Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket

This Free Crochet Pattern is an adorable baby blanket that is bright and cheery… It can be made using one or more colors to get the effect you desire.  Great texture front and back too!

Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket 1

Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket 2

Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket

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Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn ~ 1200-1800 yards. This afghan looks more amazing using 3-5 colors of yarn.  In the photo shown I used Lion Brand Pound of Love Yarn in Bubble Gum, Turquoise, Honey Yellow and Lavender.

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Hook ~ I

Yarn needle and scissors

 

Stitches:

Sl St – Slip Stitch     Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Sk St – Skip Stitch     Hdc – Half Double Crochet     Trc – Triple Crochet

FPTrc – Front Post Triple Crochet~ Yarn over 2 times, insert hook around designated post starting in the front, go around the back of the stitch and around to the front of the other side of the stitch, draw up a loop. Pull through 2 loops x3.

 

Tips:

To get the best effect from this simple stitching, you will change color every 2 rows.

 

Instructions:

Using your first color, Ch 92

Row 1:   Turn, Sc in 2nd chain from hook and each across. = 91 Sc

Row 2:   Turn, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and throughout), Dc in each stitch across. = 91 Dc

Change to next color. You can carry your colors up the sides of the rows or finish them off and join as needed and weave the ends in later.

Row 3:   Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st Dc, *FPTrc in next stitch 2 rows below(Around the Sc of Row 1 directly below, See photo tutorial), Sk St(Your FPTrc is taking up this stitch below so you need to skip this stitch to avoid extra stitches, See photo tutorial), Sc in next stitch(In top of row 3)*. Repeat * * across to end. =46 Sc & 45 Dc – Total 91 stitches

 

FPTcr Rainbow Dash 1

FPTrc Rainbow Dash 2

FPTrc Rainbow Dash 3

Row 4:   Turn, Ch 3, Dc across. = 91 Dc

Change To Next Color

Row 5:   Turn, Ch 1 Sc in 1st St, * FPTrc around Previous Rows FPTrc (See Photo Tutorial), Sk St, Sc in next St*, Repeat * * across. = 91 Stitches

FPTrc4

Row 6:   Turn, Ch 3, Dc across. = 91 Dc

Change to next color

Rows 7-82: Repeat rows 5 & 6 ~   76 more times alternating colors as desired.

 

Edging:

Using all one color for the edging, continue using the yarn from row 82 or join new color in top right corner of blanket.

Row 1:  Turn,  Ch 1, Sc in 1st st and in next 89 stitches to the 1st corner, 3 Sc in corner.  Working along the side edges of the rows, evenly space 123 sc’s to the next corner(this is approx 3 sc in each 2 row color segment). 3 Sc in next corner stitch. Sc 89 stitches across the bottom , 3 Sc in next corner. Working along the 2nd side of the blanket rows,  Sc 123 evenly spaced to the next corner, 2 Sc in same space as beginning Sc (this equals 3 Sc in this corner). Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. =  436 Sc

Row 2:   Turn, Ch 1 Sc in same St, 3 Sc in next st (this should be the corner stitch of the previous row), Sc in the next 125 stitches to the next corner. 3 Sc in corner stitch. Sc 91 Sts across, 3 Sc in next corner stitch. Sc in the next 125 stitches, 3 Sc in the next corner stitch. 90 Sc across. Join to the beginning Sc. =444 Sc

Row 3:  Turn.  Ch 2(Counts as Hdc now and throughout), Hdc in next 92 sts, 3 Hdc in corner, Hdc in next 127 stitches, 3 Hdc in next corner. Hdc in next 93 stitches, 3 Hdc in next corner. Hdc in next 127 stitches, 3 Hdc in corner. Join to the top of the beginning Ch 2. = 452 Hdc

Row 4:   Do not turn… Sl St in next St,  Ch 4(Counts as Trc now and throughout), 2  Trc in same space (1/2 Shell made). Sk 2,* Sc in next St, Sk 2 , 5 Trc in next St (Shell)* Repeat 14 more times. Sk 2, Sc in corner. Sk 1 , 5 Trc in next St,* Sk 2 Sts, Sc, Sk 2, 5 Trc in next St* Repeat * *20 more times, Sk 1 Sc in corner. Sk 2, 5 Trc in next St,* Sk 2, Sc in next St, Sk 2, 5 Trc in next St*, Repeat * *  14 more times, Sk 2, Sc in corner.  Sk 1, 5 Trc in next St, *Sk 2, Sc in next St, Sk 2, 5 Trc in next St* Repeat * * 20 more times, Sk 1, Sc in last corner, 2 more Trc in same stitch as beginning 1/2 shell. Join to the top of Ch 4. = 76 Shells

Row 5:   Do not Turn, Ch 1, *2Sc in each Trc, and 1 Sl St in each Sc*, Repeat * * Around. Join With Sl St to beginning, Finish off

 

Rainbow Dash Blanket

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Happy Crocheting!!!

Elena

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Comments

  1. The Purple Poncho - Crochet by Carolyn :

    Beautiful design, love the colors!

  2. Karen Pollard :

    Hello….love the Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket….is it possible to get a written pattern emailed to me….at email listed below. Not able to get it thru facebook for some reason. Thank you so much….love your site…and patterns….lovely workmanship.

  3. This is gorgeous! I’d like to adapt it to adult size. What size does this pattern make so I know how many additional chains to make? Thanks in advance.

  4. This is gorgeous! Is there any way to save it as a PDF? I like to keep my patterns stored on my iPad in iBooks. Thanks!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern!!

  6. Paula Barton :

    Absolutely beautiful! I’ve been searching for a pattern to make for a coworker who is pregnant and this one may be perfect! Thank you!!

  7. Trista McManigle :

    Someone is claiming this pattern on ravelry.. Not sure if you were aware. Same picture you have posted here.

  8. Nice pattern, I wanted to share the picture on my page, but those ads took all the fun out of it! Sorry!

  9. Beautiful!

  10. kara pierson :

    Love love love, will be my next project,

  11. Beautiful

  12. I love this! Few questions…1) what are the dimensions of the blanket made according to the pattern above? 2) Did you have quite a bit of yarn left over (since those skeins are approx. 16 oz.)?

  13. Love this! Couple of questions…1) What are the measurements of the blanket made according to the above instructions? 2) Since the yarn you used is approx. 16 oz. per skein, did you have quite a bit left over? Thanks.

  14. Beautiful! And I love the colors! I will be making this one!

  15. Robin Hale Garland :

    I love this blanket!!! Your choice of colors are beautiful.

  16. Robin Hale Garland :

    I love this blanket!!! Your choice of colors are beautiful.

  17. what a beautiful pattern im going to add this to my ….todo list ….thnx for sharing x

  18. what a beautiful pattern im going to add this to my ….todo list ….thnx for sharing x

  19. Corrie Botha :

    Thanks lovely

  20. Corrie Botha :

    Thanks lovely

  21. is there a clean pprint version of this?

  22. is there a clean pprint version of this?

  23. MarRene Alger Moulton :
  24. MarRene Alger Moulton :
  25. This is beautiful! I have several color combinations in mind for Christmas gifts. I am so happy to see your demonstration on how to do the stitches also. Thank you so very much!

  26. This is beautiful! I have several color combinations in mind for Christmas gifts. I am so happy to see your demonstration on how to do the stitches also. Thank you so very much!

  27. Maravilhoso!!!

  28. Maravilhoso!!!

  29. Denise Miller :

    I am worried my tension is off, the blanket has some curling to it. Should I go for a larger hook? Thank you for the lovely pattern.

  30. Denise Miller :

    I am worried my tension is off, the blanket has some curling to it. Should I go for a larger hook? Thank you for the lovely pattern.

