Mini Rainbow Crochet Pattern

In need of a really quick and easy crochet project? Then this mini rainbow crochet pattern is perfect for you! They take less than 30 minutes to make and can be used for bag charms, keychains, magnets, brooches or even garlands.

Two crochet rainbows. One lying on a wood round, the other has a keychain attached.

I based this design off my Rainbow coaster pattern except instead of crocheting a half circle you make an oval which is then folded in half and slip stitched together.

The fact that it’s double sided makes it nice and sturdy as well as hiding those pesky ends.

I’m pretty traditional with my colour choices but you could really have some fun here so feel free to get creative.

Why You’ll Love This Mini Rainbow Crochet Pattern

  • Scrap buster: Great for using up leftover yarn.
  • Versatile: Perfect for bag charms, keychains, brooches, magnets and garlands.
  • Instant gratification: Can be finished in under 30 minutes!

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  • DK weight yarn in blue, green, yellow and red (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Sky Blue, Lime Green, Buttercup Yellow and Pillar Red)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – single crochet increase
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • hdc-inc – half double crochet increase
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets

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Finished Size

The finished poppy measures approximately 1.75″ x 1.5″ (4.5cm x 3.5cm). Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.


Gauge is not important in this pattern. However, using a different yarn and hook size will change the size of the finished item.


  • The ch 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch. Slip stitch into the first stitch of the round to join.
  • All colour changes take place in the last yarn over of the previous colour.

Pattern Instructions

Mini Rainbow (starting with blue)

R1: Ch 9, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and next 6 chs, 5 hdc in last ch. Working on other side of ch – 6 hdc, 4 hdc in last ch (22) – change colour to green in last st and sl st to first hdc

R2: Ch 1, hdc-inc in same st, 6 hdc, [hdc-inc] x5, 6 hdc, [hdc-inc] x4 (32) – change colour to yellow in last st and sl st to first hdc

R3: Ch 1, hdc-inc in same st, 7 hdc, [hdc-inc, hdc] x5, 6 hdc, [hdc-inc, hdc] x4 (42) – change colour to red in last st and sl st to first hdc

R4: Ch 1, inc in same st, 8 sc, [inc, 2 sc] x5, 6 sc, [inc, 2 sc] x4 (52)

Fasten off invisibly and weave in ends.


Fold in half matching up the edges. With right side facing you, join red yarn in the corner through the inner loops of both pieces (the back loop of the side facing you and the front loop of the side facing away from you).

Ch 1, sl st in each st to join using only the inner loops.

Fasten off and weave in end.

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