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20+ Free Striped Crochet Blanket Patterns : from scraps to splendour

Are you on a yarn buying ban but have yarn to use up from your stash?  A striped crochet blanket is the perfect project!  From classic and timeless to modern and eclectic styles, each crochet blanket pattern I’ve chosen in this collection showcases the beauty of stripes.

Whether you’re planning to drape your striped blanket over your favourite chair, spread across your bed, or wrap around your shoulders on a chilly evening, there’s a pattern that will match your personal taste and style.

Montage of four images showing different designs of striped crochet blankets

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These striped blankets are great for practising your colour changing skills, weaving in ends securely as well as adding borders and edgings

As you browse, you’ll discover different designs and stitches.  There’s a striped blanket for every taste and occasion!

Why you’ll Love Crocheting a Striped Blanket

Seasonal Themes: you can adapt your striped blanket to fit different seasons or holidays. Whether it’s bright and bold colours for summer or cozy, warm tones for winter, the flexibility of stripes allows you to create a blanket that is suitable for any time of the year.
Gradient and Ombre Effects: Stripes can be used to create gradient or ombre effects, where colours transition from one to another. This technique adds a subtle and sophisticated touch to your blanket, showcasing your attention to detail. 
Stash Busting: if you’ve ever wondered what you’re going to do with your left-over yarn from previous projects, crocheting a striped blanket is an excellent way to use it up. It allows for a mix-and-match approach, creating a unique and eclectic blanket.  You’ll reduce your yarn waste while also having a valuable and useful blanket.
montage of four photos showing different designs of a striped crochet blanket

Tips for Crocheting your Striped Blanket

If you haven’t crocheted a striped blanket before, whether you’re following a pattern or designing your own, this section has guidance you’ll find helpful.

  1. Choose Your Colours Thoughtfully: Consider the overall aesthetic you want for your blanket. Think about how the colours will work together in stripes. Test your colour combinations on a small scale before committing to the entire blanket.
  1. Plan Your Stripes: Decide on the width and sequence of your stripes before starting. Planning ahead can prevent frustration later on. Use graph paper or a digital design tool to visualize your stripe pattern if needed.  I’ve used Excel successfully to plan stripes and tapestry designs.  You don’t need anything fancy!
  1. Consider Yarn Weight: Be mindful of the weight of your yarn. Mixing different weights can affect the drape and overall look of the blanket. If you’re using different yarn brands, check the recommended hook size on the yarn label to maintain consistency.
  1. Alternate Skeins for Consistency: If you’re using multiple skeins of the same colour, alternate between them to blend any potential colour variations. This is particularly important for hand-dyed or variegated yarns.
  1. Experiment with Stitch Patterns: While simple stitches work well for striped blankets, consider incorporating different stitch patterns to add texture. Test a small swatch to see how a stitch pattern looks with your chosen colours.
  1. Use Consistent Tension: Maintain a consistent tension throughout your work to ensure uniformity in your stitches. Pay attention to your gauge, especially if you’re following a pattern, to achieve the desired size for your blanket.
  1. Weave in Ends as You Go: To avoid a daunting task at the end, weave in the ends of each colour as you finish with them. This keeps your work area neat and makes the final steps of completing the blanket more manageable.
  1. Carry Yarn Along the Edges: If colour changes take place at the end of a row, consider carrying the yarn up the side rather than cutting it. This reduces the number of ends to weave in.
  1. Block Your Blanket: Blocking can help even out stitches, relax the yarn, and give your blanket a polished look. Follow the blocking instructions for the specific yarn you’re using or the designer instructions.
Montage of 12 photos showing different blankets suitable for using up yarn already in your stash

Striped Crochet Blankets

Clicking on the numbered link will take you directly to the pattern.

My patterns are written in both US and UK crochet terms. Patterns from other designers are written in US crochet terms.

For my UK crocheters, the table below is a conversion of basic crochet stitches from US to UK.

