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Autumn Wreath
Fall Wreath by Sarah Zimmerman
Crochet
The Home
One Size
Hooks & yarn
5.0 mm (H)
4 stitches = 1 inch
in single crochet (sc)
Big Twist Yarns Value Solids
2015-08-05
Orange
Big Twist Yarns Value Solids
2015-10-06
Yellow
Big Twist Yarns Value Solids
2015-08-05
Brown
Red Heart Super Saver Solids
Blue-green
Red Heart Super Saver Solids
Green
Notes

I’ve wanted to make this wreath for years! Started to make it in cotton yarn until I realized that may not be the best choice for an outdoor wreath.

Ribbon

Row 1: CH 2 SC in 2nd CH from hook CH 1 and turn. (1 stitch)
Row 2: Inc. CH 1 and turn. (2 stitches)
Row 3: INC in first stitch, SC in last sitch. CH 1 and turn. (3 stitches)
Row 4: SC x 2. INC in last sitch. CH 1 and turn. (4 stitches)
Row 5: INC in first stitch. SC x 3. CH 1 and turn. (5 stitches)
Row 6: SC x 4. INC in last stitch. CH 1 and turn. (6 stitches)
Row 7: INC in first stitch. SC x 5. CH 1 and turn. (7 stitches)
Row 8: SC x 6. INC in last stitch. CH 1 and turn. (8 stitches)

Row 9: SC x 8. CH 1 and turn. (8 stitches)

Repeat row 9 for 36”.

For right-handers, and with straight edge on left side (angled part of ribbon will be on the right), begin decreases.

Row 1: DEC. SC x 6. CH 1 and turn. (7 stitches)
Row 2: SC x 5. DEC. CH 1 and turn. (6 stitches)
Row 3: DEC. SC x 4 CH 1 and turn. (5 stitches)
Row 4: SC x 3. DEC. CH 1 and turn. (4 stitches)
Row 5: DEC. SC x 2. CH 1 and turn. (3 stitches)
Row 6: SC x 1. DEC. CH 1 and turn. (2 stitches)
Row 7: DEC. CH 1 and turn. (1 stitch)
Row 8: SC x 1. (1 stitch)

CH 1 and turn work clockwise to work a border along the edge. SC around the edge.

09/10/2017

This is coming together a lot faster than I expected. Took about a day to make the strip that covers the wreath.

Ended up doing 7 repeats to fit my 15”or 16” wreath. The styrofoam has a 6” diameter. I guess my tension was too tight because the panel was not wide enough to sew together, about an inch too narrow. The yarn pulled too tightly and you could see the styrofoam beneath. I was also concerned about the wreath breaking under the tension. I considered redoing the whole strip, then decided on adding a few rows on the long side.

After sewing the yellow end to the blue end, I added two rows to one long side and one row to the other side. I left a very long tail and sewed the two together. Doesn’t look the best, but it beats having to redo the whole strip.

Not sure what surprised me most, that there is barely any puckering or that I cut a long enough tail to sew the entire strip together.

09/12/2017

Finished.

Those pumpkins were not fun to attach. Accidentally centered the pumpkins over an orange section on the wreath, so I had to hide it a bit with a green leaf.

As others have mentioned, the bow is made out of two strips, one about 36” long and a second short one. I found the middle of the long strip, then folded a loop on each side and sewed into place. I didn’t quite get the loops even so the tails were slightly uneven. To fix this, I sewed the tails together in the center to make them even. This shortened the tails, which I found to be a benefit. The shorter strip ended up being too long, but I just overlapped the ends. I don’t intend to hang the wreath by the bow, so it’s not sewed together or attached to the wreath.

Used an H hook for the pumpkins and a G hook for the leaves.

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September 9 2017
September 12 2017
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by Red Heart
Aran
100% Acrylic
364 yards / 198 grams
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by Big Twist Yarns
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371 yards / 170 grams
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  • Originally queued: September 24, 2014
  • Project created: September 10, 2017
  • Finished: September 12, 2017
  • Updated: October 5, 2017
  • Progress updates: 3 updates