Wednesday, April 4, 2012

the DIY: DREAM CATCHER

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I've had this hoop forever it seems like. I bought it to make a dream catcher and I've finally done it. I tried to make mine as simple as possible. You don't really need much to re-create this one. Casey had all these granny squares hanging around the house so I figured I would make use of one of them. You can see directions on how to make one here. You will also need a hoop, ribbon in assorted colors, extra yarn, feathers, beads and some scissors.

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As you can see, the granny square is much smaller than the hoop. You want it to be like that because we will be stretching it out.

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String the yarn through each corner and tie around the edge of the hoop. This may be easier with a large needle.

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Cut off the extra yarn off so it won't be in your way.
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Next you will just weave yarn in and out of sections of the granny square and around the hoop. The great thing is, this doesn't have to be perfect.

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Next you will pull the yarn as tight as it will go and it will stretch out the square. Then tie a knot with the two ends and cut the extra yarn off.

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Now you can cut the original yarn pieces off that you had put through the corners.

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Next tie ribbon to the end of the hoop in whatever colors you want. You can see the colors I used above.

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String two beads onto a ribbon.

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Tie a knot in the ribbon where you want the feather to start and slide the top of the feather through the knot before you tighten it.

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Tighten the knot.

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Slide the beads over the top of the feather and the knot. Repeat this on as many ribbons as you would like.

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To change it up a little I did the beads a little different on one of the strands. Slide the bead on...

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Then put the strand through the bead in the same direction you did before...

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And then put the strand through again, in the same direction, but on the other side. I actually ended up adding another feather and bead the way I did the first feather.

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You'll need a way to hang the dream catcher so all you need to do is get a string or ribbon or whatever strand of something you like.

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Tie the ends of the strand in a knot.

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Put the piece under the hoop where you want the center to be.

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Pull one side through the other...

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And tighten.

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I put a bead over the strand to cover the knot.

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And this is my dream catcher all finished! It was super simple and didn't take much time at all. If you already have a granny square lying around like I did, you can have this project done in no time!

9 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous! You make it look so simple. Love your blog

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  2. I love dreamcatchers. My cousins always had them hanging above their beds. I'd love to have some hanging in my house now. They're so bohemian.

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  3. Brilliant Idea.... I crochet as well as knit so this would be a delight to make... Thank you I have several Dreamcatchers in my home..

    Thank you for sharing .. And what a beautiful site you have .

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  4. I really want to make one but I'm not sure where to get a hoop. Where did you find yours?

    Thanks!

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    1. I think Hobby Lobby. It's been so long that I'm not sure exactly.

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  5. any suggestions for something to use other than granny squares, i just spent three hours realizing i cannot crochet.

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    1. maybe a lace or crocheted doily? Like these: http://bit.ly/ZlDrWU

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  6. I found about 20 hoops at a garage sale in different sizes and never knew what to do with them. Stumbled Upon this site and am excited to finally make something with them. Great job.

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