Hello, it’s another free crochet pattern, yaaaay! If you read my Rainbow or Sunshine posts, you may have spotted the pic with rainbow, sun and cloud. Well here’s the Cloud and that’s real sky, unedited, here in Culloden, Scotland, isn’t it stunning? 💙
It’s easy and quick to make and is suitable for beginners too.
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The pattern is written in US crochet terminology with UK shown in brackets in the list of abbreviations.
Here’s what you’ll need:
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Yarn: 100% Cotton in DK #3 weight or Aran/Worsed #4 weight.
I always try to work with and recommend recycled yarns whenever I can. For this project I have used the brand new Hoooked Soft Cotton. It’s officially a DK weight, but it’s thicker than other DK cotton brands and has been working well alongside Aran weight in making more Rainbows. I find it’s a bit splitty, so use a looser tension if you use this or any yarn like this.
Of course you may use whatever yarn you have in your stash. Acrylic will give different results and may need stuffing or stiffening to hold it’s shape.
Size G (4.0mm) crochet Hook. I highly recommend Clover Soft touch, I use them most of the time and have a set that has 2.5 mm to 6 mm sizes as I find using a standard thin steel hook uncomfortable. Sadly LoveCrafts have stopped stocking them but I’ve found them on Amazon for you.
Yarn needle, for sewing in ends:
Stitch marker – I only use locking ones (so they can’t fall off!) like these:
Sharp little Scissors – Aren’t these just gorgeous?
- St – Stitch
- Sts – Stitches
- Sl st – Slip stitch
- Ch – Chain
- Sc – Single crochet (UK Dc – Double crochet)
- Hdc – Half double crochet (UK Htr – Half treble)
- Dc – Double Crochet (UK Tr – Treble)
- FO – Fasten off
Approx. 3.5” wide x 2” high
- Ch 2 or 3 at the start of rounds counts as a stitch.
- Using a stitch marker to mark the first stitch is helpful.
- Can be made as an applique or
- Make 2 the same and sew together for a sturdy addition to a wall hanging (gorgeous with my Rainbow and sun patterns) or mobile. You may also stuff lightly if preferred.
Round 1: Ch 10, hdc in 3rd ch from hook (1st 2 ch count as 1st st), mark this st, hdc in next 6, 4 hdc in last ch, working on other side of chain now, hdc in 6, 2 hdc in last st (the one with the marker in. join with sl st to top of starting ch (20)
Round 2: Ch 3, hdc in next, sc, hdc, dc, 3 dc, dc, hdc, sc, hdc, 6 dc in end st, hdc, sc, hdc in 2, dc, hdc in 2, sc, hdc, 5 dc, join with sl st to top of ch 3 (32) FO.
Optional – make a 2nd one the same and leave a long tail on the 2nd one to stitch together or crochet together using sl sts right side facing out so both sides are the same.
I couldn’t resist that beautiful blue sky so my sun came out to play for a photo opportunity too!
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Thank you, love Jan 💛