Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Rainbow Patch Pattern


If you've had a go at some of my patterns you know they fall into the 'bodge it and see' category...Never letting precision stand in the way of some hooky happiness here's a pattern for the rainbow patch on the baby blanket currently for sale in my Etsy shop. 

This one is all about getting a feel for the yarn you're using and adjusting the increases as you go to make sure it lies flat. Also, make sure you give it a light press with a damp tea-towel over the top with a steamy iron at the end. If you want to then appliqué it to fabric, I'd suggest using bondaweb to secure before a discreet running stitch for permanence...Happy Patching!!

You will need:
7 Rainbow colours in dk or light crochet cotton (small bits will do, there's only 2 rows of each);
Size 3.00mm hook
Tapestry needle for the ends

Note: To keep a flat edge at the bottoms, you need to have a turning chain of 2, and then start the next row in the 3rd chain from the hook. At the other end, make sure you get the last loop (it can get pulled tight) before you chain 2 again and turn. This is also written in UK stitches.


  1. Violet: Chain 17, starting in the 3rd ch from the hook, dc across. In the last movement of the final dc, switch in the next colour. Ch2 and turn;
  2. Indigo: (dc, 2dc in same stitch) across. Ch2, turn;
  3. Indigo: dc across. In the last movement of the final dc, switch in the next colour. Ch2 and turn;
  4. Blue: (dc, 2dc in same stitch) across. Ch2, turn;
  5. Blue: dc across. In the last movement of the final dc, switch in the next colour. Ch2 and turn;
  6. Green: (2dc, 2dc in same stitch) across. Ch2, turn;
  7. Green: dc across. In the last movement of the final dc, switch in the next colour. Ch2 and turn;
  8. Yellow: (4dc, 2dc in same stitch). Ch2, turn;
  9. Yellow: dc across. In the last movement of the final dc, switch in the next colour. Ch2 and turn;
  10. Orange: (4dc, 2dc in same stitch). Ch2, turn;
  11. Orange: dc across. In the last movement of the final dc, switch in the next colour. Ch2 and turn;
  12. Red: (4dc, 2dc in same stitch). Ch2, turn; 
  13. Red: dc across. After last stitch, fasten off and work in all of the loose ends.