🌈RAINBOW CROCHET PATTERN FREE / RAINBOW APPLIQUE pattern

RAINBOW CROCHET PATTERN FREE, free crochet rainbow pattern, ohlalana

Rainbow Crochet Pattern FREE

In many places around the world, people in lockdown is hanging rainbows 🌈 in their windows as a message of hope and optimism to cheer up passers-by.

Isn’t that sweet?

Do you live in one of those places?

If you ever checked my shops you might have noticed that I do sell a pattern to make a crochet rainbow. And I use one of the sizes to make my Rainbow Baby Romper:

So I was thinking: why not share my rainbows with you?

The PDF version will remain in my shops, but you can find below the instructions to crochet 3 sizes of nice little rainbows for you, your family, and your friends. And even to make a neighbour smile while passing by your window 😃

Happy crocheting, my friends!

Love,

Ceci

PS: remember that, if you support me in Patreon, you already have a PDF copy of this pattern ready to download in your inbox and in my Patreon page 😃

You can also purchase the pattern in a high quality PDF file HERE or in my Etsy Shop HERE

RAINBOW CROCHET PATTERN FREE, free crochet rainbow pattern, ohlalana

Rainbow Crochet Pattern FREE – Rainbow Crochet Applique

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • Small: 3.25’’ x 2.5’’ (8 cm x 6 cm)
  • Medium: 6.25’’ x 3.75’’ (16 cm x 9.5 cm)
  • Large: 6.25’’ x 3.75’’ (16 cm x 9.5 cm)
    (Medium and Large measure the same, but medium is narrower than the large)
    You can easily modify the size by using yarn of different weights and larger or smaller hooks.

ABBREVIATIONS

(US crochet. I note at the side the correspondent term for UK crochet)

ch: chain

SC: single crochet (US) / double crochet (UK)

HDC: half double crochet (US) / half treble crochet (UK)

DC: double crochet (US) / treble crochet (UK)

Sl st: slip stitch

MATERIALS

– 1 hook D (US) / 3.25 mm for the rainbows.
– 1 hook F (US) / 3.75 or 4 mm for the clouds.
– Sock / Fingering / Baby weighted yarn in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
– White DK or worsted yarn for the clouds.
– Tapestry needle to loose yarn ends and scissors.

You can use other weights of yarn and larger or smaller hooks to obtain different sized rainbows.

SMALL SIZE

– With D hook (3.25 mm) and purple yarn, ch 8.

1) SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next ch, 2 SC in next ch, SC in next ch, 2 SC in next ch, SC in each of the next 2 ch, change to blue, turn (9 SC).

RAINBOW CROCHET PATTERN FREE, free crochet rainbow pattern, ohlalana

2) ch1, SC in each of the next 2 SC, 2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 3 SC, 2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 2 SC, change to green, turn. (11 SC)

3) ch1, SC in each of the next 2 SC, (2 SC in next SC, SC in next SC) 3 times, 2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 2 SC, change to yellow, turn. (15 SC)

4) ch1, (SC in each of the next 2 SC, 2 SC in next SC) 2 times, SC in each of the next 3 SC, (2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 2 SC) 2 times, change to orange, turn. (19 SC)

5) ch1, SC in each of the next 3 SC, (2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 3 SC) 4 times, change to red, turn. (23 SC)

6) ch1, SC in next SC, (2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 3 SC) 5 times, 2 SC in next SC, SC in next SC. (29 SC)

– Cut yarn and loose ends with tapestry needle.

Instead of loosing the ends, I find it easier to tie them 2 by 2 with tight knots, and then cut the yarn leaving a 0.25” (0.5 cm) tail. The knots and yarn ends will be covered up by the big cloud.

MEDIUM SIZE

RAINBOW CROCHET PATTERN FREE, free crochet rainbow pattern, ohlalana

– With D hook (3.25 mm) and purple yarn, ch 26.

1) SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next ch, (2 SC in next ch, SC in each of the next 3 ch) 5 times, 2 SC in next ch, SC in each of the next 2 ch, change to blue, turn (31 SC).

2) ch1, SC in each SC, change to green, turn.

3) ch1, SC in each of the next 4 SC, 2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 4 SC, (2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 3 SC) 3 times, (2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 4 SC) 2 times, change to yellow, turn (37 SC).

4) ch1, SC in each SC, change to orange, turn.

