Updated: Mar 4
I absolutely love that there are no boundaries with crochet. It’s so much more than afghans and granny squares (not that I don’t absolutely love both of those things- don’t get me wrong.) The options for crochet are unlimited - really! I would have never thought I would crochet a wreath, but here we are. I’m so excited to be sharing this with all of you. Quite honestly, it would have been sooner but I mis-ordered my Welcome sign. (See the picture below... I guess measuring is kind of important...) I was so in love with the color of the mini one so I ordered a new one and stained it myself. (Luckily we had some stain remaining from refinishing our hardwood floors- score for re-use and what luck it was the right color! Apparently there's a theme with my taste!)
This wreath was pretty simple to make and you can finish it in no time! Think of all the possibilities! You can't leave it simple with just a wooden sign OR you can add decorative pieces to it. Stay tuned for my fall accents I'll be adding to this one! I'm already thinking ahead to Christmas! (No shame.)
Find my free pattern below.
5.5 mm Hook
Weight 4 Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Buff Fleck)
Styrofoam Wreath (I used 15.8” Circumference and 6” around) Get the same one I used here!
Wooden Welcome Sign- Get the same one I used here!
Gorilla Glue- to adhere the Welcome Sign
*For tutorial on “wrapping” the wreath follow the link to the video below:
R1: Slip Stich around Wreath (As you go, your “seam” might be crooked but you can straighten it. Squish the rows together to ensure thick enough and foam backing doesn’t show through. It’s okay if they overlap some.)
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) (172 sc)
R3: Ch 2, ch 1, dc in same sp. *skip 2 sp, V-stitch in next sp, rep from * to end.
R4: Ch 1, *hdc in V Stitch, ch 7, hdc in next v stitch and in space between v stitches, rep from * to end
R5: Ch 1, *sc 9 into ch, skip 1 hdc, sl st in center hdc, skip next hdc, rep from * to end. Sl st to starting sc
*I braided approximately 2 feet of yarn (9 strands), tied the ends and looped it through the 3rd row in between 2 V-Stitches so it sits between the arches to create a matching hanger.