Free Simple Quick And Easy Crochet Rainbow Blanket Sampler Ideas New 2021
I love to play with colors while crochet. Each time I work on a new crochet blanket pattern, one of the funniest decisions is which colors I will choose. These colors are not my usual colors. I tend to gravitate towards bright and bold colors. As this blanket grew, this color palette quickly became one of my favorites. I love the shades and think it would be perfect for a gender neutral baby gift.
This I take on a classic crochet look. I definitely didn’t develop the idea of double crochet rows and then granny strip rows. I only use my own stitch counts, my color palette, and the edges that I think of as a traditional style.
This blanket works quickly and my tester said it was one of his favorites. The variety of stitches keeps it from being boring and yet repetitive enough to work on while watching TV, listening to audiobooks or visiting friends. The classic picot edge gives this easy crochet blanket pattern a polished look and a timeless feel.
Nature’s Walk Blanket
3.5mm (E US)
Or size needed to obtain the correct gauge.
Yarn needle to weave in ends.
Stitch markers can be useful.
117 x 148 cm (46 x 58”)
22 sts x 10 rows per 10cm (4”) in treble crochet
Originally released in parts as a crochet along together with Black Sheep Wools in Autumn 2019, the free blanket pattern is still available to download and enjoy. Inspired by my surroundings as I take my daily walks with my dog Bertie, this blanket is a beautiful and relaxing make designed to be soothing and fun.
Color A: 4 (6, 7) skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist, 100% merino wool
Color B: 6 (8, 10) skeins of Purl Soho’s Alpaca Pure, 100% super baby alpaca
A US 8, 24 or 32-inch circular needle
19 stitches x 38 rows = 4 inches in Mosaic Stitch, using Colors A and B
15 stitches x 32 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch, using Color A
Baby (Crib, Throw)
Approximately 26 x 35 (33 ½ x 40, 41 x 46 ½) inches
Sample Size: Baby
Those are the moments that knitting legend Barbara Walker strove to find as she first learned how to knit. Finding color work’s bobbins and multiple strands of yarn cumbersome, she developed a slip-stitch technique she called “Mosaic Knitting,” a clever way to create elaborate, colorful patterns using only basic stitches (knit, slip and occasionally purl). Soon, she was staying up late into the night inventing hundreds of original mosaic motifs, guided solely by her imagination.
Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket
Designed by Jeanne Steinhilber
Caron® Baby Cakes™ Yarn 3.5 oz./ 100 g, 231 yds. / 211 m
Dreamy Rose 6 balls or equivalent of any worsted weight #4 yarn.
Size U.S. H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook.
Measurements Approx 36” X 40” [91 x 101 cm].
A brand new granddaughter is arriving soon, so that means a brand new baby blanket in honour of her. This crochet project features a series of cross stitches and bobbles, or X’s & O’s, so that is how this became the Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket.
Leafy Baby Blanket
Eco-Cotton Bioline 28 by Grignasco (100% cotton, 140m/50g = 153 yd/1.76 oz) – 6 skeins, used 2 strands at a
time. You can you any DK weight yarn in the same fashion, or 1 strand of worsted weight. I recommend using
not-too-soft, well-twisted yarn for good stitch definition.
5mm / US 8 needles.
Finished measurements – 75×70 cm (30×28 in)
1 pattern repeat=11,5 cm (4,5 in). Exact gauge is not critical for the project. Please note that if your gauge is different,
the finished garment will have different measurements
I actually didn’t design much – selected a stitch pattern from a stitch book and added a border. Anyways, I’m glad people like it. It’s a good pattern for a beginner who wants to practice lace – it has both left and right slanting decreases on right and wrong side – great practice. But it’s not very complex, and with yarn held double on large needles goes pretty quickly.
Diagonal Comfort Blanket
830-123 Lion Brand New Cotton-Ease®: Seaspray
Large-Eyed Blunt Needles
Circular needle size 7 (4.5 mm) 24 in. (61 cm) long
16 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When
you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and
the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows
to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches
and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
This classic baby blanket makes a great gift to new parents. (Lion Brand Yarn)
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches. Knit Blanket back and forth in rows as if knitting with straight needles.
