Instructions

GAUGE: 5 dcs and 3 rows = 2 inches.

DIRECTIONS: 

WREATH:

  1. Row 1: With green, ch 250 (remembering that the lp on hk never counts as one of the chs). Dc in fourth ch from hk and in each remaining ch across row: count 248 dcs (count beg ch-3 as 1 dc here and throughout).
  2. Row 2: Ch 3, turn; sk first dc (the one directly below the ch-3), dc in each remaining dc and top of beg ch-3.
  3. Rows 3-9: Repeat Row 2, fastening off at the end of Row 9.
  4. BOW: B-Row 1: With red, ch 60. Dc in fourth ch from hk and in each remaining ch across row: count 58 dcs.
  5. B-Rows 2-5: Repeat wreath Row 2, fastening off at the end of B-Row 5.

CENTER PIECE:

  1. CP-Row 1: With red, ch 8. Dc in fourth ch from hk and in each remaining ch across row: count 6 dcs.
  2. CP-Rows 2-6: Repeat wreath Row 2, fastening off at the end of CP-Row 6.
  3. Fold bow as shown in Wreath Fig. 1. Wrap center of bow with center piece with ends meeting in back. Sew ends together with matching yarn.

BERRIES: With red, ch 200. Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Cut each hanger as shown in Wreath Fig. 2. Straighten wires.
  2. Weave one wire through Row 3 of green piece, weaving under one, over one. Gather crocheted piece to fit wire as you weave. Weave second wire through Row 4.
  3. Bend wires to form a circular wreath. Twist each set of ends together and trim off excess wire. With green yarn and tapestry needle, tack wreath ends together.
  4. Weave red ch over 2 dcs in Row 3, leaving about a 3-inch-long tail in back. (The red that shows on front is a berry and should not be pulled tight.) Working counterclockwise, measure 3 inches to the left and weave red ch over 2 dcs in Row 5; measure another 3 inches to the left and weave ch over 2 dcs in Row 3. Continue to weave the red ch around wreath in this manner, creating a zigzag pattern between Rows 3 and 5 in back. Tie ends together in back at end of round.
  5. Referring to photo at left for position, use matching yarn to sew bow to wreath.§

FINISHED SIZE: Wreath measures about 16 inches across.

Abbreviations

  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • dc(s) double crochet(s)
  • hdc(s) half double crochet(s)
  • hk hook
  • sc(s) single crochet(s)
  • sk skip or skipped
  • sp space
  • sl st slip stitch
  • tr(s) triple crochet(s)
  • beg beginning
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • rep repeat
  • rnd(s) round(s)
  • RS right side
  • sl slip
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tog together
  • WS wrong side
  • yo yarn over
  • * or [ ] Instructions after * or ­between brackets are ­repeated a ­given number of times.
  • ( ) Instructions in ­parentheses are all worked in one stitch or space as ­indicated.

Crocheted Christmas Wreath from Carla Miller of Springdale, Arkansas