Spring wreath

March 10, 2015

Hi my dears,
do you like the spring? I love the spring very much. My mood always jumps over 100% :-) This is my most beloved period of the year. I just finished the new free tutorial for you and  hope, you will like it :-)

Spring wreath tutorial

When I made this wreath, I combined many different techniques. I used bright colors – I love this combination very much and I am pretty sure, you will see it on my other projects also :-). I used my favorite star stitch, I added ribbon bow and wicker heartI enjoyed making this wreath and really hope, that you will enjoy it too.

This tutorial consists of 3 parts:
The Star Stitch Wreath
The Ribbon's Bow
The Wicker Heart


Let's begin with The Star Stitch Wreath


Abbreviations used:
Chain (CH)
Single crochet (SC)
Half double crochet (HDC)
Yarn over hook (YO)

Material:
Yarn weight: Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) 100% cotton
e.g. Catania Solids by Schachenmayr SMC
Yardage: 136 yards (124 meters)
Unit weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
Gauge: 26.0 sts = 4 inches
You will need about 70 g of yarn/ about 191 yards for all wreath

Hook: 3 mm

Colors: 165 light blue (if you don´t find this color you could use also number 253 – it is a little bit darker, but in same color line), 100 Light Yellow, 281 Orange, 256 Raspberry , 236 Pistachio green, 212 Kiwi green

Other material: as a base of my wreath I used the polystyrene wreath size 20 mm, then I needed common sewing thread, common sewing needle, needle with blunt tip, beaded garland, wicker heart and ribbon bow, scissors.

The gauge of the stitch: 16 rows and 33 stitch in 10 cm square

Spring wreath tutorial

Note: Please remember, that if you will have another size of the wreath then I, you should adjust the number of stitches and rows according to your wreath and your own style of crocheting. Always it is better to make the sampler. Make first 4 rows and try it, if it is enough for your wreath, if yes continue :-)

Instruction

I used star stitch. I like this stitch very much. You could make this stitch by different ways and this is the way, I like most.

Beginning: make 43 CH

Row 1: Pick up a loop in second stitch from the hook and in each of next 4 CH (you will have 6 loops on the hook), YO and through all loops on the hook, then make 1 CH. 

Spring wreath tutorial

[Pick up a loop in the middle of the star (under the CH you made), then in the next stitch and in each of next 3 stitches, 1 CH ] as you see on the picture below.

Spring wreath tutorial

Repeat to the end of the row. You will have 13 stars – enough for the wreath, ending with 1 HDC in last CH (same CH as last loop of last star), turn.

Spring wreath tutorial


Row 2: 2 CH (count as first stitch), insert a hook in last HDC from previous row and make 1 HDC, 1 HDC in very first star from previous row, then make 3 HDC in the middle of each star across, ending with 1 HDC in the top of turning CH, turn.



Row 3: Change the color. You will have blue stitch on the hook, cut the thread. Change the color in your hand, take yellow thread and make 2 CH with yellow thread. Then pick up the loop in second stitch from the hook (yellow stitch), and in each of next 4 stitches from previous row. You will have 6 loops on the hook, then YO and through all loops on the hook, make 1 CH. [Then insert a hook in the middle of the star and pick up the loop. Then pick up the loop in each of 4 stitches from previous row. You will have 6 loops on the hook, then YO and through all loops on the hook, make 1 CH ] - repeat the group in brackets across, ending with 1 HDC in last stitch ( same stitch like last loop of last star), turn.

Spring wreath tutorial

Spring wreath tutorial

Row 4: 2 CH (count as first stitch), insert a hook in HDC from previous row and make 1 HDC, 1 HDC in very first star from previous row, then make 3 DC in the middle of each star across, ending with 1 HDC in top of turning CH, turn.


Spring wreath tutorial

Try the sampler on the wreath, if it suits good.

Spring wreath tutorial

Repeat row 3 – 4 until row 84, then end the work.

Color scheme:
Light blue: Rows 1, 2, 13, 14, 25, 26, 37, 38, 49, 50, 61, 62, 73, 74
Light Yellow: 3, 4, 15, 16, 27, 28, 39, 40, 51, 52, 63, 64, 75, 76
Orange: 5, 6, 17, 18, 29, 30, 41, 42, 53, 54, 65, 66, 77, 78
Hot pink: 7, 8, 19, 20, 31, 32, 43, 44, 55, 56, 67, 68, 79, 80
Hot green: 9, 10, 21, 22, 33, 34, 45, 46, 57, 58, 69, 70, 81, 82,
Dark Green: 11, 12, 23, 24, 35, 36, 47, 48, 59, 60, 71, 72, 83, 84

Spring wreath tutorial

Neaten free threads. Place the crocheted part on the wreath, make some nice pins work to you could sew it together. Use needle with blunt tip and yellow thread. Make nice stitches, from inner edges to the second inner edge across, as you see on the picture below. 

Spring wreath tutorial

Please, be sure, that you have nice straight stripes :-) 

Spring wreath tutorial

Then sew last edges. Neaten free threads.

Spring wreath tutorial

And main part of your wreath is finished :-)

Spring wreath tutorial


Continue tomorrow with The Ribbon's Bow tutorial :-)



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10 komentářů

  1. Sehr schön! :-))
    Liebe Grüße, Manja

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    1. Thank you very much, Manja :-) Many greetings :-)

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  2. So nice and lovely. I like this tutorial ;-)
    Greets Sofie, from Belgium

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  3. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this pattern.

    Have a great day, Margaret

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  4. Krásný...takových veselých barviček, a to je jaro :o) A snad už tu bude brzy, protože bude hned lépe :o) PS: ráda bych i český překlad...bude-li to možné ;o) Měj se krásně, Štěpka

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  5. WOW so vibrant AWESOME love the stitch too! xx

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  6. Love the colors and the pattern, thank you very much.
    Greetings, Wendy

    Wendy's Mhaaksels

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  7. Hello, I love your crochet, it is beauty, I love this colors, I follow your blog, I have a blog about crochet with free patterns and free crochet diagrams, visit me , hugs from Brazil.
    Visite meu blog - Tita Carré - Crochet

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  8. Beautiful! What colors would you recommend for fall? Just orange, yellow, brown?

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