Warm up your decor with this cozy crochet wreath!
It’s that perfect transition piece that still works for Thanksgiving, but is also a great piece for dipping your toe into Christmas crafting. It’s great for all winter long really!
Because it uses jumbo yarn it’s easy and comes together super quickly too.
You may be wondering if it’s easy enough for a beginner? The short answer is yes!
Long answer: The thick yarn can be a bit of a wrestle, and chaining around a wreath form is more work than a typical beginner crochet project but I still think a total beginner could tackle this. Just don’t be afraid to frog it (pull it out and start again) if it’s not looking clean and tight.
Speaking of, I also have a crochet series dedicated to teaching people how to crochet. If you want to learn more, my Crochet Basics series starts from the very beginning with how to hold your hook and chaining: CLICK HERE.
For this post, I share a video that shows you exactly how to wrap and hold the yarn around the wreath so you don’t have to guess your way through pictures.
Let’s get to it!
- 20 yards of Jumbo size 7 yarn*
- 10 inch wreath form **
- Craft paint to match your yarn
- 9 or 10 mm crochet hook***
*I bought one skein of Ariel Big! Loops & Threads yarn in cream. It is 20.5 yards and 8.8 oz. I had less than a yard leftover when I was done.
**I found my 10 inch wreath form from Dollar Tree. Woot woot! The wreath is just about 10 inches in diameter and the ring itself is just under 2 inches – ish. If your foam wreath has different dimension, you may need to adjust the amount of yarn you need. One skein was just barely enough to finish my wreath.
***It doesn’t matter too much what size your hook is. As long as it can grab the very thick jumbo sized yarn and pull it nice and tight. After the initial chaining to the wreath form (done with fingers), the loops are worked in very tight chains and slip stitches that are easier to manage with a hook, rather than your fingers.
Cost: If you can get your yarn on sale or with a coupon, and your wreath from the dollar store, you can likely whip up this wreath for around $10. Not bad!
If the video player has not yet popped to the top or side of your screen, you should be able to see it here.
Music credit: Pleasant Pictures Music Club.
TUTORIAL and PATTERN
STEP ONE: Paint the wreath form to match your yarn.
This will help the finished look of the wreath look more polished. You don’t want any green bits poking through through any stitches.
Let it dry completely.
STEP TWO: Chain around the wreath form 52 times.
Form a slip stitch, leaving a 6-7 inch tail. Insert your pointer finger and thumb into the open loop.
Wrap the yarn around the wreath, pull/pinch the working yarn (attached to the yarn ball/skein, not the tail) through the loop around your fingers with your fingers to pull up another loop.
Put the yarn ball through the middle of the wreath, wrap it again, and pull another loop of yarn through with your fingers.
(The video makes these written instructions much more clear.)
Slide the stitches close together to make room for more stitches, as needed.
Repeat this for a total of 52 stitches around the wreath.
When you make it all the way around the wreath, slip stitch to the first chain.
STEP THREE: Create chained loops.
Using your crochet hook, create five tight chains.
Skip the next two stitches, and work a slip stitch in the third stitch from the hook (aka the last stitch worked). This creates one chained loop.
Repeat this pattern of working 5 tight chains, skipping two stitches, and working a slip stitch into the next stitch for a total of 17 loops.
To complete the final 17th loop, you will need to slip stitch into the stitch that started the first loop.
STEP FOUR: Tie off and tuck in ends.
Tie off the end. Trim off any excess yarn, leaving at least 7 inches for a tail. Now tuck in both the beginning and ending tail into the stitches wrapping the wreath.
Option: Add a loop of ribbon so you can hang it up.