Crochet Winter Wreath – Free Pattern

free pattern crochet christmas wreath

Every winter I make new Christmas decorations. This winter I have experimented with the wreath form and made a crochet Christmas wreath. The cover for the styropor ring is crocheted and decorated with felted, embroidered beeds and crochet leaves and crochet stars.

Materials

Hook   8 mm   US: 11/L        3,5 mm   US: 4/E

Yarn  

White yarn for ring: 1 skein Andes from DROPS/Garnstudio. 65% wool 35% alpaca. 100g/96m, 3,53 ounces/10 yards. This is a soft, super bulky yarn, so the crocheting went fast.

Red yarn for stars: 1 skein DROPS Muskat in shade #12 red. 100% mercerized Egyptian cotton, 50g – 100m, 1,76 ounces – 109 yards.

Brown yarn for leaves: 1 skein DROPS Alpaca in shade #607 light brown. 100% alpaca. 50g – 166m, 1,76 ounces – 182 yards.

1 Styropor Ring   diameter 20 cm/8 inches

Wool Roving   in red, white and brown colors

DMC Embroidery Yarn   in beige

Sewing Needles A small one for the embroidery thread and a bigger one for sewing the edges of the crochet rectangle together.

First you crochet a rectangle for covering the styropor ring. I chose a white color for creating a ‘snowy’ effect.

Crochet Ring Pattern

Chain 17

Row 1   Chain 3, skip 3, 17 double crochets across.

Row 2   Chain 2, 17 double crochets in back loop across.

Repeat row 2 27 times. Since I crochet very tight, you might not need so many rows to get the desired length. Try to fold the rectangle around the outer circle, so you can check, when you have crocheted enough.

Sew together the short egdes of the crochet fabric, while the fabric is placed around the ring. Then sew  the long edges together. This yarn creates a nice, textured look for the ring.

 Felted Beads

I have previously felted beads from wool roving. Please, read my Felted Beads Tutorial for making these big beads.

I embroidered the beads with some simple, embroidery patterns inspired by pictures found on Pinterest.

Five Star Crochet Star

The red crochet stars are made from a free crochet pattern. You can find it on Crochet Star Pattern Christmas. I used a 3,5 mm hook and the above mentioned red Muskat yarn.

free crochet pattern star

Crochet Leaves Pattern

Crochet these leaves double stranded with the alpaca yarn and with a 3,5 mm hook.

Chain 5

Row 1   Chain 1, 5 single crochets across.

Row 2   Chain 1, 5 single crochets across.

Row 3   Chain 1, 2 single crochets in next stitch, 1 single crochet in next stitch, 1 single crochet in next stitch, 1 single crochet in next stitch, 2 single crochets in next stitch.

Row 4   1 slip stitch in next stitch, 1 slip stitch in next stitch, 4 single crochets across.

Row 5   Chain 1, 2 single crochets in next stitch, 1 single crochet in next stitch, 1 single crochet in next stitch, 1 single crochet in next stitch, 2 single crochets in next stitch.

Row 6   1 slip stitch in next stitch, 1 slip stitch in next stitch, 4 single crochets across.

Row 7   Chain 1, 2 single crochets in next stitch, 1 single crochet in next stitch, 1 single crochet in next stitch, 2 single crochets in next stitch.

Row 8   1 slip stitch in next stitch, 3 single crochets across.

Row 9   Chain 1, 3 single crochets across.

Row 10   Chain 1, 3 single crochets across.

Row 11   Chain 1, 2 single crochets across.

Row 12   Chain 1, 3 single crochets across.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Crochet 9 leaves in total. Sew 3 leaves together to form a ‘plant’.

free pattern folded crochet leaves

Sew the beads, stars and leaves on top of the crochet winter wreath.

crochet winter wreath free tutorial

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