At this very strange time around the world, people are drawing rainbows and putting them up in windows. So how about a No sew Crochet Rainbow Pattern? Made from yarn (of course), this really is a quick and easy make – and even better it has NO sewing!!!!!
Rainbows were a great source of community – they add some welcome colour as well as giving a powerful message of Stay Safe and Stay home.
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At the time of writing this, we’ve been on Lock down for just over a week now, and while I thought I’d have loads of time to crochet, its working out that I spend a lot of time helping with the school work, and not much time crocheting! When I do get to crochet, I’m lacking inspiration which is totally not like me!
So I jumped at the chance to make some of these little guys for the windows (We’ve already got a picture and button art on display…. but this being my house had to have yarn!)
Well today I wanted to do something a bit different that was
Quick, Easy, A Stash Buster Rainbow.
This little project is great if you have oddments of yarn left,
and even better if you don’t like sewing!
By this I mean sewing in ends and sewing together – as there is
These are pretty little rainbows are only about 12cm across.
I made this with the Pink one in mind, as I thought she’d like to help with the last bit of bead threading.
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So without further ado – lets help spread some cheer in these dark and very uncertain times by all making some rainbows to brighten up peoples days.
Pattern for a Crochet Rainbow
Oddments of DK – I used Stylecraft, Lipstick (red), Spice (orange), Green Kelly Green (green), Royal (Blue) and Emperor I think (Purple) Cygnet Yarns DK – Sunshine (Yellow)
Beads – Pony beads bought from Amazon (there are loads to choose from).
USA Terms used.
Hint – to change colour smoothly do the last Yarn Over ( yo or yrh) with the next colour.
Crochet rainbow – Free crochet pattern
Row 1: With purple, make a magic loop, Ch3 (counts as a st throughout) and 5DC in the loop (making the last YO of the 5th DC in blue). Close the loop. Turn. [6dc]
Row 2: Ch3, 1DC in the base of the chain, 2DC in each stitch (making the last yo of the 12th DC in green). Turn. [12 DC]
Row 3: Ch3, 1DC in the base of the chain, 1DC in the next st, * 2DC in the next st, 1DC in the next. Repeat from * until the last st, making the last YO of the 18th DC in yellow. Turn. [18DC]
Row 4: Ch3, 1DC in the base of the chain, 1DC in the next 2 sts. * 2DC in the next st, 1DC in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around, making the last yo of the 24th DC with Orange. Turn. [24 DC]
Row 5: Ch3, 1DC in the base of the chain, 1DC in the next 3 sts. * 2DC in the next st, 1DC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around, making the last yo of the 30th DC with red. Turn. [30 DC]
Row 6: Ch3, 1DC in the base of the chain, 1DC in the next 4 sts. * 2DC in the next st, 1DC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * twice, 2DC in the next st, 25 ch, 1DC in each of the next 4 sts, ** 2DC in the next st, 1DC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from ** twice. Fasten off. Turn. [36 DC]
Tip: Leave your ends at least 6 inches (15 cm long to add the beads to them).
Thread the pony beads onto the tails, and tie the last bead to secure. We used the same colours as the tails (as my colour OCD couldn’t cope when the pin one tried putting different colour on each one!)
“Boring a Symmetric pattern” in her words!
Hang up by the handy loop you’ve made in red.
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