Christmas wreath

December 13, 2015

Hi my dears,
third candle is burning today. I wish you nice advent time ♥

In case, you haven't made door's wreath yet, or you would like to make new one next year :-) - I wrote for you new free tutorial on Christmas wreath, embellished by red poissentia, sweet-smelling winter spices and glittering Christmas embellishment :-) 




Merry Christmas !
Christmas wreath

Design by Vendula Maderska

November 2015


Recommended material:
Yarn weight: Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi)
Yardage: 164 yards (150 meters) per 50g ball
e.g., 60% cotton 40% acrylic, Kacenka by Nitarna Ceska Trebova, www.nitarna.cz
Or another yarn with this gauge: 24 stitches in 4 inches
You will need about 80-90 grams totally, for wreath average: 26 cm/10,2 inches
I used a hook 3 mm
You will need these colors: 0010 white, 3374 red, 6124 bright green, 6954 khaki green

Tip for alternative material: yarn named Jeans by Yarnart – exactly same yarn as Kacenka

Other material: needle with blunt tip, common needle, common sewing thread, blue wire average: 0.5 cm/0.2 inches, green ribbon – width 1,5 cm/ 5/8″ about 40 cm/15,7 inches, 3 pieces of Christmas balls or embellishment on wire average 2,5 cm /1 inch, 3 pieces of glitter polystyrene star on wire, average 2.5 cm /1 inch, one gold glittering paper bow, 6 yellow beads size 6/0 average 4 mm, 3 pieces of brown glittering cone on wire size 4 cm/1,6 inches, some winter spice: 2 pieces of cinnamon and 2 pieces of star anise, polystyrene wreath average 26 cm

Size of finished wreath: 26 cm/10.2 inches

You should know how to crochet these stitches:
Chain (CH), Slip stitch (SlSt), Single crochet (SC), Half double crochet (HDC), Double crochet (DC), Treble crochet (TR)

Instruction:

Begin with the wreath. It is easy quick crocheting :-)

First of all, you should measure your wreath and adjust the number of the stitches.


Beginning: use white yarn and crochet 34 CH (It is enough for my wreath).

Row 1: insert a hook in fourth stitch from the hook (first 3 CH will counted as 1 DC) and crochet 1 DC in every stitch from previous row (32 DC), 1 CH for turning the work, turn

Row 2: continue with white yarn and make: 1 SC in every stitch from previous row ( 32 SC), 3 CH as for turning the work (these stitches will be counted as a first DC of next row), turn

Row 3: continue with white yarn and make:1 DC in every stitch from previous row ( 32 DC), 1 CH for turning the work, turn

Row 4 - 5: same as row 2 and 3, end the work

Row 6: use bright green yarn and crochet 2 CH as a first HDC, 1 HDC in every stitch from previous row (32 HDC), end the work. Turn the work.

Row 7: use white yarn and crochet 3 CH as a first DC, 1 DC in every stitch from previous row (32 DC), end the work. Turn the work.

Row 8: use red yarn and crochet 1 SC in every stitch from previous row (32 SC), 3 CH for turning the work (these stitches will be counted as a first DC of next row), turn

Row 9: continue with red yarn and make: 1 DC in every stitch from previous row ( 32 DC), 1 CH for turning the work, turn

Row 10: continue with red yarn and make: 1 SC in every stitch from previous row ( 32 SC), end the work, turn

Row 11: use white yarn and crochet 3 CH as a first DC, 1 DC in every stitch from previous row (32 DC), end the work. Turn the work.

Row 12: use bright green yarn and crochet 2 CH as a first HDC, 1 HDC in every stitch from previous row (32 HDC), end the work. Turn the work.


Repeat row 1-12 until row 96, then end the work.

You will crochet by same way to the desired length. Only change you will make - it will be in the alternating green colors in rows of HDC - bright green and khaki green.


When you have finished your work, then place both ends to each other and crochet or sew them together. I crocheted it. I used white yarn and crochet 1 SC in next 32 stitches, end the work. The picture in the middle is wrong side of my work, the picture on right is right side of my work. 


Neaten free threads. Then cover your wreath with your crocheted piece.


Sew the edges together. Use tapestry needle, white yarn and sew from inner edge to the second inner edge across, as you see on the picture below. Make nice tiny stitches.



