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Life in the Slow Lane – Crochet Pattern

I’m releasing the UK terms version of my Life in the Slow Lane shawl today!

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I have a couple of other versions in the works, including Dutch, German and Czech!  When they’re available I’ll post them here.

The German is done, you can find it here.

I’m also adding this to Ravelry as a printable PDF which will include a chart and US terms for a nominal fee.

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What You’ll Need

1 skein of Scheepjes Whirl in your colour choice.  Colours used in this pattern are Dark Grape Squish and Coral Catastrophe
4mm (G) hook
Tapestry needle

Measurements

160 x 120 cm blocked

Tension

23 sts and 14 rows (in pattern) to measure 10 x 10 cm (4in) using a 4mm (G) hook

Abbreviations

(UK terms)

Ch chain
Miss miss instructed number of stitches
Htr half treble crochet
2htrcl  2 half treble cluster (see notes)
HtrInc Half treble increase (2 htr in the same stitch)

Notes

This is a beginner friendly pattern, worked back and forth in rows, increasing at one side only.  The shawl will become a large triangle.

Repeat instructions between brackets (…) where instructed.

Ch2 at the beginning of each row, this does not count as a stitch throughout.

The 2htrcl at the end of each second row is to straighten the edge, making a border redundant. To work the 2htrcl, yarn over hook, insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over hook, pull through 2 loops, insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over hook, pull through all loops.

Stitch counts are deliberately left out of this pattern to condense the length.  Each row will increase by one stitch. Remember, when working a fast lane (htr, ch1, miss 1) row, you should always have an odd stitch count.  The return row will be even.

Instructions

Row 1 Ch3, 2htr in the third ch from the hook, turn.
Row 2 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch here or throughout), htr in the same, ch1, 2htrcl in the last. Turn
Row 3 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, htr in the ch space, htrInc in the last, turn.
Row 4 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, ch1, htr next, ch1, miss 1, 2htrcl in the last, turn.
Row 5 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, (htr in ch space, htr), repeat to and into second last, htrInc.
Row 6 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, ch1, (htr, ch1, miss 1) to and into second last, 2htrcl.
Row 7 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, htr to and into second last (including ch spaces), htrInc.

Repeat rows 6 and 7 five more times.

Now work the slow lanes:

Row 18 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htrInc in the same, htr to and into second last, 2htrcl.
Row 19 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, htr to and into second last, htrInc.
Row 20 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, ch1, (htr, ch1, miss 1) to and into second last, 2htrcl
Row 21 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, htr to and into second last (including ch spaces), htrInc

Repeat rows 18-21 twice more.

Now work in the following sets:

(Repeat rows 6 and 7 seven times, then repeat rows 18-21 three times), which will create one full set of fast and slow lanes.

Continue in these sets until there is just enough yarn so that you will finish with a slow lane.  Do not finish on a row 6/7 repeat alone. If the tension has been matched, there will only be a small amount of yarn left over. Weave in ends and block to size.

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Need Yarn?

Scheepjes as always has the full list of whirly retailers on their website, plus you can check out some of the retailers I like to recommend:

Wool Warehouse* ships all over the world, and so does Deramores*.

Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn store here in Almere.

Black Sheep Wools* is the largest bricks and mortar yarn store in the UK, and Knotty House* has North America covered.

In South Africa you can’t go past Be Inspired, and in Australia head to Yarnish.

You can also check out my designer store at Deramores.com – it’s where I stock some of my designs, and this one will be added when it’s finished too!

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rainBOOM! Wrap – Crochet Pattern with US Terms

Welcome!

I’ve updated the the rainBOOM! Wrap pattern, just in time to kick off the #rainBOOMMAL in collaboration with Scheepjes. Is this the first you’ve heard of it? All the info can be found in this post.

Before we start, if you’re looking for the version which uses UK terms go here, and the Dutch translation can be found here.

In this version you can find the pattern using UK terminology. I also have a tips and tricks post (which will be online Wednesday 30th Jan) which talks about all the little things that you may find to be a bit challenging, including a couple of short videos which should help if you get stuck at all.

Ready to go?

Materials

One Stone Washed River Washed Colour Pack (all fifty colours)
5mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle
Blocking mats/pins

Measurements

Original version: 200cm point to point (78 ¾ in) x 50cm (19 ½ in) wide
Extended version: 220cm point to point (86 1/2 in) x 50cm (19 ½ in) wide

Tension

16 stitches by 8.5 rows in 10cm by 10cm (4in) using a 5mm (H) hook in pattern.

Abbreviations

(US Terms)
DC double crochet
Ch chain stitch
Inc increase – two double crochet stitches in one stitch
DC2tog decrease – double crochet made over 2 stitches from previous row.
(…)
repeat instructions between brackets as directed.
[801] denotes colour number from the yarn label.

Notes

This is a beginner friendly pattern, designed touse all 50 colours of the Scheepjes Stone Washed and River Washed colourpack. 

The wrap will be constructed in two pieces,working back and forth in rows. First making two triangles, then diagonal rows,and finally joining the two pieces and adding tassels from the leftovers.  There will be minimal yarn left over, so do payattention to your tension. Use either colour 801 or 803 and make a swatch.

At the start of each row you should ch2, thiswill not count as a stitch throughout. At the end of each row you should turnyour work. The instruction is only mentioned in rows 1 and 2, as a reminder.

While making the triangle, the rows willincrease by 3 stitches each side (6 per row), with an increase at the flatedge, and in the ch space. Weave in your ends as you go, this will vastlyreduce the amount of work at the end of the project.

Where the colour number is noted at the beginning of a row [801], you should tie off at the previous row and start using the next colour.

Find the Yarn

There are loads of fabulous retailers all over the world where you can buy your yarn packs. Scheepjes has a complete list on their website and I have a few recommendations for you too: 
Wool Warehouse* ships all over the world
Deramores* also ships globally
Black Sheep Wools* in the UK
Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn shop here in Almere
Be Inspired in South Africa
Knotty House* in North America
Yarn InspiredBelleMae Yarns and Knit Spin Weave in Australia

