CAL Rainbow Blanket PATTERN (English)

Every week I update THIS page with the new colourcombinations you have to crochet that next week. The reason is that it will become a complete chaos on this blog if I update with a new blogpost every week.
So be carefull to watch this blog page every week. The update will be placed above the previous weeks update! ūüôā
Look at the bottom of this page for some movie clips to help you with the stitches and the pattern.

You can buy the yarn package of the Rainbow Blanket at Echtstudio:
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Hi dear people!
Finally the time is here: we can crochet up those beautifull yummy rainbowcolours!!!

PATTERN-EN-pg0 <- Download the English pattern here to start.


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!!! IMPORTANT !!!
I crochet quite tight with 5mm hook. The squares should be around 10×10 cm, max 12×12 cm but not larger! If your squares become larger, take a 4mm hook instead!


WEEK 15:  Monday 9 May 2016

Colours: 7 colours you have used in the blanket
OR 1 new ball of yarn in the colour of your choice.

We are going to crochet the border.
Since this is my first CAL design, I hadn’t forseen the differences in gauge that people are having. Some people have yarn left, some others barely none.
That’s why I recommend to everyone who thinks they will not make it with the yarn left, to use a new ball of yarn with 1 colour of your choice (preferable a colour you used in the blanket).
The blanket is quite hysterical as it is with all the rainbow colours in all the granny’s, so don’t be afraid it won’t look awesome if you use only one colour for the border ;).

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Use the same colour for 7 rows OR change colour at the beginning of every row. 

Lay the blanket in such a way that you can start crocheting in the corner of a random square. This should NOT be the corner of the blanket. We are going to crochet the same pattern the entire round, excerpt for  the corners of the blanket.

Round 1) Crochet with the first colour of your choice (colour used in example is claret, (colour 1)) single crochet in the back loop of the stitches.
When you arrive at the corner of the first square, crochet 1 single crochet in the chain 2 area and continue in the corner of the next square with again 1 single crochet in chain 2 area, and single crochet in back loops.
When you arrive at the corner of the blanket, crochet in chain 2 area: 2 single crochet, 2 chains, 2 single crochet. Continue with single crochet in back loops. At the end of the round, crochet with slip stitch in first stitch of the round.

Round 2) Change colour if you want (colour in example is spice, (colour4)) and single crochets in every stitch until corner of the blanket. In chain 2 area of corner: 1 single crochet, 2 chains, 1 single crochet. At the end of the round, crochet with slip stitch in first stitch of the round.

Round 3) Change colour if you want (colour in example is saffron (colour 5)) and repeat round 2. At the end of the round, crochet with slip stitch in first stitch of the round.

Round 4) Change colour if you want (colour in example is bright green (colour 7)). Crochet 1 single crochet, 2 chains, 1 single crochet in the same stitch. This forms a kind of ‘v’shape. Skip 2 stitches and continue until corner of the blanket.
Make sure you can skip a few stitches after the last ‘v’ before the corner (so that the v is not too close to the corner). Crochet in the chains area in the corner: 2 single crochet, 2 chains, 2 single crochet. Skip 2 stitches and continue with the v-stitches until next corner.¬†At the end of the round, crochet with slip stitch in first stitch of the round.

Round¬†5)¬†Change colour if you want (colour in example is teal (colour 9)). Crochet 3 single crochet in the chain 2 area at the top of the ‘v’stitch of round 4. Crochet 1 single crochet in between the v’s. Repeat until corner of the blanket.
In the corner: crochet 2 single crochet, 2 chains, 2 single crochet in chain 2 area of previous round. At the end of the round, crochet with slip stitch in first stitch of the round.

Round 6) Change colour if you want (colour in example is aster (colour 11)). Make sure you use a ball yarn of which you have the most for this round.
Crochet 3 single crochet in the backloop of the 3 single crochets of previous round (in top of the v’s). Crochet a double crochet in the first of the 2 skipped stitches in round 4. This falls over the single crochet in between the v’s, so you skip that stitch. Continue with 3 single crochet in back loop of the 3 single crochet from previous round etc.
In corner: double crochet in round 3, 2 single crochet in back loops, 1 single crochet, 1 chain, 1 single crochet in chain 2 area, double crochet in round 3 and continue with rest of round. At the end of the round, crochet with slip stitch in first stitch of the round.

