Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ruffled Yarn Wreath Tutorial

I have seen many patterns lately for wreaths made of yarn.  I want to share with all of you readers a photo of a wreath I made.  Our front door has a window in it that looks like it was made for the wreath.  I didn't even know when I designed and crocheted the wreath that it was the same size as the window!


The pattern is very simple, and I think even a beginning crocheter could create one.  I hope it is easy to understand.

Yarn Wreath

3 balls (about 12 oz.) Super Chunky Yarn
Size M crochet hook

Row 1:  Chain 40, and join ends with a slip stitch, making sure the chain does not twist.
Row 2:  Chain 3, and dc in each stitch around.  Join to first stitch with slip stitch.
Row 3:  Chain 3, dc in the same stitch as joined, and 2 dc in each stitch around.  Join to first stitch with slip stitch.
Row 4:  Chain 3, 2 dc in same stitch as joined, and 3 dc in each stitch around.  Join to first stitch with slip stitch, and fasten off.

Finishing:  I removed the "hook" part of a wire coat hanger, and opened the bottom portion.  I wove the wire through the third and fourth rows of the wreath, and bent the wire into a circle, trying to stretch the wire out as much as possible, so that the middle was taut.  I added a ribbon decoration.

I hope you like it!  If you use this pattern, please post on your blog and leave a comment with the link in my comments below.  Thank you. 

1 comment:

Terri said...

Mlissabeth -- I appreciate anyone who can crochet or knit. I am an avid sewer and love needlework, but haven't knitted or crocheted; except for a single piece. My sister crochets, but alas I am left-handed, but I did get an inexpensive knitting machine and hope to give it a go before Christmas, looks like i need to get busy; thanks for the inspiration, pattern and ideas. Blessings Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com