US Crochet TermsUK Crochet Terms
single crochet (sc)double crochet (dc)
half double crochet (hdc)half treble crochet (htr)
double crochet (dc)treble crochet (tr)
treble (tr)double treble (dtr)
double treble (dtr)triple treble (trtr)

Happy crocheting!

1.Mila Cosy Stripe Crochet Blanket

Montage of three photos showing different aspects of a stripe crochet blanket
Jera’s Jamboree

My latest striped crochet blanket has a lovely heavy and luxurious weight, making it perfect for chilly nights and winter snuggles!  Match the colours of your cosy stripe blanket to your home décor, create a thoughtful gift for someone special, or you could even match the colours to your favourite sports team!

The blanket uses three different colours.  The number of rows of stripes in each colour alters and the sequence is mirrored – when you reach the centre, the sequence repeats in reverse (I do love symmetry!).

  • Worked in rows
  • Crochet Stitch:  Alpine Stitch
  • Recommended yarn: Lion Brand Heartland
  • Measurements: Approximately 47” / 120cm (W) X 56” / 142.5cm (L)

If you prefer to work from a PDF, this pattern is available to purchase on Etsy.

2.  Candyfloss Horizon Blanket

crochet baby blanket in pink and coral is folded over garden furniture
Jera’s Jamboree

This pattern is great for practising colour changes. 

I’ve used two colours throughout (although it will look just as great if the stripes are in several colours).

Made with one of my favourite yarns (it really is soft), this striped blanket is perfect for spring and summer.  I used it a lot late spring early summer last year when the decking was shaded. It’s perfect for keeping the chill off.

  • Worked in rows
  • Crochet Stitch: Cable Stitch, Crossed Stitches, double/single crochet
  • Recommended yarn: King Cole Cottonsoft DK
  • Measurements: 104cm / 41” (l) X 76cm / 30” (w)

You’ll only need 600g in total which you might already have in your yarn stash. 

3. Seaside Dreams Blanket

Striped crochet blanket in blues and green with a green pompom border
Jera’s Jamboree

This free crochet blanket pattern showcases a combination of three colours.  The blue stripes contrasting with the green works really well.

I decided to add the fun pom pom border to give a touch of whimsy and an eye-catching finishing touch.

There aren’t too many ends to sew in with these colour changes as the yarn is carried on the wrong side of the blanket.

Fortunately, we live close to the coastline in the south and spend as much time as possible on the beach and cliff paths (although not during tourist season!) and I wanted this blanket to represent how calming and tranquil the sea is –  and to capture my memories.  You could personalize this blanket by choosing colours that represent your best memories.

This pattern is available to buy as a PDF.

4. Shell Bay Blanket

crochet blanket rolled up on the seat of a sofa
Jera’s Jamboree

This is another blanket that was inspired by my location.  Shell Bay is one of my local beaches and is named after the shells that used to be common at Studland.

Colours change every row but there are minimum ends to sew in – nope, the yarn isn’t carried up the side.  At the end of one of the rows, the last loop is placed on a stitch marker, the next row is started from the beginning of the row just ended and that last loop is picked up with the new colour before turning.  This is such a handy technique! 

  • Worked in rows
  • Crochet Stitch: shell stitch = treble UK/double US crochet, treble UK /double US 5 together
  • Recommended yarn: Stylecraft Special DK
  • Measurements: 97cm / 38” (W) X 127cm / 50” (L)

This pattern has a multiple of 6 stitches plus 1 (add 3 for foundation chain) making it easy to personalize for the width and length you want.

5. Filet Blanket Pattern

close up of filet crochet sections on a blanket in hues of blue and white
Jera’s Jamboree

The Galana blanket was inspired by one of my favourite authors (Isabelle Broom) and her novel, The Summer Trip.  I felt as if I was there in Greece!  I wanted to capture the colours of the ocean and the white rooftops whilst also giving a nod to Greece culture.  The filet is in the form of a Greek Key.

The blanket stripes are worked in 4 colours – 3 different shades of blue and white.  I also worked the border in white to bring the design together.

  • Worked in rows
  • Crochet Stitch:  Filet crochet, double UK/single crochet US, treble crochet UK/double US, crossed stitches
  • Recommended yarn:  Emu Classic DK
  • Measurements: 142.5cm/56” (l) X 77.5cm/30.5” (w)

If you prefer working from a PDF on your device, buy this pattern on Etsy.

6. Orchid Blaze Crochet Blanket

crochet blanket draped over garden furniture
Jera’s Jamboree

I wanted to experiment with starting a blanket with tapestry crochet and then continuing to work around it.  I love how this turned out!

I already had the colours in my stash (one of those buys when it was on sale and I couldn’t resist) so it was just a case of working out which colours to use where in the stripes.

The flower border is worked using filet crochet and can be a bit tricky.  If you find yourself getting frustrated with the stitch counts, you could finish your blanket with a simple border and it will look just as good.

I’ve rated this as intermediate because of the different techniques involved.

  • Worked in the round
  • Crochet Stitch: two-direction flat tapestry, filet crochet, V-Stitch, Cluster
  • Recommended yarn: DROPS Muskat
  • Measurements: 80.5cm / 32” wide  X  96.5cm length

Related Tapestry Crochet Patterns

If you enjoy working the tapestry technique, have a browse of these patterns:

7. Pastel Dreams Blanket

close up of stitches for the crochet baby blanket
Jera’s Jamboree

The stitch pattern in this striped crochet blanket gives a lovely lightweight and airy feel and is perfect for the warmer months.

The pattern is multiples of 5 and is worked in a 4 treble crochet (US double crochet) shell, chain 3, 1 treble into the same stitch.  The chain 3 is used in the next row to work the 4 treble crochet shell, chain 3, 1 treble.

I’ve used three colours to build up the stripes and changed colours every two rows to give variation and interest.

With only one-row repeat, this a project suitable for beginners.  It works up quickly too making this blanket an ideal last minute baby shower gift.

  • Worked in rows
  • Crochet Stitch: shell stitch
  • Recommended yarn:  DK weight
  • Measurements: 70cm (w) X 107 cm (h)  /  27.5” X 42”

8. Tangerine Dreams Crochet Blanket

crochet blanket partly rolled showing the stitches
Jera’s Jamboree

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

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 and experiment with different combinations. It’s a fantastic way to clear out your stash!

  • Worked in rows
  • Crochet Stitch: double crochet (US single crochet), treble crochet (US double crochet), V-Stitch and Crossed Treble stitches
  • Recommended yarn: Stylecraft Special DK / OR any DK weight yarn
  • Measurements: approximately 114cm x 105cm / 45” x 41”

Related Home Décor Crochet Patterns

These crochet projects will spruce up your home décor:

9.Peek-a-Boo Bunny Blanket

crochet baby blanket in shades of green with a white bunny peeking over the bottom
Jera’s Jamboree

The pattern sequence and tapestry bunny peeking over the bottom adds interest and uniqueness to this blanket. I think it’s very cute!

The bunny is crocheted first and to separate the stripes, this blanket pattern uses a row of crossed stitches in white, then double (UK)/single crochet (US) in variegated and green and finally repeats the crossed stitches before the final stripe in green.

This crochet blanket would make a perfect gift for new parents as well as for anyone who has a love of bunnies!

  • Worked in rows
  • Recommended yarn: Aran/Worsted weight yarn
  • Measurements: Approximately 76 cm /  30” (w) X 100 cm  /  39.5” (h)

The bunny section is in the format of written instructions in this free pattern.  The tapestry chart is also included as a PDF in the paid pattern.

10.Day at the Beach Blanket

crochet blanket draped over garden furniture
Jera’s Jamboree

I had a lot of fun designing and crocheting this blanket.  If you’re looking for a blanket that uses different stitches and techniques, this could be the pattern for you.

The beach scene includes beach huts, sand and the waves of the sea.  I deliberately didn’t embellish with motifs as I thought it would be great for others to personalize it with items that have memories for them.

The blanket also makes a great play mat.

  • Worked in rows
  • Crochet Stitch: cable stitch, ripple stitch, chevron stitch
  • Recommended yarn: DK yarn from your stash
  • Measurements: approximately 110cm  / 43.5” (W)  X  129cm  /  50.75” (L)

11.Noughts and Crosses Blanket

crocheted blanket in mosaic and Alpine stitch using colours green, orange, grey and oatmeal
Jera’s Jamboree

Blending the Inset Mosaic Crochet technique and Alpine Stitch, this heavyweight blanket is a great starting point for mosaic crochet.

My eldest lives in an apartment that has high ceilings and he can never seem to get it warm in the colder months.  He wanted a blanket to snuggle up under so mum to the rescue!

Use worsted weight/aran yarn from your stash to personalize this striped mosaic blanket.

  • Worked in rows
  • Recommended yarn:   Stylecraft Special Aran
  • Measurements: approximately 47” / 120cm (W) X 56” / 142.5cm (L)

12. Sugar-Frosted Afghan Pattern

close up of crochet stitches in a striped blanket
Crochet Me Lovely

You can use any weight yarn (perfect for stash busting!) and work to any size blanket.  The multiples you’ll need for the stitch pattern are available in the free PDF download on Ravelry (link above).

Video tutorial links are available.  If you want to move on from basic crochet stitches and learn a new stitch such as the off-set shell stitch, give this blanket a try.

13.  Rainbow Ripple Blanket

Star shaped blanket worked in ripple stitch
Celeste Young

This 12-pointed striped ripple blanket is absolutely gorgeous isn’t it! 

The pattern uses 5 colours in sequence but if you’re using up your yarn, you can easily adapt to fit what you have.

Instructions are included up to round 13.  You will continue working in rounds (once you get to this point in the pattern, you’ll be able to see how the sequence works), always working 1 round with small shells followed by 2 rounds with large shells. 

This striped blanket pattern is a free PDF download on Ravelry.

  • Worked in rounds
  • Crochet Stitch: double crochet, small shell, large shell
  • Recommended yarn: Berroco Comfort Worsted
  • Measurements: Approximately 45” diameter from point to point

14. Nordic Stripes Blanket

A woman is standing at the beach with the ocean behind her holding up a crochet blanket
Yarnspirations

Looking for a challenge?  The Nordic striped blanket is aimed at the more experienced crocheter. 

Blending basic crochet stitches with overlay mosaic crochet works really well together and makes for a stunning finished blanket.

The free PDF download includes a chart which shows a sample of the pattern.  Written instructions are also included for making and attaching the fringe/tassels.

Related Mosaic Crochet Patterns

If you enjoy mosaic crochet, you might like to browse these patterns:

15.  Moss Stitch In a Square Blanket

a crochet blanket has the edges folded towards the middle
Repeat Crafter Me

Fed up of crocheting a continuous granny square and want to try a different stitch in the round?  You’ll love working on this easy striped blanket.

The designer has used self-striping yarn but you can use the yarn you already have –  each round doesn’t need to be in the same colour. 

This is a crochet blanket that you can add to as you get more left-over yarn.  Tip from me: place your last loop on a stitch marker and you’ll be ready to continue working when you have more yarn to add.

  • Worked in the round
  • Crochet Stitch: Moss stitch
  • Recommended yarn: Caron Big Cakes
  • Measurements: your choice!  Work less rounds for a smaller blanket and more for a bigger blanket

16. Granny Ripple Stitch Blanket

a striped crochet blanket worked in granny ripple stitch is being held up
Mama in a Stitch

If you’re looking for a lightweight striped blanket for the warmer months, this pattern is just right for you.

With an easy repeat and LOTS of colours, I think you’ll love working on it!  Who needs colour therapy when you have so many fab colours to work with.

The boho vibe with the added fringe makes this great for taking to festivals and wrapping round your shoulders to keep the chill off.

  • Worked in: rows
  • Crochet Stitch: granny ripple stitch
  • Recommended yarn: Lion Brand Mandala
  • Measurements: approximately 40” X 48”

If you prefer to work from a PDF, this pattern is available to buy on Etsy.

17. In A Tizzy Striped Crochet Blanket

striped crochet blanket created by joining triangles in bright and bold colours
Polly Plum

Originally released as a Crochet A-Long (CAL) in four parts with all parts still available as a free pattern, I just couldn’t resist sharing this one with you.  How amazing is this design!  Those colours just pop but you know what, I think this looks just as great with pastel or muted colours.

It’s easy enough to learn quickly but challenging enough to hold your interest. You’ll be making four triangle and joining them as you go to make a square.

This free striped crochet blanket was designed especially for yarn cakes although any weight yarn (with corresponding hook size) works for this pattern.

  • Worked in rows
  • Crochet Stitch: double crochet, treble, front post extended double crochet, back post extended double crochet
  • Recommended yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Ombre
  • Measurements: any size square

Instead of working through the 4 parts (which are linked) you can buy the reasonably priced (under £3/$3) PDF for the whole pattern on Etsy.

18.  Trio Blanket

Ombre crochet blanket hung over a fence
Felted Button

This blanket is the perfect example of how striking self-striping yarn can be.  It’s such an easy stitch yet looks stunning doesn’t it!  And because it is worked with 3 different coloured yarn cakes, you can float the yarn up the edges instead of fastening off after each row and sewing in all those ends (which is what you would have to do if you were using 2 different colours).  Keep this in mind if you’re using up your yarn stash.

  • Worked in rows
  • Crochet Stitch: hdc = half double crochet, dc = double crochet
  • Recommended yarn: Scheepjes Whirl (4ply)
  • Measurements: 3 whirls = Sample A (84cm X 162cm), Sample B 97cm X 128cm

This pattern is available to purchase as a PDF.

19.  Bobble Blanket

4 balls of different coloured yarn above a partially worked crochet blanket
Daisy Farm Crafts

Inspired by the designer’s left-over yarn, I think the broader stripes in a neutral colour with a row of colourful bobbles gives such an elegant look.  The ribbed border gives a professional finish.

There are a few ends to weave in from the colour changes but I’m thinking if weaving in ends overwhelms you, why not leave a longer tail before fastening off each colour?  Instead of the ribbed border you could use those tails as part of a fringe.  Just my thoughts.

  • Worked in rows
  • Crochet Stitch: single crochet, Herringbone half double crochet, bobble stitch, double crochet, front and back post double crochet
  • Recommended yarn: Bernat Softee Baby DK
  • Measurements: approximately 35 in x 35 in

This striped blanket pattern is a free PDF download, just click on the numbered link above.

20.  Corner to Corner Striped Blanket

a blanket crocheted in four colours is in a fan shape
Maria’s Blue Crayon

I’ve included this pattern as I know some of you are fans of working the C2C technique.

The pattern is clearly written and includes instructions for a square blanket and a rectangular blanket (as well as how to make it bigger).

If you haven’t worked this technique before, give yourself a challenge.  You won’t regret it!  The stitch gives fab definition.

  • Worked corner-to-corner (C2C)
  • Crochet Stitch: Silt Stitch
  • Recommended yarn: Painbox Yarns Simply Aran
  • Measurements: 36” X 36”

Prefer working from a PDF on your device?  This pattern is also available to purchase.

