Updated: Nov 16, 2020
I can't believe it's December 20th already! I had SO many Christmas-ey crochet projects on my list but I just couldn't get them all done in time! Anyone else? I tried, but that project related stress defeats the sense of calm that crochet brings.
I really can't complain on my lack of time- I delayed... I need to remember to start my projects in July next year! I also have had so much excitement between Thanksgiving and today- we've welcomed our first niece, gotten engaged and just returned from vacation! (Anyone else relate to how stressful it can be to be that busy, even if it's fun and exciting stuff?)
Anyways... I did finish this Christmas Wreath in time to share with you. I'm so excited about these wood cutouts I found from a shop on Etsy (I may or may not have purchased a bunch for future wreath projects... you'll have to check them out! MyCraftyBeginningsCo- you can check out their shop here.)
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Here's the original Darling Dana Designs pattern:
6 mm Hook
16" Styrofoam Wreath (Get yours here!)
Green Weight 4 Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Hunter Green- get yours here!)
MyHappyBeginningsCo "Merry Christmas" wood cutout- Get yours here!)
Gold Paint (I used Hand Made Modern Acrylic Paint in 10K Gold- get yours here!)
Glue- to attach sign (I used Gorilla Glue- Super Glue Gel)
*For video tutorial on “wrapping” the wreath: view the video here.
Yarn over (yo), insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, draw the yarn through the stitch, yo, and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook. In the same stitch, repeat the preceding step twice. yo and draw the yarn through all 4 loops on the hook.
R1: Slip Stich Around Wreath (As you go, your “seam” might be crooked but you can straighten it as you go. Squish the rows together to ensure thick enough.)
R2: Ch 1, sc in first sl st, skip 2, sc in next st, rep to end. (You might need to skip more here depending on how many slip stitches you did on previous row) (115 sc)
R3: ch 2, puff stitch in each st around (115 puff stitches)
R4: ch 1, *hdc in next, puff stitch in each of the next 3, hdc in next, sl st in next; rep from * around, sl st to join
R5: *Sl st in hdc from row before, hdc in puff st, ch 1, puff stitch in next,ch 1, hdc in next, sl st in next, sk 1 (slip stitch from row before), rep from * around.
Pull/Fluff to get ring to stay out.
Poinsettia/Christmas Flower (Make 4):
5.5 MM Hook
Brown Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Coffee. Get yours here!)
Red Yarn (I used Big Twist Twinkle Yarn in Red. Get yours here!)
Bobby Pin- I used a bobby pin to attach the flowers to the wreath but you could use glue or sew them on.
R1: 6 sc in Magic Loop
R2: 2 sc in each stitch across (12 sc)
R3: 2 sc in each stitch across (24sc)
R4: Ch 2, dc in next st, *ch 3, skip 2, dc in next 2, rep from * to end, sl st to top of ch 2.
In order to begin the crocodile stitches you will have to slip stitch down your first dc.
R5: Sl st to R4 dc (start of R3), ch 3, *dc 4 around 1st post, dc at top of post, ch 2, sl st in the back of the 1st chain (mini pique), dc in same stitch at top of post, 4 dc around 2nd post in R4. (This is your first petal / crocodile stitch). Skip 1 sc in R3, sl st in next, rep * to end. Sl st in last sc, sl st to first ch on the first petal.
*Need a visual? Check out the images of how to do a crocodile stitch on my Sunshiny Sunflowers Flower Post.
*When finishing off, sew around chains and pull down so they don't show on the back of the petals.