Rainbow Blankets

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For this blanket I am using Special DK by Stylecraft  in these colours:

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  • Lipstick
  • Tomato
  • Spice
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Storm Blue
  • Denim
  • Grape
  • Parma Violet

I started off my squares with square 173 in the book 200 Crochet 2016-08-06 17.06.50-1Blocks by Jan Eaton. (Link to Amazon at end of article) I’m just using the first 5 rounds of this pattern using the first 5 colours from Lipstick to Sage. After that I used my own method of squaring the circle.

Round 6: With Storm Blue start in a corner with 4 chains, 1 double treble, 2 chains, 2 double trebles in the top of a cluster. Then in the next space 2 trebles. In the next space 2 half trebles. In the next space 2 double crochet. In the next space 2 half trebles. In the next space 2 trebles. Then in the next corner 2 double trebles, 2 chains and 2 double trebles. Continue all the way round and join with a slip stitch.

Round 7: With Denim start in any corner with 3 chains, 2 trebles, 2 chains and 3 trebles. Along each side 2 trebles in every space. 3 trebles, 2 chains and 3 trebles in each corner.

Round 8: With Grape start in any corner with 3 chains, 2 trebles,  2 chains and 3 trebles. To keep the stitch count I did 3 trebles in the first and last spaces on each side and 2 trebles in all the spaces in between. 3 trebles, 2 chains and 3 trebles in each corner.

Round 9: As round 8 but with Parma Violet.

Then join them all together using the Continuous join method. There is a great tutorial for this by The Patchwork Heart here http://www.thepatchworkheart.co.uk/2015/05/joining-squares-method-3-continuous.html

Amazon.co.uk:

200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix-and-Match

Amazon.com:

200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans

Amazon.es:

200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix-and-Match

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