Rainbow Baby Blanket

This Rainbow Baby Blanket is a super easy blanket to make. Suitable for a beginner, it is based on a traditional Granny Square. Perfect for a new nursery or for gifting a a baby shower, this charming crochet baby blanket is lovingly crafted in delightful rainbow colours. Soft and snuggly, perfect for wrapping a little one.

Granny Square in rainbow colours

I used 6 balls of Stylecraft Special DK in total (in fact I had some left at the end). One 100g ball of each of Pomegranate, Shrimp, Saffron, Pistachio, Turquoise and Magenta.

I used a 3.5mm hook for this project, but you can use the hook size that works best. For most of my Stylecraft Special DK projects I usually use a 4mm hook (the recommended hook size), but for this project I opted for a smaller hook so that the holes felt a bit smaller. If you use a different hook then your work will probably be a slightly different size. This is personal preference and will also be affected by your tension (how tight you pull each stitch).

To make this blanket you will need to start making a Granny Square – I have a tutorial on how to make Granny Squares here – this is a free written pattern as well as a video tutorial.

Note: I flip my work over after each round. For this Rainbow Baby Blanket I worked 1 chain in each corner and no chains between the treble clusters.

rainbow yarn colours
Granny Square in rainbow colours

I used the colours in this order: Magenta, Turquoise, Pistachio, Saffron, Shrimp and Pomegranate; and repeated them until I had completed 42 rounds, and then instead of tying off the last round of pomegranate I repeated another round of pomegranate and then used pomegranate again for a final row of double crochet (UK terms).

My blanket finished approximately 80cm x 80cm.

Rainbow Baby Blanket