Crochet Clothes Pin Fairy

This fairy won't hang your clothes, but it is fun to have it on your clothes pin.

Crochet Clothes Pin Fairy

What you need

Size 7 steel hook
Size 10 bedspread cotton thread in various colors
Wooden clothespin

Hot glue and some kind of stiffener.



Instructions

Dress

This dress is done in one piece. Round 4 is a bit confusing, but it will make sense once you get into it.

V-Stitch: (dc, ch 1, dc) in designated st

DblV: (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in designated sp

With green, ch 10, join to form a loop

Round 1: ch 3, 19 dc in ring, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 2: ch 4, dc in same st, (skip next dc, V-Stitch in next dc) around, (10 V-Stitch), join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 3: sl st in next sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2dc) in same sp, DblV in each V-Stitch sp around, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Make note of the last dc of the last DblV made. This will be the 1st Join dc.

Round 4: ch 1, sc in same as joining, + (*5 dc in next ch 2 sp, skip next dc, sc in next dc*, sc in next dc) 2 times and * to * once more + Fold piece with wrong sides of 1st and 3rd shell together, insert hook in next dc and the 1st Join dc behind and work 1 sc, # sc in next dc, 3 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next 4 dc, 3 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc In next dc # sl st in next dc (make note of this dc, this will be the 2nd Join dc) sc in next dc, do + to + once more, insert hook in next dc and in 2nd Join dc and work 1 sc, do # to # once more, join with a sl st to the sc of the 2nd Join dc.

Round 5: ch 4, dc in same st (sk next dc, V-Stitch in next st) around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch 3

Round 6: sl st to next sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2dc) in same sp, DblV in each V-Stitch around, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3

Round 7: repeat round 6

Round 8: ch 1, sc in same as joining, (5 dc in next st, skip next dc, sc in next 2 dc) around. Join to 1st sc. Finish off.

Wings:

With white, ch 6, join to make a loop. (starter ring)

NOTE: This loop is the base for the wings, each wing will be made separately working in this loop. Wings will be added in a counter clock wise order, do 1st wing as follows, join the 2nd wing to the left of the 1st wing, and so on.

1st wing top

Row 1: ch 3, 5 dc in starter ring, ch 3 turn

Row 2: 2 dc in 1st dc, ch 1, skip dc dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip dc, 3 dc in last dc, ch 3 turn

Row 3: 2 dc in 1st dc, ch 1 (dc in next sp, ch 1) 3 times, 3 dc in last dc, ch 3, turn.

Row 4: 2 dc in 1st dc, (ch 1, dc in next sp) 4 times, ch 1, 3 dc in last dc, ch 3, turn

Row 5: 2 dc in 1st dc, (ch 1, dc in next sp) 5 times, ch 1, 3 dc in last dc, ch 3, turn

Row 6: 2 dc in 1st dc, ch 1, skip next sp and next dc, (dc in next sp, ch 1) 4 times, 3 dc in last dc, ch 3, turn.

Row 7: 2 dc in 1st dc, ch 1, skip next sp and next dc, (dc in next sp, ch 1) 3 times, 3 dc in last dc, ch 3, turn.

Row 8: 2 dc in 1st dc, ch 1, skip next sp and next dc, (dc in next sp, ch 1) 2 times, 3 dc in last dc, ch 3, turn.

Row 9: 2 dc in 1st dc, skip next sp and next dc, dc in next sp, 3 dc in last dc, turn,

Row 10: ch 2 (yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull loop thru 2 loops) 2 times, yo pull thru remaining 3 loops on hook, skip next dc, [(yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops) 3 times, yo pull thru remaining 4 loops on hook, turn

Row 11: sl st in 1st st, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in last st. Finish off.

2nd wing top

row 1: with white, join with a sl st in starter loop, ch 3, 5 dc in starter ring, ch 3, turn
do row 2 thru 11 of 1st wing top

1st wing bottom and 2nd wing bottom

Do the following twice:
Row 1: with white, join with a sl st in starter loop, ch 3, 4 dc in starter ring, ch 3, turn

Row 2: 2 dc in 1st dc, ch 1, skip next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, 3 dc in last dc, ch 3 turn

Row 3: 2 dc in 1st dc, (ch 1, dc in next sp) 2 times, ch 1, 3 dc in last dc, ch 3 turn.

Row 4: 2 dc in 1st dc, (ch 1, dc in next sp) 3 times, ch 1, 3 dc in last dc, ch 3 turn.

Row 5: 2 dc in 1st dc, ch 1, skip next sp and next dc, (dc in next sp, ch 1) 2 times, 3dc in last dc, ch 3, turn

Row 6: 2dc in 1st dc, skip next sp and next dc, dc in next sp, 3 dc in last dc, ch 2, turn

Row 7: ch 2 (yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull loop thru 2 loops) 2 times, yo pull thru remaining 3 loops on hook, skip next dc, [(yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops) 3 times, yo pull thru remaining 4 loops on hook, turn

Row 8: sl st in 1st st, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in last st. Finish off.

5 point flower with yellow, ch 4, join to form a loop

Round 1: ch 1, (sc in loop, ch 3) 5 times, join to 1st sc

Round 2: sl st in next loop, ch 1, (sc, 3 dc, sc) in each loop around, join to 1st sc (5 petals)

Round 3: working behind inner petals, sl st in skipped sc between 1st and last petals, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 4, (sc in next skipped sc, ch 4) around, join to 1st sc, (should have 5 loops behind 5 petals)

Round 4: sl st in next loop, ch 1 (sc, 3dc, ch 3 sl st in top of last dc made, 2dc, sc) in each loop around, finish off. (should have 5 pointy petals.

Assembly

After stiffened (optional – see below) place dress over the top of the clothes pin. with hot glue, glue wings directly on the back of the dress, and glue the flower on the front.

Stiffening

The dress doesn’t really need to be stiffened, but the wings would hold up better if they are. Some kind of store bought stiffener spray would work well.

If you want a really permanent stiffener, use the glue and water technique. You mix equal parts of white school glue and water, then place the piece in the solution. Gently squeeze out excess, and place or shape on wax paper to dry. You can also place the wax paper on cardboard and pin with rust proof pins to shape. This will make the piece very stiff, really great for angels and thread snowflakes

Project Contributed by Dayna Crochet

(C) Dayna Audirsch – May 12, 2004

I’ve been living in Houston, Tx since 2003, born and raised Texan but took a brief detour for 7 years in Denver, Co. I’ve been crocheting since 2001, self taught after I was laid off one summer. I started my web site in 2003, while living on a South Texas ranch. I do wish I had more than 24 hours in a day so I could do more crafts, like crocheting and scrapbooking. Other hobbies I enjoy are hunting, reading Star Wars and modern romance novels, computer games, and riding horses. When I’m not crocheting, i’m working full time as a web developer. I’ve been married almost 11 years, and have 2 “fur” babies, cats named Pixel and Jack.

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Comments

  1. Ruth Miracle says:

    I LOVE angels and butterflys. Thank you

  2. cool love it

  3. I have not tried this but this is a very cute idea!

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