Original Colour Pack Instructions

  1. [801] ch2 (does not count as a stitch here or throughout), 2DC, ch2, 2DC in a magic ring, turn.
  2. Ch 2, inc in the 1st st, DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, DC, inc in the last, turn.
  3. Inc, 4DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 4DC, inc
  4. [821] Inc, 7DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 7DC, inc
  5. Inc, 10DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 10DC, inc
  6. Inc, 13DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 13DC, inc
  7. [820] Inc, 16DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 16DC, inc
  8. Inc, 19DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 19DC, inc
  9. Inc, 22DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 22DC, inc
  10. [836] Inc, 25DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 25DC, inc
  11. Inc, 28DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 28DC, inc
  12. Inc, 31DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 31DC, inc
  13. [835] Inc, 34DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 34DC
  14. Inc, 37DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 37DC, inc
  15. Inc, 40DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 40DC, inc
  16. [943] Inc, 43DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 43DC, inc
  17. Inc, 46DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 46DC, inc
  18. [945] Inc, 49DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 49DC, inc
  19. Inc, 52DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 52DC, inc
  20. [942] Inc, 55DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 55DC, inc
  21. Inc, 58DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 58DC, inc
  22. [807] Inc, 61DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 61DC, inc
  23. Inc, 64DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 64DC, inc
  24. [946] Inc, 67DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 67DC, inc
  25. Inc, 70DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 70DC, inc
  26. [823] Inc, 73DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 73DC, inc
  27. [944] Inc, 76DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 76DC, inc
  28. [816] Inc, 79DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 79DC, inc
  29. [947] Inc, 82DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 82DC, inc
  30. [834] Inc, 85DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 85DC, inc
  31. [817] Inc, 88DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 88DC, inc
  32. [833] Inc, 91DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 91DC, inc
  33. [809] Inc, 94DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 94DC, inc
  34. [832] Inc, 97DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 97DC, inc
  35. [812] Inc, 100DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 100DC, inc

Tie off, start new triangle.
Repeat rows 1-35 inthe following order:

  1. [803]ch2 (does not count as a stitch here or throughout), 2DC, ch2, 2DC in a magicring, turn.
  2. Ch2, inc in the 1st st, DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, DC, incin the last st, turn.
  3. Inc,4DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 4DC, inc
  4. [802]Inc, 7DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 7DC, inc
  5. Inc,10DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 10DC, inc
  6. Inc,13DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 13DC, inc
  7. [829]Inc, 16DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 16DC, inc
  8. Inc,19DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 19DC, inc
  9. Inc,22DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 22DC, inc
  10. [822]Inc, 25DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 25DC, inc
  11. Inc,28DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 28DC, inc
  12. Inc,31DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 31DC, inc
  13. [804]Inc, 34DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 34DC, inc
  14. Inc,37DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 37DC, inc
  15. Inc,40DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 40DC, inc
  16. [831]Inc, 43DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 43DC, inc
  17. Inc,46DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 46DC, inc
  18. [814]Inc, 49DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 49DC, inc
  19. Inc,52DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 52DC, inc
  20. [811]Inc, 55DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 55DC, inc
  21. Inc,58DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 58DC, inc
  22. [810]Inc, 61DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 61DC, inc
  23. Inc,64DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 64DC, inc
  24. [808]Inc, 67DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 67DC, inc
  25. Inc,70DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 70DC, inc
  26. [818]Inc, 73DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 73DC, inc
  27. [830]Inc, 76DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 76DC, inc
  28. [949]Inc, 79DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 79DC, inc
  29. [941]Inc, 82DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 82DC, inc
  30. [950]Inc, 85DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 85DC, inc
  31. [805]Inc, 88DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 88DC, inc
  32. [828]Inc, 91DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 91DC, inc
  33. [813]Inc, 94DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 94DC, inc
  34. [824]Inc, 97DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 97DC, inc
  35. [952]Inc, 100DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 100DC, inc
  36. [948]Inc, DC up to the 2nd last stitch before the corner, DC2tog in lastst and ch space, turn
  37. Ch2, DC2tog, DC to last stitch, inc in the last st, turn
  38. Inc,DC up to the 2nd last stitch, DC2tog in last 2 stitches, tie off

Repeat rows Repeat rows 38, 37 and 38 (as a setof three rows) 8 times, changing colour every 3 rows in the following order:

[815]
[825]
[953]
[951]
[954]
[826]
[806]
[819]

Make sure you always start your new colour on the long side, not where you tied off on the short side. This will ensure that you always have a straight edge on both sides.

Repeat rows 38 and then 37 with colour [827], then saving a long tail, whip stitch the two pieces together, with the long edge of piece two matching up with the point of piece one. Don’t pull the stitches too tight, otherwise a ridge will appear.

Extended Colour Pack Instructions

Since the original release of this Pattern,Scheepjes has added eight new river washed colours to their colour packs.  To take full advantage of that, here are theinstructions to make the extended RainBOOM!

  1. [801] ch2 (does not count as a stitch here or throughout), 2DC, ch2,2DC in a magic ring, turn.
  2. Ch 2, inc in the 1st st, DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the chspace, DC, inc in the last st, turn.
  3. Inc, 4DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 4DC, inc
  4. [821] Inc, 7DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 7DC, inc
  5. Inc, 10DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 10DC, inc
  6. Inc, 13DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 13DC, inc
  7. [820] Inc, 16DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 16DC, inc
  8. Inc, 19DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 19DC, inc
  9. Inc, 22DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 22DC, inc
  10. [836] Inc, 25DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 25DC, inc
  11. Inc, 28DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 28DC, inc
  12. Inc, 31DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 31DC, inc
  13. [835] Inc, 34DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 34DC
  14. Inc, 37DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 37DC, inc
  15. Inc, 40DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 40DC, inc
  16. [943] Inc, 43DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 43DC, inc
  17. Inc, 46DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 46DC, inc
  18. [945] Inc, 49DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 49DC, inc
  19. Inc, 52DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 52DC, inc
  20. [942] Inc, 55DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 55DC, inc
  21. Inc, 58DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 58DC, inc
  22. [807] Inc, 61DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 61DC, inc
  23. Inc, 64DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 64DC, inc
  24. [946] Inc, 67DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 67DC, inc
  25. Inc, 70DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 70DC, inc
  26. [823] Inc, 73DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 73DC, inc
  27. [956] Inc, 76DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 76DC, inc
  28. [944] Inc, 79DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 79DC, inc
  29. [961] Inc, 82DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 82DC, inc
  30. [816] Inc, 85DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 85DC, inc
  31. [947] Inc, 88DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 88DC, inc
  32. [960] Inc, 91DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 91DC, inc
  33. [834] Inc, 94DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 94DC, inc
  34. [817] Inc, 97DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 97DC, inc
  35. [833] Inc, 100DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 100DC, inc

Tie off, start new triangle.
Repeat rows 1-35 in the following order:

