Bethlehem Nativity Wreath by Laura Sutcliffe

Bethlehem Nativity Wreath

August 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
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This pattern includes the instructions to make Mary, Joseph and all of the other decorations to attach to the wreath, as well as how to make the wreath cover itself (and to easily adjust the sizing of it for whatever sized wreath base or weight yarn you are using).

This pattern is 20 pages long and contains loads of photos to help you every step of the way. It is written in American crochet terms.

You will need:

Yarn of your choice for the figures, buildings, trees and star. I used Patons Smoothie DK Yarn (this is quite a thick DK yarn so it is equivalent to aran or light worsted weight in other brands). My completed figures of Mary & Joseph measure approx 6.5cm tall.

You will need the following colours:

Mary - Skin tone, dark pink, dark blue, dark brown for her hair, dark yellow for her belt.

Joseph - Skin tone, dark grey, light grey, medium brown.

Baby & Manger - Skin tone, white, dark brown.

Trees - Green & dark brown.

Stable - Dark Yellow & dark brown.

Star - Yellow

Buildings - Cream, light blue, medium blue, royal blue (just for some of the windows).

You will also need:

A suitable size hook for the yarn you have chosen - I used a 4mm hook.

A small amount of toy stuffing.

Black finer yarn or embroidery thread for adding the eyes / facial details and a suitable colour for adding Mary’s smile.

Gold thread for adding the lines coming from the star.

A 25 cm flat-backed polystyrene / Styrofoam wreath base.

Chunky yarn in dark blue and beige. The pattern will explain how to make the wreath cover the correct size in any yarn.

A suitable sized hook for your chunky yarn - I used a 5mm hook.

A tapestry needle (the longer, the better).

You may find it useful to have some long nosed pliers (for pulling the needle through the wreath).

Any additional decorations you would like to add - stars / sequins / beads etc and some invisible nylon thread to attach them with.

Other tools you will need are some scissors, some pins and a stitch marker.

You are welcome to sell the items that you make using this pattern, but please do not sell / share the pattern itself. Thank you.