Take a simple textured stitch pattern that looks woven, add some colorful stripes and you’ve got The Basket of Rainbows blanket! It can be worked up in any dimensions you wish and with any number of colors.
These nifty little “mock bullion” stitches in rainbow hues definitely remind me of those colorful wooden math helpers you find in children’s school rooms. I’m a fan of the look of a bullion stitch, I just find there is no rhythm and joy in working them. But this nifty little “mock bullion” stitch is super easy (plus, I include a bunch of pictures of how to do it) in the thoroughly tested and detailed written pattern.