Dancing Rainbows Cowl by Mikaela Bates

Dancing Rainbows Cowl

May 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
219 - 656 yards (200 - 600 m)
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This pattern was created to make the most of this yummy yarn I got from Pickle and Co Fibres. It’s a beautiful DK weight merino/nylon/silk blend, which is so soft and squishy, in the colourway Nina and I knew I had to have it the moment I saw it at Knitfest in Maleny.

I played around with quite a few different stitch patterns, searching for something easy to do, with lovely texture, that would do justice to this gorgeous yarn and I hit the mark with this pattern.

This stitch pattern looks fabulous whether using a multi coloured yarn or a single coloured yarn and works up nice and quickly making it super versatile and great for markets or gifts.

I have also provided instructions for making 2 different sizes, a rolled edge and included the multiples and tips for making this in any size/colour pattern you want!

Level: Easy
The pattern uses simple stitches suitable for beginners who can read a pattern.

Version 1
100g of any 8ply/DK weight yarn.
I used Pickle and Co Fibres 8ply/DK Merino/Nylon/Silk shown in Nina colourway and Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Cotton shown in VK Yarns Bubblegum Unicorn colourway.

Version 2
300g of any 8ply/DK weight yarn.
I used VK Yarns 8ply Pima cotton, shown in Dancing Rainbows Set colourways (Grey Opal, Dancing Rainbows and Terrazzo).

Finished size:
Version 1
65cm (25 1/2in) x 19cm (8in) - merino/nylon/silk
65cm (25 1/2in) x 21cm (8 3/4in) - cotton

Version 2
75cm (29 1/2in) x 38cm (15in) - pima cotton

Included in this 13 page PDF pattern:

  • 12 tutorial photos
  • 15 other photos
  • A stitch chart for the foundation rows and pattern repeat.
  • Suggestions for variations of both colour effects and sizes.
  • Instructions on how to make a rolled edge in crochet.
  • Includes stitch pattern multiples so you can adjust the pattern to suit you.
  • US English crochet terms used throughout.
  • Crocheted in turned rows.
  • Clear concise written instructions with a layout designed to make it easy to follow and not lose your place.
  • Landscape layout that looks good on a laptop, tablet or phone (simply zoom in on half the page on your smart phone to see the pattern clearly in portrait mode).
  • Links to 2 tutorials and photo tutorials for special stitches used.
  • Tips and tricks to help you make this pattern more easily.
  • Plus a separate text only printable PDF so you can print the pattern using less paper.

You may sell items created using this pattern. Please credit Mikaela Bates - Vivid Kreations for the design and consider linking to this pattern if selling online, and please price your items with respect for yourself and other makers.