Round 7) Change colour if you want (colour in example is grape (colour 14)). Crochet single crochets in every stitch until corner. Crochet in chain 1 area: 2 single crochet, 2 chains, 2 single crochet. At the end of the round, crochet with slip stitch in first stitch of the round.


WEEK 14:  Monday 2 May 2016

Colours: 13, 14& 1

We are going to crochet 10 squares in 2 colour variations again. 

We are going to crochet 5 squares in the next colour variation (pattern is written in detail in the pdf file):

Colourcombination 27:
Row 1: Colour 1
Row 2: Colour 1
Row 3: Colour 13
Row 4: Colour 13
Row 5: Colour 14

After that you crochet 5 squares in the following colour variation:

Colourcombination 28:
Row 1: Colour 13
Row 2: Colour 13
Row 3: Colour 1
Row 4: Colour 1
Row 5: Colour 14

You can block them if you want.
Sew the colourcombinations 27 and 2i together alternately with colour 14, starting the row of squares with colourcombination 27.

If you use the colours from the Rainbow Blanket, it will look something like this:

rainbow-blanket-row14

 

Sew this complete row of 10 squares together.
If you are finished with that, sew them with colour 14 to the previous row 13 you made last week.
Be carefull to attach colourcombination 27 under colourcombination 25 of last week!

Enjo crocheting!


WEEK 13:  Monday 25 April 2016

Colours: 12, 13& 14

We are going to crochet 10 squares in 2 colour variations again. 

We are going to crochet 5 squares in the next colour variation (pattern is written in detail in the pdf file):

Colourcombination 25:
Row 1: Colour 12
Row 2: Colour 12
Row 3: Colour 14
Row 4: Colour 14
Row 5: Colour 13

After that you crochet 5 squares in the following colour variation:

Colourcombination 26:
Row 1: Colour 14
Row 2: Colour 14
Row 3: Colour 12
Row 4: Colour 12
Row 5: Colour 13

You can block them if you want.
Sew the colourcombinations 25 and 26 together alternately with colour 13, starting the row of squares with colourcombination 25.

If you use the colours from the Rainbow Blanket, it will look something like this:

rainbow-blanket-row13

 

Sew this complete row of 10 squares together.
If you are finished with that, sew them with colour 13 to the previous row 12 you made last week.
Be carefull to attach colourcombination 25 under colourcombination 23 of last week!

Enjoy crocheting!


style=”color:#808080;”>WEEK 12:¬†¬†Monday 18 April 2016

Colours: 11, 12& 13

We are going to crochet 10 squares in 2 colour variations again. 

We are going to crochet 5 squares in the next colour variation (pattern is written in detail in the pdf file):

Colourcombination 23:
Row 1: Colour 13
Row 2: Colour 13
Row 3: Colour 11
Row 4: Colour 11
Row 5: Colour 12

After that you crochet 5 squares in the following colour variation:

Colourcombination 24:
Row 1: Colour 11
Row 2: Colour 11
Row 3: Colour 13
Row 4: Colour 13
Row 5: Colour 12

You can block them if you want.
Sew the colourcombinations 23 and 24 together alternately with colour 12, starting the row of squares with colourcombination 23.

If you use the colours from the Rainbow Blanket, it will look something like this:

rainbow-blanket-row12

 

Sew this complete row of 10 squares together.
If you are finished with that, sew them with colour 12 to the previous row 11 you made last week.
Be carefull to attach colourcombination 23 under colourcombination 21 of last week!

Enjoy crocheting!


WEEK 11:  Monday 11 April 2016

Colours: 10, 11 & 12

We are going to crochet 10 squares in 2 colour variations again. 

We are going to crochet 5 squares in the next colour variation (pattern is written in detail in the pdf file):

Colourcombination 21:
Row 1: Colour 10
Row 2: Colour 10
Row 3: Colour 12
Row 4: Colour 12
Row 5: Colour 11

After that you crochet 5 squares in the following colour variation:

Colourcombination 22:
Row 1: Colour 12
Row 2: Colour 12
Row 3: Colour 10
Row 4: Colour 10
Row 5: Colour 11

You can block them if you want.
Sew the colourcombinations 21 and 22 together alternately with colour 11, starting the row of squares with colourcombination 21.

