Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Rainbow Baby Blanket
Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern Number: 20269
Using a double strand of Babysoft in six pastel shades and white creates a beautiful spectrum of baby colors that softly dissolve into each other.

The color combination is perfect for boys and girls.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
40 inches x 47 inches without fringe.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

920-100 Babysoft Yarn: White

Crisp white


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.98
Note: A

920-101 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Pink

Pale pastel pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: B

920-157 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Yellow

Pale pastel yellow


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: C

920-156 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Green

Soft mint green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: D

920-106 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Blue

Soft sky blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: E

920-143 Babysoft Yarn: Lavender

A warm medium lavender


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: F

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65

GAUGE:
5 V-sts + 8 rows = 4" (10 cm) in pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
V-st Work 2 dc into 1 ch or 1 sc.

NOTES:
Afghan is worked vertically from one side to the other with 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN

With 2 strands of B held tog, ch 103.



Row 1 Work 1 V-st into 5th ch from hook *skip 1 ch, 1 V-st into next ch; rep from * across, end last rep 1 dc in last ch.

Fasten off 1 strand B, join 1 strand C .

49 V-sts.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 2 (WS) With 1 strand B and 1 strand C held tog, 1 sc in first dc, ch 1, *1 sc in between the 2 dc of V-st, ch 2; rep from * across, end 1 sc in between the 2 dc of last V-st, ch 1, 1 sc in top of turning ch.

Ch 2, turn.
Row 3 (RS) Skip first sc, 1 V-st into each sc across, end 1 dc in last sc.

Fasten off 1 strand B, join 1 strand C.

Ch 1, turn.



Rep Rows 2 and 3 for pattern and work in color combinations as follows:

Rows 4-5 C/C
Rows 6-7 C/D
Rows 8-9 D/D
Rows 10-11 D/E
Rows 12-13 E/E
Rows 14-15 E/F
Rows 16-17 F/F
Rows 18-29 A/A
Rows 30-31 B/B
Rows 32-33 B/C
Rows 34-35 C/C
Rows 36-37 C/D
Rows 38-39 D/D
Rows 40-41 D/E
Rows 42-43 E/E
Rows 44-45 E/F
Rows 46-47 F/F
Rows 48-49 E/F
Rows 50-51 E/E
Rows 52-53 D/E
Rows 54-55 D/D
Rows 56-57 C/D
Rows 58-59 C/C
Rows 60-61 B/C
Rows 62-63 B/B
Rows 64-75 A/A
Rows 76-77 F/F
Rows 78-79 E/F
Rows 80-81 E/E
Rows 82-83 D/E
Rows 84-85 D/D
Rows 86-87 C/D
Rows 88-89 C/C
Rows 90-91 B/C
Rows 92-93 B/B
At end of Row 93, end B/B and change to A/A.

Edging
Rows 1-2 With 2 strands A held tog, rep pattern Rows 2 and 3 above.
Row 3 (WS) Slip st in between the first dc and first V-st, *ch 2, slip st in between the next 2 V-sts; rep from * across, end last rep slip st in between the last V-st and dc of row.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 4 (RS) In first ch-2 space, *work slip st, ch 2, slip st in same space; rep from * in next and each ch-2 space across, end slip st in last slip st of row.

Fasten off.

Working edging on foundation ch edge With WS of Afghan facing, join A/A into corner ch-space.



Row 1 (WS) Ch 1, sc into the same ch-space, ch 1, * sc into loop at the base of next V-st, ch 2; rep from * across, end last rep ch 1, 1 sc into loop of last dc of row.

Ch 2, turn.
Row 2 (RS) Rep Row 3 of Afghan pattern st.
Rows 3 and 4 Rep Rows 3 and 4 of Edging for first side.

Fasten off.



Fringe
Matching color combinations, cut 6 strands, each 11" long, for each 2 rows of stripe.

(For example, for Rows 4-5, cut 6 strands of C.

For Rows 6-7, cut 3 strands C and 3 strands D.) Fold the 6 strands in half.

Insert crochet hook through open space at one corner of lower edge of afghan and pull folded end of strands through to form loop, then pull through loop and tighten.

Attach fringe evenly along rem edges of Afghan.

Trim fringe.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
tr = treble (triple) crochet
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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