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It’s the RainBOOM! Crochet Pattern Launch

Happy Spring to the Northern Hemisphere! And I’m also thinking that for many antipodeans autumn is a welcome relief from the summer heat.

I used to dream about that first frost when I lived in Alice Springs to come and kill all the flies and bring with it those gorgeous sunny days – days which are still warmer than the average dutch summer.  Sigh.

Anyway, today is RainBOOM! day.  I have the free pattern of my latest Scheepjes design to share with you, are you ready?

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

What You’ll Need

One Stone Washed River Washed Colour Pack (all fifty colours); which you can pick up from most Scheepjes retailers, including:

Wool Warehouse* (for UK and global shipping)
Caro’s Atelier* (in the Benelux and Europe)
Black Sheep Wools* (in the UK)
Knotty House* (US and Canada)
Snufflebean Yarn (in the UK)
5mm crochet hook

Measurements

200cm (point to point) x 50cm wide

Tension

16 stitches by 8.5 rows in 10cm² in treble (US double) crochet

Abbreviations

(UK Terms)

MR magic ring
Tr treble crochet (US terms: DC double crochet)
Ch chain stitch
Inc increase – two treble crochet stitches in one stitch (US terms: two double crochet stitches in one stitch)
Tr2tog decrease – two treble crochet stitches into one stitch (US terms: two double crochet stitches into one stitch) [yarn over (YO), insert hook in stitch (st) , pull up a loop. YO hook, pull through 2 loops. YO hook insert in next st, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops YO, pull through last 3 loops.]
[…] repeat instructions between brackets the required number of times.
(801) denotes colour number from the yarn label.

Notes

This is a beginner friendly pattern, designed to use all 50 colours of the Scheepjes Stone Washed and River Washed colour pack.

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 pay attention to your tension. Use either colour 801 or 803 and make a swatch.

At the end of each row you should ch2 and turn, this will not count as a stitch throughout. The instruction is only mentioned in row 1, as a reminder.

While making the triangle, the rows will increase by 3 stitches each side (6 per row), with an increase at the flat edge, and also in the ch space.

Weave in your ends as you go, this will vastly reduce 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 change tie off at the previous row and start using the next colour.

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Instructions

Note: There was an error in the colour numbers below.  I’ve since corrected the order, but I definitely recommend you laying all the colours out in order before you start, just to be sure!

    1. (801) MR, tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2, ch2, turn.
    2. Inc, tr, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr, inc in the last.
    3. Inc, tr x 4, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 4, inc
    4. (821) Inc, tr x 7, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 7, inc
    5. Inc,tr x 10, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 10, inc
    6. Inc, tr x 13, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 13, inc
    7. (820) Inc, tr x 16, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 16, inc
    8. Inc, tr x 19, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 19, inc
    9. Inc, tr x 22, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x22, inc
    10. (836) Inc, tr x 25, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 25, inc
    11. Inc, tr x 28, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 28, inc
    12. Inc, tr x 31, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 31, inc
    13. (835) Inc, tr x 34, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 34
    14. Inc, tr x 37, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 37, inc
    15. Inc, tr x 40, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 40, inc
    16. (943) Inc, tr x 43, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 43, inc
    17. Inc, tr x 46, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 46, inc
    18. (945) Inc, tr x 49, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 49, inc
    19. Inc, tr x 52, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 52, inc
    20. (942) Inc, tr x55, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 55, inc
    21. Inc, tr x 58, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 58, inc
    22. (807) Inc, tr x 61, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 61, inc
    23. Inc,tr x 64, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 64, inc
    24. (946) Inc, tr x 67, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 67, inc
    25. Inc, tr x 70, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 70, inc
    26. (823) Inc, tr x 73, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 73, inc
    27. (944) Inc, tr x 76, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 76, inc
    28. (816) Inc, tr x 79, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 79, inc
    29. (947) Inc, tr x 82, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 82, inc
    30. (834) Inc, tr x 85, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 85, inc
    31. (817) Inc, tr x 88, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 88, inc
    32. (833) Inc, tr x 91, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 91, inc
    33. (809) tr x 94, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 94, inc
    34. (832) Inc, tr x 97, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 97, inc
    35. (812) Inc, tr x 100, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 100, inc

    Repeat rows 1-35 in the following order:

