Free Rainbow Patterns to Crochet

Crocheting Fun Projects in a Rainbow of Different Colors

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.

  • 01 of 07
    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.

  • 02 of 07
    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.

  • 03 of 07
    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.

  • 04 of 07

    Rainbow Kitchen Accessories

    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.

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  • 05 of 07

    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. 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.

  • 06 of 07
    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.

  • 07 of 07
    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.