Cosy Stripe Blanket Ideas

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Cosy Stripe Blanket is one of the most famous crochet designs, which has thousands of versions in hundreds of color combinations. This project stole the hearts of makers all around the world with its simple, but lovely stitches.

Author of this pattern is probably known to you already – Lucy of Attic 24 is a master designer when it comes to timeless blanket patterns. You can see her projects on her website attic24.typepad.com, or visit her Ravelry page.

All of the projects presented in this post are based on Cosy Stripe Blanket, which is available as free crochet pattern. It means, that you can make it, too!

Below you can see a couple of images from Lucy’s original tutorial. Be sure to check it out in its entirety, because it clarifies all the issues and answers any questions you could possibly have. You will find it under the link in the paragraph above!

simplified process of making the blanket

simplicity is key

What is it and who is this for?

Cosy Stripe Blanket by Lucy of Attic 24 is definitely a beginner-level pattern, so don’t be afraid to try it if you are just starting out. It’s perfect for baby blankets, bigger blankets, or even king-size bedspreads. As you will see in the next part of this article, your color choices and their order will affect the overall effect.

How to do it?

This project uses double crochet stitches and granny-stripe-like triads, which makes it even easier if you already know it.

Pssst… I did a tutorial on Granny Stripe Stitch, so check it out.

Lucy created a color-pack for her project, which you can use – it really does make the process easier! If you want to create your own palette, however, check out her recommendations as to how much yarn you need, and go from there. I always recommend making a gauge swatch first, just to see how your crocheting style affects the stitches.

What should I pay attention to?

The main thing you should keep in mind is that Lucy’s original tutorial is written in UK terms, so the names of the stitches will be different than in US. Make sure you understand it before you start!

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Now to the good part! Below you will find the most beautiful versions of today’s hero. To make this selection versatile was my main goal, so I chose many different color schemes. I hope that you will find something in my selection, that will inspire you to tackling the project by yourself!

I will not link original pattern below each picture, because you can find a TON of resources in the first part of this article. When in doubt, go there!

Pastel Sweetness

Cosy Stripe Blanket Version by Crochet and Fairylights

There are no rules to how to use such simple pattern as Cosy Stripe, so you can come up with your own modifications! Charlie went for four rows of granny stitch instead of two, and it resulted in wider lacy stripes. Three delicate colors are enough to make this blanket look adorable, so keep them in mind for when you need a soothing palette.

Link to main pattern is in the first part of the article, but you can learn more about this particular version by clicking the links below the photo.

Cosy Stripe Blanket Version by cathncrochets

No roundup would be full without pastels, so here we are! It’s not a pastel rainbow, though – it’s much more sophisticated palette. It reminds me of bluebells and lilac flowers, with little green leaves sprouting through the snow. That’s what this colorway makes me think about, and I thank cathncrochets for this small reminiscence of spring!

  • photos by cathncrochets on Ravelry

Visit projects’ Ravelry page by clicking the link above.

Cosy Stripe Blanket Version by Alison Hayton

I love unexpected color schemes, so this one caught my eye immediately! Alison chose seemingly basic pastels for her project – pink, blue and cream, but the addition of dusty hues makes all the difference. Just look at the pictures below and notice how your eye hops from row to row, from eyelet to eyelet.

Alison crochets lots of blankets, and they are all beautiful, so be sure to check out her Instagram page.

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Rosy and Romantic

Cosy Stripe Blanket Version by Milly’s Makes

Milly is one of my favorite crocheters, because her color choices are always on point. This time she interpreted this classic pattern in rosy hues. These colors will be great for baby girl, or as an addition to romantic bedroom. When choosing similar palette pay attention to the type of pink – in my opinion dusty hues are much more sophisticated than vibrant ones!

Link to main pattern is in the first part of the article, but you can learn more about this particular version by clicking the links below the photo.

Cosy Stripe Blanket Version by Stitched by Jo

Keep the freshness of the spring with lilac-inspired palette, such as the one in the pictures below. Jo decided to focus on just three colors, combining pink with white and violet. This pattern makes it easy to achieve very interesting look with a limited palette, because it has a 2-motif repeat (grannies and dc’s over and over again). When you apply three colors, each one appears in different part of the pattern.