  1. [803] ch2 (does not count as a stitch here or throughout), 2DC, ch2, 2DC in a magic ring, turn.
  2. Ch2, inc in the 1st, DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, DC, inc in the last st, turn.
  3. Inc, 4DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 4DC, inc
  4. [802] Inc, 7DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 7DC, inc
  5. Inc, 10DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 10DC, inc
  6. Inc, 13DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 13DC, inc
  7. [829] Inc, 16DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 16DC, inc
  8. Inc, 19DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 19DC, inc
  9. Inc, 22DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 22DC, inc
  10. [822] Inc, 25DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 25DC, inc
  11. Inc, 28DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 28DC, inc
  12. Inc, 31DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 31DC, inc
  13. [804] Inc, 34DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 34DC
  14. Inc, 37DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 37DC, inc
  15. Inc, 40DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 40DC, inc
  16. [831] Inc, 43DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 43DC, inc
  17. Inc, 46DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 46DC, inc
  18. [814] Inc, 49DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 49DC, inc
  19. Inc, 52DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 52DC, inc
  20. [811] Inc, 55DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 55DC, inc
  21. Inc, 58DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 58DC, inc
  22. [810] Inc, 61DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 61DC, inc
  23. Inc, 64DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 64DC, inc
  24. [957] Inc, 67DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 67DC, inc
  25. Inc, 70DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 70DC, inc
  26. [808] Inc, 73DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 73DC, inc
  27. [818] Inc, 76DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 76DC, inc
  28. [830] Inc, 79DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 79DC, inc
  29. [949] Inc, 82DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 82DC, inc
  30. [941] Inc, 85DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 85DC, inc
  31. [950] Inc, 88DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 88DC, inc
  32. [805] Inc, 91DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 91DC, inc
  33. [828] Inc, 94DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 94DC, inc
  34. [813] Inc, 97DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 97DC, inc
  35. [824] Inc, 100DC, (2DC, ch2, 2DC) in the ch space, 100DC, inc
  36. [952] Inc, DC up to the 2nd last stitch before the corner, DC2tog in last st and ch space, turn.
  37. Ch 2 DC2tog, DC up to the last stitch, inc, turn.
  38. Ch 2, Inc, DC up to the 2nd last stitch, DC2tog in last 2 stitches, tie off.

Repeat rows Repeat rows 38, 37 and 38 (as aset of three rows) 16 times, changing colour every 3 rows in the followingorder:

[948]
[815]
[825]
[953]
[958]
[955]
[951]
[954]
[826]
[806]
[819]
[827]
[962]
[812]
[959]
[832]

Make sure you always start your new colour on the long side, not where you tied off on the short side. This will ensure that you always have a straight edge on both sides.

Repeat rows 38 and then 37 with colour [809],then saving a long tail, whip stitch the two pieces together, with the longedge of piece two matching up with the point of piece one. Do not pull thestitches too tight, otherwise a ridge will appear.

Tassels

Separating the leftover colours from piece one and piece two, cut 30-40cm lengths, and double stranded, knot tassels in each stitch along both short (diagonal) sides. Adjust spacing according to the amount of remaining yarn. Block to size, enjoy!

Chart

Do note: the chart is just an example of how you should begin, and how the diagonal rows are worked. Please do not follow this exactly from the start, but instead use it as a guide

Still looking for your yarn pack? There are loads of fabulous retailers all over the world where you can buy your yarn packs. Scheepjes has a complete list on their website and I have a few recommendations for you too: 
Wool Warehouse* ships all over the world
Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn shop here in Almere
Be Inspired in South Africa
Knotty House* in North America
Yarn Inspired, BelleMae Yarns and Knit Spin Weave in Australia

Or you could check out my designer store on Deramores.com* – where you can get your hands on the kit AND a pdf of the pattern at the same time. They also ship worldwide, so that’s a win-win!

Now, I do hope you’re joining the #rainBOOMMAL that’s running through all of February 2019. In collaboration with the amazing people at Scheepjes, we’ll be crocheting together, from all corners of the world, bringing some more colour into our lives.

rainBOOM! Wrap – Crochet Pattern with UK Terms

Welcome!

I’ve updated the the rainBOOM! Wrap pattern, just in time to kick off the #rainBOOMMAL in collaboration with Scheepjes. Is this the first you’ve heard of it? All the info can be found in this post.

Before we start, if you’re looking for the version which uses US terms go here, and the Dutch translation can be found here.

In this version you can find the pattern using UK terminology. I also have a tips and tricks post (this will be live on Wednesday 30th January) which talks about all the little things that you may find to be a bit challenging, including a couple of short videos which should help if you get stuck at all.

Ready to go?

Materials

One Stone Washed River Washed Colour Pack (all fifty colours)
5mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle
Blocking mats/pins

Measurements

Original version: 200cm (point to point) x 50cm wide
Extended version: 220cm (point to point) x 50cm wide

Tension

16 stitches by 8.5 rows in 10cm by 10cmusing a 5mm hook

Abbreviations

(UK Terms)
Tr treble crochet
Ch chain stitch
Inc increase – two treble crochet stitches in one stitch
Tr2tog decrease – Treble crochet made over 2 stitches from previous row. (…) repeat instructions between brackets as directed.
[801] denotes colour number from the yarn label.

Notes

This is a beginner friendly pattern, designed touse all 50 colours of the Scheepjes Stone Washed and River Washed colourpack. 

The wrap will be constructed in two pieces,working back and forth in rows. First making two triangles, then diagonal rows,and finally joining the two pieces and adding tassels from the leftovers.  There will be minimal yarn left over, so do payattention to your tension. Use either colour 801 or 803 and make a swatch.

At the start of each row you should ch2, thiswill not count as a stitch throughout. At the end of each row you should turnyour work. The instruction is only mentioned in rows 1 and 2, as a reminder.

While making the triangle, the rows willincrease by 3 stitches each side (6 per row), with an increase at the flatedge, and in the ch space. Weave in your ends as you go, this will vastlyreduce the amount of work at the end of the project.

Where the colour number is noted at the beginning of a row [801], you should tie off at the previous row and start using the next colour.

Find the Yarn

There are loads of fabulous retailers all over the world where you can buy your yarn packs. Scheepjes has a complete list on their website and I have a few recommendations for you too: 
Wool Warehouse* ships all over the world
Deramores* also ships globally
Black Sheep Wools* in the UK
Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn shop here in Almere
Be Inspired in South Africa
Knotty House* in North America
Yarn InspiredBelleMae Yarns and Knit Spin Weave in Australia

