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Rainbow Knitting Patterns

by | May 24, 2017 | Shape

Knitting Patterns with Rainbow Themes and Colors. Most patterns are free

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Tie

Rainbow Tie

This tie one on for love pattern is knit with bias stripes. Designed by Suzanne Resaul

Free Knitting Pattern for Finger Knit Rainbow Scarf

Finger Knit Rainbow Scarf

This easy scarf is made of 6 finger knit ropes that are sewn together and finished with white cloud pompoms. I think you could make this from I-cords as well.

Free Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Wrap

Rainbow Wrap

Using 6 skeins of a worsted weight yarn, this wrap is knit lengthwise. Designed by Kris Gregson for Cambria Yarn. .

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Free Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Dog Sweater

Rainbow Dog Sweater

Striped sweater in 4 sizes to fit your pooch: Chest measurement 14 (18, 22, 26)”.

Free Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Collar

Rainbow Collar

Brighten up your outfit with this simple striped garter stitch collar by Frankie Brown.

Free Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Pacifier Keeper

Rainbow Pacifier Keeper

Quick baby shower gift of rainbow strap with clouds that you can sew to pacifier and clip. Or sew snaps on each end for easy cleaning as ATexasYarn did. Designed by Sarah Turpin.

Free Knitting Pattern for Pastel Rainbow Baby Blanket

Pastel Rainbow Baby Blanket

An easy baby blanket with feather and fan stripes. Designed by Stitchylinda Designs

Free Knitting Pattern for After the Storm Baby Cardigan and Hat Set

After the Storm Baby Cardigan and Hat Set

Easy baby hat and sweater set, sized for approximately 0-3 months. Designed by Playing With Fibre. Rated very easy by Ravelrers.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Sofiie

I Can Knit a Rainbow Softie

This cute and cuddly rainbow is knitted flat on straight needles and sewn together with one short seam. Great for mini skeins or scrap yarn. Designed by Natty Knits

Free Knitting Pattern for Feather & Fan Rainbow Ripple Beach Bag

Feather & Fan Rainbow Ripple Beach Bag

Roomy tote bag with feather and fan stripes. Designed by Home Baked Online, the pattern is available in the Internet Archive and is probably not supported by designer. Perfect for mini skeins of DK yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Cardigan

Rainbow Cardigan

This simple top-down raglan striped cardigan has short row shaping for a better fit and is slightly A-line shaped. Sized for babies and toddlers sizes 1 (2) 3-4 years. Designed by Clara Falk

Free Knitting Pattern for Happy Rainbow Patch

Happy Rainbow Patch

Easy rainbow that can be used as a patch, brooch, hair clip, or to embellish other craft projects. Great stashbuster!

Free Knitting Pattern for Over the Rainbow Hat

 Over the Rainbow Hat

Adorable rainbow baby hat with little cloud earflaps. Web pattern for 6 months is free. More sizes and a printable pdf are available on Etsy. Designed by Little Red Window.

Free Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Heart Hat

Rainbow Heart Hat

Slouchy beanie with striped rainbow heart chart that can be created with intarsia or duplicate stitch. Other Pride heart charts included. Adult S, M, L. Designed by weatherglass

Rainbow Smile Necklace Knitting Pattern | Necklace Knitting Patterns at

Rainbow Smile Necklace

This easy and fun necklace by Vicki Brown is constructed with a few i-cords that you can knit or crochet,  plus a few jewelry supplies.

Free Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Hills Blanket

Rainbow Hills Blanket

Easy zigzag stripe blanket in 4 sizes. Western Hills Blanket designed by Julia Stanfield. Pictured project by mrsbielawski


Free Knitting Pattern for Elefante Elephant Toy


Adorable striped toy elephant is a great stash buster. Finished size: 5 inches tall by 6 inches in length Designed by Susan B. Anderson Pictured project by Camilchen

Free Knitting Pattern for Longitudinal Socks

Longitudinal Rainbow Socks

These socks were designed for self-striping yarn with lengthwise stripes without seams to preserve the beauty of the colors. Designed by Nicola Susen. Available in English and German

Free Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Slip Stitch Mitts

Rainbow Slip Stitch Mitts

These fingerless mitts feature easy slip stitch colorwork. Perfect stashbuster for using up scrap yarn.The designer Emma Welford says they take only a few hours to make. Mitts are worked flat and seamed.

Free Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Legwarmers

Rainbow Legwarmers

These leg warmers were designed with self-striping yarn. Designed by Aniko Heart

Free Knitting Pattern for I Heart Rainbows Baby Hat

I Heart Rainbows Hat for All Ages

This beanie is available in sizes from baby to adult. Designed by Emily Wessel and Alexa Ludeman for Tin Can Knits. Matching pullover for babies and toddlers available at Etsy.

