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Rippling Rainbow Blanket Pattern

Updated July 30, 2018
Rippling Rainbow Blanket Pattern
Rippling Rainbow Blanket Pattern
This image courtesy of redheart.com

With that baby shower a week away, you need to produce a blanket that looks far more impressive than the time it actually took to make! The Rippling Rainbow Blanket Pattern to the rescue! With fun, gender-neutral colors, you can hook this up for a girl or a boy. So if those parents-to-be are keeping mum about whether baby is a Carl or a Carla, a Stephen or a Stephanie, you can give this ripple crochet blanket knowing it will suit whomever is due to arrive! Let these cozy colorful waves keep baby warm while you snuggle!

Easy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Crochet Gauge18 sts = 10 cm [4"] in pattern stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the tension/gauge.

Finished SizeBlanket measures 36" x 36" (92 cm x 92 cm)

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Baby Hugs™ Medium: 2 balls 4001 Frosting A, 1 ball each 4820 Sky B, 4625 Sprout C, 4704 Happy D, 4538 Lilac E
  • Yarn needle

INSTRUCTIONS

BLANKET

  1. With A, ch 157.
    Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip next ch, * sc in next 4 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 4 ch **, skip next 2 ch; repeat from * to last 2 ch, end at **, skip next ch, sc in last ch – 156 sc.

  2. Row 2: Working in back loops only, ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, skip next sc, * sc in next 4 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc **, skip next 2 sc; repeat from * to last 2 sc, end at **, skip next sc, sc in last sc.

  3. Repeat Row 2 for pattern stitch, working * 2 rows with B, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with E; repeat from * twice more.

  4. Repeating Row 2, work 68 rows with A. * Work 2 rows with E, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with B; repeat from * twice more.

  5. Work 2 rows with A.
    Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

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This Rippling Rainbow blanket is so elegant and chic. Both mom and and baby will love this very beautiful work of art. Anyone who receives the gift will really appreciate it. It will be an interesting conversation piece. I can't wait to do this project.

This blanket is so beautiful, and I honestly cannot believe how easy the pattern is! This would be a fabulous gift for a color-loving pre-teen or teenager.

Yes! I was thinking that very thing. Very suitable for a baby shower gift, but my preteen niece would also totally love this! I mean, rainbows. Am I right?

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