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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MATERIALS (recommendations in parantheses)
- Light weight yarn [DK, light-worsted, or 4-ply] in 5 colors
- Color A – Cloud body & limbs (Rico Design Ricorumi DK in White)
- Color B – Sun hat & rainbow color 1 (Rico Design Ricorumi DK in Yellow)
- Color C – Sun rays & rainbow color 2 (Rico Design Ricorumi DK in Orange)
- Color D – Rainbow color 3 (Rico Design Ricorumi DK in Blue)
- Color E – Rainbow color 4 (Rico Design Ricorumi DK in Fuchsia)
- 2.25mm (B) hook (Clover Amour)
- Toy stuffing (Fairfield Poly-Fil)
- Stitch marker (Clover Quick Locking Stitch Markers Small – I LOVE these, they don’t leave big holes in your work!)
- Embroidery floss in black for face (DMC Embroidery Floss in black)
- Embroidery/sewing needle (DMC Embroidery Needle)
- Tapestry needle (DMC Tapestry Needle Size 16)
- Scissors (Gingher Stork Scissors)
- Sewing pin to mark where to embroidery face
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
• Magic Ring – Watch tutorial here.
• Invisible Decrease – Find tutorial here.
• Finish off – Watch tutorial here.
• Standing sc – Make a slipknot on your hook, insert hook into specified stitch and make a single crochet as normal.
- 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.
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. – – –
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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