I always love a good, easy blanket pattern don’t you? Whether it is for crochet or knitting, I just love when I don’t have to work for countless hours on something and still yield a pretty great product!
Today’s post is a pattern that fits this criteria perfectly!
I had a customer place a custom order. They didn’t really know what they wanted but they had an idea of a color scheme.
The creativity was left to me and so I knew I would need to head to the yarn store and see what fibers would jump off the shelf at me.
I opted for a gorgeous yarn from Hobby Lobby. I absolutely LOVE it! It is so soft and plush and the color selections were great! This particular YarnBee yarn reminds me a lot of the Homespun Collection from Lion Brand. The difference was mainly in color.I wanted something soft and gentle because I was making this blanket for a baby girl. I didn’t want harsh colors. Something more angelic!
I purchased 5 skeins and headed home to get them on the hook!
WHAT I USED:
– 5 skeins of 110 yards in the AngelFleece YarnBee collection
– size N hook
– tapestry needle
***please note: if you’ve not worked with a heavily textured yarn before I would suggest making this blanket with a fiber which is a little more “smooth” creating the stitch could be a little tricky for you and the last thing I want is for you to get frustrated!
R1 – in the 2nd ch from the hook place a HDC (half double crochet), continue all the way across with HD, Ch 1, turn.
R2 – HDC in the same stitch as your ch 1 and continue with HDC in the BACK LOOPS all the way across, Ch 1, turn.
R3 – end is a repeat of row 2!
I basically added on an entire skein for each color stripe. You could make your stripes thinner if you wanted and count out your rows so each stripe is even. I felt like this was a little easier (less counting!) and I love the width of the stripes!
You will also notice I did a pattern of:
I wanted to make it a little different and just have the one stripe of white.I did this because I made a matching rug which was a grey/white combo and so I wanted more pink than white in this blanket since I would be doing only white and grey in the rug.
Once you’re done you just need to weave in your ends. This particular yarn is so textured I didn’t feel the need to add a border. However, if you were working with a smoother yarn you might find adding a border would give it a more “finished” look. It’s completely up to you though!
If you’re looking for other simple blanket patterns check out these down below: