Crochet Hexagon Rainbow Newborn Blanket
This lovely crochet blanket pattern was given to me by one of our community members, Vicki Brandt. This pattern could be used in many different color combinations to match any nursery. I chose the rainbow theme because I was in need of a blanket for a Rainbow Baby at the time I was crocheting this one.
This blanket could easily be done with any yarn including your favorite self-striping yarn, such as Caron Cakes. Just let the yarn flow and enjoy the design for a quick and easy blanket.
This is Vicki’s original working sample:
Hexagon Rainbow Newborn Blanket
Designed by Vicki Brandt
Caron Simply Soft Yarn
- MC – Soft White – 2 Balls
- A – Soft Brites Watermelon – 1 Ball
- B – Soft Brites Mango – 1 Ball
- C – Soft Brites Super D. Yellow – 1 B
- D – Soft Brites Limelight – 1 Ball
- E – Soft Brites Blue Mint – 1 Ball
- F – Soft Brites Berry Blue – 1 Ball
- G – Soft Brites Grape – 1 Ball
- Beg = Begin
- Ch = Chain
- Dc = Double Crochet
- Rep = Repeat
- Rs = Right Side
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Sk = skip
- Sl St = Slip Stitch
- Sp(s) = Space(s)
Using MC, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout) 11 dc in ring; join with sl st to beg ch-3. – 12 sts
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same sp, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to beg ch-3. – 24 sts
Rnd 3: Ch 3, *2 dc in next st, dc in next; rep from * around; join with sl st to beg ch-3. Break MC. – 36 sts
Rnd 4: Using color A, join with sl st to any st, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp as join, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts, *sk next st (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st to beg ch-3.
Rnd 5: Sl st to ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in sp before the first dc, dc in each st across side, dc in sp after last dc, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in sp before next dc, dc in each st across side, dc in sp after last dc; rep from * around; join with sl st to beg ch-3. Break color A.
Rnd 6+: Rep rnd 5 changing colors as below:
Rnd 6 & 7: MC
Rnd 8 & 9: Color B
Rnd 10 & 11: MC
Rnd 12 & 13: Color C
Rnd 14 & 15: MC
Rnd 16 & 17: Color D
Rnd 18 & 19: MC
Rnd 20 & 21: Color E
Rnd 22 & 23: MC
Rnd 24 & 25: Color F
Rnd 26 & 27: MC
Rnd 28 & 29: Color G
Rnd 30 – 32: MC. Finish off.
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