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The Chippewa natives originated the spider web-like craft traditionally hung from a baby's cradle board to hold and catch everything evil. This is a page about making a dreamcatcher.


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August 2, 2005

Here is an easy to make, beaded dreamcacher.



  1. Thread yarn through needle, placing it halfway between the ends.
  2. Tie the 2 ends of yarn together so you have a double strand of yarn.
  3. Use a slipknot to tie the knotted end of the yarn to the hoop. (Don't worry about the stray end of the knot - it'll be taken care of at the end.)
  4. Thread 3-4 beads, pull yarn tight, and knot on the opposite side of the hoop.
  5. Repeat step 3 ten times, or until the dreamcatcher's web pattern is pleasing to you.
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  7. Do NOT cut the yarn after the final knot!
  8. Wrap the remaining yarn around the hoop until it is covered.
  9. Knot securely, then knot again 2 - 6 inches from the final knot. Cut off ends and hang your dream catcher over your bed to catch your dreams!

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August 4, 20050 found this helpful
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Thanks for the instructions....been wanting to do one but it looked so complicated but I think I can do this one :0)

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By CDB (Guest Post)
August 16, 20050 found this helpful
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Thanks for the nice feedback. Let me know how it works for you.

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June 16, 2019

Add a nice decor touch to you room/home with a custom dreamcatcher. Don't have an embroidery hoop on hand? No problem, you can use plant wire or any sturdy gauge wire and then hand form the wire into a circular shape.


Total Time: 30 minutes


  • t-shirt yarn
  • plant wire
  • tape
  • yarn
  • wooden beads
  • scissors


  1. Hand form plant wire into a circle shape.
  2. Wrap the loose ends of the wire then secure in place with tape.
  3. Wrap entire circle hoop with t-shirt yarn.
  4. Now you are ready to create your freehand dreamcatcher design. I went in star directions and repeated until I got my desired creation.
  5. Using a piece of yarn, secure one end with a knot. Optional: tape tip of yarn to thread beads easier. Thread your choice of beads, I used wooden beads.
  6. At the bottom center tie the string of beads to the dreamcatcher. Cut off excess string.
  7. At the center top of the dreamcatcher, tie a yarn loop and cut off excess string. This will be for you to hang your dream catcher.
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December 10, 20152 found this helpful

This is a page about making a paper plate dream catcher. Native American dream catchers are created using a circular frame, with webbing in the middle.


It is then adorned with feathers and beads. It is a craft, regularly made by non-native people, for use as a decoration.

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