The Coastal Comfort Throw, an Easy Striped Blanket Crochet Pattern
Have you all noticed my obsession with the double crochet cluster stitches and striped blanket crochet patterns?
Some of my favorite designs include them: this Cluster Stitch Blanket Pattern, the Textured Stripes Baby Blanket, and even this Color Block Blanket all use variations of the double crochet cluster stitch. It’s amazing how much variety you can have by working the same crochet stitch in different ways.
Once you’ve mastered the crochet stitches – single, half double, double – it’s time to move on to stitch combinations and cluster stitches. You’ll get a little bit of both in this easy striped blanket pattern.
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- J/10 (6.0) Crochet Hook
- Approximately 1510 yards of worsted weight yarn.
- I used 6 skeins of Hobby Lobby I LOVE THIS YARN!
- 2 Skeins of Sea Blue (620 yards)
- 2 Skeins Linen (460 yards)
- 1 Skein Antique Teal (280 yards)
- 1 Skein Dark Olive (150 yards)
- Tapestry Needle & Scissors
- Finished blanket measures approximately 38” x 50”
- For those who find crochet charts helpful, there is a chart at the end of this pattern.
- Pattern is worked through both loops.
- You will not be working into the turning chain.
- Instructions for adjusting the size of this blanket are given at the end of the pattern
- See the YouTube video below for instructions for making the stitch used in this blanket.
- Cluster Stitch: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop. Pull through two loops. Yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, pull up a loop. Pull through 2 loops. Pull through 3 loops.
Using Sea Blue, chain 99.
Row 1: dc in the third chain, *hdc stitch in the next stitch, cluster stitch in the next stitch* across to the last stitch. Remember, you will not be working into the top of the chain. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: dc in the first stitch (don’t skip any stitches. The turning chain and the first dc will count as your first cluster stitch), *hdc in the next stitch, cluster in the next stitch* across to the last stitch. Remember, you will not be working into the top of the turning chain. Ch 2, turn.
Continue repeating row 2 for a total of 91 rows. At the end of the last row, do not finish off. Continue to the border. The stripe pattern is on the following page.
To Change Colors:
On the last stitch of the row, yarn over, insert your hook into the final stitch, pull up a loop. Pull through two loops. Yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, pull up a loop. Pull through 2 loops. There will now be three loops left on your hook. Instead of pulling the yarn you’ve been working with through those 3 loops, place the new yarn on your hook and pull it through those finals 3 loops. Be sure to leave a long tail when you cut the last color and when you join the new color.
The stripe pattern is as follows:
Using Sea Blue, single crochet evenly around the entire blanket.
Work 3 sc stitches in each corner.
I worked approximately 137 stitches into the raw edges.
Sl st to the first stitch to join. Cut yarn and weave ends.
Join Antique Teal yarn, ch 1. Hdc evenly around the entire blanket.
Work hdc, ch 2, hdc in each corner.
Sl st to join. Cut yarn and weave ends.
This round is worked a little differently because you will be alternating a dc and a cluster stitch. Be careful! After working all those half double crochets in the body of the blanket, you might find yourself trying to make those again.
Join Linen yarn, ch 2. Dc in the first stitch, cluster stitch in the next around the entire blanket.
Work dc, ch 2, dc in each corner.
Would you prefer a chart?
Adjusting the Size of this Blanket:
In order to change the size of this blanket, chain any odd number. Then, you’ll need to figure out how many rows you want. See the chart below to get you started.
Each row measures a little over one half inch. So, if you want your blanket to be 48 inches long, you’ll need 90 rows or so. Obviously, this is approximate since everyone crochets differently, but it’s a good starting place.
Please take just a minute to pin this easy striped crochet blanket pattern on Pinterest! It would be a huge help to this maker. Also, I’d love for you to share this blanket on Instagram using the #coastalcomfort so I can see your creations!