The smallest rainbow we start with a line of chain stitches and crochet from bottom to top in spiral rounds with only single crochet stitches. When your finished you can also attach a hanger to your rainbow.
1st row: line of chain stitches with 11 chain stitches + 1 lifting-chain stitch = 11 stitches
1st – 10th chain stitch: each 1 single crochet stitch = 10 stitches
11th chain stitch: 3 single crochet stitches, while turning = 13 stitches
continue crocheting on the other side
10th – 2nd chain stitch: each 1 single crochet stitch = 22 stitches
1st chain stitch: 2 single crochet stitch = 24 stitches
3rd round: double every 4th stitch = 30 stitches
4th round: double every 5th stitch = 36 stitches
5th round: double every 6th stitch = 42 stitches
6th round: double every 7th stitch = 48 stitches
7th round: double every 8th stitch = 54 stitches
8th round: double every 9th stitch = 60 stitches
9th round: double every 10th stitch = 66 stitches
10th round: double every 11th stitch = 72 stitches
11th round: double every 12th stitch = 78 stitches
12th round: double every 13th stitch = 84 stitches
13th round: double every 14th stitch = 90 stitches
14th round: double every 15th stitch = 96 stitches
15th round: double every 16th stitch = 102 stitches
cut the thread generous, pull off the loop
After you finished crocheting the rainbow, the upper edge will be sewn together. You can use therefor easily the thread end.
Stitch now always into the front loop of the front side and into the back back loop of the back side and sew together this way both sides.
This way you´re getting a nice seam. When the opening is just big enough, the rainbow will be filled and stuffed.
After all you only need to sew together the remaining opening and secure and wave in the thread end.
Now I can also congratulate to your first self crocheted rainbow and I hope you will visit us again next time!