Showing posts with label rainbow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rainbow. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Sky Scarf - Free Pattern - With Sun and Rainbow Motifs

Sky Scarf was published in 2015 - one of my first patterns! A third-party company picked it up and it has been unavailable since then. I've now fixed up a few of my 'rookie' mistakes and brought it here to the blog. 

The main part of the scarf is long and thin, designed to be looped three times around. This pattern is great for stash busting; but please, keep the same yarn thickness and fibre if you are substituting. Motifs can be permanently attached by sewing in place, or if you’d like to alternate them, add snap fasteners to the rainbow and/or a brooch back to the sun. Main Scarf and Rainbow motifs are worked in rows, and the Sun motif is worked in the round.  

A fun idea could be to match the scarf to the sky outside, as you make it, if you plan to work over a few days! 


Yarn: Approx 25 grams of 8ply each of sky blue, grey, and white for the main scarf.

 AND/OR Approx 5 grams of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet 

AND/OR 5 grams of golden yellow. 

Hook: A 4mm crochet hook (G/5) 

Notions: stitch markers, yarn needle – 

OPTIONAL – snap fasteners or pin/brooch back 

Skill level: Beginner

Written in US terms.

Special Stitches:

Ps: Popcorn = 5dc; then , taking your hook out, reinsert back into the top of the first dc, and into the last dc, yarn over and pull through. 

p: picot = Ch 3, sl st back into 1st ch.

Full list of abbreviations at the end of the pattern. 

Main Scarf: 

With Grey, make a chain of 333. 

Row 1: Sk the first 3 chains (counts as turning chain) and dc across to the last chain, turn. (331 dc) 

Row 2 -3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) 330 dc across, turn (331 dc) 

Row 4: With White, rep Row 2 Rows 5-7: 

With Sky Blue rep Row 2. 

Fasten off and weave in ends, and join the two short sides together to create an infinity scarf. 

Rainbow Motif is attached.


With Red, make a chain of 34 

Row 1: Sk 1st ch, sc across to last ch, turn (33 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1 (not counted as st) 33 sc 

rep Row 2 once more with red, and continue to repeat Row 2 three times in the colour sequence; orange, yellow, green, indigo/purple, violet/pink 

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Sun Motif Attached.

Sun Motif: 

Using Yellow, make a magic loop. 

Round 1: ch 1, 6 sc into loop, and pull to secure. Do not join, continue as a spiral. (6 sc) 

Round 2: 2 sc into each st. (12 sc) 

Round 3: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next, rep from * around. (18 sc). 

Round 4: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next sts, rep from * around. (24 sc) 

Round 5: *Ch 3, Ps into next dc, ch 3, sc into next stitch, rep from * 10 times, Ch 3, Ps into next sc, ch 3, sl st to first st. (12 Ps) 

Round 6: *Ch 6, sk Ps, sl st into next sc, rep from * 11 times, sl st into 1st ch-6 sp of round (12 sl st)

Round 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc) 3 dc in same ch-6 sp, p, 4dc in same ch-6 sp, * 4 dc in next ch-6 sp, p, 4 dc in same ch6 sp, rep from * 10 times, sl st to 3rd ch. (56 dc, 12 p)

Fasten off and weave in ends

Attach the motifs as desired, the rainbow can fit around the looped scarf to keep it in place. 


US terminology: 

ch – chain 

sc - single crochet

dc– double crochet 

p – picot (see above)

Ps – popcorn stitch (see above) 

sk – skip 

sl st – slip 

stitch st/s – stitch/es 

rep - repeat 

I hope you enjoy this beginner-friendly infinity scarf! 

Happy Crocheting,


Copyright © 2015, 2019, 2023 Emma Wilkinson Designs All Rights Reserved No restrictions are placed on finished items made with this pattern, however, the pattern may not be resold or copied in any form. Pictures remain the property of Emma Wilkinson Designs 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Soft as a Cloud - new pattern.

Last week (to coincide with May's Newsletter) a new pattern was released!

This one  was pretty fun to make - not to mention is was a quick one!

I was inspired by all the rainbow projects I've been seeing online, many a response to the global pandemic we are currently experiencing. If you'd like to see some of them - have a look at my previous rainbow round up - Rainbow Connections 

The cloud uses 'Sweetheart Soft' by Scheepjes. This happened to be in my stash along with av royal blue, so it also served as part of my ongoing 'use what you have on hand' mindset. A similar fluffy yarn could be substituted, and although it's hard to see the stitches, I could feel them fairly easily. 

Just quietly - how good would it look with the Fruit Cup fade! Due to the pandemic, I don't have access to the blanket at the moment to get a photo together - so I'll have to work on that later. 

Thanks again for reading! I hope you are all safe and well.


Sunday, March 1, 2020

Rainbow Connections

Today I'd like to share a round up of Rainbow Crochet patterns. It's almost St Patrick's Day, and you might find a pot of gold under one!

The round up is also to celebrate the original Fruit Cup Fade being available as a single PDF doc on Ravelry!

The Fruit Cup Fade Blanket - There are two versions, a rectangle and a square - and both a free on the Yarnish Blog - however you can get the original Fruit Cup Fade (rectangular) as one document as a paid PDF (click this link)

Some other fun rainbow patterns I have found this week are:

 click on the highlighted link for more info

These Rainbow Mini Mandala Earrings really caught my eye! By Devine Devrie

Did you see Crochet to Play's Shamrock Hair Clip? perfect quick make!

Clare from Bobwilson has made a sampler wrap - that could also be a blanket. I Love versatile patterns.

Roy the Rainbow from Spinayarn Crochet is rocking some pastel tones, and looking so cute.

Prisma Hat by My Hobby is Crochet is another great way to wear a rainbow

Over the Rainbow Wall Hanging from Crochetastic Boutique is a unique way to get some colour into your decor.

 Lucky Rainbow Scarf from Karen Lucas is so much fun! (below right)

And finally another one  from me - the Sky Scarf - features a little rainbow accent! (above left)

Until next time,
Thanks for reading and Happy Crocheting!