I’m back with another Christmas Wreath this week. I found a crochet wreath on Pinterest but there wasn’t a pattern to go with it, so I’ve tried to recreate it as best I can.
To start the crochet wreath I chained 84 which wrapped around the diameter. I’m not too accurate with sizes as I just tested it on the wreath as I went.
I used half treble crochet (half double crochet in the US) all the way through this project as I wanted it to be fast but not show through to the base. I could possibly have gotten away with trebles but htr is my very favourite stitch – does anyone else have a favourite? No? Just me?
It took about 10 hours to crochet the base while rewatching episodes of Heroes on Netlix. I crocheted a long straight piece and wrapped it around the wreath. I did far too many rows and ended up unravelling quite a bit. I pinned the length together around the back of the polystyrene and used the ends to sew the lengths together. I then sewed the short ends together so the wreath fit snuggly inside.
I used pom pom makers to make the little pom poms and sewed them onto the wreath. I found a holly leaf pattern on YouTube to create them and added red bells as decoration.
I picked up this wreath from Hobbycraft for about £3. You could use aran/worsted weight yarn but I had plenty of DK lying around and it’s so cheap to pick up for this sort of project. You could adorn the wreath with anything you like – baubles, ribbon, real holly, stars. If you didn’t want to crochet you could even just wrap the yarn around the wreath.
- 35cm polystyrene wreath
- Red, blue, white and green DK yarn
- 4mm hook
- 3.5mm hook
- Pom pom makers (I used 3.5mm and 5.5mml)
- Red bells