Crochet Diagonal Stripes Baby Blanket

Hello, Hannah here, I’ve been wanting to do a blanket with diagonal stripes for a while now, but it always seemed like too much for my brain to handle, so a few weeks ago I forced myself to sit down with some graph paper and figure it out 😊. I used Herringbone HDC and Treble (or triple) Crochet to make the textured lines and I love how it turned out! 

Because of all the counting I think this pattern is a little more advanced, but once you get started the pattern really starts to flow as you just keep building the stripes diagonally, so don’t let the long pattern below intimidate you, I promise it is easier than it looks!

Materials

5 skeins of Bernat Softee Baby* in Soft Peach (100% acrylic, 140g/5 oz, 331m/362yds)

Size H, 5.00mm crochet hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Finished size 34 in x 37 in

Gauge 4 in = 15 st and 13 rows 

Stitches

Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC): YO, insert your hook, YO, pull up a loop and pull directly through first loop on hook, YO and pull through remaining two loops

Treble Crochet (TC): YO twice, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through two loops again, YO and pull through remaining two loops

Double Crochet (DC): YO insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO pull through two loops on hook, YO pull through remaining two loops.

Front and Back Post Double Crochet (FPDC & BPDC): A front post double crochet means you insert your hook from front to back around the post of the next DC and work a DC. A back post double crochet means you insert your hook from back to front around the post of the next DC and work a DC. 

Pattern

Chain 115 (pattern repeat is multiple of 15, plus 10.)

ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work a HHDC in each chain. CH 2 and turn. (turning chain does not count as stitch.)

ROW 2: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * to end of row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 3: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 4: Work 1 TC into first stitch, then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row, ending with 1 HHDC into each of last 7 stitches. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 5: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 6: Work 1 HHDC into first stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, then 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * to across the row, ending with 1 HHDC in each of the last 6 stitches. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 7: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 8: Work 1 TC into first stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, then 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * to across the row, ending with 1 HHDC in each of the last 5 stitches. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 9: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 10: Work 1 HHDC into first stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * to across the row, ending with 1 HHDC in each of the last 4 stitches. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 11: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 12: Work 1 TC into first stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, then 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * to across the row, ending with 1 HHDC in each of the last 3 stitches. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 13: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 14: Work 1 HHDC into first stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, then 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * to across the row, ending with 1 HHDC in each of the last 2 stitches. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 15: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 16: Work 1 TC into first stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, then 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row, ending with 1 HHDC in the last stitch. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 17: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 18: Work 1 HHDC into first stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, then 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row, working 1 HHDC in the last stitch (instead of a TC). CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 19: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 20: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 2 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 21: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 22: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 3 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row, working 1 HHDC in the last stitch (instead of a TC). CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 23: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 24: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 4 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 25: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 26: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 5 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row, working 1 HHDC in the last stitch (instead of a TC). CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 27: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 28: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 6 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 29: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 30: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 7 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row, ending with 1 HHDC into the last stitch. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 31: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 32: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 33: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

Repeat from row 4 until your blanket measures appx. 36 in or your desired length. 

Border

Weave in all ends with a tapestry needle. 

ROUND 1: Pull up a loop in any corner and chain 3. Work one round of DC around the blanket, working 3 DCs for every two rows on the sides of the blanket, and one DC per stitch on the ends of the blanket. Work 5 DCs into each corner. 

ROUND 2: When you reach the corner you started with, work 5 DCs around the starting chain, then keep going around the blanket in the same direction, this time alternating front and back post double crochet (FPDC and BPDC).

A front post DC means you insert your hook from front to back around the post of the next DC and work your DC.  A back post DC means you insert your hook from the back to the front and work a DC. When you get to the corners of this row, you will want to continue the pattern of alternating front and back post double crochet, but you will work three stitches around the corner post. 

So, for example, if you get to the corner post and you are supposed to work a front post DC, then work a front post DC, a back post DC, and a front post DC all around that corner post.  Then in the next stitch you would continue the alternating pattern, working the opposite of whichever stitch you just used (in this example, you would work a back post DC). Just remember that you are always alternating front and back post double crochet around the whole blanket, you just happen to be working three of those stitches around the same post when you are working the corners.

ROUNDS 3 – 5: When you finish round 2, work 3 alternating front post/back post DCs into the corner you started with and repeat round 2. Always match your post double crochets to so that they are poking out in the same direction as the row below. I did five rounds total for the border of my blanket, but you can go around as many times as you’d like to get your desired border height. When you are finished with your border, slip stitch into the starting stitch and tie off. 

