December is here and I've over compensated for the lack of celebrating Thanksgiving with family by over decorating for Christmas. Anyone else? It just didn't feel like the Holiday's so I had to make sure there wasn't a place in the house where you don't know it was Christmas.
I'm so excited to share with you my mini wreath ornaments. The inspo really started in the dollar section at Target- I mean, isn't that where everyone get's their inspiration? I'm a sucker for their "dollar" section. I always say I'm "just going to look" but I always end up buying. When I saw these little wooden words they reminded me of the big wooden words I used for my Christmas Flower Wreath (check out that pattern here.) So they ended up in my cart (along with numerous other things I didn't go in for...) and I crafted up these cuties.
This pattern is super simple and works up so quick- you can make these as last minute Christmas gifts or quick enough to enjoy on your tree yet this year! I added some little berries and some Christmas striped ribbon- but you can decorate them how you see fit!
Let the count down to Christmas begin!
Prefer Videos? I made a quick tutorial on how to make the Mini Wreath Ornament. You can find it in the "Crochet Tutorials", on youtube and below.
5 mm hook
Red Heart Super Saver (Weight 4) I used Paddy Green.
Mini Foam Circle approx. 3 inches in diameter. Here is an example.
Puff Stitch: Yarn over, insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, (yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop) 4 times. There will be 11 loops on the hook. Yarn over, and draw the hook through all loops on the hook.
Start by wrapping yarn around wreath. I do a series of single crochet stitches around the form. (When working around the form- they look more like slip stitches- you're doing it right) You do not need to be concerned with the number of stitches as you will reestablish that in the first row. (Continue to push the stitches/wrap together to ensure no spaces, a little overlap is good.) Once completely covered you will start crocheting into the string that's around the foam circle. I try to get about 56 stitches that way- spacing out for my single crochets in the next row is easy math.
R1: ch 1, Sc 28 times around, sl st to join (I usually start by determining how many slip stitches I have in the wrapping process and determine how many to skip from there.)
R2: Ch 2, *Puff stitch, sc, rep * around to starting chain, sl st to starting chain.
Finish off leaving extra long trail as this will be the hoop to hang on the tree.