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.........

*** Linking up at these sites

39 comments :

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

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

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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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

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

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  8. Love your wreath, what a fantastic idea!

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  9. 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.

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

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  11. It's a lovely idea!

    Now if only I could crochet :)

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  12. Wonderful! Thanks for the step by step!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous- that would certainly brighten up any home!

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

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  15. 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!

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

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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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

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

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  21. 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!

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

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

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  24. 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

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  25. 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

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  26. 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:)

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  27. 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 :)

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  28. 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?

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

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  30. 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!

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  31. Great idea!! I adore the colors!:)

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  32. Ditto what Kathy D said!

    Hugs from Down Under!
    xo

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

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  34. 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

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  35. 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

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