9 Easy Rainbow Crafts


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In celebration of all of the colours of the rainbow (and more recently PRIDE) this post shares easy rainbow crafts, which include knitting and crochet patterns, crafts and recipes that feature all of the colours of the rainbow.

Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates PRIDE in a number of different ways.

You may have noticed that across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world.

On the 7th July 2018 in London – the streets were lined with people who joined together to celebrate PRIDE and almost 30,000 people attended (according to Vogue Paris).


Photo by Chris Bergen

The month of June was chosen as the special month to celebrate because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.

The riots were prompted by a raid that took place during the early morning, at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.

“The LGBT community held a series of spontaneous, often violent demonstrations to protest against the raid and calling for the establishment of places that gays and lesbians could go and be open about their sexual orientation.

In those places, there should be no fears of being arrested. The riots served as a catalyst for the rights of LGBT people, and within 6 months, 2 gay activist groups had formed in New York.

Over the years since the event, many gay rights organisations have been formed. Not just in the US but around the world.”

— Awareness Days UK

As a way to celebrate – in full rainbow colours, why not knit or crochet something new, either to wear or for your home or make something delicious to eat with one of the free recipes below.

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Easy rainbow crafts

Rainbow Knits 2018

Below are the inspirational Rainbow knits that are all set for fall/winter 2018.

Taken from Paris fashion week, Urban Outfitters, Mira Mikati ready to wear fall collection 2018 and Pinterest these colourful knits will definitely make you smile >

Knit + Crochet Patterns

If you are new to knitting and want to learn how to knit there are many easy and free patterns on my website, just take a look at my knitting pattern library, with patterns for women, men, baby, kids, pets and the home.

There are also crochet patterns – take a look at my crochet pattern library and see what you can make.

There are also some light summer crochet patterns for you to make for the warmer weather.

Find the perfect knitting pattern and get those needles out, this type of project will see you through Netflix marathons throughout the fall and keep you cosy and colourful once finished.

Take a look at this roundup of rainbow crafts and get some ideas >

*Click on the image or link to view the craft* 

1. Rainbow Blanket Knitting Pattern

Create a bright cheerful rainbow blanket with several colours of Mighty Stitch!

This easy pattern uses only the knit stitch, which makes it a perfect beginner project or a mindless tv watching project for advanced knitters.

Get the free pattern from Knit Picks.

Knit rainbow blanket

2. Rainbow Crochet Blanket Pattern

Make a crochet blanket with this free pattern from Zeens and Roger.

This blanket pattern uses the crochet granny square formula to create the blanket.


3. Rainbow Socks Knitting Pattern

These rainbow socks look colourful and cosy!

Get the free knitting pattern from Knitty.

Rainbow socks knitting pattern

4. Crochet Basket Pattern

This colourful rainbow basket is a free crochet pattern designed by Cintia from My Poppet Makes.

Check out her website for more craft tutorials and patterns.


5. Rainbow Knit Dog Sweater Pattern

Make your dog a rainbow sweater with this free pattern designed by Vickie Howell for Caron.

Rainbow knit dog sweater

Rainbow Pom Crafts

If knitting or crochet is not what you want to get into – why not create easy poms and make some rainbow home decor.

All you have to do is make a range of poms in rainbow colours and arrange in a jar with some fairy lights.

Then if you want to make the wall hanging, make poms in various sizes and colours, thread them onto the string and hang from a piece of wood.

Take a look at these pretty pom DIY’s below >

Sweet Treats

If you can’t wait to get started and make something in these happy rainbow colours, take a look at the sweat treat recipes below.

Featuring mouth-watering rainbow frosted cupcakes by Sprinkle Bakes and rainbow popsicles by The First Year (something sweet) blog. 

*Click on each to view*

Whatever you are making right now, I hope this post has given you some new project ideas.

Please let me know in the comments which ones are your favourites!

Happy making! xoxo

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