I find it completely ironic that the first day back at work after losing an hour of sleep to Daylight Savings Time should be National Dream Day! Consequently, I can think of no better craft for this day than a Dream Catcher made by my friend and guest blogger Natalie Welts. Enjoy! (Please don’t sell her wonderful pattern – but she said you can sell items made from it.)
I came about the idea of making a dream catcher for a friend of mine who has been having a lot of bad dreams lately. I used to have a small one hanging above my bed when I was little, and I thought that since I play with yarn, maybe I could whip something up.
Supplies:One five Inch metal ring. Crochet hook size “I” or 5.5mm. Medium weight yarn; colors and brand is up to you. I used Red Heart Soft in Very Very Red and Navy. You can also use beads or feathers for the dangles at the bottom Color A: Very Very Red Color B: Navy.
Row 1: Sl st with A around ring. Ch 1, sc 180 around ring. Sl st into first sc and finish off. *Note: this can be quite tricky until you get the hang of it. Do your best!*
The edging will be slightly malleable, so don’t worry about that.
You will need to have the stitches on the inside eventually, but you can leave it like this for the next row. It’s easier to work this way.
Row 2: With B, pull up a loop.
Ch 5, skip next 14 sc. *1sc, ch 5, skip next 14 sc* around.
Sc in same stitch as beg. Finish off.
Row 3: With A, sc in any center loop of the previous row. *ch 3, sc in next loop* Continue to end. Sl st in 1st ch. You should have 12 loops, just like the previous row. Finish off.
Row 4: With B, ch 4, sl st in 1st chain to make a ring. Ch 3(first dc), make 11 dc in center. Sl st into 1st dc; not the ch 3. You just made this tight little circle!
*Ch 2, sl st into loop of previous row. Ch 2, sl st into next dc.* Complete this step all the way around. Finish off. Tuck in all ends. *Note: Make sure you get all loops before you finish off!*
Make a loop to hang it by. You can just add a piece of string by tying a knot like I did, or you can get really creative. You are the artist! Just make sure to tuck in the ends very well.
Lastly, cut 3 strands of each color about 6-7” long for fringe. Tie at bottom of dream catcher.
Hang up and say goodbye to your bad dreams!