Rainbow Joy Blanket by Susan E. Kennedy

Rainbow Joy Blanket

by Susan E. Kennedy
May 2019
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 mm
49 by 68 inches (124.5 by 173 cm) including border
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The Rainbow Joy blanket captures everything we love about color. Colors are best when they are together. The more, the merrier! Use every color of the rainbow to bring joy to yourself or someone else who would be lucky to receive this blanket as a gift. Gift it along with some beach towel clips for blanket fort-building delight for children of all ages.

These are classic 3.5 inch (9 cm) granny squares with an easy twist to make them more solid with smaller holes than the traditional granny square. An ombre gradient border completes the soothing look. If you use the recommended Lily Sugar ‘n Cream or Peaches & Creme cotton yarn, this blanket is therapeutically heavy, yet breathable.

This is a beginner pattern that requires only chain, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet stitches. Pattern is written in US terms and includes explanations of all stitches and abbreviations. US and metric measurements given.

Finished blanket dimensions are about 49 by 68 inches (124.5 by 173 cm) including the border when using worsted or aran weight yarn and a 4.5 mm hook. Great for babies, toddlers, kids, wheelchair users, napping in recliners, blanket forts, or cuddling on the couch with this throw-sized blanket.

This 16-page pattern pdf includes 82 color photos and detailed instructions for making the squares, joining the squares, and adding the border. Full step-by-step photos with written directions.

Use the exact colors shown in the sample blanket, or use all of your scraps of a different brand of yarn. The pattern includes two versions of the layout charts, so you are welcome to use any shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and sky-colored yarns you like. Yardage and meterage requirements for both versions included.

Please feel free to sell finished items made from this pattern if you give pattern design credit as “Rainbow Joy Blanket Pattern by Susan Kennedy of PrettyPeaceful”.

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