A Dreamcatcher for Miss E

A certain special person has an 11th birthday this week and I made her this dreamcatcher

Agnes, crochet mandala

Using one and a half balls of  Scheepjes Sweet Treat, Chrystaline and a 2mm hook.

I’m waiting to see if Miss E wants it hanging up on the wall or twirling free like a mobile before I add any dingle-dangles, and something to hang it up with.

It is a free pattern by Zoya Matyushenko from Estonia, if you join her Facebook Group.

crochet cotton

It is not as complicated as it looks, and Zoya’s instructions are very clear and easy to follow, but I did find Round 25 a bit of a struggle which was also the round when the first ball of yarn ran out. Thank goodness for Facebook Groups where everyone is so helpful with handy hints and advice on how to get through the tricky bits.

on screen

 

There is only one photo for this pattern (her paid for patterns have a photo for each round), but I had the photo enlarged next to the pattern on screen and that worked well. ( I have obscurred some of the instructions)

 

Zoya’s patterns are a delight, each round creates beauty

Agnes by Zoya Matyushenkp

Stopping here would make a sweet little coaster or mat.

(or in yellow a little Sun to applique onto a fabric collage)

I must discover how to join foundation rings in a neater way – any tips?

It was blocked to pull out all the picot points – I love my new blocking pins –

crochet cotton mandala

before attaching it to the 45cm wire ring with stitch markerscrochet mandala, dreamcatcher

I try to use small independent suppliers when I can and found Glitterwitch, based in Kent, UK. A very efficient service and nice friendly communication with Jan the owner.

After attaching the mandala to the ring with the stitch markers I sewed each point on individually with the same thread, going over the ring 5 times, and sewing through the picot, working from the back.

crochet mandala, doily, dreamcatcher

Here it sits on a nail in my hall.crochet doily

Of course it is also Teddy’s birthday teddy with knitted dressand since she is part of the family, she got a couple of new dresses, with a bag to keep them in.

tote bag

The little Tote Bag comes from my Society 6 Shop

It is one of my paintings photographed and printed on fabric.

Can you guess what Miss E’s favourite colour is. 😉

I’m in the process of writing a pattern for the dress, but in the current heatwave, my brain is not co-operating very well.

There seems to be a heatwave in most of the Northern Hemisphere this Summer – how are you all doing? I’m loving the early mornings and glorious evenings.

Happy Friday!

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26 responses to “A Dreamcatcher for Miss E

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  3. Truly beautiful. I haven’t worked with crochet thread in a long time. I wonder if I need to add that back into the list!

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    • Thank you Susan, I wondered if I would have the patience to make things with thread but the patterns are so fascinating and well written, each row is a gem. You might have to return to thread for old times’ sake! 🙂

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  5. I followed you across from Froggy Crochet, I am so glad I did.
    Beautiful work! I also crochet, I cant wait to see your future projects. Teddy got a new dress? Mine too! I made one in wool though in white.
    🙂

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  6. I love the colour too!

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  7. How sweet! 11 is a wonderful age for little girls. Still loving Teddies and dolls. That Dream Catcher is so ornate. Beautiful!

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  8. Murtagh's Meadow

    The dream catcher is so delicate. Love the dresses for the teddy too.

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  9. The dream catcher is so beautiful!!!

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  10. What a happy birthday for your darling girl! She is getting up ther, my goodness!

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  11. Those are darling presents, and that dream catcher is the loveliest I have ever seen. A very happy birthday to Miss E! For now, in Maine, the nasty heat wave has gone, but it is too dry. Not enough rain. Still, I love summer, beautiful summer.

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  12. Your granddaughter is a lucky girl to be gifted such a special and beautiful dreamcatcher. I bet teddy loves her new dresses too.

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    • Thank you Cathy. Miss E absolutely LOVED her presents, I wish I could have captured the look on her face when she opened them!
      And Teddy is currently enjoying here strapless yellow number.

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  13. The dream catcher is absolutely stunning! I went and had a look at the patterns available and my finger got itchy. There’s a wee sentence that says her shop is on holiday so I guess when she opens her shop again the patterns will be available for sale. Please do show how you finish it for the lucky birthday girl. Beautiful work ❤

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