Saturday, December 26, 2015

Crocheted Wreath Ornament

November and the first half of December found me ill and not doing a heck of a lot.  Not sure if it was a strange cold or if I've developed an allergy to something but I had horrid post nasal drip that kept my throat irritated and me coughing.  I coughed so hard I broke a rib!  It was rainy most of this time and when the weather started to dry up I started to feel better.  Christmas Eve the rainy weather returned and so did the post nasal drip and cough...

One little thing I did, though, was make these wreath ornaments for several of my friends as a Christmas remembrance.  There are a few similar ones floating around the internet.  Well, actually I remember seeing them from before the internet was such a big deal... but mine is a bit different than any I've seen before.

Crocheted Wreath Ornament
All rounds in light sage green with a red bow and hanger.

Directions:  Ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring.
Round 1:Ch 3 (counts as first dc).  Dc 19 into ring, join to beginning ch 3 w/sl st.

Round 2: Working in FRONT loop only, *ch 3 sc in next st.*  Repeat *  * in remaining 18 sts. Join to back loop in first st w/sl st.

Round 3: Working in BACK loop only, *ch 4 sc in next st.*  Repeat *  * in remaining 18 sts.  Join w/sl st.

Using a coordinating color, weave a thread around the tops of dc from Round 1 and tie a bow at either top or bottom of wreath as desired.  Trim thread ends.  Tie a loop to the back of the wreath for a hanger if using as a tree ornament or use a small safety pin to attach to your coat lapel.

Try using different shades of yarn.  Use shade 1 for rounds 1 and 2 and a coordinating shade for round 3.  For example, light and medium green with red for the bow and hanger.  Or white for rounds 1 and 2, light blue for round 3 and dark blue for the bow and hanger.

Have fun making your own or message me if you'd like to purchase some for Christmas 2016! $1 each or $10/dozen + shipping.

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