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Pastel Rainbow Baby Blanket

Pastel Rainbow Baby Blanket
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Spring is the perfect time to crochet this Pastel Rainbow Baby Blanket. The multicolored yarn used for this free crochet afghan pattern by Bernat makes this ideal for both baby boys and baby girls. Ripple afghans are easy to crochet and always tend to have a calming effect, which is great for babies. This homemade blanket will look great in any baby's nursery. It measures approximately 40 inches by 42 inches when complete.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Approx 40" x 42" [101.5 x 107 cm].


  • Bernat® Giggles (100 g/3.5 oz; 169 m/185 yds)
    Contrast A (56630 Oh Sunny Day) 1 ball
    Contrast B (56230 Giggling Green) 1 ball
    Contrast C (56320 Laughing Lavender) 1 ball
    Contrast D (56128 Cheerful Blue) 1 ball
    Contrast E (56420 Tickled Pink) 1 ball
    Contrast F (56005 White) 2 balls
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. H/8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

1 pat rep (23 sts) = 6¾" [17 cm]; 5 rows = 4" [10 cm]

Approx = Approximately.
Ch(s) = Chain(s).
Cont = Continue(ity).
Dc = Double crochet.
Pat = Pattern.
Rep = Repeat.
Sp(s) = Space(s).
St(s) = Stitch(es).
Yoh = Yarn over hook.

Stripe Pattern: Work 2 rows each of Ripple Pat in C, D, A, B, E and F. These 12 rows form Stripe Pat.

Using F, ch 141.
1st row: (RS). 3 dc in 6th ch from hook. (Ch 1. Miss next 2 ch. 3 dc in next ch) twice. Ch 1. Miss next 2 ch. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch. *(Ch 1. Miss next 2 ch. 3 dc in next ch) twice. Ch 1. Miss next 2 ch. (Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops n hook) 3 times in next ch. Yoh and draw through all 4 loops on hook – cluster made. Miss next 4 ch. Cluster in next ch. (Ch 1. Miss next 2 ch. 3 dc in next ch) twice. Ch 1. Miss next 2 ch. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch. Rep from * to last 11 ch. (Ch 1. Miss next 2 ch. 3 c in next ch) 3 times. Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 dc in last ch. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1). Miss first ch-1 sp. (3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 3 times. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. *(Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. (Cluster in next ch-1 sp) twice. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 4 ch-1 sps. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times. Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 dc in top of turning ch. Join C. Break F. Last row forms Ripple Pat.

Cont in Ripple Pat, keeping continuity of Stripe Pat, until Blanket measures approx 42" [107 cm], ending with 2 rows of F. Fasten off.
Pin Blanket to measurements and cover with damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.


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I have actually started my own version of this. Thanks for having the pattern here in front for easy reference to crocheters. This is easy to do. Hope to finish mine before the baby arrives.

I have restarted this pattern 5 times. This is my first ripple crochet I have done. There are no problems making any of the stitches, but starting with Row 2, it does not coordinate to ripple. Are each 3 DC, Ch3, 3 DC supposed to be above the previous one? Please help!

@swankatz 5709589, According to the pattern, and looking at the image itself, it seems as if each does coordinate and go on top of each other, which is how the point of each ripple is made. If this is still confusing you can always reach out directly to Bernat to see if they can help you. -editors of AllFreeCrochet

Yes, the 3dc, ch3, 3dc are worked into the chain space of the previous one. I worked a small sample because there are comments on as well. The mistake I made at first was working between the clusters in the valley of the ripple. There isn't a ch 1 space there. I hope this helps.

why can't I print this pattern?

Currently we do not have a print button directly on the page. For now you'll have to copy and paste into a Word document and print from there. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks - AllFreeCrochet Editors

Hi I printed it free from I'm having mega problems with it just like swankatz's comment above. I'm on my fourth attempt now and hope it will actually make sense. The picture says one thing but the actual instructions... anyway, I'll try again. Good luck and please let us know how you get on following the actual instructions I sooo curious.

wish you would have shown picture i can't read pattern but can work from picture


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