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Free Rainbow Crochet
Baby Blanket Patterns

13 of the best free patterns for crochet rainbow baby blankets in one beautfully curated collection.

These patterns are perfect for creating a cheerful and cozy blanket for your little one.

There are two different types of patterns in this collection: baby blankets with rainbow shapes and baby blankets made in rainbow colours.

A rainbow crochet baby blanket with scissors and a crochet hook.
Photo: haakmaarraak.nl

Larksfoot Rainbow Baby Blanket Pattern from Haak Maar Raak

This is a free crochet rainbow baby blanket pattern worked in a variation of the Larksfoot Stitch. The pattern is suitable for advanced beginners/intermediate-level crocheters.

SIZE: 47¼” x 37½” (120 cm x 95 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #2 sport weight yarn, e.g., Scheepjes Stone Washed.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Larksfoot Stitch, Crab Stitch, and Standing Double Crochet.

A rainbow granny square baby blanket.
Photo: knottednest.com

Rainbow Squares Crochet Baby Blanket from The Knotted Nest

These little pastel rainbows are just the cutest. The blanket is made with 15 rainbow squares and 15 solid squares in the Mini Bean Stitch.

SIZE: Each square is approximately 6½” x 6½” (16.5 cm x 16.5 cm), and the finished blanket measures 36″ x 44″ (91 cm x 112 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #5 bulky/chunky weight yarn, e.g., Hue + Me from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: Six skeins in the Sea Glass colourway, two skeins in Rose Water, and one skein each in Agave, Bellini, and Desert.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6.50 mm (K-10 ½) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Mini Bean Stitch.

A crochet sampler baby blanket in rainbow colours.
Photo: haakmaarraak.nl

Baby Rainbow Sampler Blanket from Haak Maar Raak

Sampler blankets are great for learning and practising new stitches, perfect for adventurous beginners.

SIZE: 47″ x 34″ (120 cm x 87 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #1 sock/fingering weight yarn, e.g., Scheepjes Catona.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a yarn needle, and blocking supplies.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Colour Changing, Popcorn Stitch, Granny Clusters, Wave Stitch, Bobble Stitch, Larksfoot Stitch, Puff Stitch, Shell Stitch, Catherine Wheel, Herringbone Stitch, Star Stitch, Crab Stitch, and Surface Crochet.

A white crochet granny square baby blanket with rainbow edging.
Photo: zeensandroger.com

Rainbow Edged Granny Square Blanket from Zeens And Roger

The rainbow edging on this simple blanket lets you use a beautiful rainbow of colours more subtly. There is a video tutorial for this pattern.

SIZE: customised to your measurements.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 light/DK weight yarn, e.g., Stylecraft Special DK.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Bobble Shell Edging.

A crochet ripple baby blanket in bright rainbow colours.
Photo: trulycrochet.com

Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket from Truly Crochet

This free crochet rainbow baby blanket features the classic ripple stitch with a cute bobble stitch variation. This blanket is crocheted with two strands of yarn held together.

SIZE: 24¼” x 24¾” (61.5 cm x 63 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 light/DK weight yarn, e.g., Stylecraft Special DK.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a tapestry needle, and a tape measure.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Bobble Stitch and crocheting with two strands of yarn held together.

A white crochet baby blanket with a rainbow stripe.
Photo: themoulehole.com

Rainbow Prism Baby Blanket from The Moule Hole

This free crochet pattern features a sweet and simple rainbow stripe.

SIZE: 30″ x 28″ (76 cm x 71 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 medium/worsted weight yarn, e.g., Hayfield Aran.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?:
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors and a needle for weaving in ends.

A rainbow crochet baby blanket hanging over a crib.
Photo: burgundyandblush.co.uk

Rainbow Blanket Crochet Pattern from Burgundy & Blush

This free pattern uses the intarsia colour-changing method and is a good introduction to colour work for beginners.

YARN WEIGHT: #3 light/DK weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: You’ll need yarn in five colours: 230 g/748 yds in colour A, 95 g/309 yds in colour B, 74 g/241 yds in colour C, 62 g/ 203 yds in colour D, and 49 g/ 159 yds in colour E.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Intarsia colourwork.

A folded rainbow crochet baby blanket next to a basket of yarn.
Photo: anniedesigncrochet.com

Easy Crochet Ripple Rainbow Baby Blanket from Annie Design Crochet

Sunny is a free pattern that uses basic crochet stitches and an easy repeat.

SIZE: 40″ x 46″ (101.5 cm x 117 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 medium/worsted weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 547 yards (500 m) of yarn for the main colour, and you can use any scraps of yarn for the coloured stripes.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors and a yarn needle.

A young child playing on a crochet rainbow baby blanket.
Photo: makeanddocrew.com

Modern Rainbow C2C Crochet Blanket Pattern from Make & Do Crew

The Over the Rainbow Blanket is a free pattern for a cute corner-to-corner blanket that uses a muted colour scheme to give it a modern look. This pattern is worked from a graph.

SIZE: 44″ x 44″ (112 cm x 112 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 medium/worsted weight yarn, e.g., Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling Yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 575 g in the Beige Heather colourway, 175 g in White, 60 g in Olive, 50 g in Peachy, 50 g in Honey, 45 g in Adobe, and 45 g in Silver Heather.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors and a tapestry needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Corner-to-Corner Crochet and C2C Popcorn Stitch.

A crochet rainbow moss stitch baby blanket.
Photo: daisyfarmcrafts.com

Crochet Rainbow Moss Stitch Blanket Pattern from Daisy Farm Crafts

This is a free pattern for a car seat-size baby blanket; the size is easy to adjust.

SIZE: 27″ x 30″ (68.5 cm x 76 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 medium/worsted weight yarn, e.g., Caron Little Crafties Yarn
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: One pack of Caron Little Crafties and two skeins of Caron Simply Soft in White.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a tapestry needle, and a stitch marker.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Moss Stitch.

A rainbow ripple crochet baby blanket.
Photo: bettymcknit.com

Sweetheart Rainbow Baby Blanket from Betty McKnit

This colourful blanket is an easy pattern featuring rainbow stripes and rows of granny clusters.

SIZE: 41″ x 41″ (104 cm x 104 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 light/DK weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 2400 yds/ 2000 m total.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Single Crochet and Cluster Stitches.

A closeup image of a rainbow crochet baby blanket.
Photo: onelittlehook.com

Crochet Rainbow Baby Blanket: Free Pattern from One Little Hook

The Rainbow Isles Crochet Rainbow Baby Blanket is an easy/intermediate, free crochet pattern featuring a beautiful textured stitch that looks great on both sides.

SIZE: 28″ x 30″ (71 cm x 76 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 light/DK weight yarn, e.g., Truboo from Lion Brand Yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, stitch markers, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Mixed Cluster Stitch.

A crochet rainbow baby blanket isn soft pastel colours.
Photo: sweetpotato3.com

Rainbow Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern from Sweet Potato 3

The Rainbow Hope Blanket pattern was specifically designed with rainbow babies in mind.

SIZE: 38″ x 50″ (96.5 cm x 127 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 medium/worsted weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 360 yards (330 m) of six different colours.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) and 6.50 mm (K-10 ½) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: Stitch markers, a yarn needle, scissors, and a measuring tape.

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