Cool Chunky Stripes Blanket

This Cool Chunky Stripes Blanket was so easy and so relaxing to make. It is suitable for beginners. The blanket is worked with the herringbone half treble stitch and this has a beautiful stitch definition.

This stitch was used for the Aqua Chunky Cushion.

The pattern can easily be adapted to bigger or smaller projects. This can be done by adjusting the length of the foundation chain to suit your project.

Materials for the Cool Chunky Stripes Blanket

Yarn: to make this blanket you will need chunky yarn, 144m (1 x 100g) in each of six colours and 288m (2 x 100g) in one further colour.

For my sample I used Stylecraft Special Chunky in:

  • Teal (100g/144m)
  • Cloud Blue (100g/144m)
  • Aspen (100g/144m)
  • Aster (100g/144m)
  • Denim (100g/144m)
  • Lavender (100g/144m)
  • Silver (200g/288m)

Crochet hook – 6mm hook, or appropriate hook to achieve gauge. 

Needle to weave in ends.

Scissors

Abbreviations/Crochet Terms (UK)

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • HBhtr – herringbone half treble – yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch as well as the first loop on the hook (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through two remaining loops.
  • *to* – repeat section between *to* as directed in the pattern

Gauge

11 stitches x 10 rows = 10cm x 10cm

Adjust hook size as necessary to achieve gauge.

Gauge is not critical for this project but it may affect yarn quantities

Skill Level

Suitable for beginners

Approximate size of finished blanket

79cm x 103cm

Written Pattern for the Cool Chunky Stripes Blanket

To start: Using Teal yarn chain 85 (any number of stitches +2).

Row 1: HBhtr in 3rd chain from the hook and into each stitch along. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: Skip the first stitch, HBhtr in 2nd stitch and all stitches along to the end, working the last HBhtr in the turning chain. Ch2, turn.

Row 3-4: Repeat row 2. At the end of row 4. Fasten off Teal.

Row : Attach Silver yarn, chain 2. HBhtr in second stitch and all stitches along to the end, working the last HBhtr in the turning chain. Ch2, turn.

Row 6: Skip the first stitch, HBhtr in 2nd stitch and all stitches along to the end, working the last HBhtr in the turning chain.

Row 7-8: Repeat row 6. Changing colour after row 8.

Rows 9 – 96: Repeat row 6 until you have completed 96 rows, changing yarn colour every 4 rows.

Colour order of rows are as follows:

The herringbone half treble stitch is very satisfying and creates a lovely stitch definition.

Cool Chunky Stripes Blanket

Border for the Cool Chunky Stripes Blanket

The border is optional. It is really simple and consists of two rounds of double crochet.

  • Using silver yarn, pull up a loop in the top right corner of the blanket.
  • *Chain 1 and insert a double crochet into the first stitch and in each stitch along the top of the blanket.
  • When you reach the corner work 3 dc in the last stitch and turn the work so that you then work a dc round the post of the last stitch of each row down the long side of the blanket.
  • Work 3 dc when you reach the corner and continue along the short side of the blanket working a dc in each stitch.
  • Work 3 dc in the corner and work a dc round the post of stitch at the end of the rows.
  • Finish with 2 dc in the last stitch and slip stitch to the chain you made at the start of the round.*
  • Continue with silver yarn and repeat from *to* until you close the round.
  • Fasten off.