Happy December! The first of our free Christmas amigurumi is this adorable crochet wreath. We’ll have the knit version tomorrow as well as more free goodies all this month. Be sure to subscribe to our blog so you get our patterns and goodies sent right to your email!
Christmas Wreath (Crochet)
Finished Size: Approximately 3” (11.4cm) diameter.
Crochet Hook: Size E-4 US (3.5mm).
Yarn: Acrylic worsted weight. Yardages are approximate:
• Color A (Green) 12yd (11.0m);
• Color B (Red) 6yd (8.2m);
• Felt: black.
• Embroidery floss: black, white.
• Yarn or tapestry needle; embroidery needle.
Stitches & Abbreviations:
INVDEC: Invisible decrease: Insert the hook through the front loop of st and then through the front loop of the next st. Yarn over and pull yarn through both front loops. Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
MR: Make ring: Make a loop by putting the yarn tail behind the yarn from the skein. Leave a 4″ (10cm) tail. Using the hook, pull the working yarn through the loop, leaving a loop now on the hook.
SC: Single crochet.
Wreath is worked in a continuous spiral. Do not join rnds. You may wish to use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of a rnd.
Starting at center of wreath with E-4/3.5mm hook and COLOR A, ch 18, join with a slip stitch in first ch to make ring.
Rnd 1: Sc in each sc around. (18 sts)
Rnd 2: Increase 6 sts evenly. (24 sts)
Rnd 3: Increase 6 sts evenly. (30 sts)
Rnd 4: Increase 6 sts evenly. (36 sts)
Rnds 5-7: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 8: Invdec 6 sc evenly spaced. (30 sts)
Rnd 9: Invdec 6 sc evenly spaced. (24 sts)
Rnd 10: Invdec 6 sc evenly spaced. (18 sts)
Cut yarn leaving 8″/20cm tail. Using a tapestry needle, stuff firmly while whipstitching Rnd 1 to Rnd 10. Weave in end.
Rnd 4: Invdec 6 sc evenly spaced. (6 sts)
Rnd 5: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 8: Invdec 12 sc evenly spaced. (12 sts)
Next Step: Using pattern pieces, cut out two eyes from black felt. Separate one strand from black embroidery floss and attach eyes with applique stitch as shown in the photo above. Using three strands of embroidery floss, back stitch mouth as shown. Using three strands of white embroidery floss, make a french knot and straight stitch for each eye.
Designed by Lisa Eberhart,
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