5) ch1, SC in each of the next 4 SC, 2 SC in next SC, SC in next 4 SC, (2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 5 SC) 3 times, (2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 4 SC) 2 times, change to red, turn (43 SC).

6) ch1, SC in each SC.

– Cut yarn and loose ends with tapestry needle.

Instead of loosing the ends, I find it easier to tie them 2 by 2 with tight knots, and then cut the yarn leaving a 0.25” (0.5 cm) tail. The knots and yarn ends will be covered up by the clouds.

I usually leave 2 long tails (the purple of the beginning and the red one of the end) to sew the rainbow to my baby romper.

LARGE SIZE

– With D hook (3.25 mm) and purple yarn, ch 12.

1) SC in 2nd ch from hook, (SC in next ch, 2 SC in next ch) 5 times, turn. (17 SC)

2) ch 1, SC in each of the next 2 SC, (2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 3 SC) 3 times, 2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 2 SC, change to blue, turn. (21 SC)

3) ch1, SC in each SC, turn.

4) ch 1, SC in each of the next 4 SC, (2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 3 SC) 3 times, 2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 4 SC, change to green, turn (25 SC).

5) ch1, SC in each SC, turn.

6) ch1, SC in each of the next 2 SC, (2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 3 SC) 5 times, 2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 2 SC, change to yellow, turn (31 SC).

7) ch1, SC in each SC, change to orange, turn.

8) ch1, SC in each of the next 4 SC, 2 SC in next SC, SC in next 4 SC, (2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 3 SC) 3 times, (2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 4 SC) 2 times, change to orange, turn (37 SC).

9) ch1, SC in each SC, turn.

10) ch1, SC in each of the next 4 SC, 2 SC in next SC, SC in next 4 SC, (2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 5 SC) 3 times, (2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 4 SC) 2 times, change to red, turn. (43 SC)

11) ch1, SC in each SC, turn.

12) ch1, (SC in each of the next 4 SC, 2 SC in next SC) 4 times, SC in next 3 SC, (2 SC in next SC, SC in each of the next 4 SC) 4 times. (43 SC)

– Cut yarn and loose ends with tapestry needle.

Instead of loosing the ends, I find it easier to tie them 2 by 2 with tight knots, and then cut the yarn leaving a 0.25” (0.5 cm) tail. The knots and yarn ends will be covered up by the clouds.

I usually leave 2 long tails (the purple of the beginning and the red one of the end) to sew the rainbow to my baby romper.

SMALL CLOUD

(I used turquoise yarn for the following step-by-step tutorial because the stitches look better on the photos 🙂 )

1) With 4 mm hook and white yarn, ch 7.

2) 3 HDC in 3rd ch from hook:

Pattern - Cloud 1

3) skip 1 ch, sl st in next ch:

Pattern - Cloud 2

4) skip 1 ch, (3 HDC, 1 DC, 3 HDC) in next ch:

Pattern - Cloud 3

At the end of this part, you’ll reach the other side of the original chain:

Pattern - Cloud 3b

5) skip 1, sl st in next ch, skip 1, (2 HDC, 1 DC) in last ch:

Pattern - Cloud 4

6) join to first HDC with sl st:

Pattern - Cloud 6

Cloud finished! Cut yarn, secure the last ch and loose ends.

LARGE CLOUD

1) With 4 mm hook and white yarn, ch 11.

2) 4 HDC in 3rd ch from hook.

3) (skip 1 ch, sl st in next ch, skip 1 ch, 4 HDC in next ch) 2 times.

4) Make 1 DC and 4 HDC more on last ch worked (this should result on working on the other side of the original chain).

5) skip 1, sl st in next ch, skip 1, 4 HDC in next ch, skip 1, sl st in next ch, skip 1, (3 HDC, 1 DC) in last ch, join to first HDC with sl st.

– Cloud finished! Cut yarn, secure the last ch and loose ends.

You’re ready to embellish lots of works: mug cozies, table mats, towels, hats, baby rompers 😉 …

… and windows!


RAINBOW CROCHET PATTERN FREE © Cecilia Fameli, 2015. The pattern, photos, and illustrations contained in the pattern are subject to copyright protections. This pattern is for personal use only and may not be used for profit. To sell items made with this pattern you need to ask for permission of the author. Thanks in advance for being respectful with my work.

 

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