Once upon a time – a very long time ago – I had all kinds of time on my hands! Pregnant with our second son, I passed most weekdays alone at home.
I spent a lot of time keeping my hands busy and these little 15 Minute Crocheted Wreaths were one of the projects I worked on during the Christmas season. I made dozens and dozens of them to adorn gifts and hang on the tree.
Fast forward 23 years and 6 more babies and I can hardly remember what having time on my hands was like. 🙂 I still make these little wreaths though because they’re quick and easy – and just plain fun to make.
If you’ve got 15 minutes, a crochet hook, and a little yarn and ribbon, you can whip up a few yourself – just in time for tacking onto a few gifts or adding to your tree.
(This project originally appeared at Day2DayJoys.com.)
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Not a crocheter? This handy little pocket guide is fantastic and will teach you nineteen stitches as well as helpful tips and information on choosing the best yarn for your projects. It’s what I recommend to all of my crochet students.
Start by forming a slip knot and chaining 18.
Join with a slip stitch to create a loop.
Chain 3. This counts as the first double crochet.
Do not turn. Double crochet in the first chain, working over beginning loose end. Work 2 double crochets in the second chain.
Continue around ring, alternating between one and two double crochets in each stitch: 28 double crochet stitches.
Connect to first double crochet using a slip stitch.
Chain 5. Do not turn.
Skip the first double crochet from the hook and slip stitch in the next double crochet.
Continue around wreath, finishing with a slip stitch in the last double crochet stitch: 14 chain 5 loops.
Turn wreath over and slip stitch chain on back at base of beginning chain stitch.
End off and weave end into stitches on back of wreath.
Cut an 18″ length of 3/8″ ribbon and weave through the double stitches, beginning and ending at the top.
Tie a bow with the remaining ribbon and trim edges.
It took me 11 minutes from slip knot to ribbon trimming to make one of these cute little crocheted wreaths. Fast. Easy. Fun!
If you like them for tree ornaments, consider making them in a variety of colors or a single color that doesn’t blend in with the tree. They also make fun little embellishments for DIY Gift Bags, or strung on a ribbon to create a Christmas garland.
How would you use them?
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