Monday, November 16, 2015

Crochet Christmas Wreath - free pattern

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Last year I shared my Christmas Tree pattern with you which was a huge success. For this Christmas it's going to be a beautiful wreath which includes patterns for holly leaves, pine cone and berries. 

Christmas Wreath 
Holly leaves

The pattern is written in standard American terms.

Abbreviations:
ch - chain
st - stitch
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
hdc - half double crochet (UK - half treble)
dc - double crochet (UK - treble)
sc2tog - single crochet worked together in 2 consecutive stitches (sc decrease)

Materials needed:
DK/light worsted weight yarn 
Crochet hook size G/4.00 mm
Tapestry needle

Size:
Each leaf measures approximately 4 inches long and 2 inches wide

Note: For working a **picot, make ch 2 and sc in the previous stitch.

Instruction
Round 1: Ch 15, sc in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 3 ch, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 3 ch, sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch, sc in next 2 ch on the other side, hdc in next 3 ch, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 3 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next ch at the tip, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next 4 ch


Round 2: sc in next 2 sts, [hdc, picot, sc] in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 


hdc in next st, [dc, picot, hdc] in next st, sc in next 3 sts, [hdc, picot, sc] in next st,


sc in next 2 sts, ch 4, sc in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sc in next 3 sts,


[sc, picot, hdc] in next st, sc in next 3 sts, [hdc, picot, dc] in next st,


hdc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, [sc, picot, hdc] in next st, sl st in next st. Break off yarn. 


To make the vein on the leaf, hold yarn beneath the leaf and insert the hook from top of the leaf near the stalk and pull the yarn to the top thus forming a loop or chain. Insert hook in next st or in front of the loop formed and again pull yarn through the loop, repeat the process until you reach the tip of the leaf. Break off yarn and weave in the loose ends.


Berries
For the berries I used 3.5 mm hook. Also you'll need a small amount of toy filling to stuff the berries as well as the pine cone.
Note: Work in continuous rounds without joining at the end of each round.

Round 1: Using red ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (12)
Round 3 to 5: sc in each sc around (12)
Stuff the berry with filling. 
Round 6: sc2tog 6 times (6)
round 7: sc in each sc, break off yarn leaving a long tail. Using a tapestry needle weave the tail through all the stitches and pull it tight to close the opening. Weave in the loose end.



Pine cone 
Note: Work in continuous rounds without joining at the end of each round. Fill with stuffing as you progress.
Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12)
From the next round onwards work into the back loops only.
Round 3: [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times (15)
Rounds 4 to 8: sc in each st around (15)
Round 9: [sc in 3 sts, sc2tog] 3 times (12)
Round 10: sc in each st around (12)
Round 11 (work into both the loops): sc2tog 6 times. Break off yarn leaving a long tail. Weave the tail though all the stitches, pull it tight and close the opening.  


You will have 8 rounds of unworked front loops stitches into which you will be working the scales.

Join yarn in the unworked front loop of 1st stitch in round 10 and work [sc, dc, sc] in every alternate stitch of round 10,


For rounds 9 and 8 work [(sc, 2 dc, sc) in next st, skip next st] around.
Round 7 and 6 work [(sc, 3 dc, sc) in next st, skip next st] around.
Round 5 to 3 work [(sc, 4 dc, sc) in next st, skip next st] around. Break off yarn and weave in the loose ends.


Now you have your holly, berries and pine cones ready. Additionally you'll need a cardboard cut into circle as big as you want the wreath to be, craft glue and ribbon. First glue a layer of leaves to the circle as shown below. 


Then form the second layer by gluing leaves in the space between 2 leaves. Tie the cones together and tie the berries together and secure them to the wreath by sewing them through the cardboard using yarn needle and thread.


Tie a ribbon and your wreath is ready!


I hope you enjoy making this beautiful wreath. 
Have a great day!




14 comments:

  1. Wow !! That looks great, Pradeepa !! :) Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    I was looking for your emailid but I could not find on your blog and you are a no-reply blogger so I don't get when you comment on my post. I need some suggestion, could you please write a test email to me at preetipalnewatgmaildotcom

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    1. Thanks Preeti! I have added my contact info in the blog. I didn't know I was a no-reply blogger. I rectified it now.

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  2. Lovely wreath !!!! Thanks for the tutorial !
    Have a creative week !
    Anna

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  3. hello pradeepa...what a gorgeous wreath...thank you for sharing the pattern and the tutorial...new to your blog and am enjoying
    the older post...you are a talented individual...thank you, again...take care...sally

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  4. Love this pattern. Looks like I need to do a lot of writing cause I want to copy it to make.

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  6. That is a lovely wreath! Just in time for Christmas decors. Thank you for the pattern:)

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  7. thank you for your tut...it is beautiful....gorgeous pics

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  8. Que lindo trabalho, parabéns!!!
    Apaixonei pelas pinhas, como ficaram graciosas!!!
    Com certeza, as crocheteiras amarão a receita.

    Abraços e lindo dia.

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  9. Super cute! I think adding some floral wire to the "stem" of thr holly would make it easy to adjust and "fluff-out" to look like a real holly wreath. Or just crocheting a ton of pinecones and adding little white or green holly leaves would be awesome too! Can't wait to try it out!

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  10. Hola, que bonita es la corona y muchas gracias por el patrón.
    besos

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  11. Lovely wreath - don't know what I didn't see it last year! As a suggestion, could you provide print capability for the pattern? I can't keep referring to my computer for direction! :)
    thank you!

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