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Mila Cosy Stripe Crochet Blanket Pattern

The Mila cosy stripe blanket is an easy crochet project that is visually striking and will elevate your home décor.

Worked in the Alpine stitch, the finished blanket has a lovely heavy and luxurious weight, making it the perfect companion for chilly nights and winter snuggles!

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Montage of four photos showing a stripe crochet blanket lengthways and widthways and a close up of the Alpine crochet stitch

The Alpine stitch has a unique texture that looks just as good in multiple colours as it does in a single colour.   My crochet pattern uses three colours in a sequence of stripes which adds a touch of elegance to the finished blanket. 

You might find it helpful to save the colour sequence image so that if you already know the stitch pattern or once you’ve got the hang of it, you can work from the image.

A crochet blanket in stripes of lilac, dark blue and purple is being held up to its full height

Whether you’re an experienced crocheter or just starting out, this crochet blanket pattern is designed to guide you through the process.

Experience the luxurious comfort of this heavyweight crochet blanket yourself and wrap yourself in warmth.

Why you’ll love crocheting this stripe blanket

Luxurious Comfort: The heavyweight nature of the blanket, coupled with the Alpine stitch’s unique texture, ensures a cozy and indulgent experience. It’s perfect for wrapping yourself in comfort during chilly evenings or cold winter nights.
Personalization: Choosing your favourite colour combination allows for a personalized touch. You can match your cosy stripe blanket to your home décor, create a thoughtful gift for someone special, match the colours to your favourite sports team or simply express your own style through your crocheting.
Mindful Relaxation: Engaging in the rhythmic motions of crocheting this repetitive pattern can be a therapeutic and stress-relieving activity, making the process of creating the blanket as enjoyable as the finished product.
A crochet blanket is folded

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Design Inspiration

I enjoy crocheting for family and when I received a request to crochet a blanket using the same stitch I used in my Noughts and Crosses blanket, we got together to chat about the design.

I already had two suitable colours in my stash, so that only left one colour to choose.  Once we knew the colours it was a lot easier to design the placement of the stripes!

Fortunately, the sequence worked out well.  I did have to modify the number of rows in some of the stripes to match the amount of yarn we had but the basic colour placements stayed the same.

I love it when not only does the design work out without too much hassle but the person receiving the blanket highly values the craftsmanship of handmade.  It’s a feeling you can’t beat!

A cosy stripe blanket is hung over a bannister

How the pattern is worked

  • This crochet blanket pattern is worked flat in rows from the bottom up.
  • It is crocheted in Alpine stitch which is a 4-row repeat.
  • Three different sizes of crochet hooks are used to maintain tension – the foundation row uses 6mm, the Alpine stitch uses 5mm and the border, 4.5mm.
  • Three colours are used (Yarn A, Yarn B and Yarn C) to work stripes which vary in the number of rows.  Once the centre is reached the colour sequence repeats in reverse.
  • The colour sequence is:  Yarn A = 3 rows, Yarn B = 4 rows, Yarn C = 4 rows, Yarn B = 4 rows, Yarn A = 4 rows, Yarn B = 4 rows, Yarn C = 4 rows, Yarn B = 4 rows, Yarn A = 14 rows, Yarn C = 20 rows, Yarn A = 2 rows, Yarn B = 4 rows, Yarn C = 4 rows.  The last stripe is the middle of the blanket and the sequence reverses from here.
  • The colour sequence is available as a PDF and jpg.

How to add a border to an alpine stitch blanket

I’ve kept the border simple for this alpine stitch blanket because the colour sequences and the stitch itself is the ‘star of the show.’

  • I’ve reduced the hook size which allows for a smoother border with no ruffling or stretching.
  • The border is worked in rounds
  • The first two rounds are worked in one colour (Yarn B) using half treble UK/ half double US stitches with chain one between two stitches in the corners.
  • The final round is worked in a different colour (Yarn C) using double crochet UK/ single and use chain one between two stitches in the corner.
  • I didn’t use the third colour as the lighter lilac colour and the darker blue colour tie the design together to give the blanket a lovely finish.
A blanket is folded to show the border

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Yarn

I’ve used Lion Brand Heartland before in my Moonbeam Hot Water Bottle Cover and Canterbury Edition Tote Bag.  I like the quality and the stitch definition and my makes so far have kept that quality after washing.

This crochet blanket uses 3 different shades but there are plenty more to choose from.  If you’re going to use the same yarn you won’t have any problems matching to your décor!

Three 100g balls of yarn used in the crochet blanket
A close up of the Alpine crochet stitch worked in three different colours
Yarn Weight  4 Medium / Worsted  
Length (yd)  251
Length (m)  230
Weight (g)  142
Fiber  Acrylic  
Care  Machine Wash, Machine Dry  
Care Detail  Items made from this yarn may be machine laundered only on the setting designed for gentle agitation and/or reduced time for delicate items. Any dry cleaning solvent other than trichloroethylene may be safely used. No bleach product may be used. A machine dryer may be regularly used at a maximum of Low Heat setting. Item may not be smoothed or finished with an iron.
Fibre characteristics and care for Lion Brand Heartland

Pattern Notes

  • This crochet blanket pattern is written in UK and US Crochet Terms
  • The Alpine stitch is worked in multiples of 2 and a 4-row repeat pattern making it easy to adjust to any width or length blanket
  • Chain one does not count as a stitch
  • Chain two counts as a stitch
  • Front post stitches are worked into the stitch 2 rows below
  • Front post stitches are always worked on the right side of the work
  • Colours are shown as thus:  Yarn A = New River Gorge;  Yarn B = North Cascades; Yarn C = Lake Clark
  • Colour changes take place at the end of rows on the last pull through before working the new colour
A crochet blanket is held up with the stripes going down the blanket

Colour Sequence

The image below shows the yarn and row numbers of the colour sequence.

You can use this to work from. If you want a bigger or smaller blanket, either reduce the amount of rows in each sequence or add more rows.

  • right click on the image below and ‘save as.’
The colour sequence and rows for a stripe crochet blanket

Level

Easy

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland total 1420g / 2510 yd  /  2300m
  • Separate colour yarn amounts: New River Gorge 426g /  753yd  /  690m;  North Cascades 426g  /  753yd  /  690m;  Lake Clark 568g  /  1004yd  /  920m
  • Crochet Hook 6mm/J/10;   5mm/H/8;  4.5mm/7
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
A striped crochet blanket is folded and hung over a bannister

Stitches and Abbreviations

UK Crochet TermsUS Crochet Terms
Double Crochet (dc)Single Crochet (sc)
Half Treble Crochet (htr) : Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 3 loops. Half Treble Crochet madeHalf Double Crochet (hdc) : Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 3 loops. Half Double Crochet made
Treble Crochet (tr)Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Treble Crochet (fptr) :  Yarn over, insert hook between the stitches and to the right of the stitch to be worked and out again on the left, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through the first 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops.  Front Post Treble Crochet madeFront Post Double Crochet (fpdc) :  Yarn over, insert hook between the stitches and to the right of the stitch to be worked and out again on the left, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through the first 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops.  Front Post Double Crochet made
  • Ch = chain
  • St = stitch
  • Rs = right side
  • Ws = wrong side
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • Ch-sps = chain spaces
  • Prev = previous

Gauge

Approximately 12 stitches and 7 rows =  10cm X 10cm

Gauge is not critical for this crochet blanket

Measurements

Approximately 47” / 120cm (W) X 56” / 142.5cm (L)

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The corner of a crochet blanket is folded over to be able to see the pattern, stitch and border

