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Zipper Stripe Blanket

The Zipper Stripe Blanket came about when I wanted to make a unisex design – it’s kind of like a Granny Stripe, but I didn’t want to use the word “Granny” 🙂

To make the blanket, I like to use the yarn held double, but it isn’t necessary.

Pattern (US Terms):

Foundation Chain: Start off by chaining an even number of stitches plus 3 (for turning)

I make my chain a tad smaller than what I want my final measurement to be because this blanket has a tendency to expand on row 2.

Row 1: DC in the 3rd chain from hook and in all chains across.

You should have an odd number of stitches.

Chain 2 and turn work.

I also recommend an alternate method: Turn work without chaining up, work SC in first DC and chain 1. This is what I do.

Row 2 (Pattern row): Work DC *between* the first and second DC of the row below. Skip 2 DC, and 2DC between the DC of the row below. Repeat across blanket until you reach the final 2 DC. Skip 1 DC and DC in last DC. Chain 2 and turn work.

In this blanket, except for at either end, you will be working between DC stitches, not in a chain space or into a stitch like normal. 

Repeat Row 2 for length of blanket.

Working with yarn held double gives more depth and texture to the piece. I like DK yarn doubled with a size 9mm hook. Or use any yarn with any hook! 🙂

I change color every other row to create the zipper effect. On my blankets, every other “zipper” stripe is white. To minimize yarn ends from color changes, work 2 rows white, don’t cut the yarn, attach new color and work 2 rows, carrying white yarn up the edge. This way, you only cut yarn on every other color.

There are a lot of color options with this blanket! I like this pattern because it makes a nice and sturdy piece and you get the granny stripe effect.

Have fun and let me know if I can clarify something! 🙂





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  2. Anne Marie says

    What thickness did you use (double) and what size crochet hook also please?

  3. Kim says

    What size was your completed piece and how many chains did u start with?? 🙂

    • Oooooo this was years ago!!! I literally couldn’t tell you.. But I do remember I used worsted weight yarn, doubled up.. And I believe this piece was 60″ square-ish hehe.. Glad you like it! And thanks for reminding me about this blast from the past! 🙂

      Happy crafting,
      Rachele C.

  4. Kim says

    I apologize, but can u tell me what brand/colors u used on the pictured blue afghan please 🙂

    • No problem! At that time I was only using Hobby Lobby “I Love this Yarn” and red heart super saver.. I used them both together for projects.
      – RC

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