21.  Cloudberry Hexagon Blanket

3 photos showing 1) yarn used 2) partial worked crochet hexagon blanket 3) the finished blanket laid out flat
Mijo Crochet

So far we’ve seen striped blankets worked in a square, rectangle, triangle, star shape and corner-to-corner – I couldn’t leave out the popular hexagon shape!  This blanket is worked as a big hexagon which means it has six sides and six corners.

Worked in 28 rounds of the stitch pattern and 1 round for the border, each round is written out in full (so you won’t have to remember repeating patterns).

Multi-purpose, you could use this as a bedside rug!

  • Crochet Stitch: Sc – Single crochet, Dc – Double crochet, Tr – Treble, Puff
  • Recommended yarn: Scheepjes Eliza Aran / 10ply
  • Measurements: 85 cm between two tips, and 75 cm between two sides

This pattern is a free PDF download – click on the numbered link above and scroll down.

Related Hexagon Patterns

22.  For The Love Of Texture Afghan

a striped blanket is thrown over the arm of a sofa
This Pixie Creates

This is another striped blanket inspired by the designer’s stash of yarn.  A fun, textured blanket, it will hold your interest and is the perfect project for having a rummage through the yarn you already own.

With photo tutorials for the puff stitch, photos for each panel and colour chart, you’ll have no problems following the instructions.

  • Worked in rows
  • Crochet Stitch: single crochet, half double crochet, crossed half double, puff
  • Recommended yarn:  Aran/Worsted
  • Measurements: 45″ x 53″

You can buy this pattern as a PDF.

23.  Stash Busting Blanket Pattern

A tray with a hot drink and book is resting on a crochet blanket
The Unravelled Mitten

Originally released as a Crochet-A-Long, this stash-busting blanket crochet pattern is available in 10 parts.  Use colours from your stash or buy new ones if you are wanting a specific colour palette.

You will work in rows with lots of different crochet stitches, some may be new to you, others already known.  Here’s a breakdown of the parts:

  • Part 1 – Floret Stitch, Sedge Stitch, Bobbles
  • Part 2 – Arcade Stitch, Extended Stitches, Wattle Stitch
  • Part 3 – Wave and Chevron, Trinity Stitch, Iris Stitch
  • Part 4 – Happy Heart Stitch, Zig Zag Lozenge, Crossed Double Crochet
  • Part 5 – Nubby Stitch, Raised Herringbone Pattern, Slanted Spike Stitch
  • Part 6 – Forked Cluster Stitch, Thistle Stitch, Modified Silt Stitch
  • Part 7 – Spike stitch, Braided Stitch, Pike Stitch
  • Part 8 – Boxed Bead Stitch, Lazy Wave Stitch, Alpine Stitch
  • Part 9 – Cluster V-Stitch, Popcorn Stitch, Mini Butterfly Stitch
  • Part 10 – Grit Stitch, Crossed Cable Stitch, Offset V-Stitch
  • Border – Camel Stitch

Interesting to make with lots of fab texture, you won’t regret getting this project on your hook!

Related Crochet Blanket Patterns

If you enjoy working with a combination of stitches and techniques, you might like:

A relaxing crochet project is my Princess of Diamonds lap blanket.  A continuous granny square with a difference!

Looking for a one colour, one-row repeat pattern or baby shower gift? The Tranquil Moments afghan is perfect for meeting those needs.

Wanting to design your own blanket or looking for an easy blanket crochet pattern?  These simple blankets and instructions to create your own are just what you need.

Short on time? These baby blanket kits or modern blanket kits could be just what you need.

Make your project really stand out with these free crochet border and edging patterns.

Summary

These patterns offer a perfect blend of creativity, versatility, and comfort for crocheters of all skill levels and will make a cozy addition to your home.

Whether you’re creating a handmade gift or zhuzhing your own space, these patterns invite you to embrace the timelessness of beautiful striped crochet blankets.  I hope you’ve found inspiration!

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