Rainbow In My Pocket Crochet Cardigan Pattern

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 Wouldn't it be wonderful to always have a rainbow in your pocket? Maybe you do. This crochet cardigan pattern represents the ability to create your own happiness from within yourself.  Includes instructions for all sizes including extra small and plus sizes up to 5X.
Pictured cardigan is sponsored by Universal Yarn.

Inspirational Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to always have a rainbow in your pocket? Maybe you do. This crochet cardigan pattern represents the ability to create your own happiness from within yourself.

Buy the pattern on Etsy or Ravelry now or keep reading to find out more about the cardigan and pattern details

Many Color Possibilities

I think you are really going to enjoy the process of making this pattern.

Have fun choosing your colors for the rainbow section and keep in mind it doesn’t have to be a rainbow. It can be whatever colors your heart desires.

The “rainbow” section of this crochet cardigan consists of 8 stripes of color. I used 6 colors for my rainbow. I doubled the first and last color. You could make all 8 stripes a different color if you’d like.

You can also make the stripe just a few colors. This cardigan would look great in just two colors representing your favorite team or the colors of your favorite school. I went to Syracuse University so I would make my cardigan navy with an orange stripe. Wouldn’t that look awesome?!

Close-up of Rainbow In My Pocket crochet cardigan.  Picture shows the rainbow section of the cardigan including the stitched in one piece ribbing.

I love it, and after trying it I want to make more of your patterns because it is well explained and looks great.


Meditative Stitch Pattern

I spent a long time deciding on the perfect stitch for the main body of the Rainbow In My Pocket cardigan. I knew I wanted to make the rainbow section with V-stitches because I love V-stitch stripes. But I wasn’t sure about the rest of the cardigan at first.

After much experimentation I landed on this great V-stich and double crochet combo. It’s perfect because it’s a nice light stitch. It doesn’t weigh down this long cardigan. And it’s fun.

This cardigan is on the long side so I knew I had to make sure the stitch is interesting and fun. I don’t want you getting bored while making and giving up on a pattern.

This crochet cardigan pattern will hold your interest. It’s nice to switch between the two types of stitches. You will be surprised how fast this cardigan is to make.

Close up of the stitch pattern on a crochet cardigan pattern.

Crochet Cardigan Pattern Ribbing

Another really cool feature of this crochet cardigan pattern is the way the ribbing is created. You will NOT stitch the ribbing on at the end. It is stitched little by little at the end of each row.

It’s a LOT easier and a LOT faster than traditional ways of stitching ribbing. I think you are going to LOVE it!

I’m always looking for patterns that will teach me something. When I saw your description of the pattern talking about a different way to add trim, it convinced me to offer to test.  I also think it will be a great transitional cardi.

Back of the Rainbow In My Pocket Crochet Cardigan pattern.  Cardigan is gray with a 6 color rainbow.

Crochet Tee Pattern PDF Details

You can make this pattern! The required skills include: Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch, Crochet in the Back Loop, and Seaming (video included).

Your pattern purchase includes an easy to read 20 page pdf.

You won’t get stuck anywhere in this pattern. It is clear and easy to follow because, like all of my patterns, it has been tested and professionally tech edited.

Included in the pattern is a size schematic, photos, details to create sizes XS – 5X (plus sizes included), and stitch charts (it is not necessary to know how to read stitch charts to complete this pattern).

The pattern is written in US terms.

The pattern is very clear and if you have a question I am here for you. I have a dedicated pattern support email listed at the end of the pattern. You can email me directly anytime!

The base stitches were really meditative and it was really easy to just work on it without too much thought until the key sections/changes. The rainbow was super fun, and it was great to see each colour come to life then top it off with the adorable pocket. The ribbing built into the construction was really innovative.


Here is what you will need

  • Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop, 3-light (50% Cotton, 50% Bamboo, 292yds/267m, 3.5oz/100g), Color (A)-120 Graphite 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins, 1 skein each of Color (B) 104 Rose, (C) 141 Bubblegum, (D) 118 Marmalade, (E) 113 Sunny, (F) 124 Tropical Green, and (G) 107 Ocean
  • Crochet hook size US G/6 (4 mm)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

The repetition of it was almost meditative, and I love the final texture. It fits really well, is comfortable and warm, and I got tons of compliments on the final product.


Speaking of Crochet Testers

Here are some inspiring Rainbow In My Pocket Cardigans by a few of my talented testers.

Be sure to check them out on Instagram (by clicking on their names in the photo credits) if you’d like to see more of their beautiful work.

If you liked this, check out these crochet garments next!

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  2. Fair and Square Sweater
  3. Roses on Repeat Sweater
  4. Stripe Blocked Cardigan
You are going to LOVE making this crochet cardigan pattern.  The Rainbow in my Pocket Cardigan represents hope within yourself.  It's a great message and a fun project.
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