We were recently introduced to artist and University of Richmond student Amy Reader. Amy is currently working on her Honors Thesis Exhibition, which we thought would be of great interest to our readers.
Amy’s project goes beyond a basic crochet flower pattern. She is engaging women across the country, having them create one small piece of large art installation. Her ultimate goal is to showcase the strength and individuality of all women. Amy would like to have at least 100 different women crochet a simple vine that resembles the vine of the Wisteria tree.
Just as each woman participating is unique, so are the vines. Once all the vines are collected and assembled, Amy hopes to show us that the individual works of art, each unique and beautiful in their own ways, come together to create an amazing, diverse and beautiful work of art. We’ve been given permission to share the full pattern with you, and hope that you’ll hook up this easy crochet project and mail one (or two) to her.
Crochet Wisteria Vines
Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn will do.
Hook: size J hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: gauge is not important for this project.
Pattern Notes: This project is completely flexible; each vine/tendril is unique to you! Make this as long or as short and as thick or thin as you want! Use whatever color and whatever yarn your heart desires! That’s the point! Each vine is different, but all together they create a beautiful display!
1. Chain 75 (or longer if you want your vine to be longer)
2. Turn and two triple crochet in each chain for a total of 150 triple stitches
3. Turn and for the next 50 stitches two triple crochet in each – creating 100 triple stitches
4. For the next 40 stitches two double crochet in each – creating 80 double stitches (180 stitches total for this row)
5. For the next 30 stitches two half-double crochet in each – creating 60 half-double stitches (240 total stitches for this row)
6. For the next 10 stitches two single crochet in each – creating 20 single stitches (260 total for the second row)
7. Tie off and weave in ends.
*If desired, repeat steps 3-7 to make the top of the vine larger
*By doubling the stitches each time, it create the spiral effect and the goal is to go from large to small in a cone shape. The measurements are just estimates – adjust according to your yarn and hook size!
Once you’ve completed your Crochet Wisteria Vines, fill out a handwritten index card with your name and hometown and mail both to:
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173
- Please have your vines postmarked by April 10, 2015.
- You can find the complete guidelines here, and other frequently asked questions here!
- Also, be sure to share this project on your social media networks using the hashtag #100womenproject.
- Any questions can be directed to 100womencrochet@ , Amy can also be found on Ravelry and Instagram under @readamy
What color are you going to make your Wisteria Vine?