Jessie At Home is a fantastic crochet and knit blog written by one of my dearest friends, Jessie Rayot of Jessie At Home! Jessie and I are both Red Heart Joy Creators, and we are both in love with their It’s A Wrap Rainbow yarn! Today, Jessie has put together a wonderful collection of free crochet and knit patterns made with Red Heart It’s A Wrap Rainbow!
Disclaimer: This guest post is copyright Jessie At Home, 2019. Used with permission.
Red Heart It’s A Wrap Rainbow Review
Hello, Marvelous Moogly Readers! Jessie from Jessie At Home here. I have the honor of sharing a guest post with you today, so I’m going to share about the yarn I am currently obsessed with: Red Heart It’s a Wrap Rainbow.
From the first moment I caught sight of It’s a Wrap Rainbow at a trade show, I was in love! This size 2 yarn is a mix of cotton and acrylic so it is both soft and sturdy. With 4 plies of super thin yarn that are not spun together, it looks like it would be splitty or hard to work with, but don’t worry. I have knit and crocheted with It’s a Wrap Rainbow and haven’t had that problem at all. I’ve found it to be easy to work with.
The color changes in this yarn are gradual because of the nifty way they happen. The color changes one ply at a time. So first there are 3 plies of color A and 1 ply of color B, then 2 plies of each, then one ply of color A and 3 plies of color B and so on. Each section seems to have the same length. This makes each color fade into the next in a beautifully seamless way!
One 150 gram cake has 623 yard which is quite a bit of yarn. Most of the patterns I’m sharing with you today can be made with just one or two cakes. If you use two cakes to make a project you can either start them both from the same end of the cakes or start one from the center and one from the outside. If you choose the latter way, you will fade from the first to the last color, and then back to the first again.
Red Heart recently added to the It’s a Wrap Rainbow yarn with It’s a Wrap Sprinkles. I have some in my stash and I can’t wait to give it a go!!!
OK, time to share some patterns with you. All these patterns can be found online for free and are made with It’s a Wrap Rainbow. They are mostly crochet, but there are 2 knit patterns as well. The links and short descriptions below line up to the image as follows: top row left to right, middle row left to right, bottom row left to right.
Free Knit and Crochet Patterns for Red Heart It’s A Wrap Rainbow
Spring Shells by Jessie At Home – https://jessieathome.com/spring-shells/
A triangular shawl crocheted from the center out, Spring Shells features sections of shell stitches and stripes of single crochet. This lightweight spring shawl is finished off with a scalloped edging.
Chevron Waves Lacy Wrap by Marly Bird – https://marlybird.com/free-crochet-patterns/free-crochet-patterns-chevron-waves-lacy-wrap/
I love how big this rectangular wrap is. The lacey chevrons give it great texture and motion.
Vintage Shells Wrap by Jessie At Home – https://jessieathome.com/vintage-shells-wrap/
Here’s another rectangular wrap, just a little smaller than the last. It’s super long so it can be worn as a wrap or a scarf.
Seaglass Tank Top by The Purple Poncho – https://www.thepurpleponcho.com/seaglass-tank-top/
Crochet clothing is so fun! It’s a Wrap Rainbow is thin enough that this tank top is nice and lightweight. The pattern is written in sizes small to extra large.
Spring Country by Jessie At Home – https://jessieathome.com/spring-country/
This knit triangular shawl really shows off the great color changes of this yarn. The shawl is fun to make and easy to wear!
Seaglass Summer Cardi – https://www.mooglyblog.com/seaglass-summer-cardi/
Is it just me, or do you feel extra cool when wearing a long garment that blows in the wind? Maybe I’ve watched too many superhero movies… Anyway, this cardi rocks and layers well without making you hot in the summer.
Egmont Shawl by KT and the Squid – https://www.ktandthesquid.com/2019/02/13/egmont-shawl-free-crochet-pattern-by-kt-and-the-squid/
This asymmetrical shawl features one of my favorite stitches: the linen or moss stitch. I love how it works with the color changes of the yarn. It also is a much more solid stitch than most of those seen in this round-up.
Shifting Stripes Shawl by Carissa Browning – https://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/shifting-stripes-shawl
Our second knit pattern uses 2 different colorways of It’s a Wrap Rainbow worked in stripes so each stripe slowly changes color independently of the other. The stripes change width from one side to the other giving it even more interest!
Sonoma Sunburst Lacy Poncho by Pattern Paradise – https://pattern-paradise.com/2019/03/25/free-crochet-pattern-sonoma-sunburst-lacy-poncho/
This poncho is a great addition to a tee shirt and jeans. It’s also a fashionable way to layer up for a cool spring evening. You can add or remove repeats to change the size making it wearable for almost anyone.
That’s all of them. Now go get your wrap on and create some beautiful masterpieces!
Happy stitching my friends!