Crocheted Rainbow Set - Blanket, Jacket and Booties »
InstructionsTaken from the book, " Baby's Best to knit and crochet," Designs by Helen Passey, Leisure Arts Leaflet 191.
The pattern is done in pastels with a white background, which is how I crocheted it for my daughter back in 1990. When she was pregnant with her son, I decided to do it in bolder colours with a black background. The orignal pattern calls for just one round of aqua to finish it off, but ...
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Funky, Cute, Mod
Bernat sport-weight yarn + had to buy an extra skein of black that was Red Heart
What was your inspiration?
I first saw this pattern when I was pregnant with my daughter and made it for her in the suggested colours: white with pastels. It was beautiful and when I found out I was going to be a grandmother, I wanted to do the same pattern for my grandson. However, because he is a boy, I wanted to do it in bolder colours.
What are you most proud of?
How beautiful it turned out. I got lots of compliments on it as I was working on it.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make sure you have enough yarn. Using sport weight instead of baby weight required more yarn than was called for in the pattern. Sometimes it's hard to decipher what type of yarn to use for older patterns. There is now no such thing as "baby weight," so I bought baby sport, hoping that it was the same thing. It's not. I'm assuming baby weight would be a 2, whereas sport weight is a 3. I also would have liked to use a brighter purple because it doesn't stand out very well against the black background, but I couldn't find yarn in a brighter purple.