    1. (803) MR, tr x 2, ch2, trx 2, ch2, turn.
    2. Inc, tr x 2, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 2, inc in the last.
    3. Inc, tr x 4, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 4, inc
    4. (802) Inc, tr x 7, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 7, inc
    5. Inc, tr x 10, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 10, inc
    6. Inc, tr x 13, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 13, inc
    7. (829) Inc, tr x 16, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 16, inc
    8. Inc, tr x 19, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 19, inc
    9. Inc, tr x 22, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x22, inc
    10. (822) Inc, tr x 25, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 25, inc
    11. Inc, tr x 28, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 28, inc
    12. Inc, tr x 31, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 31, inc
    13. (804) Inc, tr x 34, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 34
    14. Inc, tr x 37, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 37, inc
    15. Inc, tr x 40, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 40, inc
    16. (831) Inc, tr x 43, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 43, inc
    17. Inc, tr x 46, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 46, inc
    18. (814) Inc, tr x 49, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 49, inc
    19. Inc, tr x 52, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 52, inc
    20. (811) Inc, tr x55, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 55, inc
    21. Inc, tr x 58, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 58, inc
    22. (810) Inc, tr x 61, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 61, inc
    23. Inc, tr x 64, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 64, inc
    24. (808) Inc, tr x 67, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 67, inc
    25. Inc, tr x 70, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 70, inc
    26. (818) Inc, tr x 73, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 73, inc
    27. (830) Inc, tr x 76, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 76, inc
    28. (949) Inc, tr x 79, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 79, inc
    29. (941) Inc, tr x 82, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 82, inc
    30. (950) Inc, tr x 85, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 85, inc
    31. (805) Inc, tr x 88, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 88, inc
    32. (828) Inc, tr x 91, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 91, inc
    33. (813) Inc, tr x 94, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 94, inc
    34. (824) Inc, tr x 97, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 97, inc
    35. (952) Inc, tr x 100, [tr x 2, ch2, tr x 2] in the ch space, tr x 100, inc
    36. (824) inc, tr to 2nd last stitch, tr2tog in last and ch space, ch2 turn
    37. Tr2tog, tr to 2nd last stitch, inc, ch2 turn.
    38. Inc, tr to 3rd last stitch, tr2tog in last 2 stitchs, tie off.

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

    1. (815)
    2. (825)
    3. (953)
    4. (951)
    5. (954)
    6. (826)
    7. (806)
    8. (819)

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Repeat rows 37 and 38 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.

Tassels

Separating the leftover colours from piece one and piece two, cut 30-40cm lengths, and double stranded, knot tassels in each second stitch along both short (diagonal) sides.

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Chart

rainBOOM chart

Block to size, enjoy!

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

 

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Ta-Da! Rainbow Heart Tutu is Here!

Rainbow Hearts Tutu on missneriss.com - free tutorial availableRainbow Hearts Tutu on missneriss.com - free tutorial available And it’s beautiful.

It’s exactly how I envisioned it, and my daughter LOVES it!

When I tried snapping some photos of her yesterday, it was impossible to get a clear, smiling pic, she was far too busy twirling and twirling and twirling and twirling.Rainbow Hearts Tutu on missneriss.com - free tutorial available Rainbow Hearts Tutu on missneriss.com - free tutorial available Rainbow Hearts Tutu on missneriss.com - free tutorial availableShe’s just so happy to finally be able to wear her fabulous big princess tutu and flounce around the room like she’s off to a ball.

Rainbow Hearts Tutu on missneriss.com - free tutorial available

It’s just a shame that it’s January and freezing cold, because I imagine if she could, she’d be wearing this outfit 24 hours a day.  She did ask: “Mama, can we take this to Australia?” so I’ll have to find some space in our luggage to squeeze in the world’s poofiest tutu!

Aren’t the hearts just gorgeous?  I know I go on about it, but I just love the colour change of the Scheepjes Larra Batik.  I love that each row is a different colour and the beautiful stitch detail that the Larra gives. Rainbow Hearts Tutu on missneriss.com - free tutorial available

I hope I can find the time to take some better photos, I was much too busy enjoying the twirling to concentrate on how the photos would turn out!

And, coming soon: The tutorial!  You’ll be able to make this outfit for yourself, very soon!

Rainbow Hearts Tutu on missneriss.com - free tutorial available Rainbow Hearts Tutu on missneriss.com - free tutorial available

Rainbows in January

It feels like I don’t get to see many rainbows this time of year.  January is the month that most makes me miss Australia.  This time of year in Holland it’s dark, it’s cold, and the wind is almost too much to bear.

But it’s not all doom and gloom.  If you can’t get to a rainbow, bring a rainbow to you!Rainbow tutu a design in progress, by MissNerissI had hoped to have this tutu finished for you this week, but a friend of mine had her baby a few days ago and I had the tremendous honour of being her birth partner.  I can’t tell you how much I loved being a part of bringing someone amazing into the world, and I still find it difficult to believe that the entire world didn’t stop to acknowledge what had happened.Rainbow tutu a design in progress, by MissNeriss

But, the tutu.  It’s coming along nicely.  I’ve decided to go down the skirt and top route and the skirt will be a wraparound so it’s easy to get on and off and more durable than an elastic band.  I’m just hoping that I managed to buy enough tulle as I bought from a one-off market and I’m sure I’ll never find those exact shades ever again!Rainbow tutu a design in progress, by MissNeriss

I just love working with the Scheepjes Larra.  It’s such a smooth yarn to crochet, especially for a tight crocheter like me!  I think the outfit is going to look absolutely amazing.  I’m almost too scared to show my daughter the progress in case I never get it back to finish! Rainbow tutu a design in progress, by MissNerissI think I’ll have to make myself an adult version!

What do you think of the progress?  Any last minute tips for me?

Rainbow Tutu Progress

Rainbow Tutu progress reportAren’t these colours just amazing?  I’m so impressed with how they pop out.

I’m really enjoying using the Scheepjeswol Larra for this project.  It’s easy to work with and it works up really fast as a result.

The stitch I’m using is a Heart Stitch nested into a series of Double Crochets and I’m about halfway through making the top of the tutu.  I still haven’t decided how I’ll do the sleeves – I’m letting this just grow organically, jotting down the stitch count as I go so I can write the pattern once it’s complete.

Heart Stitch

I’m also considering how I’ll do the tutu part – should I make it a dress, or would it make more sense to make the tutu a skirt and then the top can be worn all the time.  Decisions decisions.

What would you do?