You guys. I had so much fun with this project! I mean – pretty crochet, fabric scraps, ribbon and lace? What’s not to love!
Earlier in the week I shared my newest crochet pattern – the easy Crochet Flower Medallion – and I promised I’d show it off today in a project! The Crochet Flower is the perfect size to fit in an 8″ embroidery hoop – and it works perfectly in this vintage style lace and crochet dreamcatcher!
And while I love the crochet doily – I think the real star of the dream catcher is all the trims. I mean come on. It’s just such a fun mix of lace, ribbon, and trims – all in shades of white, cream and blush. For someone who loves the feel of lace and fabric (tell me I’m not the only one that is constantly petting fabrics to see what they feel like), I have a hard time not messing with it each time I walk by it.
This is super easy to make – and you can make your own even if you don’t want to crochet the doily – you can buy a purchased 8″ doily and it will work great.
So here’s what you need to make your own!
- Yarn for crochet doily – I used a heavy weight cotton for this. Pattern for the Crochet Flower Medallion is here. (You can also use a purchased doily.)
- 8″ Embroidery Hoop
- Fabric Scraps for wrapping hoop
- Glue for fabric (I used hot glue)
- 1 yard of 1/4″ ribbon for tying doily to hoop
- 1 1/2 yards of 24 trims and ribbons
- (I used some repeats but I tried to keep it a mix of lace styles, satin and velvet ribbon and trims.) All these trims are from Simplicity and are available from them or Jo-Ann Stores.)
- Crochet your fabric flower medallion.
- Tear 1″ strips of your fabrics. Wrap strips around the embroidery hoop, changing up the fabrics and colors just a bit so that each section of fabric is about 2″ – 3″ of the hoop. Glue any loose ends down.
- Tie the 6 “corners” of the doily to the hoop with a small length of 1/4″ satin ribbon.
- Cut all your trims to the desired length. Knot the trims around the bottom 1/3″ of the embroidery hoop using a Larks Head Knot.
- Trim the laces and ribbons so the center trims are longer than the outside trims. You want the laces to form a slight “u” shape but you don’t want it too perfect. Keep it kind of messy.
That is it! So easy right? It makes such a pretty decoration for any room!
I’d love to see photo of dreamcatchers you make!