Rainbow Sky Baby Blanket

The Rainbow Sky baby blanket would make a lovely gift for any baby! It depicts a beautiful sky complete with rainbows and clouds. Rainbow Sky blanket combines loads of texture with bright colors perfect for the development of young fingers and eyes. Ready to give it a try? Here’s the pattern (with some important notes at the end).

Blanket:

With light blue ch 140

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd st from hk and each st across, ch 2, turn

Row 2: (Ch 2 counts as first hdc) Hdc in 2nd st and each st across, ch 2, turn

Rows 3-5: repeat row 2

Row 6: (Ch 2 counts as first hdc) Hdc in 2nd st and each st across, change to white, turn

Row 7: With white, ch 3 (counts as a dc) *Bobble st (5dctog) in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * to next to last st, dc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 8: Sc in 1st st and each st across, ch 3, turn

Row 9: (Ch 3 counts as a dc) *sc in next st, bobble in next st, repeat from * to end of row, change to light blue

Rows 10-15: With light blue chain 2 (counts as first hdc) hdc in next st and in each st across

Row 16: With red, ch 1, and working only in the back loops, sc in 1st st and each st across, change to orange, turn

Row 17: With orange, ch 1, and working back loops only, sc in 1st st and each st across, change to yellow, turn

Row 18: With yellow, ch 1, and working back loops only, sc in 1st st and each st across, change to green, turn

Row 19: With green, ch 1, and working back loops only, sc in 1st st and each st across, change to blue, turn

Row 20: With blue, ch 1, and working back loops only, sc in 1st st and each st across, change to purple, turn

Row 21: With purple, ch 1, and working back loops only, sc in 1st st and each st across, change to light blue, ch2, turn

Row 22-26: Do 5 rows of hdc’s with the light blue

Repeat rows 7, 8, and 9 for the cloud rows, then sky, then rainbows, then sky etc.

Border:

Round 1: With white sc evenly around. In the corners do sc, ch 2, sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, *bobble in next st, sc in next st, repeat from *

Round 3: Ch 3, *sc in next st, bobble in next st, repeat from *

Round 4: Ch 1, crab st (reverse sc) in each st around (crab st, ch 2, crab st in corners), end off, weave in ends.

Notes:

1. Ok, so when you do the bobble stitch rows, the bobbles will pop out on the other side, so you want to make sure you’re starting those rows when the back of the blanket is facing you.

2. Bobble stitch is the same as dc5tog in one stitch. Here’s how it goes: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over pull through two loops, (yarn over insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops) 3 times (there will be 5 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 5 loops.

3. Another things about the bobble rows – the bobbles should sit diagonally to each other so when you do the second row, do a single crochet into the bobble below and do a bobble into the single crochet below.

4. Crab stitch is a reverse single crochet. So if you are right handed and you usually crochet from right to left, you will be switching directions and crocheting left to right. So for righties, insert your hook into the stitch to the right of the current stitch, yarn over, and pull through two loops. (For lefties, you will be going from left to right.)

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain

Hdc – half double crochet

St – stitch

Hk – hook

Dc – double crochet

Sc – single crochet

4 thoughts on “Rainbow Sky Baby Blanket”

  1. Thank you so much for this pattern. My daughter is expecting her rainbow baby in April 2021 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 I want to make this for her and thought I should get started now. I am wondering though, what type and weight yarn did you use and how many skeins of each color?

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