Yay! It is finished!
I started this Crochet Rainbow Heart Blanket back in April 2015 so it has taken me over a year to complete it, although that I did put it away when we started to hit the Queensland Summer months – way too hot for crocheting blankets! But with the cooler weather at the moment I was determined to get it done and be able to enjoy it.
I have shared lots of updates on social media – especially Instagram – and a couple of blog posts along the way.
The yarn is MyBoshi from Spotlight. It is super thick and soft but sadly I haven’t seen it in store this year. I bought 3 balls each of 8 colours to create an extended rainbow and just as many balls of white. Later I went back and bought 6 balls each of turquoise and royal blue to finish the edges.
Find similar yarn at American Yarns:
The main heart pattern is a free one from MyPicot.com – find it here. It includes step by step photos for this design which changes colours every two rows.
My blanket has 38 hearts across each row and I used almost one ball for each row. I now have a collection of almost finished balls of rainbow yarn! (I think I’ll use them to cover coathangers.)
My finished blanket is approximately 70″ x 50″ (178cm x 127cm).
When I got to the end of my three sets of rainbow rows alternating with white, I really wanted a wider blanket but couldn’t buy all of the yarn colours. So I bought 6 balls each of two colours that I liked and finished with 4 rows of half double crochet in each colour. I went back to the “bottom” of the blanket and added the extra rows there as well so that my blanket became wide enough to run down a single bed – or perfect for stretching out on the couch!
This may be my new favourite project ever! I really do love rainbows and this is such a warm cuddly rainbow.