Crochet Country Blue Stripes Baby Blanket

 

THESE COLORS! I am so in love. I don’t think my pictures even do this blanket justice. I paired country blue, light coutry blue with pumpkin from Caron Simply Soft for this latest baby boy themed blanket and I really, really, like how it turned out. 

This is a flat lay of it as a work in progress. I think that gives you a truer look at the colors. I wanted to keep the pumpkin color to a minimum since it’s such a bold color and I think using it with the two colors of blue helped tone it down a bit too. 

You will need to know how to work a half double crochet cluster and a double crochet for the main part of the blanket. (I will have a video tutorial at the end of this post.) And for the border I used herringbone half double crochet.

Let’s just get right to it. Below are the stitches and the explanations.

Stitches

HDC2tog: Half double crochet two together cluster across two stitches. Yarn over and insert your hook into the indicated stitch, yarn over and pull a loop back through. Yarn over and insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull a loop back through. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. 

DC: Double Crochet. Yarn over and insert your hook into the indicated stitch, Yarn over and pull loop back through, yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through remaining two loops on hook. 

HHDC: Herringbone Half Double Crochet. Yarn over and insert your hook into the indicated stitch, yarn over and pull a loop back through and continue pulling through the first loop on the hook. Yarn over and pull through final two loops on the hook. 

Materials

Finished size 34 x 36 inches

1 skein Caron Simply Soft in Pumpkin

1 skein Caron Simply Soft in Light Country Blue

1 skein Caron Simply Soft in Medium Country Blue

2 skeins Caron Simply Soft in White

Size H, 5mm hook

Tapestry needle

Scissors

(A PDF of this pattern is available on Etsy.)

Pattern

Chain 115 (You may use any odd number if you want to make your own size.)

ROW 1: With white, work 1 HDC2tog cluster across the 4th and 5th chain from the hook. (Yarn over, insert hook in 4th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull a loop back through, yarn over, insert hook in 5th chain from hook, yarn over and pull a loop back through, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.) In 5th chain, work 1 DC. 

*Work 1 HDC2tog cluster across next 2 stitches, 1 DC in the second stitch (meaning the stitch where the last leg of the HDC2tog cluster landed.) Repeat from * across the row. Work 1 HDC2tog cluster across the last stitch of the row and the top of the skipped 3 starting chains. Chain 3 and turn. 

ROW 2: Work 1 HDC2tog cluster across the first 2 stitches of the row, 1 DC in the second stitch. *Work 1 HDC2tog cluster across next 2 stitches, 1 DC in the second stitch. Repeat from * across the row. Work 1 HDC2tog across the last stitch and the top of the turning chain. Chain 3 and turn. 

Row 3 to the end of the blanket: Repeat row 2. 

Work the color changes in this order: 

2 white, 2 pumpkin, 2 white, 2 light country blue, 4 white, 6 dark country blue, 3 light country blue, 2 white, 2 pumpkin, 2 white, 2 dark country blue, 2 white, 6 light country blue, 3 dark country blue, 2 white, 2 pumpkin, 2 white, 2 light country blue, 2 white, 6 dark country blue, 3 light country blue, 4 white, 2 dark country blue, 2 white, 2 pumpkin, 2 white.

Weave in all ends. 

Border

Round 1: With white, pull up a loop in any corner, chain 1 and SC in that space. Work 1 SC into each stitch across the top and bottom of the blanket, work 3 SC into each corner and work approximately 3 SC per 2 rows along the sides of the blanket. (Work your SC as evenly as possible on the sides of the blanket.) Slip stitch to starting SC. 

Rounds 2 and 3: Continue in the same direction and work 1 Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC) into each stitch. Work 3 HHDC into each corner stitch. At the end of the 3rd round, join with a slip stitch, chain 2 and turn.

Rounds 4 and 5: Work the HHDC in each stitch. Work 3 HHDC into each corner stitch. At the end of the 5th round continue with one round of all SC. 

Round 6: Work SC into each stitch, work 3 SC into each corner. Tie off and weave in all ends when finished with the round. 

Watch below if you need a video visual tutorial: 

Thank you so much for stopping by our website. If this is your first time here, welcome to the farm! We are a mom and daughters team sharing our love of crochet. We are making baby blankets for friends, neighbors and maybe someday future grandchildren. My fingers are always crossed.

Happy Crocheting!

xoxo, Tiffany

Country Blue Stripes Blanket

Country Blue Stripes Blanket

Materials

  • Finished size 34 x 36 inches
  • 1 skein Caron Simply Soft in Pumpkin
  • 1 skein Caron Simply Soft in Light Country Blue
  • 1 skein Caron Simply Soft in Medium Country Blue
  • 2 skeins Caron Simply Soft in White
  • Size H-5mm hook
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

Tools

  • Stitches:
  • HDC2tog: Half double crochet two together cluster across two stitches. Yarn over and insert your hook into the indicated stitch, yarn over and pull a loop back through. Yarn over and insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull a loop back through. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. 
  • DC: Double Crochet. Yarn over and insert your hook into the indicated stitch, Yarn over and pull loop back through, yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through remaining two loops on hook. 
  • Herringbone Half Double Crochet: Yarn over and insert your hook into the indicated stitch, yarn over and pull a loop back through and continue pulling through the first loop on the hook. Yarn over and pull through final two loops on the hook.

Instructions

Chain 115 (You may use any odd number if you want to make your own size.)

Row 1: With white, work 1 HDC2tog cluster across the 4th and 5th chain from the hook. (Yarn over, insert hook in 4th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull a loop back through, yarn over, insert hook in 5th chain from hook, yarn over and pull a loop back through, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.) In 5th chain, work 1 DC. 

*Work 1 HDC2tog cluster across next 2 stitches, 1 DC in the second stitch (meaning the stitch where the last leg of the HDC2tog cluster landed.) Repeat from * across the row. Work 1 HDC2tog cluster across the last stitch of the row and the top of the skipped 3 starting chains. Chain 3 and turn. 

Row 2: Work 1 HDC2tog cluster across the first 2 stitches of the row, 1 DC in the second stitch. *Work 1 HDC2tog cluster across next 2 stitches, 1 DC in the second stitch. Repeat from * across the row. Work 1 HDC2tog across the last stitch and the top of the turning chain. Chain 3 and turn. 

Row 3 to the end of the blanket: Repeat row 2. 

Work the color changes in this order: 

2 white, 2 pumpkin, 2 white, 2 light country blue, 4 white, 6 dark country blue, 3 light country blue, 2 white, 2 pumpkin, 2 white, 2 dark country blue, 2 white, 6 light country blue, 3 dark country blue, 2 white, 2 pumpkin, 2 white, 2 light country blue, 2 white, 6 dark country blue, 3 light country blue, 4 white, 2 light country blue, 2 white, 2 pumpkin, 2 white.

Weave in all ends. 

Border: 

Round 1: With white, pull up a loop in any corner, chain 1 and SC in that space. Work 1 SC into each stitch across the top and bottom of the blanket, work 3 SC into each corner and work approximately 3 SC per 2 rows along the sides of the blanket. (Work your SC as evenly as possible on the sides of the blanket.) Slip stitch to starting SC. 

Round 2 and 3: Continue in the same direction and work 1 Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC) into each stitch. Work 3 HHDC into each corner stitch. At the end of the 3rd round, join with a slip stitch, chain 2 and turn.

Round 4 and 5: Work the HHDC in each stitch. Work 3 HHDC into each corner stitch. At the end of the 5th round continue with one round of all SC. 

Round 6: Work SC into each stitch, work 3 SC into each corner. Tie off and weave in all ends when finished with the round.