I had lots of fun making crochet wind spinners towards the end of last summer that I made more over the winter using up odds and ends of sport weight yarn.
These are made in the same way but came out a bit smaller.
The instructions are the same no matter what the yarn weight choice. The only change will be to adjust the size of the hook to the yarn you are using.
Choose 3 colours of yarn. The length of the starting chain will determine how long your wind spinner will be. I used 100 but you can use how many you want. At the end of each row leave a long enough tail to stitch in or fasten the tassle on to. I used a 3.5 mm hook and American terms for the larger weight yarn. Finish off at the end of each row and switch to a new colour.
- Foundation Row: Chain 100 in colour 1
- Row 1: sc in each stitch in colour 1
- Row 2: 2 dc in each stitch in colour 2
I couldn’t wait to hang them outside so on one of the sunny days in April I tired them out. When the weather is better I will be hanging these in the tea thyme tree.
There is a noticeable difference in length. The spinner on the left was made using sport weight yarn and the one on the right was made with worsted weight yarn.
I found this pattern at Linda’s Crafty Corner. I have a lot in common with Linda, of Linda’s Crafty Corner besides having the same name and both being retired there is our love of crochet, painted rocks, and grandkids. Be sure to visit her site and see her crochet wind spinners.
Make a twirler/wind spinner
Tammy S Asad
I saw a couple of my crochet friends making these last year and wanted to make some but just haven’t done it yet. Good way to use up leftover yarn. Have a good weekend.
Thank you for the mention Linda, I was just checking mine this morning they are still in the summer house, it’s still not the right time to put them out here, I need to smarted the garden up first and I’m still waiting for them to come fix my fence after a storm earlier this year. I will be making more of these I don’t think you can have too many. Have a great weekend. x
I haven’t put mine out yet, but just couldn’t resist trying them outside to get some photos to include in the post. Enjoy the weekend.
Linda, I enjoy coming here to see what projects you are doing or going to do.
Well done. I never know what you’ll create of invent. I love it!