Easy Puzzle Blanket
Our Easy Puzzle Blanket Bundle includes 6 skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca and 15% linen. Each skein is 439 yards.
Color A: 1 skein, approximately 334 yards required
Color B: 1 skein, approximately 198 yards required
Color C: 1 skein, approximately 190 yards required
Color D: 1 skein, approximately 131 yards required
Color E: 1 skein, approximately 190 yards required
Color F: 1 skein, approximately 310 yards required
You will also need…
US 3, 32-inch circular needles
Choose from three palettes…
SALT WATER TAFFY (sample)
Color A: Eggshell Blue
Color B: Bright Flamingo
Color C: Oatmeal Gray
Color D: Pale Oats
Color E: Super Orange
Color F: Dandelion Yellow
Color A: Green Turquoise
Color B: Heirloom White
Color C: Vintage Celadon
Color D: True Turquoise
Color E: Red Poppy
Color F: Cobalt Blue
Color A: Crocus Bud
Color B: Dark Iris
Color C: Pink Pop
Color D: Chestnut Red
Color E: Rhubarb Pink
Color F: Wheat Flour
29 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
All of the pieces fall into place with our Easy Puzzle Blanket. A sleight of handicraft, it’s one bright and simple solution that only appears to have many moving parts. The construction is a clever variation on our classic Four Points Baby Blanket. We take the same basic process: knit a garter-stitch triangle by decreasing along one edge until you’re down to a point, then pick up stitches for the next triangle… But here, to each triangle, we throw in a few colorful stripes. Easy!
Winter Cuddler Throw Blanket
US Size 15 (10 mm), 36” circular knitting needles (Kit available from Lion Brand HERE in several color options)
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
After I shared the Wintertide Throw (here), many of you asked whether I’d make a similar chunky knit blanket. So, here ya go! This cuddly knit version features the same “sampler” style, where you will have the chance to work a variety of stitches. These stitches are all easy, but they will keep you interested as you watch the pattern emerge.
Granny Square Baby Blanket
Paintbox Simply Aran Yarn in Washed Teal (232), Slate Gray (205), and Paper White (200)
I crochet hook
Of all the items I’ve ever had in my Etsy shop, I get more convos asking me for a free crochet pattern for this granny square pattern than any of the others. I love the neutral colors found in this blanket – they’re perfect for any little baby – and I think everyone else must, too.
Nya Mosaic Blanket
What you’ll need
Yarn in 2 contrasting colors. Whirl and Whirlette by Scheepjes will give the best result.
For baby blanket and wrap: 1 Whirl and 3 Whirlettes
For large blanket: 2 x 2 Whirls (4 in total)
Whirl and Whirlette yarn is available for purchase in your local Scheepjes shop, or via online retailers:
Wool Warehouse*, Black Sheep Wools* (both in UK with interational shipping)
Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe)
Taemombo* (Canada and US), Knotty House* (Canada)
Crochet hook 3.5-3.75mm (E)* or size needed to obtain the best drape.
Scissors, tapestry needle to weave in ends.
My mosaic crochet journey began two years ago, when Nya Mosaic Blanket pattern was released. It has become very popular and pictures of hundreds of Nya’s popped up in my social media feeds. In various color combinations. Some creative makers went beyond pattern instructions, and adjusted the chart into a continuous version. I’ve had a plan to write instructions for “infinity” Nya for at least a year now. And finally here it is! Thank you very much for your inspiration and support.
Scrappy Corner to Corner Baby Blanket
You will need:
A large Magic Yarn Ball make from yarn scraps (around 600g / 21 oz) DK to Worsted weight (8-10ply)
5mm crochet hook (US 8)
Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
If you are looking for quick and easy crochet blanket pattern, look no further! This Scrappy Corner-to-Corner Blanket is the perfect crochet project to keep you hands busy while watching TV, with the added bonus that it uses up a ton of scrap yarn.
