In the last blogpost i wrote i mentioned my story on folding Origami cranes. I also shared my idea and first prototype of turning the paper version of a crane into a crocheted version. I did had to change a few little things which would turn the crocheted crane into a version that would fit into my idea. I didn’t want to make a copy of any existing patterns on cranes already.
After some hard work and doing a lot of writing and taking tutorial photos it is done ! And I’m proud of it. The pattern counts 15 pages full of instructions with photos included to clarify things a bit more. You can find the pattern on the free pattern page or just download it right here :
I made some examples in different colors and yarn types for the pattern which i will share :
- Scheepjes Colour Crafter with a 4 mm hook ( green one )
- Scheepjes Stonewashed with a 3,5 mm hook ( blue one )
- Scheepjes Sugar Rush with a 1,5 mm hook ( pink one )
- Schachenmayr Catania with a 2,5 mm hook ( brown one )
- Opal sock yarn with a 2,5 mm hook ( light red one )
But for the crane you can take any kind of yarn you like with the suggested hook size the yarn goes along. I think it is a really cool pattern for using up some scrap yarns cause in most sizes i used about 5 – 10 grams of yarn. If you are a bit handy and a good pattern reader i think making a crane would take about 30 minutes or so.
Some additional information about the pattern :
- i would not recommend this pattern to a beginning crocheter. Although the stitches used are really basic, the joining and putting it together may take some creativity and experience. But keep in mind that it will be always a handmade item.
- i am a left-handed crocheter. So in the photos from the pattern it could be you see things a bit different when you’re a right-handed crocheter. I don’t think it is such a big deal but so you know when it does.
- the pattern isn’t tested before releasing it. If you come across any errors or something is really wrong, just let me know and i will fix it.
- when crochet cranes i came to the experience that cotton based yarns works better than acrylic yarns, however it is possible to work with. But the results can be different.
I would love to see some finished cranes, so you can of course share it on Ravelry. Tag it on the Ravelry project page or send me a message with a nice picture of it. When i have some i will feature a post about it. You can tag my Instagram account in your Instagram photo of your crane, in that way it will also come to my attention.