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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Easy Crocheted Striped Baby Blanket

My friend Jane, for whom I made the Diagonal Knit Basketweave Baby Blanket so many years ago, recently brought a pile of handmade blankets to my house so I could pick out the one I had made for her and get some pictures of it, and see some of the others she was given when her babies were little. Beside the Basketweave knit blanket I had made for her firstborn, she also had a crocheted baby blanket done in white and pastel stripes using a stitch that I am not sure actually has a name, but I really liked the look of it and thought I would share it with you. It looks like it would be pretty easy to replicate too.

Easy Crocheted Striped Baby BlanketHere's the whole blanket, partly rumpled up and partly spread out so you can see the horizontal stripes of pretty colors with white in between. I like how the stripes are all the same number of rows.

Easy Crocheted Striped Baby BlanketFrom looking at this close-up of the edge of the blanket, it seems to be a simple single crochet, chain 2, skip 2, single crochet pattern on the base chain. Then it looks like single crochet, chain 2, skip 2 chains, single crochet in next single crochet on all following rows.

Easy Crocheted Striped Baby BlanketWhere the white meets the blue it is easy to see that there is only one single crochet stitch going into the row beneath it for each pattern stitch and it appears that there are two chain stitches between each single crochet, so I think the pattern as written above is correct. I like the overall effect that the stitch makes -- sort of like a ladder design. I also like that it is fairly lightweight, with holes that are so small that they would not tend to catch little fingers and toes.

You can see in the first picture that whoever crocheted this blanket stitched a simple single crochet stitch border of the darker pink all the way around the entire blanket. That's a nice way to finish off the edges while also making them a little more stable than if you just left the row ends unfinished. Very nice job!

I'd love to know the name of this stitch, or the correct pattern for it if I got it wrong. If you recognize it, please share what you know about it.

Thanks, Jane, for sharing this with me!

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Happy Stitching!

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  • Well I am not sure what stitch that is, however that is a very nice baby blanket! I love baby blankets! My best friend just had a baby and its fun giving her some! Looks like I have to get a crocheted baby blanket now!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At October 13, 2008 at 7:58 PM  

  • Hi!
    I think I found the pattern for this blanket on ravelry yesterday. I know it's been a long time since you posted this, and you've probably forgotten about it, but if you're still looking here it is!


    You'll need to scroll down a bit on the page to find it. Thanks for reading and I love your site!

    By Blogger Grace Ann, At October 16, 2010 at 9:23 AM  

  • This looks like Tunisan crochet :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 20, 2013 at 7:22 PM  

  • What is the height and length of the finished project?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 25, 2013 at 11:10 AM  

  • To Anonymous regarding Tunisian crochet, I am pretty sure it is not Tunisian as the blanket was not very thick and did not have the characteristic nice front/ugly back of Tunisian or the ever present curl that Tunisian creates.

    To the other Anonymous regarding height and length, I really can't say. This post was written over 5 years ago, and if you read the story behind the blanket, you will see that it was not my blanket but it belonged to a friend and it was, even then, an old baby blanket! It was, however, definitely a baby blanket and not very large.


    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At November 25, 2013 at 4:20 PM  

  • Came across this while looking for new and pretty baby afghans. I think this stich is the same used in the book The Best of Terry Kimbrough Baby Afghans Page #7 Afghan #18. In the book it is all blue but it appears to be the same stitch or at least very similar. You might be able to see it on the Look Inside option on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Best-Terry-Kimbrough-Afghans-Leisure/dp/1574867288/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385916072&sr=8-1&keywords=best+of+terry+kimbrough+baby+afghans#reader_1574867288

    By Blogger Barbie, At December 1, 2013 at 11:47 AM  

  • It looks like the moss stitch using half double crochet instead of single crochet.

    By Blogger Roberta, At January 7, 2016 at 2:43 PM  

  • Have you found out what stitch this is yet???

    By Blogger Unknown, At April 6, 2016 at 1:51 AM  

  • No, Sue, sorry to say it's still a mystery!


    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At April 6, 2016 at 3:33 PM  

  • Can you measure this.. how many clusters x how many clusters equals a square amount? Example: Is there 4 clusters x 4 clusters that equal 5" x 5"?

    By Blogger Unknown, At October 22, 2016 at 4:15 PM  

  • Hi Lissa, thanks for writing! As you can see by the date on the post, this was written over 8 years ago and as mentioned in the beginning of the post, this blanket was not made by me and actually belonged to a friend. Someone had made it for one of her children as a baby gift, and they are all now in college! I am sorry that I cannot help you with any measurements, and as mentioned in the post, I was not able to figure out how this afghan was made. I think it is a lovely stitch, just not one I could figure out by looking at it! Sorry I couldn't be of any help to you!


    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At October 22, 2016 at 7:06 PM  

  • i love the blanket. Here is a link to a pattern that looks like the same pattern as the blanket. http://crochet.about.com/od/babypatterns/a/fast-easy-crochet-baby-blanket-for-beginners.htm

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At January 28, 2017 at 12:15 PM  

  • Thanks :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 15, 2017 at 12:32 AM  

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