This easy crocheted square features a double rainbow design. When you make this square, put your brightest and most prominent color in the center and and then create stripes of glorious color radiating outward. In my sample square, red is the central color — but you could substitute a bright pink if you like, and there are also bunches of other wonderful possibilities.
If you have yarn scraps left over from other projects, this square offers you an excellent option for using them up. If you have cotton yarn scraps, try making them into a dishcloth using this pattern. Keep in mind that you could re-color this pattern using any random yarn colors you happen to have on hand. Turn those bits and pieces of scrap yarn into something useful!
Crochet Skill Level: Easy
Supplies You’ll Need for Crocheting This Square:
Worsted weight yarn in 5 different colors.
Yarns I Used to Crochet the Sample Square:
I used kitchen cotton yarns in the following colors:
- Red — Peaches & Creme
- Orange — Sunburst, Peaches & Creme
- Yellow — Peaches & Creme
- Hot Green — Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream
- Light Blue — Peaches & Creme
The cotton yarn is a good choice if you want to use this square as a dishcloth. If you’d like to use this pattern for making afghan squares, you might want to crochet the design in wool instead; this weight of cotton yarn would be excessively heavy for an afghan. I highly recommend Cascade 220 yarn for this project, because it comes in a broad range of colors that will allow you to customize your ideal rainbow color palette. But of course, feel free to experiment with other fibers and / or yarns if you like.
Size H / 8 – 5.0 mm
The finished square measures 6 inches x 6 inches.
4 sts = 1 inch; 10 rows = 3 inches.
For most purposes, gauge is not going to be crucial for achieving success with this project. If for some reason you need each square to measure exactly 6 inches, be sure to match this gauge exactly.
You’ll work this square entirely in front loop single crochet stitch. This stitch is simple; crochet the foundation chain and the first row as you normally would for single crochet. Then, starting with row 2, you just work your single crochet stitches in the front loops only.
You’ll need to know how to change colors in single crochet stitch. Anticipate your color changes at the end of the row before you want your new color to appear; then, before you complete the last step of the last stitch in the row before the color change, drop the old color and complete the last step of the last stitch in the row with the new color. If you haven’t yet learned how to change colors, see how to crochet stripes for a photo tutorial.
How to Crochet the Square:
Using blue, ch 25.
Striped Color Pattern:
Row 1: Using blue yarn, sc in second ch from hook, and in each st across the row.
Row 2: Work this row, and every row after, in front loop sc. This row is worked in blue yarn; at the end of the row, change colors to green.
Row 3: Work in green yarn.
Row 4: Work in green yarn; at the end of the row, change colors to yellow.
Row 5: Work in yellow yarn.
Row 6: Work in yellow yarn; at the end of the row, change colors to orange.
Row 7: Work in orange yarn.
Row 8: Work in orange yarn; at the end of the row, change colors to red.
Row 9: Work in red yarn.
Row 10: Work in red yarn
Row 11: Work in red yarn.
Row 12: Work in red yarn; at the end of the row, change colors to orange.
Row 13: Work in orange yarn.
Row 14: Work in orange yarn; at the end of the row, change colors to yellow.
Row 15: Work in yellow yarn.
Row 16: Work in yellow yarn; at the end of the row, change colors to green.
Row 17: Work in green yarn.
Row 18: Work in green yarn; at the end of the row, change colors to blue.
Row 19: Work in blue yarn.
Row 20: Work in blue yarn.
I did not give this square an edging, but you might want to put an edging on it. Find a list of fantastic edging patterns HERE.
So that’s it: the double rainbow crochet square pattern. Are you going to try making this design? If so, what will you use your squares for? I invite your comments and feedback on this pattern in the comments area below.
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About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She has been crocheting and making crafts since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, ArtsWithCrafts.com and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.
This page was last updated on 12-29-2019.