I’ve had this hoop forever it seems like. I bought it to make a dream catcher and I’ve finally done it. I tried to make mine as simple as possible. You don’t really need much to re-create this one. Casey had all these granny squares hanging around the house so I figured I would make use of one of them. You can see directions on how to make one here. You will also need a hoop, ribbon in assorted colors, extra yarn, feathers, beads and some scissors.
As you can see, the granny square is much smaller than the hoop. You want it to be like that because we will be stretching it out.
String the yarn through each corner and tie around the edge of the hoop. This may be easier with a large needle.
Cut off the extra yarn off so it won’t be in your way.
Next you will just weave yarn in and out of sections of the granny square and around the hoop. The great thing is, this doesn’t have to be perfect.
Next you will pull the yarn as tight as it will go and it will stretch out the square. Then tie a knot with the two ends and cut the extra yarn off.
Now you can cut the original yarn pieces off that you had put through the corners.
Next tie ribbon to the end of the hoop in whatever colors you want. You can see the colors I used above.
String two beads onto a ribbon.
Tie a knot in the ribbon where you want the feather to start and slide the top of the feather through the knot before you tighten it.
Tighten the knot.
Slide the beads over the top of the feather and the knot. Repeat this on as many ribbons as you would like.
To change it up a little I did the beads a little different on one of the strands. Slide the bead on…
Then put the strand through the bead in the same direction you did before…
And then put the strand through again, in the same direction, but on the other side. I actually ended up adding another feather and bead the way I did the first feather.
You’ll need a way to hang the dream catcher so all you need to do is get a string or ribbon or whatever strand of something you like.
Tie the ends of the strand in a knot.
Put the piece under the hoop where you want the center to be.
Pull one side through the other…
I put a bead over the strand to cover the knot.
And this is my dream catcher all finished! It was super simple and didn’t take much time at all. If you already have a granny square lying around like I did, you can have this project done in no time!