Crochet Christmas Wreath

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Happy December! I love crocheting wreaths for the holidays and seasons and my collection was in much need of a Christmas wreath. So keeping with my usual style, I created this jolly version with Santa as the centerpiece! I posted the crochet Santa Claus pattern earlier today. You can find it HERE. And now I will tell you how I made the rest of the pieces to the Christmas Wreath and how you can put it together!

Wreath Form:
– 12 in wreath form (I found mine at Michaels craft store).
– Bernat Super Value yarn in Lush green, Berry, and Kelly Green. Shop all colors at Yarnspirations.com!
– Size H crochet hook
– Tapestry needle

First you will create a long crocheted strip that you will then wrap around and stitch together onto the wreath, alternating color as follows:
10 rows of lush (light) green, 2 rows kelly green, 2 rows lush green, 4 rows red, 2 rows lush green, 2 rows kelly green, 10 rows lush. Go through this pattern 6 times, ending on a row of kelly green so it matches up with the begging row of lush green.

OR just crochet the strip in a solid color :)

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(approx): 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.
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Christmas Lights:
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in Bright Yellow, Berry red, Lush green, Aqua, and black. Shop all colors at Yarnspirations.com
– Size G crochet hook
– Polyfil fiber stuffing
– Tapestry needle
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Crochet Christmas Light Pattern:
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 4 SC, pull tight and continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (8 SC)
Round 3: SC in each stitch around (8 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around (12 SC)
Round 5: SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around (16 SC)
Round 7-9: SC in each stitch around (16 SC)
Round 10: SC Decrease, SC in next 2, repeat around
Round 11: SC Decrease, SC in next, repeat around
Now is a good time to start stuffing with poly-fil and continue stuffing until completely closed.
change to black yarn
Round 12-13: SC in each stitch around (8 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail and similar to what you did to close the bottom of the mouse (SEE TUTORIAL HERE), you will use your tapestry needle to close the top of the bulb. Weaving your needle under the back loops of the stitches (two at a time) sew it shut.
Create a little loop at the top before fastening off and weaving in ends. This makes it easy to string up!
Create a long chain to string lights on.  A chain of about 60 was enough for 4 bulbs so double or triple accordingly.

Crochet Santa Claus Pattern is located HERE

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Now lets put it all together! String and stitch lights onto your wreath and place Santa sitting in the bottom center. Now would be a good time to get out your glue gun if stitching everything in place gets too frustrating :)
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Merry Christmas everyone! Be sure to tag @RepeatCrafterMe on social media so I can see your crochet wreaths!
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Comments

  1. Barbara says

    Sarah: Thanks so much for showing the directions for the Christmas lights. I’ve been looking for one for a long time. Lights are a favorite memory from my childhood.

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