Original Colour Pack Instructions

  1. [801] ch2 (does not count as a stitch here or throughout), 2tr, ch2,2tr in a magic ring, turn.
  2. Ch 2, inc in the 1st st, tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, tr,inc in the last, turn.
  3. Inc, 4tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 4tr, inc
  4. [821] Inc, 7tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 7tr, inc
  5. Inc, 10tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 10tr, inc
  6. Inc, 13tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 13tr, inc
  7. [820] Inc, 16tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 16tr, inc
  8. Inc, 19tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 19tr, inc
  9. Inc, 22tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 22tr, inc
  10. [836] Inc, 25tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 25tr, inc
  11. Inc, 28tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 28tr, inc
  12. Inc, 31tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 31tr, inc
  13. [835] Inc, 34tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 34tr
  14. Inc, 37tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 37tr, inc
  15. Inc, 40tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 40tr, inc
  16. [943] Inc, 43tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 43tr, inc
  17. Inc, 46tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 46tr, inc
  18. [945] Inc, 49tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 49tr, inc
  19. Inc, 52tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 52tr, inc
  20. [942] Inc, 55tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 55tr, inc
  21. Inc, 58tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 58tr, inc
  22. [807] Inc, 61tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 61tr, inc
  23. Inc, 64tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 64tr, inc
  24. [946] Inc, 67tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 67tr, inc
  25. Inc, 70tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 70tr, inc
  26. [823] Inc, 73tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 73tr, inc
  27. [944] Inc, 76tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 76tr, inc
  28. [816] Inc, 79tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 79tr, inc
  29. [947] Inc, 82tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 82tr, inc
  30. [834] Inc, 85tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 85tr, inc
  31. [817] Inc, 88tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 88tr, inc
  32. [833] Inc, 91tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 91tr, inc
  33. [809] Inc, 94tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 94tr, inc
  34. [832] Inc, 97tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 97tr, inc
  35. [812] Inc, 100tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 100tr, inc

Tie off, start new triangle
Repeat rows 1-35 in the following order:

  1. [803]ch2 (does not count as a stitch here or throughout), 2tr, ch2, 2tr in a magicring, turn.
  2. Ch2, inc in the 1st st, tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, tr, incin the last st, turn.
  3. Inc,4tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 4tr, inc
  4. [802]Inc, 7tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 7tr, inc
  5. Inc,10tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 10tr, inc
  6. Inc,13tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 13tr, inc
  7. [829]Inc, 16tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 16tr, inc
  8. Inc,19tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 19tr, inc
  9. Inc,22tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 22tr, inc
  10. [822]Inc, 25tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 25tr, inc
  11. Inc,28tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 28tr, inc
  12. Inc,31tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 31tr, inc
  13. [804]Inc, 34tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 34tr, inc
  14. Inc,37tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 37tr, inc
  15. Inc,40tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 40tr, inc
  16. [831]Inc, 43tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 43tr, inc
  17. Inc,46tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 46tr, inc
  18. [814]Inc, 49tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 49tr, inc
  19. Inc,52tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 52tr, inc
  20. [811]Inc, 55tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 55tr, inc
  21. Inc,58tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 58tr, inc
  22. [810]Inc, 61tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 61tr, inc
  23. Inc,64tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 64tr, inc
  24. [808]Inc, 67tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 67tr, inc
  25. Inc,70tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 70tr, inc
  26. [818]Inc, 73tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 73tr, inc
  27. [830]Inc, 76tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 76tr, inc
  28. [949]Inc, 79tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 79tr, inc
  29. [941]Inc, 82tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 82tr, inc
  30. [950]Inc, 85tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 85tr, inc
  31. [805]Inc, 88tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 88tr, inc
  32. [828]Inc, 91tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 91tr, inc
  33. [813]Inc, 94tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 94tr, inc
  34. [824]Inc, 97tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 97tr, inc
  35. [952]Inc, 100tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 100tr, inc
  36. [948]Inc, tr up to the 2nd last stitch before the corner, tr2tog in lastst and ch space, turn
  37. Ch2, Tr2tog, tr to last stitch, inc in the last st, turn
  38. Inc,tr up to the 2nd last stitch, tr2tog in last 2 stitches, tie off

Repeat rows Repeat rows 38, 37 and 38 (as a set of three rows) 8 times, changing colour every 3 rows in the following order:

[815]
[825]
[953]
[951]
[954]
[826]
[806]
[819]

Make sure you always start your new colour on the long side, not where you tied off on the short side. This will ensure that you always have a straight edge on both sides.

Repeat rows 38 and then 37 with colour [827], then saving a long tail, whip stitch the two pieces together, with the long edge of piece two matching up with the point of piece one. Don’t pull the stitches too tight, otherwise a ridge will appear.

Extended Colour Pack Instructions

Since the original release of this Pattern,Scheepjes has added eight new river washed colours to their colour packs.  To take full advantage of that, here are theinstructions to make the extended RainBOOM!

  1. [801] ch2 (does not count as a stitch here or throughout), 2tr, ch2, 2tr in a magic ring, turn.
  2. Ch 2, inc in the 1st st, tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, tr, inc in the last st, turn.
  3. Inc, 4tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 4tr, inc
  4. [821] Inc, 7tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 7tr, inc
  5. Inc, 10tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 10tr, inc
  6. Inc, 13tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 13tr, inc
  7. [820] Inc, 16tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 16tr, inc
  8. Inc, 19tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 19tr, inc
  9. Inc, 22tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 22tr, inc
  10. [836] Inc, 25tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 25tr, inc
  11. Inc, 28tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 28tr, inc
  12. Inc, 31tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 31tr, inc
  13. [835] Inc, 34tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 34tr
  14. Inc, 37tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 37tr, inc
  15. Inc, 40tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 40tr, inc
  16. [943] Inc, 43tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 43tr, inc
  17. Inc, 46tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 46tr, inc
  18. [945] Inc, 49tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 49tr, inc
  19. Inc, 52tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 52tr, inc
  20. [942] Inc, 55tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 55tr, inc
  21. Inc, 58tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 58tr, inc
  22. [807] Inc, 61tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 61tr, inc
  23. Inc, 64tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 64tr, inc
  24. [946] Inc, 67tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 67tr, inc
  25. Inc, 70tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 70tr, inc
  26. [823] Inc, 73tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 73tr, inc
  27. [956] Inc, 76tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 76tr, inc
  28. [944] Inc, 79tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 79tr, inc
  29. [961] Inc, 82tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 82tr, inc
  30. [816] Inc, 85tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 85tr, inc
  31. [947] Inc, 88tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 88tr, inc
  32. [960] Inc, 91tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 91tr, inc
  33. [834] Inc, 94tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 94tr, inc
  34. [817] Inc, 97tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 97tr, inc
  35. [833] Inc, 100tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 100tr, inc

Tie off, start new triangle
Repeat rows 1-35 in the following order:

