Thursday, 7 November 2013

Crochet Christmas Wreath

Following on from my previous post updating you on recent events you may have seen the Autumn wreath that I made, inspired by the brilliant blog Repeat Crafter Me. When I showed my mum she loved it and asked if I could make a Christmas version for a family friend in Ireland.

After planning the details with her about the design and what decorations she wanted I got cracking and after a few days ended up with this:

As you can see I've stuck to the traditional Christmas colours of red, green and white, (using Stylecraft Special DK in Green, Lipstick and White) adding some white sparkly snowflakes (yarn came free with Simply Crochet this month), holly and berries and a big red bow to add to it. The base is a simple single crochet changing colours after 12 rows, adding 3 rows of white in between. The snowflake pattern is from Simply Crochet Issue 11, the holly is from Attic 24, berries are my own creation, and the bow, again, is a simple single crochet, making it as big or small as you want it by adjusting your foundation chain. I also added a small bobble edging in white to add a bit of contrast.

Overall I'm really pleased with it and will make myself one for our flat as this will be our first Christmas in our own place and as a married couple :)

Betty xXx

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