A rainbow afghan and a crocheted blanket.

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It’s time for a very different take on rainbows.

A rainbow don’t have to be sweet, and this totally different rainbow blanket ideas will show you how. With the patterns below, you can make an eye-catching, colorful rainbow project without the risk of being too sweet or childish. Both patterns are inspired by as waterfalls or icicles and colors falling down. Moreover, there is absolutely to limit on the size of the project, and you will be able to expand indefinitely due to the iterative design. Of course, you can also modify the hues themselves and get “rainbows” of just about any color progression. However, I think that gradients of some sort would be best.

Waterfall Ripple Blanket

While this waterfall ripple rainbow blanket will be a quick project, it’s still a stylish and beautiful piece to be given as a gift for a shower, wedding or birthday. Although it uses chevrons or zigzags, the repeating sequence gives a wave-like appearance. The size is arbitrary, but the beauty is timeless as well as highly variable through the selection of colors.

Skills: easy      Designer: Naztazia

Waterfall Ripple Blanket

The full article about this pattern is here:

Waterfall Ripple Blanket

more info about project photographed on Ravelry.

Rainbow Nostromo

The Nostromo rainbow blanket is a highly adaptable, fun pattern. You can adjust it easily for both length and width, as well as overall appearance through color choices. Furthermore, it’s also adaptable as a faux window shade, simply by voiding the middle.

rainbow nostromo

The full article about this pattern is here:

More info about project photographed here.

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One Comment

  1. Judy Cormier says:

    Like the waterfall blanket

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