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14 Rainbow Knitting Patterns for Beginners

By: Audrey Huggett, Editor for

Rainbow Lace AfghanPicking what color of yarn to use can sometimes be one of the hardest decisions a knitter can make.  If you can’t settle on just one color, why not use all the hues of a rainbow?  These rainbow knit patterns look fantastic and are a fun way to get knitting.  There’s no need to limit yourself to one color when you can create a lively rainbow creation instead.  These patterns are sure to add a hint of playfulness to your home or wardrobe, making them perfect for children’s rooms or as gifts for the young-at-heart.

From afghan knitting patterns to knit scarf patterns, these rainbow knits will inspire and enchant you.  You may even end up wanting to knit them all.  Why pick only one color when you can knit them all?  These gorgeous knitting patterns will have your fingers itching to add a burst of color to your life.


14 Rainbow Knitting Patterns for Beginners

Rainbow Knit Afghan Patterns
Knitting Around the Home

Rainbow Knit Acessories

Rainbow Knitting Patterns for Beginners



Changing Colors in Knitting
Before you start any of these rainbow knitting patterns, learn how to change colors while knitting with this simple video tutorial!





Rainbow Knit Afghan Patterns

Afghans are undoubtedly useful knitting projects.  They double as home décor and blankets, allowing you to artfully drape them over sleeping children or the back of couches.  These knit afghan patterns will be a wonderful addition to any room, but will look particularly charming when placed in a child’s room.  The bright colors in these rainbow afghan patterns will bring a smile to anyone’s face.  Though afghans are big projects, they have an equally big payoff.  There’s nothing quite like the feeling of wrapping yourself in a blanket that you’ve made with your own two hands.


Knitted Patchwork RecipeRainbow Rib Afghan

Sherbert Surprise Afghan (pictured above)

Knitted Patchwork Recipe (pictured on left)

Rainbow Lace Afghan




Knitting Around the Home

There’s no need to limit the color in your house.  Spread the love around with some of these rainbow home décor ideas.  Use up leftover yarn to create a multi-colored pillow or a stunning tote bag.  These easy knitting patterns are a marvelous way to brighten up your home.  These rainbow knits are a great way to use up left over yarn, taking spring cleaning to the next level.  You’re sure to get tons of compliments for your bright and fashionable rainbow knits that you’ll want to make tons of these stunning projects.


Market BagRainbow Market Bag (pictured on left)

Stash Buster Cushion

Thrifty Rainbow Welts Motif

Vibrant Mohair Knit Pillow

Lizard Ridge Afghan










Rainbow Knit Acessories

Why not let the color spread to your wardrobe?  These colorful knitted garments will make cute additions to any outfit.  The knitted scarf patterns are especially handy for keeping away the chill and adding a little color to your outdoor outfits.  Celebrate your memories of the spring and summer even on the darkest of winter days with a cute rainbow knitted scarf or pair of mitts.  You’ll only need to take one look at these cheerful patterns to dispel a bad day.  These easy knit patterns are a wonderful way to use up your stash and make wonderful gifts.  Whether you’re hoping to keep yourself or a loved one warm, these rainbow knits will be a favorite with everyone.

Skittles Scarf Tutorial Skittles Scarf Tutorial (pictured on left)

Rainbow Afternoon Shawl

Cake Batter Cowl

Entrelac Rainbow Mitts

How to Make a Rainbow Dress


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Can you please advise where I can find the pattern which is on the cover of the Rainbow knitting patterns for beginners book, I think it is beautiful and I would love to knit it....thanking you

Hi margaretwright60 1948530, The pattern is called the Sherbet Surprise Afghan, and it is listed under the Rainbow Knit Afghan Patterns category. Thanks! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting


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