FREE Easy Large Knitted Rainbow Knitting Pattern

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Picture and knitting by Susan Evans

This Large knitted rainbow is quick and easy. It is made in two halves from the outside in and then sewn together when finished.

Made with oddments of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet double knitting yarn. 3mm single pointed needles were used.   It is about 25cm from red to violet or 50cm wide. For a larger rainbow, use slightly larger needles. You will also need some toy stuffing.

Abbreviations : k – knit. st – stitch. tog-together.

Rainbow – Make 2

Make 2 and place together
With red, cast on 160 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: (k30 , k2tog) to end (155 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k29, k2tog) to end (150 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k28 , k2tog) to end (145 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k27, k2tog) to end (140 sts)

Change to orange
Purl 1 row
Next: (k26 , k2tog) to end (135 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k25, k2tog) to end (130 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k24 , k2tog) to end (125 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k23, k2tog) to end (120 sts)

Change to yellow
Purl 1 row
Next: (k22 , k2tog) to end (115 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k21, k2tog) to end (110 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k20 , k2tog) to end (105 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k19, k2tog) to end (100 sts)

Change to green
Purl 1 row
Next: (k18, k2tog) to end (95 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k17, k2tog) to end (90 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k16 , k2tog) to end (85 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k15, k2tog) to end (80 sts)

Change to blue
Purl 1 row
Next: (k14, k2tog) to end (75 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k13, k2tog) to end (70 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k12 , k2tog) to end (65 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k11, k2tog) to end (60 sts)

Change to indigo
Purl 1 row
Next: (k10 , k2tog) to end (55 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k9, k2tog) to end (50 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k8 , k2tog) to end (45 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k7, k2tog) to end (40 sts)

Change to violet
Purl 1 row
Next: (k6 , k2tog) to end (35 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k5, k2tog) to end (30 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k4, k2tog) to end (25 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k3, k2tog) to end (20 sts)
Cast off in purl

Place the two pieces together. Sew down the row ends of the rainbow and add a little toy stuffing to the centre. Then sew the red and violet edges together.



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2 thoughts on “FREE Easy Large Knitted Rainbow Knitting Pattern

  1. Jeanette Edwards says:

    I love the Rainbow pattern and I am going to search through my wool for all the colours. I hope I have them, even if it’s just to make the small one.
    Thank you for your kindness passing this pattern on for free.
    Stay safe and well

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