We are having beautiful weather this week in the Pacific Northwest and it makes me happy and excited for sunny Summer days! This Summer Sun Wreath that will keep every day bright and cheery even if we still have over a month to go until the summer season.
- 12 inch round styrofoam wreath.
- Yellow worsted weight yarn. I used two full skeins of Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Mustard.
- Size H Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Wood Pennant Flags (found them at Michaels craft store for 29 cents each)
- Yellow Sharpie paint pen
SC = Single Crochet
SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease
Wreath Pattern: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:
Chain 21, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain, chain 1, turn (20 SC)
Rows 2-132: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (20 SC)
I was able to get 132 rows out of one skein of yarn. If you get more than that, that is ok. The yarn is stretchy. Leave long tail for sewing it onto styrofoam 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. I promise!
Stitch the ends together as well.
Sun Rays Pattern: Make 16Magic ring, 4 SC in ring, continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around (6 SC)
Round 3: SC in each stitch around (6 SC)
Round 4: SC decrease, SC in next, 2 SC in next two, SC in last (7 SC)
Round 5: SC decrease, SC in next, 2 SC in next three, SC in last (9 SC)
Round 6: SC in each stitch around (9 SC)
Round 7: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (12 SC)
Round 8: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (18 SC)
Round 9-15: SC in each stitch around (18 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail.
You can stuff them lightly with poly-fil but I decided I liked the way they looked without the stuffing. If you do stuff them, you will need to sew them shut before you sew them onto the wreath.
Sew sun rays around edge of wreath. Weave in tails as you go.
You will want to paint/draw on your "SUN" letters. You can either do this freehand, or feel free to use my template. You can download and print out my template HERE <------
First I traced the letters with a ball point pen.
This leaves an indent for me to color in.
Then I colored in the letters with a yellow Sharpie paint pen.
String your flags onto a piece of yarn and sew the yarn tightly onto either side of the wreath
Now hang it on your door or in your house for all to see!
I made a little loop of yarn on the back of my wreath for it to hang on the wreath hanger.
If you like this you might like my other seasonal wreaths!
------> Fall Wreath <------
------> Snowball Wreath <------