Today I have been experimenting and fiddling around with wool. Which is odd in itself as I’m not the sort of person who does that. Usually I am following a pattern or making something off the top of my head without actually pausing to discover new stitches for myself.
But today I have been making Christmas wreaths. Some are better than others. They have all been crocheted.
Here is my pin board with the wreaths. I will definitely be changing this closer to Christmas! This is just a first draft!
I was playing around with the green wool and this is how I did it (sorry for my crappy pics).
I wrapped the wool around my fingers 7 or 8 times.
Then made a slip stitch.
Then double (single in US) crocheted all the way around it.
I added gold beads to the green wool wreath. And left a long piece of wool to hang it with.
I also got creative and made…
A ribbon wreath.
A metallic embroidery thread wreath – it’s very small!
A naff ribbon / wool / thread mix…
Not sure about this one!
And a thick red and white ‘candy cane’ wreath which is my favourite.
I like the metallic thread one and I think it would be great if I made another one and made a pair or earrings.
You could also make a loop and hang these on the tree or as a garland.
They are very easy and quick to make.
I think they need something extra though…like crocheted holly leaves, or a needle-felted robin!.
Also, you could make HUUUUUGE ones and use them as hoop-la games!
Have a go…