Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern - So bright and beautiful! You can't go wrong no matter what colors your choose for this Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern!
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Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern

March 13, 2018

So bright and beautiful! You can’t go wrong no matter what colors your choose for this Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern! I’m so excited to share this pattern with you that I’m adding in a freebie… you can get the free pattern here OR you can grab the free printable PDF!

Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern - So bright and beautiful! You can't go wrong no matter what colors your choose for this Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern!

I made this blanket using two strands at the same time of Caron Big Cakes in Summer Berry Tart. I love the variegated look it creates PLUS the self striping. It really creates something magical!

Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern - So bright and beautiful! You can't go wrong no matter what colors your choose for this Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern!

I especially love the randomness of the finished blanket. Some stripes are a solid color, some appear more often than others, and different combinations create different colors. I tried not to be concerned with how the colors were matching up. I just grabbed 2 skeins, pulled from the center and started crocheting. I’m so glad I did it that way! Trust me, it was hard not to cut some colors out to get to where I wanted… but I let the yarn do the talking here 😉

Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern - So bright and beautiful! You can't go wrong no matter what colors your choose for this Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern!

For the stitch I used the Lemon Peel Stitch. It’s a combination of sc and dc, working the dc stitches into the sc’s and the sc stitches into the dc’s. It creates this uneven, pretty texture that worked up perfectly with this yarn.

Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern - So bright and beautiful! You can't go wrong no matter what colors your choose for this Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern!



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4 skeins Caron Big Cakes in Summer Berry Tart (you will use 2 skeins at a time)
N/P 10.0 mm hook
Yarn needle

Easy -you must be very familiar with basic crochet stitches

Pattern notes & stitches to know
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Sc – single crochet

Approximate Finished Size
48” x 45”


Starting with 2 strands at the same time, Ch 86

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook, *dc in next, sc in next* repeat from * to * across (43 sc, 42 dc)

Row 2: ch 2, turn, dc in first sc, sc in dc, *dc in next, sc in next* repeat from * to * across, dc in last sc (43 dc, 42 sc)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, dc in sc, *sc in next, dc in next* repeat from * to * across, sc in last dc (43 sc, 42 dc)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 to row 76 (or until you run out of yarn 🙂 )

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

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Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern - So bright and beautiful! You can't go wrong no matter what colors your choose for this Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern!

Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern - So bright and beautiful! You can't go wrong no matter what colors your choose for this Color Kaleidoscope Crochet Blanket Pattern!

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  1. This is brilliant and beautiful!! I would have never thought to do this with self color changing yarns. It makes for each project to turn out different. And this is so pretty!! Thank you for the pattern!!

      1. I can’t wait to try this. I love the randomness of the colors. It’s so unique and beautiful. Thank you for sharing!❤

  2. Thanks for the gorgeous pattern, I particularly like that I could access the FREE pdf by your email. Wish the link for pinning was working, as I pin everything I like whether I have the pdf or not. I do like most all of your Kepp patterns and you do a very good job with them. Keep it up, please….

      1. I’m fairly new to crochet. Can this be made in different sizes or does it not flow well? I would like to make it bigger. 😊 It’s absolutely beautiful!!!🥰🥰

  3. Love this. Just wanted to give you a heads up that I’m also having a hard time with your Pinterest plug-in, on mobile. I decided to just find you on Pinterest and re-pin it that way. I love the look of this colorway double-stranded and can’t wait to try it! ???

  4. I know this, as Moss stitch, I did a baby blanket. I wish, I had a picture. It is perfect for baby, no holes, to catch, little fingers or toes. I must go by yarn and do the pattern your way. P.S. I used baby yarn, for my gift.

    1. Moss Stitch is a little different and usually requires chains in between stitches. Maybe you mean Seed Stitch which is another name for the Lemon Peel Stitch.

      1. I just finished my blanket and I always ended on a double crochet too. Mine turned out beautiful. Since I always ended on a double, my first stitch, on each new row, was a single. Hope this helps 🙂

      1. Awesome! I was readin thru comments to see if anyone asked about stitches to increase size! Thanks! This is very beautiful!

  5. I can’t wait to get started on this. I love working with Caron yarn. I’m almost through making a shawl out of it, but as a Crocheter you know we have to have at least 3 different patterns going at one time. This Kaleidoscopic Blanket is Absolutely Beautiful!!

  6. Did you keep going when you ended up with the same color? I have 4 big cakes, and mine are pretty all the same. I ended up starting inside on one and outside on the other, but 2 rows in, and I’m hitting both with yellow, but after the yellow I go back to 2 different colors.

