Show your school spirit and make this Sporty Color Block Blanket in the exact colors to match your favorite school or college’s team!
This kid-sized Sporty Color Block Crochet Blanket was a cinch to make and is easily adaptable for larger sizes. I used a modified Griddle Stitch or Lemon Peel Stitch again because it looks so good with this blanket yarn and creates a lovely texture. These colors are 100% University of Florida Gators colors because the little boy I made this for is a huge Gators fan, but this blanket can easily be made in any school colors you choose.
I know that depending on where you live, watching football games (or any outdoor sports for that matter) in the Fall and Winter can get pretty chilly, so what better than a nice, fluffy blanket to keep you warm? And in case you didn’t know, blankets made with this cozy chenille yarn are very washable. So if it gets mud splashed on it, rained on, or dragged through the dirt, no problem at all, just pop it in the machine!
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Sporty Color Block Crochet Blanket
- 2-10.1 oz Skeins Bernat Blanket Yarn in Royal Blue
- 2-10.1 oz Skeins Bernat Blanket Yarn in Carrot Orange
- 1 Size N (10.00 mm) Crochet Hook
Sporty Color Block Crochet Blanket
Approximately 46″ x 52″ finished
6 Alternating Single Crochet/ Half Double Crochets = 3 Inches
3 Rows = 2 Inches, 20 Rows = 11 inches
Chain 80 of the Blue Yarn.
Row 1: Chain one extra, turn and Single Crochet into the 2nd Chain from the end.
Half Double Crochet into the next Chain. Alternate Single and Half Double Crochet Stitches to the end. Your last Stitch should be a Half Double Crochet. These alternating stitches are the modified Griddle Stitch.
Rows 2-20: Start each row with a Chain 1 and Single Crochet. End each row with a Half Double Crochet for 20 Rows. Make sure to count your stitches periodically to make sure you still have 80 Stitches across.
Row 21: In the very last Half Double Crochet of Row 20, stop the Stitch when you have 3 loops on your hook and then draw the end of the Orange Yarn through all 3 Loops. Chain one, turn and complete the row with the Modified Griddle Stitch.
Rows 22-40: Crochet 20 total rows of Orange Yarn. Change color back to blue at the end of Row 40.
Rows 41-60: Same as Rows 2-20.
Rows 61-80: Same as Rows 22-40. At the end of the last Half Double Crochet, join the Blue Yarn to finish the stitch.
Row 1: Chain 1 from the end of Row 80, turn. Single Crochet to the ending Single Crochet below. Single Crochet 3 times into that last stitch. This will create a corner. As you Single Crochet along the side of the blanket, remember to add one Single Crochet to every Single Crochet stitch and two Single Crochets to every Half Double Crochet. Add 3 Single Crochets to every corner. When you reach the end, add a slip stitch to that first border stitch and chain 2.
Row 2: From the Chain 2, Half Double Crochet into each Single Crochet around the entire blanket. For the corners, you only need to add 2 Half Double Crochets. If the blanket seems to curl, go ahead and use 3. It depends on your tension with this blanket yarn.
Tie off and weave in any ends.
That’s it! I was super pleased with the texture of this Sporty Color Block Crochet Blanket and I love how well the blue and orange go together. So what colors would your sporty blanket have in it? I feel torn between two schools so I’d have to choose between Blue & Grey or Green, White & Gold. Oh, or I could make a house divided, half and half blanket!
And if you’re worried that this fluffy blanket might weigh too much, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how lightweight blankets made with blanket yarn can be! The bulk of them is definitely misleading. No, you may not be able to easily stuff a lap-sized one into a backpack (maybe) but it’s worth it when you look at how not warm some of those thinner flannel lap blankets can be out in the cold.
So show your school spirit while also staying toasty during your favorite sports games and make yourself one of these Sporty Color Block Crochet Blankets!
If you’re looking for more two-color crochet blanket inspiration, you’ll love my Linen Stitch Crochet Blanket!
If you’re interested in finding more patterns for striped crochet blankets, you may like how I mixed variegated yarn with solid for a beautiful look for this Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket.
Whatever style of blanket you’re hoping to make, if you’re wanting to use Bernat’s blanket yarn, you definitely need to see my Bernat Blanket Yarn Projects compilation post.
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