C2C Rainbow Blanket by Becky Skuse

C2C Rainbow Blanket

Crochet
August 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
65x65cm (25½x25½in)
both US and UK
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C2C crochet rainbow baby blanket pattern – quick & easy colour therapy gift for a new mum!
Stashbuster DK yarn project – beginner-friendly with corner-to-corner crochet tutorials and stitch charts.
Easy-to-follow digital pdf download – easily printable and includes UK & US crochet terms.

KEY FEATURES:
• Pattern just uses US double crochet/UK trebles, chains and slip stitches – easy for beginners, quick for experts!

• Simple geometric pattern is formed by making four small squares and joining them together. Pdf includes a layout diagram plus alternative layout ideas for creating your own design.

• Great first corner-to-corner crochet project – pattern includes a simple chart, step-by-step C2C photo tutorial and stitch charts if you need them.

• Use any DK yarn – customise the yarn colours to suit you and any spare balls of yarn in your stash.

• Rainbow effect is made by following a c2c chart, changing colour at the end of each diagonal row. Guide to changing colour is provided in the pattern.

• Perfect last-minute present to hook for a special new baby or to cheer up a friend.

• Clear instructions with plenty of photos and guides, so you know exactly what you need to do – perfect for happy crocheting!

• Extra tips include: how to reduce the number of ends you need to weave in; how to make the small amount of sewing up really easy; how to add a border.

• A4 digital pdf download pattern is available instantly, forever, and is easy to print. Pattern support is available from the designer if you need it – feel free to ask me questions!

• Hassle-free pattern is given in UK crochet terms first and then US crochet terms, so you only need to read the section that’s relevant to you.

MORE INFORMATION:
• Project uses chains, slip stitches, US double crochet/US treble crochet.
• Finished blanket measures 65cm/25½in square. Each quarter of the blanket measures approx 31cm/12¼in square.
• For this project, I used Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK (80% bamboo, 20% wool; 50g/95m/104yds). For the rainbow rows you’ll need approx 50g/95m/104yds of 7 different colours in shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink. For the background, you’ll need approx 250g/475m/520yds of grey or another neutral shade.
• You’ll also need a 4mm (UK 8, US G/6) hook and a tapestry needle.

DESIGNER INSPIRATION:
Becky Skuse says: “I love rainbow colour schemes so I designed and made this blanket for my cousin’s new baby. I used super-simple C2C crochet techniques so it’s ideal for beginners. The geometric rainbow effect is really easy because the project is divided into four smaller quarters. Each quarter is made with the same pattern of diagonal rows and then they’re joined together. Use a soft yarn for a newborn treat and customise the colours to bring cheer to your special someone.”