I’ve always wanted to make my own but the prospect of learning a new craft seemed a little daunting. This dream catcher can be made with (mostly) basic crochet skills.
I got the idea to use a recycled plastic base for a dream catcher after seeing an image of a crochet mandala within a hula hoop. I didn’t have any hula hoops on hand. Even if I did, I’m not so sure that I would have enough patience to crochet something so huge! When I stumbled across some small cups in the pantry, I decided to make something similar but on a much smaller scale. I used these 3.5 oz solo cups to create mini dreamcatchers.
- I used a 2 mm crochet hook and DMC Baroque crochet cotton thread in Ecru.
- The dream catcher measures at about 2.25 inches in diameter.
mc – magic circle
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
hdc – half double crochet
Row 1: ch 3 (this counts as the first hdc and ch 1) *hdc, ch 1* 11 times, sl st into 3rd ch
Row 2: *ch 5, sc into next ch space* 12 times, 2 sl st around ch 5 loop
Row 3: *ch 5, sc into next ch space* 12 times, 2 sl st around ch 5 loop
Row 4: *ch 6, sc into next ch space* 12 times, 2 sl st around ch 5 loop
Row 5: *ch 7, sc into next ch space* 12 times, sl st around ch 5 loop
Crocheting Around the Plastic Circle
ch 1, sc through your last sc and the plastic, *7 sc around the plastic only (skip the ch 7), sc through next sc* 12 times, sl st to the first sc around the plastic
Making the Outer Loop (for easy hanging)
ch 12, turn, sl st into next sc, finish off.
Adding Fringe & Extras
I added three tassels to the bottom of the dream catcher with a tapestry needle. If you haven’t made tassels before, this tutorial is super helpful. I attached these size 11/0 gold seed beads to the tops of the fringe for a lil sparkle. I think pom poms, beads, or any other tiny crafty things you have on hand would work as an embellishment.
These would look really cute as a key fob or a bag charm. I want to make a bunch of these in different sizes to use as a headboard like this one ~
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