  31. Hi, I love your craft, is beauty, I love a colors, I follow your blog, hugs from Brazil.
    Visit my blog – Tita Carré – crochet

  32. Hi, I love your craft, is beauty, I love a colors, I follow your blog, hugs from Brazil.
    Visit my blog – Tita Carré – crochet

  33. Patricia Hale :

    I am going to adapt it for a prayer shawl, using a light brown and white. I am trying to use soft, soothing yarn colors (and yarn) to make my prayer shawls. Thank you again for sharing your talents.

  34. Patricia Hale :

    I am going to adapt it for a prayer shawl, using a light brown and white. I am trying to use soft, soothing yarn colors (and yarn) to make my prayer shawls. Thank you again for sharing your talents.

  35. What is the number of stitches in the repeat (pattern) for the edging? I made mine larger, adding chains in groups of 2 to make it wider, and then I did it longer also.

  36. What is the number of stitches in the repeat (pattern) for the edging? I made mine larger, adding chains in groups of 2 to make it wider, and then I did it longer also.

  37. Carol Alissa :

    Hi, I love everything about this blanket! If I were to make it larger, what would the multiple be for it?

  38. Carol Alissa :

    Hi, I love everything about this blanket! If I were to make it larger, what would the multiple be for it?

  39. I wanted to leave an additional comment for those who are going to make this – I didn’t carry my yarn, and now (after finishing the body) really wished I had. Too many tails on this! It turns out so lovely though.

  40. I wanted to leave an additional comment for those who are going to make this – I didn’t carry my yarn, and now (after finishing the body) really wished I had. Too many tails on this! It turns out so lovely though.

  41. I love this design – but I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong…I don’t seem to end up with the right number of repeats and end with the wrong stitch at the end of the rows. I may try it on a smaller scale to try to get the hang of it right.

  42. I love this design – but I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong…I don’t seem to end up with the right number of repeats and end with the wrong stitch at the end of the rows. I may try it on a smaller scale to try to get the hang of it right.

  43. Do you think a beginner could handle this pattern. When I first saw it, I thought “Oh what fun colors!” I know several grandchildren from age 2 to 12 would fall in love with it. I seem to have a dyslexia when it comes to reading crochet patterns, but with the pictures you provided, I think I might, just might be able to do it.

  44. Do you think a beginner could handle this pattern. When I first saw it, I thought “Oh what fun colors!” I know several grandchildren from age 2 to 12 would fall in love with it. I seem to have a dyslexia when it comes to reading crochet patterns, but with the pictures you provided, I think I might, just might be able to do it.

  45. I am making this pattern in Christmas red , green and white it is gorgeous so far. I am making much larger than the baby blanket but it such an easy pattern and it is fun to do. The finished afghan will look like much more work than it is, :) Thank you for the pattern.

  46. I am making this pattern in Christmas red , green and white it is gorgeous so far. I am making much larger than the baby blanket but it such an easy pattern and it is fun to do. The finished afghan will look like much more work than it is, :) Thank you for the pattern.

  47. Will do. I can see so many variations for this pattern.

  48. Will do. I can see so many variations for this pattern.

  49. Variations in colors is what I meant.

  50. Variations in colors is what I meant.

  51. Geraldine Marquardt :

    love this blanket but unable to get the pattern – just switches me from this page back to Ravelry and back here again – would appreciate a copy sent to me – thanks so much

    • There isnt a way to download this pattern from my page directly to you…
      So the easiest thing to do is to Copy and Paste the pattern from my page to a word document then you will have it on your computer,,, or better yet,,, When your are on my page with the desired pattern, copy the URL in the address bar… then head over to printfriendly.com and enter the URL in the designated area… this will let you make a pdf, download it, email it, print it and much more… it is a great tool..

  52. Geraldine Marquardt :

    love this blanket but unable to get the pattern – just switches me from this page back to Ravelry and back here again – would appreciate a copy sent to me – thanks so much

    • There isnt a way to download this pattern from my page directly to you…
      So the easiest thing to do is to Copy and Paste the pattern from my page to a word document then you will have it on your computer,,, or better yet,,, When your are on my page with the desired pattern, copy the URL in the address bar… then head over to printfriendly.com and enter the URL in the designated area… this will let you make a pdf, download it, email it, print it and much more… it is a great tool..

