One of the my favorite go-to crochet baby blanket patterns is a simple ripple pattern. You really can’t go wrong with a ripple or chevron crochet afghan pattern for baby; the pattern is quick to work up, easy to memorize and every new mother loves the finished results. This crochet baby afghan pattern is perfect for the new mother who has decided to be surprised by the gender of the new little bundle of joy. Worked up in alternating stripes of the rainbow, and finished with a fluffy cloud white border, this is sure to be a baby blanket that the little one is going to cling to for a long time.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Crochet Baby Blanket
SKILL LEVEL Easy
MEASUREMENTS Approx 40 x 44” [101.5 x 112 cm].
GAUGE 11 sts and 6 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Wave Pat.
Bernat® Softee® Baby Chunky™ (5 oz/140 g; 155 yds/142 m)
- Contrast A Candy Apple Red (96008) 1 ball
- Contrast B Creamsicle (96013) 1 ball
- Contrast C Buttercup (96014) 1 ball
- Contrast D Sprout Green (96010) 1 ball
- Contrast E Blue Lagoon (96011) 1 ball
- Contrast F Grape (96012) 1 ball
- Contrast G Fluffy Cloud White (96001) 3 balls
Size U.S. L/11 (8 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Approx = Approximately
- Ch = Chain(s)
- Dc = Double crochet
- Pat = Pattern
- Rep = Repeat
- Rnd = Round(s)
- RS = Right side
- Sc = Single crochet
- Sl st = Slip stitch
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
With G, ch 105.
1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch-3 counts as dc). 2 dc in each of next 2 ch. (Skip next ch. 1 dc in next ch) 5 times. Skip next ch. *2 dc in each of next 6 ch. (Skip next ch. 1 dc in next ch) 5 times. Skip next ch. Rep from * to last 3 ch. 2 dc in each of last 3 ch. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each dc to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). Working in back loops only, 1 dc in first sc. 2 dc in each of next 2 sc. (Skip next sc. 1 dc in next sc) 5 times. Skip next sc. *2 dc in each of next 6 sc. (Skip next sc. 1 dc in next sc) 5 times. Skip next sc. Rep from * to last 3 sc. 2 dc in each of last 3 sc. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. Working in both loops, 1 sc in each dc to end of row. Turn. First 4 rows of Stripe Pat are complete.
Rep last 2 rows for Wave Pat working 8 rows of each color in the following Stripe Pat: G, A, B, C, D, E, F, G. Do not fasten off.
Border: 1st rnd: With G, ch 3 (counts as dc). Work dc evenly around entire edge of Blanket having 5 dc in each corner. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
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What is your favorite color to crochet up for baby?
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