    1. I am having the same problem. Mine doesn’t look nearly as random as the photos above. 🙁
      I think with the next one I’m going to take one skein and pull out all of the first color and maybe half of the second color and attach it again near the end.

      1. Also, try taking a step back from it. It’s crazy how different it looks from a distance than up close!

  7. Hello! ? Just wanted to thank you for your time, and for sharing your amazing talents. Always looking for something new and this one was a treasure find to be sure!?
    Blessings, Brenda?

  8. This blanket is a beautiful inspiration! I’m going to make one for our van sized camper bed 52 x 72. Wish me luck at the size increase! Thanks for the tip on keeping the number of stitches even!!!

      1. I know one blanket was made using the summer berry tart colored yarn, what color did you use for the other one?

        1. I Thought it was me. I took a good look at the other picture and it looks like other colors were used aside from summer berry tart. One picture shows Summer berry tart you’re being used in the other picture has additional colors in it. Could it be that maybe boysenberry, Shadowberry, and cake roll could’ve been used for a couple of rows? I love summer berry tart but I would like some pink in my blanket too Just like the other picture shows. I think I’m going to try another color Caron cake And mix it in and see how the colors land. One things for sure I can Definitely tell That the pictures are not the same. The yarns are different So I’m going to try to mix in another skein to get the colorway I’m looking for. Beautiful afghan. Thanks Breanne.

          1. Thanks for responding. I love this afghan pattern u created to the point of almost obsession. Lololol. However, the tutorial segment and the Afghan shown under the heading and title shows colors that are pink and some purple in it. That is what attracted me to this gorgeous Afghan from the onset. Summer Berry Tart does not have those colors in it. No worries because I will make it again using different Caron/Mandala cakes. U took a simple pattern and made it fabulous. Thanks Breann.❤️❤️??

          2. The skeins I had didn’t have purple either. That’s from having one strand with pink and one with blue. If you look closely you can see that it’s not actually purple 🙂

  9. Hi there! After working with Caron cakes I noticed that they usually start with and turn into the same colors. How do you get the marled look if you are pulling from two different cakes? I know other people will pull from one cake using the outer and and pulling from the center for the other end so the colors are almost always different, though I’m sure you’re always going to have some solid patches 🙂

    1. I purposely picked skeins that had different starting colors. I do have a couple solid rows, but not much 🙂

      1. I tore the first attempt out and started again, pulling out the first two similar colors and starting about halfway through the 3rd. It came out much more random looking. And then I just added the stuff that I pulled out at the end. It’s so pretty! And such a simple pattern!

    1. Hi! I’m not quite sure what you mean. I pulled from the center from two skeins at the same time. Hope this helps! ?

  10. I chained 86 but did not come near 48 or 45 inches. I came out with 23 inches. Is there an error in your directions? I’ve done 172 and I am at 43 inches.

  11. Hello, its past midnight and ive just come across this in Pinterest. After the day I’ve had at work I am so looking forward to hitting the wool shop later today to purchase the Caron cakes so that I can start crocheting this beautiful piece of work. Its been ages since I have picked up my crochet hook. Thank you for what seems like straightforward crochet.

  12. First – I love the look of this and think this is one I’m going to have to try!!!! Have you done this pattern with any of the other yarns similar to the Caron Big Cakes? Like Sweet Rolls or Caron Jumbo variegated or any other Caron Cakes? Just curious as I may or may not have some of those I mentioned. 🙂

    1. Thank you!! I haven’t tried it, but I saw someone made this blanket using Lion Brand Mandala Cakes and it turned out gorgeous! 🙂

      1. Curious of the person who made this blanket with the Lion Brand mandala Cakes. How much of that yarn did they have use compared to the Caron Big Cakes? Beautiful pattern and blanket by the way. Thank you.

  13. Hi Breann,
    I’m so going to make this blanket! I will admit I feel stupid asking this, but what does the N/P stand for there by the hook size?

    1. That’s the letter associated with the hook size 🙂 Depending on the brand, a 10.0 mm hook can be called an N or a P

  14. Hi there! I think this pattern looks great! My question is, how heavy does using the two strands make the blanket? I am afraid it might be too heavy for the warm winters here.

    1. I was wondering that too (how heavy a blanket this makes.) I love the idea but I think I would want to use a lighter weight yarn for the warm winters her in California. Thank you for this idea!!

  15. Beautiful blanket. Just wondering if I am doing this right. I reduced the chain to 50 to make it smaller. When the patterns asks to dc in last sc does that mean the last 2 in the row will be dc, dc? And similarly on the next row the last 2 end up sc, sc? I feel like I may have gone wrong somewhere

  16. I just love this blanket and would love to make one like it for my daughter! Just curious, are all your pictures showing the summer berry tart colors? Some of the pictures look like they have much more blue, pink, and purple than the cakes of summer berry tart that I have almost bought. I would much rather have the color scheme of your pictures ?

