Crochet Pattern: PinwheelBy Emilee Gettle – 12 Comments
|Now that we have some breezy warm afternoons upon us I’m sure you’ve been finding pinwheels at the local dollar shops. Kids can’t resist them. Oftentimes we see them for party decor or even replicated with fabric for quilt blocks. This week I decided to try crocheting a pinwheel and this pattern is what resulted. You can use this project to spruce up throw pillows and other home accessories. Make it out of finer yarn and it makes great appliques, pins, or hair accessories. I used two colors for this pattern but you can easily make each blade out of a different color.|
Finished Size: 4″ (10 cm) long and 4″ (10 cm) wide
Pink Medium Worsted Weight Yarn (approximately 50 yards)
Turquoise Medium Worsted Weight Yarn (approximately 50 yards)
Crochet Hook H (5 mm)
1″ (3 cm) Button
3 sc stitches = 1 inch
3 sc rows = 1 inch
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Crochet Pattern: Pinwheel (Make 2 Pink and 2 Blue)
Row 1: ch 3, sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next ch, ch 1, turn: 3 sc
Row 2: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn: 5 sc
Row 3: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn: 5 sc
Row 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn: 7 sc
Row 5: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn: 7 sc
Row 6: 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn: 9 sc
Row 7: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn: 9 sc
Row 8: 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn: 11 sc
Row 9: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn: 11 sc
Row 10: 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn: 13 sc
Row 11-12: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn: 13 sc
First of all, we are going to create the “fan blades” of the pinwheel. I like to use straight pins to pin the triangles in place for easy stitching. With the triangle pointing upwards, fold the left corner of the triangle to the top point of the triangle. Pin in place and repeat with the remaining three triangles.
Now stitch along the left side of the blade catching both layers to secure the blades.
Using yarn and needle sew a pink blade to a blue blade. The blue blade will have the double layered edge and the pink blade will have a straight, single layer edge.
Now sew both halves of the pinwheel together and finish off by sewing a button in the center.
Got a question? Need help with this project? Jot your comments below and I’ll get back with you!