  1. [803]ch2 (does not count as a stitch here or throughout), 2tr, ch2, 2tr in a magicring, turn.
  2. Ch2,inc in the 1st, tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, tr, inc in the last st,turn.
  3. Inc,4tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 4tr, inc
  4. [802]Inc, 7tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 7tr, inc
  5. Inc,10tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 10tr, inc
  6. Inc,13tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 13tr, inc
  7. [829]Inc, 16tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 16tr, inc
  8. Inc,19tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 19tr, inc
  9. Inc,22tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 22tr, inc
  10. [822]Inc, 25tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 25tr, inc
  11. Inc,28tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 28tr, inc
  12. Inc,31tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 31tr, inc
  13. [804]Inc, 34tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 34tr
  14. Inc,37tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 37tr, inc
  15. Inc,40tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 40tr, inc
  16. [831]Inc, 43tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 43tr, inc
  17. Inc,46tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 46tr, inc
  18. [814]Inc, 49tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 49tr, inc
  19. Inc,52tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 52tr, inc
  20. [811]Inc, 55tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 55tr, inc
  21. Inc,58tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 58tr, inc
  22. [810]Inc, 61tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 61tr, inc
  23. Inc,64tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 64tr, inc
  24. [957]Inc, 67tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 67tr, inc
  25. Inc,70tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 70tr, inc
  26. [808]Inc, 73tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 73tr, inc
  27. [818]Inc, 76tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 76tr, inc
  28. [830]Inc, 79tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 79tr, inc
  29. [949]Inc, 82tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 82tr, inc
  30. [941]Inc, 85tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 85tr, inc
  31. [950]Inc, 88tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 88tr, inc
  32. [805]Inc, 91tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 91tr, inc
  33. [828]Inc, 94tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 94tr, inc
  34. [813]Inc, 97tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the ch space, 97tr, inc
  35. [824]Inc, 100tr, (2tr, ch2,2tr) in the ch space, 100tr, inc
  36. [952]Inc, tr up to the 2nd last stitch before the corner, tr2tog in lastst and ch space, turn.
  37. Ch2 Tr2tog, tr up to the last stitch, inc, turn.
  38. Ch2, Inc, tr up to the 2nd last stitch, tr2tog in last 2 stitches, tieoff.

Repeat rows Repeat rows 38, 37 and 38 (as a setof three rows) 16 times, changing colour every 3 rows in the following order:

[948]
[815]
[825]
[953]
[958]
[955]
[951]
[954]
[826]
[806]
[819]
[827]
[962]
[812]
[959]
[832]

Make sure you always start your new colour on the long side, not where you tied off on the short side. This will ensure that you always have a straight edge on both sides.

Repeat rows 38 and then 37 with colour [809], then saving a long tail, whip stitch the two pieces together, with the long edge of piece two matching up with the point of piece one. Do not pull the stitches too tight, otherwise a ridge will appear.

Tassels

Separating the leftover colours from piece one and piece two, cut 30-40cm lengths, and double stranded, knot tassels in each stitch along both short (diagonal) sides. Adjust spacing according to the amount of remaining yarn. Block to size, enjoy!

Chart

Do note: the chart is just an example of how you should begin, and how the diagonal rows are worked. Please do not follow this exactly from the start, but instead use it as a guide.

Still looking for your yarn pack? There are loads of fabulous retailers all over the world where you can buy your yarn packs. Scheepjes has a complete list on their website and I have a few recommendations for you too: 
Wool Warehouse* ships all over the world
Deramores* also ships globally
Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn shop here in Almere
Be Inspired in South Africa
Knotty House* in North America
Yarn Inspired, BelleMae Yarns and Knit Spin Weave in Australia

Or you could check out my designer store on Deramores.com* – where you can get your hands on the kit AND a pdf of the pattern at the same time. They also ship worldwide, so that’s a win-win!

Now, I do hope you’re joining the #rainBOOMMAL that’s running through all of February 2019. In collaboration with the amazing people at Scheepjes, we’ll be crocheting together, from all corners of the world, bringing some more colour into our lives.

*affiliate link

Olaf (the warm shrug) Free Crochet Pattern

Just in time for Christmas, I’m sharing my latest free pattern with you!

While I was making this, I kept wondering what I should call it. I was hoping for a yoga related name, as I’m using Scheepjes Namaste, but as soon as I tried it on it felt like a warm hug. And then because I have a young kid, all I could hear in my head (over and over again, omg) was “I’m Olaf, and I like warm hugs,” so I couldn’t call this anything but Olaf (the warm shrug)!

What you’ll need for this pattern is 7 balls of Scheepjes Namaste in your favourite colour and a 10mm hook. I used Warrior (614). I also deliberately made this a one size fits all design and the size that fits me (XL) fits my husband and several friends I asked to try it on for me. If you’re a very small person, it may well be too large for you, but there are some tips on how to resize it if you would like to make it smaller.

The pattern below is written in UK crochet terms, but if you prefer US terms I have a separate PDF for both versions for a small fee to download from my Ravelry store. That version is print friendly, and there is also a printer/e-reader friendly version for the UK terms as well for a small fee.

Abbreviations

(UK Terms)
Ch chain stitch
Htr half treble crochet
Tr treble crochet
Trtcl treble crochet tiny cluster
Tr2tog treble crochet two together (decrease)
InV inverted v-stitch (see notes)
[…] (…) repeat instructions between brackets the required number of times.
Rep repeat
SS slip stitch

Notes

Olaf (the warm shrug) is designed to be one size fits most, but by adjusting the sleeve length, you’ll be able to make it smaller, or larger. There will be information on how to do that at the end of the instructions.

The shrug is created back and forth in rows, then the corners are folded in and stitched together to make the lapels and yoke, then we attach a collar and sleeves.

The InV stitch is an inverted V-stitch: YO, insert hook, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, miss 1, YO, insert hook, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through all loops.

Instructions

Body

  1. Ch 89 (84 +5), mark the 43rd stitch for later, and leave a 40cm tail for sewing the sides (you can roll this up and poke it in through some stitches to hold it out of the way).
  2. Trtcl in the 3rd ch from the hook, tr to last, trtcl. Ch 2, turn.
  3. Trtcl, tr [ch2, miss 2, tr next] to last, trtcl. Ch 2, turn.
  4. Trtcl, tr, ch 1 [miss 2 (tr, ch 1, tr in next tr)] to last 4, ch 1, miss 2, tr, trtcl. Ch 2, turn.
  5. Trtcl, tr, ch 2 [InV, ch 2] to last 2, tr, trtcl last. Ch 2, turn.
    Repeat rows 3-5 9 times
  6. Trtcl, tr, [2 tr in the ch sp, tr next] to last, trtcl. Tie off, leave 40cm tail.

Fold top and bottom corners into meet in the middle, and using the long tails, whip stitch the from the outside corners toward the fold for 10 cm. Repeat for the other side. Take care that you will be able to work 18 trebles into the opening (the gaps between rows) when making the sleeves.

Sleeves

Make 2

Join at the seam with a standing tr, ch1 (or ss to join and ch 4), [tr in the next space between rows, ch1] repeat around, ss to join. You should have 18 trebles. If not, adjust your stitch placement accordingly.

