Rainbow Baby Lovey by Jeanne Steinhilber
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Rainbow Baby Lovey by Jeanne Steinhilber
Rainbow Baby Lovey by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Rainbow Baby Lovey Pattern

After I finished crocheting the Rainbow Baby Blanket, I had enough yarn left to hook up this mini version.  I like to make this as gift sets so the baby has a smaller blankie that is light enough for them to hold and cuddle.

Finished size – 16″ square

Rainbow Baby Lovey

~ designed by Jeanne Steinhilber

  • 1 skein:
  • 1 skein each:
    • Color A – Caron Simply Soft Brites Watermelon
    • Color B – Caron Simply Soft Brites Mango
    • Color C – Caron Simply Soft Brites Super Duper Yellow
    • Color D – Caron Simply Soft Brites Limelight
    • Color E – Caron Simply Soft Brites Blue Mint
    • Color F – Caron Simply Soft Brites Berry Blue
    • Color G – Caron Simply Soft Brites Grape
  • Crochet hook size H 5.0mm

Round 1 – MC – Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 1, [3 dc in ring, ch 1] 3 times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.  Break yarn. —Four 3-dc groups, and 4 ch-1 sps.

Round 2 – Color A – Attach yarn in any ch-1 sp, ch 1 [(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-1 sp (corner made), ch 3] 4 times; join with sl st in first sc.  Break yarn. —4 corners, 4 ch-3 sps.

Round 3 – MC – Attach yarn in any ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in first corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, [(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp] 3 times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.  Break yarn. —4 corners, and four 3-dc groups.

Round 4 – Color A – Attach yarn in any ch-1 sp, ch 1 *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in next space between corner and next 3-dc group, ch 3, sc in next space between next 3-dc group and corner, ch 3; repeat from * 3 more times; join with sl st in first sc.  Break yarn. —4 corners, and 12 ch-3 sps.

Round 5 – MC – Attach yarn in any ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in first corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next 3 ch-3 sp, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next 3 ch-3 sp; repeat from * 2 more times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.  Break yarn. —4 corners, and twelve 3-dc groups.

Round 6 – Color A – Attach yarn in any ch-1 sp, ch 1 *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, [sc in next space between 3-dc groups, ch 3] to next corner ch-1 sp; repeat from * 3 more times; join with sl st in first sc. Break yarn. —4 corners, and 20 ch-3 sps.

Continue to repeat rounds 5 and 6 in the following color sequence:

  • Round 1 – MC
  • Round 2 – Color A
  • Round 3 – MC
  • Round 4 – Color B
  • Round 5 – MC
  • Round 6 – Color C
  • Round 6 – MC
  • Round 7 – Color D
  • Round 8 – MC
  • Round 9 – Color E
  • Round 10 – MC
  • Round 11 – Color F
  • Round 12 – MC
  • Round 13 – Color G
  • Round 14 – MC
Rainbow Baby Lovey by Jeanne Steinhilber
Rainbow Baby Lovey by Jeanne Steinhilber

Border

TURN over to wrong side.

Round 1 – Color A – Attach yarn in any ch-1 sp, ch 1 (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sp, ch 1, sk next dc, *sc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc.  Repeat * across to corner, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner.  Repeat around to beg, sl st to beg sc.  Break yarn.  TURN to right side.

Round 2 – Color B – Attach yarn in any ch-3 corner, ch 1 (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sp, ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat * across to corner, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner; repeat around to beg, sl st to beg sc.  Break yarn.  TURN to wrong side.

Repeat round 2 continuing to change to each color in sequence, A-B-C-D-E-F-G, and continuing to TURN each round.

Round 8 (RS) – Attach MC in any corner, [ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc] in same sp, dc in next ch-1 sp, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, dc in next sp;  repeat * to next corner, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in corner;  repeat around to beg, sl st to third ch of first ch4.

Round 9 – *(sc, ch 3, sc) into next ch 1 sp;  repeat * around.  Sl st to beg sc.  Finish off.

Rainbow Baby Lovey by Jeanne Steinhilber
Rainbow Baby Lovey by Jeanne Steinhilber

 

 

 

 

 

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