  53. Vicki Lockmiller :

    I love the looks of this blanket. Hubby bought the yarn for me to make this a twin bed size blanket for my granddaughter. Problem is I keep telling him when he buys my yarn to get bright colors and he keeps buying pastels. Grrrrrrrr. I hope this looks good using pastels in blue, pink, purple and yellow. I want to be sure I understand. The blanket pattern itself I add 2 per repeat. Do you mean stitches or rows? And for the border you say to do 6 per repeat. Again – do you mean rows or stitches?

    • You will add a sequence of 2 stitches to your beginning chain until it is the width you want… it will shrink in width once you start the rows due to the stitching pattern so make it a little wider than you want… then you keep adding rows until you get it the desired length… The boarder is the same, but it may be a little tricky due to your length you choose.

      • Vicki Lockmiller :

        Thank you so much! I have my fingers crossed I don’t have to much trouble with the border. I bought 2 one lb. skeins to make the twin size blanket (just to top and bottom of mattress and overhand only on the sides approx 10″ on each side to totally cover the mattress, bed board and frame. I will try the border from one short side thru one long side. If have problems will make the blanket a little longer to help out the border. :) Here’s hoping I get thru this with a smile on my face…I have to – I absolutely love the looks of the FPTC!!! One of my ceramic students has done the FPDC on a different pattern and absolutely loves the way it turned out.

      • Vicki Lockmiller :

        I started the blanket and while I would have preferred the bright colors, the pastel does not look to bad done up. i have 18 rows done and it is so pretty. Even hubby was impressed with it. It is going to look so pretty on my granddaughter’s bed!!!

        Slow going, but I am 60 now and obviously don’t move as fast as used to when crocheting. This is first time ever did a FP let alone a FPTrc. I love the looks of it.

        Thanks so much for posting this afghan pattern!

  54. Vicki Lockmiller :

    I love the looks of this blanket. Hubby bought the yarn for me to make this a twin bed size blanket for my granddaughter. Problem is I keep telling him when he buys my yarn to get bright colors and he keeps buying pastels. Grrrrrrrr. I hope this looks good using pastels in blue, pink, purple and yellow. I want to be sure I understand. The blanket pattern itself I add 2 per repeat. Do you mean stitches or rows? And for the border you say to do 6 per repeat. Again – do you mean rows or stitches?

    • You will add a sequence of 2 stitches to your beginning chain until it is the width you want… it will shrink in width once you start the rows due to the stitching pattern so make it a little wider than you want… then you keep adding rows until you get it the desired length… The boarder is the same, but it may be a little tricky due to your length you choose.

      • Vicki Lockmiller :

        Thank you so much! I have my fingers crossed I don’t have to much trouble with the border. I bought 2 one lb. skeins to make the twin size blanket (just to top and bottom of mattress and overhand only on the sides approx 10″ on each side to totally cover the mattress, bed board and frame. I will try the border from one short side thru one long side. If have problems will make the blanket a little longer to help out the border. :) Here’s hoping I get thru this with a smile on my face…I have to – I absolutely love the looks of the FPTC!!! One of my ceramic students has done the FPDC on a different pattern and absolutely loves the way it turned out.

      • Vicki Lockmiller :

        I started the blanket and while I would have preferred the bright colors, the pastel does not look to bad done up. i have 18 rows done and it is so pretty. Even hubby was impressed with it. It is going to look so pretty on my granddaughter’s bed!!!

        Slow going, but I am 60 now and obviously don’t move as fast as used to when crocheting. This is first time ever did a FP let alone a FPTrc. I love the looks of it.

        Thanks so much for posting this afghan pattern!

