How to Crochet Dream Catchers

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Dream catchers are attractive crafted decorations whose design is widely believed to be based on Native American legend. While the origin of the dream catcher is unclear, dream-catcher makers agree that these decorations should be hung near the owner's bed, where they may keep bad dreams away or save good dreams. Constructing a dream catcher perfectly may take practice, but crocheters with patience and persistence can produce a dream catcher in a few hours.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • 5-inch metal ring, or flexible twig bent to form a 5-inch circle
  • Size 6 crochet hook
  • Size 10 crochet thread

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Chain 1; then stitch 32 single-crochet stitches. Join the last single crochet stitch to the chain with a slip stitch. This is round 1.

  2. 2

    Chain 10. In the second chain from the hook, single crochet; then do a half-double crochet in the next chain. Double crochet in the next seven stitches. Returning to round 1, skip one single crochet; then slip stitch into the next single crochet. Repeat from the beginning to step 3 all the way around, forming a total of 16 points to finish round 2.

  3. 3

    Gauge the size of the two completed rounds to be 3 inches wide. If your stitches produce rounds that are too large, switch to a smaller crochet hook and start over. If your stitches produce rounds that are too small, switch to a larger crochet hook and start over.

  4. 4

    Slip stitch to the first point. Chain one; then single crochet in same stitch. Chain five; then slip stitch into the single crochet you just made. Chain 13; then slip stitch into the fifth chain from the hook. Chain eight to complete the first point of round 3.

  5. 5

    Continue round 3 with a single crochet in the end of the next point. Chain five; then slip stitch into the single crochet you just made. Chain 13, slip stitch into the fifth chain from hook, then chain eight. Repeat this sequence to complete a total of 16 points in round 3. Join the last point to the first point with a slip stitch into the first single crochet. Finish off the thread by tying it off, cutting the thread, and threading the trailing end back into the piece.

  6. 6

    Attach the crochet dream-catcher centre to the hoop. Chain 15 inches. Wind the chain between outer points of round 3 and the hoop. Where the ends of the chain meet, tie a knot; then wind in reverse so that trailing ends are 1 to 2 inches apart. Tie one feather to each trailing end. Feathers will dangle below the completed dream catcher.

  7. 7

    Tie a bit of ribbon to the hoop opposite the trailing ends as a hanger. Hang the dream catcher near your bed or give as a gift.

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