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Rainbow Ridge Beginner Crochet Blanket

Rainbow Ridge Beginner Crochet Blanket

Thank you so much for sharing!

Today I’ve got another beginner crochet blanket tutorial for you, I know how much you love these!  I’m calling this one the rainbow ridge beginner crochet blanket. This one is very beginner friendly and you can get this stunning result just by choosing a self striping yarn!  Full video tutorial at the end of this post!

Rainbow Ridge Beginner Crochet Blanket

Are you a crochet newbie?  Check out my Top 10 Tips for Beginner Crocheters PDF!  I think this will give you some great tips and tricks as you develop your crochet skills.


-The blanket in the photos measures 30 x 34.  I used 2 balls of the Lion Brand CupCake yarn in the color Balloons, but there are so many great “cupcake” style yarns that I think you should pick one of similar weight and in colors that you love.  This yarn is a size 3 weight and has 590 yards per ball.

-Use hook size suggested on yarn label

Throw Size/Modifications

You can chain any amount for this pattern. Because we are doing all hdc throughout the entire project you don’t need to worry about multiples. You can use any type of yarn with any weight you would like. This yarn is a size 3 with 590 yds, so I would do a chain of 250 and 5 balls of yarn for a throw size.


*Instructions are for baby size (30 x 34)

hdc = half double crochet.  UK term= htr or half treble crochet

yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Chain 120

Insert hdc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in each foundation chain stitch all the way to the end. chain 1 and turn work.

Place hdc in the very first stitch and hdc in each stitch to the end of the row.  Repeat this until blanket reaches desired size.

Make sure you end on the “right” side of the blanket to begin the border. Chain 1 and working down the side of the blanket, sc crochet at the end if each row to build the foundation for the border.

When you reach a corner, place 3 sc to allow it go go around the corner and then continue all the way around the blanket 2 times before adding the picot.

Slip stitch back to the beginning, chain 4 and sl st at the base of the chain (picot), sc 3 and repeat.

Once the picot border is done, slip stitch back to the beginning and fasten of. Weave in ends.

What do you think of this blanket?  I love that it is so simple, but with a striking yarn you can make it special without making it complicated.

Looking for a different kind of blanket? Try this one!

Here is the full video tutorial!

Megan Hoffman

Thursday 18th of October 2018

I just found your YouTube channel the other night and i'm so excited to learn how to do some different crafts. Its been pretty hard to find a video that walks you through each step and if you can a majority of them don't speak very good English and that's why i was so happy to find your channel. After i finish this baby blanket my mom has asked me to make her a shawl that comes to a v in the back. I'm really not sure how to even begin that type or project. I went through your videos and didn't see one for that so i was wondering if that is a video you would consider making or if you know anyone who has a really good video on how to make it.

Jonnita Stubbs

Thursday 18th of October 2018

How do you keep up with your stitch count ? How do you insure your rows are straight?

Rose corn

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

Can you please write a beginner version for knitters.thsnk you. Rose corn

Alma DirpAul

Monday 15th of October 2018

I have a Caron cupcake yarn that is 4 weight and 200 g per ball. I only have 2 balls! What do you suggest?


Saturday 13th of October 2018

I’d also love to know. Does the yarn band tell you how many stitches to chain in order for the colour changes to be seamless?


Wednesday 17th of October 2018

No, that would be difficult to regulate since they can be used for many different projects. If the shift in color mid row would bother you then you might want to pick a different yarn or at the end of the row if you see the color change happening than trim and start the next row with that new color change. Does that make sense?

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