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All About the Catherine Wheel: How To and 10 Catherine Wheel Crochet Patterns

Learn how to crochet the Catherine Wheel and then test it out on these great crochet blanket patterns.

By: Michele Dobbins, Editor for
All About the Catherine Wheel

Learning different crochet stitches is one of the best parts about building your crochet repertoire, and the Catherine Wheel is one of the most fascinating stitches out there. This collection, All About the Catherine Wheel: How To and 10 Catherine Wheel Crochet Patterns, is here to help you bring some fresh life to your crochet afghan patterns. Although Catherine Wheel crochet projects require some previous crochet knowledge and look formiddible with their detailed spirals, with the right tutorials, you will soon be working this stitch into your favorite crochet patterns. This stitch works especially well on crochet blanket patterns because it spices up the large expanse of material and keeps every inch interesting.

The photo and video tutorials will help you learn the trick to the Catherine Wheel. The crochet blanket patterns and crochet granny squares collected here are the best showcases for this unique stitch, so test them out to practice—or to give yourself a pat on the back, having mastered the Catherine Wheel like a pro.

How to Crochet the Catherine Wheel

Mastering the basics is so important that this collection brings you not one, but three tutorials for you to learn how to crochet the Catherine Wheel. Sometimes, you just can't beat visual demonstration, especially when it comes to a new crochet stitch. No matter how you learn best, there is a crochet tutorial here for you. The How to Crochet The Catherine Wheel Tutorial is a simple pattern and photo tutorial, while the other two use crochet videos to document the entire learning process.

Catherine Wheel Crochet Stitches for Blankets

Once you learn the tehnique behind the Catherine Wheel, you won't be able to resist trying it out. These crochet blanket patterns all feature this intricate crochet stitch, so you have many patterns to choose from to show off your new skills. These afghans are the best of the best, from the bold red and purple stripes of the Spinning Wheels Throw to the hodge-podge mix of different crochet stitches in the Little Bit of Everything Afghan. Make one for a friend, but don't be ashamed when you can't help but keep these fabulous designs for yourself!

Granny Square Patterns with the Catherine Wheel

Crochet granny squares are a convenient way to build an afghan. They also allow you to invest care and attention into every section of your piece, as you are crocheting each individual square before joining to create the whole. Because of this, Catherine Wheel crochet patterns, with their detailed elegance, are ideally suited to crochet square patterns. These patterns use dazzling color schemes to highlight their intricate designs, like the greens and pinks that delightfully tumble over each other in the Marvelous Meadow Crochet Granny square. If you are looking for an even bigger challenge, the 16-Circles Square is a pattern designed to inspire advanced crocheters to roll up their sleeves and get down to business.

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