Rainbows are the motif of the moment, with kids drawing rainbows and placing them in windows all over the world. This free crochet rainbow pattern comes courtesy of Melissa Bradley, author of the fabulous book Kawaii Crochet – filled with amazing amigurumi patterns to brighten up your day. Enjoy this free crochet rainbow pattern on us, and be sure to check out Melissa’s book!
- 3.25 crochet hook
- PaintBox Cotton Aran yarn in colors Tea Rose, Washed Teal, Lime Green, Dafodil Yellow, Mandarin Orange, Pillar Red, and Paper White (45g)
- Yarn Needle
- 9mm Safety Eyes
- Fiberfill Stuffing
- Scrap of Black Yarn
4 inches tall by 6 ½ inches wide
5 sc sts and 6 rows = 1 inch
FREE CROCHET RAINBOW PATTERN
3.25 mm hook and Purple Aran weight yarn
When making a slip knot leave a 12 inch yarn tail
Rnd 1: ch 25, sl st in 1st st to form a circle, (sc1, 2 sc in next st) repeat 12 times 
Rnd 2: sc in each st around 
Rnd 3: change to blue yarn, (sc 2, 2 sc in next st) repeat 12 times 
Rnd 4: sc in each st around 
Rnd 5: change to green yarn, (sc 3, 2 sc in next st) repeat 12 times 
Rnd 6: sc in each st around 
Rnd 7: change to yellow yarn, (sc 4, 2 sc in next st) repeat 12 times 
Rnd 8: sc in each st around 
Rnd 9: change to orange yarn, (sc 5, 2 sc in next st) repeat 12 times 
Rnd 10: sc in each st around 
Rnd 11: change to red yarn, (sc 6, 2 sc in next st) repeat 12 times 
Rnd 12: sc in each st around 
Do not cut yarn. Place 9 mm safety eyes between rnds 7 and 8 with 6 sts in between. Fold rainbow in half. With the purple yarn tail, sew both sides of rnd 1 together. Stuff rainbow with fiberfill. With the same red yarn used to make rnd 12, sl st around working in both loops of both sides to join them together. Fasten offand weave in ends.
CLOUD (MAKE 2)
3.25 mm hook and White Aran weight yarn
Row 1: ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 5, 3 sc in last st, working on the other side of the foundation ch, sc 5, 2 sc in last st 
Row 2: sc 1, 5 dc, skip next st, sc 1, skip next st, (5 dc, sc 1) repeat 2 times, 5 dc, skip next st, sc 1, skip next st, 5 dc, sc 1, 5 dc, join with sl st in 1st sc  Invisible fasten offand weave in ends.
Make a total of two and attach to either side of the bottom of the rainbow. Add stitches for the mouth using black yarn.