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.
talking about stitches…
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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 Free Pattern
- photo by Daisy Farm Crafts
This classic baby blanket is gender neutral and will look amazing in any nursery. You can find free pattern here.
Harlequin Blanket by Triple Knots Crochet
- photos by Triple Knots Crochet
Harlequin Blanket by Crochet Creations by Hanan
- photos by Crochet Creations by Hanan
Isn’t this blanket amazing? Color combination is simply stunning, because they compliment each other beautifully. Explore Hanan’s Instagram here for more fantastic creations.
Harlequin Blanket by Crochet by Ali
- photos by Crochet by Ali
There is always a way to make a rainbow blanket, so don’t be afraid to try it. This stitch really enhances amazing colorful rows. In addition, this project is based on this free pattern! To see more photos by Ali, check out her Instagram here.
Harlequin Blanket by The Loopy Yarn
- photos by The Loopy Yarn
Wouldn’t it be a beautiful gift for a newborn? If you have baby shower in your calendar, try Harlequin stitch, because it’s easy and looks great. This lovely blanket is based on this free pattern, and more photos can be found here, on The Loopy Yarn’s Instagram.
Harlequin Wall Hanging by Kelly Maust / The Spare Room
- photos 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. Find more on Kelly’s Instagram here.
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