It's almost Christmas time! Yayy!!! What a great reason to bring you all something special via this months edition of 'The Handmade Series'. Vivienne from Greta's Handcraft is back to show you a gorgeous crochet wreath you can create to brighten up your home this Christmas. Happy creating, if you have any questions please leave a comment below. xxBec
At this time of year, we are thinking & preparing for Christmas, so I thought I would show you how to Crochet a Christmas Wreath! I made one for Pinch Me Beautiful last year, & have this year been talked into making a few for customers.
They are a lot of fun to make, fabulous stash busters, & you can let your creativity loose! I get inspiration & some patterns from Lucy at Attic24. Lucy has done some beautiful wreaths & she provides excellent tutorials for every aspect of the design.
First step: Gather
Rummage through your stash, 8ply & 10ply wool, lots of bright colours! Go to Riot stores, Spotlight, Kmart, BigW & find bells, holly berries, a 29-35cm polystyrene wreath, pins, buttons, beads, Ric Rac, generally anything blingy.
Second: Using your 10ply wool make a foundation chain that fits around the width of your wreath. Now using random colours in random row amounts, crochet a strip that is the circumference of the wreath & join, pin onto wreath, then using your ends, sew it together on the flat side.
Decorate: I start with weaving through any ribbon, ric rac as this can then be attached when you sew on other decorations over the top. Now make holly leaves in several colours, large flowers, small flowers, stars, balls - all these patterns can be found on Attic24. Add beads & buttons to the flowers. Pin all your decorations to the wreath to make sure you have covered it totally.
Using your ends to sew your decorations onto the wreath, this is easier than what you think!
Now sit back & admire your handy work.
Below are a few other Christmas Wreaths I have made over the last few years. You can find the patterns for the robin, santa and christmas tree at the links below.
Merry Christmas to you all.
Photographs taken by Bec @Pinchmebeautiful.
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