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Alternate Stripes Baby Blanket

Alternate stripes baby blanket, this is a fun free pretty striped baby blanket pattern that is great for using left over yarn. I have crocheted it in the diamond charm stitch, which is fairly easy once you get going.

I wrote this blanket pattern the size of a small baby blanket. I’ve included the chain multiples in the pattern below so that you can make it as wide as you like and then you can just add more rows to make the blanket larger.

The yarn I used was a light worsted (double knitting for UK) acrylic yarn. Hope you enjoy.

 

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Formats

Two easy formats have been used to write this crochet alternate stripes baby blanket pattern for UK crocheters and USA crafters.

 

Abbreviations UK & USA
ch.
      Chain

dc.      Double Crochet – sc
tr.       Treble Crochet – dc
rpt.     Repeat
ss.       Slip Stitch – sl st
tch.     Turning Chain
yrh.     Yarn Round Hook – yo

 

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Best Yarn

For great results from this free crochet baby pattern it is always best to use the recommended yarn in the pattern materials section.

I have used King Cole Big Value Baby DK yarn in white, turquoise and fondant for the sample of the crochet alternate stripes baby blanket, but there are lots more shades to choose from.

 

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Crochet Hook Size

Pattern asks for a 4.50mm crochet hook for the main piece of the blanket and 4.00mm for the border.

 

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Crochet Alternate Stripes Baby Blanket UK

Pattern Number CNC509

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations UK
ch.
      Chain

dc.      Double Crochet
tr.       Treble Crochet
rpt.     Repeat
ss.       Slip Stitch
tch.     Turning Chain
yrh.     Yarn Round Hook

tr3tog. Treble Three Together
Leaving last loop on hook, work 3tr over next 3tr, yrh pull through all loops.

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr
4ch counts as first tr + 1ch

Approx Finished Size:   29.5 x 29.5 Inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

100 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK yarn in colour 1
125 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK yarn in colour 2
90 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK yarn in colour 3

4.50mm crochet hook, plus a 4.00mm crochet hook for the border

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UK INSTRUCTIONS: 

Made in multiples of 3 + 1.

With 4.50mm hook and colour 1 make 124ch, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, * miss 2ch, 3tr into next ch, * rpt from * to * to last 3ch, miss 2ch, 2tr into last ch. Turn. (39, 3tr groups)

2nd Row – 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * make 2ch, work tr3tog over next 3tr, (see abbrev) * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3tch, make 2ch, work tr into tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Join in colour 2.

3rd Row – 3ch, work 3tr into each 2ch space to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

4th Row – 4ch, tr3tog over next 3tr, * make 2ch, tr3tog over next 3tr, * rpt from * to * to end, make 1ch, work 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Join in colour 3.

5th Row – 3ch, 1tr into the stitch at the base of the 3ch, work 3tr into each 2ch space to end, work 2tr into 3rd of 4ch. Turn.

6th Row – 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * make 2ch, tr3tog over next 3tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3tch, make 2ch, work 1tr into tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt 3rd to 6th Rows, rotating colours 1, 2 & 3 and ending with colour 1 until work measures approx 28.5 Inches from beginning.

Border – Using 4.00mm hook and colour 2, work 2 rows of dc evenly around blanket, working 3dc into each corner and slip stitching to first dc at the end of each row.

Second Row – 1ch, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into the stitch at the base of the 1ch, * miss 2dc, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into next dc, * rpt from * to * around blanket to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn.

USA format below:-

alternate stripes baby blanket

Crochet Alternate Stripes Baby Blanket USA

Pattern Number CNC509

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations USA
ch.
        Chain

sc.        Single Crochet
dc.        Double Crochet
rpt.       Repeat
sl st.     Slip Stitch
tch.       Turning Chain
yo.        Yarn Over

dc3tog. Double Three Together
Leaving last loop on hook, work 3dc over next 3dc, yo pull through all loops.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc
4ch counts as first dc + ch1

Approx Finished Size:   29.5 x 29.5 Inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

100 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK yarn in color 1
125 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK yarn in color 2
90 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK yarn in color 3

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3

4.50mm crochet hook, plus a 4.00mm crochet hook for the border

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USA INSTRUCTIONS: 

Made in multiples of 3 + 1.

With 4.50mm hook and color 1 ch124, 1dc in 4th ch from hook, * skip 2ch, 3dc in next ch, * rpt from * to * to last 3ch, skip 2ch, 2dc in last ch. Turn. (39, 3dc groups)

2nd Row – ch3, 1dc in next dc, * ch2, work dc3tog over next 3dc, (see abbrev) * rpt from * to * to last dc and 3tch, ch2, work dc in dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Join in color 2.

3rd Row – ch3, work 3dc in each ch2 space to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

4th Row – ch4, dc3tog over next 3dc, * ch2, dc3tog over next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, work 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Join in color 3.

5th Row – ch3, 1dc in the stitch at the base of the ch3, work 3dc in each ch2 space to end, work 2dc in 3rd of ch4. Turn.

6th Row – ch3, 1dc in next dc, * ch2, dc3tog over next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc and 3tch, ch2, work 1dc in dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt 3rd to 6th Rows, rotating colors 1, 2 & 3 and ending with color 1 until work measures approx 28.5 Inches from beginning.

Border – Using 4.00mm hook and color 2, work 2 rows of sc evenly around blanket, working 3sc in each corner and slip stitching to first sc at the end of each row.

Second Row – ch1, (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in the stitch at the base of the ch1, * skip 2sc, (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in next sc, * rpt from * to * around blanket to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn.

 

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