40 Fabulous and Free Rainbow Craft Ideas

Whether you’re celebrating Pride or looking for something beautiful to brighten up your day, I’m sharing 40 fabulous and free rainbow craft ideas to get you inspired for your next project! I’ve included 17 crochet patterns, 13 knitting patterns, and an assortment of other crafty projects including sewing, resin crafts, painting, and more!

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40 Fabulous and Free Rainbow Craft Ideas

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Rainbows are so fun and they are also a great way to celebrate LGBTQ+ identities during June or year round. I’ve brought together a list of some of my favorite projects from around the web and I hope you’re inspired to make something special today.

17 Free Crochet Patterns

These seventeen free crochet rainbow patterns include earrings, bags, blankets, softies, hats, shawls, and more!

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13 Free Knitting Patterns

These thirteen free knitting patterns include cowls, shawls, softies, blankets, sweaters, hats, and more!

Left column, from top to bottom:

  • Hello Rainbow Baby Blanket by My Poppet Makes: This vibrant garter stitch blanket is a perfect shower gift.
  • Rainbow Pearls Cowl by Knitting and so on: This lovely seed stitch cowl is knit with a self-patterning rainbow yarn.
  • Shifting Rainbow by Jessie At Home: This colorful, garter stitch, short row shawl can be styled several different ways.

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  • Rainbow Ridges Hat via Lion Brand: This slouchy hat is knit in a self-patterning rainbow yarn.
  • Colorwheel Rainbow Shawls by Briana K Designs: These striped, triangular shawl patterns are available in both knit and crochet versions.
  • Rainbows for Hope by Frankie Brown: This decorative rainbow can be backed with fabric or felt to display in a window.

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  • Rainbows of Hope Baby Hat by Mariana’s Lazy Daisy Days: This adorable striped hat is knit flat and then seamed.
  • Rainbow Dog Jumper by Handy Little Me: This easy striped dog sweater pattern is available in three sizes from S through L.
  • Rainbow Brim Hat by Little Red Window: The 12 months size of this hat is available as a free pattern.

Not pictured:

  • Garter Rainbows Baby Blanket by Laura T Kelly: This colorful blanket combines a large mitered square with smaller, rainbow colored squares at the edges.
  • Love is Love is Love by Anna Kantenbacher: This stunning triangular shawl pattern requires the ability to read charts.
  • Floating Rainbow via DROPS Design: This hanging rainbow softie can brighten up any window or room.
  • June Rainbow Sweater via Hobbii: This top-down striped sweater uses raglan increases.

10 More Free Rainbow Craft Ideas

For those of you looking for inspiration beyond crochet and knitting, here are ten more free rainbow craft ideas including yarn crafts, sewing, painting, resin crafts, and more!

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  • Scrappy Easy Rainbow Quilt by Sew What Alicia: This beginner-friendly quilt includes plenty of pictures to guide you through the project.
  • Rainbow Love USA by Crafty Lady Abby: This painted wood project brightens up any room.

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  • Rainbow Flamingo Paper Clips by Mad in Crafts: This resin craft is sure to delight any planner or stationery lover.
  • Rainbow Soft Rattle by Swoodson Says: This quick sewing project includes a link to the Quilted Rainbow Burp Cloth tutorial.
  • Rainbow Resin Coasters by Doodlecraft: This resin craft tutorial includes step-by-step pictures.
  • Tiered Tassel Garland by Sweet Red Poppy: This tiered yarn craft project includes tips for making perfect tassels and pom poms.

Still looking for more rainbow craft ideas? Check out these blog posts for more inspiration!

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