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Home : Patterns : Rainbow Baby Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Baby Blanket

Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern #: 20269
Using a double strand of Babysoft in six pastel shades and white creates a beautiful spectrum of baby colors that softly dissolve into each other. The color combination is perfect for boys and girls.
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 6 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
40 inches x 47 inches without fringe.


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Color (A)

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Color (B)

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Color (C)

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Color (D)

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Color (E)

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Color (F)

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
White Pastel Pink Pastel Blue Bluebell Creamsicle Lavender Pastel Green Pastel Yellow
Lemon Drop Lemonade Sweet Pea Pistachio White Pompadour Baby Pink Pompadour Pastel Print Circus Print
Parfait Print Twinkle Print
*Babysoft (Article #920). Solids and Prints: 60% Acrylic, 40% Polyamid;  
Pomps: 62% Acrylic, 27% Nylon, 11% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5 oz/141g; 459 yd/420m balls,
Prints and Pomps: 4 oz/113g; 367 yd/335m balls.

You can also buy materials separately
To change colors, click the drop-down list or swatches above
•  920-100 Babysoft Yarn: White
$ 12.98  
Note: A
•  920-101 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Pink
$ 6.49  
Note: B
•  920-157 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Yellow
$ 6.49  
Note: C
•  920-156 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Green
$ 6.49  
Note: D
•  920-106 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Blue
$ 6.49  
Note: E
•  920-143 Babysoft Yarn: Lavender
$ 6.49  
Note: F
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  

Rainbow Baby Blanket

Lion Brand® Babysoft®


5 V-sts + 8 rows = 4" (10 cm) in pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


V-st Work 2 dc into 1 ch or 1 sc.


Afghan is worked vertically from one side to the other with 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout.


With 2 strands of B held tog, ch 103.

Row 1 Work 1 V-st into 5th ch from hook *skip 1 ch, 1 V-st into next ch; rep from * across, end last rep 1 dc in last ch. Fasten off 1 strand B, join 1 strand C . 49 V-sts. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2
(WS) With 1 strand B and 1 strand C held tog, 1 sc in first dc, ch 1, *1 sc in between the 2 dc of V-st, ch 2; rep from * across, end 1 sc in between the 2 dc of last V-st, ch 1, 1 sc in top of turning ch. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3
(RS) Skip first sc, 1 V-st into each sc across, end 1 dc in last sc. Fasten off 1 strand B, join 1 strand C. Ch 1, turn.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 for pattern and work in color combinations as follows:

Rows 4-5 C/C
Rows 6-7
Rows 8-9 D/D
Rows 10-11 D/E
Rows 12-13 E/E
Rows 14-15 E/F
Rows 16-17 F/F
Rows 18-29 A/A
Rows 30-31 B/B
Rows 32-33 B/C
Rows 34-35 C/C
Rows 36-37 C/D
Rows 38-39 D/D
Rows 40-41 D/E
Rows 42-43 E/E
Rows 44-45 E/F
Rows 46-47 F/F
Rows 48-49 E/F
Rows 50-51 E/E
Rows 52-53 D/E
Rows 54-55 D/D
Rows 56-57 C/D
Rows 58-59 C/C
Rows 60-61 B/C
Rows 62-63 B/B
Rows 64-75 A/A
Rows 76-77 F/F
Rows 78-79 E/F
Rows 80-81 E/E
Rows 82-83 D/E
Rows 84-85 D/D
Rows 86-87 C/D
Rows 88-89 C/C
Rows 90-91 B/C
Rows 92-93 B/B
At end of Row 93, end B/B and change to A/A.

Rows 1-2
With 2 strands A held tog, rep pattern Rows 2 and 3 above.
Row 3 (WS) Slip st in between the first dc and first V-st, *ch 2, slip st in between the next 2 V-sts; rep from * across, end last rep slip st in between the last V-st and dc of row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4 (RS) In first ch-2 space, *work slip st, ch 2, slip st in same space; rep from * in next and each ch-2 space across, end slip st in last slip st of row. Fasten off.

Working edging on foundation ch edge With WS of Afghan facing, join A/A into corner ch-space.

Row 1 (WS) Ch 1, sc into the same ch-space, ch 1, * sc into loop at the base of next V-st, ch 2; rep from * across, end last rep ch 1, 1 sc into loop of last dc of row. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2 (RS) Rep Row 3 of Afghan pattern st.
Rows 3 and 4 Rep Rows 3 and 4 of Edging for first side. Fasten off.

Matching color combinations, cut 6 strands, each 11" long, for each 2 rows of stripe. (For example, for Rows 4-5, cut 6 strands of C. For Rows 6-7, cut 3 strands C and 3 strands D.) Fold the 6 strands in half. Insert crochet hook through open space at one corner of lower edge of afghan and pull folded end of strands through to form loop, then pull through loop and tighten. Attach fringe evenly along rem edges of Afghan. Trim fringe.

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ch(s) = chain(s) dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 6 reviews)
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Rainbow Baby Blanket Reviewed by Luella Reynolds on 2011-02-20 ****
I have made three of these. They are easy and fun. I don't use the fringe.

Eash one is a little different. I have never used the wide white band.

I am getting ready to start #4.

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