Bev's Old Rainbow Blanket
copyright 1978 - 2017 Beverly A. Qualheim - All Rights Reserved
Now there is a story behind this one!
When I was in college, a girl in our dorm taught some of us to make granny squares. I knew none of the names of the stitches or anything. Just how to make granny squares! Hey! It's a start. I decided one day that I was bored making grannies so took that one stitch that was big (found out later it was a double crochet) and make rows of them in many colors to use up my yarn stash!
This blanket is the result. It is not in brand new shape now, but it is warm and cosy and is on the back of my rocking chair after 40 years! Best of all--it is incredibly easy to make in any size you want. To make your starting ball of yarn, just grab all the scraps you want to use up, mine are currently anywhere from 1 yard to several yards, tie them together, and start winding. As I am crocheting along, and have more leftovers from other projects, I cut the working yarn, tie the new yarn on to the end attached to the ball, winding that onto the ball, and then tie it to the project yarn.
Crochet hook Size H (5 mm)
255 (this will create the height... makes it
about 6' tall, so if you want it for a baby chain about 130)
Repeat Row 2 until the blanket is wide enough.
Change colors whenever you want, even mid row--it will be lovely no matter what!