Do It Yourself Crochet Wedding
Anyone can delve into DIY wedding projects! It does take more time, but it will save you a significant amount of money. And the personal touch it will give to your wedding day can’t be bought. These keepsakes will remind you and yours of your joyous day for years to come!
DESIGNER Jennifer E. Ryan
FINISHED SIZE Lacy jar cover: about 4″ tall from base of pint Mason jar; large rose: about 2 1/2″ diameter; small rose: about 1 3/4″ diameter; 5-petal flower: about 1 1/4″ diameter; small heart: about 1 1/2″ wide and 1 1/4″ tall; medium heart: about 2″ wide and 1 1/2″ tall; large heart: about 2 1/2″ wide and 2 1/2″ tall; bouquet: about 7″ diameter and 9 1/2″ tall; wrist corsage: about 4″ wide and 6 1/2″ long; boutonniere: about 3″ wide and 4 1/2″ long.
YARN Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Crochet Thread Size 3 (distributed by Coats and Clark) (100% cotton; 150 yd [137 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #226 natural (A), #310 copper mist (B), #926 bridal white (C), 2 balls each; #625 sage (D), 1 ball.
HOOK D/3 (3.25 mm) and F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain desired gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; hot glue gun and glue; industrial strength craft glue; lacy jar cover: 3 pint-sized Mason jars, optional: 2 yd of 5⁄8″ wide ribbon; large rose: beading needle, one 8 mm glass pearl bead for each rose; bouquet: 7 1/2 yd of 20-gauge green floral wire, 7 leaf elements taken from floral stems with many leaf elements, 3 yd of 1 1/2″ wide wire-edged off-white ribbon, green floral tape, medium-sized rubber band, needle nose pliers; wrist corsage: 2 fabric leaf sprigs, 4 fabric rose leaves, 1 pearl accent, 2 yd of 5⁄8″ wide wire-edged off-white ribbon, 1 elastic off-white satin wristlet, two 2 1/2″ wide and 1 1/4″ long white felt pieces; boutonniere: 1 fabric leaf sprig, 1 pearl accent, about 6″ of 3⁄8″ wide off-white ribbon, floral tape; guest lapel pins: two 6 mm glass pearl beads, 6 pin backings; cake topper hearts: one 6 mm glass pearl bead for each piece, three 7″ long wooden skewers, fabric stiffener.
GAUGE Not crucial for these projects; large rose Row 1 = 7″ long; small rose Row 1 = 4″ long.