Candy Scrap Blanket

The Candy Scrap Blanket is easy to make and a great way to use up any extra yarn left over from other projects. The pattern uses the Suzette Stitch; to do this, single crochet and double crochet in the first stitch, skip the next stitch, and repeat. To make this blanket, I used Yarn Bee Sugar Wheel Cotton that I purchased at a Hobby Lobby Clearance Sale. I put off using it because it was self-striping, but I prefer to separate the colors into different cakes so that I can control the color changes. The colorways for each cake were not the same; I just grouped like colors together.

Caking up each color presented a different problem. The amounts of each color were not the same. If I made the same number of rows for each stipe, I would run out of some colors before the end of the blanket. The great thing about making your own blanket is you make the rules for what it will be. I decided that the stripes didn’t need to be in any particular order. The number of rows for each color are 2 or 4 depending on how much of that color I had left of that color. There was more gray than any other color, so I used that to separate the colors.

To make this blanket you’ll need:

A crochet hook corresponding to the size of the yarn you’re using. (I used a 5mm hook.)

Yarn (I used 900 yards, #3 light weight yarn for baby blanket size 28″ W x 31″ L)

Tape Measure

Yarn needle


sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

hdc = half double crochet

st(s) = stitch / stitches

ch = chain


Change colors whenever you choose. This blanket uses 2 rows of gray between each section of color. If you change color on every even row, your yarn ends will be on the same side (which may be easier in the end). To give more texture, the first row of every color change is back loop only.

How to Make It

Chain 111 (or any even number + 1 for the desired width).

Row 1: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (110 sts.)

Row 2: *Skip the first st., sc and dc in the next stitch,* repeat from * to * until the end of the row ending with a sc and dc in the last st., ch 1, turn. (110 sts.)

Row 3: until the end: Repeat row 2 until you’ve reached the desired length.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.


Rounds 1 and 2: Sc in each stitch, placing 3 sc in the corner sts.

Round 3: Hdc in each st, placing 3 sc in the corner sts. (color change optional)

Fasten off, weave in remaining ends, and enjoy :).

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