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Double Strand Scrap Blanket | Free Crochet Pattern

Whether you have a ton of yarn you’d like to use up or you want to make a mindless, colorful blanket, you’re going to love the Double Strand Scrap Blanket. This free crochet pattern is easy, beginner friendly, and works up fairly quickly for a blanket. This pattern holds double strands throughout the entire blanket but I’ll give you tips on how to work with multiple strands along the way.

With 9 total colors this double scrap scrap blanket is a very colorful free crochet pattern

Yes, I know. Another pattern of mine is using multiple strands! As you can tell, I am obsessed with this technique and should probably put together my own little roundup of my double stranded crochet patterns. But this is a stash busting blanket, so using double strands is a great way to reduce your stash quickly.

I absolutely love being a part of the Design Create Repeat Blog Hops every few months because they really give me the opportunity to think outside the box. I had no stash busting patterns when I learned about the topic of this blog hop. And I had never created a stash buster so I had no idea what to do!


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So I went through my stash and found a bunch of colors that I purchased to make another pattern, but I thought about it and I just wasn’t feeling that pattern anymore. And because the colors were so random I didn’t know what else I would be able to make with them.

That’s when I thought I would put multiple strands together. It might just be me, but I always have a lot of white yarn in my stash. I don’t even feel like I use much of it, but there’s always a surplus of white yarn.

So I thought, to get rid of all of this white yarn, I’ll hold a strand with each color. To be honest, I did not think this was going to work out. But as I started going, it started turning into this wonderfully beautiful blanket that my son has now claimed his own.


To Stash Bust or Not To Stash Bust?

If you read the story behind the Double Strand Scrap Blanket, it was absolutely a stash buster in my case. But it turned out so beautifully that you could just purchase these colors and put them together as I did.

If you do want to use the same colors, I used Caron Simply Soft and held a strand of Off White with each of the colors in the order below:

  1. Harvest Red
  2. Chocolate
  3. Pumpkin
  4. Robins Egg
  5. Dark Sage
  6. Sunshine
  7. Cobalt Blue
  8. Chartreuse

If you are creating this crochet pattern as a stash buster, just go for it! Keep reading for some tips on making this pattern your own.


Tips for Using the Double Strand Scrap Blanket Crochet Pattern to Bust Your Stash

First things first, you’ll need white yarn. White yarn always looks pretty with any color you match it up with.

I don’t know about you, but I always have a surplus of white yarn so that’s why I decided to test it out. I used 3 skeins of Caron Simply Soft in Off White, but you can use any medium weight yarn.

A great substitute would be Lion Brand Pound of Love because it’s such a large skein and I think you would only need one, but don’t take my word on that.

After you have your white yarn, make a couple test swatches like the one I made below. This will help you to see if you really do like the colors together. It will also help you practice working with multiple strands if you haven’t already.

Half double crochet swatch holding multiple strands for the double strand scrap blanket

Next, line up your colors to make sure you like the order.

For my blanket, I was able to create an even amount of rows for each color (because I’m OCD and I couldn’t look at it any other way), but if you’re using random scraps of yarn in your stash, you may not have enough of a certain color.

Don’t let that stop you! Make it your own.

I think it would look pretty unique if you used different colors, with some rows longer than others. But before starting the next color, crochet a line of just white to separate them. If you do this, I would love to see it!

You can always share your makes with me by tagging me on Instagram or Facebook @sigonimacaroni.


Crocheting With Multiple Strands

As I said before, I just love crocheting with multiple strands! It can make something so simple look so beautiful, as you can tell with this Double Strand Scrap Blanket Crochet Pattern 😉

If you’ve never crocheted with multiple strands, it’s not as hard as you think! Here are a few tips:

  • Pull from the center for each skein so they don’t get tangled together
  • When you’re making each stitch, be sure that your hook is catching both strands as you go
  • Cut your yarn and tie off before you start a new color rather than seamlessly changing colors. With this pattern specifically, since we’re holding a strand of white throughout, changing colors that way would only make things more complicated. Plus -bonus- you’ll know that your strands are extra secure!

For more tips on crocheting with multiple strands of yarn, head over to this article that includes written and video tips.


