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Published on September 15th, 2016 | by Kath Webber

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Rainbow bib necklace tutorial

While there are many great colours to choose from for autumn, some colours work year round. Rainbow brights are not going anywhere this season, as this statement necklace from Kath Webber prooves. 

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With simple double crochet increases, this rainbow motif is a simple make. Expand your skills with magic loop and working in the continuous rounds for the clouds, and combine them both to make a bold and beautiful necklace.

You will need:1

Rico Creative Cotton Aran (100% Cotton, 50g/85m) in Red (05), Tangerine (76), Light Yellow (63), Light Green (40), Turquoise (36), Royal (39), Violet (16) and White (80)
4.5mm hook
• Notions – scissors, large tapestry/darning needle
• Jewellery pliers and split rings, chain and clasp

How to make:

Using Violet yarn, make 8ch.

2 1.) 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, (1dc into next ch, 2dc into next ch) twice, 1dc into each of next 2ch. Turn. [9 sts]

3 2.) 1ch (does not count as dc throughout), 1dc into each of next 2 sts, 2dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 3 sts, 2dc into next st, 1dc into next 2 sts. On last st, work first part of st in violet, then change yarn hand to Royal…

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…Then pull Royal loop through stitch to finish.

3.) When changing colours, crocheting over the ends as you go creates a neat finish. Continue this for around 10 sts then trim tails.

5 1ch, 1dc into each of next 2 sts, (2dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 2 sts) 3 times. Turn.

4.) 1ch, (1dc into each of next 2 sts, 2dc into next sts ) 4 times, 1dc into each of rem 2 sts, changing to turquoise on last st as before. Turn.

5.) 1ch, 1dc into each of next 2 sts, 2dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 3 sts, 2dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 4 sts, 2dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 3 sts, 2dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 2 sts. Turn.

6.) 1ch, 1dc into each of next 2 sts, 2dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 4 sts, 2dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 6 sts, 2dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 4 sts, 2dc into next st, 1dc into each rem st, changing to Light Green on final st as before. Turn.

7.) 1ch, 1dc into each st across. The shaping changes slightly now, adding increases every other row.

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Top Tip: Pull the tails tightly to create a neat straight edge before crocheting over them.

8.) 1ch, (2dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 4 sts) 5 times, 1dc into last st, changing to Light Yellow as before. Turn.

9.) 1ch, 1dc into each ch across, turn.

10.) 1ch, (2dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 5 sts) 5 times, 2dc into last st, changing to Tangerine as before. Turn.

11.) 1ch, 1dc into each ch across, turn.

12.) 1ch, (2dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 6 sts) 5 times, 2dc into last st, changing to Red as before. Turn.

13.) 1ch, (2dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 7 sts) 5 times, 1 dc into each of last 2 sts. Turn.

14.) 1ch, 1dc into each ch across, turn. Fasten off and weave in ends.

7Making the clouds:

Using White yarn, make a magic loop as follows:
Wrap the yarn around your first two fingers, then grip the tail end tightly with your thumb.

8Pass the hook through behind the loop, then pull a loop through with the hook.

9Push the hook back through the loop…

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…then make 1ch into the loop.

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Slide the loop off your forefinger and grip tightly to continue crocheting as normal.

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Large disc: (Make two)

1.) 6dc into magic loop, pull tail tightly to close

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2.) Placing a strand of yarn between the last and first st to mark the rounds…

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…2dc into each st around

3.) (2dc into next st, 1dc into next st) 6 times

4.) (2dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 2 sts) 6 times. Fasten off.

Small disc: (make four)

Work rounds 1-3 as given for large disc, leaving long tail to stitch to large disc.

Making up:

Stitch smaller discs either side of large disc using tail of yarn, weaving in only one of the long tail ends.

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Line up clouds with the ends of the rainbow and stitch onto rainbow piece.

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Attach split or jump rings to central stitch (under both loops) of large cloud piece.

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Attach the chain to the rings…

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…then add a split ring or jump ring to opposite end of the chain.

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Ta-Dah! Your wonderous cloud and rainbow bib necklace is done.

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About the Author

Kath has been a yarn fancier since 2008 when she crocheted her first granny square. Now a designer, mother, writer and prolific faffer, Kath spends her time stroking yarn and is still searching for the perfect mustard merino... Suggestions welcomed!




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