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Rainbow Baby Afghan

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Crocheting
Type Accessory
Yarn Weight Sport (5 ply)
Sizing Infant / Baby
Style Mod, Funky, Cute
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What was your source for this crocheting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Crocheted Rainbow Set - Blanket, Jacket and Booties

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What materials did you use? Bernat sport-weight yarn + had to buy an extra skein of black that was Red Heart

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What are you most proud of? How beautiful it turned out. I got lots of compliments on it as I was working on it.

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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.

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Absolutely lovely for a little boy! Or even for a big boy! I can crochet going round in squares and circles, but think this would be too complicated for me! Have you got a picture of the white and pastel one you made for your daughter, or is that long gone?

02/15/2013 Flag

I do have one somewhere (the afghan I eventually gave away and still regret, but maybe if my daughter ever has a girl, I will make a new one). Some day I plan on scanning and uploading when I find the picture of the original.

02/23/2013 Flag

I joined this website just to be able to post and tell you how much I like this blanket. LOVE the ripples. It just looks so different from most other rainbow things I've seen so far.

12/10/2013 Flag

Thank you. I fell in love with it when I first saw the pattern.

02/20/2015 Flag

Love this blanket. This is the reason I joined. Where can I find the pattern.

05/03/2014 Flag

Here is the link to the pattern: http://www.leisurearts.com/rainbow-crochet-pattern-afghan-jacket-and-bootie-set-epattern.html Sorry the link above no longer works (I'm going to see if I can edit it to add the updated link).

02/20/2015 Flag

Purple Cat where can I get this pattern? Is it a free one?

02/17/2015 Flag

Not free, but not terribly expensive either. Here's the link: http://www.leisurearts.com/rainbow-crochet-pattern-afghan-jacket-and-bootie-set-epattern.html

02/20/2015 Flag

Have to tell you. I just spent HOURS trying to find this page after seeing a picture of this blanket in a search. Imagine my GREAT SURPRISE when I went to the link you posted only to find that I have had this pattern for 25 years. It's one of the first baby blankets I ever made! The difference in using the black instead of white yarn is AMAZING!! I still can't believe I put all by that time into looking for something I already have. Thank you for posting this and showing me, and others the HUGE difference changing one color can make. JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!

03/16/2015 Flag

You're very welcome. I had a lot of fun doing it this way. I'm more fond of the bright colours with black than the pastels with white.

03/17/2015 Flag