Melu Crochet: Lollipop Rainbow Blanket

This gorgeous, bright lollipop rainbow blanket uses colour changing Lollipop yarn to create the beautiful rainbow effect.

This pattern is really easy to work up, and there’s only a few ends to sew in once you’ve finished the project. 

There are two sizes of blanket you can choose to make. Pick the quick, smaller project (which uses just one cake) to make the perfect baby comforter for travelling out and about with:

Or choose the larger size (which uses two cakes) for a lovely, bright receiving blanket.

The bobbles add an attractive detail that’s also a tactile element for babies and children, and there are full instructions on how you make the bobbles provided in the pattern.

My Lollipop Rainbow Blanket is now available in my Etsy shop, my LoveCrafts shop, Hobbii, Payhip and buy now on Ravelry

I have designed it to be beginner friendly;

…there is a photo tutorial included to help you with the bobble stitch which is crocheted as you make the blanket and therefore won’t shed or fall off.


6mm hook (my pretty Rainbow hook can be found here)

Size 4 medium weight/aran yarn, Hobbii Lollipop yarn, in Boise (17)

Yarn Needle

2 stitch markers


There are two options for the size of this blanket: 

200g (1 cake) will give a comforter/moses basket sized blanket: approximately 60cm (23 ½ inches) x 57cm (22 ½ inches)

400g (2 cakes) will give a larger, receiving sized blanket: approximately 94cm (37inches) x 84cm (33inches)


11st and 7 rows in tr to 10cm/4in using 6mm hook or size needed to obtain tension. 

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Thank you to my fabulous testers:

Here are the Lollipop Rainbow blankets that my amazing testers made. Please take a look at their profiles and shops (you might even be able to purchase the actual blanket!) by clicking their names and giving them a like and a follow!

Natalie Stokes @monkeyandbearuk

Once again Natalie managed to make two blankets during our testing time! Thanks so much!

Becca @cupcake_crochet123

Becca has made this fabulous version using Caron Cakes in ‘Rainbow Sprinkles

Such a gorgeous pattern and when you make it with a couple of yarn cakes? Minimal ends!
What’s not to love!

Becca @cupcake_crochet123

Emma, @EmmaHelkenn

Emma had fun putting several teasers on her Instagram before the final reveal:

someone new to crochet will appreciate your bobble stitch instructions and the stitch counts at the end of each row

Emma, @EmmaHelkenn

Helen @snapdragoncrochet83 

Helen decided to use Red Heart Yarn Retro Stripes for her Lollipop blanket, it worked so well! take a look at Helen’s Etsy Shop

Kate @kate.b.crochet

Kate @kate.b.crochet has used Caron baby cakes for her beautiful blanket

A pattern than works up really quickly, pretty colour changes without a thousand ends to weave in, and I’m right on gauge! One very happy #crocheter over here!!

Kate B

Liz @daltsandkissescrochet

Liz used the San Diego colour way of Hobbii Lollipop which looks fantastic!

Once again a big thank you to my testers, you have helped me so much!

My Lollipop Rainbow Blanket is now available in my Etsy shop, my LoveCrafts shop, Payhip, Hobbii and buy now on Ravelry

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