If you use the colours from the Rainbow Blanket, it will look something like this:

rainbow-blanket-row11

Sew this complete row of 10 squares together.
If you are finished with that, sew them with colour 11 to the previous row 10 you made last week.
Be carefull to attach colourcombination 21 under colourcombination 19 of last week!

Enjoy crocheting!


WEEK 10:  Monday 4 April 2016

Colours: 9, 10 & 11

We are going to crochet 10 squares in 2 colour variations again. 

We are going to crochet 5 squares in the next colour variation (pattern is written in detail in the pdf file):

Colourcombination 19:
Row 1: Colour 11
Row 2: Colour 11
Row 3: Colour 9
Row 4: Colour 9
Row 5: Colour 10

After that you crochet 5 squares in the following colour variation:

Colourcombination 20:
Row 1: Colour 9
Row 2: Colour 9
Row 3: Colour 11
Row 4: Colour 11
Row 5: Colour 10

You can block them if you want.
Sew the colourcombinations 19 and 20 together alternately with colour 10, starting the row of squares with colourcombination 19.

If you use the colours from the Rainbow Blanket, it will look something like this:

rainbow-blanket-row10

Sew this complete row of 10 squares together.
If you are finished with that, sew them with colour 10 to the previous row 9 you made last week.
Be carefull to attach colourcombination 19 under colourcombination 17 of last week!

Enjoy crocheting!


WEEK 9:  Monday 28 March 2016

Colours: 8, 9 & 10

We are going to crochet 10 squares in 2 colour variations again. 

We are going to crochet 5 squares in the next colour variation (pattern is written in detail in the pdf file):

Colourcombination 17:
Row 1: Colour 8
Row 2: Colour 8
Row 3: Colour 10
Row 4: Colour 10
Row 5: Colour 9

After that you crochet 5 squares in the following colour variation:

Colourcombination 18:
Row 1: Colour 10
Row 2: Colour 10
Row 3: Colour 8
Row 4: Colour 8
Row 5: Colour 9

You can block them if you want.
Sew the colourcombinations 17 and 18 together alternately with colour 9, starting the row of squares with colourcombination 17.

If you use the colours from the Rainbow Blanket, it will look something like this:

rainbow-blanket-row09

Sew this complete row of 10 squares together.
If you are finished with that, sew them with colour 9 to the previous row 8 you made last week.
Be carefull to attach colourcombination 17 under colourcombination 15 of last week!

Enjoy crocheting!


WEEK 8:  Monday 21 March 2016

Colours: 7, 8 & 9

We are going to crochet 10 squares in 2 colour variations again. 

We are going to crochet 5 squares in the next colour variation (pattern is written in detail in the pdf file):

Colourcombination 15:
Row 1: Colour 9
Row 2: Colour 9
Row 3: Colour 7
Row 4: Colour 7
Row 5: Colour 8

After that you crochet 5 squares in the following colour variation:

Colourcombination 16:
Row 1: Colour 7
Row 2: Colour 7
Row 3: Colour 9
Row 4: Colour 9
Row 5: Colour 8

You can block them if you want.
Sew the colourcombinations 15 and 16 together alternately with colour 8, starting the row of squares with colourcombination 15.

If you use the colours from the Rainbow Blanket, it will look something like this:

rainbow-blanket-row08

Sew this complete row of 10 squares together.
If you are finished with that, sew them with colour 8 to the previous row 7 you made last week.
Be carefull to attach colourcombination 15 under colourcombination 13 of last week!

Enjoy crocheting!


 

WEEK 7:  Monday 14 March 2016

Colours: 6, 7 & 8

We are going to crochet 10 squares in 2 colour variations again. 

We are going to crochet 5 squares in the next colour variation (pattern is written in detail in the pdf file):

Colourcombination 13:
Row 1: Colour 6
Row 2: Colour 6
Row 3: Colour 8
Row 4: Colour 8
Row 5: Colour 7

After that you crochet 5 squares in the following colour variation:

Colourcombination 14:
Row 1: Colour 8
Row 2: Colour 8
Row 3: Colour 6
Row 4: Colour 6
Row 5: Colour 7

You can block them if you want.
Sew the colourcombinations 13 and 14 together alternately with colour 7, starting the row of squares with colourcombination 13.