Cosy Stripe Blanket Instructions UK Crochet Terms

With Yarn A and a 6mm/J10 hook

Ch 147

Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc to end, ch2, turn

Change to 5mm /  H/8 hook

Row 2: tr in next st, tr to end, ch1 turn

Row 3: dc in same st, dc to end, ch2 turn

Change to Yarn B on last pull through of dc from row 3

Row 4 (RS): *fptr in the tr 2 rows below, tr in next st, *rep to last 2 sts, fptr in next st, tr in last st, ch1, turn

Row 5 (WS): dc in same st, dc to end, ch2, turn

Row 6 (RS): *tr in next st, fptr in the tr 2 rows below, * rep to last 2 sts, tr in last 2 sts, ch1, turn

Row 7 (WS): dc in same st, dc to end, ch2, turn

Change to Yarn C on last pull through of dc from row 7

Rows 4 – 7 complete the Alpine stitch pattern

Rep rows 4 – 7 for a total of 145 rows following the colour sequence in pattern notes

Row 146: rep row 3

Fasten off.

Weave in ends and turn blanket to the RS.

Border

Change to 4.5mm / 7 crochet hook

Working on the RS, rejoin yarn to the start of row 146

Round 1: (RS) With Yarn B,  htr to last st of row, [htr, ch2, htr] in last st, turn to work along the side/length of the blanket, htr evenly to last st, [htr, ch2, htr] in last st, turn to work along the width of the blanket, htr to last st, [htr, ch2, htr] in last st, turn to work along the side/length, htr evenly to last st, [htr, ch2, htr] in last st, join to top of ch2 with a sl st, ch2

Round 2 (RS): htr around the entire blanket with [htr, ch2, htr] in the ch-sps from prev round at the corners, change to Yarn C on last pull through, join to top of ch2 with a sl st, ch1

Round 3 RS): dc around the entire blanket with [dc, ch1, dc] in ch-sps from prev at the corners, join with a sl st to top of ch1

Fasten off

Weave in ends

Two images showing a crochet blanket held up and a close up of the stitches

Cosy Stripe Blanket Instructions UK Crochet Terms

With Yarn A and a 6mm/J10 hook

Ch 147

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc to end, ch2, turn

Change to 5mm /  H/8 hook

Row 2: dc in next st, dc to end, ch1 turn

Row 3: sc in same st, sc to end, ch2 turn

Change to Yarn B on last pull through of sc from row 3

Row 4 (RS): *fpdc in the dc 2 rows below, dc in next st, *rep to last 2 sts, fpdc in next st, dc in last st, ch1, turn

Row 5 (WS): sc in same st, sc to end, ch2, turn

Row 6 (RS): *dc in next st, fpdc in the dc 2 rows below, * rep to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, ch1, turn

Row 7 (WS): sc in same st, sc to end, ch2, turn

Change to Yarn C on last pull through of sc from row 7

Rows 4 – 7 complete the Alpine stitch pattern

Rep rows 4 – 7 for a total of 145 rows following the colour sequence in pattern notes

Row 146: rep row 3

Fasten off.

Weave in ends and turn blanket to the RS.

Border

Change to 4.5mm / 7 crochet hook

Working on the RS, rejoin yarn to the start of row 146

Round 1: (RS) With Yarn B,  hdc to last st of row, [hdc, ch2, hdc] in last st, turn to work along the side/length of the blanket, hdc evenly to last st, [hdc, ch2, hdc in last st, turn to work along the width of the blanket, hdc to last st, [hdc, ch2, hdc] in last st, turn to work along the side/length, hdc evenly to last st, [hdc, ch2, hdc] in last st, join to top of ch2 with a sl st, ch2

Round 2 (RS): hdc around the entire blanket with [hdc, ch2, hdc] in the ch-sps from prev round at the corners, change to Yarn C on last pull through, join to top of ch2 with a sl st, ch1

Round 3 RS): sc around the entire blanket with [sc, ch1, dc] in ch-sps from prev at the corners, join with a sl st to top of ch1

Fasten off

Weave 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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