  1. Ss into the ch space, ch 2, tr next ch sp, ch 1 [tr2tog in same sp and next sp, missing the treble in between, ch 1] repeat to last tr2tog in the last sp and 1st sp, ch 1, ss to join.
  2. Ss to ch sp, ch 1, tr same sp, [ch 1, tr next sp], repeat to last, ss to join. Note, there is no ch between the last and 1st trebles, this is a decrease.
  3. Ss to ch sp, ch 2, tr next ch sp, ch 1, [tr2tog in the same sp and next sp, missing the treble in between], repeat to last ch sp, ch 1, tr2tog in the last sp and 1st sp, skipping 2 trebles. Ch 1, ss to join.
  4. Repeat round 3
  5. Repeat round 4
  6. Ss to ch sp, ch 1, tr, ch 1, [tr next ch sp, ch 1] repeat to end, ss to join.
  7. Ss to ch sp, ch 2, tr next sp, ch 1 [tr2tog in the same and next sp, missing treble in between, ch 1], rep to last, tr2tog last sp and 1st sp, ch 1, ss to 1st tr.
  8. Repeat round 7
  9. Repeat round 8
  10. Ss to sp, ch 1, 2 htr in the same sp, [2 htr in the next sp] repeat to last, ss to join.
  11. Repeat round 11. Tie off.

Note: to make the shrug smaller, you can make the join seam longer. This will make the lapels and collar wider, and you will need to work fewer rounds on the sleeves (skip rows 9 and 10).

Your stitch count in round 1 will also be less, but the instructions for rest of the rounds will work if you have fewer trebles as well.

If you like, you can omit the sleeves altogether, and instead work rows 1, 11 and 12 to make a cuff.

Collar

Starting at the marker from the very first row, count and mark the 18th stitch in each direction. This is the bottom of the shrug. Note: Make sure you check to hold the work the right way out, so the sleeves won’t be inside out.

  1. Join at middle marker with a standing tr (or ch 3), ch 1, tr in the same st, [miss 2, (tr, ch 1, tr same)] to marker, remove marker, [miss 1, (tr, ch 1, tr same)] to marker, remove marker, [miss 2 (tr, ch 1, tr same)] to last, ss to join.
  2. Ss to ch sp, ch 1, [tr, ch 1, tr same] in the same space, [tr, ch 1, tr same] in the next ch space, and to the last, ss to join.
  3. Repeat round 2, mark the join, tie off.
  4. Count 16 V-stitches (tr, ch1, tr) and join with an ss to the next ch sp. Ch 2, [dc, ch 1, dc] next ch sp, [htr, ch 1, htr] next ch sp, [tr, ch 1, tr] next 46 spaces, [htr, ch 1, htr] next ch sp, [dc, ch 1, dc] next ch sp, ch 2, ss in the next ch sp, tie off.

Weave in ends, block gently if desired.

Feel free to add an oversized button where the sleeves are seamed if you want to close it like a jacket.

Chart

What do you think? Do you like warm hugs? I’d love you to make this, and you can purchase the yarn from a bunch of great retailers. Scheepjes lists all the shops on their website, and if you’re in the Netherlands I recommend my local yarn store, Caro’s Atelier*.

For those of you across the globe, you can order from Wool Warehouse*, and Deramores*, who both offer world wide shipping, Knotty House* is a great retailer in North America, and I’ve just discovered Belle Mae Yarns in Australia! Plus of course if you’re in South Africa Be Inspired has the entire Namaste collection.

While you’re here, have you seen my other Scheepjes Namaste pattern? It’s the Matchy Matchy Hat, which works up in under an hour!

Merry Christmas, and have a warm hug from me! XO

Matchy Matchy Crochet Hat Free Pattern

Hey! 

So I told you that I have a quick hat in Namaste in the works, and last week I showed you a photo.  Today I have the pattern for you, and it’s so easy you can work it up in an hour or so, tops!

We have two sizes, the smaller is perfect for my almost 7 year old, and because it’s a stretchy yarn, it will fit smaller or bigger kids, and the other is to fit adults.  It’s a firm, warm fit on me, so slouchy for kids.  Again, the yarn has loads of give, so there are no problems with fit.

This pattern is written using UK crochet terms, but if you prefer US terminology, or would like to have a printer/e-reader friendly version of this pattern, it’s also available in my Ravelry store for a small fee.

Right, let’s get on with it!

What You’ll Need

1 skein Scheepjes Namaste in you choice of colour
8mm hook

Measurements

Two sizes: to fit child 5-10, and to fit older child and adult

Tension

Not important, but the adult size will use the entire skein. If you’re making both and want to make the adult longer, there will be plenty left over from the kid’s size.

Abbreviations

(UK Terms)
Ch chain stitch
Dc double crochet
Tr treble crochet
[…] repeat instructions between brackets the required number of times.
SS slip stitch
Fptr front post treble crochet
Bptr back post treble crochet

Notes

This is a granny stitch style hat, worked in rounds, slip stitching to join each round. The pattern outlines two sizes, the smaller will fit most children from about 5 years old and the larger size will fit teens through to adults.
Each size uses one skein of yarn, with plenty left over after the children’s size.

Instructions

  1. Adult and child Ch 4, ss to join.
  2. CH 3, (counts as 1st stitch and ch 1), tr in the ring, ch 1 [2tr, ch1], x 4. skip 1st dc and ch1 and ss to the next tr to join.
  3. Ss to the ch space, dc in the ch space, ch1 (counts as the 1st tr of the round), tr, ch 1, 2 tr in the same space, ch 1, [2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr] in the next ch space], x 4, skip 1st dc and ch1 and ss to the next tr to join.
  4. Ss to ch space, dc in ch space, ch 1 (counts as 1st tr of the round), 2 tr in the same space, ch 1, 2 tr in the next space, ch 1 [3 tr in the next, ch 1, 2 tr in the next, ch 1] x 4, skip 1st dc and ch1 and ss to the next tr to join.
  5. Ss to ch space, dc in the ch space, ch 1 (counts as 1st tr of the round), 2 tr, ch 1, [3 tr in the next space, ch 1] x 9, skip 1st dc and ch1 and ss to the next tr to join.
    Skip to round 14 to finish child size.
  6. Adult ss to ch space, dc in the ch space, ch 1 (counts as 1st tr of the round), [2 tr, ch 1, 3 tr in the same space] ch1, [3 tr in the next space, ch 1] x 4, [3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr] in the next, ch 1, [3 tr next, ch 1] x 4, skip 1st dc and ch1 and ss to the next tr to join
  7. Ss to the ch space dc in the ch space, ch 1 (counts as 1st tr of the round), 2 tr in the same, ch 1, [3 tr, ch 1] x 2, [3 tr, ch 1, 2 tr] in the next, [3 tr, ch 1] x 5, [3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr] next, ch 1, [ch 3, ch 1] x 2, skip 1st dc and ch1 and ss to the next tr to join.
  8. Ss to ch space, sc in the ch space, ch 1 (counts as 1st tr of the round), 2 tr in the same space, ch 1, [3 tr, ch1 in the next] x 13, skip 1st dc and ch1 and ss to the next tr to join.
  9. Repeat round 8
  10. Repeat round 8
  11. Repeat round 8
  12. Repeat round 8
  13. Repeat round 8
  14. Ch 3, tr, skip the ch space, [dc x 3, sk space] x 13, sk space, dc, ss to top of ch 3
  15. Ch 3, bptr next, [fptr, bptr] repeat to last, ss to join.
  16. Repeat round 15, ss to join, tie off and weave in ends.

