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Crochet Striped Moss Stitch Blanket – Free Pattern

Learn how to make a beautiful crochet striped blanket using the moss stitch. This free crochet throw pattern is super cozy, made with bulky weight yarn, and uses 3 different colors.

It’s the perfect oversized crochet blanket to add to any space in your home. And if you like this striped crochet blanket pattern, then you might also like this baby striped crochet blanket pattern. It’s easy and beginner-friendly too!

You can find the free crochet pattern + guided video tutorial by scrolling down or continue to read through some of the inspiration behind my latest make.

A mixed color crochet blanket that uses the moss stitch.

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Crochet Striped Moss Stitch Blanket

My latest free crochet pattern is an easy striped crochet blanket. It’s a cozy oversized throw that’s made using only 2 stitches.

So if you’re looking for something relaxing to work on after a long day of work, I think you’re going to love this simple pattern.

Plus, who doesn’t love snuggling up with a blanket that continues to grow in size as you make it!

Model is snuggled up under a large crochet blanket with stripes.

A Crochet Striped Throw With 3 Colors

One of my favorite things about this crochet blanket is the colors. I usually stick to one color for most of my crochet projects, but I thought it would be fun to make a crochet blanket using 3 different colors.

Something I usually never do, but I wanted to branch out of my usual one-color design. So I chose to go with a creamy white, a light brown, and a sandy mauve color.

I think it turned out so good, but the beauty of this pattern is that you can go with any color combination you like. The yarn itself has so many color options available, so you can really choose what you like.

Here are some other color combinations that I think would work well:

  • Desert, Rose Water, Shadow.
  • Salt, Shadow, Werewolf.
  • Bellini, Rose Water, Salt
  • Cement, Bellini, Toast.
  • Rose Water, Love Song, Salt.
  • Desert, Love Song, Salt.
  • Whisper, Fatigues, Terra.
A crochet blanket that has 3 different colors, white, brown, and light pink.

So there are lots of different color combos you can make!

How to Seamlessly Change Colors in Crochet

Since you will be changing colors for this mixed striped crochet blanket, I wanted to show you how I seamlessly change colors when crocheting.

There are a couple of different ways on how to change colors, but I like changing colors by leaving my last stitch unfinished in the color I’m working on and then bringing the next color to finish the stitch. This leaves a nice smooth finish!

Down below you’ll find a quick step-by-step tutorial on how to seamlessly change colors when making a crochet striped blanket.

I am using the stitch in the pattern for my example, so the stitch in the photo used is a single crochet.

Step 1: You want to start by making your last stitch in the row you’re working on, but don’t complete the stitch. So you do not want to pull through the last two loops for your single crochet.

Image shows step 1 on how to change yarn colors in crochet.

Step 2: Then grab your other color, and wrap it over the crochet hook. So both the working yarn and the tail end of color “B” are towards you. Then carefully pull through the two loops on the hook for a completed single crochet.

Image shows step 2 on how to change yarn colors in crochet.

Step 3: Once you have pulled through, you should have the other color on your crochet hook.

Image shows step 3 on how to change yarn colors in crochet.

And that’s how you change colors for your crochet blanket seamlessly. Now let’s talk real quick about the chunky yarn used for this pattern.

The Yarn You’ll Use for This Striped Crochet Blanket

For this mixed striped crochet blanket pattern, you’ll use a number 5 bulky weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Hue + Me yarn in three different colors (Desert, Salt, and Toast) and loved working with it.

I have used this yarn in the past for other patterns and it definitely holds up well. So I highly recommend it for this blanket.

However, you could always substitute the yarn for another one. A good place to check out yarn substitutions is the website YarnSub and they give you multiple different yarn options.

And if you need some color combination ideas, make sure to check out the section in this post about some color option ideas.

A chunky crochet throw on a decorative ladder.

How to Change the Size of Your Blanket?

If you would like to change the size of this blanket, all you have to do is follow the multiple of the stitch used in this pattern.

The stitch that is used in this blanket is the moss stitch and it’s made using a multiple of 2. So for example, if you have one chain to short, add an additional chain to make it a multiple of 2.

If you have too many chains, decrease the number of chains until you have an even number.

Alright, now that we’ve covered the details, let’s start the pattern.

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Crochet Striped Blanket Pattern

Description:

Learn how to make an easy 3 striped crochet blanket using this free crochet pattern. This crochet throw is made with basic crochet stitches and uses bulky weight yarn.

It would make a wonderful addition to any room in your home!

  • Purchase an ad-free, printable, PDF pattern HERE.
  • Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue HERE.

Materials:

Gauge:

12 stitches x 12 rows = 4″ inch square in moss stitch.

note: chain spaces are not counted as stitches.

Abbreviations:

ch – chain: Yarn over, pull through loop on hook.

sc – single crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook.

ch – 1 sp: chain 1 space

sk – skip

Size of Crochet Blanket:

48″ inches x 60″ inches

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern written in U.S Terms.
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • Pattern is made using the moss stitch, which is a 2 row repeat. So you will be alternating between these two rows to create the blanket. Pattern will note when the repeat starts.
  • Pattern notes when to switch colors, A = Hue + Me yarn in the color Desert, B = Hue + Me yarn in the color Toast, and C = Hue + Me yarn in the color Salt.
  • Total stitches for row are indicated between ( ).

Pattern

Starting with color A (Desert), ch 144.

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn. (143)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in first sc, then sc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * across, sc in last sc, turn. (143)

Row 3: ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch 1-sp, rep from * across to last 2 sc, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn. (143)

Row 4 – Row 20: Repeat row 2 and row 3 (you will start with a repeat of row 2).

Switch to color B (Toast).

Row 21 – Row 24: Repeat row 2 and 3 (you will start with a repeat of row 3).

Switch to color C (Salt).

Row 25 – Row 46: Repeat row 2 and 3 (you will start with a repeat of row 3).

Switch to color A (Desert).

Row 47 – Row 49: Repeat row 2 and 3 (you will start with a repeat of row 3).

Switch to color B (Toast).

Row 50 – Row 61: Repeat row 2 and 3 (you will start with a repeat of row 2).

Switch to color A (Desert).

Row 62 – Row 86: Repeat row 2 and 3 (you will start with a repeat of row 2).

Switch to color B (Toast).

Row 87 – Row 98: Repeat row 2 and 3 (you will start with a repeat of row 3).

Switch to color A (Desert).

Row 99 – Row 101: Repeat row 2 and 3 (you will start with a repeat of row 3).

Switch to color C (Salt).

Row 102 – Row 124: Repeat row 2 and 3 (you will start with a repeat of row 2).

Switch to color B (Toast).

Row 125 – Row 128: Repeat row 2 and 3 (you will start with a repeat of row 3).

Switch to color A (Desert).

Row 129 – Row 148: Repeat row 2 and 3 (you will start with a repeat of row 3).

Finish off and weave in all ends.

I hope you enjoyed making this stripey crochet blanket!

A large handmade crochet throw blanket that's made using chunky yarn.

Madison

Sunday 30th of October 2022

If I want to make this a bigger blanket how many chains should my foundation row be?

Nicky

Monday 31st of October 2022

Hi there, you can make this blanket bigger by following the multiple, which is 2. So you can make your foundation chain however long you would like, just make sure it's a multiple of 2. You can also make a gauge swatch of the stitch used and see how main stitches you get in 1 inch and multiply that number by the width of the size you want your blanket to be. Just make sure that number is an even number.