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Stormy Rainbow Blanket crochet pattern - digital or hard copy



If you have ever been on the RiverKnits website or seen them at a yarn show, you will have seen their rainbow wall of mini skeins. A blast of colour, full of possibilities no matter your shade preference.

Stormy Rainbow Blanket has been designed with my love of earthy tones in mind, but you could just as easily crochet it in a unicorn, jewel or brilliantly bright rainbow. For a more luxurious version, you could use Chimera yarn for the colour stripes. Charts are given for both options with suggested yarn colours.

The blanket is made using the intarsia crochet method and just one simple stitch. Easy row repeats make it a great first intarsia crochet project.

The blanket is a mirror image, initially working through 12 (rainbow mini skeins) or 6 (Chimera yarn) contrasting colours, and then mirroring these colours from the centre out.


Materials for Earthy Rainbow version: RiverKnits Nene 4ply, 100g/400m/437yds, 100% British Bluefaced Leicester. 3 x 100g of MC and 12 x 20g mini-skeins in your chosen set of colours.

Pattern Main Colour - 3 x 100g shade Steinchen.

Pattern Contrast Colours - 1 x 20g of each.

CC1 – Jewel Fuchsia, CC2 – Jewel Crimson, CC3 - Jewel Tomato, CC4 – Brilliant Orange, CC5 – Brilliant Gold, CC6 – Jewel Yellow, CC7 – Jewel Lime, CC8 – Jewel Green, CC9 – Shadow Jade, CC10 – Shadow Turquoise, CC11 – Shadow Indigo, CC12 - Shadow Violet

Materials for Chimera version: RiverKnits Nene 4ply, 100g/400m/437yds, 100% British Bluefaced Leicester for MC and RiverKnits Chimera, 50g/195m/213yds, 100% British Bluefaced Leicester in your chosen set of colours for colour stripes.

Pattern Main Colour - 3 x 100g RiverKnits Nene 4ply, shade Unterwasserwelt.

Pattern Contrast Colours - 1 x 50g of each.

CC1 – Rainforest, CC2 - Aurora Borealis, CC3 – Spice Market, CC4 – Sonnet, CC5 - My Other Boat is a Yacht, CC6 - Water

3.5mm (Us E4) & 4mm hook (US G6)

2 x place markers (different colours) 

1 x stitch marker (to secure stitch when putting project aside)

Tapestry needle 

Blocking equipment

Tension/gauge: 19 sts and 15 rows over 10cm/4" (unblocked). 17 sts and 13.25 rows over 10cm/4" (blocked). It is important to get gauge. If you don’t, you risk running out of yarn in the final contrast colour rows of the blanket.


Lap Blanket Dimensions: Unblocked 100cm/39.5" x 87cm/34". Blocked 112cm/44" x 98cm/38.5".

Yarn substitutions: Any 4ply yarn with  400m (437yds) per 100g that gets tension and offers good drape and stitch definition.  The blanket uses approximately 18g of each 20g mini skein. If you use a different blend, your gauge may vary and it is possible that you will not have enough yarn to complete all of the rows.


Stitches used: 

ch - chain    dc - double crochet (US single crochet)  HBtr - Herringbone treble crochet (US Herringbone double crochet)   starting tr - starting treble (US starting double crochet) 

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Pattern Pricing

I now operate a ‘pay what you can’ scale for my electronic/downloadable single patterns.  I usually charge £5 for these patterns and to encourage access for all crafters, these are now available on a scale of £3 - £7 and you chose what you can afford within that scale. 

Please note that this doesn’t apply to my hard copy patterns, which remain priced at £5 and come with an automatic digital download.

It would be great to see your finished objects on Instagram - #StormyRainbowBlanket #FayDHDesigns


Pattern format

Stormy Rainbow Blanket is an eight-page document.  If you are purchasing a printed copy, it is A4 sized with large, clear text.

Weights given are approximated to provide the best estimate for postage and packaging costs only.


Product materials, sourcing and PoM Rating

This product was originated by me at Fay Dashper-Hughes Designs.  This pattern is printed on paper that is manufactured using wind power,100% recycled post-consumer fibre and carbon neutral.  It is printed by me in my studio in Cheshire, England.

Postage and Packaging

You can read all about P&P here.

The P&P costs applied are very transparent.  No additional costs are added on, you simply pay for the cost of packaging and the cost of postage.  I don't offer free P&P because what that usually means is that the cost of P&P has been added to the cost of goods.  I think it is better to assume that my customers aren't daft and would rather have transparent P&P costs than the pretence of 'Free P&P' with inflated prices on the items that they are buying.  


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