Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pinwheel flower - free crochet pattern

I got the inspiration for this flower from a pattern in an old Japanese book. It is quick and easy to make, and a bit unusual ;) Hope you enjoy making these like I did! (Photos edited on PicMonkey.)

Crochet and Other Stuff free pattern
Pinwheel Flowers

Pinwheel Flower
original pattern and photos copyright  by Mimi Alelis, 2014

Make several of these for fashion accessories or to decorate your home.  

Cotton thread, size 10 (for the small sample)
Lightweight yarn (for the medium sample)
Worsted weight yarn (for the large sample)
Crochet hook size 1.5 for small, 3mm for medium, 3.5mm for large
Note: Finished size will vary with yarn and hook used. Most any yarn can be used for this pattern.

Crochet and Other Stuff free pattern
Pinwheel flower in progress

Flower pattern
Ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 10 sc in ring, sl st in 1st sc to join. (10 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3), (dc, ch 3 on next sc) repeat around, sl st on top of beg ch 3 to join. (10 dc, 10 ch-3 spaces)
Rnd 3: [Work the next sts on the post of dc of previous rnd - (sc, ch 3, 5 dc), then sc on the ch-3 space] repeat around, join. (10 petals)

Fasten off and weave in ends. For a better pinwheel effect, take the tip of each petal with your thumb and forefinger and twist petal to the left.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Free crochet patterns previously published in the crochet calendars...

I'm finally doing something about the crochet patterns that got published in the crochet calendars of not so long ago. I'll be putting it here on my blog for those who'd like to make these projects :)

Meanwhile, these patterns are now available as pdf downloads on Ravelry:

Radiant Coaster

Spiral-ruffled Scrunchie

These are the patterns that will be published in subsequent posts:

Diagonal-striped coin purse

Multicolor Sling Purse

Oval Basket

Going around in circles bracelet