Friday, November 22, 2013

Crocheted Snowball Wreath


I'm dreaming of some snow this winter. Just enough so my boys can build a snowman in the backyard :) While I wait for those first few flakes, I decided to make a little bit of a winter wonderland in our house and I'm starting with this crocheted snowball wreath! I have visions of snowball garland hung  across the mantel, in the entry way and on the banister. If I can make it happen I will post lots of pictures! Although I can already see my husband giving me crazy looks for trying to yarn bomb our house.



I used a 12 inch round green styrofoam wreath. I found mine at Michaels.
The blue yarn is Red Heart with Love in Iced Aqua
You are going to create a long crocheted strip that you will then wrap around and stitch together onto the wreath.

The pattern is simple:
With size H hook
Chain 21, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain, chain 1, turn (20 SC)
Rows 2-150: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (20 SC)
Leave a long long tail after your last row so you can stitch the edges together onto the wreath.

When you wrap your crocheted strip around the wreath make sure your rows match up. Now take your tapestry needle and start stitch it together. It always looks like it won't work out, but keep matching up the beginning of the row to the end of the same row and it will all come together with no lumps or bumps at the end.




Now make your snowballs. I made mine in a couple different sizes. Here are the patterns:


With white yarn and a size G hook..

Large Snowball:
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 5 SC in ring, continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (10 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next stitch, repeat around (15 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next two, repeat around (20 SC)
Round 5-7: SC in each stitch around (20 SC)
Round 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, repeat around 
Round 9: SC decrease, SC in next stitch, repeat around
stuff with poly-fil
Round 10: SC decrease around until closed.

Medium Snowball:
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 5 SC in ring, continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (10 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next stitch, repeat around (15 SC)
Round 4-6: SC in each stitch around (15 SC)
Round 7: SC decrease, SC in next stitch, repeat around 
stuff with poly-fil
Round 8: SC decrease around until closed.

Small Snowball:


Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 5 SC in ring, continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (10 SC)
Round 3-4: SC in each stitch around (10 SC)
stuff with poly-fil
Round 5: SC decrease around until closed.

Leave a long tail on the end of the snowballs to sew onto your wreath. But to be honest, I got tired of sewing snowballs so I whipped out my hot glue gun and just glued them in place :)




If you missed my snowman pattern, you can find it HERE
He sits on the middle of the wreath so nicely!

Now to make a some cute crocheted bunting!
First make 4 triangle pennant flags:
Chain 6, SC in second chain from hook, HDC in next, DC in next two, TC in last. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Now you are going to chain 10 (or so) and then single crochet into the top of the flags. Chain 3 in between the flags.




I cut the word "snow" out of red felt and glued it on with a little hot glue.


Now I'm enjoying my little bit of "snow" while watching my favorite Christmas movies :) 
I love this time of year!


41 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed your gingerbread man post, but this one is cute too. How sweet this is. And, the best part is that you can make something that can't be found at the store. Thank you.
    Susanne :)

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  2. I just wanted to let you know that I love your patterns.. and say thank you sooo much!.. Right now I am working my fingers off making owl hats for my nieces!.. lol.. all I wanted was to make one for a Christmas present, I am on ten now.. lol. your earflap pattern is the best one I have tried, very well written!.. So thank you again!..

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  3. thank you! love it! need to make
    bunting is sooo cute!!!

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  4. love this wreath!! i wanted to make a crochet one for halloween, but ended up doing something different. But this is so adorable that if i have time its a must!

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  5. Beautifull !! I wanted to make a fall wreath but did not finish it. So I started one for winter. I will add some of your ideas.

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  6. thank you for your patterns now I have something to do, I find your patterns and ideas lovely

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  7. Lovely!! :) ♥ Thank U for the inspiration! :)
    TWF Kami*

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  8. I'm making this now, I would love to know how many of each of the snowballs you made just as a bit of a guide.

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  9. Thank you for the pattern! Making mine now. How many snowballs of each do you make?

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  10. Hi I am new to your blog and wanted to say thank you for sharing your patterns. I love this snow man decoration, I have not been crocheting long and I know I will enjoy making this. Thanks again.
    Julie. C

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  11. This is adorable!! I love it : ) Pinning!

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  12. What a great idea and lovely pattern....thank you :)

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  13. I love it!! thanks for the pattern

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  14. This is simply fabulous! I started crocheting just a few months back, and I am loving your blog! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  15. Really love your blog - I'm a new blogger and new crochet-er - I wrote about you in my blog post:) http://notyourgranny.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/the-crochet-community-is-so-cozy/

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  16. This is adorable!! Wonderful work :D

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  17. I just wanted you to know that cause I love your wreath so much, I pinned it on my Pinterest.... AND IT'S A HIT! I already have 48 repins and 7 likes! I linked the pin back to this post ;)

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  18. That's really just too cool! Love the idea!

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  19. can you tell me about how long in inches the blue section measure's, I have yet to find the wreath but want to get the rest crocheted so I can put it together when I find it, love this so much, also made a gingerbread man he is adorable

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  20. Just love this .. tnx for sharing

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    Explanations in English does not pose a problem for me but for my readers is another story.
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    Pending a positive response from you,
    Little Fingers Fairy

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  22. Thanks for this great pattern. I've just made it as a present for xmas for a couple of friends who love snowmen!

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  23. it's really cute! I love it
    thank you very much for sharing the pattern
    have a nice day

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  24. Found your blog from Ravelry. You are SO talented and creative. I'm going to visit a lot, and intend to repeat (cr)after you. :)

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  25. Thanks so much for this very cute winter wreath! Also, thanks for all your designs that you post freely for anyone to use. It really encourages me to try to be creative with what I do. I have enjoyed your hat designs especially, since I made many of them.

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  26. It looks perfect! You are my idol! Regards from Cyprus

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  27. Do you happen to have the stencil that you used for the word snow??? My letters are coming out horrible.....Probably not helping that I'm trying to do it by hand... Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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  28. So cute and funky! I will save the pattern for next year! Really brings a smile to your face!

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  29. Precious, simply precious!! You put a lot of work into this piece. Pinning!

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  30. Can you show how you attach this beautiful wreath to the door hanger? What do you use to hang this wreath?

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