Sunday, February 22, 2015
As with most of the crafts I do, I had inspiration! This wreath was inspired by the very talented Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me. If you have not checked out her blog (and liked her on facebook), you should! When I saw her Spring Wreath, I thought it was just so bright and fun, I had to make one of my own.
With my Mom's birthday coming up, I thought it would be a great project and a thoughtful gift, so I got to it. I decided that I wanted to use a grapevine wreath (instead of crocheting a cover around a foam insert), so I picked one up at Michael's for a whoppin' $5! And I liked the idea of a fuller flower, so I searched Pinterest until I found one I liked. You can use any flower pattern (in any colors you like). Not only do the flowers work up very quick, it is great for using up small amounts of yarn!
The main flower I used was this one here:
I used this leaf for a couple:
And some smaller ones:
For the little round flowers, I simply chained about 40-45 chains, then double crocheted in the 4th chain from the hook and to the end. Then fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing it together. Wrap it around itself until it looks like a little rosette. If you want to get creative, on a couple of the little rosettes, before fastening off, I went back along the row again and sc, ch2 into each stich to give it a little bit of dimension on the top. Go crazy - have fun!
Once I felt that I had made enough flowers, I also made a few butterflies:
I made one with only the first round and last round so that it would be smaller than the others. I also put a little piece of wire into their antennae so that they would stick outwards.
Once I had finished all of my crochet, I glued them into my grapevine wreath with my trusty glue gun! Easy peasy!
Let me know if you have any questions!! If you make one, I would love to see your finished products!