Crochet Blanket Progress

stripe crochet blanket

I started working on a new crochet blanket a couple of weeks ago after finishing my crochet rainbow blanket and loving it so much.

This one is distinctly “boy” colours – navy blue, lime green and bone. My son, also known as Mr Happy, is already asking for this one to be his – and I don’t think he has ever claimed one of my projects before!

stripe crochet blanket

The pattern is the same as the rainbow blanket but with only 3 colours. I am randomly deciding the order of colours and width of bands as I go long. When I feel like a change, I change colour again.

striped crochet blanket

So this is what I am currently working on at swimming lessons, soccer practice, dance lessons and in front of the TV.

Some details for those that like to know:

  • 8ply acrylic yarn called Thorobred from Spotlight
  • 100g balls – so far I’ve used 3
  • Size 4.5 hook
  • 153 stitches wide

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  1. Jodie Parke says:

    I have bought some of the Thorobred yarn to take on holidays to make another rainbow blanket. I am 90% through my first one.

  2. That is absolutely lovely, Tonya.

  3. I just want you to know that I was really delighted when saw your site…so0 cute! thanks that you’ve shared this.

  4. I love it. This would be perfect to do while on bed rest, for this baby

  5. It’s beautiful and the rows are so perfect. I am always jealous of someone that can crochet or knit, I would love to know how. Think I may add that to my bucket list :)

  6. I love the colors. I need to start on a boy blanket too. Christmas will be here before I know it.

  7. Way wondering if you would share what stitch your using?

    I’m living the colors as well it’s beautiful!

  8. Ohhh I found it! Sorry for the unnecessary post! :)

  9. Hi i was just wondering what size the blanket was eventually and how many balls of wool did you use for each colour? Thanks

    • Hi Cara,
      I have written about the finished blanket in this post: http://thecraftymummy.com/2013/02/simple-boy-crochet-blanket/
      The finished size is there but unfortunately I didn’t keep count of how many balls of yarn I used – I would guess that I ended up using 2 or 3 of each colour but I can’t be sure.

      • I love this blanket and I think I will make a rainbow one for my daughter. It looks just lovely. I am currently making one for my son using the Thorobred Red and White, but they have stopped stocking it. I am in Australia, but I would be happy to buy from anywhere just to get this finished properly. I probably only need another 2 balls. Do you have any ideas of where I could look?

        • Hi Mel,

          I’ve only seen it in Spotlight but I’ve put the question out on my Facebook page so hopefully someone will have a suggestion for you.

          I’ll let you know what they say,
          Tonya

          • Thanks so much for that. I went to our local spotlight the other day and they said they don’t stock it anymore, but it has been replaced by a ‘Stallion’ brand. Unfortunately the colours don’t match though. I’m okay with the white of course, but the red is the one I’m having problems with. Thank you again for your help.

          • Hi Mel,

            One of my Facebook readers said they heard it was a Spotlight exclusive brand but had recently been discontinued. What a nuisance! I wonder whether you might find some extra balls on eBay or a similar site where people sell their excess things?

  10. Thanks for your help Tonya.
    I’ll keep hunting on eBay and see what I can find. I just created this blanket from scratch and because I didn’t have a pattern I had no idea how many balls I would need. Thanks again for all your help and I look forward to trying your rainbow blanket as soon as I complete this one. :)

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