I’ve had a few Crochettes asking for quick and easy gift ideas, so I thought it was time to add a dreamcatcher style pattern but with a twist.
This isn’t a dreamcatcher, it’s a goal catcher and it’s designed to be made for a loved one that’s focusing on a goal they want to meet. It could be studying law, building their dream house, pursuing a singing career or going back to university to study. You (the Crochette!) create this little shrine while thinking about your loved one achieving their goal. You then gift them the goal catcher for them to hang in their workspace, so they’re reminded in rough times that someone believes in them.
This sample Goal Catcher was made for my best friend who has just started a business called Lady Scarlett Murder mysteries. She runs fabulous murder mystery parties that she not only writes but also performs in. She’s growing the business from home with a one year old in tow and she’s doing the most incredible job. This Goal Catcher has a secret diary with a key and puzzle-like coin charms on theme with her business. I hope every time she looks at it she knows how proud I am of her and how much I support her chasing this fabulous career.
This Goal Catcher probably took me about 2 hours to make all up so it’s a very time and cost-effective gift. Perfect for those of you who like quicker projects!
5cm (1.96 inches) width
18cm (7 inches) length from tip of hook loop to bottom of longest tassel
Gauge is not critical to this project but the centre motif should be around 3cm (1.25 inches) to make the middle of the dream catcher taut when you stretch and sew it to the ring.
Terminology: US terminology
What You Need
Sample made with Sullivan’s Crochet Cotton 2 ply (1.76 oz/50gm; 420 yds/384m; 100% double mercerized cotton), 1 ball in Natural
(you need such a small amount of yarn for this project so just use any 2 or 3ply yarn leftovers you have lying around)
50mm (1.96 inch) metal ring sealed, without an opening
US B/1 (2.25 mm) hook
Assorted charms appropriate to your loved one’s goal (I bought mine from the scrapbooking/beading section at a craft store)
Clear nail polish (optional)
The Crochet Dream Catcher Pattern (Goal Catcher!) (with full instructions and video tutorial) is available as part of a Crochet Coach coach subscription – you can sign up here! There’s a 7-day free trial too.
This is a great project for crocheters who love a quick win – something they can finish in an evening. And it’s a lovely gift for anyone in your life who needs a bit of a boost!
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