83 Free Rainbow Projects

Rainbow is my favorite color! You can make a simple rainbow with one stripe of each color or a more gradual one with several versions of each color. Here are dozens of FREE rainbow projects to knit, crochet, and craft from Yarnspirations for baby blankets, throws, home decor items, and things to wear!

83 Free Rainbow Projects - Marly Bird

Baby Blankets

Rainbows work with almost any nursery theme! The bright, bold colors are right at home with babies’ outfits.

All families can enjoy rainbow baby blankets, but families with rainbow babies may especially appreciate them. Rainbow babies are babies born after the loss of a baby. To learn more and see more examples of rainbow baby blankets, see Crochet Rainbow Blankets for Rainbow Babies.

Caterpillar Crochet Snuggle Sack Free Crochet Pattern

Free Rainbow Projects: Throws

Almost any throw can be made into a rainbow gradient, but these patterns are designed to show off the rainbow!

Marled Knit Blanket Free Knitting Pattern

Home Decor

Brighten your house with these rainbow items, from a literal rainbow-shaped pillow to beach bags made in rainbow motifs.

Knit Rainbow Pillow Free Knitting Pattern

Free Rainbow Projects: Wear a Rainbow

Show your love of rainbows with rainbow hats, ponchos, cowls, and more!

Rainbow Chip Crochet Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

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Marly Bird

The One and Only, Marly

Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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A cartoon image of a joyful chicken, sitting comfortably in a green armchair, knitting happily with blue yarn, surrounded by pink and white flowers, looking for DIY project ideas. -Marly Bird

Netflix & Chill

Simple projects for when you want to relax and zone out

A colorful illustration of a white rabbit with a unicorn horn, nestled among multi-colored leaves arranged like a fan behind it, projects every mood of peacefulness and whimsy. -Marly Bird

Social Butterfly

Frustration-free projects that you can easily work on in public areas

A whimsical illustration of a white chicken adorned with pink flowers and light pink butterflies, featuring flowing tail feathers and a playful pose, all set against a simple white background, perfect for mood-based projects. -Marly Bird

Smooth Jazz

Projects that require a bit more intense focus (but music is nice!)


Shhh Be Quiet!

Advanced projects requiring deep focus (but a big payoff, too!)