Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Rainbow Stripe Blanket
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease® (original)
Pattern Number: 20224

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
34 inches x 42 inches

CORRECTIONS: (applied Aug 13, 2003)
Row 6 Ch 3, turn; dc in next 4 dc and ch1-space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 11 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in ch1-space, dc in last 4 dc, dc in top of t-ch. Row 7 Ch 3, turn; dc in next 5 dc and ch1-space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 9 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in ch1-space and last 5 dc, dc in top of t-ch. Row 8 Ch 3, turn; dc in next 6 dc and ch1-space, skip next dc, dc in next 7 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in ch1-space and last 6 dc, dc in top of t-ch. Row 9 Ch 3, turn; dc in next 7 dc and ch1-space, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 3 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in ch1-space, dc in last 7 dc, dc in top of t-ch.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

700-107 Cotton-Ease yarn: Candy Blue (discontinued) Light medium blue
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.98
Note: (A)

700-169 Cotton-Ease yarn: Pistachio (discontinued) Pastel green
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.98
Note: (B)

700-158 Cotton-Ease yarn: Pineapple Bright yellow
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.98
Note: (C)

700-133 Cotton-Ease yarn: Orangeade (discontinued) Bright orange
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.98
Note: (D)

700-113 Cotton-Ease yarn: Cherry Red (discontinued) Bright red
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.98
Note: (E)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45

GAUGE:
Each square measures 7 1/4 inches x 7 1/4 inches (19 mm). 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN

Rainbows (Make 5, one in each color sequence) ABCDE, BCDEA, CDEAB, DEABC, EABCD)
Row 1 With first color, ch 8; skip first ch, sc in first 3 ch, 2 sc in next ch, sc in last 3 ch - 8 sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn; 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc - 10 sc.

Fasten off and join next color.
Row 3 Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc - 14 sc.

Fasten off and join next color.
Row 4 Ch 1, turn; 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in last sc - 18 sc.

Fasten off and join next color.
Row 5 Ch 1, turn; sc in first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 4 sc - 20 sc.

Fasten off and join last color.
Row 6 Ch 1, turn; sc in first 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 8 sc - 22 sc.

Fasten off.



Plain Square (Make one in each color A, B, C, D, E)
Row 1 Ch 27; dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across - 25 dc.
Row 2 Ch 3, turn; dc in first dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 11 times, dc in top of t-ch.
Row 3 Ch 3, turn; dc in each dc and ch1-space across - 25 dc.
Rows 4-11 Ch 3, turn; dc in each dc across - 25 dc.
Row 12 Rep Row 2.
Row 13 Rep Row 3.

Fasten off, leaving 18 inches end for sewing.



Rainbow MOTIF Square (Make three in each color A, B, C, D, E)
Rows 1-4 Rep Rows 1-4 of Plain Square.
Row 5 Ch 3, turn; dc in next 4 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 13 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in last 5 dc.
Row 6 Ch 3, turn; dc in next 4 dc and ch1-space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 11 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in ch1-space, dc in last 4 dc, dc in top of t-ch.
Row 7 Ch 3, turn; dc in next 5 dc and ch1-space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 9 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in ch1-space and last 5 dc, dc in top of t-ch.
Row 8 Ch 3, turn; dc in next 6 dc and ch1-space, skip next dc, dc in next 7 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in ch1-space and last 6 dc, dc in top of t-ch.
Row 9 Ch 3, turn; dc in next 7 dc and ch1-space, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 3 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in ch1-space, dc in last 7 dc, dc in top of t-ch.
Row 10 Ch 3, turn; dc in each dc and ch1-space across.
Row 11 Rep Row 4.
Row 12 Rep Row 2.
Row 13 Rep Row 3.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew one rainbow to center of each plain square, matching Row 4 color to color of square.

Sew squares together following schematic below.

R = square with rainbow.



EEREE
DDDRD
CRCCC
BBBBR
AARAA

BORDER

Rnd 1 Join E in any corner, work 98 sc across top and bottom, 128 sc along each side, and 3 sc in each corner - 464 sc.

Fasten off.
Rnd 2 Working in back loops only with D, sc in each sc around and 3 sc in each corner sc - 472 sc.

Fasten off.
Rnd 3-5 Rep Rnd 2 with C, B, then A - 496 sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
RS = right side
ssk = slip, slip, knit
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
t-ch = turning chain


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