Sweet Treats Wreath by Squibbly Bups

Sweet Treats Wreath

Knitting
December 2018
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
306 yards (280 m)
30cm (12 inches) diameter.
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A Christmas wreath in candy cane red-and-white stripes, decorated with knitted cake pops, lollipops, candies, pretzels, gingerbread and lebkuchen.

The sweet treats can also be made without the wreath and used as baubles or hanging ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree or strung into a garland.

The wreath has a diameter of 30cm (12 inches).

All pieces are knit flat then sewn together.

You will need:

For the wreath:

  • A 30cm diameter wreath base.
  • Rico Creative Cotton Aran: approximately 80m of Red (05) and 80m of White (80).
  • 4mm (US 6) knitting needles.
  • A tapestry needle.
  • Fabric glue to attach the treats.

For the sweet treats:

  • Rico Ricorumi Cotton DK: approximately 40m of Chocolate (057), 25m of Caramel (053), 20m of White (001), 10m of Green (049) and 25m of a few other bright candy colours. I used Coral (009), Red (028), Yellow (006), Lilac (017) and Blue (032).
  • 3mm (US 2.5) knitting needles (double-pointed for the i-cords).
  • Toy stuffing.
  • A tapestry needle and a sharp sewing needle.
  • 4 cake pop sticks (or cylindrical lollipop sticks).
  • Coloured tissue paper for making candy wrappers.
  • Felt in a few colours including pink and/or white for the lebkuchen icing (thin, stiff felt is best).
  • A hole punch.
  • Pins.
  • For the features of the Snowman Cake Pop, a little black yarn or embroidery thread and orange yarn, embroidery thread or felt.

Techniques you should know:

  • Casting on and binding off.
  • Knitting and purling.
  • Increasing and decreasing.
  • Knitting stripes.
  • Sewing seams using mattress stitch.
  • I-cord.