Wednesday’s WIP : Rainbow Dash socks

That is what the 5 year old has been calling these socks. She loves My Little Pony and especially Rainbow Dash. So these socks are the perfect thing for her. She tried to talk me into knitting her wings with the yarn, but I told her that there wasn't enough yarn. I have two balls of the rainbow yarn and her socks usually take less than one ball so I am hoping to make some more coffee cup sleeves.

 

I had forgotten how much faster socks on DPNs are for me. I find them so much faster and hassle free compared to magic loop. It might be because the joins on my cables aren't that smooth. I am loving the plain vanilla socks, great for watching tv or listening to podcasts.

What are you working on?

 

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?

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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.

My creative space: Rainbow Brite

My creative space was very quiet. My little one came down with chickenpox so it was more about her than anything else. I did make this bag, it reminds me of Rainbow Brite. Anyone else a child of the 80’s?

Smarty Bag

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