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Crochet Blanket Pattern Tangerine Dreams

Crocheting a beautiful and vibrant blanket filled with colourful stripes is one of the best ways to infuse warmth and personality into your home decor.

crochet baby blanket rolled up to show the pattern

The colours from my stash inspired the pattern of this easy blanket.  I thought that a combination of stitches alongside the colours would make this blanket pop… and they do!

Have a rummage through your yarn stash to explore your colour preferences and experiment with different combinations. It’s a fantastic way to clear out your stash!

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The size of this crochet blanket works as a lap blanket for an adult as well as a baby blanket to crochet although you can easily adapt this sample blanket to make different sizes to suit your needs. 

The written instructions show you where to repeat rows to make a larger blanket.

crochet blanket in shades of orange draped over a sun chair

How the blanket pattern is worked

The pattern is in multiples of 3 and is worked in rows of double crochet (US single crochet), treble crochet (US double crochet), V-Stitch and Crossed Treble (US crossed double) stitches.

close up of the tangerine dreams baby blanket to see the detail of the crochet stitches
crochet stitches

Once the halfway point has been reached, the second half repeats the first but in reverse.  I find symmetry pleasing to the eye and it works really well for this blanket!

repeating pattern on the baby blanket
symmetrical

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Yarn

I’ve used three colours from the Stylecraft Special DK range.  This is one of the best premium acrylic yarns I’ve worked with.  It’s super soft to handle, is naturally anti pilling and tough enough to handle being thrown in the washing machine.  Perfect for baby blankets!

crochet blanket in different shades of orange hanging from trellis
Stylecraft Special DK

Pattern Notes

  • Yarn A = Clementine
  • Yarn B = Spice
  • Yarn C = Cream
  • Colour changes take place at the end of rows. 
  • You can choose to fasten off each colour but I prefer to carry my yarn up the side of my work.  It means there are less ends to sew in!  The border hides the floating yarn.

Level

Easy

baby blanket in different shades of orange draped over the arm of a grey sofa

Materials

  • Stylecraft Special DK – 200g Clementine, 200g Spice, 200g Cream OR any yarn from your stash
  • 4mm crochet hook (blanket)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook (border)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

UK Crochet Terms

V-Stitch (V-st):  treble, ch1, 1 treble in the same stitch

Treble Cluster (tr cluster): work 3 x trebles in the same stitch

Crossed Treble (Xtr): miss a stitch, treble in next stitch, tr in front of the missed stitch

US Crochet Terms

V-Stitch (V-st):  double, ch1, 1 double in the same stitch

Double Cluster (dc cluster): work 3 x doubles in the same stitch

Crossed Double (Xdc): miss a stitch, treble in next stitch, dc in front of the missed stitch

Abbreviations

  • Ch – chain
  • Dc – double crochet (US single crochet)
  • Tr – treble crochet (US double crochet)
  • Sk – skip
  • St/sts – stitch/es
  • Sp – space
  • Rep – repeat
  • Prev – previous

Measurements

The finished blanket size is approximately 114cm x 105cm / 45” x 41”

montage of four photos all showing close ups of the baby blanket

Crochet Blanket Instructions UK Crochet Terms

Ch177 in Yarn A

Row 1: tr in 3rd ch from hook, sk next st, *V-st in next st, sk next 2 sts, *rep to last st, tr in last st, turn

Yarn B

Row 2: Ch3, tr in next st, tr cluster in each ch1 -sp across to last st, tr in last st, turn

Row 3: rep row 2

Yarn A

Row 4: ch3, *V-st in sp between tr cluster, * rep across, tr in last st, turn

Yarn C

Row 5: ch1, dc in each tr and ch1-sp across, turn

Row 6: ch1, dc across in each st, turn

Yarn B

Row 8: ch3, tr in next st, sk st, *V-st in next st, sk 2 sts, *rep to last st, tr in last st, turn

