Last but not least we have the Winter theme in our tutorial roundup, two beautiful crochet patterns and some up close and personal shots of invites and centerpieces. bring on the sparkle.
The pattern that I followed for my snowflakes is from Miki’s Crafty Corner. The result is beautiful but I wouldn’t really recommended it for a beginner as some of the techniques can be a bit tricky to get your head around.
I used the snowflakes on my invites and also on one of the favour boxes, that way your guests can take the snowflake home too. Another idea is to hang the snowflakes from some spray painted twigs in a vase for a stunning centerpiece.
Star Crochet Pattern
Things you’ll need
- Embroidery thread or wool of your choice
- 2.5/3.5mm Crochet hook depending on the size you want.
- Craft Pearl Stickers
- Magic Ring– If you haven’t tried a Magic Ring use this tutorial to give you a hand, It will change your crochet life believe me.
- Sc- single crochet
- Dc- double chain
- Tr- treble chain
Row 1) Start with a magic ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 9 dc in magic loop. Pull to tighten (10). Row 2) Ch 1, sc in same stitch, (dc, trc, ch 1, trc, dc) all in next st, *sc in next st, (dc, trc, ch 1, trc, dc) in next stitch, repeat from * 3 times, sl st to starting sc. Fasten off, weave in ends (5 points on star).
When your finished your star might look a bit like a flower. I didn’t really mind this but you can place it on a scrap of fabric and pin the points out straight, spray with water then wait to dry and you’ll have the pointiest points you’ve ever seen.
Invites and Centerpieces
Here are just a few pictures of the different invites and centerpieces I created for this sparkly theme, you could use them all separately or group them together on a vintage cake stand! Personally I think if you add so tulle and pearls to anything it will look divine.
The invitations were made using some watercolour pencils, ribbon and some gorgeous beads, most of them have some of the Organza Craft Sheets on them somewhere (that product was the MVP of this whole thing). Remember have fun and make it easy for yourself, if that means buying a stamp instead hand writing the date on all of cards.. do it!!
Anytime I have made something for a wedding or event planning and research is the key. Find something you like the look of, find out how to make it yourself and make a plan. Can you do all the work yourself? do you need to grab all your nearest and dearest and make a night of it? or would it be easier to find someone to make it for you?.
I had so much fun doing this demo and if you’d like to share ideas or ask some advice or help… please do I’d love to hear from you xx