Rainbow Ripple Crochet

rainbow ripple crochet

Here is a deep chevron rainbow blanket I’ve been working on for quite a while now.

baby rainbow blanket

So long ago I started before our baby boy was even in my tummy.  Now he is over 3 months old and I have finally finished!  Yippeee.  I love finishing big projects.

Moda Vera Cupcake yarn in rainbow colours

I couldn’t resist the range of rainbow colours this Moda Vera Cupcake yarn came in when I bought them back in September 2010. I always wanted to make a chevron or wave crochet blanket and decided to make one from this yarn as it was fairly cheap to start with. When I realised I needed a lot more yarn I was lucky to find them discounted at Spotlight to $1! It’s quite a soft yarn being a blend of 50% nylon and 50% acrylic and was very smooth to crochet with.

154 crochet wave patterns book with designs by Darla Sims

Using pattern number 81 called Deep Chevrons from this book 154 Crochet Wave Patterns by Darla Sims I set to work using my size 5.00mm (H) crochet hook. The book is full of wave, ripple and chevron patterns and I remember having trouble choosing which pattern to use.

Rainbow blanket

Each colour chevron block is made up of 2 rows of double crochet and then there are 5 rainbow blocks to make up the whole blanket.

Deep chevron crochet blanket

Each block of colour used most of the ball and took 1 hour to crochet. That is 40 bands of colour so about 40 hours in total to crochet the whole chevron blanket.

rainbow wave crochet blanket

The rainbows are made up of 8 colours – red, pink, orange, yellow, lime green, teal, blue and indigo. My eldest daughter has been learning the order of colours in a rainbow and loves to inform me that pink isn’t technically in the rainbow. There was no purple or violet available but I added the teal as well as the pink to make it an 8 colour rainbow. I did buy some navy balls of yarn as well but decided against using them as they seemed to stand out too much from the other colours.

Rainbow bed blanket

This project turned out to be a lot bigger than expected and I did reach a point where I was overwhelmed with it and needed to have a rest from making it.

Ripple baby blanket

But that was probably because this little bundle was growing inside me. Now he is like a bright rainbow, bringing colour and joy into our lives.

Hope I may have inspired you to persist with a crafty UFO (unfinished object).  It’s well worth the effort in the end. What do you need to finish making?

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