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Free Rainbow Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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If you are looking for the perfect Rainbow Baby Blanket for a rainbow baby in your world, this free crochet pattern is perfect for you!

Rainbow baby blanket pattern

Rainbow Baby Blanket

A “rainbow baby” is a baby born after a loss. The loss of a baby is understandably difficult to experience and as personal and individual as we all are. Celebrating the birth of a rainbow baby, however, is definitely cause for celebration! Rainbow baby blankets can be hard to come by, and this free pattern is fun and quick! A great way to welcome the new little one in your world. ♥

Rainbow Baby Blanket free crochet pattern

This little guy is a rainbow baby himself, and an adorable one at that!

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn – approx. 915 yards total (130 yards of each color)
-violet
-indigo
-blue
-green
-yellow
-orange
-red
Tunisian crochet hook – 6mm

Gauge:

17 sts and 9 rows = 4” square (each repeat is ~3” wide)

Blanket dimensions:

When on gauge the finished blanket will measure approximately 36″ x 36″.

Pattern Notes:

In my opinion, this stitch is easier to understand when you see it done. Should you need a tutorial for the Tunisian Chevron stitch (available in written or video format here), you’ll want to master that first, then start with the free pattern below.

To change to a new color, you’ll use the new color to pull through the last two loops of the backward pass. This is very similar to how you change colors in regular crochet.

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

Rainbow Blanket Pattern:

Starting with violet…
Row 1: Ch-169. Pull up a loop in back bar of 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end. Backward pass: Ch-1, * yarn over, pull through two loops. * repeat between * * to end.

Rows 2 – 12: Sk first bar. * Yo, Tss in next st. Tss in next 4 sts, Tss3tog. Tss in next 5 sts. Yo, Tss in next st. * repeat between * * to end. Backward pass: Ch-1, * yarn over, pull through two loops. * repeat between * * to end.

Change to indigo…
Rows 3 – 24: Sk first bar. * Yo, Tss in next st. Tss in next 4 sts, Tss3tog. Tss in next 5 sts. Yo, Tss in next st. * repeat between * * to end. Backward pass: Ch-1, * yarn over, pull through two loops. * repeat between * * to end.

Change to blue…
Rows 25 – 36: Sk first bar. * Yo, Tss in next st. Tss in next 4 sts, Tss3tog. Tss in next 5 sts. Yo, Tss in next st. * repeat between * * to end. Backward pass: Ch-1, * yarn over, pull through two loops. * repeat between * * to end.

Change to green…
Rows 37 – 48: Sk first bar. * Yo, Tss in next st. Tss in next 4 sts, Tss3tog. Tss in next 5 sts. Yo, Tss in next st. * repeat between * * to end. Backward pass: Ch-1, * yarn over, pull through two loops. * repeat between * * to end.

Change to yellow…
Rows 49 – 60: Sk first bar. * Yo, Tss in next st. Tss in next 4 sts, Tss3tog. Tss in next 5 sts. Yo, Tss in next st. * repeat between * * to end. Backward pass: Ch-1, * yarn over, pull through two loops. * repeat between * * to end.

Change to orange…
Rows 61 – 72: Sk first bar. * Yo, Tss in next st. Tss in next 4 sts, Tss3tog. Tss in next 5 sts. Yo, Tss in next st. * repeat between * * to end. Backward pass: Ch-1, * yarn over, pull through two loops. * repeat between * * to end.

Change to red…
Rows 73 – 84: Sk first bar. * Yo, Tss in next st. Tss in next 4 sts, Tss3tog. Tss in next 5 sts. Yo, Tss in next st. * repeat between * * to end. Backward pass: Ch-1, * yarn over, pull through two loops. * repeat between * * to end.

To finish: Sl st in each vertical bar across. On the bottoms of the Vs (where the TSS3tog are) slip stitch all three of those bars together. Need more help finishing the blanket? Watch the end of this video tutorial.

Fasten off and weave in all ends and you.are.done! I hope you enjoyed this free rainbow baby pattern, and be sure to share photos of your finished project with me by tagging @HeartHookHome on Instagram and  Twitter, and by sharing in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook when you’re done! ♥

Rinbow Baby Blanket free pattern

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4 Comments

  1. Do you have any advice about where to find all of the appropriate colors in the same brand of worsted yarn?
    1. Hi Helen! I find that Brava (from We Crochet), I Love this Yarn (Hobby Lobby), and Loops & Threads Impeccable (Michaels) all have a wide variety of color choices. Hope this helps!
  2. Thanks for posting the pattern. It’s quit lovely and the babe is adorable! Many blessings. Do you have a video tutorial for this blanket, specifically showing a how-to of the “Backward pass” I now 1? (Sorry, I knit more than crochet and am unfamiliar with this term. )
    1. Hi Aida! I do have a written and video tutorial for the tunisian chevron stitch, both of which can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/tunisian-chevron-crochet-tutorial/