Relaxing Rainbow Crochet Blanket
If you're stressed about work or the holidays, try working up this Relaxing Rainbow Crochet Blanket. We can guarantee that you won't want to stop crocheting this afghan.
The repetitiveness of the double crochet stitches and different colored stripes will ease your stress in no time. There's even a step by step tutorial with pictures if you need a little extra help. The bright colors will definitely put you in a better mood, too.
Our point is that you need to relax with your hook and yarn. The stunning and simple alternation between colors allows you to whip up a blanket that will add a pop of color to any space. If you're looking to make simple crochet blanket patterns for your home, consider repeating this pattern in a few color schemes.
Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)
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Sep 18, 2018
This is an excellent project for a beginner. It's very easy. You can use up yarn that you have left over, so you don't have to go out and buy more. And it's very pretty. I want to make it in pastels for a baby blanket. Add a scalloped edge and a tassel at each corner.
Jul 26, 2018
This is the perfect blanket to make if you have a lot of small amount of different colored yarn like I do. This would give you a chance to use up that yarn to create a beautiful blanket you can give as a gift to someone.
Apr 30, 2018
This pattern uses just one crochet stitch and that is the double crochet. It's an incredibly simple but very effective mixed stripe using two rows of crochet for each color. The simplicity of it makes it a hugely enjoyable project. Make sure to read the notes included because the pattern is written in UK terms.
Apr 30, 2018
Thanks so much for all of the additional information provided at the start of the pattern. All of the hints were worth reading. I can not wait to get started on the project. My niece will be moving out of the dorm soon and I would love to have this ready to present as a house or apartment warming gift.
Apr 25, 2018
People often ask me why I crochet and I express to them that it is a form of relaxation for me. Once I find a pattern and get started, if the directions are really clear and easy to follow it is not long before I am lost in the rhythm of the project and find myself relaxed. With my hands full, I tend to stay away from the mindless eating as well.
Sep 27, 2017
Tried this craft? What did you think?
Sep 10, 2017
This truly is a nice relaxing project. The only really stressful thing for me would be trying to figure out what color combination to use. Thats why I personally tend to stick with the tried and true. But since most pastels inherently go together, I may try working one up like that. Christmas or Halloween colors would be interesting, too. For a true Rainbow, I would pick primary and secondary colors.
Aug 06, 2017
Yes, I agree. This Relaxing Rainbow Crochet Blanket project will make you relax. The act of constantly changing the colors of yarn in this project will make you calm your nerves and develop patience. Yes, I agree that the bright colors will improve your mood and lift you up from whatever stressful situation you are at right now. You can follow your own color sequence not necessarily using the same ones in the picture. Go ahead, start this crochet project, it can help you de-stress.
Aug 04, 2017
Yep, looks like all of the colors of the rainbow are representing in this colorful crochet blanket. Love her close up and very detailed photos. This is very helpful to me for working the stitches. I wish more designers would take the time to do this also rather than to hastily post a pattern that is full of errors.
Jun 23, 2017
This is definitely a pattern to use up all the small amounts of yarn from other projects.
Apr 27, 2017
I love the bold and bright colors. They are so cheerful and uplifting. The main downside to working with lots of colors is lots of loose ends to sew in after the project is completed unless you do it as you go or work the ends in as your crochet hidden under other stitches.
Apr 21, 2017
This is beautiful! I feel less stressed by just reading her page and admiring the blanket. It IS very calming to crochet. That is how it is supposed to be. If it is not, then you are doing something wrong. I see that the rows alternate between straight double crochets and the cluster stitches. I love using so much color!
Dec 07, 2016
Has anyone heard of the thermostat blankets? For each day of the year, you crochet a row and the color of yarn you use is determined by the high temperature for the day. There are all kinds of different charts you can find online.
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Sep 26, 2016
I am all about bright, bold colors. A rainbow design is great for anyone to snuggle up in.
Oct 27, 2016
I love this pattern too Christine! I also think this would be a great way to use up some of those scraps I've been saving for the perfect project!
Apr 04, 2016
I LOVE this pattern. It works up SO quickly. It looks great in any yarn, solid or variegated. It's also great because you can make it in any size you need! I made this one for my mom for this past Christmas and she loves it. It's so warm and snugly. I'd imagine it would look just as wonderful as a baby blanket too, in either pastels or bright rainbow colours. Have you made this afghan? What did you think? What colours did you choose?
Apr 01, 2018
I made this and really enjoyed the pattern the only thing was not crocheting in the last stitch of row five. I used my scrap yarn. It is so colorful. I don't have a photo I gave it away.
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