  55. cheryl peterson :

    I would love to try this pattern. It is a bright and festive one to do. My mom is in a retirement village and I would love to make it for her to keep warm. Can you please tell me how I can photo/whatever the pattern. Thank you in advance. Cheryl peterson

    • Thank you… So to transfer the pattern to paper or your computer….
      Copy the URL from the page you want to copy… Then go to printfriendly.com and enter the URL in the designated space… from there you can print, make a pdf, download it and more… Hope that helps … it is a great tool

  56. cheryl peterson :

    I would love to try this pattern. It is a bright and festive one to do. My mom is in a retirement village and I would love to make it for her to keep warm. Can you please tell me how I can photo/whatever the pattern. Thank you in advance. Cheryl peterson

    • Thank you… So to transfer the pattern to paper or your computer….
      Copy the URL from the page you want to copy… Then go to printfriendly.com and enter the URL in the designated space… from there you can print, make a pdf, download it and more… Hope that helps … it is a great tool

  57. Stunning colourful blanket.

  58. Stunning colourful blanket.

  59. I would like to print out this patten but here is my issue…..I do not need pages of illustrated instruction. I also so not need or want 12 (yes12) pages of comments. How do I get JUST the pattern. Thank you for your help.

    • copy the URL from the pattern page you wish to print… go to printfriendly.com. enter the URL in the designated space and it will allow you to print, or download just the part you want. OR you can copy and paste the text you want to print and paste it into a word document then print from there

  60. I would like to print out this patten but here is my issue…..I do not need pages of illustrated instruction. I also so not need or want 12 (yes12) pages of comments. How do I get JUST the pattern. Thank you for your help.

    • copy the URL from the pattern page you wish to print… go to printfriendly.com. enter the URL in the designated space and it will allow you to print, or download just the part you want. OR you can copy and paste the text you want to print and paste it into a word document then print from there

  61. I LOVE the colors and pattern of this blanket! Never saw anything quite like it and it’s just stunning. I really appreciate the pics, especially for the post stitches. I have some problems with post stitches -knowing exactly where to place the stitches and then how to do the rows that come next. These pics help make it all very clear and I hope much easier. Thanks for a great, free pattern. You deserve angel wings and a halo!!

  62. I LOVE the colors and pattern of this blanket! Never saw anything quite like it and it’s just stunning. I really appreciate the pics, especially for the post stitches. I have some problems with post stitches -knowing exactly where to place the stitches and then how to do the rows that come next. These pics help make it all very clear and I hope much easier. Thanks for a great, free pattern. You deserve angel wings and a halo!!

  63. I really love this pattern. I’ve been looking for a pattern to make an afghan for my niece who is having a baby next January. Don’t know the baby’s sex so this is perfect, very gender neutral. Can’t wait to get started.

  64. I really love this pattern. I’ve been looking for a pattern to make an afghan for my niece who is having a baby next January. Don’t know the baby’s sex so this is perfect, very gender neutral. Can’t wait to get started.

  65. Annemarie Cunningham :

    I came upon your site by a h appy accident your work and designs are amazing i love the pretty border i look forward to many visits in the future

  66. Annemarie Cunningham :

    I came upon your site by a h appy accident your work and designs are amazing i love the pretty border i look forward to many visits in the future

  67. The blanket so beautiful, like u, I want to make this but I don’t know if I can make it as I am a beginner and don’t know how to read written pattern…

  68. The blanket so beautiful, like u, I want to make this but I don’t know if I can make it as I am a beginner and don’t know how to read written pattern…

  69. This is absolutely gorgeous and just what I was looking for. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful pattern.

  70. This is absolutely gorgeous and just what I was looking for. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful pattern.

  71. Thank u for posting this picture and pattern.My daughter just announced she was expecting and I wanted to make a super baby blanket and I think this is awesome!!! l am doing it in orange, navy blue, bright green, white and medium blue.

  72. Thank u for posting this picture and pattern.My daughter just announced she was expecting and I wanted to make a super baby blanket and I think this is awesome!!! l am doing it in orange, navy blue, bright green, white and medium blue.

  73. Josie Kowatch :

    Do you have a tutorial video of this pattern? I follow up better on a video then a written instructions, but if you don’t have any tutorial videos I will try to follow up your written instructions, thanks.

