Turqua Spring Wreath by Alexandra Richards ELK
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Turqua Spring Wreath

Crochet
January 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 SC by 14 Rows = 6 1/8" Wide by 3 7/8" Tall
5.0 mm (H)
275 yards (251 m)
12 Wreath
US
This pattern is available for free.

I have been having so much fun making wreaths over the last year, experimenting with different crocheted bases and embellishments. I know you are thinking, “I haven’t seen any on the blog”, and you are so right! I have been slacking a little on sharing my wreaths, but I plan on sharing more with you this year.

In preparation for the upcoming Spring, I thought the Turqua colorway from the Super Saver line would be perfect! And paired with it, I chose a trendy gray colorway from the same line, Soapstone.

I oogle over the beautiful Hydrangea wreaths all over Pinterest and Etsy, and I have really wanted to create my own version. This Make it for Me Event hosted by Kathy of Elk Studio was exactly what I needed to get my butt in gear, and work up my own Hydrangea wreath, and I am soooo happy with it! It came out perfect!

If you aren’t familiar with the Make it for Me Event, it is basically a time when we stop, and take some time to crochet something for ourselves to wear or display, and enjoy. I don’t know about you, but I received a few orders right at Christmas time, plus was finishing up last minute Christmas gifts, and I was just non-stop on-the-go crocheting and creating (and stressing a little bit) for others. It is nice when you have a break, to spend a little time on something special for you! This wreath was my special make for myself to place on my front door.

There are so many possibilities for this wreath - changing up the base color or flowers to match any occasion, holiday or color theme, adding a fun pennant banner diagonal from the flowers of instead of the monogram, how about a bird cut out or a “Welcome” sign? These are just a few ideas. Drop me a line if you’d like to see a specific design.

After spending all your time crocheting the base and embellishments, save yourself some time, by using your hot glue gun to secure the flowers and leaves. I am not sure if you’ve used a glue gun with yarn before, but it is very, VERY secure. I have even washed items made that hot glue was used on, and they hold up extremely well.

Materials:

  • 275 Yards of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Red Heart’s Super Saver, 185 Yards in the Soapstone Gray colorway for the wreath base, about 55 Yards in the Turqua Blue colorway for the frilly flowers, and 25 Yards in the Tea Leaf Green colorway for the leaves
  • H8/5mm Crochet Hook
  • #18 Tapestry Needle for Sewing and Weaving in Ends
  • 12” Styrofoam Wreath Form - I used a white Floracraft brand found at my local JoAnn’s
  • 6” White Wood Letter (JoAnn’s) - “K”
  • Hot Glue Gun and Sticks

Material Notes:
Yarn Alternatives: Caron’s One Pound, Bernat’s Super Value, Big Twist Collection Value Worsted Yarn, Hobby Lobby’s Crafters Secret Yarn

Time Spent:
I had my wreath ready to go in just over three and a half hours.

Measurements:
12” Wreath

Abbreviations:
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
TR - Triple/Treble Crochet - Yarn over 3 times
DTR - Double Triple/Treble Crochet - Yarn over 4 times
HDC - Half Double Crochet