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Kid’s Crochet Rainbow Blanket

Updated June 05, 2019
Kids Crochet Rainbow Blanket
Kids Crochet Rainbow Blanket
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Make playtime more creative with this vibrant Kid's Crochet Rainbow Blanket. With eye-catching rainbow colors and fun little tassels adorning the corners, this crochet blanket pattern is sure to be a lot of fun to make and use once completed. You can easily use the finished project as a blanket, mini rug, or a fantastic home decoration. With such stunning results, why not use this free crochet blanket pattern to spark some imagination? Find out how easy this crochet kid's blanket pattern is to make and use your crochet skills to create this wonderful project.

NotesBlanket is worked in joined rounds with right side facing throughout.

Easy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge12 dc = 4" (10 cm) in double crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished Size45" x 45" (114 cm x 114 cm).

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 528 Medium Purple A, 886 Blue B, 512 Turqua C, 672 Spring Green D, 324 Bright Yellow E, 254 Pumpkin F, 390 Hot Red G, 706 Perfect Pink H
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

Blanket

  1. Round 1: With A, make an adjustable loop, ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch 3 here and throughout), [work 3 dc into ring, ch 3] 3 times, work 2 dc into ring, slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-6 to join – 12 dc and 4 ch-3 spaces.

  2. Round 2: Slip st to second ch of first ch-3 space, ch 6, dc in same ch, [dc in next ch, dc in each dc to next ch-3 space, dc in next ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch] 3 times, dc in next ch, dc in each dc across to first ch-3 space, dc in next ch, slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-6 – 28 dc, 4 ch-3 spaces.

  3. Rounds 3-6: With A, repeat Round 2, increasing 16 dc each round.

  4. Rounds 7-12: With B, repeat Round 2, increasing 16 dc each round.

  5. Rounds 13-17: With C, repeat Round 2, increasing 16 dc each round.

  6. Rounds 18-22: With D, repeat Round 2, increasing 16 dc each round.

  7. Round 23-26: With E, repeat Round 2, increasing 16 dc each round.

  8. Rounds 27-30: With F, repeat Round 2, increasing 16 dc each round.

  9. Rounds 31-33: With G, repeat Round 2, increasing 16 dc each round.

  10. Rounds 34-36: With H, repeat Round 2, increasing 16 dc each round. Fasten off.

Finishing

  1. Tassels

    Cut two pieces of any color yarn, 20" [51 cm] long, and holding lengths together, knot in one ch-3 corner space. Cut 10 lengths of each color, each 10" [25 cm] long. Holding 80 lengths together, lay pieces centered across the knotted corner length. Tie the corner length tightly around the center of the 80 lengths to secure. Fold pieces in half, tucking corner lengths ends into bundle. Cut two more pieces of any color yarn, 20" [51 cm] long, and holding lengths together, knot around bundle, 1" [2.5 cm] from previous knot to make a tassel. Trim Tassel ends evenly. Repeat to make a tassel in each corner.

    Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

Adjustable loop ring
Holding yarn a few inches [cms] from end, wrap around your finger. Do not remove wrap from finger, insert hook into wrap and draw up a loop of working yarn. Chain one to secure loop and remove ring from finger. Work stitches of first round in ring. Pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring.
A, B, C
Color A, B, C
ch
chain
cm
centimeters
dc
double crochet
mm
millimeters
st(s)
stitch(es)
[ ]
work directions in brackets the number of times specified
( )
work directions in parenthesis the number of times specified
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