Tuesday, 15 September 2015

My Rainbow Circles Wrap made with Scheepjes Linen Soft

Hello again,

Did you have a good weekend? Here the weather has turned to rain, we just had a big thunderstorm here! And the sky just looks a dark grey, where has all the colour gone, I ask you....

But I found the answer - you can always crochet a rainbow!!!!

And that is exactly what I did!

My Rainbow Circles Wrap

You might remember that I am also currently working on the Scheepjes CAL 2015 to make the Flights of Fancy Shawl, I mentioned about it here in my earlier post. I am very busy with this project right now and I hope to show it to you as soon as it is finished (there are 75 motifs that need to be joined!)

I knew that I would enjoy working with the new Scheepjeswol Linen Soft yarn and I instantly fell in love with the wonderful large palette of colours. So I ordered quite a lot of different colours, more than I needed for the CAL.

And then inspiration struck and I had an idea for a shawl....

...and this is the result! Ta-dah!!!

My Rainbow Circles Crochet Wrap - Ta-dah!!!

How I made my crochet Wrap

I started with a lime colour with a row of circles and then slowly added more colours, row after row.

Here I laid out my ideal colours.... (later I changed one of the colours)

Here you can see that it was possible to work in both directions!

I really loved these 7 colours, nice for Autumn!

But I continued to add more colours...

Here are some photos of the finished Wrap with all 12 rainbow colours! You can see that I decided to add some dangly tassels in the shape of more circles. In true funkycrochet manner, I varied the length of the dangles.

Wearing my Rainbow Circles Wrap with a wooden Shawl pin or alternatively, as a cosy scarf around my neck! It is very versatile!

I am very proud how this design has turned out, from the inspiration to the finished Wrap! And I love this yarn, it has a nice weight and drape to it, the stitches look well defined.

Also the pattern was fun, I enjoyed seeing it grow!

I can see lots of more possibilities, varying the colours, making a thinner or wider version, with more or less colours....

Well, I hope you enjoyed this post today and that it has brought a bit of (virtual) sunshine and a colourful rainbow into your life!

Have a great week! And if you want to leave me a comment, then please do! You know I love to hear from you all...


  1. Very nice such an instant rainbow!
    Looks very good on you :-)!

    1. Hello Stins, and welcome back! :) Thanks for your kind comments!!! xx

  2. Wauw, it looks beautiful. A Rainbow makes me feel happy, because here it rains too. But I didn't have much time to crochet unfortunately, but that time will come. Have a nice evening.

    Sweet greetings,

    1. Hi Emily, yes, I hope you will find more time for your crochet soon!!! xx

  3. A beautiful make, so bright and cheerful.

  4. Ein leuchtender Farbtupfer, wunderschön! Der Clou sind die vielen Zipfel.

  5. Weer een mooie creatie!! En prachtige kleuren!!!

    1. Dankjewel, Christine! Scheepjeswol is altijd tof! ;) xx

  6. I envy you the rain, Ingrid. Here it is still so hot and humid.
    I dream of rain and rainbows. Love the wrap!

    1. Thank you, Amelia! I hope you get the much needed rain soon... xx

  7. We have rain here too but it's a good thing ... we need it ! Your wrap is great and suits you quite well .... have a lovely day !

  8. The wrap is wonderful!!! Love the colorful, happy feel it has about it.

  9. The discussion here reminds me of the life lesson: "If you want a rainbow, you have to put up with the rain."
    Everybody needs a fix of cheerful colour every day so it if is still raining outside, your shawl is your rainbow inside!
    I especially love your shawl's 'dangles'. I always say (or sing) "If you like something, put a fringe on it" and then like it more! hehehe
    In answer to your question about the weekend, I have been very busy and active all week so now I have a lot of blog-reading to do!
    I love your creations, Ingrid, and always excited to see your latest. Take care xxx

    1. Hehehe, yes, colours and tassels, dangles and fringes also put me in a good mood! ;) xx

  10. Stunning. I love the colours you have used. I really like the fringing you have made .It really suits you. Have a lovely week

  11. It's beautiful and will be very versatile. Well done!

  12. It's stunning, the colours are so wonderful :) A really happy cheerful wardrobe staple for autumn! x

  13. Your crochet scarf is so beautiful!!! You're a great crafter♡

    Cheers, Sandra