Dream interpretation has long been a spiritual staple in many cultures around the world, especially with Native Americans. They believe that dreams have significant meaning, and such prophecies often act a form of divination, letting you know what is on the horizon. It is thought that any bad dreams will be caught in the web-shaped intricacies within the hoop, while the positive visions would float down through the dreamcatcher. Harness some of this magic for yourself by creating this trio of hanging dreamcatchers so you can unleash the symbolism from deep within…
DID YOU KNOW?
The feathers that hang down from the dreamcatcher are believed to provide a soft ‘ladder’ for the dreams to climb down and enter the dreamer’s mind
YOU’LL NEED: • Wooden hoop • Yarn • 4mm crochet hook • Beads • Feathers • Strong PVA glue
1 Wrap the wooden ring with yarn to cover it and fasten the ends together, making a hanging loop as you do so. Use the same colour yarn to crochet a chain of four and join into a ring with a slip stitch. Work eight double crochet into this ring and join. From the join, make a chain of three stitches and slip stitch into the first double crochet. Repeat all around the ring to form a series of loops and join up.
2 Slip stitch to the centre of the first loop, make a chain of four stitches and slip stitch into the centre of the second loop. Continue in this way, making longer chains for each round of loops until the ‘doily’ is large enough to fit into the centre of the ring.
3 Tie the edges of the crochet doily to the ring with bead threaded yarn, leaving long ends. Knot beads onto the ends of the yarn and glue feathers into the holes of the last bead. Add beads and feathers to the hanging loop.