Over the rainbow

I’ve always been exceptionally jealous of all the bright rainbow coloured blankets that I’ve seen online yet it never occurred to me to actually just make one for myself. Up until recently, I actually disliked making blankets because of the length of time that they took but nowadays I actually prefer making them over anything else. I’m usually so busy during the week, that it’s easy to sit down and work on a blanket for 30 minutes when I’m in between my constant meetings, games or social events. The repetitive pattern means I don’t have to worry about focusing on a pattern or counting my stitches but instead I can sit back, relax and just let my hands go to work.

For this blanket, I decided I wanted finally do my first patchwork blanket but opted not to use a standard granny square.

crochet motif
Rainbow Granny Squares

Supplies: 5mm hook
Yarn (I used Red Heart with Wool)

Ch 5 and insert hook into first ch to create a circle

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 1, *3 dc in ring, ch 1, rep from * 4 more times, join and fasten off

Round 2: Insert hook into any of the ch spaces, 3 ch (although I prefer to do a standing DC instead), 2 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc, *3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc*  (into each of the ch spaces in the round below), join and fasten off

Round 3: Insert hook into any of the spaces between the 3 dc in the round below, 3 dc around, join and fasten off

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Crochet Rainbow Hexagons
Once I am done making all of the required hexagons, I will crochet around them in grey and join them together to create the blanket. I wanted to go with grey as opposed to white or black so that it would tone down the bright colours but not so much that they wouldn’t still pop.

Unfortunately this blanket won’t be finished anytime soon though. I currently have four other blankets on the go that need to be finished in the next month. One simply needs to have a liner sewn on it and is due for this Sunday morning, a second needs to be done by the end of the month and the other two need to be finished by the end of September! So much work, so little time!