This easy wreath ornament could be a lovely addition to your Christmas décor this year. It would be ideal for hanging on your Christmas tree, or for hanging up in any spot where you want to add a little Christmas cheer. It could also make a cute door hanger, or a fun little doodad to hang from the mantelpiece — along with stockings and garlands. Omit the hanging loop, and it could become a pretty Christmas applique.
This is a fast, easy project that would also be nice for those of you who participate in ornament swaps or holiday craft sales. You have permission to sell items made from this pattern, so please do use it to support some great causes this holiday season.
Skill Level: Easy
Materials Needed to Make the Wreath Ornament:
- Medium weight green wool yarn (I used Cascade 220)
plus a small amount of red wool yarn.
- 1 small red ribbon bow
- A size I / 9 5.50 mm crochet hook
- A tapestry needle and sewing thread
Gauge and Finished Size:
My sample wreath measures about 4″ in diameter, not including the hanging loop. The hanging loop adds another 2″. Gauge is not important for this project, but your finished wreath size may vary from the dimensions stated.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:
- ch = chain
- ch-4 space = chain-4 space, meaning a space created when you worked 4 chain stitches in the previous round.
- rep = repeat
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- st = stitch
How to Crochet the Wreath:
ch 20. Join with a sl st to form a ring.
Round 1: Work 1 sl st in ea ch st around the ring.
Round 2: Rep round 1. Stop and weave in your loose end.
Round 3: 28 sc in ring. Sl st to join.
Round 4: [ch 4, skip next st, sl st in next st.] Rep sequence in brackets all the way around.
Round 5: [Sl st in next ch-4 space, ch 4.] Rep the sequence in brackets all the way around. At the end of the round, sl st into the next ch-4 space, then ch 20 or more for a hanging loop. (If you want to use this as a door hanger, keep chaining ’til you have enough stitches that the loop would fit over the door.) When your chain is the length you want it, sl st into the same ch-4 space, and then into the next ch-4 space to anchor the hanging loop.
Thread your tapestry needle with red yarn and use it to stitch loosely around the wreath, working through the front and back loops in round 3.
Stitch a ribbon bow to the bottom of the wreath as pictured.
Block the wreath if desired. You may also wish to stiffen it with something like a glue and water mixture. If you crocheted this pattern with cotton, you could try starching it. I didn’t stiffen the sample wreath, but I crochet tightly, and my wreath is stiff enough on its own. If your wreath feels floppy and flexible, it could be worthwhile to stiffen it up a little.