Sunday, December 9, 2007

Guest Blogger: Mini~Dee

Mom and I spent time looking for crochet wreath patterns but I didn't see any I liked.  So I decided to design my own.  My Mom said I can share the pattern on her blog, so here it is.

"Holiday Wreath" Crochet Wreath pattern by Casey Stanziano
             by Casey Stanziano (
www.CaseysCrochet.com)

copyright 2007; for personal use only; all rights reserved

Materials:
1 bottle of Vitamin Water  (drink the water and save the ring that holds the cap on)
           NOTE: any  plastic ring measuring 1 3/4" would also work.
5.0 mm crochet hook
about an ounce of Simply Soft "Shadows" in the Dark Moss color
a handful of beads
Elmer's glue

First, watch this video on how I do this stitch I came up with earlier this year:  http://video.aol.com/video-detail/pretty-crochet-bracelet-instructions/3095208170



Making the wreath: Single crochet onto the water bottle ring, chain 9 and start to make my special stitch, instead of doing a chain to anchor the stitch as in my video, make a single crochet around the ring. Repeat until you have 11 groups made. Join with a slip stitch and end off.

Tie your tails together to create a loop for hanging.

Glue beads in place. 

When you're done it will be the perfect size to hang on a Barbie townhouse, hang on your real tree, or make into a pin to wear and share.  They're fun and quick to make!  :)

2 comments:

wipforever said...

Beautiful, Mini-Dee!  You are one talented young lady!  Thank you for sharing this with us!

Love and hugs,
Sheila

drgnslyr429 said...

you did a really good job on that wreath.  i am always happy when children pick up the fine art of crochet.  good job. hope to see more of your designs in the future.