An easy and cheerful blanket that will keep you warm and cozy – my crochet Sunset Stripes blanket is the perfect project for beginners.
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As we head into in the cooler months, I thought this would be the perfect time to crochet a new blanket pattern. I only have a few blanket patterns on my blog, like the the Everyday Baby Blanket and the Group Stitch Blanket, so I thought it would be nice to add another blanket to the mix. Blankets are also great for beginners, and make perfect gifts!
The Sunset Stripes blanket uses the crochet Pique Stitch. This stitch is created through the combination of half double and double crochets. It’s a fairly easy stitch that creates a really pretty texture. I think it’s the perfect stitch for a blanket. It is also the stitch I used to create my Slouchy Legwarmer pattern.
The yarn I chose for the crochet Sunset Stripes Blanket is I love this Yarn by Hobby Lobby. This is a nice acrylic yarn that comes in numerous colors. It is a worsted weight #4 yarn that is soft and durable. The two colors I chose are ivory and sunset. Although, you can choose any colors you like. You can also choose to use any worsted weight yarn you have in your stash.
What is really nice about the Sunset Stripes blanket is that you can choose how you would like to design your own blanket. You can crochet this blanket all in one color, or you can crochet stripes like me. You can even create a colorblock effect if you’d like. The possibilities are endless!
The Sunset Stripes blanket is a fairly big blanket measuring 52″ x 40.” However, if you’d like to make your blanket smaller or larger, simply make a chain in the desired width. Then, crochet as many rows as you want for the length of the blanket.
It really is that simple!
Crochet Sunset Stripes Blanket
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Hobby Lobby I love this Yarn (7oz/355yds) #4 worsted weight. You will need approx. 3.5 skeins (1243yds) in Color A and 2.5 skeins (888yds) in Color B.
9mm Crochet Hook (for the foundation chain only)
6mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Over (Yo)
Pique Stitch (PS) – Yo, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop. Yo, and pull through first two loops on hook. Yo, insert hook back into the same st and pull up a loop. Yo and pull through all four loops on hook.
Gauge is approx. 8PS across x 8PS rows = 4″
Sunset Stripes Blanket Instructions
Note: Because the Pique Stitch is created by essentially combining two stitches into one, a larger size crochet hook is needed for the foundation chain. Otherwise, the chain will become very tight. We will be using a 9mm crochet hook for the foundation chain only.
With a 9mm hook and Color A
Switch to 6mm hook
Row 1 – PS in the 4th ch from the hook, and in each ch across. (80PS) Turn.
Row 2 – Ch.3 (does not count as a st here and throughout), PS in the first st and each st across. (80PS)
Every Row in the blanket is worked by Repeating Row 2. To follow the color pattern of the stripes, continue with the Rows below.
Rows 3 & 4 – Color B
Rows 5 & 6 – Color A
Rows 7 & 8 – Color B
Rows 9 & 10 – Color A
Rows 11 & 12 – Color B
Rows 13 & 14 – Color A
Rows 15 & 16 – Color B
Rows 17 & 18 – Color A
Rows 19 & 20 – Color B
Rows 21 thru 30 – Color A
Rows 31 thru 38 – Color B
Rows 39 thru 44 – Color A
Rows 45 thru 48 – Color B
Rows 49 & 50 – Color A
Rows 51 thru 54 – Color B
Rows 55 thru 60 – Color A
Rows 61 thru 68 – Color B
Rows 69 thru 78 – Color A
Rows 79 & 80 – Color B
Rows 81 & 82 – Color A
Rows 83 & 84 – Color B
Rows 85 & 86 – Color A
Rows 87 & 88 – Color B
Rows 89 & 90 – Color A
Rows 91 & 92 – Color B
Rows 93 & 94 – Color A
Rows 95 & 96 – Color B
Rows 97 & 98 – Color A
Bind off and weave in all ends.
That’s it! I hope you enjoy your new crochet Sunset Stripes blanket.