This crochet rainbow baby blanket is an easy beginner-friendly project while at the same time has the look of something that took much longer to make!
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This rainbow ripple design is worked up using a one-row repeat and is super simple to work up.
If you are ready to make your very own rainbow crochet blanket, then read on down to find the free crochet pattern!
BRIGHT YARN COLORS ARE FUN!
What do you think of the fun rainbow colors? This yarn reminds me of summer, unicorns, and all types of fun things. I love the bright colors, and my kids love it too, so that was good enough for me to crochet up this colorful crochet blanket!
Three kids under ten who love warm, bright, fun colors. Who would have thought? 🙂 🌈
The yarn that is perfect for this rainbow crochet blanket!
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! I can’t wait to see how your blanket turns out.
This colorful blanket uses only 1 skein of yarn!
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. 😂
WORKS UP FAST!
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 stitch 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!
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RAINBOW BABY BLANKET CROCHET PATTERN
- 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 each ST is approx. 1″ high
- The pattern is written in Standard US terms
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CH multiple of 12 +4
I chained 64 to start. In the 2nd CH from the hook SC, SC in every CH across. (63)
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.
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 turning CH, turn.
ROW 3- ?:
Repeat Row 2 until desired length of blanket. (25 rows were done for the example)
Row Ch 1, Sc in every ST across.
Attach the 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.”
You finished the Rainbow Cluster Blanket! 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.
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