Crocheting for Christmas

This was the year of the wreath for me.  I loved the  “Simple Statement Wreath”  from Lisa Gutierrez of  from the moment I saw it on Pinterest.Simple Statement Wreath with Bells

The wreath calls for bulky  yarn but I used Carron Simply Soft in red which I had on hand, and it still worked up really quickly with a size I hook, and didn’t use that much yarn.  The  tutorial shows a rounded foam form but I just used a cardboard form like the one I used in my poinsettia wreath.   I made 3 rounds of the border lace as that’s my favorite part.  Then I decided to use bells for embellishment.  Maybe next year I will make two more so I can have a trio including possibly a larger wreath in metallic gold thread.  I can also picture tiny ones to hang on the tree.  This is a clever pattern, and the free tutorial is clear and detailed.

Simple Statement Wreath

I have long admired crocheted thread snowflakes, but I found them too difficult for me to make when I tried crocheting them in the past.  So I snapped up this set of twelve different handmade and stiffened  snowflakes that I found at the Goodwill bookstore near me.

Crocheted SnowflakeCrochet SnowflakeFour Crocheted SnowflakesTwelve Different Thread SnowflakesI paid $3 for all twelve.  They’re intricate and lovely!

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