There you have it!

There are several places I can recommend you purchase the yarn, here are some of them: 

Wool Warehouse* and Deramores* ship internationally, Caro’s Atelier* has everything you need in the Benelux and Europe, Knotty House* stocks Namaste in North America (US and Canada), plus there are hundreds of great retailers all over the place who stock Scheepjes yarns. If they don’t have Namaste in stock, give them a friendly nudge 😉

Flat Out Fabulous – Knit Shawl Big Reveal

Here she is, and she’s Flat Out Fabulous!

Flat out fabulous shawl by Nerissa Muijs missneriss.com

At around 2 metres end to end, and nice and deep, she wraps around beautifully.

Flat out fabulous shawl by Nerissa Muijs missneriss.com

And tucks in to keep your neck warm and lifts your outfit – a flat out fabulous winter accessory!

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Using the larger than recommended needle size has increased the squish factor a thousand fold.  I hadn’t realised that the Scheepjes Stone Washed/River Washed could be so smooshy!

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She’s become my number one shawl since the weather turned.  I can’t get enough of these two colours (Steenbras and Yarra) together, and she’s so warm! The fuzz traps heat like nobody’s business.

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She’s also my new favourite dog walking shawl, we have a blast!

So I’ve been busy writing the pattern, and you won’t believe it, but I was halfway through transcribing my instructions, when they just stopped.  The entire second half has just gone poof! into thin air. No idea where I put the notes, but luckily I have all the key points. So the pattern will still be ready next week, I can’t wait to share it with you.

In preparation for the free pattern, you’ll need 3 balls of steenbras and 4 balls of Yarra.

Grab the yarn from any of your favourite Scheepjes retailers, or from my LYS Caro’s Atelier* in Almere (NL and european-wide shipping), or Wool Warehouse* and Deramores* who ship globally.

It’s the RainBOOM! Crochet Pattern Launch

Announcement:

If you’re here to access the rainBOOM! Wrap pattern today 21 January and the links below don’t work, that’s because I’ve been busy behind the scenes to update them.

The patterns will be available again Tuesday 22 January at 7 am CET.

Can’t wait? They’re all on Ravelry as pdfs for a small fee: rainBOOM! Wrap on Ravelry

Great news! I’ve updated this pattern to include both US and UK terms, and I’ve translated the design into Dutch!

The new patterns will replace this one, so as a result I’ve removed the pattern that you would ordinarily find here.

Instead, the new patterns can be found here:

UK Terms

US Terms

Dutch

Rainbow Wrap made with Scheepjes Stone/River washed cutie pies: http://shrsl.com/ubkw

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Chart

rainBOOM chart

Here it is, laid out on the ground to give you an idea of the size.  I didn’t have a $20 note for scale, so the bunny (who has serious FOMO and has to be in the middle of everything) will have to do 😉

RainBOOM Wrap - free crochet pattern by MissNeriss

Braided Cowl, Free Crochet Pattern

Do you have your three balls of Scheepjes River Washed XL ready to go?  Great!

If you haven’t, nip over to Wool Warehouse*, or Caro’s Atelier*, or head to Scheepjes.com for the full list of stockists.

What You’ll Need

3 skeins of Scheepjes River Washed XL, one each of 942 Steenbras, 949 Yarra, and 94 Danube.
6mm hook (or hook to obtain tension)

Measurements

60cm around, by 15cm wide

Tension

5 stitches by 7 rows = 10cm
Unblocked, in stitch pattern.

Abbreviations

(UK terms)
Ch chain
Tr
Treble crochet (US: DC double crochet)
Ps Puff stitch (4 loops)
C1 (C2, C3) colour one, colour 2, colour 3

Notes

This pattern is worked in rounds, with each round being worked in the opposite direction to create the braided effect. It is also based on a three stitch repeat, so to increase or decrease the circumference, add or subtract stitches in sets of threes.

Repeat instructions between *…* the stated number of times.

The stitch itself is also very simple, but can be awkward to get the hang of in the beginning. The first stitch of the round is a ch 3, which counts as a treble.  The next stitch is a 4 loop puff stitch (yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all loops), however this is worked through a stitch two stitches back.  The next stitch of the round is then worked three stitches forward from the original starting chain. More on this in the instructions.

It’s important to remember that this design makes use of almost all of the yarn, there will be very little left over, so pay close attention to your tension.  There are four rounds of each colour, so if there are concerns about yardage and tension, work two quick rounds in pattern and weigh your work.  If more than 50% of the ball is used, check and adjust the tension/hook.

Instructions

  1. With C1 ch99. Ss to join.
  2. Ch3 (counts as a tr), *skip 1 chain backwards, ps in the previous chain. Ch1, skip 4, tr in the next.* (There should be two skipped chains between the ch3 and the next treble.) Repeat 32x, ss to the top of the puff stitch (not the chain) to join.
  3. Turn, ch3. *ps in the last treble from the previous round (skip one stitch backwards), ch1, tr in the top of the next ps* repeat 32x. ss to the top of the 1st ps of the round. Tie off, weave in ends.
  4. Change to C2, repeat round 2, working in the opposite direction to row 3 so the puff stitches will slant in the opposite direction.
  5. Repeat round 3, tie off, weave in ends.
  6. Change to C3, repeat round 2, working in the opposite direction to row 3 so the puff stitches will slant in the opposite direction.
  7. Repeat round 3, tie off, weave in ends.
  8. Change to C2, repeat round 2, working in the opposite direction to row 3 so the puff stitches will slant in the opposite direction.
  9. Repeat round 3, tie off, weave in ends.
  10. Change to C1, repeat round 2, working in the opposite direction to row 3 so the puff stitches will slant in the opposite direction.
  11. Repeat round 3, tie off, weave in ends.
  12. Change to C3, ss in each stitch around, tie off, weave in ends.
  13. With C3, repeat round 12 in the starting chain.

