Friday, April 27, 2012

Pink Stripes Baby Afghan Pattern

Pink Stripes Baby AfghanI've had several requests for the pattern for the Pink Stripes Baby Afghan that I posted a couple years ago so here it is.  It's a very simple and fast project.  The gauge isn't real important for this afghan.  You can make it larger or smaller by either changing the hook size or increasing/decreasing the number of chains in multiples of 3.  As written this comes out to be about 28 x 35 inches.  You can make it wider simply by working more rows.  As it is, it's a good size for bringing along on outings or to use on the floor as a playmat.

You'll need medium worsted weight yarn (yarn category "4") in three different shades - light (Color A), medium (Color B), dark (Color C).  For this one I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn.  I don't remember what the exact colors were called, but I used not quite a full skein of each in white, light dusty rose, and dark rose.  I used a size I crochet hook.

Closeup of Pink Stripes Baby AfghanAbbreviations: Ch = chain, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet

With Color A, ch 100.
(Ch 65 for 18" long premie or doll afghan. Ch 118 for 42" long baby afghan.)
Row 1:  2 dc in fourth ch from hook, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, *ch 2, 2 dc in same ch as last sc, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in last sc, sc in next ch-2 space, *ch 2, 2 dc in same ch-2 space, sc in next ch-2 space. Repeat from * across.

Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5:  Change to Color B.  Repeat Row 2.

Pink Stripes Baby Afghan - full viewRow 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7:  Change to Color C.  Repeat Row 2.

Row 8:  Repeat Row 2.

Row 9: Change to Color A.  Repeat Row 2.

Row 10:  Repeat Row 2.

Row 11: Change to Color B.  Repeat Row 2.

Row 12:  Repeat Row 2.

Continue repeating Row 2, working 2 rows of each color in stripe sequence established (Color A, then B, then C) until afghan is about 2" less than desired width, ending with Color A.  Work 3 more rows with Color A.  Fasten off, weave in ends.

Turn afghan around and join Color A with a sc in last sc (on the opposite side of the beginning chain).  Ch 2, 2 dc in same sc, sc in next ch-2 space, *ch 2, 2 dc in same ch-2 space.  Repeat from * to the end of the row.  Fasten off, weave in ends.

If you make this afghan I'd love to see a picture of it!  If you have any questions please let me know.


  1. Thanks so much Christine for catching my error in the starting chain count! The pattern now reflects the correct number of stitches in the starting chain.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!! I am using it right now to make a baby blanket and it's turning out so beautiful!! Plus an added bonus is that it's quick and easy!!

    Kristin from Ohio

  3. I made this blanket in pastels. I'll try to send a picture.
    It turned out really nice! Thanks!

  4. Made this for my sisters 1st grandson. Love the pattern, it only took me 4 days to finish. I will be making this afghan again. Thanks for sharing.

  5. It appears that you posted this pattern about 5 years ago, but I just discovered it and can't wait to make it up in similar shades for my baby great-niece. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

    1. You're welcome! I'd love to see a picture when you're finished. :)