I’m a bit addicted to making magic yarn balls and crocheting these deliciously scrappy baby blankets.
Woven Mosaic Blanket
Caron® One Pound™ (16 oz/453.6 g; 812 yds/742 m) and
Caron® Jumbo™ (12 oz/340 g; 595 yds/544 m)
Main Color (MC) White (10501) 3 balls
Contrast A Canal (10639) 2 balls
Contrast B Country Basket Variegated (09009) 1 ball
Main Color (MC) White (10501) 3 balls
Contrast A Coral Rose (10641) 2 balls
Contrast B Easter Basket Variegated (09011) 1 ball
Main Color (MC) Off White (10514) 3 balls
Contrast A Dark Gray Mix (10618) 2 balls
Contrast B Dalmatian Variegated (09012) 1 ball
Main Color (MC) Soft Gray Mix (10616) 3 balls
Contrast A Deep Violet (10547) 2 balls
Contrast B Peacock Variegated (09015) 1 ball
Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
Note: This is a 4-week Stitch Along. Blanket is worked in 1 piece with
3 continuous Panels (1 section is completed each week for the first 3
weeks). Week 4 is reserved for Finishing.
Take a 4 week journey to create this wonderful crochet blanket. Stitching in shades of Caron One Pound and Caron Jumbo, each week you’ll build your mosaic crochet skills, working intricate colorwork patterns to create the distinctive woven-look. With tutorials for each stitch, and help along the way, you’ll easily create exquisite patterns 2 rows at a time. During the first 3 weeks you’ll learn the basics, working in the rows below and following the pattern instructions to create stunning motifs. In week 4, you’ll complete your masterpiece with a crochet trim and the knotted fringe that tie this whole project together.
Yarn A: 2 x 100g balls Gouda (1081)
Yarn B: 1 x 100g ball Helmond (1724)
Yarn C: 3 x 100g balls Barneveld (1005)
Yarn D: 2 x 100g balls Den Helder (1068)
Yarn E: 1 x 100g ball Eelde (1422)
Yarn F: 1 x 100g ball Terneuzen (1821)
Yarn G: 1 x 100g ball Leeuwarden (1711)
Yarn H: 1 x 100g ball Urk (1034)
Yarn I: 1 x 100g ball Middelburg (1003)
Yarn J: 1 x 100g ball Texel (1019)
So 14 balls in total.
Using the 4ply cotton will result in a smaller blanket measuring approximately 115cm x 95cm (45 x 37½ inch).
It’s amazing what the sea can wash up onto our shores and the array of beachcombing finds has provided inspiration for the colours, textures and shapes within this blanket design. From treasures to trash, from natural wonders to manmade objects, that line between land and sea is an ever changing place and each day provides new possibilities and discoveries…
LEVI – the Super Easy Lovie
DK yarn – I used a cotton mix yarn so that this Lovie would wash easily!
A little polyester stuffing
4mm needles for the main part
3.5mm needles for the head – toys are generally knitted on a size smaller than usual needle to make a more dense fabric which prevents the stuffing showing through.
One size (but very easy to adjust)
Great little gift idea
Using a length of the yarn used for the head, create ears by sewing a line across the top of the head at each side.
Stuff the head with polyester toy filling
Sew the gap at the neck closed securely
Modern Mountain Throw Blanket
7 skeins of Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Fossil 140 g/skein (Grab the convenient kit here)
Pattern uses approximately 870 grams
11 skeins Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Fossil 140 g/skein (Grab the convenient kit here)
Pattern uses approximately 1474 grams
US Size 15 (10 mm), 36” circular knitting needles
This rustic yet modern blanket has been in my head for a long, long time, so it’s pretty fun to finally share it! You may have seen a couple of my textured throws (here and here), but this one is the simplest yet. It’s very, very easy to create the pretty texture that looks like little “mountains” and it works up quickly on large needles. When I saw this blanket completed, it reminded me of a style you might see from Joanna Gaines!
