I find them amazing and interesting and the original ones must be protective and protected. This is my crochet try of a dreamcatcher. I am using a free and easy crochet doily for the center piece and an embroidery loop for the frame.
According to Wiki:
In some Native American and First Nations cultures, a dreamcatcher or dream catcher (Ojibwe: asabikeshiinh, the inanimate form of the Ojibwe-language word for 'spider') is a handmade willow hoop, on which is woven a net or web. It may also be decorated with sacred items such as certain feathers or beads. Traditionally, dreamcatchers are hung over a cradle or bed as protection. It originates in Anishinaabe culture as "the spider web charm" – Ojibwe: asubakacin, lit. 'net-like' (White Earth Nation); bwaajige ngwaagan, 'dream snare' (Curve Lake First Nation) – a hoop with woven string or sinew meant to replicate a spider's web, used as a protective charm for infants.
The name "dream catcher" was published in mainstream, non-Native media in the 1970s and became widely known as a "Native crafts item" by the 1980s, by the early 1990s "one of the most popular and marketable" ones.
For the center piece I am using a FREE pattern from Anabelia because I think it can be adjusted to the size of the frame (removing a row wont be a problem). If you will not use this pattern make sure your pattern will be big engouh for the frame.
Thank you Anabelia for sharing this doily pattern with us.
The diagram for the doily:
The stitches used in this pattern for the crochet bunny are:
The written pattern:
You can also check out my YouTube video tutorial on how to crochet the doily and how to assemble it together to make the crochet dreamcatcher.
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