Tie off, make sure all your ends are woven in.  This project doesn’t need to be blocked, but blocking improves every crochet project, so it’s recommended.

There you go!

Share your photos on Instagram using the hashtag #braidedcowl or #missneriss

Photo Tutorial

Round 1

ETA: **Note: the below photos shows us that there is a round of DC (US SC), but this is just for the photo purposes.  You should work the first round into the chain you made**

Continue around,

Round 2

Continue around, ss to the top of the first puff stitch.

That’s it! Enjoy!!!

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A New Free Crochet Project

Ah, February. Even after all these years, I am still not used to a cold birthday month. I yearn for long warm evenings, the buzz of the crickets, even the tossing and turning and complaining that it’s too hot to sleep!

But, if I look out the window today, the sun is glorious.  It may well be below zero, but after the darkest northern European winter in history, I’ll take what I can get.

Because it’s still so cold, I’m taking full advantage and making warm stuff.  I have a new project in the pipeline, if you subscribe to my newsletter (you should, by the way.  Loads of fun stuff in there each fortnight), you’ll have seen some of my swatching.

I have a few balls of the new Scheepjes yarn, River Washed XL to try, and I’m making a snuggly cowl.

Scheepjes River Washed

River Washed (regular and XL) has the same construction as the hugely popular Stone Washed.  Except in the River Washed the core is dyed as opposed to white, and the fuzz is a contrasting or complementary colour.  It’s a fantastic winter yarn. the cotton core is so soft, and the acrylic fuzz traps heat, making anything you make deliciously warm.

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I’ve decided to use a combination of these four colours.  From left to right we have 982 Steenbras, 981 Colorado, 989 Yarra, and 988 Danube. These are all combinations of my favourite colours, so now I have to make the stitch pattern I have in mind work.

I’m going to use the braided puff stitch, which is fun but a little tricky to get just right, so right now there’s a LOT of frogging going on.  Luckily the River Washed is up to the task. It’s not the best yarn to frog, but luckily I’m not working a bunch of tight stitches, but lots of loops.

If you haven’t tried River Washed yet, now’s a great time.  This pattern is only going to use three balls of yarn, and at 3.30 euros a ball (or 2.99GBP/3.46USD) it’s a very affordable yarn.

Buy the yarn at Wool Warehouse*, who ship globally.
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Or you can go to Caro’s Atelier* in the Netherlands
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For more retailer choices, head to Scheepjes.com for the full list of stockists.

Stay tuned next week, I’ll have some progress shots, if my fingers haven’t fallen off from the cold!

Katran Stool Cover – a Free Crochet Pattern

Are you ready to make your Katran stool cover?

Katran crochet stool cover by Nerissa Muijs in Scheepjes Secret Garden http://shrsl.com/jj6p

Why Katran?  Well, katran is a Hindi word which explains the beautiful offcut pieces of fabric which are the by product of weaving mills.  Often farmers will collect these waste fabrics, spin it into heavy yarns, and make furniture in their off-season.  These stunning pieces inspired me to use Scheepjes Secret Garden to bring this stool to life.

Now, if you prefer a printer/ereader friendly version, pop over to Ravelry where this pattern is available to download for a euro: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/katran-stool-cover

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Materials

3 balls of Scheepjes Secret Garden in 709 Lily Pond
1 Scheepjes wooden stool 42 x 28cm
4 mm hook
Stitch markers
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Measuring tape

Measurements

Stool: 42cm high x 28cm in diameter

Tension

19 stitches by 16 rows in 10cm in the pattern format.

Abbreviations

US Terms
ch chain st
hdc half double crochet
ss slip stitch
hdc3lInc 2 half double crochet in the 3rd loop in one stitch (increase)
hdc3l half double crochet in the 3rd loop
hdc3l2tog 2 half double crochet together in the third loop (decrease)

Love Crochet

Notes

This pattern is made in continuous rounds, with no joins. Keep the tension firm.
Repeat instructions between the *…* the instructed number of times.

Be sure to keep to the measurements of your stool, depending on the actual diameter you may need to add or remove increase rounds.

Use the stitch marker to keep track of the first stitch of each round.

Instructions

Round 1 Ch 4, ss to join. Work 8 hdc into the ring (marking the first stitch)

Round 2 Increase in the third loop of each stitch around – 16sts

Round 3 *hdc3linc, hdc3l* x 8 – 24sts

Round 4*hdc3linc, hdc3l x 2* x 8 -32sts

Round 5*hdc3linc, hdc3l x 3* x 8 – 40sts

Round 6 hdc3l x 3, *hdc3linc, x 4* x 7, hdc3linc, hdc3l -48sts

Round 7 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 5* x 8 – 56sts

Round 8 hdc3l x 4 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 6* x 7, hdc3linc, hdc3l x 2 – 64sts

Round 9 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 7* x 8 – 72sts

Round 10 hdc3l x 5 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 8* x 7, hdc3linc, hdc3l x 3 – 80sts

Round 11 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 9* x 8 – 88sts

Round 12 hdc3l x 6 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 10* x 7, hdc3linc, hdc3l x 4 – 96sts

Round 13 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 11* x 8 – 104sts

Round 14 hdc3l x 7 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 12* x 7, hdc3linc, hdc3l x 5 – 112sts

Round 15 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 13* x 8 – 120sts

Round 16 hdc3l x 8 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 14* x 7, hdc3linc, hdc3l x 6 – 128sts

Round 17 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 15* x 8 – 136sts

Round 18 hdc3l x 9 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 16* x 7, hdc3linc, hdc3l x 7 – 144sts

Round 19 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 17* x 8 -152sts

katran stool closeup

Round 20-36 hdc3l x 152 – 152sts

Round 37 *hdc3l2tog, hdc3l x 6* x 19 – 133sts

Round 38 *hdc3l2tog, hdc3l x 5* x 19 – 144sts

Round 39 ss between each stitch around (catching the top two loops plus the third loop) to create a firm fit.  Tie off, weave in ends.

Slip the cover over the stool and you’re finished!

The materials for this project are available from your favourite Scheepjes stockist in the Benelux, in North America you can order the yarn from Love Knitting or Knotty House (in Canada) or if you’re in the UK or anywhere else in the world Wool Warehouse is the place to go.

For your 28cm diameter stool, you should ask your favourite retailer.  Failing that, you’ll be able to find them in discount home stores all over the place, often with a very ugly print that is calling out to be covered with something beautiful!

*Just a note: this post contains a couple of affiliate links which, if you choose to use when feeding your yarn habit, will earn me a small commission.  This helps me keep up the freebies and doesn’t cost you a thing. Thanks so much! ♥