My son was invited to a Rainbow themed birthday party yesterday and as I was wrapping the gift I quickly realized I didn’t have a card. No problem for this crafter! A crochet rainbow appliqué was easy to make and made for a pretty embellishment for the top of a plain note card!
– Worsted weight yarn in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and white
– Size H or G Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
Magic Ring Tutorial
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
starting with purple yarn
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC inside ring. Pull tight but do not join. You should have a half circle.
attach blue yarn, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC in each stitch, (8 SC)
attach green yarn, chain 1, turn
Row 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat until end of row (12 SC)
attach yellow yarn, chain 1, turn
Row 4: SC in each a stitch (12 SC)
attach orange yarn, chain 1, turn
Row 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next (18 SC)
attach red yarn, chain 1, tun
Row 6: SC in each stitch across (18 SC)
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Chain 13, 4 HDC in 3rd chain from hook, *skip a stitch and join to next stitch with a slip stitch, skip a stitch and make 4 HDC in the next stitch, continue from * all the way down chain. You should have 3 cloud humps. Make 4 HDC in the last stitch, join to stitch on the other side of chain. Make 4 HDC in the next stitch, skip a stitch and join with a slip stitch to next stitch, continue same pattern along the other side of chain to make another 3 cloud humps. Make 4 HDC in the last chain to complete your clouds! Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto edge of rainbow.