This crochet blanket pattern is for a lovely striped blanket. This versatile blanket can be used in many ways and places!
This vintage crochet pattern is still as popular as ever and is easy to crochet with the simple step-by-step instructions we’ve included on this page. Best of all this crochet pattern is free for personal use!
Crochet Afghan Pattern:
Crochet a Striped Blanket
Botany Germantown Knitting Worsted (4-oz. Skeins)
10 Skeins Regent (MC); 5 Skeins Maris Blue (CC)
10″ Afghan Hook No. 5
Gauge for this Crochet Blanket:5 sts = 1″; 4 rows = 1″
Afghan St – For half and full squares.
Row 1: Draw up a lp in each ch across, retaining all lps on hook. Work off lps as follows: YO, draw through 1 lp, * yo and through 2 lps, repeat from * across. The last lp on hook counts as the 1st st of next row.
Row 2: Draw up a lp under each vertical bar across, retaining all lps on hook, yo and through 1 lp, * yo and through 2 lps, repeat from * across.
Repeat row 2 for pat.
Crochet Blanket – Half Squares (Make 20)
With MC, ch 40. Work in afghan st, dec. 1 st each side until all sts are worked off. To dec. at beg. of row: Insert hook under first 2 vertical bars and draw up a lp. To dec. at end of row: Insert hook under last 2 vertical bars and draw up a lp.
Crochet Blanket – Full Squares (Make 38)
With MC, ch 2. Work in plain afghan st. Inc. 1 st on each side until there are 40 lps on hook. To inc. at beg. of row: Insert hook between lp on hook and first vertical bar and draw up a lp. To inc. at end of row: Insert hook between last 2 vertical bars and draw up a lp. Now, dec. 1 st each side until all sts are worked off.
Crochet Blanket – Cable Strips
Make each strip as long as needed according to chart to connect squares. With CC ch 8. Draw up a lp in each st of ch, leaving all lps on hook. Take lps off same as in plain afghan st.
Row 1: Bring yarn forward and hold below next vertical bar, draw up a lp in same vertical bar (purl st). * Insert hook through the center of next upright st and draw up a lp (knit st) repeat from * 3 times more, purl 1 st in next st, draw up a lp under last vertical bar. Work lps off same as before.
Rows 2, 3, 4 and 5: Same as row 1.
Row 6: Pick up lps same as in row 1. Take lps back as follows: Yarn over hook, draw yarn through 2 lps, slip hook out of last lp on hook and the 4 knit lps, twist them by slipping hook into first 2 lps on left hand side then slip hook through 2 lps on right hand side, then slip hook through first lp on needle, work back same as before.
Repeat these 6 rows for pat.
Finishing the Crochet Blanket
Sew squares together with cable strip in between according to chart. With MC, work 3 rows sc around entire afghan, working 3 sc in each corner.
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