This gorgeous yarn was calling my name! And I knew the granny stripe stitch would work perfectly with it. So this fun little Retro Stripe baby blanket is currently on my hook! I am using Red Heart Super Saver Stripes yarn in color Retro Stripe. You can purchase it HERE on Yarnspirations.com or HERE on Amazon.com. I love the bright summer colors of this variegated yarn. Reminds me of sherbert ice cream! I am not separating the colors. You can crochet straight through the entire skein!
– Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Retro Strip Yarn (you will want at least 5-6 skeins)
– Size G Crochet Hook
– Tapestry needle
starting chain of 102 = 30 inches wide (baby blanket size)
I have created a YouTube video tutorial that I think will help tremendously! This is a very easy pattern but you have to be really careful with the beginning and ends of each row. The tutorial is only about 9 minutes long! I also have the written instructions and photo tutorial below.
Chain 102 (or 202, 302, etc)
NOTE: I am really bad at math but I think these numbers will work! I tested the 102 and 202 starting chain counts. Someone please help in the comments if you come up with other multiples!
Row 1: Make 3 DC in 6th chain from hook, skip two chains, 3 DC in next, skip two chains, 3 DC in next, repeat down chain making only 1 DC in the last chain, chain 3, turn
Row 2: 3 DC in first space from previous row, 3 DC in next space, repeat until you get to end, 3 DC in last space (this is your leftover chain 5 space from the beginning chain), then make a DC on top of the chain 3, chain 3, turn
Row 3: 3 DC in first chain space and the rest of the spaces in the row until you get to the end, make a DC in the chain 3 from the previous row, chain 3, turn
Row 4: 3 DC in first space, 3 DC in each of the spaces until end of row, make a DC on top of the chain 3 from previous row, chain 3, turn
now that you get the hang of it, continue making as many rows as you’d like!
I’m not finished with the blanket but I will be sure to post finished pictures when I am done! I will show you the finished size and any info about a border (if I decide to do one).
Here are pictures of the finished blanket! It ended up being approximately 33×36 inches and I used about 4.5 balls of Red Heart Super Saver Stripes yarn. I also used a bit of Red Heart Super Saver in white for two rounds of the border.
Border: two rounds of Single Crochet stitches in white. Try to work as evenly as possible around the edges making a SC + chain 2 + SC in each of the 4 corners.
The last round of the border you will make Double Crochets in each stitch with the Retro Stripe yarn. Make a DC + chain 2 + DC in each of the corners.
You could add pom poms or tassels to the corners. I made a chain 4 and then 6 DC in the last chain. Folded it and stitched it on each corner to look like a little puffed granny stitch.