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Hi crochet friend!
After designing my Rainbow Unicorn, I decided to continue with a Rainbow Nursery theme for the month of July. That means that today, you get a Rainbow Baby Blanket!
So, if you’re wondering why I decided to do a Rainbow theme, I’ll explain. About a month ago, my husband and I experience a great loss: I miscarried our 5th baby. It was so hard, and basically shut me down for a couple weeks.
We are hoping and praying for God to give us another baby someday: our Rainbow Baby. If you haven’t heard this term, (or have, but never known what it meant) a rainbow baby is a baby conceived and born after a miscarriage.
I’m sorry to bring you down, if I have. I just wanted to make sure everyone understood my intentions. So, here’s to all of those wonderful and beautiful rainbow babies out there!
Now, back to the pattern! This baby blanket is done using the C2C crochet method (corner to corner). It is a very simple technique that works up very quickly, and gives a gorgeous texture! I love how it makes the white in this blanket pop out like a cloud.
This pattern makes a pretty small blanket, but can be adjusted very easily by adding more rows of white. (Just remember how many you add, so you can decrease the right amount!)
So, I hope you enjoy this special and hopeful baby blanket. Until next time, Happy Crocheting!
Rainbow C2C Crochet Baby Blanket
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- 150 grams medium weight white yarn
- 50 grams medium weight red yarn
- 50 grams medium weight orange yarn
- 50 grams medium weight yellow yarn
- 50 grams medium weight green yarn
- 50 grams medium weight blue yarn
- 50 grams medium weight purple yarn
- 5 mm (H) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle for sewing in ends.
3 dc clusters x 3 dc clusters = 2 inches
21 inches x 21 inches
*This pattern is easily adjustable to be made bigger or smaller. Simply add or remove some rows done in white.*
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dc cluster – ch 3 +3 dc
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
- This blanket is meant to be a snuggle blanket, so very small (21 inches tall and wide).
- If you would like a larger blanket, simply add a few more rows of white before beginning to decrease (just remember how many of the increase rounds you added, because that is how many you will have to decrease)
- Any medium weight yarn will work. I used a mixture of Red Heart Super Saver, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, and Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! They all worked together well.
- Basic knowledge of how to do corner to corner crochet is necessary, because this pattern is mainly built off of a chart.
- Please follow the directions to know how to properly work a corner to corner crochet pattern.
Row 1: Using red yarn, ch 6, dc in 4th chain from hook and in next 2 chains, turn.
Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th chain from hook and in next 2 chains, *sl st, ch 3, 3dc* into ch 3 space from previous row, turn.
Row 3: Ch 6, dc in 4th chain from hook and in next 2 chains, *sl st, ch 3, 3dc* into all ch 3 spaces from previous row, turn.
Switch to orange yarn
Row 4: repeat row 3.
Rows 5 – 30: repeat row 3. Increase each row until there are 30 squares across, which should be in row 30.
(See chart on next page for when to switch colors)
Rows 31-58: Ch 1, sl st across first dc, *sl st, ch 3, 3dc* in each of the inside ch 3 spaces from the previous row. Sl st into last ch 3, Turn.
– Use same colors used in each row:
– Ch 1 (does not count as stitch), hdc in each stitch, 2hdc in each ch 3 around.
When you get to the corner ch 3, hdc, ch 2, hdc.
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