A Summer Throw for a Summer Wreath? Yes, Please!

My niece, Shaundra, makes some of the prettiest wreaths. Her and I made a deal, one of her wreaths for one of my throws. This deal was made probably over a year ago, but neither of us forgot!  Well, recently, a Sunflower wreath popped up in my news feed on Facebook that I absolutely fell in love with.  I contacted Shaundra and asked her could she make it, she said, “Absolutely, Auntie!” I then threw a couple ideas at her for a throw. She loved all the chevron ones I showed her. We narrowed it down to one in particular she liked best, but then another one was brought to my attention by designer, Moogly, called Big Bold Chevron Blanket.  I took the opportunity to show my niece this  blanket, which she absolutely loved as much as I did.

I will be using Red Heart Super Saver in White and Caron One Pound in Grey. Both of which I have in my stash. The room my niece will be displaying the throw in has black, yellow, grey, and white accents.   I am thinking either a black crab stitch edging or maybe a yellow.  I will just have to see what looks best!

I will be updating this post and share progress photos as I go along. I will also share the beautiful wreath she is making me as well once it is  happily hanging on my front door.  I am pretty excited, so let me get started! 🙂

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Here is my progress so far above. I am making this the Afghan/Throw size, but it will be 66″ X 50″ instead of  50″ X 66″ . My niece wants to use it as a footer on a bed. I think this size will work good. You can always turn it so that the chevrons run vertical and display on a chair as well.  🙂

It is taking me approx. 17 actual crocheting minutes to complete a row. I am about 2 hours in.

05/19/2015

This really should be completed by now, however, my daughter is graduating soon and I have been spending most of my time getting everything squared away with that.  I have not had very much time for my hook and yarn.

I am happy to say, her graduation preparations are complete. Yay!  Now, I can concentrate on my task.  Here is what I have done so far below.  I only need 3 more pattern repeats (white, grey, white) then I can add the border. At this point I have used 1 skein of the RHSS White and about 1/2 skein of the COP Grey.

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5/22/15

The throw is now complete! Yay!

It took me approximately 13 actual crocheting hours to finish and 1,371 yards of yarn.

 

For the edging I used Red Heart With Love in Daffodil.thow_border

I did a round of sc working 3 in each corner, 1 in each st and ch 1 space and 3 in each ch 3 space. On the sides, I worked 3 sc’s on each bar and 1 at the end of each row. I then did a round of crab stitching to finish it off. Some refer to the crab stitch as rsc (revers single crochet) or pie stitch. There are many great tutorials on YouTube for this stitch if you are not familiar with it.

Here is the throw. 🙂

Summer Throw

I hope to have my wreath by the end of this weekend to show off!

 

6/21/15

I’ve had the wreath several weeks but decided to wait for the first day of summer to hang it. Here it is! I absolutely love it. She did a great job and I love the little butterfly she added!

Sunflower Wreath
Sunflower Wreath

Please check back with me blog often as I try to add new things daily for you to enjoy! ~Joyce
©Joyce Elvis of Handcrafts of Joy

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