Tooty Stripey Blanket by Tina's Allsorts

Tooty Stripey Blanket

July 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.5 mm
951 - 984 yards (870 - 900 m)
Approx. 25" x 30" (easily adjusted)
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for £1.50 GBP
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I put a huge amount of work into designing the Tooty Stripey Blanket and after 3 years and 17.5k free downloads, I applied a small optional fee - a sort of ‘buy me a coffee’ if you will. I hope you will choose to support my design work by opting to pay for it. But you are still very welcome to download it for free by simply putting the code Tooty in the coupon box at checkout.

PLEASE NOTE You will need to download the Tooty Stripey Blanket pattern here first (the pattern is CHART ONLY, no written instructions), then go to my blog to look for all the pattern notes that you’ll need regarding materials, tension, number of stitches, blocking, straightening the edges, adding a border etc, plus a short video on how to work the htr/fptr stitches.

I do now have a MUCH better pattern available and that is the one I would recommend. The Allsorts Blanket is the fully updated version of the Tooty Stripey Blanket - it is fully written, with computerised charts and plenty of photos. Find it here -

I wanted to make a stripey, mixed stitch blanket, which had lots and lots of texture and colour but more importantly, would be completely reversible.
I’ve designed my blanket so it has bobbles, popcorns and post stitches which are worked on both sides in such a way that there really isn’t a wrong side.

I used James Brett Supreme DK in the ten colours I could get hold of (in Spring 2017), plus one variegated. (The variegated could be replaced with a plain colour if you prefer.)

The colours I’m using are -

Pink (number 11)
Orange (19)
Yellow (20)
Green (7)
Blue (5)
Turquoise (21)
Pale Pink (18)
Lemon (2)
Mint (1)

Stonewashed - colour SW2

There are more colours than these in the range, these were simply the ones I could find on sale at the time.

My finished baby blanket weighed 303 grams, although this was not equally split between the colours - you will need to make sure you have 35g per colour to be in the safe side.

I have since made the blanket again in Stylecraft Special DK in rainbow colours which looked very effective. (You can find the list of colour names on my Springtime Baby Blanket project page.)
And also a pure merino throw sized version, combining different brands. (See them in the linked projects.)

Whilst the pattern was designed as a baby size, it can very easily be scaled up to adult size - indeed I am about to begin a 50” wide version! (See the link below.)
You can also vary your colours to give a completely different effect.

To show how versatile my pattern is, I have also made a large adult sized blanket too, which you can see here -

The fully written and updated version, The Allsorts Blanket is now available here -

If you are not familiar with reading crochet charts, I’ve just had a search online and found this website with lots of useful info to get you going. Happy Crocheting!!