I made this crochet Rainbow Flower to hang in our window to brighten the day, to bring a smile to my family, and to serve as a sign of hope. Hope that these days without our friends, families and school will soon be over. Hope that after this dark lingering storm there will be a beautiful Rainbow on the blue sky.
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Instead of a traditional Rainbow, I decided to make a crochet Rainbow Flower made from individual hearts and then sewed together. For this project I used my pattern for the Heart Flower, which was published earlier.
This Rainbow Flower is also part of my Crochet Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day collection.
The Heart Flower pattern was designed as an applique. To make the flower larger, I used two strands of worsted weight #4 yarn and crochet hook size 9 mm. My Rainbow Flower turned out about 9” (23 cm) in diameter. Also, to make this flower more stable, from the back side I sewed the petals together along the edges where they touch each other.
To make this crochet Rainbow Flower, you will need to crochet six hearts for the flower petals, and one heart for the center. You can also make a round center instead of heart if you wish.
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Crochet Rainbow Flower
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
This Rainbow Flower is about 9” (23 cm) in diameter.
Yarn and hooks:
- 2 strands of worsted weight #4 yarn – rainbow colors (I used Red Heart yarn which I had left from my crochet Rainbow Snake)
- Crochet hook US size M/13 – 9 mm (I used these hooks)
Rnd 1. Make all of the next stitches into the fourth Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under both loops – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, SC into first St of previous Row, 2 SC into each of next 2 Sts, SC into each of next 3 Sts, SC in Ch 1 (insert hook in Ch stitch under 2 strands, not in Ch-1 space), Ch 1, DC into next St (Heart point), Ch 1, SC in Ch 1 (insert hook in Ch stitch under 2 strands, not in Ch-1 space), SC into each of next 3 Sts, 2 SC into each of next 2 Sts, SC into next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center, Ch 1. Fasten off.
You can make the flower center as a circle or as a heart.
For the round center:
Make an adjustable ring,
Rnd 1. Ch 2, 12 HDC into the ring, join with Sl St.
Rnd 2. Ch 2, HDC into the same place as Ch 2,* HDC into next St, 2 HDC into next St*, repeat from * to * around, join with Sl St. Fasten off.
From the back side, sew hearts together in the shape of a flower.
Sew the petals together along the edges where they touch each other. Attach the string for hanging up your Flower!
I hope you enjoyed this crochet Rainbow Flower!
You may also like my other crochet Rainbow projects:
My Free Crochet Patterns can also be found on Allfreecrochet website.