Hello there! I hope you are safely at home waiting for this madness to end. 14 days has passed since quarantine was declared in all Italy and I have stayed at home at all times (except for disposing the garbage and going up and down the building stairs to do some exercise).
As more and more countries are on lock down I want to share with you the symbol of hope that has spreaded in all Italy and then has travelled to Spain, the third country to quarantine: the Rainbow.
With the motto “Andrà tutto bene” (“Everything will be alright”) hundreds of children – and adults too – have drawn rainbows and hang them in balconies and windows, and put them as profile pictures on social media, to show the world that we are fighting hard against this invisible enemy.
Here you have the crocheted version! It’s really easy and takes a small quantity of every color (something to consider as wool shops are closing down!).
You can purchase an inexprensive, ad-free and downloadable PDF version of this pattern. Please consider doing it as I will donate the money to ‘Regione Lombardia – Sostegno emergenza Coronavirus’, one of the most striken regions of the planet by this health emergency. You can purchase it HERE.
Get hook and yarns ready and let’s begin!
– Yarn balls (sports weight): red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo (dark blue), violet and white.
– A 3.5 mm (E/4) hook, or the most fitting hook for your yarn
– Tapestry needle, stitch marker and ball-point pins
ABBREVIATIONS (U.S. terms)
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease
sts = stitches
We are crocheting in rows, not in spiral, so chain one and turn at the end of every row.
Starting with violet color:
R1: Chain 25 stitches
R2: Starting from second chain from hook, crochet 1 sc in every chain (24 sts)
R3: sc even (24 sts)
R4: (3 sc, 1 inc)x6 (30 sts). Change to indigo.
R5: sc even (30 sts).
R6: 2 sc, 1 inc, (4 sc, 1 inc)x5, 2 sc (36 sts). Change to blue.
R7: sc even (36 sts)
R8: (5 sc, 1 inc)x6 (42 sts). Change to green
R9: sc even (42 sts)
R10: 3 sc, 1 inc, (6 sc, 1 inc)x5, 3 sc (48 sts). Change to yellow
R11: sc even (48 sts)
R12: (7 sc, 1 inc)x6 (54 sts). Change to orange
R13: sc even (54 sts)
R14: 4 sc, 1 inc, (8 sc, 1 inc)x5, 4 sc (60 sts). Change to red
R15: sc even (60 sts)
R16: (9 sc, 1 inc)x6 (66 sts)
R17-19: sc even (66 sts)
R20: (9 sc, 1 dec)x6 (60 st). Change to orange
R21: sc even (60 sts)
R22: 4 sc, 1 dec, (8 sc, 1 dec)x5, 4 sc (54 sts). Change to yellow
R23: sc even (54 sts)
R24: (7 sc, 1 dec)x6 (48 sts). Change to green
R25: sc even (48 sts).
R26: 3 sc, 1 dec, (6 sc, 1 dec)x5, 3 sc (42 sts). Change to blue.
R27: sc even (42 sts)
R28: (5 sc, 1 dec)x6 (36 sts). Change to indigo
R29: sc even (36 sts)
R30: 2 sc, 1 dec, (4 sc, 1 dec)x5, 2 sc (30 sts). Change to violet
R31: sc even (30 sts)
R32: (3 sc, 1 dec)x6 (24 sts).
R33: sc even (24 sts). Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew.
CLOUD (Make 2 in white color)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)
R2: (1 inc)x6 (12 sts)
R3: (1 inc, 1 sc)x6 (18 sts)
R4-6: sc even (18 sts)
R7: 6 sc, (1 inc)x6, 6 sc (24 sts)
R8: 6 sc, (1 inc, 1 sc)x6, 6 sc (30 sts)
R9: sc even (30 sts)
R10: 6 sc, (1 inc, 2 sc)x6, 6 sc (36 sts)
R11: sc even (36 sts)
R12: 6 sc, (1 dec, 2 sc)x6, 6 sc (30 sts)
R13-14: sc even (30 sts)
R15: 6 sc, (1 dec, 1 sc)x6, 6 sc (24 sts)
R16: 9 sc, (1 dec)x3, 9 sc (21 sts). Start stuffing
R17: 9 sc, (1 inc)x3, 9 sc (24 sts)
R18-19: sc even (24 sts)
R20: 6 sc, (1 dec)x6, 6 sc (18 sts)
R21: 3 sc, (1 dec)x6, 3 sc (12 sts)
R22-24: sc even (12 sts). Finish stuffing
R25: (1 dec)x6 (6 sts). Fasten off, close hole and weave in ends.
Sew the flat part of the clouds to the ends of the rainbow with white yarn.
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©2020 – Designed by Belén Galán for Amigurinos – All rights reserved. This pattern is only for personal use. You cannot sell, distribute or publish this pattern or claim it as your own, partially or totally. If you want to share the pattern in any web page, blog or social media, provide a link to my blog instead of just copying it. You are not allowed to use the pictures for personal or commercial means.
You are allowed to sell the final product locally (craft fairs, family and friends, charity…); I only ask you to kindly credit me as the designer. If you purchase the inexpensive PDF version HERE you can sell the final product everywhere you want.
Please gift it to people that might be suffering particularly for the situation. Spread the love!
Thanks and happy crocheting!