The Rainbow Cluster Blanket is an easy beginner friendly crochet project but has the look of something that took much longer to make! Just my cup of tea! 🙂 Ready to get started? Read on down to find the FREE pattern or purchase a PDF for $2.99 “here“.
What do you think of the fun rainbow colors? Reminds me of summer, unicorns and all types of fun things right? I personally love the bright colors and my kids love it too so that’s good enough for me! Three kids under 10 loving bright fun colors.. who would have thought? 🙂 🌈
I used Red Heart Super Saver Stripes so I could get the look of stripes without all the color changes and let’s not forget weaving in ends! Yuck! If rainbow stripes aren’t for you then no worries this yarn comes in some great color varieties so there is something you will love! Check out all the choices on the Red Heart Yarns website or even on Amazon. Just look at the picture below to see how smoothly the colors blend together!
Guess what? This blanket only used one skein of yarn! Which makes it great for a small lap throw, baby blanket or even as a photo prop. It’s the perfect size for little ones and my kids already claimed this one as their own since according to them this blanket is super cool. 😂
If you think this stitch looks complicated then you are mistaken because it is beginner friendly and works up fast! Promise. 🙂 This blanket is made up of entirely double crochets! If you need a refresher on how a double crochet is worked up then click on over to my beginner tutorial “here“. I worked this up in less than a day by picking it up in between taking care of the kids, laundry and house chores. If I can do it so can you! Also, if you’d like to make a different size the directions are below on how to change the starting chain. Easy Peasy! Ready to get started? Scroll on down for the pattern or add to Ravelry to make later.
RAINBOW CLUSTER BLANKET
- Size J 6.00 MM crochet hook
- 276 Yards of Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Yarn or any worsted weight (4) yarn
- 40 Yards of white worsted weight (4) yarn
- Yarn needle
- CH = Chain
- ST = Stitch
- DC = Double Crochet
- SK = Skip
- SC = Single Crochet
- 1 Cluster, CH 2 and 5 DC’s are approx. 3.5″ and and each ST is approx. 1″ high
- Pattern is written in Standard US terms
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Rainbow Cluster Blanket by Krista Cagle
CH multiple of 12 +4
FOUNDATION ROW: I chained 64 to start. In the 2nd CH from the hook SC, SC in every CH across. (63)
ROW 1: CH 3 (Counts as first DC), SK first ST, 1 DC in each of next 3 ST’s, *SK next 2 ST’s, 5 DC’s in next ST, CH 2, SK next 4 ST’s, 1 DC in each of next 5 ST’s, Repeat from * across ending last repeat with 1 DC in each of the last 4 ST’s, turn.
ROW 2: CH 3 (counts as the first DC), SK 1 ST, 1 DC in each of next 3 ST’s, * SK CH 2 space and work 5 DC’s into 1st DC of cluster from row before, CH 2, SK the next 4 ST’s of the cluster, Work 1 DC into next 5 DC’s from previous row, Repeat from * across ending last repeat with 1 DC in each of of the next 3 DC’s from the previous row, 1 DC in top of the the turning CH, turn.
ROW 3- ?: Repeat Row 2 until desired length of blanket. (25 rows were done for the example)
LAST ROW: Row Ch 1, Sc in every ST across.
Attach white yarn to your rainbow cluster blanket after the last row, starting in first ST down the long side SC, make 74 SC’s evenly along the side next do 2 SC’s CH 1 2 SCs in the corner, continue working along bottom short side of blanket doing 61 SC’s until you reach the next corner, do 2 SC CH 1, 2 SC, continue working your way around the blanket in the same manner until you reach the last corner. After working your way around the blanket fasten off your yarn and weave in the loose ends with a yarn needle.
Weave in remaining loose ends with a yarn needle then block the blanket to straighten edges if desired. You can find a blocking board on Amazon or in your local craft store. I recommend blocking otherwise your blanket will not lay nicely. Learn more about blocking “here.”
The Rainbow Cluster Blanket is now finished! Did you like this simple pattern? You may also like our free patterns for the Chevron Crochet Blanket, Charlotte Crochet Blanket and many more found in our crochet blanket section.