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Miniature Crochet Wreath

This charming yarn craft is made using the single crochet stitch, and can be used any number of ways during the holidays—as a napkin ring, a gift topper, or an ornament for your tree.

miniature crochet wreaths red green white

Photography: Shanna Sullivan

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

These wreaths, designed by Teresa Carter of DeBrosse, are crocheted using a unique bulky weight yarn. Its tubular, T-shirt feel makes this material easy to work with in your hands and won't fray or split with the pulling of stitches—making it a good first crochet project. If you're a beginner, use our basic crochet how-to as a guide.

 

Abbreviations:

Sc = single crochet

materials

  • 7mm crochet hook

  • Yarn (Pictured: Bernat Maker Home Dec. Yarn, in Cream, $10, michaels.com.)

  • Wooden rings (Pictured: Unfinished solid wooden rings, $11 for 50, amazon.com.)

steps

  1. Tie a slip knot by placing the tail end over the working yarn, then reaching through to grab the working yarn and pulling it up through the loop; leave a 5-inch tail. (Note: Working yarn is the yarn connected to the source.)

     

    tie slipknot for crochet wreath
  2. Tighten slip knot and place securely onto crochet hook.

    insert crochet hook into slipknot wreath
  3. Work Scs around the wooden ring: Insert your hook through the ring and place the yarn over the hook, then push the hook over the ring, yarn over again, and draw through the loop on your hook. Shimmy stitches close together to cover the ring entirely.

     

    working yard around wooden wring crochet wreath
  4. Cut a 5-inch tail from working yarn and pull through the final loop.

    working yarn as a 5-inch tail and pull through the loop crochet wreath
  5. Tie loose ends together in a bow and trim excess yarn.

    tying loose ends together in a bow of wreath bowtie

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