Striped Rainbow Baby Afghan


This afghan was especially enjoyable to work on and very special personally since I was crocheting it for my fifth grandchild. I am now the proud grandmother of one boy and four girls. As the grandchildren keep coming – I am so glad I have developed a skill like crocheting. This way I cannot only give them a gift, but something that was made with my own hands and with plenty of love and prayers. I like to pray for the person while I crochet his or her gift.

The Striped Rainbow Baby Afghan is a design that was published by Herrschners. I love the original patterns that this company produces. This was an Intermediate pattern that had finished measurements at 38″ x 39″.

I used “Bernat Baby Coordinates” Yarn in the colors of Soft Blue, Baby Pink, White, Peach, Lemon Custard, Orchid and Iced Mint. Can you believe I had to go to five stores to located some peach in baby yarn? Until this afghan I always thought peach was a popular color for baby afghans. I guess my age is showing here isn’t it?


The afghan itself was composed of the double crochet and the “Crossover Long Double Crochet” which I did a tutorial on a few weeks ago, remember? (Click on the link to see the tutorial:  Cross Over Long dc). The long double crochet was crossed over a grouping of double crochet’s (Double Crochet) – producing a beautiful pattern of side ways V’s. Since the afghan had the long double crochet only on one side it made it a reversible effect with each side being unique.

I have always loved a rainbow of pastel color’s for baby afghans, especially for the girls. I am hoping this will be a start of some crochet items that my granddaugher will grow to treasure and love, and maybe develop a love for the art like us.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.


About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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5 Responses to Striped Rainbow Baby Afghan

  1. Sounds fun and challenging. I probably won’t be able to go through the whole thing with you, but I am intrigued to try some of it. I have been crocheting since I was in high school, but I do pretty basic things at this point.

  2. susanklement says:

    Beautiful blanket! I love giving gifts that are handmade, too, and thinking about the recipient while I do the stitches. Congrats on the new grandchild as well.

  3. LeeAnne says:

    The blanket is beautiful Pamela I’m sure they will love it. I will have to give that stitch a try as it makes a truly beautiful stitch.

  4. Thank you for all the encouraging words, I really enjoyed working on this afghan and thought it came out beautiful.

  5. Regina do not be so hard on your self, you might be better then you think. Just keep crocheting and one day you will surprise yourself.

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