Sunday 10 May 2020

The Dolly Stripe Blanket - Pretty linen stitch blanket inspired by sweets from my childhood...

Hello friends.  I have a new pattern to share with you today, this pretty striped baby blanket.  The blanket is made from 100% cotton yarn making if perfect for baby in spring and summer or you could make a slightly larger blanket for a throw.  This would make a great picnic blanket if made in a larger size.

The colours I chose for this blanket were inspired by the Dolly Mixture sweets my mum used to buy us when we were children.  If you are from the UK perhaps you had them too.  You could of course use any colours for your blanket, a great opportunity to use up your stash.

Dolly Mixtures...

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The Dolly Stripe


Aran / worsted cotton yarn 500g (750m) in white and 20g (15m) each in pink, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, brown
5mm hook
Darning needle


Appros. 100cm (39 inches) x 70cm (27 inches)



Abbreviations US Terms (UK conversion)

sc - single crochet (double crochet)
ch – chain
sp - space
st(s) - stitch(es)
sl st - slip stitch
sk - skip

Other notes:  Pretty Linen Stitch blanket, the colours in the stripes were inspired by the Dolly Mixture sweets we used to have as a child.  I used Drops Paris to make my blanket in colours, White, Light Pink, Light Turquoise, Strong Yellow, Pistachio, Apricot, Light Purple and Dark Beige. 

When substituting yarns, make sure to choose a yarn of the same weight.  The blanket is worked back and forth in rows.  Change colours by pulling the new yarn through the last stitch of previous row.  Do not fasten off the white, carry up side of work.

Colour sequence (repeat twice)

8 rows white
2 rows pink
8 rows white
2 rows blue
8 rows white
2 rows yellow
8 rows white
2 rows green
8 rows white
2 rows orange
8 rows white
2 rows purple
8 rows white
2 rows brown

With mc, ch 116 (or desired width in multiples of 2)

Row 1 (commence colour sequence) Sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch1, sk1, sc in next st] repeat to end, turn.

Row 2 Ch2, [sc in next sp, ch1] repeat to last sp, sc in last sp, turn.

Repeat row 2 keeping colours correct, until you have worked through the colour sequence twice, finishing with a final 8 rows in white, or until blanket reaches desired length.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Linen Stitch Border

The border is a simple round of Linen Stitch.  Join mc anywhere along the top or bottom of blanket, [Sc, ch1] in each sp around the blanket.  In each corner [sc, ch1, sc], join with sl st to 1st sc.  Fasten off and weave in remaining ends.

I hope you enjoy this pattern and I will be back again very soon...

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  1. That linen stitch is such a pretty one. I remember your beautiful Temperature Blanket!

    1. Thank you Sandra, I hope you are keeping well.

  2. Thank you for the lovely pattern, simple but beautiful with just a pop of color.

  3. Lovely pattern. I plan to make a dorm afghan. I'm more of a knitter but this looks fairly straight forward. A question What is sk1? I don't see it in the descriptions. Thanks.

    1. Thanks for pointing that out, it meas skip. I will add it to the abbreviations.