Happy weekend guys! Today I have the perfect weekend project for you!
The crochet community has been charmed with these wind spinners, and I readily jumped on the bandwagon and made some for my nieces and nephews.
Now, before we begin with the pattern, I want to say that the spinners in these pictures are quite short (foundation: 31 chains) and are taken as an example.
To make an effective spinner, you have to have a foundation of at least 50 chains (more are recommended).
Important:The pattern is for personal use only. All property rights belong to Maya Kuzman of The Little Treasures.
What you need:
*sport yarn in 3 colors and a 3mm hook.
* tapestry needle for weaving ends
* (optional: beads, tassels, etc.)
Used stitches in American terminology: chain (ch), stitches (st.), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc).
Foundation and row 1: (leave a long tail) In color A, ch71 and starting from 2nd st. sc1 in all stitches across (70). Cut yarn and leave a long tail. Do not turn work.
Row 2: with crochet work face up, insert color B in 1st st.,ch3 (counts as the 1st dc) and dc1 again in same stitch. Dc2 in next and all remain stitches of the row (140). Cut yarn and leave a long tail. Do not turn work. The work is already shaping up.
Row 3:with crochet work face up, insert color C in foundation row, ch10 and sl st in the 1st st of the second row. You can skip adding the loop, which is for hanging purposes and start crocheting right into row 2. Ch3 (counts as the 1st dc) and dc1 in the same st. Dc2 in next and all remain stitches of the row (140).This is also optional. You can cut yarn and weave the row 3 tail here, or sl st to get to the foundation row, cut yarn with a long tail (as I did).
Tie all tails together into a tight knot. Here you can add a tassel, or string beads on the tails and tie a knot at the end to secure the beads not to fall down once you are done.
What do you guys think? Have you made any or are you inspired to make your first one?
I was immensely inspired by the shape so I made some cute necklaces, but I’ll show you those some other time.