Rickrack Stripe Free Baby Blanket Pattern
On behalf of the Oombawka Design readers, and myself, I would like to Thank Erica for sharing this beautiful free pattern for a crochet baby blanket. The Rickrack Stripe Baby Blanket will make a fantastic baby shower gift!
Rickrack Stripe Free Baby Blanket Pattern
One of my favorite ways to find inspiration for new crochet designs is to look at crochet stitches. I love looking through crochet stitch dictionaries and sites online that have instructions for different stitches. That is how the idea for this baby blanket came to be. One day, while looking through crochet stitches I came across the rickrack stitch. I thought it would be fun in a colorful baby blanket.
The rickrack stitch is made using double treble crochet clusters. To make a double treble crochet (dtr) you wrap the yarn around the hook 3 times at the beginning of the stitch. I used one main color for my blanket (white) and 6 accent colors (red, orange, yellow, green, teal, and blue). I arranged the colors in a random order so that each color had one row of rickrack stitch and one or two rows of single crochet. The white background is double crochet.
Rickrack Stripe Baby Blanket | Free Pattern
Finished size approx. 33 inches x 38 inches
Worsted weight yarn in 7 colors:
- Main Color: White (1 skein Loops and Threads Impeccable Big! in White, If you get the smaller skeins you will probably need 3)
- Color A: Red (1 skein Loops and Threads Impeccable in Claret)
- Color B: Teal (1 skein Loops and Threads Impeccable in Aqua)
- Color C: Green (1 skein Loops and Threads Impeccable in Soft Fern)
- Color D: Orange (1 skein Loops and Threads Impeccable in Pumpkin)
- Color E: Yellow (1 skein Loops and Threads Impeccable in Butterscotch)
- Color F: Blue (1 skein Loops and Threads Impeccable in Clear Blue)
5.5 mm (I) crochet hook
dtr cluster: (wrap yarn around hook 3 times, insert in stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops] 3 times) repeat 2 more times, you should have 4 loops left on your hook, yarn over, pull through all loops
Joined cluster: (wrap yarn around hook 3 times, insert in stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops] 3 times) 3 times, skip 5 stitches, in the next stitch (wrap yarn around hook 3 times, insert in stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops] 3 times) 3 times, you should now have 7 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through all loops
Row End Cluster: work the same as the str cluster but stop before you pull through all the loops at the end, skip 2 stitches, wrap yarn around hook 3 times, insert in stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, pull through all 5 loops left on your hook
to begin ch 93 with Main Color
Row 1: dc in the 4th ch from hook, dc in each chain across (91 dc)
Row 2-3: ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn dc in each stitch across (91dc)
Row 4: change to Color A, ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across (91 dc)
Row 5: change to Main Color, ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in each stitch across (91 dc)
Row 6-7: ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn dc in each stitch across (91dc)
Row 8: change to Color B, ch 5, turn, skip 2, dtr cluster in next stitch, ch 5, work joined cluster starting in the same stitch as the dtr cluster you just made, [ch 5, work joined cluster starting in same stitch as last leg of the last joined cluster] repeat until 3 stitches remain, in the same stitch you just worked make row end cluster
Row 9: change to Main Color, ch 3, turn, [5 dc in ch space, dc in top of cluster] across (91 dc)
Repeat rows 2-9 until the pattern is completed ending with row 7 and using the following color pattern:
Rows 1-3: dc rows Main Color
Row 4: sc row Color A
Row 5-7: dc rows Main Color
Row 8: rickrack row Color B
Row 9-11: dc rows Main Color
Row 12: sc row Color C
Row 13-15: dc rows Main Color
Row 16: rickrack row Color D
Row 17-19 dc rows Main Color
Row 20: sc row Color E
Row 21-23: dc rows Main Color
Row 22: rickrack row Color C
Row 23-25: dc rows Main Color
Row 26: sc row Color F
Row 27-29: dc rows Main Color
Row 30: rickrack row Color A
Row 31-33: dc rows Main Color
Row 34: sc row Color B
Row 35-37 dc rows Main Color
Row 38: rickrack row Color E
Row 39-41: dc rows Main Color
Row 42: sc row Color D
Row 43-45: dc rows Main Color
Row 46: rickrack row Color F
Row 47-49: dc rows Main color
Row 50: sc row Color A
Row 51-53: dc rows Main Color
To Finish the blanket I added a very simple 2 round single crochet border. First weave in all of your ends, then single crochet around the entire blanket working in each stitch along the top and bottom, 3 sc in each corner, and evenly down the side using your Main Color. Next using Color A sc around the entire blanket again working 3 sc in each corner. Finish off, weave in ends.
Now you have a fun colorful blanket for a special little baby. I hope you’ve enjoyed this pattern.
Erica Dietz is the Designer and Owner of 5 Little Monsters. For more fantastic crochet and craft projects, please visit her at one of the following links:
Hi Jessica, Erica who designed the pattern, did not include the stitch multiple but I believe it is a multiple of 7 plus 2 chains for the foundation chain. Hope this helps, Rhondda
What if I wanted to make the blanket wider? What multiple should I use?
Hi Jean, Erica used: 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook to make the blanket. Have fun! Rhondda
This looks awesome! I’m going to make it for my new grand baby coming! One question, what crochet hook size do you recommend?
Hello, I am just starting this beautiful blanket but I already have a question. I chained 93 sts and did row one and I only measure out a width of 21 in. I am using recommended yarn and size I hook. Why are my measurements so off? Thank you for your help
Hi Lori 🙂 Yes this is a beautiful blanket design 🙂
What a Beautiful…and different…baby blanket! I love it!! Thanks so much for sharing the Tutorial! Definitely have to make one for our new Granbaby!!
Ohio Hugs!! 🙂
I’m so happy you like it Teresa!
Thank you so much. It’s a lovely pattern. I’m gonna use it for my nephew to born in September.