It’s almost that time of year and while we may be celebrating a bit differently this year, I can still decorate for the season. When I set out to design my Country Winter Wreath crochet pattern, I wanted to create something that was timeless and classic, accessible for beginners, yet easy to customize. Seems like a tall order but I feel like I was able to hit all my goals with this pattern.
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I really like the minimalist look for wreaths and Christmas decor in general but I wasn’t satified with just a beautifully, classic crochet wreath. I wanted to kick it up a notch and make it extra festive. Because, let’s be honest, this feels like a year where we’ll need all the extra festiveness we can get
I used Whims Merino DK yarn in this design which is a Z-twist yarn. This z-twist really gives crochet stitches a boost in stitch texture. I wanted to choose a basic stitch that would really pop because of that z-twist. I used one of my favourite stitches: The Thicket Stitch. (You can find a stitch tutorial for how to crochet the Thicket Stitch HERE). The result is an absolutely gorgeous stitch texture with no extra effort or difficult stitching required.
My Country Winter Wreath Crochet Pattern was designed to be easy to customize as well. Don’t like the minimalist look like I went with? Try adding some christmas baubles, extra lights, some greenery, small amigurumis or figurines. The only limit is your imagination my friends.
While you’re here, check out some of my other easy crochet christmas patterns available for free here on my blog:
- Crochet Christmas Gnome Free Pattern – Gnorman the Gnome
- Randy the Reindeer Cactus
- Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler
- 4.0 mm(G) Furls Odyssey Crochet Hook
- 3 hanks – (412 yards/110g) of Whims Merino DK in Undyed
- 1 hank – (118 yards/60g) of Whims Merino DK in Red
- Tapestry Needle
- 15.8” (40.1cm) Foam Wreath Form
- Optional: 7.2 foot long battery operated LED string lights. I used these HERE.
- Optional: Tape, pins or something to hold the lights in place temporarily
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- CH = Chain
- DC = Double Crochet
- FO = Finish Off
- HDC = Half Double Crochet
- SC = Single Crochet
- SK = Skip
- SL ST = Slip Stitch
- ST = Stitch
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- Wreath Body: 6” wide x 44.5” long laid flat
- Bow: 3” wide x 31” long laid flat
- Gauge is not vital to the project although it will affect the amount of yarn needed.
- This pattern is easily adjustable to be used with other sizes of wreath forms. Chain an even number of stitches that fit snuggly around the wreath form you have and follow the pattern instructions until your piece is long enough to fit your wreath form.
Country Winter Wreath – Free Crochet Wreath Pattern
Using undyed yarn, CH 32.
Row 1: (SC, DC) in the 2nd CH from the hook. SK 1, (SC, DC) in the next CH*. Repeat instructions in * * until 2 CHs remain. SK 1, SC in the last CH. (31)
Rows 2 – 184: CH 1 and turn. (SC, DC) in the first ST. *SK 1, (SC, DC) in the next ST*. Repeat instructions in * * until 2 STs remain. SK 1, SC in the last ST. (31)
This piece is meant to fit snuggly against the wreath form. If you aren’t matching gauge or you find your piece isn’t long enough to fit your wreath, continue to add rows of pattern stitch until your piece fits.
Using red yarn, CH 14.
Row 1: HDC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across (13)
Rows 2 – 110: CH 1 and turn. HDC in the first ST and each ST across (13)
Piece for Center of Bow
Using red yarn, CH 7.
Row 1: HDC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across (6)
Rows 2 – 16: CH 1 and turn. HDC in the first ST and each ST across (6)
FO leaving a long tail.
Battery Pocket (Optional)
Using undyed yarn, CH 10
Row 1: (SC, DC) in the 2nd CH from the hook. *SK 1, (SC, DC) in the next CH*. Repeat instructions in * * until 2 CHs remain. SK 1, SC in the last CH. (9)
Rows 2 –11: CH 1 and turn. (SC, DC) in the first ST. *SK 1, (SC, DC) in the next ST*. Repeat instructions in * * until 2 STs remain. SK 1, SC in the last ST. (9)
Row 12: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first ST and each ST across. (9)
FO leaving a long tail to seam the pocket onto the wreath.
Adding the Lights (Optional)
If adding lights to your wreath, hold one end of the lights with one hand to hold it in place and use the other hand to wrap the lights around the wreath form until you are back to where you started. Use a piece of tape or some pins to hold each end of the lights in place temporarily while you cover the wreath with your fabric.
Watch How I Wrap My Wreath with Lights Here:
Covering the Wreath
With the right side of your wreath body piece you created facing you, wrap the wreath body piece around the wreath form so the long ends touch and the stitches line up. Using a long length of yarn threaded onto a tapestry needle, mattress stitch the long ends together, working through the ends of the rows. If you’re using the lights, make sure that the short ends of your wreath body start and end where your lights start and end so that you can make sure the battery pack can be left on the outside of the wreath. When you reach the end, sew the two ends together and leave a small space for the cord for the battery pack. FO and weave in ends.
Here’s a quick video showing me wrap my wreath with crochet and assembling the bow:
Assembling and Adding the Bow
Step 1: Lay the bow piece horizontally on a flat surface in front of you. Take the short ends and cross them over each other to create an x-shape like in the image here. Pinch the center of the bow together and using a tapestry needle threaded with red yarn, sew a running stitch through all layers of the center of the bow, leaving a tail of a few inches remaining at the end.
Step 2: When you’re finished your running stitch, grab both ends of the yarn and cinch the middle together and tie a knot in the yarn, on the back of the bow. Leave the tails to secure the bow to the wreath later.
Step 3: Wrap the center piece for your bow around the center of the bow and match the short ends up on the back of the bow. Use your tail to seam the short ends together and secure it to the bow.
Step 4: Using your remaining tails, sew the bow onto the center, bottom point of your wreath. To help keep your bow from slipping/sagging, when you’re finishing sewing the bow onto the wreath, run your tails under the fabric, in opposite directions and out towards the back of your wreath. Secure with a knot on the back of the wreath, making sure to poke the knot back inside the fabric. Now do this process again back towards the front of the wreath, making sure to hide the knot behind your bow. FO and weave in your ends.
Adding the Battery Pack Pocket to your Crochet Wreath (Optional)
Place the pocket piece on the wreath, opposite to the bow. Using your tail, threaded on a tapestry needle, sew around the outside of the battery pack pocket, attaching it to the back of the wreath, leaving one of the short sides of the pocket piece open. Weave in your ends and place battery pack inside the pocket.
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