Wind spinners are popular, see how to make large wind spinners for your garden or balcony! But a wind spinner, or spiral, works well also in a smaller size. They are great for Christmas tree decorations. Crochet them in Christmas colors or use just white for an icicle.
The spiral is created by increasing stitches all the time.
Both the written instructions and the video explain how to do a mini wind spinner with either two or three rows.
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How to crochet a mini wind spinner
See video below the written instructions!
What you need
- Small amount of yarn in 2 different colours or just white if you make an icicle
- Glitter yarn
- Stitch marker
- Crochet hook that goes with your yarn
Using US crochet terms.
st, sts – stitch, stitches
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
( ) repeat instructions in brackets as many times as indicated
You can make the mini wind spinner in many different lengths. In the photo with three ornaments each is a different size. The largest one starts with Chain 40, The middle one (white) with Chain 30 and the smallest one Chain 20. The pattern is the same for any length. After chaining, attach stitch marker in the stitch below the hook.
Row 1. Slip stitch in the second st from hook. 2 sc in the next st and in all sts of the chain until 1 ch st left. Sl st in the last stitch. Cut yarn.
Row 2. Join a different colour yarn at the end that has the stitch marker. Ch1, (2 sc in next st) twice, 2 hdc in next st and in all sts until 3 sts left at the end of the row. (2 sc in next st) twice, sl st. Cut yarn.
(Optional if you want a wider wind spinner) Row 3. Join a different colour yarn at the end that has the stitch marker. Ch1, (2 sc in next st) twice, (2 hdc in next st) twice, (2 dc in next st, ch1) repeat until 5 sts left at the end of the row. (2 hdc in next st) twice, (2 sc in next st) twice, sl st. Cut yarn.
Last row (the same whether you made 2 or 3 rows) Join glitter yarn at the end that has the stitch marker. Ch 1, sc in the back loop of every stitch across.
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Add a hanging loop. Shape the ornament so that the spiral is even.
I have been asked if you have a knit pattern of one of these for knitters who do not crochet.
I don’t unfortunately. But in googling I realised that several people are looking for a knitted wind spinner pattern and there aren’t any. It wouldn’t be hard to do although it would look different. But probably would work the same. Would just need to try how many rows and stitches and increases you need, and it would probably be best tapering the ends using short rows. I’ll see if I have time to try that out!
Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to try.
Hope you will enjoy making them!
These mini spinners with the glitter thread on outside are spectacular!! Lovely work!
That’s good to hear!
Love the Christmas ideas
Great to hear, thank you!