Thank you so much for visiting our blog, I hope you enjoy making this blanket! When you finish your project, please come share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram using #daisyfarmcrafts, we’d love to see! xo, Hannah

Crochet Diagonal Stripes Baby Blanket

Crochet Diagonal Stripes Baby Blanket

Materials

  • 5 skeins of Bernat Softee Baby* in Soft Peach (100% acrylic, 140g/5 oz, 331m/362yds)
  • Size H, 5.00mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

Finished size 34 in x 37 in

Gauge 4 in = 15 st and 13 rows 

Stitches

Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC): YO, insert your hook, YO, pull up a loop and pull directly through first loop on hook, YO and pull through remaining two loops

Treble Crochet (TC): YO twice, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through two loops again, YO and pull through remaining two loops

Double Crochet (DC): YO insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO pull through two loops on hook, YO pull through remaining two loops.

Front and Back Post Double Crochet (FPDC & BPDC): A front post double crochet means you insert your hook from front to back around the post of the next DC and work a DC. A back post double crochet means you insert your hook from back to front around the post of the next DC and work a DC. 

Pattern

Chain 115 (pattern repeat is multiple of 15, plus 10.)

ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work a HHDC in each chain. CH 2 and turn. (turning chain does not count as stitch.)

ROW 2: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * to end of row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 3: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 4: Work 1 TC into first stitch, then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row, ending with 1 HHDC into each of last 7 stitches. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 5: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 6: Work 1 HHDC into first stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, then 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * to across the row, ending with 1 HHDC in each of the last 6 stitches. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 7: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 8: Work 1 TC into first stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, then 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * to across the row, ending with 1 HHDC in each of the last 5 stitches. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 9: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 10: Work 1 HHDC into first stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * to across the row, ending with 1 HHDC in each of the last 4 stitches. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 11: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 12: Work 1 TC into first stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, then 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * to across the row, ending with 1 HHDC in each of the last 3 stitches. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 13: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 14: Work 1 HHDC into first stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, then 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * to across the row, ending with 1 HHDC in each of the last 2 stitches. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 15: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 16: Work 1 TC into first stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, then 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row, ending with 1 HHDC in the last stitch. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 17: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 18: Work 1 HHDC into first stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, then 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row, working 1 HHDC in the last stitch (instead of a TC). CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 19: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 20: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 2 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 21: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 22: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 3 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row, working 1 HHDC in the last stitch (instead of a TC). CH 2 and turn. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 23: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 24: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 4 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 25: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 26: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 5 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row, working 1 HHDC in the last stitch (instead of a TC). CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 27: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 28: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 6 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 29: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 30: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 7 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row, ending with 1 HHDC into the last stitch. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 31: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 32: Work 1 HHDC into each of the first 8 stitches. *Work 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch, 1 HHDC into next stitch, 1 TC into next stitch. Then work 1 HHDC into each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * across the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 33: Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

Repeat from row 4 until your blanket measures appx. 36 in or your desired length. 

Border

Weave in all ends with a tapestry needle. 

ROUND 1: Pull up a loop in any corner and chain 3. Work one round of DC around the blanket, working 3 DCs for every two rows on the sides of the blanket, and one DC per stitch on the ends of the blanket. Work 5 DCs into each corner. 

ROUND 2: When you reach the corner you started with, work 5 DCs around the starting chain, then keep going around the blanket in the same direction, this time alternating front and back post double crochet (FPDC and BPDC).

A front post DC means you insert your hook from front to back around the post of the next DC and work your DC.  A back post DC means you insert your hook from the back to the front and work a DC. When you get to the corners of this row, you will want to continue the pattern of alternating front and back post double crochet, but you will work three stitches around the corner post. 

So, for example, if you get to the corner post and you are supposed to work a front post DC, then work a front post DC, a back post DC, and a front post DC all around that corner post.  Then in the next stitch you would continue the alternating pattern, working the opposite of whichever stitch you just used (in this example, you would work a back post DC). Just remember that you are always alternating front and back post double crochet around the whole blanket, you just happen to be working three of those stitches around the same post when you are working the corners.

ROUNDS 3 – 5: When you finish round 2, work 3 alternating front post/back post DCs into the corner you started with and repeat round 2. Always match your post double crochets to so that they are poking out in the same direction as the row below. I did five rounds total for the border of my blanket, but you can go around as many times as you’d like to get your desired border height. When you are finished with your border, slip stitch into the starting stitch and tie off. 

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