Free Crochet Rainbow Flag Pencil Topper Pattern

Let your rainbow flag fly and show your support for Pride with this simple pencil topper crochet pattern!

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June is officially Pride month, and although most Pride parades have been cancelled this year due to Covid-19, it’s still as important as ever to fly your flag for the LGBT+ community. We designed this small crochet rainbow flag pencil topper a few years back, and to this day seeing this little crochet flag in the pencil pots on our desks still bring us joy and hope.

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Although we originally designed this crochet rainbow flag as a pen or pencil topper to show your support in the office or workspace, you can still use this pattern if you’re stuck inside due to lockdown – why not pop it on your car aerial to show your support when you go to the shops! You can also easily miss off the loops to just use it as a small flag of support to put in your window.

The beauty of this crochet pattern is that it’s incredibly simple – you only need to know how to make crochet chains and how to make a double crochet stitch – so even if you’re picking up a crochet hook for the first time it’s easy enough to give it a try! It can be made in any 4ply cotton, but we’ve made ours in the fabulous Scheepjes Catona, which is available in handy 10g balls. The loops are big enough to fit tightly onto a standard pencil – but you can always add more chains to make it fit bigger pens/pencils.

Finally, if you want to learn more about LGBT+ issues and rights, please check out the Stonewall website for more information, and if you need support, you can find a list of resources and organisations here.

You can also donate to Stonewall here and help them to continue doing their incredibly important work.

You will need:

  • 2.5mm hook
  • Scheepjes Catona (100% cotton, 10g/25m), 1 ball of each:
  • Yarn A Ultra Violet (282)
  • Yarn B Electric Blue (201)
  • Yarn C Emerald Green (515)
  • Yarn D Royal Orange (189)
  • Yarn E Yellow Gold (208)
  • Yarn F Hot Red (115)

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.
Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart

Rainbow Flag Pencil Topper

Using Yarn A and a 2.5mm hook, Ch17,

Row 1 Dc in 2nd ch and in each ch across, ch5, turn, ss in last dc made. (16dc and 5ch loop)

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st now and throughout), dc in each st across, turn. (16dc)

Change to Yarn B

Row 3 Ch1, dc in each st across, ch5, turn, ss in last ch made (16dc and 5ch loop)

Row 4 Ch1, dc in each st across, turn. (16dc)

Change to Yarn C

Rep rows 3-4

Change to Yarn D

Rep rows 3-4

Change to Yarn E

Rep rows 3-4

Change to Yarn F

Rep rows 3-4

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Fasten off and weave in ends.

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