Pastel Rainbow Baby Blanket


Pastel Rainbow Baby Blanket

With a blanket that measures 36 x 36", any little baby is sure to stay cozy in this fabulous crochet design. The Pastel Rainbow Baby Blanket is done in single crochet with five coordinating crochet colors.

This finished baby blanket pattern features a zig-zag effect produced by the surprisingly easy-to-stitch ripple stitch.

If you're just learning how to crochet a blanket, this is a great project for you to work on because it's an easy crochet pattern to work up. Your little one will be warm, cozy and stylish in this gorgeous pastel baby blanket. 

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Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge18 sts = 4” in pattern stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeBlanket measures 36” x 36”

Materials List

  • RED HEART® “Soft Baby Steps®”:3 Balls 9600 White A, 1 Ball each 9505 Aqua B, 9620 Baby Green C, 9700 Baby Pink D, 9590 Lavender E
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].

Love ripple blankets? Try working up a full-sized one for your living room with the Tricolored Crochet Chevron Afghan Pattern!


  1. With A, ch 157.

  2. Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip next ch, * sc in next 4 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 4 ch **, skip next 2 ch; repeat from * to last 2 ch, end at **, skip next ch, sc in last ch – 156 sc.

  3. Row 2: Working in back loops only, ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, skip next sc, * sc in next 4 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc **, skip next 2 sc; repeat from * to last 2 sc, end at **, skip next sc, sc in last sc.

  4. Repeat Row 2 for pattern stitch, working * 2 rows with B, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with E; repeat from * twice more.

  5. Repeating Row 2, work 68 rows with A. * Work 2 rows with E, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with B; repeat from * twice more.

  6. Work 2 rows with A.

  7. Fasten off.

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Could this exact same pattern be done using double crochet instead of single crochet?

This is such a beautiful baby blanket. I love all things baby, but this one is the best of all things I like. I think the ripple stitch makes the best baby blanket. If you do not like the colors used on the ends, it is easy enough to pick colors you like and substitute them. I would choose shades of blue for a boy, or blue and green.

I have attempted to make a chevron pattern before and I seem to have a gap where it is not suppose to be. After looking at the video for directions, I see the error of my ways and now I know I can create these lovely chevron items and they will be beautiful, without the unwanted gap.

It is hard to believe that you can create this with a few colors of yarn and two rows of directions. The possibilities are endless. My first thought is to have the main color pink with coordination colors for a girl and blue for a boy. Such a simple pattern with beautiful results.

I have made 2 of this pattern, came out beautiful

What a wonderful thing to be able to get your crocheting friends together and to make an entire lot of these to give to a hospital for the new moms. Or, for the NICU. Such a great item for charity. Inexpensive for you to make, a fun stitch to do, and you will be doing such good for others.

I love the ripple design. It was the first afghan design I made. It actually came as a kit. After that I just kept making them. I must have made a dozen of them for family and friends. It's such an easy stitch. You can make it in solid colors or stripes. I made solids with colored edges or with tassels.

I love this pattern, this baby blanket is a classic and the colors used on this project are perfect for either a boy or girl for when you need a gift for a baby shower, but just arent sure what to get or make. Very straight forward instructions and easy to make. Thank you.

Once I got going on this I found it really easy to do whilst sitting in front of the telly, I found it easiest to copy the pattern out onto paper for easy reference. I made one for my new nephew and was amaze don't at how quickly it worked up and looks fab. I did substitute yellow for the pink as it was for a boy but the pastel colours worked really well together. The sizing is good for a Moses basket or pram blanket.

This is similar to what I'm doing now. Good thing the pattern is right in front for easy reference to crocheters like me. So cute.

I have made this blanket twice the second one I made it a bit wider, it was a great pattern to do and finished blanket looked great. A good way to use up left over wool as well

What is the formula for increasing the width? Thanks!

Plan to make it with different colors. Very pretty pattern.

How can I download this to see how to make it in different sizes?

I've been using this patten since the 70's. Even done one in John Deere colors. Also Black and White, which looks cool. Even used multicolored yarns which turned out very well. Enjoy

This is a fantastic pattern for a baby. I have done two, one for my son's little boy and my niece's little girl. Because of the nature of the pattern it was easy to make the colours fit. I live in the UK so have to change to the UK crochet stitch but managed it, would recommend this pattern as it is really lovely when don

Beautiful colours and design. I give this pattern 5 stars

I have made 2 of these blankets and they are beautiful. The first one I did as the pattern suggests and the second one I added a sequence of the colors in the middle of the afghan with 20 rows of white on each side. I put the colors at each end and it was lovely. One was a gift for my friend's new grandsone to be born in July. Alaskan Transplant


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