Friday, September 2, 2016

Beautiful Bright Baby Blanket

I have been waiting SO LONG to share this project with all of you!  I made a baby blanket for a dear friend of mine, but I had to wait to share the project on my blog until after I had time to mail the gift to her, and I knew that she had opened the package.  I did not want her to see my blog post and have that ruin the surprise of the gift!

Here is a close up of the blanket . . . 

I used the Big Twist Rainbow Classic yarn.  From the first second I saw this yarn, I thought of one particular person, since she loves bright colors.  The yarn is nice and soft . . . perfect to snuggle with!  I thought it would be perfect for a baby blanket.  Who says that baby blankets have to be pink, blue or a lot of the other "typical" baby blanket colors you seem to see over and over again!

Here is an overall view of the blanket.  As you can see, I broke up the rainbow yarn with some solid color teal yarn.  

I used the exact same pattern that I used for a blanket I recently made for my daughter, in her school colors.  Instead of re-typing out the directions for making the blanket how about I just let you go to that original post HERE.  Both of these projects were inspired by the blanket pattern from pattern book by that I reviewed HERE.

The pattern is really simple . . . if you know how to make a chain stitch, a single crochet stitch and a double crochet stitch then you are set!  

If you do not know some of these stitches, I would highly recommend getting one of the books.  They have great instructions with photo tutorials to help you along.  Before you know it, you can be making blankets like this!  I have the One Skein Baby Projects book. If you click on the image below you can check out their collection!


  1. Where is the pattern for this blanket?

  2. I have not been able to download the pattern for this great baby blanket. I would appreciate any help.

  3. Where is the typed pattern.
    I got bits and pieces from the other blanket. I copied and pasted what I found. Good Luck!!!

    This blanket is based off a baby blanket pattern I had, which called for 66 chains to start with. I believe I did this one 165 chains, and I believe it was a G size hook.

    The basic blanket starts off with a chain stitch, then you single crochet into every stitch for the first row. For the next row you do a single crochet and a double crochet into the same stitch, skip a stitch, then do a single crochet and a double crochet into the next stitch, skip a stitch . . . continue like this for the whole row. When you come back for the next pass, you are doing a single crochet and a double crochet into every single crochet stitch for the row before.

    The border is simply two rows of single crochet