Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Celebrating an unwedding: personalised crochet wreath

Bit of a ta-dah post for you today. My lovely friends celebrated ten years together recently and had a party to celebrate. They asked us not to buy presents but I had an idea and and I decided to make it!



 So, the different elements...

I bought a 200mm polystyrene wreath from Hobbycraft, then used 3 colours of Red Heart Soft to create a long thin piece of double crochet (UK) stripes. I then finagled it onto the ring and seamed it at the back with grey yarn, tucking in the ends as I went.  
(ignore the bauble, I ended up not using it)

The bow was four sections, the loops bit was a ring of DC in the amigurumi style, no joins. Then the two tails and the middle were thin strips of DC. The initials were chains that were then sewn on the the loops, the J had a few slip stitches at the top to create the straight line.

The rest of the elements were made with DK acrylic yarn, mostly Hayfield Bonus or Women's Institute for Hobbycraft. 

They keep chickens so I had to include some romantic chooks! The pattern is Tiny Chicken
Aren't they cute??

At the top I added a bumblebee...just because. The pattern is from the book 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet: A Collection of Beautiful Blooms for Embellishing Garments, Accessories, and More by Lesley Stanfield

The flowers were from the same book, Two hellebores, one geranium and one clover leaf (cloest I could get to the Girlguiding symbol for Tawny Owl!)

I added a loop (a strand of foundation double crochet) for hanging!

Here's my ravelry project link so you can see the exact details and patterns!