If you use the colours from the Rainbow Blanket, it will look something like this:

rainbow-blanket-row07

Sew this complete row of 10 squares together.
If you are finished with that, sew them with colour 7 to the previous row 6 you made last week.
Be carefull to attach colourcombination 13 under colourcombination 11 of last week!

Enjoy crocheting!


WEEK 6:  Monday 7 March 2016

Colours: 5, 6 & 7

We are going to crochet 10 squares in 2 colour variations again. 

We are going to crochet 5 squares in the next colour variation (pattern is written in detail in the pdf file):

Colourcombination 11:
Row 1: Colour 7
Row 2: Colour 7
Row 3: Colour 5
Row 4: Colour 5
Row 5: Colour 6

After that you crochet 5 squares in the following colour variation:

Colourcombination 12:
Row 1: Colour 5
Row 2: Colour 5
Row 3: Colour 7
Row 4: Colour 7
Row 5: Colour 6

You can block them if you want.
Sew the colourcombinations 11 and 12 together alternately with colour 6, starting the row of squares with colourcombination 11.

If you use the colours from the Rainbow Blanket, it will look something like this:

rainbow-blanket-row06

Sew this complete row of 10 squares together.
If you are finished with that, sew them with colour 6 to the previous row 5 you made last week.
Be carefull to attach colourcombination 11 under colourcombination 9 of last week!

Enjoy crocheting!


WEEK 5:  Monday 29 February 2016

Colours: 4, 5 & 6

We are going to crochet 10 squares in 2 colour variations again. 

We are going to crochet 5 squares in the next colour variation (pattern is written in detail in the pdf file):

Colourcombination 9:
Row 1: Colour 4
Row 2: Colour 4
Row 3: Colour 6
Row 4: Colour 6
Row 5: Colour 5

After that you crochet 5 squares in the following colour variation:

Colourcombination 10:
Row 1: Colour 6
Row 2: Colour 6
Row 3: Colour 4
Row 4: Colour 4
Row 5: Colour 5

You can block them if you want.
Sew the colourcombinations 9 and 10 together alternately with colour 5, starting the row of squares with colourcombination 9.

If you use the colours from the Rainbow Blanket, it will look something like this:

rainbow-blanket-row05

Sew this complete row of 10 squares together.
If you are finished with that, sew them with colour 5 to the previous row 4 you made last week.
Be carefull to attach colourcombination 9 under colourcombination 7 of last week!

Enjoy crocheting!


WEEK 4:  Monday 22 February 2016

Colours: 3, 4 & 5

We are going to crochet 10 squares in 2 colour variations again. 

We are going to crochet 5 squares in the next colour variation (pattern is written in detail in the pdf file):

Colourcombination 7:
Row 1: Colour 5
Row 2: Colour 5
Row 3: Colour 3
Row 4: Colour 3
Row 5: Colour 4

After that you crochet 5 squares in the following colour variation:

Colourcombination 8:
Row 1: Colour 3
Row 2: Colour 3
Row 3: Colour 5
Row 4: Colour 5
Row 5: Colour 4

You can block them if you want.
Sew the colourcombinations 7 and 8 together alternately with colour 4, starting the row of squares with colourcombination 7.

If you use the colours from the Rainbow Blanket, it will look something like this:

rainbow-blanket-row04

Sew this complete row of 10 squares together.
If you are finished with that, sew them with colour 4 to the previous row 3 you made last week.
Be carefull to attach colourcombination 7 under colourcombination 5 of last week!

Enjoy crocheting!


 

WEEK 3:  Monday 15 February 2016

Colours: 2, 3 & 4

We are going to crochet 10 squares in 2 colour variations again. 

We are going to crochet 5 squares in the next colour variation (pattern is written in detail in the pdf file):

Colourcombination 5:
Row 1: Colour 2
Row 2: Colour 2
Row 3: Colour 4
Row 4: Colour 4
Row 5: Colour 3

After that you crochet 5 squares in the following colour variation:

Colourcombination 6:
Row 1: Colour 4
Row 2: Colour 4
Row 3: Colour 2
Row 4: Colour 2
Row 5: Colour 3

You can block them if you want.
Sew the colourcombinations 5 and 6 together alternately with colour 3, starting the row of squares with colourcombination 5.

