FREE Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Rounds Blanket

Blankets are a great project to have at this time of year – so, why not try our FREE crochet pattern!  With fun blocks that shift colour, this blanket is a real showstopper, yet super beginner-friendly!

Project by Angelina Panozzo

 

Tools & materials for your sampler cushion

Yarn used

King Cole Big Value Chunky

1 ball each in Bright Pink 549, Rose 1542, Plum 575, Heather 556, Blue Heaven 559, Petrol 552, green 833, Moss548, yellow 828, Mango 1746

About the yarn

Chunky; 152m per 100g ball; 100% acrylic

Tension

Each motif measures 25cm square

Hook used

7mm

Sizing

104x129cm

This blanket swaps colours for every square, which evens out yarn consumption between the shades. As a result, when finished, you’ll have 20 large squares. Every shade will be used twice as the centre circle, and then the outer three colours will be reversed for the second square.

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FREE Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Rounds Blanket. How to make

Start crocheting

Motif (make 20 following colour guide)

Rnd 1: With colour 1, working into a magic ring, 2 ch (counts as 1 tr now and throughout), 1 tr, 2 ch, [2 tr, 2 ch] 5 times, sl st in beg 2 ch to join. Fasten off. 6 2tr-groups

Rnd 2: Then, join colour 2 in any 2ch-sp, [2 ch, 1 tr, 2 ch, 2 tr] in same sp, *2 ch, [2 tr, 2 ch, 2 tr] in next 2ch-sp; rep from * around, 2 ch, sl st in beg 2 ch to join. Fasten off. 12 2tr-groups

Rnd 3: Join Colour 3 in any 2ch-sp, [2 ch, 2 tr] in same sp, 2 ch, *3 tr in next 2ch-sp, 2 ch; rep from * around, sl st in beg 2 ch to join. Fasten off. 12 3tr-groups

Rnd 4: As Rnd 2 with Colour 4. 24 2tr-groups

Rnd 5: Then, join Colour 5 in any 2ch-sp, [2 ch, 1 tr] in same sp, *2 tr in next 2ch-sp, 2 ch; rep from * around, sl st in beg 2 ch to join. Fasten off. 24 2tr-groups

Rnd 6: As Rnd 3 with Colour 6. 24 3tr-groups

The following round will create the foundation to square off the circle.

Rnd 7: Then, continuing with Colour 6, dc in 2ch-sp, 3 ch, *dc in next 2ch-sp, 3 ch; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc.

Rnd 8: After, join Colour 7 in any 2ch-sp, *3 dc in 2ch-sp, [2 dc, 1 htr] in next 2ch-sp, [1 htr, 2 tr] in next 2ch-sp, [4 dtr, 4 ch, 4 dtr] in next 2ch-sp, [2 tr, 1 htr] in next 2ch-sp, [1 htr, 2 dc] in next 2ch-sp; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc.

Making up

Afterwards, weave in ends and block all squares. Arrange as desired in 4 rows of 5 squares as shown in the layout diagram. Then, with right sides together, dc through both thicknesses along the edge of 2 adjacent squares.

Border

Rnd 1: Then, with leftover yarn and changing colours as you run out, then join into any corner 4ch-sp, 2 dc, dc across to corner, *4 dc in next corner, dc across to corner; rep from * to beg corner, 2 dc inbeg corner, join with sl st to first dc.

Next Rnd: Dc around, join with sl st to first dc.

Finally, rep Next Rnd as desired or until you run out of yarn.

 

Colour guide

 Bright Pink squares

1: Bright Pink, pink, Plum, Heather, Blue Heaven, Petrol, green

2: Bright Pink, Mango, yellow, Moss, green, Petrol, Blue Heaven

 

Heather squares

1: Heather, Plum, Rose, Bright Pink, Mango, yellow, Moss

2: Heather, Blue Heaven, Petrol, green, Moss, yellow, Mango

 

Plum squares

1: Heather, Blue Heaven, Petrol, green, Moss, yellow

2: Plum, pink, Bright Pink, Mango, yellow, Moss, green

 

Blue Heaven squares

1: Blue Heaven, Petrol, green, Moss, yellow, Mango, Bright Pink

2: Blue Heaven, green, Moss, yellow, Mango, Bright Pink, Rose

 

Petrol squares

1: Petrol, Blue Heaven, Heather, Plum, pink, Bright Pink, Mango

2: Petrol, green, Moss, yellow, Mango, Bright Pink, pink

 

Moss squares

1: Moss, green, Petrol, Blue Heaven, Heather, Plum, Rose

2: Moss, yellow, Mango, Bright Pink, Rose, Plum, Heather

 

Yellow squares

1: yellow, Moss, green, Petrol, Blue Heaven, Heather, Plum

2: yellow, Mango, Bright Pink, Rose, Plum, Heather, Blue Heaven

 

Rose squares

1: Rose, Plum, Heather, Blue Heaven, Petrol, green, Moss

2: Rose, Bright Pink, Mango, yellow, Moss, green, Petrol.

 

Mango squares

1: Mango, yellow, Moss, green, Petrol, Blue Heaven, Heather.

2: Mango, Bright Pink, Rose, Plum, Heather, Blue Heaven, Petrol.

 

Green squares

1: green, Moss, yellow, Mango, Bright Pink, Rose, Plum.

2: green, Petrol, Blue Heaven, Heather, Plum, Rose, Bright Pink.

 

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