Link to main pattern is in the first part of the article, but you can learn more about this particular version by clicking the links below the photo.

Cosy Stripe Blanket Version by Ali’s Blanket Box

Strawberry cream, please! This baby blanket is as sweet as it can be without rainbows or other motifs that we see all around. This combination of colors can work in a nursery, but also in a cheerful bedroom of an adult. When you take a close look at Ali’s project below, you will see that she used one color for two rows at a time.

Explore Ali’s Instagram page for more inspiration.

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Colorful and Fun

Cosy Stripe Blanket Version by White Wave Crochet

Welcome to the candyland! I’m totally in love with this colorful version by White Wave Crochet. Not only are the colors nicely balanced, but also very fun and cheerful. Take a close look at the photos, because I want you to notice the amazing border. It combines three rows of granny stripe with outermost part featuring all the colors used in the pattern.

Link to main pattern is in the first part of the article, but you can learn more about this particular version by clicking the links below the photo.

Cosy Stripe Blanket Version by Emma Huthart

If this color scheme does not make you think about summer, I don’t know what would. It’s just oozing with sweetness! Colors arranged tone by tone create a delicate flow, and Emma used it to the fullest. If you take a look at the picture below, you will see that she used three colors for the border, too! This kind of details elevate the project to another level.

Visit Emma’s Instagram page to see more.

Cosy Stripe Blanket Version by Crochet by Ri

At first I wasn’t sure if I’m into this colorway, but the more I looked at it, the more I could see how innovative and fun it was. Combining distinct bright colors together such as blue, red and emerald green is definitely a bold move. Take a peek below to see this fun pattern in all its beauty.

Link to main pattern is in the first part of the article, but you can learn more about this particular version by clicking the links below the photo.

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Summer Meadows in a Winter Lockdown by NY-152

This project actually combines two of Lucy’s designs – Cosy Stripe and Meadow Blanket. The stitching in this one is somewhere in between the two, and you must admit that it looks interesting – just look at the photos! That’s what I like about free patterns – seasoned crocheters can mix and match the techniques, therefore making something completely new.

By following the link above, you will get to NY-152’s Ravelry page with useful info about this project.

Moody Colorways

Cosy Stripe Blanket Version by Virkaovirkar

If you are more into moody palettes, this one will be right up your alley! Dark tones of wine, navy and dusty blue are lightened up with off-white and beige. Just take a look at the photos and see how nice it is – I can easily see it as a bedspread, or an elegant baby blanket. What’s more, subtle scalloped edging makes it look so romantic!

Link to main pattern is in the first part of the article, but you can learn more about this particular version by clicking the links below the photo.

Cosy Stripe Blanket Version by Alison Hayton

When following this pattern, you can either change the colors in between the granny rows, or in between the double crochet rows. As you can see below in Alison’s version each color has one straight edge and one granny edge. This simple trick makes the overall pattern look so fun!

Link to main pattern is in the first part of the article, but you can learn more about this particular version by clicking the links below the photo.

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Cosy Stripe Blanket Version by maeleena.crochets

Projects so simple as this are the most versatile, so don’t be afraid to explore unexpected color stories. You can be surprised how nice it can be! If you look at the pictures below, you will see that Maeleena chose quite strange colorway – navy blue, pure white, dusty greens and beige. Who would have thought that it would work so perfectly together?

Check out Maeleena’s Instagram to see more of her crochet blankets.

Cosy Stripe Blanket Version by Little Dove Crochet

I’m not a big fan of random color placement, because most of the times it looks strange. This project by Little Dove Crochet, however, uses a cool trick that makes all the difference. Take a peek below and see how the stripes of particular colors are almost the same distance from each other. No color is too close to the stripe of the same hue, and that’s what makes it look pleasant to the eye.

Click the link above to see more photos of this project.

That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with much more inspiring projects and free patterns. Like, share and subscribe if you like what you see. Stay tuned!

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