If you use the colours from the Rainbow Blanket, it will look something like this:

rainbow-blanket-row03

Sew this complete row of 10 squares together.
If you are finished with that, sew them with colour 3 to the previous row 2 you made last week.
Be carefull to attach colourcombination 5 under colourcombination 3 of last week!

Enjoy crocheting!


WEEK 2:  Monday 8 February 2016

Colours: 1, 2 & 3

We are going to crochet 10 squares in 2 colour variations again. 

We are going to crochet 5 squares in the next colour variation (pattern is written in detail in the pdf file):

Colourcombination 3:
Row 1: Colour 3
Row 2: Colour 3
Row 3: Colour 1
Row 4: Colour 1
Row 5: Colour 2

After that you crochet 5 squares in the following colour variation:

Colourcombination 4:
Row 1: Colour 1
Row 2: Colour 1
Row 3: Colour 3
Row 4: Colour 3
Row 5: Colour 2

You can block them if you want.
Sew the colourcombinations 1 and 2 together alternately with colour 2, starting the row of squares with colourcombination 3.

If you use the colours from the Rainbow Blanket, it will look something like this:

 

rainbow-blanket-row02

Sew this complete row fo 10 squares together.
If you are finished with that, sew them with colour 2 to the previous row 1 you made last week.
Be carefull to attach colourcombination 3 under colourcombination 1 of last week!

Enjoy crocheting!


 

Week 1: Monday 1 February 2016

Colours: 14, 1 & 2

We are going to crochet 10 squares in 2 colour variations. We are starting easy :).
We are going to crochet 5 squares in the next colour variation (pattern is written in detail in the pdf file):

Colourcombination 1:
Round 1: Colour 14

Round 2 Colour 14
Round 3: Colour 2
Round 4: Colour 2
Round 5: Colour 1

After that you crochet 5 squares in the following colour variation:

Colourcombination 2:
Round 1: Colour 2
Round 2: Colour 2
Round 3: Colour 14
round 4: Colour 14
Round 5: Colour 1

You can block them if you want.
Sew the colourcombinations 1 and 2 together alternately with colour 1, starting the row of squares with combination 1.

If you use the colours from the Rainbow Blanket, it will look something like this:

rainbow-blanket-row01

Happy crocheting!!!


If you are an absolute beginner, you first need to know the following stitches:

  • magic ring:

 

  • chains

 

 

  • slip stitches

 

  • single crochet

 

  • double crochet

 

  • sew them together

 

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13 comments

  1. hi i was wondering if you could help me please i want to do the rainbow blanket CAL but only have sidar hayfield dk and im not sure which colours to use as stylecraft dk is the suggested any help would be much appreciated as this will be my first big project and CAL so i do not want to mess it up before i start

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  2. HI, I’m just finding this cal and would like to make this. I’m not able to find the list of colors. Can you please provide it for me? Or at least how many colors were used and how much of each. Thank you for your help.

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    • Hi Verla!
      How fun that you will join the rainbow blanket community ūüôā !
      Tonight I will upload a full new pdf document with the intstructi, patterns and all the 15 weeks of instructions

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  3. Oops, clicked enter. Anyway, the colours used are from Stylecraft Special DK. The pdf file at the top of this blig page has all the information so you can start, including the colours! There are 14 colours used and the balls of tarn are 200 m long. Enjoy crocheting!

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  4. Starting this CAL, hoping to have it completed by Christmas. I have the first three weeks complete. Will join once I block the squares. I’m waiting on a blocking board that should arrive soon!

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  5. I love this pattern! I have completed the squares and I am currently hoping them…I do have one question…what color yarn do you use to join the rows( not sure if I am overlooking that?) Do you just use the best one between the two bored colors? I am going to do the boarder you did! Can’t wait to get it done‚̧ԳŹThanks for sharing!! Krista

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    • Hi Krista! Great to hear you love the pattern!
      The yarncolour that you used for the last round of the squares of the row you crocheted is the colour you use to join the next round with. Although some people have used black as an extra round added to each square and also to sew them together with. Hope this helps!

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