This FO post takes a look at my recently completed Rainbow Squares Blanket.
This is the first is a trio of rainbow blankets I’m making for babies soon to arrive.
Rather than waiting for the new arrival to find out boy or girl I opted for gender neutral but with some colour and what could be perfect than every colour.
This blanket turned out bright and colourful just as it was intended.
For the centres of the squares I used Jan Eaton’s Sunray square pattern stopping two rows less than what her pattern called for.
I used Stylecrafts Special DK yarn which is an acrylic yarn making this blanket perfect for being washed as you know all things baby need to be at times. I used shades, Lipstick, Saffron, Meadow, Turquoise, Bluebell and White. I had some Ice Yarns Gonca range in an orange so I used that, this is a similar weight and type of yarn as the Stylecraft and both can be swapped round as needs be.
When all 48 squares were done (8 squares of each colour) I edged all with one row of white tr crochet (US dc) joining them together as I went.
The join as you go method meant the blanket as a whole came together quite quickly.
For the border I wanted something simple so as the colours shone through and yet fun as well in keeping with the overall feel of the blanket.
Some weeks ago while reading ayarnyrobin s blog I spotted a bobble edging she had used on a blanket she’d made. She very kindly posted the tutorial for it on her blog, remembering this I headed over to check it out and it turned out to be just the perfect edging for my blanket.
The tutorial can be found here.
This has been once of my quickest blankets to make to date taking around 15days to make. It was a fun, bright and cheery project and I hope it brings joy to the little one it’s intended for.
Project notes can be found on Ravelry here.