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Free Rainbow Patterns to Crochet

Crocheting Fun Projects in a Rainbow of Different Colors

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Crochet a rainbow of brilliant colors with these free rainbow patterns. We've featured free crochet patterns for brightening up your kitchen, your home and more.

Double Rainbow Square Pattern

Double Rainbow Square Pattern
Double Rainbow Square Pattern -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

Use this easy crocheted square to make afghans, dishcloths, pillow covers, or any other type of project that can be built out of crocheted squares. The focal point here is a double rainbow design, with red in the center and stripes of orange, yellow, green and blue radiating outward.

Rainbow Outlines Granny Square Pattern

Rainbow Outlines Granny Square Pattern
Rainbow Outlines Granny Square Pattern -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

If you'd like to add a bit of color to your crochet, but you don't want the rainbow effect to be so bright that it's blinding, this pattern is a great choice. The rainbow-themed granny square features little touches of color on an off-white background.

Modified Rainbow Crochet Scarf Pattern

Modified Rainbow Crochet Scarf Pattern
Modified Rainbow Crochet Scarf Pattern -- Photo © Michael Solovay

This colorful scarf is based loosely on the rainbow, but I've introduced a bunch of subtle differences that make it interesting to crochet. Vivid colors are combined with a neutral tone to make the design more wearable. Instead of crocheting solid stripes or bands of color, the brights are alternated with the neutral color using the tapestry crochet technique.

Rainbow Kitchen Accessories

Rainbow Kitchen Accessories
Rainbow Kitchen Accessories -- Photo © Amy Solovay

This red, yellow and blue kitchen set features color blends that create an intriguing rainbow effect.

Barbie-Sized Rainbow Top for 11.5 Inch Fashion Dolls

Barbie-Sized Rainbow Top for 11.5 Inch Fashion Dolls
Barbie-Sized Rainbow Top for 11.5 Inch Fashion Dolls -- Photo © Amy Solovay
Dress Barbie or other 11.5 inch fashion dolls in this playful crocheted rainbow top.

Pastel Lace Rainbow Pattern

Pastel Lace Rainbow Pattern
Pastel Lace Rainbow Pattern -- Photo © Amy Solovay
You can crochet rainbow patterns in pastel colors using baby yarn. This pretty rainbow lace pattern could be used for crocheting baby afghans or many other different types of projects.

Watercolor Rainbow Potholders

Watercolor Rainbow Potholders
Watercolor Rainbow Potholders -- Photo © Amy Solovay
You can turn any plain crochet pattern into a rainbow pattern if you want to. Here's one idea I came up with: Take a plain potholder design and use a rainbow of variegated yarns to create a watercolor effect.
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