Origami Crane by Mark Roseboom

Origami Crane

April 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
1.5 mm
2.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
different depending on chosen yarntype
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This pattern is available for free.

After a journey through Japan last year i came in touch with the art of folding origami. Of course i knew it already but never did it. Especially the origami cranes which i found a lot at temples were interesting me and so i learned to fold them. Back in my homeland i fold and fold and get to know even more about the backgound story of the cranes.

Until today i still fold them and even more, but it came to my mind that folding could not be the only option, i guess crochet one was also an option. I searched and of course there were already some fine designs, however they did not fit the idea that was in my head.

So after a lot of prototypes and designing i had a final version. And here is the free pattern ! I made up a written instruction with photo tutorial which you can find on my blog. You can make it whatever yarn you like. All sizes takes around the 5 - 10 grams of yarn and so they are perfect fo using up some scrap yarns.

For the examples i used :

  • Scheepjes Colour Crafter with a 4 mm hook
  • Scheepjes Stonewashed with a 3,5 mm hook
  • Scheepjes Sugar Rush with a 1,5 mm hook
  • Schachenmayr Catania with a 2,5 mm hook
  • Opal sock yarn with a 2,5 mm hook

But you can take up any yarn and just use the recommended hook size.

Besides yarn you only have to use a scissor and sewing needle.

The pattern is written in English and has US/European abbreviations.

Please share any finished projects with this pattern here on Ravelry, or send them via my blog in a message so i can collect some for a post.

Thanks so much in advance for using my pattern and spread some luck and love in the world with making this crane.