Rainbow Cloud Amigurumi | Free Crochet Pattern

Amigurumi cloud crochet doll with a sun hat holding a rainbow

Up, up, up, high in the sky, you’ll find this Rainbow Cloud cutie hugging a rainbow! Her sun hat keeps her warm and cozy all day. She’s sure to bring a ray of sunshine into your life. Scroll down for the FREE cloud crochet pattern!

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Finished amigurumi Rainbow Cloud Cutie doll at center stage for this poster. This is the main poster for the free crochet pattern.

MATERIALS (recommendations in parantheses)

FINISHED SIZE & GAUGE

Gauge isn’t important for this pattern. Just make sure your stitches are tight to avoid stuffing show through. My finished Rainbow Cloud amigurumi measures 6 inches tall and 4 1/2 inches wide.

CROCHET STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMINOLOGY)

ch – chain
inc – single crochet increase
inv dec – invisible decrease
rnd(s) – round(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
standing sc – standing single crochet
x – times (indicates number of times to repeat)
[ ] – repeat steps between brackets for the specified number of times
( ) – the number of stitches you should have at the end of each round

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

Magic RingWatch tutorial here.
Invisible Decrease Find tutorial here.
• Finish offWatch tutorial here.
Standing sc – Make a slipknot on your hook, insert hook into specified stitch and make a single crochet as normal.

NOTES

  • All sections are worked in a continuous round unless otherwise noted.
  • Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker. This is extra important in this pattern to achieve the cloud’s shape.
  • Make pieces in the order presented.
  • Demonstration photos are shown right-handed.
  • Not all yarns are created equal! Yarns listed as the same weight frequently differ in size and stretch. Ricorumi DK is on the thinner end of light weight yarns.
  • For instructions like “inc 3”, this means increase (2 sc in the same st) for the next 3 stitches.
  • Your finished cloud won’t be able to stand on its own. It will need to be propped up against something to stand up.
Amigurumi rainbow cloud crochet doll with a sun hat holding a rainbow sitting on a wooden box surrounded by balls of yarn for the rainbow.

RAINBOW CLOUD AMIGURUMI PATTERN

BODY (using color A)
rnd 1: ch 4, sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc 1, sc 3 in next st, turn to work down other side of ch, sc 1, inc 1 (8 sts)
rnd 2: [inc 1, sc 1, inc 2] 2x (14 sts)
rnd 3: [inc 1, sc 4, inc 2] 2x (20 sts)
rnd 4: [sc 1, inc 1, sc 5, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1] 2x (26 sts)
rnds 5-7: sc around (26 sts for 3 rnds)
rnd 8: [sc 1, inc 1, sc 8, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1] 2x (32 sts)
rnd 9: [sc 1, inc 1, sc 11, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1] 2x (38 sts)
rnd 10: [sc 2, inc 1, sc 12, inc 1, sc 2, inc 1] 2x (44 sts)
rnd 11: [inc 1, sc 17, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1, sc1] 2x (50 sts)
rnds 12-17: sc around (50 sts for 6 rnds)
rnd 18: [inv dec 1, sc 17, inv dec 1, sc 1, inv dec 1, sc 1] 2x (44 sts)
rnd 19: [sc 2, inv dec 1, sc 12, inv dec 1, sc 2, inv dec 1] 2x (38 sts)
rnd 20: [sc 2, inc 1, sc 12, inc 1, sc 2, inc 1] 2x (44 sts)
rnd 21: [inc 1, sc 17, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1, sc 1] 2x (50 sts)
rnds 22-28: sc around (50 sts for 7 rnds)
rnd 29: [inv dec 1, sc 17, inv dec 1, sc 1, inv dec 1, sc 1] 2x (44 sts)
rnd 30: [sc 2, inv dec 1, sc 12, inv dec 1, sc 2, inv dec 1] 2x (38 sts)
rnd 31: [sc 1, inv dec 1, sc 11, inv dec 1, sc 1, inv dec 1] 2x (32 sts)

 – – – EMBROIDER FACE BEFORE CONTINUING. SEE PHOTO TUTORIAL AFTER THE WRITTEN PATTERN. BEGIN STUFFING NOW AND CONTINUE STUFFING UNTIL CLOSED. – – –

Click here for an in-depth amigurumi face embroidery tutorial

rnd 32: [sc 1, inv dec 1, sc 8, inv dec 1, sc 1, inv dec 1] 2x (26 sts)
rnds 33-35: sc around (26 sts for 3 rnds)
rnd 36: [sc 1, inv dec 1, sc 5, inv dec 1, sc 1, inv dec 1] 2x (20 sts)
rnd 37: [inv dec 2, sc 4, inv dec 1] 2x (14 sts)
rnd 38: [inv dec 2, sc 1, inv dec 1] 2x (8 sts)
Fasten off and finish off. Weave in ends.

