Bright Strands Crochet Baby Blanket Crocheted in Afghan Stitch Using Three Different Yarn Colors

This pattern is from the book Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets by Sharon Silverman, published by Leisure Arts.

The Bright Strands Baby Blanket, Crocheted in Pink and White for a Baby Girl. The Blanket Pattern Design Is by Sharon Silverman. Crocheted and Photographed by Amy Solovay for KnittingandCrochet.net.
The Bright Strands Baby Blanket, Crocheted in Pink and White for a Baby Girl. The Blanket Pattern Design Is by Sharon Silverman. Crocheted and Photographed by Amy Solovay for KnittingandCrochet.net.

Perhaps you’re already familiar with the afghan stitch, which some people also call “Tunisian Simple Stitch.” It’s a popular stitch, and it’s easy to crochet.

Did you know that you can do colorwork patterns in this stitch?

I invite you to take a close look at the photo above for an example of one of the patterns that is possible.

If you haven’t yet learned how to do this, it’s one of the topics covered in Sharon Silverman’s book, Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets, published in 2014 by Leisure Arts.

Sharon designed the baby blanket you see pictured above, and the pattern for crocheting it is included in the book — along with 7 other Tunisian crochet baby blanket patterns. Along with this pattern, Sharon explains the afghan stitch colorwork technique in a way that’s clear, succinct and easy to understand.

The published baby blanket colorway is dramatically different from the one pictured here. The original color choices result in a boy-friendly look; the colors used are navy blue, white and yellow. It’s a lovely, trendy colorway that would be wonderful in contemporary nurseries.

Here I’ve re-colored the pattern into a more traditional pinks and white combination, which would be a nice colorway for a baby girl.

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