Winterland Three Stitch Blanket
You will need:
US Size 15 (10 mm), 36” circular knitting needles
3 skeins Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman 170 g/skein
2 skeins Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Moonlight 140 g/skein
2 skeins Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Oatmeal 170 g/skein
Pattern uses approximately 1110 g
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Because of these questions, I thought it would be fun to use some of the most basic stitches in a super bulky (aka quick) pattern. You certainly don’t have to be a novice knitter for this blanket! I still believe that many of the prettiest throws I’ve seen are made with basic stitches.
Mitered Corner Blanket
You will also need…
US 6, circular or straight needles
A stitch marker
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
Each Small Throw square should be 3 x 3 inches; each Large Throw square should be 4 x 4 inches.
Small Throw (Large Throw)
For the Small Throw, we only used a little bit of the third skein of Color E. If you leave the skein unwound, you can exchange it if you don’t end up needing it (click right here for Purl Soho’s return policy). Also, a couple of customers making the Small Throw have reported running out of Color D. Please double check your gauge and be conservative with Color D tails!
You will also need
WeCrochet Wool of the Andes Tweed
MC – Picket Fence (6 balls)
A – Olive Heather (2 balls)
B – Apple Blossom Heather (2 balls)
C – Farmhouse Heather (2 balls)
D – Maple Heather (2 balls)
6mm crochet hook
6.5mm crochet hook
38″ wide x 42″ long after blocking
15 stitches x 12.5 rows in Tunisian simple stitch = 4″, unblockes
With so many lovely yarns on the market, I’m always looking for a new-to-me yarn line to try out. I haven’t met a yarn from WeCrochet that I didn’t like, so I felt pretty confident trying out Wool of the Andes Tweed for the Pilson Blanket. This yarn is a blend of Peruvian Highland Wool and Donegal tweed, giving the yarn a rich texture and those sweet little neps.
Colorblock Jute Stitch Blanket
Color A: 3 (6) skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill Worsted, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. Each skein is 164 yards; approximately 459 (984) yards required. We used the color Pink Pop.
Color B: 4 (8) skeins of Linen Quill Worsted. Approximately 592 (1,286) yards required. We used the color Pale Oats.
US 8, 32- or 40-inch circular needles
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern
When you say “waffle” to knitters, before we think of syrup-laden breakfast, we think texture. Waffle, with its grid of ridges and hollowed-out boxes, just screams lofty, soft, and cozy, and our Colorblock Jute Stitch Blanket is one big ode to this kind of waffle-y goodness!
Log Cabin Spectrum Blanket
Our Log Cabin Spectrum Blanket Bundle includes 9 (13) skeins of Purl Soho’s Woolly Wool, 100% wool. Each skein is 109 yards/ 200 grams.
Color A: 1 (1) skein in Heirloom White; approximately 57 (93) yards required.
Color B: 1 (1) skein in Ice Pond; approximately 54 (87) yards required.
Color C: 1 (1) skein in Gray Owl; approximately 36 (65) yards required.
Color D: 1 (1) skein in Peach Lily; approximately 72 (119) yards required.
Color E: 1 (1) skein in Winter Green; approximately 61 (109) yards required.
Color F: 1 (2) skein(s) in Juniper Berry; approximately 102 (171) yards required.
Color G: 1 (2) skein(s) in Purple Moor; approximately 78 (137) yards required.
Color H: 1 (2) skein(s) in Blossom Pink; approximately 109 (186) yards required.
Color I: 1 (2) skein(s) in Green Agave; approximately 97 (170) yards required.
You’ll also need…
US 17, 40-inch circular needles
Spare US 11, 13 or 15, 60-inch circular needles
A log cabin design borrowed from the quilting world, a color story filched from nature, and our newest yarn, Woolly Wool, straight from the sheep… Our Log Cabin Spectrum Blanket takes the best of all worlds for a blanket that is colorful, soft, cuddly, and absolutely beautiful!