I've seen yarn-wrapped foam wreaths all over the internets, and wanted to make one for the baby's nursery. You can see variations here and here.
I've sort of developed a bit of a butterfly theme in her room, but don't tell my hubby because he'll think that's WAY too girly. :) At any rate, I decided a butterfly wreath would be very sweet on her wall.
I wrapped a 12 inch foam wreath with white yarn, and set about crocheting butterflies. I had a hard time finding a pattern that I really liked. The first one looked too much like a flower,
and the second one was only okay.
This one came close, but it still wasn't perfect. So I tweaked it, and this is what my version looks like...
... and here is the pattern for my version. This is based on this crochet pattern, but it has some definite differences!
Ch 6, join with sl st in 1st ch to form ring.
Ch 5, tr, ch 1, hdc, ch 1, tr, ch 5, sl st in ring.
*Ch 5, sl st in each ch and into ring. Repeat from * once.
Ch 5, tr, ch 1, hdc, ch 1, tr, ch 5, sl st into ring.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
I really like how the wreath turned out!
22 hours ago