I’m so excited to share this little rainbow pattern with you. It’s a bit of magic, happy and fun all stitched up together creating a sweet little ornament that fits in the palm of your hand. It takes less than one hour to complete and is a fantastic stash buster project so use whatever yarn you have on hand. Also, this pattern is so easy to personalize, you can make it however you want with whatever colours you want. Surprise a friend with Mini Whimsy Rainbow to send some happy vibes their way and let them know you’re thinking of them. Find the free pattern and all the details below:
You may sell items completed from this pattern but please provide credit back to Sweet Bee Crochet and if possible, link back to pattern location. You may not sell this written pattern or use my photos without consent. You may not use my photos to sell your completed items.
I would love see your own creative spin on colours and how you’ve made it unique. Tag me on Instagram (@sweet_bee_crochet) to show off your finished piece!
– This pattern is written in US terms
– Chain 2 at the beginning of rounds 1 and 2 does not count as a stitch.
– A quick iron of your rainbow tassels might be beneficial but not required.
– For the embroidered rainbow, please feel free to get creative! You can use
different fibres for different results. Embroidery thread will create a delicate rainbow, DK weight yarn will give it a more bold appearance. You could even try worsted if you like! Create it with classic rainbow colours or perhaps a modern rainbow is more your style. There are lots of options for personalization.
– White worsted weight acrylic yarn for the circles
– Preferred fibre in 6 six different colours for the embroidered rainbow.
(Emroidery thread, DK weight yarn, worsted weight, etc)
– 4mm hook
– Yarn needle for weaving in ends
– Appropriate needle for sewing the rainbow details
– Poly-fil stuffing
CH – Chain
SS – Slip Stitch
DC – Double Crochet
Circle (Make 2)
Using your 4mm hook and white yarn, begin with a magic circle.
Alternately, you may chain 3 and ss into the beginning chain to form a loop.
Into your circle, ch 2 followed by 10 dc. SS into the top of your beginning dc. (10)
Into each stitch, place 2 dc. SS into the top of your beginning dc. (20)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Work your rainbow in your preferred colour order.
Learn how to sew your rainbow to your circle. Please visit: Back Stitch Tutorial
Choose one crochet circle to work with. Making sure you are working into the right side, begin with the outer colours of the rainbow and work your way in.
Start just underneath the top of the dc stitches of the second round, about halfway down the circle. You should be able to fit the first 3 colours within the height of the dc stitches of round 2. The last 3 rainbow colours should fit within the height of the dc stitches of round 1. Work your arches about halfway around to the other side, so the ends of the rainbow are even.
With the outer rainbow colour, create your first arch using a simple embroidered back stitch. Fasten off and switch to the next colour. Continue your arches until you finish with the 6th colour. If the back is messy, no worries! It will be hidden.
Assembling Your Rainbow:
Place your circles together with the wrong sides in, facing each other. Ensure your rainbow is outwards. Cut a piece of white yarn approximately 20 inches long and use your yarn needle to stitch the edges together with your preferred method. A few stitches before finishing, add a few small fluffs of polyfil stuffing inside. Continue to sew your edges together.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Into the top of the dc stitch from round 2, in the middle of your rainbow, join the white yarn with a ss. Ch 16 and ss back into the top of the dc stitch that you joined to.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Making 3 groups of each colour, cut 8 inch pieces of each fibre colour used in your rainbow. With the first group, fold it in half so the ends are at the bottom. Use your crochet hook to pull the middle of the folded strands through the dc stitch directly at the bottom of your circle, to the back. The loop of your strands should be at the back and the ends should be in the front. Carefully pull your ends back through your loop and tighten gently.
Make two more tassels, placing one on either side of your first one.
Your Mini Whimsy Rainbow is complete! I hope you enjoyed this pattern. If you are looking for more fun and simple crochet projects, please check out the “Free Patterns” section of my blog.
This pattern, along with all my others are available as free .pdf downloads through Ravelry. Head over to the Ravelry Designs section of my blog for direct links to each pattern listing where you’ll find a printer friendly version.