Add a little bit of cheer to your home with this modern crochet rainbow cushion. It’s the perfect size to prop up your head when reading, or as extra lumbar support.

This rainbow pillow is a fun little crochet project to make with just a few balls of yarn. Its simple modern design would look great in a contemporary nursery, or kids’ room.

The crochet pattern only requires a few basic stitches and is a great project to make if you are just starting on your crochet journey.

I’ve added a few tips in this post explaining why you should try, yarn under single crochet. And I’ve also included instructions for an invisible decrease crochet stitch.

This style of crochet is also known as Amigurumi, which uses single crochet stitches to make 3D shapes which are then stuffed. The same stitches used in this project can be used to make all sorts of cute crochet toys.

Choose any colors you wish to make your crochet rainbow – Pastels or Brights!

I’ve used a lovely selection of colors in the Fair Isle Sugar Yarn Range from American Yarns.

Fair Isle Sugar is a great everyday yarn that is perfect for general crochet and is especially good for Amigurumi because it gives great stitch definition.

About  Fair Isle Sugar Yarn:

  • 70% acrylic 30% nylon
  • 100g balls 156 meters (3.5oz/170 yards)
  • 8 PLY (medium/DK)
  • Silky-soft luxurious hand-feel
  • Lustrous finish
  • Machine wash cold on gentle cycle, tumble dry low
  • 17 colors available – Dye lotted
  • Great Value – Discontinued line

The rainbow cushion is stuffed really firmly, so not only does it look good, it’s comfortable too. The semicircular shape makes it ideal to prop up your head when reading, or as extra lumbar support.

You will need:

  • 1 ball Fair Isle Sugar Yarn 
  • 1 ball Fair Isle Sugar Yarn 
  • 1 ball Fair Isle Sugar Yarn 
  • 4.5 mm crochet hook
  • Stitch Markers
  • Polyester Fill Stuffing 200g (or filling of choice)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

How to make an Invisible Decrease

It’s a fine stitch but can leave small gaps which are a little annoying if you are stuffing a shape and the filling shows. It’s super simple to make and is barely noticeable.

Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of the invisible decrease crochet stitch:

1. Insert hook though the FRONT LOOPS only of the next 2 stitches.

2. Pull yarn through both loops. Now 2 loops on hook.

3. Complete stitch by pulling yarn through both loops.

You’ve just decreased 2 stitches into one.

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