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Crochet the Rainbow Granny Square Throw

By: Janaya Chouinard for allfreecrochet.com

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Crochet the Rainbow Granny Square Throw
Crochet the Rainbow Granny Square Throw
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Crochet the Rainbow Granny Square Throw is a crochet blanket that is essentially one large granny square, so you can work it as large or as small as you want by choosing how many rounds to crochet when working this up. This crochet blanket is beginner-friendly, so this is perfect practice if you're just learning how to crochet. Once you've mastered the crochet stitch pattern of this rainbowlicious design, simply keep repeating it, around and around the blanket. Keep the bright and vivid color scheme as in the photo, or you can switch things up with your own favorite color or colors. 

Special Instructions
-The alt-ch counts as the first stitch of the round.
-You will turn your work after every round.

Beginner

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

Crochet GaugeGauge in DC: 13 stitches and 7 rows = 4" (10 cm)

Finished Size40 inches by 40 inches

Materials List

  • Worsted weight yarn such as Red Heart With Love or Red Heart Super Saver in the following colors:

    o Color A - Pink - 64 yards

    o Color B - Orange - 97 yards

    o Color C - Yellow - 141 yards

    o Color D - Green - 185 yards

    o Color E - Blue - 229 yards

    o Color F - Purple - 304 yards

    o Color G - White - 77 yards
  • 5.5 mm (I-9) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Pattern

The first round of stitches is all worked into the 2nd chain from the hook. You can start with a Magic Ring if that is your preferred method.

With Color A – Pink

  1. Round 1: Ch 2, in 2nd ch from hook, [make an alt-ch, make 2 dc, ch 2, *3 dc, ch 2*, repeat from * 2 more times], sl st to join in top of alt-ch and turn (12 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces)

  2. Round 2: In the first ch-2 space make [alt-ch, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc], *in next ch-2 space make [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc]*, repeat from * 2 times, sl st to join in top of alt-ch and turn (24 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces)
    When the instructions say “in first/next space”, it means the open space between the sets of 3 dc stitches.

  3. Round 3: In first space make [alt-ch, 2 dc], in corner ch-2 space make [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc], *in next space make 3 dc, in corner ch-2 space make [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc], *, repeat from * 2 more times, sl st to join in top of alt-ch and turn (36 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces)

  4. Round 4: In first space make [alt-ch, 2 dc], *in corner ch-2 space make [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc], make 3 dc in each space to next corner*, repeat from * back to start, sl st to join in top of alt-ch and turn (48 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces)

  5. Round 5: In first space make [alt-ch, 2 dc], make 3 dc in each space to corner, *in corner ch-2 space make [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc], make 3 dc in each space to next corner*, repeat from * back to start, sl st to join in top of alt-ch and turn (60 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces)

  6. Round 6 – 8: Repeat Round 5

With Color B – Orange

  1. Round 9 – 13: Repeat Round 5

With Color C – Yellow

  1. Round 14 – 18: Repeat Round 5

With Color D – Green

  1. Round 19 – 23: Repeat Round 4

With Color E – Blue

  1. Round 24 – 28: Repeat Round 5

With Color F – Purple

  1. Round 29 – 33: Repeat Round 5

  2. Round 34: Ch 1, sc in each stitch to corner, *make 3 sc in corner ch-2 space, sc in each stitch to next corner*, repeat from * back to start, sl st to join in first sc and fasten off.

Shell Stitch Border

With Color G – White

  1. Locate the middle SC stitch in the corner ch-2 space, count 3 stitches to the left and join with a sl st in that third stitch. *(Skip 2 stitches, in next stitch make 6 dc, skip 2 stitches, sl st in next stitch*, repeat from * to next corner, in corner stitch make 7 dc), repeat between ( ) back to start, sl st to join in starting stitch and fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations

Alternate DC Starting Chain (alt-ch)
Turn your work, but do not chain. Insert hook in first space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops, insert hook in front vertical bar of stitch just made, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops.

Now that you know the granny stripe stitch, you can learn how to crochet the granny ripple stitch with this video tutorial!

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This rainbow stripe granny square throw is like a work of art. The colors can be kid oriented colors, too, for a playroom or naptime. But I love it for me and I am adult. I would like to use the Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn. They have a couple of really bright almost neon colors in green and pink that would be perfect for this project. Plus, they are really soft! I made a ripple afghan using that yarn and I cuddle up each night under it. This granny square will have you on autopilot in no time.

Hi im trying to print the pattern for this lovely square from Ravelry and i cant print it could you please help me thank you

Hi flossybum, You can highlight the text of this pattern, then right click and select the Print option. That will print out just what you have highlighted here. I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

I really do like this Rainbow Granny Square Throw, even if I don't like granny squares because of all the stitching together. With this pattern it's one large square, making it so much better! I love the colors chosen in this pattern they go well together. This pattern is very well written and easy to follow. This is on my to make list and will be doing it soon. Thank you so much for this free crochet project.

I love anything rainbow colored and this seems easy to make, too.

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