Wednesday 6 November 2013

Hanging Decoration

It's surprising how addictive Pinterest can be.  I find I can't do without my daily dose of inspiration from the wonderful pictures posted up.

One such picture I spotted recently was of crochet-covered CDs made into hanging ornaments.  Good idea - I thought I'd give it a go.

First find yourself an old CD...

Can't believe I'm ever going to use this one!

Then I crocheted a plain back to cover the wording etc.

Now for the front.  Have fun  Choose your colours, I used DK weight yarn but I think sport or 4 ply would be even better for a more detailed design.   Then create a 12 pointed doily pattern, until there is only one round to go.

Place 12 pins evenly around the backing circle.  Now work the last round of the front decoration, joining the front to the back with a slip stitch at each of the pins, adding a picot for a fancy edging.

Remember to insert the CD before you finish the round!

And, there it is.

Hang it up and let it catch the light.

It would make a good Christmas decoration, don't you think?

1 comment:

  1. Lovely idea! I'm thinking of what to make for a christmas swap and ... this would be one of the things I will make, i guess. :D Thanks for sharing!


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