Crochet Cloud & Rain Applique

Crochet this cloud and rain applique to embellish your granny squares, baby blankets, greeting cards, or even T-shirts and clothes!

Cloud and Rain Granny Square - Raffamusa Designs

The first time I attempted a cloud applique was for my Desert Lullaby Granny Squares, which you can see on Ravelry HERE.

Desert Lullaby Granny Squares - Crochet Patterns - Raffamusa Designs

However, I was not 100% convinced by what the cloud looked like… So, I made a new one, which is now featured in my Valentine’s Day granny square collection.

To make it look extra romantic (or cheesy?), I changed the raindrops into small hearts while keeping the same base as most of my granny square collections, i.e. the simple circle granny square.

Valentine's Day Granny Squares - Raffamusa Designs

This new cloud applique is puffier and has a lot of bumps all around it to make it look more realistic. For the raindrops, I’ll leave you both options, which are the rain of hearts and the more classic raindrops.

Crochet Cloud and Rain Applique - Raffamusa Designs

Find more crochet appliques here on the blog…

Add this pattern and the other patterns of the Valentine’s Day Granny squares to your Ravelry queue HERE and favorite it (– thank you!). Or save it for later by pinning it to your favorite crochet board on Pinterest using this pin!

Crochet Cloud and Rain Applique - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

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  • 3.5 mm (E/4 US, 9 UK) Crochet Hook
  • DK (3, Light) Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle


I used Durable Comfy (291 yds / 266 m per 100 g). Feel free to use any yarn with the appropriate hook.


3″ (7.5 cm) by 1.6″ (4 cm)


This pattern is too small to accurately determine the gauge.


  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • MC – Magic Circle
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • St – Stitch


  • If the pattern says “dc 2”, you have to crochet 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts.
  • […] – Crochet the instructions within square brackets all in the same indicated st.

Cloud & Rain Applique – Free Crochet patterns

Crochet Cloud Applique

Ch 11.

Round 1. [Dc 6] in third ch from hook, dc 7, [dc 6] in last ch. Working on the other side of initial ch, dc 7. Join with a sl st in the first dc. (26 sts)

Round 2. Without any ch, [dc 8] in second st, sk 1, sl st in next st. Sk 1, [hdc 5] in next st, sk 1, sl st in next. Sk 1, [dc 6], sk 1, sl st 1, sk 1, [hdc 5], sk 1, sl st 1, sk 1, [dc 8], sk 1, sl st 1, [sc 1, hdc 2, sc 1] in next st, sl st 1, sk 1, [hdc 5] in next st, sk 1, sl st 1.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

If needed, use the initial tail to close the hole that forms in the ch where you made the first 6 hdc sts.


  • For the pink square, I made the raindrops using 6 small hearts following the pattern HERE;
  • For the white square, the pattern for the raindrops is as follows:

Make a MC.

Round 1. Sc 6 in MC, ch 2, sl st in first sc to join. (6 sts, 2 chs)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


Sew the cloud to the top of your project, and attach the raindrops below the cloud.

Weave in all your ends.

YOUR CROCHET cloud and Rain applique IS READY!

I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern, and I’d love to see your crochet clouds! Please, share a pic of your work on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #raffamusadesigns!

Find more crochet applique patterns here on the blog…

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