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about the Striped Bliss Blanket


Now it’s time to learn all about the Striped Bliss Blanket so you’ll know exactly what we’re making.

I love hearing from you in my Homelea Lass Facebook group so pop in and tell me how you’re going, ask me your questions and share your progress photos. I love seeing what you’re up to on Instagram too, so tag your photos with @homelealass #homelealass #hlblissblanket.


what we’re making

We’re making a Bliss Blanket that has 12 coloured stripes. The stripes can be done in any colour and are done by seamlessly joining the yarn at the start and end of the row.

The gorgeous loops and lines of this blanket are created by double crochet (US single crochet) stitches that are worked through the front loop of the stitch below. The stitches on the edges of the blanket are worked through both loops to give the blanket structure and strength.

There are 5 parts to making the Striped Bliss Blanket:

  • part 1 – foundation chain to row 10
  • part 2 – rows 11 to 23
  • part 3 – rows 24 to 35
  • part 4 – rows 36 to 49
  • part 5 – finish off your blanket


The Striped Bliss Blanket in the image below has 6 different coloured stripes, repeated twice. The stripe colours are minna pink, vintage purple, grey, indigo blue, mint green and charcoal grey.
The main colour is natural.


the blanket size

It’s time to start filling in your Progress Worksheet! Go to “the blanket size I’m making” and complete it with the info from down below.

The Striped Bliss Blanket is 1.5m (4.9ft) across the length of the rows, and 1.2m (3.9ft) high.

Because of the weight and stretchiness of this blanket, the sizes and gauge are indicators only. It’s handy to measure your Striped Bliss Blanket as you’re making it to check it’s the width that you want.


gauge / tension

  • 9 stitches in 20cm (7.9in)
  • 8 rows in 20cm (7.9in)


how to make a different size

Making a different sized Striped Bliss Blanket is easy. Here are a few different ways to do it:

  • increase or decrease the number of stitches in the foundation chain and subsequent rows, or
  • increase or decrease the number of rows, or
  • change the size of your yarn and/or crochet hook to change both the width and height.


skill level – easy

The Striped Bliss Blanket uses simple stitch patterns and I recommend making it after the Warm Heart Blanket.


what you’ll learn

This is what you’ll learn while making the Striped Bliss Blanket:

  • slip knot
  • chain
  • double crochet (UK terminology) / single crochet (US terminology)
  • double crochet through the front loop only (UK terminology) / single crochet through the front loop only (US terminology)
  • seamless colour joins at the start and end of the row
  • how to fasten off
  • how to weave in ends


what you’ll need to know

It helps to know how to do these stitches and techniques before starting the Bliss Blanket:

  • how to wind a skein into a ball
  • counting stitches
  • checking the row length
  • have done some crocheting before