Yarn A

Row 9 and 10: rep row 2

Yarn B

Row 11: rep row 4

Row 12: ch3, tr in each tr and ch1-sp, turn

Row 13 and 14: ch3, tr in each st across, turn

Yarn A

Row 15, 16 and 17: rep row 13

Row 18: rep row 8

Yarn B

Row 19 and 20: rep row 2

Yarn A

Row 21: rep row 4

Yarn C

Row 22 and 23: rep row 5

Yarn B

Row 24: rep row 8

Yarn C

Row 25: rep row 2

Yarn B

Row 26: rep row 8

Yarn C

Row 27 and 28: rep row 5

Yarn A

Row 29: rep row 8

Yarn B

Row 30: rep row 2

Yarn C

Row 31: rep row 5

Yarn A

Row 32: ch3, tr in each st across, turn

Row 33 and 34: rep row 32

Yarn B

Row 35, 36, 37: rep row 32

Yarn C

Row 38: ch1, dc in each st across, turn

Row 39: rep row 38

Row 40: ch3, Xtr to last st, tr in last st, turn

Row 41: rep row 38

Row 42: rep row 40

Row 43: rep row 38

Yarn B

Row 44: ch3, tr in each st across, turn

Row 45 and 46: rep row 44

Yarn A

Row 47, 48 and 49: rep row 44

To extend the length – repeat rows 32 – 49 which will add 18cm/7”

Yarn A

Row 51, 52 and 53: rep row 44

Yarn B

Row 53, 54 and 55: rep row 44

Yarn C

Row 56: rep row 38

Row 57: rep row 40

Row 58: rep row 38

Row 59: rep row 40

Row 60 and 61: rep row 38

Yarn B

Row 62, 63 and 64: rep row 32

Yarn A

Row 65, 66 and 67: rep row 32

Yarn C

Row 68: rep row 38

Yarn B

Row 69: ch3, tr in next st, *sk 2 sts, tr cluster in next st, * rep across to last 2 sts, tr in each st, turn

Yarn A

Row 70: rep row 4

Yarn C

Row 71 and 72: rep row 38

Yarn B

Row 73: rep row 8

Yarn C

Row 74: rep row 2

Yarn B

Row 75: ch3, tr in next st, *V-st in middle st of tr cluster, *rep across to last 2 sts, tr in each st, turn

Yarn C

Row 76 and 77: rep row 38

Yarn A

Row 78: rep row 8

Yarn B

Row 79 and 80: rep row 2

Yarn A

Row 81: rep row 75

Row 82: rep row 12

Row 83 and 84: rep row 44

Yarn B

Row 85, 86 and 87: rep row 44

Row 88: rep row 8

Yarn A

Row 89: rep row 2

Row 90: ch3, tr in next st, *tr cluster in sp between tr cluster in prev row, *rep across to last 2 sts, tr in each st, turn

Yarn B

Row 91: rep row 75

Yarn C

Row 92, 93 and 94: rep row 38

Yarn A

Row 95: rep row 8

Yarn B

Row 96: rep row 2

Row 97: rep row 90

Yarn A

Row 98: rep row 75

DO NOT FASTEN OFF

Border

Change to 3.5mm hook

Working along the long edge of the blanket first with Yarn A:

Round 1: ch 1, [3 dc] in each corner sp, dc evenly around, remembering to work 3dc in each corner sp, sl st to ch1, rejoin Yarn C

Round 2: Ch3, [1 tr, ch2, 1 tr] in each corner sp, Xtr around, remembering to work [1 tr, ch2, 1 tr] in each corner sp, sl st to top of ch3 to join

Round 3: ch1, [2 dc, ch2, 2 dc] in each corner sp, dc in each tr from prev round, slip st to ch1 to join

Round 4: rep round 2

Fasten off.

Sew in ends.

Crochet Blanket Instructions US Crochet Terms

Ch177 in Yarn A

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, sk next st, *V-st in next st, sk next 2 sts, *rep to last st, dc in last st, turn

Yarn B

Row 2: Ch3, dc in next st, dc cluster in each ch1 -sp across to last st, dc in last st, turn

Row 3: rep row 2

Yarn A

Row 4: ch3, *V-st in sp between dc cluster, * rep across, dc in last st, turn

Yarn C

Row 5: ch1, sc in each dc and ch1-sp across, turn

Row 6: ch1, sc across in each st, turn

Yarn B

Row 8: ch3, dc in next st, sk st, *V-st in next st, sk 2 sts, *rep to last st, dc in last st, turn

