Create a Colorful Rainbow Flower Necklace for Your Child – Easy DIY Craft

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Discover the art of crocheting with a pop of color! Craft for your child or toddler a unique Rainbow Flower Necklace that’s as adorable as it is versatile. Made with scrap yarn, you can adjust the length to suit your child’s preference. It’s a fun, easy-to-remove accessory that’s perfect for dress-up. Choose to add a crocheted flower for an extra cute touch, or simply wear it as colorful strings. For a personalized twist, consider threading large beads onto the necklace before joining the ends together. Either way, it’s a delightful piece that they’re sure to love!

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The Rainbow Flower Necklace Pattern was originally designed by Joanita Theron as a Guest Post. Joanita retired this design from her site and sold the full-pattern rights to Oombawka Design, Ltd. This pattern is now available exclusively at Oombawka Design Crochet. This pattern has been rewritten and updated.

If you, or someone you know, is retiring and closing their crochet blog, please feel free to reach out to arrange for your patterns to be included at Oombawka Design too.

Rainbow Flower Necklace Crochet Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Light Worsted Weight / DK Weight Yarn [3]
  • Colors: Green, Pink, Cream, Purple, Aqua, Yellow and Dark Pink
  • Crochet Hook: 3 mm 
  • Finished project yardage: small amounts of each color
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker, small button

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Sizes

  • Fits ages 3-5 years when crocheted with with a 3 mm hook
  • For a larger size use a larger hook (4 mm hook suggested for adult, 3.5 mm hook suggested for teens)

Gauge

Due to the nature of this pattern, the yarn and hook used is only a suggestion. Any Light Weight Yarn will provide similar results.

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size of your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • ch – chain
  • ch5sp – chain 5 space
  • g – grams
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • R – row
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • yds – yds
  • * – ** Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
  • () – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
  • [] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Tutorials

Notes

  • Neck strings can be made to any size by increasing the number of chains you start with.
  • This is a great project to use up scrap yarn you have leftover from other projects.
  • Use crochet thread and a smaller hook for a more delicate necklace.
  • I use a DMR (double magic ring) to begin my projects that are worked in rounds. You may substitute a magic ring (magic circle), or a chain 3 and slip to form a ring, if you prefer. See the alternate starting methods here.
  • Add this pattern to your Ravelry library here.
Rainbow Flower Necklace Pattern ODC

Rainbow String Flower Necklace Pattern

This project is a fun way to use up your scrap yarn.

Using your 3 mm crochet hook, or size required for gauge:

Neck Strings

  • Make 4-6 strings (sample was made with 5) each in a different color of yarn.

String 1:

(2 strings were used in the sample)

R1: Ch 90, sk the first 5 chs, 1 sc in each rem ch across. Ch 5, sl st into the bottom of the last sc worked.  [86 sc, 2 ch5sp]

Finish off and weave in ends securely.

String 2:

(2 strings were used in the sample)

R1: Ch 100, sk the first 5 chs, 1 sc in each rem ch across. Ch 5, sl st into the bottom of the last sc worked.  [96 sc, 2 ch5sp]

Finish off and weave in ends securely.

String 3:

(1 string was used in the sample)

R1: Ch 110, sk the first 5 chs, 1 sc in each rem ch across. Ch 5, sl st into the bottom of the last sc worked.  [106 sc, 2 ch5sp]

Finish off and weave in ends securely.

Rainbow String Flower Necklace Crochet Pattern
Rainbow String Flower Necklace Crochet Pattern

Assembly 

String End 1

R1: Place a slip knot on your hook, insert your hook through the ch5sp loop on one end of each of the strings. Make 6 sc into the ch5sp loop. [6 sc]

Finish off and weave in ends.

String End 2

R1: Place a slip knot on your hook, insert your hook through the ch5sp loop on one end of each of the strings. Make 6 sc into the ch5sp loop. Ch 6, sl st to join. [6 sc, ch6sp]

Finish off and weave in ends.

Rainbow String Flower Necklace

Simple Crochet Flower Pattern

The flower uses 4 colors. When you join new yarn you can change colors as you like. The first color is the center of the flower so yellow is recommended.

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Finish off and weave in ends. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Working in front loops only: Join new yarn in the FL of any st with a sl st. (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in the FL of the next st. *Sl st in the FL of the next st, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in the FL of the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. [6 petals]

Rnd 4: Ch 4, sk the BL behind the first petal, sl st to the next back loop.*Ch 4, sk the BL behind the next petal, sl st to the next back loop**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. Finish off and weave in ends. [6 ch4sp]

Rnd 5: Join new yarn in any ch4sp with a sl st. (Ch 3, 1 dc, 2 tr, 1 dc, ch 3, sl st) in the ch4sp. *Sl st in the next ch4sp, *(ch 3, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, ch 3, sl st) in the next ch4sp**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. [6 petals]

Rnd 6: *Ch 5, sl st in between the petals**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. Finish off and weave in ends.[6 ch5sp]

Rnd 7: Join new yarn in any ch5sp with a sl st. (Ch 3, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in the same ch5sp. *Sl st in the next ch5sp. (Ch 3, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in the same ch5sp**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. Finish off and weave in ends. [6 petals]

Simple Crochet Flower Tutorial 1
Simple Crochet Flower Tutorial 2
Finishing Instructions
  • Sew the flower to the end of the strings that does not have the ch5sp.
  • Sew a small button on the back of the flower over the neck strings.

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