15 Rainbow Knitting Patterns

Are you tired of working with one colour? Why not use all the colours of the rainbow? Rainbow knitting patterns are fun to work on and the finished projects make great gifts.

Below are 15 rainbow knitting patterns we are sure you will love. There are a wide variety of patterns from hats, blankets, wall hangings, and more.

1. Knit Rainbow Scarf Pattern by ByLadyshipDesigns

Are you new to knitting? This scarf is ideal for a beginner. It is is knit lengthwise with the fringe created as you knit.

Using only knit stitches, the scarf is super simple and works up quickly.

Knit Rainbow Scarf Pattern by ByLadyshipDesigns

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2. Rainbow Skies Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by Cassandra May

The Rainbow Skies Baby Hat is one of the cutest rainbow knitting patterns around. If you are searching for a baby hat knitting pattern, look no further. This free rainbow knitting pattern uses circular knitting needles, double pointed knitting needles, worsted weight yarn, and Aran yarn.

Rainbow Skies Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by Cassandra May

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3. Folk Cardigan Rainbow Knitted Pattern by RainbowFolk

The Rainbow Folk Cardigan is a beautiful sweater that is fun to knit and wear. It will keep you cosy and warm.

Included are full instructions to make the cardigan the perfect length. You can make it cropped or long. It is knitted with no ribbing. This causes the hem to curl slightly adding to the overall relaxed look.

Also see: Cardigan Knitting Patterns for Ladies

Folk Cardigan Rainbow Knitted Pattern by RainbowFolk

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4. Rainbow Knit Pattern Pillow Cover by ByLadyshipDesigns

Make some super simple pillow covers today with this set of rainbow knitting patterns. Each pillow cover has a button closure making it easy to remove and wash. 

The rainbow knitting patterns use DK /#3/light worsted yarn. The 3 sizes are 14 inch (35 cm) square, 16 inch (40 cm) square, and 12 inch x 20 inch (30 cm x 50 cm) rectangular.

Rainbow Knit Pattern Pillow Cover by ByLadyshipDesigns

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5. Knit Rainbow Wall Hanging Pattern by Savlabot

Make this plush rainbow wall hanging Pattern on a 22 pin knitting machine. Even though this pattern was designed for a machine, it can be hand knit with a few adjustments to the row counts.

This pattern has written instructions, detailed pictures, and charts. Also included is a bonus knitting pattern for a Ruby Ball Knit Cactus.

Also see: Macrame Wall Hanging Patterns

Knit Rainbow Wall Hanging Pattern by Savlabot

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6. Reusable Mesh Tote Rainbow Knitted Pattern by WombleKKnits

Knit yourself a rainbow coloured market bag to take on your next shopping trip or to the beach. The bag is knit in the round, in one piece, making it incredibly strong.

The rainbow knitting pattern has easy-to-follow instructions. All instructions are for circular needles and magic loop. However, you can knit the bag using double pointed needles if you prefer.

Reusable Mesh Tote Rainbow Knitted Pattern by WombleKKnits

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7. Easy Knit Rainbow Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by BiscuitScout

Are you looking for a new go to baby blanket pattern? This one is unisex and adorable. You can make the blanket using the suggested rainbow colours. Or create your own colour combination.

When finished, the rainbow baby blanket will measure approximately 30 inches x 30 inches (77 cm x 77cm). It is knit using easy-to-wash acrylic yarn.

More classic Baby Blanket Patterns here.

Easy Knit Rainbow Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by BiscuitScout

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8. Easy Free Rainbow Knitting Pattern by Knitting By Posts

Use this free rainbow knitting pattern to make sweet little rainbows. They would make great ornaments or package decorations.

The knitted rainbow is a quick and easy project. It is knit as a circle, then folded in half and stuffed. When finished, it is about 3.15 inches (8 cm) at the widest point.

Easy Free Rainbow Knitting Pattern by Knitting By Posts

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9. Seven Classic Colours Hat Rainbow Knit Pattern by MothyAndTheSquid

Here is an easy and colourful rainbow knitting pattern. Included are sizes for baby, toddler, child, and teen/adult.

To make the hat you will need to know cast on, knit in the round, purl, and to knit two stitches together. The pattern calls for DK (light worsted) or Aran (worsted) weight yarn on US 8 (5 mm) needles.

Seven Classic Colours Hat Rainbow Knit Pattern by MothyAndTheSquid

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10. Giant Rainbow Knitted Pattern by Sincerely Louise

Are you searching for fee rainbow knitting patterns? Have fun making this giant, whimsical rainbow. Its cute little face will always make you smile. Use the plush rainbow as a throw pillow or hang it in your window.

This rainbow is not knitted in the round. But you will want to use circular needles with a cable to hold the stitches.

Giant Rainbow Knitted Pattern by Sincerely Louise

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11. Over-the-rainbow Pillow Pattern by PamPowersKnits

This pillow would be a beautiful addition to a nursery or anywhere you want to add a little more joy. The rainbow is knit from the bottom up in 2 pieces. The pieces are joined with 3-needle bind-off at the top. Completed, the rainbow pillow will measure close to 21 inches (53.5 cm) wide x 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall.

Over-the-rainbow Pillow Pattern by PamPowersKnits

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12. Knit Rainbow Rug Pattern by PeonyKnits

Make a rainbow rug to welcome all your friends into your home. You can use standard rainbow colours or use colours to match your decor.

This is an intermediate level knitting pattern. It is written in standard American terms. Finished, the rug will measure about 35 inches wide (88.9 cm) x 18 inches (45.72 cm) deep.

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13. Roll Up Knit Down Jumper Pattern by LaurenAstonDesigns

Create a glorious jumper with a snuggly roll neck and soft raglan style sleeves with this rainbow knitting pattern. It has an oversized style, that is cosy and warm. The balloon shaped sleeves can be tailored to fit you.

The knitting pattern is suitable for intermediate level knitters. It is knit from the top down on circular needles.

Roll Up Knit Down Jumper Pattern by LaurenAstonDesigns

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14. In the Clouds Cotton Cardigan Rainbow Stripe Pattern by LovelybyLee

Keep the chill off with this pretty cardigan. It is ideal for chilly summer evenings and even air conditioned environments.

The pattern is knit top-down in one piece. This is an intermediate level knitting pattern that requires knowledge of knitting in the round, knitting flat, knit and purl stitches, ribbing, picking up stitches, increase stitches (M1R, M1L), decrease stitches (K2tog, SSK) and seaming live stitches.

In the Clouds Cotton Cardigan Rainbow Stripe Pattern by LovelybyLee

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15. Multifunction Rainbow Knitted Pattern by StopFrost

Here is a multifunction rainbow knitting pattern. The finished project can be worn as a hat, ponytail scarf, or a cowl. Sizes include adult XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, and XXXL.

Multifunction Rainbow Knitted Pattern by StopFrost

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You do not have to knit with only one to two colours. Make bright and beautiful creations with rainbow knitting patterns.

Are you ready to work with some bright and colourful yarn? Whether you are looking to make a gift for a friend or add some colour to your home or wardrobe, you cannot go wrong working on rainbow knitting patterns.

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