LEG (make 2, using color A)
rnd 1: make a magic ring, sc 6 (6 sts)
rnd 2: [inc 1, sc 2] 2x (8 sts)
rnds 3-16: sc around (8 sts for 14 rnds)
Fasten off, leaving an 8-inch tail for attaching. Don’t stuff.

ARM (make 2, using color A)
rnd 1: make a mr, sc 6. Leave beginning yarn tail outside of arm for attaching rainbow (6 sts)
rnd 2: inc 1, sc 5 (7 sts)
rnds 3-10: sc around (7 sts for 8 rnds)
row 11: fold opening in half, sc 3 across through front and back sts. (3 sts)
Fasten off, leaving an 8-inch tail for attaching. Don’t stuff. See attaching instructions at the end of the written pattern.

SUN HAT (using color B)
rnd 1: make a mr, sc 6 (6 sts)
rnd 2: inc 6 (12 sts)
rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1] 6x (18 sts)
rnd 4: [sc 2, inc 1] 6x (24 sts)
rnd 5: [sc 3, inc 1] 6x (30 sts)
rnd 6: sc around (30 sts)
rnd 7: [sc 4, inc 1] 6x (36 sts)
rnds 8-9: sc around (36 sts for 2 rnds)
Fasten off, leaving a 15-inch tail for attaching. Weave in beginning yarn tail.

SUN RAY (make 4, using color C)
row 1: ch 2, sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (1 st)
row 2: inc 1, ch 1, turn (2 sts)
row 3: inc 1, sc 1, ch 1, turn (3 sts)
row 4: inc 1, sc 2, ch 1, turn (4 sts)
row 5: inc 1, sc 3 (5 sts)
Fasten off and weave in ends for 3 rays. Don’t fasten off for 4th ray. See connecting tutorial below.

CONNECTING THE SUN RAYS
You’ll be using the working yarn to slip stitch across the 3 loose rays to connect.

Crocheting two sun rays together
1. Insert hook into corner stitch of ray
Crocheting two sun rays together
2. Make a slip stitch
Crocheting two sun rays together
3. Repeat slip stitch 4 more times to end of ray.
a crocheted chain of sun rays
4. Repeat steps 1-3 with last 2 rays. Fasten off and leave a 14 inch tail for attaching to Sun Hat.
yellow and orange crocheted sun hat

ATTACHING SUN RAYS TO SUN HAT
Attach the sun ray strip to the center of the sun hat. Thread your tapestry needle with the sun ray yarn tail and follow the steps below to attach the rays.

attaching crochet sun rays to a crochet sun hat
1. Thread tapestry needle with sun ray tail and insert under stitch of sun hat.
attaching crochet sun rays to a crochet sun hat
2. Insert needle between stitch of sun ray, over slip stitches.
attaching crochet sun rays to a crochet sun hat
3. Insert needle in same hole you came out of in step 2 and up through next hole. Repeat steps 3 & 4 until you’ve fully attached sun ray strip. Secure end inside hat.
tiny crochet rainbow resting on hand

RAINBOW Side 1
row 1: with color c, make a mr, sc 4, change to color b, ch 1, turn (4 sts)
row 2: inc 4, change to color d, ch 1, turn, (8 sts)
row 3: [sc 1, inc 1] 4x, change to color e, ch 1, turn (12 sts)
row 4: [sc 1, inc 1, sc 1], inc 1] 4x (16 sts)
Weave in all ends.

RAINBOW Side 2
When changing colors, leave enough yarn to sew rainbow side 1 and 2 together.
rows 1-4: repeat rows 1-4 from rainbow side 1. Don’t fasten off row 4.
row 5: ch 1, turn, sc across (16 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a 14-inch tail for assembling. Don’t weave in ends. See below for assembly tutorial.

ASSEMBLING THE RAINBOW

Sewing two sides of a crochet rainbow together
1. Thread tapestry needle with color e yarn tail. With right sides out, insert needle into side 1.
Sewing two sides of a crochet rainbow together
2. Insert needle through aligned stitches of side 1 and 2.
the finished product when sewing a crochet rainbow together
3. Repeat step 2 until you’ve reached the end. Don’t weave in end.
the finished product when sewing a crochet rainbow together. This amigurumi rainbow will be held by the crochet cloud's arms.
4. Use matching yarn tail color to sew bottom section closed.
unfinished crochet cloud doll with embroidered face in black embroidery thread

EMBROIDERING THE FACE
Use an embroidery needle and 6 strands of embroidery floss double knotted at the end. You can use safety eyes if you’d prefer not to embroider them and then just embroider a simple mouth. The most important thing to remember when embroidering on crochet is to insert your needle and thread THROUGH a stitch and not BETWEEN stitches. Inserting your needle into the yarn helps secure the thread and makes the line straighter.