Yarn A

Row 9 and 10: rep row 2

Yarn B

Row 11: rep row 4

Row 12: ch3, dc in each dc and ch1-sp, turn

Row 13 and 14: ch3, dc in each st across, turn

Yarn A

Row 15, 16 and 17: rep row 13

Row 18: rep row 8

Yarn B

Row 19 and 20: rep row 2

Yarn A

Row 21: rep row 4

Yarn C

Row 22 and 23: rep row 5

Yarn B

Row 24: rep row 8

Yarn C

Row 25: rep row 2

Yarn B

Row 26: rep row 8

Yarn C

Row 27 and 28: rep row 5

Yarn A

Row 29: rep row 8

Yarn B

Row 30: rep row 2

Yarn C

Row 31: rep row 5

Yarn A

Row 32: ch3, dc in each st across, turn

Row 33 and 34: rep row 32

Yarn B

Row 35, 36, 37: rep row 32

Yarn C

Row 38: ch1, sc in each st across, turn

Row 39: rep row 38

Row 40: ch3, Xdc to last st, dc in last st, turn

Row 41: rep row 38

Row 42: rep row 40

Row 43: rep row 38

Yarn B

Row 44: ch3, dc in each st across, turn

Row 45 and 46: rep row 44

Yarn A

Row 47, 48 and 49: rep row 44

To extend the length – repeat rows 32 – 49 which will add 18cm/7”

Yarn A

Row 51, 52 and 53: rep row 44

Yarn B

Row 53, 54 and 55: rep row 44

Yarn C

Row 56: rep row 38

Row 57: rep row 40

Row 58: rep row 38

Row 59: rep row 40

Row 60 and 61: rep row 38

Yarn B

Row 62, 63 and 64: rep row 32

Yarn A

Row 65, 66 and 67: rep row 32

Yarn C

Row 68: rep row 38

Yarn B

Row 69: ch3, dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, dc cluster in next st, * rep across to last 2 sts, dc in each st, turn

Yarn A

Row 70: rep row 4

Yarn C

Row 71 and 72: rep row 38

Yarn B

Row 73: rep row 8

Yarn C

Row 74: rep row 2

Yarn B

Row 75: ch3, dc in next st, *V-st in middle st of dc cluster, *rep across to last 2 sts, dc in each st, turn

Yarn C

Row 76 and 77: rep row 38

Yarn A

Row 78: rep row 8

Yarn B

Row 79 and 80: rep row 2

Yarn A

Row 81: rep row 75

Row 82: rep row 12

Row 83 and 84: rep row 44

Yarn B

Row 85, 86 and 87: rep row 44

Row 88: rep row 8

Yarn A

Row 89: rep row 2

Row 90: ch3, dc in next st, *dc cluster in sp between dc cluster in prev row, *rep across to last 2 sts, dc in each st, turn

Yarn B

Row 91: rep row 75

Yarn C

Row 92, 93 and 94: rep row 38

Yarn A

Row 95: rep row 8

Yarn B

Row 96: rep row 2

Row 97: rep row 90

Yarn A

Row 98: rep row 75

DO NOT FASTEN OFF

Border

Change to 3.5mm hook

Working along the long edge of the blanket first with Yarn A:

Round 1: ch 1, [3 sc] in each corner sp, sc evenly around, remembering to work 3sc in each corner sp, sl st to ch1, rejoin Yarn C

Round 2: Ch3, [1 dc, ch2, 1 dc] in each corner sp, Xdc around, remembering to work [1 dc, ch2, 1 dc] in each corner sp, sl st to top of ch3 to join

Round 3: ch1, [2 sc, ch2, 2 sc] in each corner sp, sc in each dc from prev round, slip st to ch1 to join

Round 4: rep round 2

Fasten off.

Sew in ends.

Happy crocheting!

Copyright Notice

The pattern and photographs of this design are the property of Sharon Goodwin at Jera’s Jamboree.  This pattern and design are subject to copyright and are for personal, non-commercial use only.  You may not share, resell, alter or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole. You may, however, sell any finished items you make.  If you would like to include this pattern in a roundup, you may take one photo and link back to this pattern.

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