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Colorful Pinwheel Ideas

Colorful Pinwheel Ideas

We all love colorful pinwheels, it’s a sentiment from the childhood days. This simple toy is known for many centuries, giving happiness to the kids all around the world. Crocheters have a special affinity to pinwheels, too! It’s a very interesting motif that can be translated into knitwear in a myriad of ways. Whether they come in the form of flower applique, hot pads or afghan blocks, Colorful Pinwheel Ideas are strong and alive. They work very well with many colors at once, so if you wanted to undertake rainbow project, this may be the one for you. The resemblance of a pinwheel to a flower is undeniable, so many designs use it to incorporate one motif into another. Crochet squares can be used to make stunning afghans, flowery hot-pads can become a lovely gift, and appliques can transform your accessories into elegant pieces of art. Check out the examples below and get inspired! Links to free patterns are under the pictures. 

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Colorful Pinwheel Ideas

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Rainbow Pinwheel Flower Square Free Crochet Pattern

Rainbow Pinwheel Flower Square Free Crochet Pattern

This square is not a classic pinwheel picture, but it definitely uses its colorful qualities. I am instantly more cheerful when I look at it – wouldn’t it be perfect in a baby blanket?

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Go to the pattern: Rainbow Pinwheel Flower Square

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Pinwheel Flower Free Crochet Pattern

Pinwheel Flower Free Crochet Pattern

This cute flower can be added to any accessory or serve as a brooch! As you can see, it’s easy to change it up – just play with the color combination!

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Go to the pattern: Pinwheel Flower

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Pinwheel Square Free Crochet Pattern

Pinwheel Square Free Crochet Pattern

Stunning pinwheel motif at the center of this square make it really unique. Incorporate it to your afghan as a detail or base the whole project on this idea!

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Go to the pattern: Pinwheel Square

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Flower Hot Pad Free Crochet Pattern

Flower Hot Pad Free Crochet Pattern

Thick and sturdy hot pad in the flower shape is a work of art. I love it especially in rainbow colors, because they nicely showcase the true structure of this crocheted piece!

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Go to the pattern: Flower Hot Pad

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Blooming Pinwheel Free Crochet Pattern

Blooming Pinwheel Free Crochet Pattern

Is it a flower or a pinwheel? It doesn’t matter. This cute structural applique can become a beautiful brooch.

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Go to the pattern: Blooming Pinwheel

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1 comment

MOIRA WILLIAMS 18 August 2019 at 7:44 am

The Pinwheel are so pretty – I especially like the Tainbow & Yellow/Blue ones.
Can’t wat to try them out x

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