    1. Yes, all my pictures are the same blanket made with Summer Berry Tart 🙂 The purple is from the blue and pink colors being together.

  17. I am a knitter learning to crochet. I am going to get the yarn for this project tomorrow. If I want to make a twin bed size how many stitches would you recommend and 6 or 8 balls of Caron cakes? Thank you!

    1. Hi! I would ch until it’s about 92″ long (make sure it’s an even number of stitches). You will probably need at least 8 skeins.

  18. I am excited to try this! I am not familiar with the brand of yarn you have stated, is it a variegated yarn? Do you use the same colors for the two skeins at once or two different colors of skeins? Reading instructions I believe it is same colors but your pictures look like different colored skeins.

  19. I love this blanket and I’m so keen to try it. Are you in Australia? I haven’t seen this wool in Australia (Perth). Can you please tell me what ply it is ? Thankyou xx

  20. Hello Breann,
    I am going to try this beautiful blanket pattern as my first crochet piece. Excited, although a bit nervous, as I am a knitter.
    Can you please send me the PDF so I can print it please.

  21. Thankyou so much for this innovative free pattern. Keep on keeping on Breann.
    You are a very talented young mum, especially with three wee bairn.

  22. Great pattern!!! I live in an apt. building for seniors and this would be perfect for wheelchairs or recliner sitting. I love that the size can be adjusted so easily and the instructions are so clear. A very well written pattern!

  23. Hi. When you use the Caron cakes, do you take the yarn from the centre or the outside of the cake?

    1. Okay so I am new to crotchet and I am also a lefty, I am a visual learner would you be willing to do a video tutorial on this? I have all of my materials 🙂

  24. Obbsessed with the colors of this blanket! It’s soooo pretty and happy. Perfect for my two year old sassy daughter! I was wondering if you have a recommendation on a boarder? Just a little extra for my little lady. ??

  25. Hi there. I just finished my first blanket and am in love with it. Did it using the Summer Berry Tart, and now I’m working on one in Blue Hawaiian. I have to say, this is the only pattern I’ve ever found that I actually dreamed about prior to doing. lol. Anywho, thank you for sharing and bringing some brightness to these dreary winter days.

  26. I love this pattern and have been looking for a reason to try out canon cakes yarn. I have two relatives that want brightly colorored baby or throw sized blankets,so I think I might have found the perfect hoping I can print the PDF and a photo tomorrow.
    Thank you for the simple directions and sharing your patterns.

  27. I wondered about combining two colors? I have 2 skeins of Buttercream and 2 skeins of Strawberry Trifle. Excited to try it and see. Wondered if anyone else has used 2 different colors?

  28. I’ve made a few rugs and blankets with this stitch using RHSS scrap yarn. They always turn out so pretty! Lots of tie-offs, though… I’m sure the cakes would be better if you don’t like weaving ends (or using an invisible join.. still lots of knots tho)!

  29. Thank you so much for the pattern, I love using self striping yarns and have several to choose from to make this blanket. I really enjoy seeing how self striping cakes turn out also low and behold I purchased a 10 hook a few months ago so can start anytime soon. It may even be today all being well. Again thank you and keep safe.??

  30. I liked the colorful afghans. They are beautiful. Please mail me the free crochet Blanket Patterns.
    I am very interested in crocheting these beautiful afghans.

  31. My daughter-in-law likes purpled accented with gray. Do you think using 1 strand of grape jelly and one strand of the gray would work? Or do you think I should just stay with the grape jelly?

  32. I just started doing this pattern and I love it but at first I didnt like how the colors were looking but I’m going to keep going so far it’s pretty

  33. Just found this…quite some time after you posted. If you’re still monitoring, can I have the written pattern please?
    I’m wanting to do new blankets for my grand girls. One has picked out 2 varieties of Caron cakes…not Big cakes…so I will , have to estimate how many to buy.
    Also, I’m going to see how one strand of each colorway looks together…or blocks of 2 strands of the same colorway.
    Thanks for all you info and the pictures!

  34. Love this blanket! Since I “found” you, I only crochet your patterns. Always easy to understand and when I do have a question you always get back to me! Thanks for sharing your patterns with us!
    Happy New Year!

  35. Thanks for easy patterns, yet so pretty I found you on pintrest I been trying some different looks and crocheting often again your work is very nice and easier for me . I am doing the pattern you did for your husband with homespun yarn. I could not get to Michaels before snow came but it’s working well.

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