Harlequin stitch has always been interesting to me, and I’ve always wanted to try it. When looking around where to start, I’ve found fantastic tutorial by Brittany from Just Be Crafty. Not only is this stitch colorful and cheerful, but also very versatile. Beginners, don’t fret – it’s quite easy, too!
This lovely stitch is most often used for baby blankets, but you can conjure up whatever comes to your mind. Throws, wall hangings, even capes or mitts – it all can be done using harlequin stitch. Choose the color palette you will love and try it today!
Brittany used Big Twist Value yarn, which is aran weight yarn. She chose lovely colors: Light Rose, Light Teal and Gold. She also used 5.0 mm crochet hook, as well as scissors and yarn needle.
To make this stitch, you will use a configuration of chains, single crochet and double crochet stitches, as well as increase and decrease. These are basic techniques, which should be a starting point for anyone interested in learning crochet.
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There are just too many beautiful creations featuring Harlequin Stitch, so I was careful to choose the most stunning of all. You can go for contrasting colors or delicate rainbow – play with it and find your own style!
Crochet Harlequin Blanket by Daisy Farm Crafts
This classic baby blanket is gender neutral, so it will look amazing in any nursery! It’s one of the most popular harlequin patterns available online for free, so you can find many different versions of it, made by talented crocheters. Daisy Farm Crafts’ designs are easy to make and look fantastic, so don’t waste more time and try it out now! Below you can see how great cream and navy go together in this pattern, especially with a pop of pink.
- photo by Daisy Farm Crafts from daisyfarmcrafts.com
You can find this free pattern on daisyfarmcrafts.com.
Cream and Pink Harlequin Baby Blanket Version by Kelly Martinelli
Simple combination of colors is often the best one, especially if you are working with a quite decorative crochet stitch. Harlequin creates a nice texture even when it’s made with only one color of yarn, and you can see the example of it in the photo below. Natural cream yarn looks very nice on its own, but it’s even better when Kelly adds rows of navy and pink diamonds. Finishing off with simple moss stitch edging is a great idea, too, don’t you think?
This project was based on Daisy Farm Crafts’ free pattern for Crochet Harlequin Blanket available here: daisyfarmcrafts.com.
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Violet Harlequin Baby Blanket Version by Kelly Martinelli
Another fantastic version of harlequin stitch by Kelly features one of my beloved components – multi-colored yarn! Well, maybe not multi-colored, because it’s all violet with a strand of white… but it creates a lovely marled look when used in crocheting! As you can see in the photos below, choosing three tones of the same color results in a very lovely colorway, especially if you combine it with neutrals, like white or cream.
Original pattern, on which Kelly based this project, is a design by Daisy Farm Crafts, and it’s available as free pattern on their website daisyfarmcrafts.com.
Harlequin Blanket Version by Crochet Creations by Hanan
Isn’t this blanket by Hanan amazing? Color combination is simply stunning, because they compliment each other beautifully. Warm and cool tones can go very nicely together, especially if you create a very subtle ombre effect between the rows. Even dark blue finds its place here, so don’t be afraid to introduce such colors in between, or in the border. Take a look at the photos below and get inspired!
Harlequin Baby Blanket by orgu_hazinesi_42
Are tones of autumn what comes to mind when you think about baby blankets? Not really, right? Well, this project by a fabulously talented crocheter behind Instagram account orgu_hazinesi_42 proves that it works! Take a look below and see how rich rusty brown and army green find their way among delicate grays and whites. What a combination!
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Harlequin Blanket Version by Triple Knots Crochet
Bold color palette which is full of contrasts can be a great idea for a baby blanket, especially if it’s going to be displayed in a modern nursery or bedroom. Crocheter behind Triple Knots Crochet decided to combine bottle green, dusty pink, white and black – with a great success, as you can see in the photos! Be sure to take another look at the fantastic ribbed edging, which finishes the blanket off beautifully.
This amazing project is based on Daisy Farm Crafts’ classic, available on daisyfarmcrafts.com.
Delicate and Sweet
Grey and Orange Harlequin Baby Blanket Version by Kelly Martinelli
As you may already know, stripy baby blankets are timeless and always look good, so consider making one, if you don’t know where to start. Harlequin stitch is definitely one of Kelly’s favorites, so it’s not a surprise, that it’s her third project featured in this post! Take a look at the photos to see how cleverly she combined shades of grey with a pop of orange.
This blanket, too, was based on Daisy Farm Crafts’ free pattern for Crochet Harlequin Blanket; find it here: daisyfarmcrafts.com.
Harlequin Blanket Version by Umm Ilyas
Take a look at the photos below and ask yourself – wouldn’t it be a beautiful gift for a newborn? If you have baby shower in your calendar, try Harlequin stitch, because it looks great in many different color combinations. Umm chose a delicate, spring-inspired palette of greens and blues, which works great with simple white border.
This lovely blanket is based on this free pattern.
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Rainbow and Ombre Harlequin Blankets
Harlequin Blanket Version by Anisa of prettycraftystitcher
When it comes to rainbows or candy-sweet color palettes, people are very divided, because some of you love it, and some of you hate it! As you can see below, Anisa chose the juiciest colors for her blanket, so it’s vibrant and beyond cheerful. Rows of diamonds are playful enough as they are, but she didn’t stop and added a pom-pom edging, too!
This blanket is a version of free crochet pattern called Greenway by Donna Yacino, which is available for download on berocco.com. To make a similar pom-pom edging, check out this free pattern available on onceuponapinkmoon.blogspot.com.
Harlequin Blanket by Kirsten Ballering
Kirsten is a master crocheter, so she knows exactly how to play with colors to make her vision come true. This fiery blanket creates waves of ombre effect by going from yellow, through oranges and reds, to pink. You can see in the photos that harlequin stitch is much less visible here than in contrasting palettes, but it still plays the main role in this project.
- photos by Haak Maar Rak, from haakmaarrak.nl
Harlequin Blanket Version by Crochet by Ali
There is always a way to make a rainbow blanket, so don’t be afraid to try it. Ali chose subdued colors, which create a very subtle color flow, but the whole rainbow has an impact nevertheless. Blanket like this could look great as a bedspread in the master bedroom, or on your couch in the living room. Tutorials and patterns linked in this post will make it easy for you to make is as big as you want!
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Harlequin Stitch Home Decor Ideas
Harlequin Wall Hanging by Kelly Maust / The Spare Room
Why not make a boho-inspired piece for your home? Wall hangings can truly change the interior, so try them. Such decoration is also a fantastic idea for a last-minute gift for friends and family, because it works up fast and can be made with yarn leftovers.
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