Sugar Rainbow by Susan E. Kennedy

Sugar Rainbow

Crochet
October 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet
5.0 mm (H)
590 - 1290 yards (539 - 1180 m)
Small: 25” wide, 33.5” long (63.5 by 85 cm), Large: 33” wide, 50” long (84 by 127 cm)
US
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A sweet rainbow delight that is simple to make with just 1 cake of Lion Brand Mandala or Mandala Baby yarn. Show off the colors of your favorite self-striping or gradient yarn and make a quick gift for a baby or child.

YouTube introduction and tutorials: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVWLqaEek-Md6cSPqK-zyPAHsujTmEmGJ&si=EnSIkaIECMiOmarE

This is an easy beginner level pattern that requires only chain and double crochet stitches in US terms. The pattern has photos for the basic technique and how to attach the optional popsicle stick.

The pattern includes instructions for two sizes:
Small for a baby or child. Suitable for kids up to about age 6 as a car seat or stroller blanket or cuddle blanket at home.
25” wide, 33.5” long (63.5 cm wide by 85 cm long) not including the optional stick.

Small size requires about 590 yards (540 m) of dk weight yarn. The optional stick to turn the blanket into a popsicle/ice pop/paleta requires about 60 yards (55 m) of tan/camel/taupe colored yarn.

The small sample blanket used 1 cake of Lion Brand Mandala Baby yarn in the Acre Woods colorway and Bernat Baby Sport yarn in Baby Taupe for the stick.

Large for a child or adult lap blanket.
33” wide, 50” long (84 cm wide by 127 cm long) not including the optional stick.

Large size requires about 1,180 yards (1,080 m) of dk weight yarn. The optional stick to turn the blanket into a popsicle/ice pop/paleta requires about 110 yards (101 m) of tan/camel/taupe colored yarn.

The large sample blanket used 2 cakes of Lion Brand Mandala Baby yarn in the Arendelle colorway.

You can use any yarn weight you like. Use the hook size recommended on the yarn label. Because the blanket is worked from the center out toward the edges, you can stop whenever your blanket is large enough.

Here is the introduction video on YouTube that describes the sizes, yarn requirements, and technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGcMKrd1V3A

Tutorial video coming soon! Subscribe to Pretty Peaceful’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ_v3cP2scq5SOBDRt6S8-A

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