Pastel Rainbow Baby Blanket
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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