Rainbows can have many different significances and meanings in our culture today; but, mainly, rainbows are a symbol of joy, happiness, and a hope and promise after a storm have passed. The term, Rainbow Baby, signifies a baby born after the loss of a baby either by miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. These losses are emotional and are often stormy time in a family’s life, and the grief that follows can be encompassing and consuming. When a child is born after a previous loss, many emotions, that are sometimes conflicting, can suddenly become overwhelming, but, that child is a symbol of a hope and a promise that everything will be okay.
Giving the gift of a beautifully handmade project for a mom and dad who are expecting a Rainbow Baby can be a truly memorable and caring gift. You are showing that you care and are sharing in their new joy and remembering their previous loss. In this pattern collection, you will find blankets and loveys that are perfect for baby showers or just as a caring gift, as well as some garments that Rainbow Babies can wear as they grow. Each of these patterns are beautiful and unique in their own way; just like all Rainbow Babies.
1. Happy Harlequin Blanket by Felted Button
2. Illuminations Blanket by Felted Button
3. Happy Day Mobile by Amy Gaines
4. Rainbow Edged Granny by Zeens and Roger
5. Rainbow Droplets Babyghan by Jessie At Home
6. Rainbow Cake by Stitches ‘N Scraps
7. You are My Sunshine Lovey by Cre8tion Crochet
8. Magic Rainbow Baby Blanket by Moogly
9. Radiant Rainbow Blanket by Jessie Rayot for Red Heart
10. Eloise Baby Sweater by Moogly
11. Chasing Rainbows Blanket by Marly Bird for Red Heart
12. Rainbow Shells Newborn Hat & Mitt Set
13. Rainbow Stripes Afghan by Lion Brand
14. Rainbow Cluster Blanket by Rescued Paw Designs
15. Bountiful Butterflies by the Hat & I
16. Modern Ripple Baby Blanket by Lion Brand
17. Rainbow Sorbet Ribbed Tee by Cre8tion Crochet
18. Rainbow Stripes Baby Blanket by Sewrella
19. Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket by Beatrice Ryan Design
20. Rainbow in the Clouds Pillow by Moogly
This round up was compiled by Cre8tion Crochet Contributor Dianne Hunt.
Dianne is the owner of Same DiNamics Crochet. The name Same DiNamics is very special to her. It came about at a time where she needed something in her life. She started blogging by doing book reviews, which she still does. Dianne re-discovered crocheting about 3 years ago, she added ‘Crochet’ to her blog name for easy recognition. She has not let the hook down ever since. Her goal in crocheting is to learn as much as she can and do amazing things. She is following the journey that has been set before her. You can find Dianne on Ravelry, her blog or facebook.