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Over the Rainbow Afghan

Your baby will love cuddling up with this Over the Rainbow Afghan. Striped in soft pastel colors, this afghan is great for naptime or bedtime. Also great for baby showers and gifts, this crocheted afghan is easy to make and is fun to work on over the course of a weekend. Expecting moms will also love working on this blanket as they wait for their little one to arrive. With sweet dreams of happy little blue birds and blue skies, this Over the Rainbow Afghan is sure to lull baby into dreamland.

Primary TechniqueCrochet

Difficulty LevelEasy

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Materials:

  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Light Blue
  • 2 skeins Red Heart Classic yarn in Lilly Pink
  • 2 skeins Red Heart Classic yarn in Maize
  • 4 skeins Red Heart Classic yarn in Hushabye
  • 5.0 mm (US H-8) crochet hook or size needed for gauge

 

Gauge:

  • 4 row repeat – 2 ¾”
  • 8 dc – 2 ½”

Over the Rainbow Afghan

Instructions:
Blanket Measures:  41” x 46”
Blanket is crocheted in multiples of 8 plus 4.

  1. Row 1 (RS): With hushabye ch 132, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, fasten off and turn.   (128 dc)
     
  2. Row 2: Join pink in first stitch, ch 3, dc in next dc, * ch 3, skip next 2 dc, (sc in next dc, ch 3) twice, skip 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, repeat from * across, turn,
     
  3. Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip next ch 3 space, 4 dc in next ch 3 space, ch 1, skip next ch 3 space, dc in next 2 dc, repeat form * across, turn.
     
  4. Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *ch 2, skip next ch 1 space and next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, skip next dc and ch 1 space, dc in next 2 dc, repeat from * across, fasten off and turn.
     
  5. Row 5: Join hushabye in first stitch, ch 3, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next ch 2 space, dc in next 2 dc) across, fasten off and turn.
     
  6. Row 6: Join blue in first stitch, ch 3, and continue with Row 3.

Color Scheme:  Continue 4 row pattern for a total of 61 rows as follows:  (3 rows blue, 1 row hushabye, 3 rows maize, 1 row hushabye, 3 rows pink, 1 row hushabye) 4 times, 3 rows blue, 1 row hushabye, 3 rows maize, 1 row hushabye.

Edging

  1. With hushabye work along top edge 2 dc in first corner dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc,  *sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next dc, skip 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, repeat from * across to last 4 dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in last dc.
     
  2. Work along side edge ch 3, *skip 1 dc space, (sc, ch 3 sc) in next dc space, ch 2, skip next dc space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next dc space, ch 2, repeat from * across.
     
  3. Work along bottom edge ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, skip 2 chs, * sc in next ch, ch 3, sc in next ch, skip 2 chs, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch, ch 2 skip 2 ch, repeat from * across to last 4 ch, ch 3, skip 2 chs, 2 dc in next ch, ch 1, 2 dc in last ch.
     
  4. Work along side edge ch 3 and continue with opposite side edge matching stitches ending ch 3, join to beginning dc and fasten off.

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I am currently crocheting this afghan. At the end of Row 6, it says to continue with Row 3. Should it not be continue with Row 2? Thanks for the pattern. It is very easy and pretty.

You know, I think you might be right, especially since it says "continue with 4-row pattern" instead of 3-row. If anyone has made this afghan and can confirm, that would be great!

rec. a reply that I could find via favecrafts.com/crochet-afghans/how-to-resize-croch == et-afghan-patterns. Cannot get anywhere on this wedsite. Please help.

Good morning! Here is the URL for that article: https://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Afghans/How-to-Resize-Crochet-Afghan-Patterns Please let me know what else I can help you with!

Love pattern but need smaller size, multiplies do not work need help with this as doing blankets for hospital babies..

Just a simple question I think While looking at the pattern for the littlest Mermaid it lets me believe you might have similar patterns for basically a family I have been given a doll house that is made of fabric wish I had that pattern too but and I plan to give it to a year old girl She is very 'girly' and I think would have fun as she grows up The problem is that while the house opens to make a back yard with a tree there are no figures with it I'm looking for parents and perhaps a sibling or two baby to year old As she grows I can envision using plastic canvas to make furniture and such for it but that will be a while I'd be very happy to receive any information you might have and I will be copying the mermaid for a startRead More

Hi there, I was unable to find anything matching your description but be sure to check out our Dolls and Teddy Bears category (found on the left side of every page). Thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts

Just one question but somewhat involved. Do you have patterns for a family approximately 5'' to 6'' tall? If so where might I find them. I am working on a cloth doll house was given to make it fun for a 3 year old girl. Parents, a couple of siblings, perhaps a dog or cat would be great. Eventually I will make plastic canvas into furniture and such but not until she is over the 'chewing everything' stage. Thank you for any assistance you can give me in this endeavor.

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