Gentle Stripes and Textures

Design by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

Gentle Stripes and Textures by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.
Gentle Stripes and Textures by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

This easy crochet blanket pattern combines a simple stitch with self- striping yarn to make the colorwork easy. Available in 6 sizes from micro preemie blanket through child blanket. This pattern was designed for Sunflower Cottage Crochet’s Preemie Crochet Challenge.

Finished Sizes: Micro Preemie Blanket (Small Preemie Blanket, Preemie/Car Seat Blanket, Stroller Blanket, Baby Blanket, Child Blanket)

  • Micro Preemie Blanket: 15” (38 cm) x 15” (38 cm).
  • Small Preemie Blanket: 20” (51 cm) x 20” (51 cm).
  • Preemie/Car Seat Blanket: 25” (63.5 cm) x 30” (76 cm).
  • Stroller Blanket: 30” (76 cm) x 35” (89 cm).
  • Baby Blanket: 35” (89 cm) x 40” (101.5 cm).
  • Child Blanket: 45” (114.5 cm) x 50” (127 cm).

Skills Used

  • Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet, slip stitch
  • Crocheting flat in rows (for center Block and for joining Blocks) and crocheting the round (for outer Block and Border)
  • Crocheting in the back loop (includes link to video tutorial)
  • Changing colors, covering yarn tails with crocheting, joining with single crochet seam, crocheting square Blocks (includes video tutorials)


  • King Cole Baby Stripe DK yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/320 yd/290 m) in 3605 Baby Pink (CA) – 1 (2, 3, 4, 6, 9) skein(s), or approximately 279 yd (496 yd, 930 yd, 1,280 yd, 1,736 yd, 2,790 yd)/255 m (453.5 m, 850.5 m, 1,170.5 m, 1,587.5 m, 2,551 m) in CA in any self-striping, light weight yarn.
  • King Cole Baby Safe DK yarn (100% everfresh acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/284 yd/260 m) in 5301 Pale Pink (CB) – 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 4) skein(s), or approximately 126 yd (224 yd, 420 yd, 588 yd, 784 yd, 1,260 yd)/115 m (205 m, 384 m, 537.5 m, 717 m, 1,152 m) in CB in any light weight yarn.
  • Nelsonwood US Size F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Skill Level: Easy

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