Learn how to make this pretty crochet Rainbow applique – a symbol of joy, hope, and happiness. For the cloud, I made two hearts in different sizes.
You can use this crochet rainbow applique for various embellishments, scrapbooking, or for handmade greeting cards. It is easy to crochet and requires only a small amount of yarn.
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The rainbow is also one of the symbols of St. Patrick’s Day. According to a legend, Leprechauns hide a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, unfortunately, we find the rainbow end moves away from us each time we try to reach it!
Shamrocks and leprechauns are two other symbols that always associate with St. Patrick’s Day. On my site, you can find patterns for the crochet heart shamrock and lucky clover, crochet lacy shamrock, and crochet St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun.
For the cloud, I used two hearts in different sizes. Here is another project with a cloud made from hearts: crochet rain of hearts. And here are the patterns for the traditional clouds: crochet cloud and raindrop applique, crochet large cloud applique or coaster.
Rainbow Applique – Crochet Pattern
The pattern for this rainbow crochet applique is also available as a print-friendly, styled, and advertisement-free PDF file. You can get it from my Etsy shop. Free pattern is below.
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Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC – single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
This crochet rainbow applique is about 3-1/2”.
- Knit Picks Curio cotton thread #3. Colors of choice A, B, C – for the rainbow, white color – for the hearts
Hook and other materials:
- Crochet hook C-2.75 mm
- Yarn needle
- Sewing needle
- Sewing thread
To make this crochet rainbow applique, you need to make a rainbow and two hearts in different sizes. Then sew the hearts onto the rainbow. You can sew on both hearts on one end of the rainbow, or sew on one heart on each end.
Copyright: This pattern is an original design by GoldenLucyCrafts. You may not copy, rewrite, redistribute or resell this pattern in any form, this includes making video tutorials. You may not translate this pattern to another language and publish the pattern or any parts of it.
With Color A, Ch 16;
Row 1. SC in second Ch from the hook and in each of next 3, 2 SC in next Ch, SC in each of next 4, 2 SC in next Ch, SC in each of next 5. Total – 17 SC. Turn.
Row 2. Ch 1, SC in first St and in each of next 7 Sts, 2 SC in next, SC in each of next 8. Fasten off Color A. Total – 18 SC. Turn.
Row 3. Join Color B to first St, Ch 1, SC in same St, SC in each of next 4, 2 SC in next, SC in each of next 5, 2 SC in next, SC in each of next 6. Total – 20 SC. Turn.
Row 4. Ch 1, SC in first St and in next 2, 2 SC in next, SC in each of next 6, 2 SC in next, SC in each of next 4, 2 SC in next, SC in each of next 4. Total – 23 SC. Fasten off Color B. Turn.
Row 5. Join Color C to first St, Ch 1, SC in same St, SC in each of next 6, 2 SC in next, SC in each of next 7, 2 SC in next, SC in each of next 7. Total – 25 SC. Turn.
Row 6. Ch 1, SC in first St and in next 3, 2 SC in next, SC in each of next 7, 2 SC in next, SC in each of next 7, 2 SC in next, SC in each of next 4. Total – 28 SC. Fasten off Color C.
Instructions can be found in this post: crochet heart pattern. Follow the instructions for the small and medium hearts.
Sew hearts onto the rainbow. Block your crochet rainbow applique as necessary.
I hope you enjoyed this rainbow applique free crochet pattern!