Friday, 10 August 2012

Good wreath! I'm crocheting again

I haven't crocheted much of late, so as I have had a few days off I thought I'd attempt a bright summer wreath...
I came across polystyrene rings at my local Hobbycraft and as it was to be my first attempt, I purchased a relatively small ring.

Before I started to crochet I measured the ring's circumference using some wool. This would guide me on how much I needed to do in order to cover the ring.
I used 3 different types of DK wool, a 4.5 size hook and double crochet stitches, alternating the wool colour every three rows.
After joining up the ends of my work, I wrapped it around the ring and stitched it together (not being too particular about neatness as it would be hidden when hung).
Finally I added a few crochet flowers and a couple of random stitch leaves.
I am really happy with it and I love how bright and loud the colours are. For a first attempt, I am extremely pleased.
I am already planning on trying it out on a much larger polystyrene ring with Christmas colours, after all, the festive season will be with us before we know it.........

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