Crocheted Popcorn Pinwheel Bed Spread by Frances Johnson

Forum: Crochet Patterns

Oh my goodness!!! Isn’t this the most absolutely gorgeous bedspread, story, and video you have ever seen?
Since she has given us the pattern, I think that this just might be an upcoming challenge — to reproduce 1 pinwheel .

(Picture of the bedspread pattern)

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Debbie (life & crocheting have a lot in common: it's all about one stitch at a time.)

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Debbie Pribele ...

Pattern, described in the video
at 2:50 she starts to explain how to do the pinwheel
chain of 12 to make a circle
24 dc
dc chain 2; 5 dc in one spot; chain 2;
then into second .. 5 dc into the one hole … hook the first and last together to make the popcorn stitch
chain 5
(6 popcorns in first row)
first 1, then 2, then 3, 4, 5, in a row
then decrease : 4, 3, 2, 1,
at about 6:00
dc, then 3 in between each one .. dc and 3 chain == lattice work
corners: 3 triple crochets and chain 5 and then 3 triple crochets
then all the pinwheels are crocheted together instead of sewing together

Barbi ...

It’s beautiful!

Debbie Pribele ...

I’d love to make one .. but I don’t have 70 years left :)

Transitoria ...

I can hear the video, but can’t see anything. Did she do this in thread or yarn? In either case, what size did she use? What size is the hook?

Debbie Pribele ...

thread
it was a very small hook.. that’s all I can remember
weird that you can’t see it.

Debbie Pribele ...

Debbie Pribele ...

does that picture help?

BarbS ...

Just Awesome.

Debbie Pribele ...

yah it is, isn’t it!

When I go to the antique stores and see crocheted bedspreads I feel sad, thinking of the families that no longer wanted them (or knew what they were, what was involved).

BarbS ...

My mother has one half finished that is Very complicated. She always wanted me to finish it for her, but I don’t feel capable. And, I may be lazy, and wanting to do my own projects.

Debbie Pribele ...

maybe do some of it and then pass it on to someone in the next generation .. wouldn’t that be cool? A 3 (or maybe 4) generation quilt?!!

BarbS ...

I don’t see any future crocheters around me. It’s an awfully complicated pattern, using light string and a #1 steel hook, tiny tiny work. It really puts me off even thinking about it! But the ‘generational’ thing Is a good idea.

Debbie Pribele ...

  1. … ouch!!!
    how much of it did your Mom get completed?

BarbS ...

Only about half. It’s for a king-sized bed, a ridged, raised cartwheel affair, each attached with a series of picots and center diamond-like structures. I think. My main concern is, she would be watching closely, and I know my effort on it would not be approved. It was Her project, and she can’t crochet anymore. I’m trying to encourage her to do a few loose scarves and cowls on large hooks, just to get her going again. Glaucoma, arthritis, 94……

Debbie Pribele ...

oh I see the problem
isn’t that fascinating how the parent-child relationship continues.

there must be some way she can still create.. hmmm