Crochet Beach Stripes Baby Blanket

Hi, it’s Haley! I just completed my third baby blanket since I started crocheting about a year ago. I am so happy with the finished product and if you have been following Daisy Farm Crafts on Instagram you would know it has been a process to find the right colors. I saw these colors on a beach towel while hanging out at the pool and I knew it was the perfect color combination for this blanket. 

I loved working with the stitch Half Double Crochet Between the Posts. I am a big fan of Half Double Crochet already so it was an easy transition for me to learn. At the beginning of this blanket, I was crocheting really loose but towards the end I was crocheting a lot tighter just because I was getting a better grasp of the stitch. I am still working on keeping everything even. 

Another thing I learned from making this blanket was how to properly count rows. At first, I had a hard time counting the amount of rows I had done for a color. I accidentally added an extra row or two here and there. But, overall the rows turned out to be pretty equal. 

The thing I love most about this blanket is how simple yet cute the pattern is. I think this is a really nice beginner blanket. The HDC between the posts is a good stitch because I found it was really easy to keep the sides straight. It is fairly easy to change between the colors. This is the perfect blanket for those first time crocheters. 

Well, I am back to doing more crocheting! Look for my next project coming soon! 

xo, 

Haley 

Social Media Manager for Daisy Farm Crafts

(I help my mom run the Facebook Group, if you need help on any of our patterns, come and join the group! Also, if you finish a blanket and want to show it, it’s a great place to share.)

 

Materials

2 Caron Simply Soft in White

1 Caron Simply Soft in Watermelon

1 Caron Simply Soft in Dark Country Blue

1 Caron Simply Soft in Soft Green

Size H, 5.00mm Hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Finished size:  32 inches x 42 inches

Gauge: 4 in = 16 stitches and 14 rows

A PDF of this pattern is available on Etsy. 

Pattern

Chain 125 with White. 

ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work a HDC in each chain. (A HDC is YO, insert your hook, pull up a loop, then YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook.) When you reach the end of the chain, chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 2 – 11: Work ten more rows of HDC, inserting your hook in between the posts of the stitches in the row below (see graphic below). 

hdc graphic
Thanks for our friends at Yarnspirations for creating this graphic!

Chain 2 and turn at the end of each row. When you reach the end of row 11, pull through with Watermelon on the last stitch, when you have 3 loops on your hook. Cut the White and leave a six inch tail to weave in later. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROWS 12 – 22: Work 11 rows of HDC working in between the posts. 

Repeat rows 12 – 22 for the remainder of the blanket. 

Here is the color pattern: 11 rows White, 11 rows Watermelon, 11 rows White, 11 rows Watermelon, 11 rows White, 11 rows Dark Country Blue, 11 rows White, 11 rows Dark Country Blue, 11 rows White, 11 rows Soft Green, 11 rows White, 11 rows Soft Green, 11 rows White. 

Thanks everyone for stopping by the website! I hope you have fun making this blanket! When you’re finished please come share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram using #daisyfarmcrafts, we’d love to see!