The ‘Over The Rainbow’ Blanket features a gorgeous crochet wavy shell stitch that is on display as it alternates between a line of white followed by the ROYGBIV of the rainbow colors!
The Story Behind This Blanket…
In 2018 my husband and I walked a journey we never thought we would. We experienced a miscarriage for the first time. The weeks and even months preceding the event left me with so many thoughts and emotions.
Miscarriage is a loss like none other I’ve ever experienced. I wanted to create something to remember this little life we loved so much but never got to hold this side of heaven.
A year passed by and one day, as I sat creating this blanket, little did I know God was growing another precious one in my womb. A babe who would be born within days of the little one we never held in our arms due date.
I had begun with the intention of having something to remember this life we had lost but unintentionally created it as a source of joy to eventually wrap and celebrate our rainbow baby.
This pattern holds an extra special place in my heart for this reason.
It’s a symbol of promise and joy. Something our hearts experienced when we found out we would be blessed with another little life.
If you yourself are awaiting this arrival of a rainbow or perhaps you know a mama who is awaiting one. This pattern was created with you all in my heart and mind.
Miscarriage is the loss of a child. No matter what anyone says or tells you. You ARE a mama. A mama who has never gotten the joy of getting to hold, kiss, squeeze, and make memories with their little one.
A life they longed and perhaps even prayed for…
What You Need To Make the Crochet Wave Stitch Blanket: ‘Over The Rainbow’ Blanket
- 5MM hook
- Caron Simply Soft in the following colors: (white, red, orange, golden yellow, green, blue, purple) ***yardage is placed with the size of the blanket being made***
- Tapestry Needle
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The Pattern For the Baby Blanket Size (30″X 36″)
***appr. 2500 – 2700 yards***
Exact Colors I used – 2 (white); 1 (royal blue); 1 (pumpkin); 1 (lavender blue); 1 (gold); 1 (sage); 1 (harvest red)
(measurements are based on the pattern repeat. for every repeat, you should have a measurement of approximately: 3.5″ (7 sc + 7 dc)
Please note: if you are making your fan or “rainbow” rows with white, you will need more of the white. If you are changing the rainbow rows from white to each color of the rainbow, you will need to increase your color amounts and have less of the white color.
*8 repeats of the rows for creating a cascading rainbow.
R1 – in the 3rd CH from the hook place 3 DC. *skip 3. Place 1 SC in each of the next 7 sts. Skip 3. Place 7 DC all together into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way across ending with 4 DC all together in the last stitch. CH 1. Turn.
R2 – (CH 1 does NOT count as a stitch) SC in each stitch all the way across. CH 1. Turn.
R3 – (CH 1 does NOT count as a stitch) Place 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. *Skip 3. Place 7 DC all together into the next stitch. Skip 3. Place 1 SC in each of the next 7 sts. * Repeat from * to * ending with a SC into each of the last 4 sts. CH 1. Turn.
R4 – (CH 1 does NOT count as a stitch) SC in each stitch all the way across. CH 1. Turn.
R5 – (CH 1 does NOT count as a stitch) Place 4 DC all together in the first stitch. * Skip 3. Place 1 SC in each of the next 7 sts. Skip 3. Place 7 DC all together into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * ending with 4 DC all together into the last stitch. CH 1 Turn.
R6 – R96: repeat rows 2 – 5
R97 – (CH 1 does NOT count as a stitch) SC in each stitch all the way across. CH 1. Turn.
Tie off and weave in your ends.
***you will need to decide if you want the SC rows to be your colors or the white yarn. As shown in the video, I showed you what both look like in hopes it helps you make a better decision on what you want in your overall blanket look.***