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Rainbow Wall Hanging – Free Crochet Pattern

As promised, here comes the pattern for my rainbow wall hanging. I hope you don’t mind, that I don’t have an amigurumi pattern for you this week, but I thought this rainbow might spread some cheer, wether you hang it in your room to remind you of better days to come, or in your window for passersby to enjoy.

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If you prefer crocheting along with me over reading the pattern below, you can find my video tutorial here:

I would love to see your beautiful rainbow! Share your creation on Instagram and tag me @stellasyarnuniverse for the monthly chance to win a pdf pattern of your choice from my Etsy shop! Winners are announced on my Instagram page @stellasyarnuniverse every 1st of the month!

Materials for the rainbow wall hanging

DK/light worsted weight cotton yarn in purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red  [I used Rico Creative Ricorumi DK in Purple (020), Blue (032), Grass Green (044), Yellow (006), Tangerine (026) and Red (028)]

3.5mm/size E crochet hook

8″/20cm or 9″/23cm diameter embroidery hoop (you can make your rainbow fit larger or smaller embroidery hoops by adjusting the yarn weight and/or hook size

Yarn needle 

Scissors

U.S. Terminology

This pattern is written in U.S./Canadian terminology. You can find the UK/Irish/Australian version, if you scroll further down on this page.

Abbreviations

R = row

St(s) = stitch(es)

Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet

Dc = double crochet

Dc inc = double crochet 2 in same st

[…] = series of stitches to be repeated

*… = times the series of stitches is to be repeated

(…) = stitch count once round is complete

Gauge

4″ x 4″ (10.12cm x 10.12cm) = 21 dc x 11 rows

Instructions

For a neat result, break the yarn after each color change and weave in all the yarn ends in the end.

Alternatively do not break the yarn after color changes. You will use all colors again to crochet along the bottom of the rainbow.

The 3-ch chains don’t count as stitches.

In purple: Make a magic ring

R 1: Ch 3, dc 8 in the magic ring, ch 3, turn (8)

R 2: Dc inc 8, ch 3 in blue, turn (16)

R 3: [dc 1, dc inc 1]*8, ch 3, turn (24)

R 4: [dc 2, dc inc 1]*8, ch 3 in green, turn (32)

R 5: [dc 3, dc inc 1]*8, ch 3, turn (40)

R 6: [dc 4, dc inc 1]*8, ch 3 in yellow, turn (48)

R 7: [dc 5, dc inc 1]*8, ch 3, turn (56)

R 8: [dc 6, dc inc 1]*8, ch 3 in orange, turn (64)

R 9: [dc 7, dc inc 1]*8, ch 3, turn (72)

R 10: [dc 8, dc inc 1]*8, ch 3 in red, turn (80)

R 11: [dc 9, dc inc]*8, ch 3, turn (88)

R 12: [dc 10, dc inc]*8 (96)

Have a look how large your rainbow turned out so far by comparing it to the size of your embroidery hoop. You might want to leave out the last row, if it already covers the outer frame of the hoop.

If your rainbow fits inside the inner frame of the hoop, you have two options. Either sew it on, all around the inner frame of the hoop, like I did in the video. Or add another row in red:

ch 3, turn, [dc 11, dc inc]*8 (104)

If your rainbow covers the outer frame of the hoop, you should be able to clamp it in the embroidery hoop, like I did with my first rainbow.

Do not fasten off! Now crochet along the bottom of the rainbow.

You can crochet around the yarn ends, if you don’t want to weave them in. You can see how I did this in my video tutorial. Cut off the yarn ends once you’ve crocheted them in a few stitches.

Sc 2 in the side of R 12 & 11 (the red rows), sc 1 changing to orange,

sc 2 in the side of the orange rows, sc 1 changing to yellow,

sc 2 in the side of the yellow rows, sc 1 changing to green,

sc 2 in the side of the green rows, sc 1 changing to blue,

sc 2 in the side of the blue rows, sc 1 changing to purple,

sc 6 in the side of the purple rows, sc 1 changing to blue,

sc 2 in the side of the blue rows, sc 1 changing to green,

sc 2 in the side of the green rows, sc 1 changing to yellow,

sc 2 in the side of the yellow rows, sc 1 changing to orange,

sc 2 in the side of the orange rows, sc 1 changing to red,

sc 3, fasten off .

If you’ve decided to sew the rainbow on the inner frame, leave an extra long yarn end. If not, cut it relatively short and weave it in.

Sew the rainbow on the inner frame of the embroidery hoop, or clamp it in.

Attach the fringes

Cut 8 x 24″/61cm long pieces of yarn in every color.

Starting with the purple yarn, pick up a piece of yarn at the middle and lay it around the bottom middle of the hoop, so you have a loop laying under the hoop and the two ends on top. Pull the two ends through the loop and tighten them.

Attach all 8 purple strings this way, in the bottom middle, then attach 4 strings in blue on each side. Next attach 4 strings in green on each side and so on, in the same color order you crocheted, until all strings are attached.

