How would a colorful wind spinner look on your veranda or balcony or in your garden? Wind spinners are easy to make and suitable for a beginner crochet project. A wind spinner doesn’t require a lot of yarn so it is a great way to use up some of your left-over yarn.
You can make the wind spinner as long as you want to. A group of different spinners makes a lovely display. You can also decorate your wind spinner:
- Bells (Make sure they don’t annoy your neighbours!)
- String of battery operated LED lights
Even though crocheting a wind spinner is easy, there is a lot of repetition. The longer your spinner is, the more stitches there are on the last increase row. For this reason, I make the third row slightly differently from most patterns of spirals or curlycues. Instead of having three stitches in every stitch I only make two plus chain one. This makes it lighter, faster and takes less yarn, yet gives the same size of a spiral.
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How to crochet a wind spinner – written pattern
The pattern explains how to make a wind spinner of any length. The wind spinner is tapered at both ends.
The step by step video tutorial is under the written pattern!
Using US crochet terms
Ch – Chain
Yo – Yarn over
St, Sts – stitch, stitches
Fsc – Foundation single crochet (Slip knot, ch2, insert hook into first chain stitch, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull yarn through first loop on hook, yo, pull yarn though both loops on hook) Shown on the video or on a separate video.
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
What you need:
Up to 4 colors of yarn. The yarns should be similar weight.
A crochet hook to go with your yarn. Check out my favourite crochet hooks!
Stitch marker (or piece of yarn to use as a stitch marker)
Thread or fine cord for hanging the spinner
Start, Row 1:
Fsc the length you want your spinner to be. Cut off yarn. Add stitch marker to the start of the piece.
Start at stitch marker. Join new color yarn. 2 sc in 1st st, (2 sc in next st), repeat 8 more times. (2 hdc in next st), repeat 9 more times. Repeat (2 dc in next st) until you have 20 sts left in foundation chain. (2 hdc in next st), repeat 9 more times. (2 sc in next st), repeat 9 more times. Cut off yarn.
Start at stitch marker. Skip 1st st. Join new color yarn. (2 sc in next st, ch1), repeat 6 more times. (2 hdc in next st, ch1), repeat 6 more times. Repeat (2 dc in next st, ch1) until you have 14 sts left in foundation chain. (2 hdc in next st, ch1), repeat 6 more times. (2 sc in next st, ch1), repeat 6 more times. Cut off yarn.
Row 4, edging
Start at stitch marker. Join new color yarn. Sc in back loop of every st of previous row (including chain stitches). Fasten off, weave in yarn ends.
Shape the spiral. Add a piece of thread or cord for hanging to the end that has the stitch marker. Remove stitch marker. Hang the wind spinner.