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This is a pattern, NOT A FINISHED ITEM and you have to make it yourself. All of my patterns are in pdf format. You may need the latest pdf reader to open them which you can download free from Adobe. No refunds are given once the pattern has been sent as there is no way to "return" a digitally delivered item.

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A colourful collection of choker sets.

Rainbows are traditionally a sign of hope, despite the various meanings which have become attached to them in more modern times. Everything about them has always fascinated me, even the science. Dreamcatchers also symbolise good things. Besides, with a name like “Rainbow Valley”, how could I not design a set like this.

As always, the thread I have used is DMC Petra. I love the way this thread feels - and the fact it is machine washable. It comes in 100g balls. You can also use DMC Perle which comes in 25m skeins or 10g balls.

Working with beads:
In many cases, especially with seed beads, the larger needle you need to thread the cotton through is too big to go through the bead. This is easily solved by threading a beading needle with beading or sewing thread and tying it into a loop to make a larger “eye”. You can then thread the cotton through the thread eye and slide the beads down the needle and thread eye and on to the cotton. When making your stitches, the beads always fall to the back of the stitch, making this the front of the work.

Each set has the approximate individual amounts used for that set. Please make sure you buy plenty if using Perle rather than Petra. All jewellery findings are available from good suppliers or on eBay. When using the hoops for the Dreamcatcher earrings, make sure you fix the ends firmly before starting. They are made to come apart to thread beads on.

Rainbow Set:
DMC Petra No. 5 in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, royal and violet.

Scalloped Rainbow Set:
DMC Petra No.5 (white), seed beads (22 ruby, 32 orange, 32 lemon, 32 emerald, 32 sky blue, 32 royal, 32 amethyst), 2x 25mm earring hoops, 2 kidney wires.

Beaded Rainbow Set:
Perle No.5 (pale blue), seed beads (69 ruby, 70 orange, 66 lemon, 58 emerald, 54 sky blue, 46 royal, 48 amethyst), 2 kidney wires.

Large Dreamcatcher Set:
DMC Perle or Petra No. 5 in colour of choice, 3 x 40mm earring hoops, 15 size 8/0 seed beads, 21 x 6 mm beads, 6 feather beads.

Small Dreamcatcher Set:
DMC Perle or Petra No. 5 in colour of choice, 3 x 25mm earring hoops, 15 size 8/0 seed beads, 21 x 6 mm beads, 6 Leaf beads.

1.50mm hook, Beading needle and thread for threading beads, Needle for sewing in ends.

Tension (UK terms):
Using Perle No.5 and 1.50mm hook, 18 dc and 19 rows to 5cm square.

You have permission for items made from any of my patterns to be sold either for charity or personal profit. I would appreciate it if you credit Helen Free, Enfys or Rainbow Valley Crochet with the design, and include a link back to this site.

However, you do not have permission to reproduce or distribute this pattern, whether mechanically, electronically or any other means, including photocopying.

PDF Crochet Pattern Rainbows and Dreams Jewellery



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