United Wind Spinner

As I have been happily crocheting and getting new designs published, I am also deeply saddened and disheartened by the atrocities happening in Ukraine. I have been praying for Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees but didn’t feel like that was enough.

I created this crochet wind spinner as a reminder to keep all of the people of Ukraine in my thoughts and prayers. But then I thought, what else can I do to help support the Ukrainian people?

Here’s the deal. I decided to put the pattern on Ravelry for free, but when you add it to your library, you pledge to make a donation in support of Ukraine!

There are plenty of campaigns all around the world to support Ukraine and Ukraine refugees. Here are a few to get you started.

International Red Cross, Unicef Ukraine, International Rescue Committee

You will find the free pattern below. Please join me, donate to the cause!

Medium weight (4) yarn (worsted, aran)
Yardage: Approximately 50 yards
4 mm hook

Stitches St(s)
Chain (ch)
Foundation single crochet (fsc)
Single crochet (sc)
Double crochet (dc)

Pattern Notes
Written in US crochet terms
Finished Size: 15″ long
Gauge: Not necessary

Before You Start
Pattern is worked in rows starting at the same end and worked in the same direction for each row.
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
Ch 3 counts as a stitch.
You can use any size yarn and hook for this project, just note that the dimensions and yarn requirements will be different than listed above.
Increase or decrease the length by adding or subtracting starting chains.

United Wind Spinner Instructions

With blue, chain 56 or fsc 55 and skip row 1.

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and each stitch across.  Fasten off leaving a long tail. (55)

Starting at the same place as row 1 started.

Row 2: ch 3, dc 1st stitch, 2 dc in each stitch across.  Fasten off leaving a long tail. (110)

Change to yellow.

Starting at the same side as row 2 started.

Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in 1st stitch, 3 dc in each stitch across.  Fasten off leaving a long tail. (165)

For hanging loop: there are several options you could use.

  • Simply tie the beginning tails together to form a loop.
  • Use the beginning tails to sc onto a wooden ring or shower curtain ring.

For tail:  there are several options you could use.

  • Add beads and tie the yarn tails together in a knot. Cut remaining yarn.
  • Make a tassel and join to the end.

Congratulations, your wind spinner is complete!

I would love to see your projects on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @owensvillchick or Owens Villa Chick and by using the hashtags #uniteukraine #unitedwithukraine #unitedwindspinner #owensvillachickdesigns #ovcdesigns.

Until next time, happy crocheting!


Owensvillachick Designs

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