Colorful Striped Crocheted Blankets

Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.

~Jane Austen

Question: What does one do during quarantine and months of staying home in recovery from nerve damage?

Answer: One crochets🀣

Here are the colorful blankets I’m naming “Everything Blankets” I made for two of my kids. I’m starting a third soon.

This one is for Autumn. She wanted bright splashes of orange and bits of cream with pink the main theme. It reminds me of a sunset.

I made this one for my second to youngest boy. We used red for our main theme with blues, blacks, and yellows. I love the Native American look it has.

My neighbor gives me gobs of yarn she no longer needs which is really sweet! I love using up bits of this and that color to create gifts for my kids or whoever else I love.

Feel free to copy this pattern for your own but please don’t sell it.

Viv’s Everything Blanket


Size J 6.00MM hook

Worsted weight yarn in any color you want but choosing one specific color as your main theme.

Hint~You can throw in chunky yarns or yarns with different textures, basically “everything” works just not yarns that are too thin or wools.


● foundation: Using your main color theme and J hook chain 150 or as wide as you desire.

● row 1-3 with main color hdc in second chain from hook and in every chain to the end, chain 2, turn.

● rows 3-5 repeat rows 1-3 in complimenting color.

● rows 6-8 repeat rows 1-3 in new color.

● rows 9-11 repeat rows 1-3 in main color.

Continue repeating rows 1-11 until blanket reaches 6 feet or you run out of yarn.🀣 I change up the main colors in different textures but same colors to give the blanket more character. Just do whatever and have fun!

Vivian Joy

June 2020, All Rights Reserved

Much love,

Viv πŸ€“

Author: Viv

I'm a spoonie Blogger grieving the loss of my husband who went home 2/13/22.

46 thoughts on “Colorful Striped Crocheted Blankets”

    1. Thanks dearest lady! A high compliment coming from you since I know you know yarn and can crochet gardens with flowers that actually grow too. πŸ€£πŸ€—πŸŒ»πŸŒΌπŸŒ»πŸŒΌ

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      1. Thanks Viv! ❀ I can not get back into crochet. Perhaps one day those crocheted flowers will bloom again. Until then I shall admire the lovely work of your hands. ❀

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  1. Your kids are lucky to get these, they’ll love them – I love them, they’re so funky! I’ve never tried to crochet, but your guide to make Viv’s Everything Blankets (you should get that copyrighted) makes it almost seem like I might be able to do it. I say ‘might’ because even sewing and knitting end in disaster for me! You’ve done brilliantly with these, and it keeps you busy during lockdown and distracted from the depressing news.

    Caz xx

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    1. Hi Caz, great advice!! I wish I knew how to do copyright other than sign my name which I should go back and do. This pattern is pretty simple and great for starting out. Honestly, I think crochet is waaaaaay easier than knitting, so I am quite confident you’d do brilliantly!!
      Thanks so much Caz for the compliment!! God bless you always!!

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    1. Yesss!!! I hope this pattern makes sense. Let me know if there’s an issue with it but it’s super easy. I have tons of leftover yarn too……my kids love their blankets and I’m making a third for my big boy with an Alaska color theme. So much fun. Big hugs…….much love neighbor!!πŸ€—β€

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  2. Vivian, your crocheted blankets take me back to my mother’s creations from years ago. I still have a blanket she made for me. She no longer chrochets, but the memories last a lifetime for me. God’s peace to you and your family.

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    1. Richard, this beautiful story warms my heart. I hope my two boys cherish their blankets for years to come like you do yours from your loving mom. I feel a connection with her and would have loved to sit and crochet with her. Blessings to you and thank you. This comment made my day!πŸ™‚πŸ˜€


  3. waww! that’s beautiful! this certainly motivated me to learn how to crochet! wishing you the best! thanks for sharing this lovely post with us!!!!🀍

    follow @everythingtips for tips and recommendations if interested☺️It would mean a lot to me!πŸ₯ΊπŸ€

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