Rainbow for Big Bro

The last of the 8 blankets I have crocheted for my Grandchildren. It is quite a relief to know they all have one now.

I am following in the footsteps of my paternal Grandmother who crocheted a blanket for each of her 14 grandchildren, luckily, I only have 8.

The brief: Big Bro wanted ripples like his brother’s blanket, but different.

He wanted bright rainbow colours and lots of blues. I made a sample in all Stylecraft Special DK yarn, but the purple, orange and some of the blues were not quite right, so we scoured the internet to find the colours he liked.

I always really enjoy the design process with my Grandchildren. They have very clear ideas about what they want and I like to encourage them. I believe it is important to give children opportunities to make creative decisions – a life skill worth having which encourages them to develop their own style.

The pattern is Attic24’s Neat Ripple Blanket using Acrylic DK and 4.5mm hook

I did a starting Chain of 213

It measures 1m 34cm x 1m 94cm

Each row of colour (2 rows of crochet) takes about 15 gms of SSDK yarn.

crochet rainbow blanket, throw
The mix of repeating colour orders and random mixes makes the blanket more interesting – well I think so. Do you agree? Or would you prefer a strict repeating pattern?

Colour Order:

You can find the colour order for the first 30 rows in this post.
Rows 31 onwards
Geraardsbergen (2011).  Scheepjes Colour Crafter

Saxe           Cygnet DK

Petrol   James C Brett Top Value Shade 846

Hayfield Bonus Extra Value Shade 0824

Turquoise SSDK (Stylecraft Special Double Knit)

Empire SSDK

Petrol SSDK

Green SSDK

Grass Green SSDK

Sunshine SSDK

Bright Orange – James C Brett

Matador SSDK

Fuchsia Purple SSDK

Orchid – King Cole Pricewise DK

Purple – King Cole Pricewise DK

Lobelia – SSDK

Royal – SSDK

Lapis – SSDK

Aster – SSDK

Turquoise – SSDK

Azure –  Hayfield Bonus DK, Extra Value (0824)

Petrol – James C Brett

Empire – SSDK

Petrol – SSDK

Bottle – SSDK

Green – SSDK

Grass – SSDK

Sunshine SSDK

Bright Orange – James C Brett

Matador  – SSDK

Raspberry – SSDK

Fuchsia Purple – SSDK

Orchid – King Cole Pricewise DK

Purple – King Cole Pricewise DK

Royal SSDK

Geraardsbergen (2011).  Scheepjes Colour Crafter

Aster – SSDK

Lapis – SSDK

Empire – SSDK

Azure –  Hayfield Bonus DK, Extra Value (0824)

Turquoise – SSDK

Petrol   James C Brett Top Value Shade 846

Petrol – SSDK

Bottle – SSDK

Green – SSDK

Grass – SSDK

Sunshine SSDK

Bright Orange – James C Brett

Matador  – SSDK

Fuchsia Purple – SSDK

Orchid – King Cole Pricewise DK

Purple – King Cole Pricewise DK

Lobelia – SSDK

Royal – SSDK

Saxe           Cygnet DK

Geraardsbergen (2011).  Scheepjes Colour Crafter

Aster – SSDK

Turquoise – SSDK

Azure –  Hayfield Bonus DK, Extra Value (0824)

Petrol – James C. Brett

Empire – SSDK

Petrol – SSDK

 

THE BORDER

rainbow blanket

The first row in Petrol – James C. Brett,  filled in the troughs of the waves, following the instructions onAttic24’s website.

The second row of single crochet (US) is in the same yarn.

Third row in Azure –  Hayfield Bonus DK, Extra Value (0824) is double crochet (US)

Fourth and last row is in Turquoise SSDK in Crab Stitch.

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Ta Dah!!!

rainbow blanket for a 10 year old

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For other crocheted blankets go to my THROWS page

 

31 responses to “Rainbow for Big Bro

  1. Pingback: Rainbow Blanket for ? | Wild Daffodil

  2. I love the children’s involvement with the design process – it’s all too easy to decide that child x likes rainbow colours and present them with a finished article, when what they really wanted was something different… like all the blues here. It has come out looking wonderful.
    So, now all eight of them have a blanket – what’s your next crochet project?

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  3. My good ness me he likes bright colours! A real bobby dazzler.

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  4. Just WOW – the colours with the wavy ripples, certainly eye-popping….

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  5. Fabulous colours! It is really vibrant and I bet he adores it! I love the idea of a tradition like that, crocheting blankets for grandchildren. I hope the next generation, or your garndchildren’s generation, will continue it. 😃

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  6. It is wonderful! I am so glad your grandson helped with the design – a much undervalued life skill.

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  7. Your grandson really knows how to color a rainbow, it is magnificent, and very beautifully crocheted!

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  8. Here’s another wowsah for you❣️
    💕 💕 the colours and that you’re involving your grandchildren in the design process.

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  9. Murtagh's Meadow

    Beautifully colourful.

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  10. Of course I love it and since you have only made subtle changes to the order, like the pale and darker green are always the same order, it works very well. I agree about Stylecraft not always having the perfect colours. I always found their Emperor too dark although the best colour of theirs for the ‘violet’ of the rainbow. They have added more colours recently like Proper Purple but I don’t know if that is better as I haven’t seen it in real life.

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  11. Brilliant! In more ways than one.
    It does make my eyes go a bit funny though – the wavy stripes seem to be moving and I haven’t even had a glass of wine this evening yet. 😵

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  12. Wowsah! Perfect as is.

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  13. Rustic Pumpkin

    Bold, bright and beautiful indeed.

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