FREE Easy Medium Sized Knitted Rainbow Knitting Pattern

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Free knitting pattern rainbow medium size
Knitting and Photography by Ernie Carter

This medium sized knitted rainbow is quick and easy. It is made as a circle from the outside in and then folded in half 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 13cm from red to violet and 26cm at the widest when finished. If you want a slightly larger rainbow you could use slightly larger needles or try the Large rainbow instead. You will also need toy stuffing.

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

Rainbow – Make 1

Fold in half when finished. It is possible to half the number of stitches and make 2 if this is too big for the needles, so you would cast on with 80 instead of 160 and follow the pattern as described.

With red, cast on 160 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: (k14 , k2tog) to end (150 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k13, k2tog) to end (140 sts)

Change to orange
Purl 1 row
Next: (k12 , k2tog) to end (130 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k11, k2tog) to end (120 sts)

Change to yellow
Purl 1 row
Next: (k10 , k2tog) to end (110 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k9, k2tog) to end (100 sts)

Change to green
Purl 1 row
Next: (k8, k2tog) to end (90 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k7, k2tog) to end (80 sts)

Change to blue
Purl 1 row
Next: (k6 , k2tog) to end (70 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k5, k2tog) to end (60 sts)

Change to indigo
Purl 1 row
Next: (k4 , k2tog) to end (50 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k3, k2tog) to end (40 sts)

Change to violet
Purl 1 row
Next: (k2 , k2tog) to end (30 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (20 sts)

Cast off in purl

Fold the piece in half. 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 Medium Sized Knitted Rainbow Knitting Pattern

  1. Pauline mason says:

    Loved making the smaller rainbow made 5 to give to family , ive been told there’s a rainbow key ring do you do one ? X

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