If you love decorating for holidays, then you will want to make this Shamrock Wind Spinner St Patricks Day Plastic Canvas Pattern. It is quick and easy to make! You can easily finish it in a couple of evenings. The finished plastic canvas wind spinner is about 12 inches tall. It will look great hanging on your front porch whirling in the breeze.
You probably have most of the materials to make it already in your craft supply stash.The pattern is made from regular 7 count plastic canvas and plastic canvas circles. Because it requires just the basic continental stitch, it is a great project for beginners and children.
Supplies Needed to complete this Shamrock Wind Spinner St Patricks Day Plastic Canvas Pattern
- 1 sheet of 7-count Plastic Canvas
- (3) 9 inch Plastic Canvas Circles
- Pony Beads in green and white
- 1/8 inch gold ribbon
- Plastic Canvas Needle
- White Yarn
- Green Yarn
- 1 inch key ring
- Plastic Canvas Hole / Rib Counter (optional)
Stitches Used to make this this Shamrock Wind Spinner St Patricks Day Plastic Canvas Pattern
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Shamrock Wind Spinner St Patricks Day Plastic Canvas Pattern Step 1:
Cut 2 shamrock pieces, according to the pattern above.
Stitch one shamrock according to the pattern as shown.
For the other shamrock, stitch on the reverse side, using continental stitches to fill it like you did with the front side. So you will be stitching one with the stem bending off to the left and one with the stem bending off to the right. After you have stitched both pieces, set them aside. We will be finishing the edges a little later.
Shamrock Wind Spinner St Patricks Day Plastic Canvas Pattern Step 2:
Using a plastic canvas circle, cut a strip that is 2 holes wide by 100 holes around. Repeat for the remaining 2 circles. You will also need to cut out the center circle as shown. Cut out the crossbars in the very center. You only need one of these center pieces.
Using the continental stitch and white yarn, stitch down the center of the spoke.
Overcast both long edges, leaving the 2 holes on each end unstitched. Repeat for the remaining 2 spokes.
Assembling the Shamrock Wind Spinner
Cut 3 – 4 foot lengths of the gold ribbon. Group the ribbon together and fold in half. Put the loop through the keyring. Run the ribbon ends over the keyring and through the loop. Pull tight to secure.
String 6 pony beads on the ribbons, alternating between green and white.
You are now going to secure each spoke of the spinner to the beads using 2 ribbons per spoke. Thread a needle with 1 of the ribbons and loop twice through one of the holes of the top edge of the spoke. Thread a needle with another ribbon and loop twice through the remaining hole. Pull tight to secure right next to the beads.
Repeat the process with the remaining ribbons and spokes. You want to make sure the spokes are all curving in the same direction.
Gather the ribbons back together and thread 6 more beads, alternating between green and white.
Place both shamrock pieces together, wrong sides inward. Using green yarn, whipstitch around half of the shamrocks. You will need to either start at the middle of the top or the middle of the stem at the bottom.
Sandwich the ribbon in between the Shamrock pieces. Continue whipstitching around, working around the ribbon coming out the top and the bottom. Make sure as you are stitching that the ribbon exit point is centered at the top and the bottom.
Thread 8 pony beads on the ribbons, alternating between green and white. Thread the ribbon ends into the small circular piece
Twist each spoke slightly and use 2 ribbons per spoke to attach it to the circle, looping twice as before. (So each hole in the end of the spoke has a ribbon looped around it twice.) You want to sew the ribbon from the top of the spoke into the circle and then loop around again so that all strands of the ribbon come back out the center of the circle. Repeat with the remaining spokes, evenly spacing them around the circle. Tie a knot with all the ribbons at the bottom of the circle and cut ribbons to desired length.
As a variation, you could use more spokes. If you do use more spokes, I would suggest using a small circular piece at the top to stabilize it, like the one that is used at the bottom. You would also need more ribbons. If you wanted 5 spokes, you would need to start with 5 – 4 foot lengths of ribbons.
If you make this Shamrock Wind Spinner St Patricks Day Plastic Canvas Pattern, you will have to come back here and leave me a comment, letting me know how it turned out. So tell me… Are you doing any St. Patrick’s Day crafting?
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