Ribbon Candy Blanket: Quick and Easy Chunky Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

One of my most favorite parts about the cold weather is that it means we get to take out all of the cozy chunky crochet blankets to cuddle with by the fire. Being wrapped up in a warm blanket, reading a good book, and drinking a cup of tea is one of my favorite things! Since I hadn’t designed a chunky crochet blanket pattern yet, I knew that I wanted to make one this winter. Thus, the Ribbon Candy Blanket, my latest free crochet blanket pattern was born.

Inspiration

My biggest inspiration behind this striped crochet blanket was thinking of all of the gingerbread houses my family used to make when I was growing up. One of my favorite gingerbread house decorations was using ribbon candy on the roof or other parts of the house. There’s something so magical to me about ribbon candy. Maybe it’s the vintage feel, or the fun colors, but it always brings me back to Christmastime. This crochet blanket pattern captures all of the cozy winter feels in it!

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Construction

This quick and easy crochet chunky blanket is one of the easiest blankets you’ll ever make! It uses the same crochet stitch pattern, the lemon peel stitch, to make the whole thing. If you’ve never done the lemon peel stitch before, it’s made with single and double crochets, so it’s super simple. You can learn how to do it in my Lemon Peel Stitch Crochet Tutorial. The stripes are made by switching yarn colors at the ends of the row, which means there are no complicated color changes. This crochet blanket pattern is also super customizable, so you can make it in any size you want. I’ve created a video tutorial too on my Youtube channel so that it’s even easier for you! Click here to view the video tutorial!

The Yarn

To make the coziest blanket possible, I used Bernat Blanket Yarn, which makes the comfiest and warmest blankets ever! Once you cuddle up with this blanket, you’re never going to want to leave your couch. If you’ve never used Bernat Blanket yarn before, it’s a super bulky chenille like yarn that creates the coziest fabric. I highly recommend it to use for this blanket! If you don’t like using this yarn, another type of super bulky yarn I like is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick. 

12 Days of Christmas Gifts

This blanket is a part of my 12 Days of Christmas Gifts event that features a new quick and easy crochet pattern each day. If you’re a last minute gift maker, then this event is for you! All of the patterns are super simple and fast to work up, so that you can make them in a day or an hour. Yes, you can make this blanket in just a day! You can find the list of all of the patterns that are a part of this event at: 12 Days of Christmas Gifts Free Crochet Pattern Event.

Sizes:

– Size Small (included in this post): 42” x 64”

– Size Medium and Large will be available in the ad free pdf releasing tomorrow. Sorry about the delay! Lots going on with this event!

Supplies:

  • Bernat Blanket Yarn (Super Bulky weight 6 yarn) in 3 colors:
    • Antique White (Main Color) 4 skeins, 220 yards
    • Burgundy Plum (CC1) 1 skein, 220 yards
    • Sage 1 (CC2) skein, 220 yards
    • These 3 colors I got at Joann’s, but you can get other colors on Amazon here.
  • 10mm crochet hook
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

  • MC = Main Color
  • CC1 = Contrast Color 1
  • CC2 = Contrast Color 2
  • Ch = Chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • This pattern is made in one piece.
  • Ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
  • Want to avoid crochet mistakes while crocheting this pattern? Learn how to avoid them with my blog post: 10 Mistakes Common Mistakes Crocheters Make and How to Avoid Them.
  • Color changes are made at the very end of the row.
  • I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.

Ribbon Candy Blanket Video Tutorial:

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Ribbon Candy Blanket Pattern:

Starting with MC

Row 1: Ch 101, starting in 2nd ch from hook, *sc 1, dc 1 repeat from * 49 more times

Row 2-6: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times

Switch to CC1

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times

Switch back to MC

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times

Switch to CC2

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times

Switch to MC

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times

Switch to CC2

Row 11: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times

Switch to MC

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times

Switch to CC1

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times

Switch to MC

Row 14-17: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times

Switch to CC1:

Row 18-23: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times

Switch to MC

Row 24-25: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times

Switch to CC2

Row 26: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times

Switch to MC

Row 27-40: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times [100]

Switch to CC1

Row 41: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times [100]

Switch to MC

Row 42-43: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times [100]

Switch to CC2

Row 44-49: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times [100]

Switch to MC

Row 50-53: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times [100]

Switch to CC1

Row 54: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times [100]

Switch to MC

Row 55: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times [100]

Switch to CC2

Row 56: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times [100]

Switch to MC

Row 57-58): Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times [100]

Switch to CC2

Row 59: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times [100]

Switch to MC

Row 60: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times [100]

Switch to CC2

Row 61: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times [100]

Switch to CC1

Row 62: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times [100]

Switch to MC

Row 63-68: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1, dc 1, repeat from * 49 more times [100]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Now you’re all done with your blanket! I hope you and your loved ones stay nice and cozy with this blanket! If you make a blanket of your own, be sure to tag me on Instagram @eclairemakery and use the hashtag #eclairemakery. I’d love to share your projects!

Happy stitching,

~Claire

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4 COMMENTS

  1. sally baumeister | 11th Dec 19

    How do I save this pattern? Thank you for your generosity.

    • Claire Goodale | 11th Dec 19

      The pdf version will be available tomorrow! Be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you can be among the first to know when it’s live!

  2. Merry | 11th Dec 19

    I so love the pattern for the blanket but wish I knew the size of it. In the video it says there are sizes and I went thru the pattern more than twice and didn’t see any sizes. Would u please give me the sizes.
    Thanks
    Merry

    • Claire Goodale | 11th Dec 19

      So sorry about that! I forgot to list the dimensions! I’ve listed it now. This free version is for the size small, which measures 42” x 64”. The other two sizes will be available in the pdf I’m releasing tomorrow. I’ve got so much going on with this event that I was only able to get the free version today!

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