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Friday, 23 December 2016

Crochet Christmas Wreath

I finally finished my crochet wreath. About a week ago, but this is my first moment to blog about it. I'm actually really happy with how it turned out. It probably ended up being a tad too long, which is why it puckers slightly around the middle of the ring, but I've never been one to chase absolute perfection when I crochet. 

Originally when I first started making it, two Decembers ago, I was planning on leaving it stripey and plain. After having it up for a week, I think I'll definitely be adding some Poinsettia and Holly leaves next year. All crocheted, of course. Maybe teeny tiny fairy lights too. We'll see how it evolves over the years! 

Well, that's all I wanted to say besides to wish anyone who reads this a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

My Tree is Up and I made a button garland!

It's the earliest I've ever put my tree up, but I have so much going between now and Christmas it had to be done! This is third year I've put my crochet baubles and chains on the tree and I still love them as much as when I first made them. I'm not one to change themes every year. Christmas is a time for traditions in our house, I like the familiarity of using favourite ornaments.

Although, there are always decorations that start to look a little shabby when you get them out of hibernation. When they need to be retired I make something new, and preferably crocheted, to take their place. So my decorations are getting progressively yarnier. But as a child of the 80's I will always insist on at least one piece of tinsel in my house.

For my new decoration this year, I made a simple button garland. It was just a very long chain of cream yarn, with assorted red and green buttons every ten chains. It's hanging above an arch in my house and I added a home made felt and scrap ginger bread man in the centre and a felt Father Christmas and snowman at either end.

The chain garland itself is very quick to make up. It would be a good family craft to make with any little budding crochters, and I think would also look lovely decorating a tree or woven amongst bigger evergreen garlands.

What do you think?

I'm also 90% finished on my crochet garland wreath. It's currently hanging on my ironing board while I find the time to sew it together up the back. I'll do it tonight, honest! I was thinking I might add a poinsettia in a red shimmery yarn? Or maybe holly and berries? I'll post pictures of whatever I decide, but any input is always welcome.

How is everyone else doing with their festive crocheting and crafting?