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Free 4 Color Crochet Blanket Pattern

4 Color crochet blanket pattern finished model in red, teal, and blue on a gray couch with a cream wall, white door, and tile floor in the background. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

A 4 color crochet blanket pattern made in strips

Belfonte Blanket is a 4 color crochet blanket made in strips. The strips are crocheted separately and then joined together to make the blanket. After joining the strips the whole blanket is edged.

The free pattern found here in this post includes the instructions for the throw size of the blanket as seen in the photos. The premium, ad-free paid PDF includes instructions for baby, crib, throw, twin, queen, king, and California king sizes.

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What yarn to use for this 4 color crochet blanket

The yarn used in this blanket is the lovely premium acrylic Anthem worsted from Cascade Yarns. You should be able to purchase this yarn from your local yarn shop. If they don’t have it, they can probably order it for you. You will need a neutral for the center of each strip and the edging, plus however many colors you want for your strips. The yardage numbers are below in the pattern.

I used an I (5.5 mm) crochet hook for my blanket. My favorite crochet hooks are the Streamline resin hooks from Furl’s Fiberarts.

Set of five Fulr's streamline resin crochet hooks on a wooden stand with a wooden surface, a plant, and a white crochet piece in the background.

I also recommend having several locking stitch markers on hand. These come in very handy when crocheting the long foundation chain of each strip. I like to place a stitch marker in every 20th chain as I work to make counting easier.

And of course, you will need a tapestry needle for weaving in your ends when you are all finished stitching the blanket.

Fall Bliss to Winter Warmth Blog Hop

My Belfonte Blanket is one of the featured patterns on November 20, 2023 for the Fall Bliss to Winter Warmth Blog Hop hosted by Itchin’ For Some Stitchin’ and Ned & Mimi. This means that on November 20th only you can get the premium version of this crochet pattern, included all 7 blanket sizes, as a free download!

First up, if you don’t want to “hop” between websites for the free download, or if you’ve missed some of the free patterns in this event, you can get all of them now, including the Belfonte Blanket premium pattern, by purchasing the pattern bundle. The price of the bundle is hugely discounted over the cost of purchasing all of the patterns individually, so you are still getting a great deal!

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Where to get this 4 color crochet blanket pattern

This crochet throw blanket pattern is free right here in this blog post, just scroll down for the free version.

If you decide to use the free version, please bookmark this page and come back to it when you work on your project rather than trying to print or screenshot the page. Your time on this page helps me get paid for my work, so thank you!

You also have the option to purchase an ad-free premium version of this crochet pattern that includes instructions for 7 different crochet blanket sizes from a baby snuggle blanket to a California king bedspread!

Close up photo of a 4 color crochet blanket made in strips. The main strip shown here is red with black cluster stitches in the center and a ruffle along both sides of the center. You can see the edges of blue and teal strips on either side of the red strip. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Belfonte Blanket, a 4 Color Crochet Blanket Pattern

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Available Sizes: Throw Blanket. Want instructions for additional sizes? Purchase the premium version of this pattern for six additional sizes!

Finished Measurements: 56 inches along ends of strips x 64 inches along side of strips.

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Anthem (100% Acrylic; 186 yds; 100 g; yarn weight category: 4/medium/worsted): 3 skeins #58 Jet, 4 skeins #73 Blue Iris, 4 skeins #35 Raspberry, and 4 skeins #46 Deep Teal.

Crochet Hook: I (5.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: Locking st markers are optional, but recommended, tapestry needle.

Gauge: Strip with 4 cluster sts in center = About 4 ¾ inches wide x 4 ¼ inches long.

Finished Measurements: 56 inches along ends of strips x 64 inches along side of strips.

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Anthem (100% Acrylic; 186 yds; 100 g; yarn weight category: 4/medium/worsted): 3 skeins #58 Jet, 4 skeins #73 Blue Iris, 4 skeins #35 Raspberry, and 4 skeins #46 Deep Teal.

Crochet Hook: I (5.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: Locking st markers are optional, but recommended, tapestry needle.

Gauge: Strip with 4 cluster sts in center = About 4 ¾ inches wide x 4 ¼ inches long.

Notes

Blanket is made in strips that are joined together after completing all strips, then the whole blanket is edged.

This pattern uses standard US terms. For help with abbreviations, get my free, printable crochet abbreviations list here.

See this tutorial for help with basic crochet stitches.

Special Stitches

3-dc cluster: [Yo, insert hook in designated ch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Standing dc join: With sl knot on your hook, yo, using your finger to hold the sl knot and yo in place, insert hook in designated st, still holding sl knot and yo in place, yo, pull up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops] 2 times. See this video for help with this joining method.

