This post on my crochet rainbow blanket has proven to be very popular on my Instagram.
I have been asked for details on it, so here they are ….
I found the pattern from this blog called Happy In Red. She calls it the Diamond Stitch Blanket as it looks like little diamonds. It’s basically crocheting groups of 2 trebles across your row, You can find the Diamond Stitch Pattern here which she kindly has given for free. Its a great pattern for beginners and great to just sit down and crochet whilst watching telly as you don’t need to watch your stitches too much.
I did chose different colours as I wanted it to look more vintage. I used good old stylecraft DK which is an acrylic yarn and comes in the most glorious colours. These are the colours I used, I have listed them as I did them in the blanket. The colour in between each row is parchment which sets off the other colours perfectly. I chained 200 for my blanket and did 5 sets of rows using these colours.
I have yet to decide on the border, I have all the ends sewed in and no, I didn’t do this as I went along which was a pain!
I will post an update on the border when I have it done, another thing to add to my list !
Till next time !