Double Strand Scrap Blanket Crochet Pattern

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Materials

  • Caron Simply Soft (#4 medium; 100% acrylic; 315yds)
    • 3 skeins Off White
    • 1 skein:
      • Harvest Red
      • Chocolate
      • Pumpkin
      • Robins Egg
      • Dark Sage
      • Sunshine
      • Cobalt Blue
      • Chartreuse

Abbreviations

*All Sigoni Macaroni patterns are written in standard US terms *

  • Ch – Chain
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • MC – Main Color
  • AC – Accent Color
  • St – Stitch

Finished Measurements

  • 36″ x 36″

Gauge

  • 9 hdc x 7 rows = 4″

Notes

  • Two strands of yarn are held together throughout the entire pattern.
  • Ch 2 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch
  • Every time I finished a section with an accent color (7 rows per color), I tied off my work and started the next row with the new colors.
  • Because this pattern uses 9 colors total and you may be using different colors, I’ve labeled them as follows:
    • Color
      • A – Off White
      • B – Harvest Red
      • C – Chocolate
      • D – Pumpkin
      • E – Robins Egg
      • F – Dark Sage
      • G – Sunshine
      • H – Cobalt Blue
      • I – Chartreuse

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Double Strand Scrap Blanket Crochet Pattern

Instructions

Holding a strand of Color A and a strand of Color B

Ch 83

Row 1: Hdc into the third ch from hook and each ch down. Ch 2, turn. (81)

Row 2: Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (81)

Rows 3-7: Rep Row 2

Holding two strands of Color A

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc in each st across.

Holding a strand of Color A and a strand of Color C

Rows 9-15: Ch 2, hdc in each st across. Turn work.

Holding two strands of Color A

Row 16: Ch 2, hdc in each st across.

Holding a strand of Color A and a strand of Color D

Rows 17-23: Ch 2, hdc in each st across. Turn work.

Holding two strands of Color A

Row 24: Ch 2, hdc in each st across.

Holding a strand of Color A and a strand of Color E

Rows 25-31: Ch 2, hdc in each st across. Turn work.

Holding two strands of Color A

Row 32: Ch 2, hdc in each st across.

Holding a strand of A and a strand of Color F

Rows 33-39: Ch 2, hdc in each st across. Turn work.

Holding two strands of A

Row 40: Ch 2, hdc in each st across.

Holding a strand of Color A and a strand of Color G

Rows 41-47: Ch 2, hdc in each st across. Turn work.

Holding two strands of Color A

Row 48: Ch 2, hdc in each st across.

Holding a strand of Color A and a strand of Color H

Rows 49-55: Ch 2, hdc in each st across. Turn work.

Holding two strands of Color A

Row 56: Ch 2, hdc in each st across.

Holding a strand of Color A and a strand of Color I

Rows 57-63: Ch 2, hdc in each st across. Turn work.

Tie off, weave in all ends.

Double Strand Scrap Blanket laid out on the couch

Thank you so much for your interest in this pattern! I hope you love yours as much as I love mine.

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12 Comments

  1. Thank you for the pattern. Quick question: At the end of each row, you have the number (31). Usually when I see something like this, it means the number of stitches in the row, but that can’t be right here since you chain. 83 to begin. Is it supposed to be 81?

    1. Hi Sandy!

      Yes it’s supposed to be 81. So sorry about that. I’m not sure what I was thinking when I wrote that. Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention. I’ve now fixed it within the post and within the printable PDF.

      Thank you!
      – Sigoni

  2. I am trying to download the free PDF but it says it is 1.97 dollars, is there a password I missed somewhere?

  3. Hi just trying to download but it is a paid pattern in Ravelry, is there a coupon code?

    1. Hi Mary!

      The PDF download was only available as a free download for 24 hours and unfortunately that ended this morning. You can still access the pattern for free here on the blog!

  4. I saw this pattern last week and started making it, same yarn and colors, a few days ago. I love the double strands and the colors. I can’t find chartreuse Caron color yarn (have been to four stores) but will find another similar color. I love it.

    1. Hi Candy! I’m so glad you love the blanket. I’m sorry you’re having trouble finding Chartreuse. That might be a color you can only find on their website. That’s where I purchased mine. But I just checked and that color is out of stock anyway unfortunately. I hope you can find something similar!

      1. Hi. I just finished the size as stated in your pattern including the color pattern, however, I want mine a bit longer so I’m continuing and mixing up second round of colors a bit. I may have to make one for myself. This first one I’m working on is going to a friend and her husband who just bought a second home in Pensacola Fl and who live in Louisiana. I believe this blanket will be perfect in either home. I’ll post a picture when I’m finished with it. Thank you! Candy
        I’ve checked on line for the missing color and decided to get a soft blue instead.

  5. I enjoy crochet, but it always has issues with being consistent and all work alike. Since I tried this with no instruction, I usually quit before completion. I would like to complete a project correctly.

    1. Hi Susan!

      We can work on that. I talk a lot about tension in a few different places and that sounds like something that you might want to learn more about. Tension can be hard to get the hang of, but once you get it down you will start seeing improvement with your consistency. I highly suggest you check out my FREE training, Common Mistakes & How To Fix Them that you can sign up for here: https://www.subscribepage.com/common-mistakes-training

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