rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

Rainbow Pillow

Rainbow Pillow

APRIL 16, 2019

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

This fun Rainbow Pillow is quick and easy to make. It's a great crochet pattern for beginners who are ready to try something a little more challenging. As long as you keep your stitch count correct, your pillow will look great, even if your gauge is different from mine. The pillow is worked in curved rows back and forth using half double crochet (hdc) stitches and an H 5mm crochet hook. You just make two rainbows, sew them together and stuff with Poly Fil! I hope you find this pattern to be as fun to make as I did!

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8 stitches & 6 rows= 2 inches

11 inches tall & 14 inches wide

  • you are working from the middle (purple) outward
  • the ch at the beginning of each round never counts as your first stitch

hdc= half double crochet
hdc2tog= half double crochet two stitches together
sc= single crochet
sc2tog= single crochet two stitches together
st= stitch
st(s)= stitches
sl st= slip stitch
ch= chain
ch(s)= chains
rnd= round
rem= remaining

Crochet Two Rainbows

purple

Row 1
Side 1: ch 12, hdc in the 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 6 ch(s), 2 hdc in each of the rem three ch(s)
You will now continue to work around into the backside of the ch(s).

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern
Side 2: 2 hdc in each of the next three backside ch(s), hdc in each of the rem 7 backside ch(s)

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern
Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 26

Row 2
ch 2, hdc 9, in the next 8 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1), hdc 9

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 30

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

Row 3
ch 2, hdc 10, in the next 10 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1), hdc 10

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 35

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

blue

Row 4
ch 2, hdc 11, in the next 13 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2), hdc 11

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 40

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

Row 5
ch 2, hdc 12, in the next 16 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1), hdc 12

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 44

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

Row 6
ch 2, hdc 13, in the next 18 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1), hdc 13

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 48

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

green

Row 7
ch 2, hdc 14, in the next 20 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1), hdc 14

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 52

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

Row 8
ch 2, hdc 15, in the next 22 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2), hdc 15

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 56

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

Row 9
ch 2, hdc 16, in the next 24 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1), hdc 16

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 59

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

yellow

Row 10
ch 2, hdc 17, in the next 25 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1), hdc 17

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 62

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

Row 11
ch 2, hdc 18, in the next 26 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1), hdc 18

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 65

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

Row 12
ch 2, hdc 19, in the next 27 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1), hdc 19

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 68

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

orange

Row 13
ch 2, hdc 20, in the next 28 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1), hdc 20

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 71

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

Row 14
ch 2, hdc 21, in the next 29 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1), hdc 21

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 74

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

Row 15
ch 2, hdc 22, in the next 30 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1), hdc 22

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 77

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

red

Row 16
ch 2, hdc 23, in the next 31 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2), hdc 23

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 80

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

Row 17
ch 2, hdc 24, in the next 32 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1), hdc 24

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 82

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

Row 18
ch 2, hdc 25, in the next 32 stitches: (hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 2, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1, hdc 1), hdc 25

Turn your work. 
Stitch count= 84

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

Join your white yarn.

ch 2, hdc once in each stitch, all the way around. In the rough edges at the bottom, you will make one hdc in the end of each row. In each of the two corners, you will hdc- ch 2- hdc.

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

Join and fasten off. Determine which side of the rainbow is the "right" side.

Using a tapestry needle, weave in all of your ends on the "wrong" side.

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

Sew Your Pillow Together

Line up your rainbow pieces with the "right" sides facing outward and the "wrong" sides touching. Tip: Use locking stitch markers to lock the stitch together so the pieces don't move as much.

Using your white yarn, sc the stitches from each rainbow's border together. Stop before you close the pillow and stuff with Poly Fil. Make sure you are happy with the Poly Fil before you finish sewing the pillow shut.

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern

rainbow pillow free crochet pattern


All pictures and patterns are copyright to Melissa Hassler. You have my permission to make and sell products from my patterns but please link back to this post. You may not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. You may not re-publish photos and claim them as your own.

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