I love the seaside. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve said that, both in real life and on this blog!
So when it comes to my making, it’s no wonder I’m a sucker for anything with a seaside theme – I’ve even got a whole Pinterest board dedicated to crafty Seaside ideas here, including crocheted and sewn projects as well as some lovely inspiring photos.
I’ve actually just come back from a lovely week’s holiday in Cornwall, enjoying some glorious sunshine and beautiful beaches, so I thought it was the perfect time to share my love for the seaside with this crochet pinwheels pattern:I’ve just put the PDF pattern up for sale on my Etsy shop here and Ravelry here.
It’s been so hot recently that I found it tricky to decide on a craft project to take away on holiday with me – anything big or woolly would not have been practical! I needed something light and small to make with a cool cotton. I’ll tell you more about what that was another time, but this crochet pinwheels pattern would have been perfect.
They’re really easy and fun to crochet, and perfect for making while you’re on holiday, or once you get back. You could even get the kids to help you choose yarn and buttons for a really special make.
The pattern includes instructions in UK and US crochet terms, and they’re a great stashbuster because you can use any yarn you like (with a suitable hook). I used DK cotton yarns and a 4mm (US 6) hook, and I only needed approx 15g of yarn per pinwheel. You also need one button for each pinwheel, and a small stick, such as a barbecue skewer.
There are four different sizes of pinwheel: Large 11cm (4.5in) diameter, Medium 9cm (3.5in) diameter, Small 8cm (3in) diameter and Extra Small 7cm (2.75in) diameter. Plus there are diagrams to help you make up the pinwheels.