Make A Fun Crochet Peppermint Pinwheel Doily
This striking crochet peppermint pinwheel doily is reminiscent of an old-fashioned peppermint candy or rock candy.
The finished crocheted doily should measure about 10 inches across.
If you prefer metric measurements, the completed pinwheel doily should have a diameter of almost 25.5 cm.
This fun crocheted pinwheel doily has been designed by Elizabeth Ann White for Bella Crochet. She has rated this crochet pattern at an intermediate level.
You can access the FREE pattern for this cheerful crocheted doily from Bella Crochet.
To access the free crochet pattern direct, please click here: Peppermint Pinwheel Doily Pattern.
Featured Image – Elizabeth Ann White –Many thanks!
I love these, love making doilies! I have such a time working in all the “tails” from changing color (I made one with several colors and had all these loose ends….does anyone have a “trick” to hide joins in crochet? Knitting or crocheting with yarn I can without a prob. With thread, it’s not as easy. Thx for any advice!
All answers received via Facebook… Many thanks to everyone to everyone for their suggestions:
1. I use a sewing or darning needle and sew them into their colors.
2. Depending on stitch I crochet next color over the tail or sew it into matching color before starting new color. Much less stress than leaving all to the end. Would drive me nuts!
3. Same as I do yarn. See into same color.
4. I include the ends as I go.
5. Crochet over the new ends from the latest color change as I go… I only ever have the finish off end left to hide when I finish anything
6. I crochet over my tails as I go. It’s the perfect way to hide them and then they are dealt with as you go.
7. Crochet over the tail of the old color as your adding the new. I know it’s difficult with dollie thread but that’s all you can do really.
8. I’ve been using a Russian join when changing colors. You can google it for videos
9. I sew them in or crochet over the tail but that last little nub always sticks out.
So what I do is I pull the nub bunching up the stitches it went under.
Then cut it shorter.
And finally work/wiggle the stitches back over the tail. Hopefully hiding the tail completely.
I also don’t make doilies so I’m not sure how much this will help🤣
10. I have found to crochet ends ad you go is easier for me
11. Russian join is great, or work the ends in. I’ve been making them for 40 years and nothing is perfect but they all work better with practice.