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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40 comments :

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

That looks amazing! Just double crochets, that's it? I would love to try this for a fall wreath!

quintonwench said...

Yes just dc's. I am not very experienced, so simple dc's is great for me!

My Norfolk Life said...

That's beautiful, the colours are wonderful. I am already making some Christmas stuff...love Christmas!
Claire

Tami Von Zalez said...

It will come round before we know it. They are already putting out Christmas stuff in the thrift shops.

Popping in from Pinky's link party.

thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

cute wreath!

Liz said...

I love crochet, so I definitely love this wreath! Think I'm gonna make my own version of it for Halloween! Thanks for sharing! Liz

Sara @ My Merry Messy Life said...

This is just beautiful! I love love the colors you chose. I have a link party just for the fiber arts and there are lots of crocheters on there. I would love for you to link this up! http://www.mymerrymessylife.com/2012/08/hookin-on-hump-day-9-link-party-for.html

Nicole {WonkyWonderful} said...

I've wanted to make one of these - Your wreath turned out Awesome! Pinning & a new follower :)

Free Spirit Designs said...

this is fantastic! the colours look amazing, so bright and summery, i love it! x

Bev Newman said...

Love your wreath, what a fantastic idea!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

I love the vibrant colors! -Marci

Emma said...

I've just been to HobbyCraft today and saw these hoops I may well have to purchase one next time so I can make a Christmas wreath.

Wendy said...

I love your wreath and the colours are fab - they just sing!

Handbags by Helen said...

Cool idea

Kat Shenton said...

It's a lovely idea!

Now if only I could crochet :)

Hannah said...

Wonderful! Thanks for the step by step!

Mythillogical said...

Absolutely gorgeous- that would certainly brighten up any home!

Fiddly Fingers said...

I love these colours! If you could make the Christmas ones just as bright it would be great!

Baylee said...

Just found you through the link up! That is sooooo cute! I wish I was better at crocheting. Hope you're having a great monday!

Martha said...

how cool is that! a very jolly project with vibrant colours. thanks for sharing! x

Susie said...

What a sweet little wreath and a great idea! Thank you for sharing, I've never seen something like that. :)

meet.make.laugh. said...

I've seen lots of wreaths around but never a crochet one! Great idea! Looks lovely, and I may have to try it out! ~Stephanie

~Summer~ said...

This is gorgeous! I haven't done crocheting in a while and you just inspired me to pick it up again. Am popping by from Creative Monday and following you on GFC. Great to share creative ideas!

Cheers,
Summer
www.ahappymum.com

Debbiedoo's said...

This is so adorable. I love the colors too. Thanks for sharing with my party.

Susan Being Snippy said...

came to visit via Ginger Snap Crafts. Love the little wreath that you have created! I don't yet have a styrofoam wreath, but do have a scarf that doesn't really work round my neck so I will try it on a a wreath form -- Great Idea, and simple too!

Anonymous said...

That's fab for a first attempt and will be very popular at Christmas no doubt :)

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

I love this! The colors are great! Thank you for sharing at our
Pinteresting Party!

The Mandatory Mooch said...

This is too cute!! I would love for you to link up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursday-4.html

Thanks, Nichi

Natasha In Oz said...

I adore that wreath but was even more excited to see the Christmas countdown! I can't wait for Christmas!

Thanks so much for sharing this post at my Say G'Day Saturday Linky party. I just shared this post on Google+ and pinned it to my Say G'day Saturday Board.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Evelyn MyTurnForUs said...

What a great idea for a super cute wreath! I bet I could also make this, normally I only do small things but this would be cute and wouldn't take up much room when it's packed away:) I love your countdown to Christmas. I am pinning this wreath and starting a Christmas Board on my pinterest page:) Thanks for the reminder about getting ready for Christmas:)

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

I'm just learning how to crochet. Pinned this to make later, thanks for the inspiration!! Absolutely love the colors you used.

Keep up the amazing work!! New follower :)

Jess from Coxs Corner said...

I was wondering how you go it to wrap around the wreath! I am so going to have to try and make this! How did you make the flowers?

Amber @ Quilted Euphoria said...

I love this wreath! I think it's colorful and really really cute! I'm so glad to see you back up! ***HUGS***

Kathy D said...

I love this wreath and want to publicly tell you that I am so glad your blog is back up. You are creative and beautiful! We need you!

Kadie said...

Great idea!! I adore the colors!:)

Natasha In Oz said...

Ditto what Kathy D said!

Hugs from Down Under!
xo

Jani said...

My grandma crocheted all of the time. you've just inspired me to learn. Thank you!

Geri Johnson said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Love the colors! I thought this was a big wreath until I saw the picture of you holding it in your hand! :D Smaller is better cuz I might actually finish this crochet project! :D

Isabelle Thornton said...

I am glad you took your blog back up! Bloggers look for each others even the ones you don't know. I love crochet! It's an art! Keep it up.
Xo
Isabelle

adigallegos said...

Im glad you are back, i found about your blog through a link party and after that i couldnt find you... Im ready to follow your blog :)