  74. Josie Kowatch :

    Do you have a tutorial video of this pattern? I follow up better on a video then a written instructions, but if you don’t have any tutorial videos I will try to follow up your written instructions, thanks.

  75. The blanket so beautiful, like u, I want to make this but I don’t know if I can make it as I am a beginner and don’t know how to read written pattern…

  76. The blanket so beautiful, like u, I want to make this but I don’t know if I can make it as I am a beginner and don’t know how to read written pattern…

  77. I will try to make, really love it, you use very soft yarn?

  78. I will try to make, really love it, you use very soft yarn?

  79. I just want to thank you for the beautiful pattern.Your instructions are so easy to follow. i made mine into an afghan 122 chains. I kept adding a group of 10 chains until i got it the right width. I am using all of my left over yarns all different colors. I must have 50 partial skiens of all different colors of yarns. It is coming out beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you again, I love your work…..vinney

    • You are welcome!! I would love to see a picture when its done!!

      • vanessa rutkowski :

        I sent you a few pictures of the rainbow dash afghan I made. Did you get them ? Also how do you lose the treads on the side of the afghan? I weave them in the afghan but the ends even if i trim them they still show? Is there any better way to do this? By the way I am on my third afghan from all the left over yarn….. vinney…..

  80. I just want to thank you for the beautiful pattern.Your instructions are so easy to follow. i made mine into an afghan 122 chains. I kept adding a group of 10 chains until i got it the right width. I am using all of my left over yarns all different colors. I must have 50 partial skiens of all different colors of yarns. It is coming out beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you again, I love your work…..vinney

  81. Beatrice, you have some extremely pretty patterns. I have about three baby blankets to make and I am going to use this one first. I can’t wait to get started. I think I might have enough yarn in various colors, but JoAnns is having a good saie.

  82. Beatrice, you have some extremely pretty patterns. I have about three baby blankets to make and I am going to use this one first. I can’t wait to get started. I think I might have enough yarn in various colors, but JoAnns is having a good saie.

  83. i want to say thank you for sharing this pattern i love it it took me some time to do this but i am doing it it would be great if you could do a video on this and other pattern thank ypu again

    • Thank you!! Currently I am not set up for video and dont have the funds for the equipment… All the costs for the website and patterns are out of pocket… But… I do have a very special Popular crochet friend who is currently videoing one of my patterns for you tube… She may do this pattern next!

  84. i want to say thank you for sharing this pattern i love it it took me some time to do this but i am doing it it would be great if you could do a video on this and other pattern thank ypu again

    • Thank you!! Currently I am not set up for video and dont have the funds for the equipment… All the costs for the website and patterns are out of pocket… But… I do have a very special Popular crochet friend who is currently videoing one of my patterns for you tube… She may do this pattern next!

  85. I have loved working this pattern. I was so happy when I saw it. I made the blanket a little wider than you did. How do I determine how many rows to make so that the border is even?

  86. I have loved working this pattern. I was so happy when I saw it. I made the blanket a little wider than you did. How do I determine how many rows to make so that the border is even?

  87. Hi there. You mentioned that the dimension of the blanket is 38 x 40. I assume that’s with the edge? About how many inches does the edging add to the blanket? Like everyone else, I too love this pattern. I hope I don’t have problems with the edging as I’ve never done one before that’s quite as lovely as this one. Thank you for your answer.

  88. Thank you for sharing this. I have a very good friend due with a girl in April andam going to use the colors you used. I’m thinking the yellow is actually “honey bee” as that is the only thing close to it. Can you varify if that is a typo or if I need to look harder?

    Thanks for sharing this gorgeous pattern for free!

    • Beatrice Ryan Designs :

      Thank you.. At the time of designing this blanket the yellow yarn was labeled Honey Yellow, They may have re labeled it since to Honey Bee.

  89. Wonderful!!! and thank you

  90. Thank you so much Wendy!!! I feel like this is Christmas. I never knew this was out there. I am now on a mission. I love to save all of my future patterns for future work. Thank you and Beatrice again.

  91. Thank you!

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