Rainbow Drops {Free Pattern}

I had this idea.  I have a lot of those.  Ideas I mean.  They just pop into my head at the most inconvenient times ever.  This particular idea materialized while I was knitting the Tella Sundress, which was not a good time for ideas to come up.  This idea had to do with white yarn and rainbow yarn. Oh, and bobbles.

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But I am a good girl (or I like to pretend I am) and dutifully finished the dress and took out my yarn and looked it. Bobbles, rainbow yarn and a white canvas. What would you do?

Rainbow Drops Closeup

I made a little clutch.

Rainbow Drops

I am in love with it. Not the actual thing and not crocheting it. I just love the texture and the little bursts of color changing all the time. I lined it and added a zipper but I don’t really want to use it. I don’t think I even want it. I just wanted to see those rainbow bobbles. I wanted to watch them form.

Do you want to make one?
You really should.
I mean every crocheter should do this at least once in a lifetime.
Yeah you know you want to, so here is how.

Materials

2 balls of sport weight yarn one in a solid color and one in a varriegated color (rainbows on white are awesome as you can see)

3mm hook

tapestry needle

scissors

zipper and fabric for lining (optional)

Glossary

SC Single Crochet

HDC Half Double Crochet

SCINC 2 Single crochet stitches in same stitch

RB Rainbow Bobble *yarn over, insert your hook in the stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over once more and draw it through the first 2 loops on your hook* repeat 4 times

* .. * Stitches between asterisks should be repeated

[ … ] number between square brackets indicates number of stitches

The Base

The base is a basic oval done in single crochet while turning after every round.

Start with the solid color and chain 31.

Round 1 : Turn the chain and work 30 SC in the back ridge of the chains. Slip stitch into first chain to
form the first round [60 stitches]
Round 2: SC in the next 30 stitches. 3 SC in turning chain. SC in the next 30 stitches. 3 SC in Slip
stitch. Slip stitch into first SC, turn and chain 1 [66sc]
Round 3: SCINC in next 3 stitches . SC in the next 30 stitches. SCINC in next three stitches. SC in the
next 30 stitches. Slip stitch into first SC, turn and chain 1 [72sc]
Round 4: SC in the next 30 stitches. *SCINC, SC* (3 times) in the next 6 stitches. SC in the next 30
stitches. *SCINC, SC* (3 times) in the next 6 stitches. Slip stitch into first SC, turn and chain 1 [78sc]
Round 5: *SCINC, 2 SC* (3 times) in next 9 stitches . SC in the next 30 stitches. *SCINC, 2 SC* (3
times) in next 9 stitches. SC in the next 30 stitches. Slip stitch into first SC, turn and chain 1 [84sc]
Round 6: SC in the next 30 stitches. *SCINC, 3 SC* (3 times) in the next 12 stitches. SC in the next 30
stitches. *SCINC, 3 SC* (3 times) in the next 12 stitches. Slip stitch into first SC, turn and chain 1
[90sc]

 

Sides

The first and third rounds are worked with the right side facing, while the bobble rounds are worked with the wrong side facing.  The yarn is carried from one bobble to the next.  All HDC stitches are made using the first color and only the bobbles are made with the second color.

Round 1: HDC in each stitch all around, slip stitch into first HDC to join the round, turn.

Round 2: CH 1, *HDC in the next 5 stitches, RB in next stitch using second color*, slip stitch into first HDC to join the round, turn.

Round 3: HDC in each stitch all around, slip stitch into first HDC to join the round, turn.

Round 4: CH 1, HDC in the next 2 stitches, *RB in next stitch using second color, HDC in next 5 stitches * , RB in next stitch using second color, HDC in next 3 stitches, slip stitch into first HDC to join the round, turn.

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Keep the second color in the front and the first color in the back when working on the bobbles.
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Don’t worry about the loop from the main yarn becoming loose you will tighten it later.
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Once you are done with the bobble, push the yarn back to the front, and take the main color from underneath it.
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Tug the main yarn slightly to tighten the loop.
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See how simple it is?
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That is it.
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Keep the yarn tension even so the fabric doesn’t pucker.
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Don’t those floats look cute too.
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Repeat rounds 1 – 4 until the case is the desired height.  Work round 1 one more time.  You may use the second color and work one more round of SC for a border.  Finish off.

Finishing

Weave in ends and make a zippered lining or just add a zipper the quick and dirty way.

Comments
  • Pearlin May 11, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    lovely !

  • Abby May 12, 2012 at 3:21 am

    This is adorable! Saw it on pinterest.

  • Vims May 12, 2012 at 8:30 am

    I absolutely adore this and totally understand how you have to make it but not necessarily use it:) Thanks for sharing!

  • Makeya May 12, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Love it. So creative, barak Allah fiki

  • Jessica May 12, 2012 at 10:15 am

    This is so bright and cheerful! I love it! …pinned! :-)

  • Sabrina May 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    This reminds me of that button candy! Love it!

  • Donna May 22, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Love how this looks and love the colors of the rainbow yarn. What brand is it? I need to try something using this yarn.

  • Lee Ann Beausejour May 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I can see this being made with crochet cotton!

  • Snowcatcher May 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Brilliant! I love how the colors pooled, and the texture is awesome!

  • pam G May 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Do you have aped verizon of this pattern so I Candace to my Kindlefire?

  • pam G May 25, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Do you have a pdf verizon of this pattern I meant to say. So I can save it to my Kindlefire, please?

  • Bethel May 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Love this gorgeous pattern… Thank You so much for sharing… <3

  • isa June 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    super bonito!! gracias!
    abrazos

  • Lilla July 7, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Really great! Grazie e ciao!

  • Tiffany January 7, 2013 at 7:20 am

    What brand of yarn is the rainbow? It’s gorgeous!

  • Claudia January 27, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Que hermoso, me encantó :)

  • Rhelena May 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Hi Jessyz,

    I am the owner of crochetpatternbonanza(.)com, a free crochet pattern directory. Just wanted to let you know that I’m updating my website and wanted to make sure that I have your permission to use your images for linking back to your free crochet patterns and/or tutorials.

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  • Raakhee January 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Could u pls share the brand of the rainbow color yarn. Thank you!

  • Raakhee January 6, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Could u pls share the brand of the rainbow color yarn

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