4 Color crochet blanket in teal, blue, red, and black. The blanket is made in strips with center of each strip in black. A small brass crescent moon piece sits on the folded blanket. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Blanket Strip (make 12 total, 4 in each color)

With Jet ch 182.

Tip: Mark every 20th ch with a st marker to make it easier to count.

Row 1: 3-Dc cluster in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch 3 counts as dc), *ch 2, skip 2 chs, 3-dc cluster in next ch, repeat from * across, dc in last ch – 60 cluster sts. Fasten off. Turn.

Row 2 (WS): With Blue Iris, Raspberry, or Deep Teal, standing dc join in first st, *skip cluster st, 3 dc in next ch sp, repeat from * to last 2 sts, skip last cluster st, dc in last st, turn – 179 sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in first st, *sc in next st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * across to last st, sc in last st, turn – 134 sts.

Photo of a small crochet piece showing the top edge of Row 2. Arrows and text label the front and back loops. Additional text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.
Row 3 is worked in front loops only.

Row 4: Ch1, working in free loops of Row 2, dc in each st of Row 2, turn – 179 sts. See a short video tutorial for Rows 3 and 4 here.

Close up of a small crochet piece in mauve and black. Three white arrows mark some of the free loops of Row 2 into which the stitches of Row 4 will be placed. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.
Row 4 is worked into the free loops from Row 2. Three free loops are marked with arrows.

Row 5: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in each stitch across. Fasten off.

Repeat Rows 2-5 along other side of Row 1 beginning with WS facing. Fasten off.

Blanket Joining

You can use any joining method you prefer to join the strips together. I used the Flat Slip Stitch Joining Method as explained below. For a video demonstration of this joining technique see this tutorial.

While joining, always insert hook through sts from front to back.

Place first and second strips long side by long side so that the line between them runs horizontally in front of you.

With yarn to match first strip, make a slip knot and place it on hook. Insert hook through back loop of first st of first strip, insert hook through back loop of first st of second strip, yo and pull through both chs and loop on hook. As you continue, keep working yarn below strips and hook so that when you yo you are pulling the working yarn from underneath your join.

*Insert hook through back loop of next st of second strip, insert hook through back loop of next st of first strip, yo, pull through both sts and loop on hook, insert hook through back loop of next st of first strip, insert hook through back loop of next st of second strip, yo, pull through both sts and loop on hook, repeat from * across in every st along edges of the two strips. Fasten off.

Repeat this process between the next two strips, and so on until all strips have been joined.

Blanket Edging

With Jet (join with sl st, ch 1, 3 sc) in one corner st at the start of the last row of dc along the side of one edge strip, *sc in each st across to last st of side, 3 sc in last st, turn blanket to work across next side, sc in in each of next 2 row ends, skip next two row ends, 9 dtr in center row end of strip, skip next 2 row ends, 3 sc over next 2 row ends, [3 sc over next 2 row ends, skip next 2 row ends, 9 dtr in center row end of strip, skip next 2 row ends, 3 sc over next 2 row ends] 10 times, 3 sc over next 2 row ends, skip next 2 row ends, 9 dtr in center row end of strip, skip next 2 row ends, sc in each of next 2 row ends*, turn blanket to work across next side, 3 sc in first st of next side, repeat from * to **, sl st in first st to join – 12 fans plus 72 additional sts along each row end side; 179 sts along other 2 sides; 1 additional st at each corner. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Enjoy!

And that finishes this 4 color crochet blanket pattern! What colors did you use for yours? Who did you make it for? I’d love to see your finished blanket! You can share it on Instagram and tag me or you can join my Facebook group and share it there.

Happy crocheting!

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Red, teal, and purple crochet strips joined into a blanket. Each strip has a center of black cluster stitches with colored ruffles along each side of center. A yellow panel with text reads: Throw blanket crochet pattern. Get the free pattern from Banana Moon Studio.
Purple, red, and teal crochet strips joined into a blanket. Each strip has a center of black cluster stitches edged by ruffles in the color of the strip. White and purple panels with text read: Banana Moon Studio. Throw blanket crochet pattern. Free pattern.
Red, teal, and blue crochet blanket made of strips hanging over a wooden deck rail with trees in the background. White and purple panels with text read: Free crochet pattern. Throw blanket. Banana Moon Studio.
Close up photo of a crochet strip that is part of a blanket. The center of the strip is black cluster stitches edged by purple ruffles. A white panel with text reads: Throw blanket free crochet pattern. Banana Moon Studio.
Red, teal, and purple crochet strips joined together into a crochet blanket. A white panel with text reads: Free crochet pattern. Throw blanket. Banana Moon Studio.

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  1. Question on Row 5: Do you crochet into the stitches from both rows 3 and 4 (to bring the 2 rows back together) or just row 4?