Rainbow crochet granny blanket

I made this crochet rainbow blanket for both my nieces this Christmas. One blanket has already been given but this one has travelled to New Zealand with us as a belated Christmas gift for my nine-month-old niece who lives out there and who I will be meeting for the first time on this trip.

The blanket is made from six giant granny squares, each round of which was hooked in a different colour from the rainbow. I chose a daisy design for the centre of the square, and then added a scalloped edge border in white to suggest the outline of a fluffy cloud.

I’m thrilled with how both blankets turned out, and giving them as lasting gifts felt really special. My love affair with crochet started last year, and shows no sign of waning. I’ve taken yarn and my hook to New Zealand with me to get going on the next project.



  1. February 12, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    Ooh, lovely bright colours. I love the rainbow idea.

    • Heather Young March 26, 2014 / 10:31 am

      Thanks Emma. I’m a big fan of rainbows!

  2. February 12, 2014 / 3:00 pm

    I love a rainbow granny square! Beautiful.

    • Heather Young March 26, 2014 / 10:32 am

      I do need to branch out from granny squares one day, but until then I love experimenting with different designs and colours!

  3. February 12, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    Oooh, so beautiful! Love the bright colours. Gorgeous photos too.

    • Heather Young March 26, 2014 / 10:33 am

      Thanks. I got a new camera just before going away to New Zealand and my photos looked better immediately! I also did an online course recently at Capturing Childhood which was great for learning how to use my camera in manual.

    • Heather Young March 26, 2014 / 10:34 am

      I was a bit sad that I had to give it away and leave it behind in New Zealand with my niece!

  4. March 12, 2014 / 8:32 pm

    Oh I love this! So pretty, so bright, love the daisy centres…xx

    • Heather Young March 26, 2014 / 10:34 am

      Thanks Emma. I was really pleased with the daisy centres too – and it felt good to learn something new.

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