a great day and stay warm and safe!!
Thank you! I am so glad you like it. Have a great rest of the week!
Can I ask why type of yarn you used? Cotton, Acrylic or blend?
For this pattern, I used Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand, which is an acrylic yarn.
What size did your finished striped blanket turn out? I am trying to make 36″ X 36″ or 40″ X 40″
Unfortunately this was one of my first patterns and I didn’t measure it. 🙁
I LOVE the colors you put together for your blanket patterns! I just copy your list of colors and go shopping at Michael’s! So easy! Thanks so much for sharing your patterns and color choices.
You are so welcome Frances! Glad you liked it!
Are the instructions correct? I haven’t started yet. But putting a DC in every stitch doesn’t seem right. Do you mean every other?
Yes, you will need to DC in every st across. 🙂 Why doesn’t it seem right?
Beautiful blanket and I would love to give it a try. What do you mean with 3 single crochets on the corners? Is that 3 single stitches into the same stitch?
Hi! Yes, you will put 3 single crochets into the same stitch.
Hi! I’m looking to make a lightweight summer blanket for my queen bed and I love the simplicity of this design. I have a question, is the yarn fairly lightweight? As I said, it will be for the summer time and since I have never crocheted blanket before I’m not sure if this will be too “hot” for the summer nights. Thanks for the help!
This yarn would be a good pick for sure! If you would like an even lighter yarn I would suggest “Flikka” from Lion Brand Yarn. Hope this helps!
Hi , I am new. Am I supposed to count the stitches? Thanks
It is always a good idea to count stitches so the rows stay even. I always like to count then recount each row to make sure. 🙂
How many rows of each color did you do?
I am not sure since this was my very first pattern and I didn’t write that part down. Opps! 🙂 From the picture it looks like maybe 16. 🙂 Hope this helps!
How many balls of yarn did you use? The blanket looks like a good size! Nice colour choices too!
How wide is the blanket if following your pattern? Thanks!
This was one of my first crochet blanket patterns I ever wrote and unfortunately I didn’t take that measurement.
Hi, how much yarn will I need for say a twin or Queen size blanket? And how long for the sections? Sorry I’ve never crocheted before and this looks like a good beginning project.
Most standard Twin blankets are 40″ x 75″ and Queen Blankets are 60″ x 80″. It would depend on what yarn you decided to use on how much you would need. Have a great night!