The As-We-Go Stripey Blanket

I am so incredibly excited about this project. So excited, in fact, that I started as soon as my yarn arrived in the mail!

Many of you know that I am scrambling to make/finish blanket projects for all of my siblings by Christmas. I designed the Harry Potter CAL for my eldest sister, the Princess & Villains CAL for my youngest sister, the Nintendo C2C Blanket for my eldest brother, and the Dino CAL for my youngest brother.

And then I got married and decided I needed to make a blanket for my sister-in-law. Thank goodness Mr. M. only has one sibling!

My sister-in-law and I like the same kinds of things–pretty, subdued colors, simple patterns, etc. I searched the internet for the perfect pattern, and I eventually found this amazing As-We-Go Stripey Blanket from Not Your Average Crochet.

As-We-Go Stripey Blanket. Photo belongs to Not Your Average Crochet.

This project is 131 rows of beautiful goodness. Following the designer’s recommendations (and all of your lovely advice!), I decided to make my own version of this blanket using Stylecraft Special DK yarns. You can see a full list of colors here, but I decided on the following colors:

  • Graphite (1063) – 4 skeins (this is my border color)
  • Silver (1203) – 3 skeins
  • Storm Blue (1722) – 3 skeins
  • Sage (1725) – 3 skeins
  • Parchment (1218) – 3 skeins

This is my first time using Stylecraft Yarns, and I cannot contain my love for the Special DK. This may be my new favorite yarn–and that’s saying a lot! And best of all, it only took about a week and a half to ship. That’s pretty good, since this yarn traveled to me from overseas!


And perhaps the best part of this project is the pattern itself. This pattern is well-designed, well-written, and full of incredibly detailed photos. There’s even a PDF version with photos AND a version without photos!

I’m already 8 rows into this project, and it’s all that I want to work on. The colors are gorgeous, and it’s actually pretty quick to work up–I did all 8 rows in one night!

If you’re looking for a gorgeous, simple project, I encourage you to join me and check out this As-We-Go Stripey Blanket. If I can do it, you can too!

Happy crafting!! <3 <3

5 thoughts on “The As-We-Go Stripey Blanket

  1. You have inspired me, This device blanket will be my next project .many thanks Moi ra NSW

  2. You have inspired me.This device blanket will be my next project .Many thanks MOIRA

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