If the fringes are a little wavy, they should straighten after a few days of hanging in the window or on the wall.

I recommend you wait until they are straightened, before you cut them all to the same length, or whichever shape you like.

Your rainbow wall hanging is complete now! I hope it will brighten your days and cheer up everyone who gets to see it! 🙂

British Terminology

This pattern is written in British/Irish/Australian terminology. You can find the UK/Irish/Australian version further up on this page.

Abbreviations

R = row

St(s) = stitch(es)

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Tr = treble crochet

Tr inc = treble crochet 2 in same st

[…] = series of stitches to be repeated

*… = times the series of stitches is to be repeated

(…) = stitch count once round is complete

Tension

4″ x 4″ (10.12cm x 10.12cm) = 21 tr x 11 rows

Instructions

For a neat result, break the yarn after each colour change and weave in all the yarn ends in the end.

Alternatively do not break the yarn after colour changes. You will use all colours again to crochet along the bottom of the rainbow.

The 3-ch chains don’t count as stitches.

In purple: Make a magic ring

R 1: Ch 3, tr 8 in the magic ring, ch 3, turn (8)

R 2: Tr inc 8, ch 3 in blue, turn (16)

R 3: [tr 1, tr inc 1]*8, ch 3, turn (24)

R 4: [tr 2, tr inc 1]*8, ch 3 in green, turn (32)

R 5: [tr 3, tr inc 1]*8, ch 3, turn (40)

R 6: [tr 4, tr inc 1]*8, ch 3 in yellow, turn (48)

R 7: [tr 5, tr inc 1]*8, ch 3, turn (56)

R 8: [tr 6, tr inc 1]*8, ch 3 in orange, turn (64)

R 9: [tr 7, tr inc 1]*8, ch 3, turn (72)

R 10: [tr 8, tr inc 1]*8, ch 3 in red, turn (80)

R 11: [tr 9, tr inc]*8, ch 3, turn (88)

R 12: [tr 10, tr inc]*8 (96)

Have a look how large your rainbow turned out so far by comparing it to the size of your embroidery hoop. You might want to leave out the last row, if it already covers the outer frame of the hoop.

If your rainbow fits inside the inner frame of the hoop, you have two options. Either sew it on, all around the inner frame of the hoop, like I did in the video. Or add another row in red:

ch 3, turn, [tr 11, tr inc]*8 (104)

If your rainbow covers the outer frame of the hoop, you should be able to clamp it in the embroidery hoop, like I did with my first rainbow.

Do not fasten off! Now crochet along the bottom of the rainbow.

You can crochet around the yarn ends, if you don’t want to weave them in. You can see how I did this in my video tutorial. Cut off the yarn ends once you’ve crocheted them in a few stitches.

Dc 2 in the side of R 12 & 11 (the red rows), dc 1 changing to orange,

dc 2 in the side of the orange rows, dc 1 changing to yellow,

dc 2 in the side of the yellow rows, dc 1 changing to green,

dc 2 in the side of the green rows, dc 1 changing to blue,

dc 2 in the side of the blue rows, dc 1 changing to purple,

dc 6 in the side of the purple rows, dc 1 changing to blue,

dc 2 in the side of the blue rows, dc 1 changing to green,

dc 2 in the side of the green rows, dc 1 changing to yellow,

dc 2 in the side of the yellow rows, dc 1 changing to orange,

dc 2 in the side of the orange rows, dc 1 changing to red,

dc 3, fasten off .

If you’ve decided to sew the rainbow on the inner frame, leave an extra long yarn end. If not, cut it relatively short and weave it in.

Sew the rainbow on the inner frame of the embroidery hoop, or clamp it in.

Attach the fringes

Cut 8 x 24″/61cm long pieces of yarn in every colour.

Starting with the purple yarn, pick up a piece of yarn at the middle and lay it around the bottom middle of the hoop, so you have a loop laying under the hoop and the two ends on top. Pull the two ends through the loop and tighten them.

Attach all 8 purple strings this way, in the bottom middle, then attach 4 strings in blue on each side. Next attach 4 strings in green on each side and so on, in the same colour order you crocheted, until all strings are attached.

If the fringes are a little wavy, they should straighten after a few days of hanging in the window or on the wall.

I recommend you wait until they are straightened, before you cut them all to the same length, or whichever shape you like.

Your rainbow wall hanging is complete now! I hope it will brighten your days and cheer up everyone who gets to see it! 🙂

Thank you so much for visiting! And thank you for using my pattern! I hope you enjoyed it!

You can pin this rainbow wall hanging pattern here for later.

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I would love to see your beautiful rainbow! Share your creation on Instagram and tag me @stellasyarnuniverse for the monthly chance to win a pdf pattern of your choice from my Etsy shop! Winners are announced on my Instagram page @stellasyarnuniverse every 1st of the month!

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Happy creating!

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