Click here for an in-depth amigurumi face embroidery tutorial.

embroidering a face on a cloud crochet doll using black embroidery floss and embroidery needle
1. Bring needle up through stitch left of center and insert needle to make mouth 5 stitches wide.
embroidering a face on a cloud crochet doll using black embroidery floss and embroidery needle
2. Bring needle up at upper right of mouth and thread through mouth stitches to begin cheek.
embroidering a face on a cloud crochet doll using black embroidery floss and embroidery needle
3. Insert needle to lower right of mouth to finish cheek.
embroidering a face on a cloud crochet doll using black embroidery floss and embroidery needle
4. Bring needle up at right of mouth to begin eye.
embroidering a face on a cloud crochet doll using black embroidery floss and embroidery needle
5. Insert needle above following eye line.
embroidering a face on a cloud crochet doll using black embroidery floss and embroidery needle
6. Bring needle up above last stitch following eye line.
embroidering a face on a cloud crochet doll using black embroidery floss and embroidery needle
7. Insert needle through previous stitch. Repeat steps 6 & 7 until you reach end of eye line.
embroidering a face on a cloud crochet doll using black embroidery floss and embroidery needle
8. Bring needle up close to eye line to begin eyelash.
embroidering a face on a cloud crochet doll using black embroidery floss and embroidery needle
9. Insert needle back into eye line to complete lash.
embroidering a face on a cloud crochet doll using black embroidery floss and embroidery needle
10. Repeat steps 8 & 9 7 more times to finish eye.
embroidering a face on a cloud crochet doll using black embroidery floss and embroidery needle
11. Mirror steps 2-10 for left cheek and eye. Secure thread inside body.

ATTACHING THE LEGS
The legs will be attached to two rows of stitches at the base of the cloud amigurumi. I’ve positioned the legs at the center of each bottom bump and slightly forward towards the face. You can also use a sewing pin to determine the center and place your legs equidistant from the pin. The red dots in the image below show where I placed the legs.

Plot points for where to attach legs to crochet cloud doll. A pin sewing pin shows the center of the doll
Attaching leg to cloud doll using a tapestry needle.
1. Insert needle under stitch on body.
Attaching leg to cloud doll using a tapestry needle.
2. Insert needle through next stitch on leg from inside to outside.
Attaching leg to cloud doll using a tapestry needle.
3. Insert needle in same hole you came out of in step 2 and up through next hole. Repeat steps 2 & 3 until you’ve fully attached leg. Weave in ends to secure. Repeat process for other leg.

ATTACHING RAINBOW TO ARMS
You’ll be attaching the ends of the cloud’s arms to each side of the rainbow, like the cloud amigurumi is holding the rainbow!

Showing how to attach rainbow between the cloud's arms. The amigurumi rainbow is held right out in front of the crochet cloud.
1. Make sure arm’s beginning yarn tail is coming out below rnd 1. Thread tapestry needle with yarn tail.
Showing how to attach rainbow between arms
2. Insert needle under stitch of rainbow where you want the arm to be connected.
Showing how to attach rainbow between the cloud's arms
3. Insert needle under stitch of arm. Repeat steps 2 & 3 two more times to secure. Weave in tail.
Finished crochet cloud arms holding crochet rainbow
4. Repeat process for second arm. Set aside

ATTACHING ARMS TO BODY
You’ll be attaching the arms to 4 stitches on either side of the cloud’s body. The red dots on the image below shows where to attach.

Plot points for where to attach crocheted arms onto crochet cloud.
Attaching arms to crochet cloud using tapestry needle. The arms are already holding the rainbow for this step.
1. Thread tapestry needle with arm yarn tail. Insert needle under stitch of cloud body.
Attaching arms to crochet cloud using tapestry needle
2. Insert needle through stitch on arm from back to front.
Attaching arms to crochet cloud using tapestry needle
3. Insert needle in same hole you came out of in step 1 and up through next hole. Repeat steps 2 & 3 three more times until you reach end of arm.
Close up of crocheted sun hat on top of crochet cloud doll.

ATTACHING SUN HAT TO CLOUD
Attach the sun hat to the right corner of your cloud doll. Before you begin, decide on positioning. You can even pin your hat in place to make sure you are attaching it where you want it. Don’t stuff the hat.

Showing how to attach and sew sun hat to top of crochet cloud using tapestry needle. A later step in the Rainbow Cloud Cutie amigurumi pattern.
1. Insert needle under st of body.
Showing how to attach and sew sun hat to top of crochet cloud using tapestry needle.
2. Insert needle through next st of sun hat from inside to outside.
Showing how to attach and sew sun hat to top of crochet cloud using tapestry needle.
3. Insert needle in same hole you came out of in step 2 and up through next hole. Repeat steps 2 & 3 until you’ve made your way around the sun hat. Weave in ends to secure.

I hope you enjoyed this Rainbow Cloud amigurumi crochet pattern! If you have any questions about this crochet pattern, leave a comment below!

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