Free knitting pattern for Playground Shawl

Playground Shawl

Justyna Lorkowska designed this shawl to be easy enough to knit while watching her children at the playground. Garter stitch stripes alternate with easy lace stripes to create a colorful shawl.

Free Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Cardigan

 Rainbow Cardigan

This easy garter stitch sweater for babies and children features and striped yoke. Sizes 1 Years to 9 Years’

Free Knitting Pattern for RainBOW Baby Hat

RainBOW Baby Hat

An easy cute baby hat from Little Red Window. 6 months size is free on web page. Additional sizes and pdf available on Etsy.

Free Knitting Pattern for Girl Time Tunic

Girl Time Tunic

Child’s pullover sweater with lace yoke becomes a rainbow with self-striping yarn. Sizes 2 years through 10 years. Designed by Erin Kate Archer for Red Heart

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Free Knitting Pattern for Pot of Gold Afghan

Pot ‘O Gold Blanket

This baby or child blanket features a rainbow and the pot of gold. About 29 x 30 in. (73.5 x 76 cm). Designed by Amy Bahrt

Honeycomb baby blanket free knitting pattern

Honeycomb Stroller Baby Blanket

This may look complicated but the honeycomb pattern is made with alternating colors of yarn and slip stitches. Approximately 24x32″ (61x81.5cm)

Free knitting pattern for Lanesplitter Skirt

Lanesplitter Skirt

Tina Whitmore’s skirt is knit on the bias which creates the interesting diagonal pattern as well as keeps the edges from curling. Sizes XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X] Great with multi-color yarn!

Free Knitting Pattern for Prisma Loop Cowl Infinite Scarf

Prisma Loop Cowl Infinite Scarf

Garter stitch stripes combined with gradient yarn create a colorful cowl or infinite scarf. Designed by Virginia Catherall

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Heart Lace Infinity Scarf Cowl

Rainbow Heart Lace Shawl

Heartfelt is a rectangular lace shawl that ­becomes an infinity shawl when the ends are sewn ­together. You could keep it open for a regular wrap. The pattern is easy to adapt and works well with any sport, dk or ­fingering weight yarn. Perfect for multi-colored yarn.

Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Tiered Skirt

Rainbow Tiered Skirt

Arwen is a drawstring skirt knit from the top down, to fit ages approximately 2 – 10 years.The length of the skirt is adjustable by adding more or fewer frills. Add more frills as the child grows taller.

Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Cable Baby Cocoon and Hat

Rainbow Cable Baby Cocoon and Hat

Unique interwined cables are easier than they look but make a colorful baby set.

Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Heart Blanket

Rainbow Heart Blanket

Striped blanket with purl hearts and ruffled edge.

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Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Edged Halter Top and Skirt

Rainbow Bordered Halter Top and Skirt

Vintage pattern for two-piece tennis set with rainbow bordered halter top and matching mini skirt with vertical rainbows on the sides. SIZES: 8, 10, 12 and 14

Knitting Pattern for Spectrum Pouf

Spectrum Pouf

Rainbow colored footstool or seat. Finished Size: 20″ tall and 80″ around (stuffed). Designed by Vicki Square. Pictured project by knitnrundaisy

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I Heart Rainbows Baby Sweater

Sizing for pullover: Premie (0-6 mo, 6-12 mo, 12-24 mo, 3-4 yrs). The matching hat pattern is free and sized from baby to adults.

Knitting Pattern for Ziggerzagger Rainbow Jacket

Ziggerzagger Rainbow Jacket

A lacy chevron patterned baby / child’s cardigan in 5 sizes – to fit newborn up to 4 years old.

Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Honeycomb Fingerless Mitts

Rainbow Honeycomb Fingerless Mitts

Striped fingerless gloves.

Knitting Pattern for Striped Cables Blanket

Striped Cables Baby Blanket

This baby blanket knit in the round is one of the 9 knitting patterns in the ebook Dreamy Baby Wraps available exclusively from Leisure Arts.

Knitting Pattern for Lacy Stripe Cardigan

Lacy Stripe Cardigan for Baby through Adult

In sizes from baby to adult, this sweater is fast and easy. Knit in 4 colors in an alternating lace pattern with a simple ribbon-tie at the chest. Sizes: Baby to Women’s 4XL . Designed by Lorna Miser, this pattern is one of the 53 patterns in the book Easy as 1-2-3 Skeins.

Knitting Pattern for Over the Rainbow Bag

Over the Rainbow Bag

Roomy striped tote. Width: approximately 16 inches. Height: approximately 12 inches

Knitting Pattern for Technicolor Waves Blanket

Technicolor Waves Blanket

Easy colorful blanket features a four row repeat lace pattern. 42” W x 54” L (107cm x 1137cm)

Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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