Now continue with embellishment :-)

You will make red poinsettia.
Use red yarn, hook 3mm and crochet some leaves :-)

Big leaf - make 6 same pieces 
Beginning: 8 CH
Round 1: insert a hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SC in next 7 stitches, don't turn the work, continue in circle direction and make 1 SC in next 7 stitches (14 stitches), 1 SlSt in first stitch of the round


Round 2: 3 CH as a stitch, 3 TR in very first stitch, 1 TR in next 2 stitches, 1 DC in next 2 stitches, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 SC in next stitch, 4 CH insert a hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SlSt in next 2 stitches, 1 SC in next stitches. Insert a hook in leaf again and crochet 1 SC in next stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 DC in next 2 stitches, 1 TR in next 2 stitches, 4 TR in last stitch, 1SlSt in first stitch of the round, end the work.


Middle leaf - make 5 same pieces 
Beginning: 9 CH
Round 1: insert a hook in 4 stitch from the hook and crochet 2 TR, 1 TR in next stitch, 1 DC in next 2 stitches, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 SC in next stitch, 3 CH, insert a hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SlSt in next 2 stitches. Insert a hook in a leaf again nd crochet 1 SC in this stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 DC in next 2 stitches, 1 TR in next stitch, 3 TR in next stitch, 1 SlSt in first stitch of the round, end the work.


Small leaf - make 3 same pieces 
Beginning: 7 CH
Round 1: insert a hook in 4 stitch from the hook and crochet 2 DC in this stitch, 1 DC in next stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 SC in next stitch, 3 CH, insert a hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SlSt in next 2 stitches. Insert a hook in a leaf again nd crochet 1 SC in this stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 DC in next stitch, 3 DC in last stitch, 1 SlSt in first stitch of the round, end the work.




Green leaf - make 3 same pieces
Beginning: Use khaki green yarn and crochet 8 CH
Round 1: insert a hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SC in next 7 stitches, don't turn the work, continue in circle direction and make 1 SC in next 7 stitches (14 stitches), 1 SlSt in first stitch of the round.
Round 2: 3 CH as a stitch, 3 TR in very first stitch, 1 TR in next 2 stitches, 1 DC in next 2 stitches, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 SC in next stitch, 1 SC in next 2 stitches, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 DC in next 2 stitches, 1 TR in next 2 stitches, 4 TR in last stitch (21 stitches), 1SlSt in first stitch of the round.
Round 3: 1 CH, 2 SC in one stitch - repeat 3 times totally, 1 SC in next 7 stitches, 4 CH insert a hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SlSt in next 2 stitches, 1 SC in next stitches. Insert a hook in leaf again and crochet 1 SC in next 7 stitches, 2 SC in one stitch - repeat 3 times totally, 1 SlSt in first stitch of the round, end the work. 


Neaten free threads.  Use common sewing thread and needle and sew the leaves together one by one.



Begin with largest red leaves. Then add middle leaves and small leaves at the end.


Use 5/8 (1,5 cm) width ribbon, cut two pieces about 20 cm long each. And fold them nice, twice. Pin the ends.


Place the ribbon pieces under the flower and sew them nicely. Then sew some yellow beads and place glitter polystyrene ball in the middle of the flower. Glue it by glue gun. At the end sew green leaves irregularly. And your red poinsettia is finished :-)


Now take a wire. I used the wire wrapped by blue straw, which I bought in my favorite shop for flowers arrangement. Fold it in half gently and curl the ends a little bit by your fingers. The middle of the wire should be shaped according to the wreath. Then use some embellishment on wire - I used glitter cones and wrap them on the biggest wire. Finally sew all together, to be sure, that nothing fall down. So you have prepared your red poinsettia embellishment.


Place it on your wreath and you could sew the wire, or you could use glue gun to fix it. This time, I used glue gun. I added some winter spices - I love that smell :-) and I added some glitter polystyrene stars and balls. I sticked it to the wreath and fixed it by glue a little bit too. 




Last step - add the bow. This time, I used paper bow. Add the string for hanging and your Christmas wreath is finished :-)



Thank you very much for crocheting with me. I really hope you enjoyed the fun!:-)

P.S. Originally this one, I made for my mom :-)

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9 komentářů

  1. Beautiful, Thank You so much! A nice Christmas gift for someone who has everything!!
    Thank you again
    Joan

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  2. Beautiful, Thank You so much! A nice Christmas gift for someone who has everything!!
    Thank you again
    Joan

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  3. Очень красиво и празднично!

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  4. Wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Happy 3rd advent to you too. Today is St Lucua day so in my blog I've made the traditional saffron buns too

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  5. Wundervoll!!
    Liebe Grüße, Manja

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  6. I love this! You are so talented! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  7. Vendulka,you're so sweet!Thanks for sharing this tuturial!It's really amazing!It made my mood))))(especially for my broken leg)

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  8. That is beautiful. Glad you are following me on bloglovin' otherwise I wouldn't have popped over here. Will visit again. Jo x

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