pinwheels

After spending a lovely afternoon making pinwheels out of papper with my little ones, i start to think of pinwheels made of yarn. On my first attempt i crochet four triangles and i sew them together. In the next one i decided to start with a bow shape and add the other two sides. I think the second way is easier, but i will give you both patterns so you can decide for yourselves.

For both ways i used acrylic yarn and 4 mm hook, but you can used any yarn or hook size.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sc2tog: single crochet 2 together (decrease)

st(s): stitch(s)

 First pinwheel

photo 1

photo 1

photo2

photo 2

Chain 11

Row 1: sc in second chain from hook and in each st across, chain 1, turn (10sts)

Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, chain 1, turn (8sts)

Row 3: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, chain 1, turn (6sts)

Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, chain 1, turn (4sts)

Row 5: sc2tog twice, chain 1, turn (2sts)

Row 6: sc2tog over the last two sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Repeat three more times.

Sew the triangles as in the pictures 1 and 2. Fold one corner of each triangle in the centre and sew them together.

 Second pinwheel:

photo 3

photo 3

photo 4

photo 4

Chain 11

Row 1: sc in second chain from hook and in each st across, chain 1, turn (10sts)

Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, chain 1, turn (8sts)

Row 3: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, chain 1, turn (6sts)

Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, chain 1, turn (4sts)

Row 5-8: 1 sc in every stitch, chain 1, turn (4sts)

Row 9: 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in last st, chain 1, turn (6sts)

Row 10: 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in last st, chain 1, turn (8sts)

Row 11: 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in last st, chain 1, turn (10sts)

Row 12: 1 sc in each stitch (10sts). Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attach yarn on right side between rows 5 and 6, as seen in photos 3 and 4.

Row 13: work 2 sc between rows 5-6, 6-7 and 7-8, chain 1, turn (6sts)

Row 14: 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4, 2 sc in last stitch, chain 1, turn (8sts)

Row 15: 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 6, 2 sc in last stitch, chain 1, turn (10sts)

Row 16: 1 sc in each stitch (10sts). Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attach yarn on left side between rows 7 and 8, as seen in photos 3 and 4.

Rows 17 – 20: Repeat rows 13 – 16.

Fold one corner of each triangle in the center and sew them together.

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Use button for embellishment and glue it on a stick.

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