Dreamcatchers originate from the Ojibwe people of north America who believed they would protect sleeping children from bad dreams. originally they were hung from the hoop of a cradleboard where the bad dreams would become entangled in the delicate web-like net, allowing only good thoughts to pass through to the dreamer. this belief has now been adopted and adapted by many people across the world and i keep one hanging in my studio to remind me not to dwell on negative or uncreative thoughts.
Tools and materials
- Size 3mm (uS c2 or d3) crochet hook
- 50g ball (274m/300yd) of yarn Stories Linen 3ply (laceweight), one in 102/o -white
- 17.5cm (7in) metal ring (such as a lampshade ring)
- Six 2.5cm (1in) wide fabric ribbons measuring approx. 110cm (43in) long (can be made from one long quarter of quilting cotton fabric)
- 15 mother-of-pearl buttons 12mm (1⁄2in) diameter
- Double-sided tape and craft scissors
- Yarn needle
- Blocking pins
- Sprung pegs (large enough to grip the metal ring)
- Sewing needle and thread to coordinate with fabric
Any standard 4ply ( fingering) weight yarn can easily be substituted for the stated yarn; however, checking your tension carefully beforehand is strongly recommended.
Using 2 strands of yarn held together, 6 rnds in tr sts (12st increase each rnd) = 10cm (4in)
18 x 86cm (7 x 34in)
Download the Pattern HERE
The crochet dreamcatcher pattern comes from Crochet Home, by Emma Lamb, a talented British crochet designer. In Crochet Home you’ll be able to transform your home with this collection of beautiful crocheted homewares. Choose from 20 different projects to prettify your home such as gorgeous flower garlands, vintage inspired blankets and throws, and delightful doilies and cushions.