Marly Bird’s Most Colorful Crochet Patterns
Recently we rounded up some of my most colorful knit patterns. Since we are BiCrafty around here, of course, we also wanted to make sure to do a related crochet roundup. So, we’ve gone through the Marly Bird crochet pattern archive and rounded up all of my most colorful crochet patterns. Some use specific colorwork techniques, such as planned pooling and mosaic crochet, whereas others are good stashbusters or use variegated or colorful yarn. There’s something for everyone here if you’re interested in crocheting with color.
I was thrilled when I got to create my own yarn line, Chic Sheep. I carefully choose all 24 colors in that yarn line. And I used every single one of them in this crochet blanket pattern! Great for stashbusting. Be bold with your own color choices and the yarn that you use!
Most Colorful Crochet Clothing Patterns
Do you love to make and wear vibrant colorful clothing? Then start here:
Let the yarn do all the colorwork for you as you craft this cozy, comfy, sleeved, cowl-necked crochet poncho pattern. This is the perfect crochet fall sweater. It was originally a CAL, but the full pattern is now available for free.
I guess I like colorful crochet ponchos! Especially when all of the colorwork is created through the smart use of color-changing yarn. In this case, we use Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn. My Simple Cowl Poncho Pattern uses this as well.
Lots of color also works in a crochet cape, don’t you think!?
Most Colorful Crochet Accessories Patterns
I really enjoy making colorful crochet patterns for accessories. You can easily add a bit of pizzazz to any outfit with these cowls and scarves, mittens and more:
Play with the crochet color technique of mosaic crochet with different designs in every panel. And add more color with rainbow hues to separate each panel. This might be the best of all the colorful crochet patterns I’ve created over the years.
Are you looking for a colorful crochet scarf pattern that doesn’t require you to weave in a bunch of ends or practice complicated crochet techniques? Check out this design, where the yarn choice does all of the colorwork for you.
Here’s another great crochet pattern if you want the yarn to do the work for you in terms of color. It’s a one-ball crochet pattern, perfect for gifting.
Here’s another example of choosing the right colorful yarn for the job. Isn’t it amazing how many colorful yarns are out there and what many different ways we can crochet with them? This hooded scarf is nice and cozy. The hedge stitch creates terrific texture and is fun to learn if you aren’t familiar with it, yet.
One ball of one colorful yarn is all you need … along with your crochet skills … to create this fabulous accessory.
Doesn’t it look like you have to change colors every time you make a row of puff stitches in this hat? Actually, you’ll work with Unforgettable yarn, and it will change color itself. You’ll combine that with solids to get the complete hat pattern.
This is a great stashbusting project. I had a bunch of City Tweed yarn leftover in different colors. So, I combined them all together with chevrons and this is the autumnal cowl I came up with.
Enjoy another crochet pattern where you just choose the right yarn in the colorway that you want and then get to work.
Here’s one more example of using the right stitches and the right shape to create a garment where the right colorful yarn can sing.
Here I’ve taken a colorful yarn and chosen two different colorways of it to work together into one shawl pattern.
Red Heart Shivering Chic Shawl Free Crochet Pattern
Use six different yarn colors to make this striped crochet shawl.
You actually only use three different colors in this pattern. However, you combine them in different ways across the sections of what was originally a CAL. Therefore, it looks more colorful.
Use six different colors to create this striped crochet scarf.
3-in-1 Handwarmers (knit and crochet free patterns)
The yarn does the work of creating the colors in these convertible handwarmers. You can make them with or without fingers and thumbs, and you can knit or crochet them. Have fun with this versatile free pattern!
Planned Pooling Crochet Patterns
In addition to the many other ways I’ve designed with color over the years, I’ve created a series of projects using planned pooling. You choose the right self-striping yarn, work with it in a strategic way, and get really intriguing plaid-inspired colorful designs. Here are those patterns:
- Pixie Dust Granny Stitch Planned Pooling Crochet Blanket Pattern
- Fabulous Planned Pooling Wrap Free Pattern
- Perfect Planned Pooling Scarf Free Crochet Pattern
- Happy Planned Pooling Blanket Free Pattern
- Planned Pooling Crochet Hat and Scarf Free Pattern Set
- Crochet Planned Pooling Holiday Scarf Free Pattern
- Ocean Waves Planned Pooling Throw Free Pattern
- Argyle Planned Pooling Table Runner Free Pattern
- Planned Pooling Argyle Cowl Free Crochet Pattern
- Planned Pooling Argyle Hat Free Pattern
- Crochet Planned Pooling Argyle Throw Free Pattern
More Colorful Crochet Patterns
Here are some of my other most colorful crochet patterns. Mostly they are colorful crochet blankets. However, there are also a couple of bags and a crochet stocking pattern here.
I used seven different colors of yarn when creating this blanket, which is inspired by log cabin quilt designs.
I also used seven different colors when designing this crochet baby blanket. Using the orange as the border, rather than a neutral, really makes this blanket vibrant!
Beginner crocheters learned how to make this in BiCrafty Bootcamp. You crochet a circle in a bold color, then turn that into a square with a second neutral color. Repeat with many different center circle colors. And you’ve got a chic baby blanket with lots of colorful polka dots.
In this example of a colorful granny square blanket, the centers are flowers, and the colors change slowly across the blanket. If you like this idea but want something that’s bolder and brighter with color, check out the Bright Blooms Blanket.
Stitch Sampler Blanket Crochet Pattern with Video Tutorials
Learn how to crochet many different stitches when working on this colorful crochet blanket.
Learn how to create three-dimensional textured braids as you crochet this colorful striped blanket.
Combine one colorful yarn with one solid yarn to create this blanket.
This would also work as a tablecloth. Create “stripes” in rounds as you make this circular blanket.
Tremendous Tote Crochet Pattern
Play with colors in small and wide stripes to create this colorful crochet purse.
You can combine colorful granny squares to make so many different items. Here’s a purse pattern, for example.
Use colorful yarn that you felt to create a muddied colorway (think Impressionist paintings.) Combine that with fun fur yarn for a dramatic purse.
Mix lots of different colors together as you create stripes for this crochet Christmas stocking. It’ll make the mantle (or the tree) pop with color.
Learn More From Camp Colorwork
If what you love about crocheting isn’t just working with lots of colors but actually incorporating different colorwork techniques, then come learn all that there is to learn in the Camp Colorwork Online Workshop. We cover crochet colorwork grid techniques, including mosaic crochet, as well as “fun and funky” techniques, such as interlocking crochet.
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