Granny's Patriotic Wreath by Alexandra Richards ELK

Granny's Patriotic Wreath

Crochet
June 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
1st Square = 3"
4.25 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
185 - 250 yards (169 - 229 m)
12" Wreath
US
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A few weeks ago, I worked up a granny square coaster in red, white and blue, and then another in red, green and white - no, I haven’t shared them anyway. I submitted the second one to a magazine for consideration to a holiday issue, and while the editor loved it, she decided not to accept it as the magazine was getting out of crochet, and doing strictly knitting. No hard feelings!

From this coaster, I decided to go back to my original patriotic theme, and started working up squares for a matching placemat. The placemat has taken a whole lot longer than I thought it would, and so I decided to start a different patriotic project - this wreath. This will probably be the only patriotic project I share this year (2018) as 4th of July is coming quick. I might save the other ideas for Christmas.

I am so proud of this wreath, and now the juices are flowing with more wreath ideas.

Materials:

  • Small Amount of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Red Heart’s Super Saver in Cherry Red, Royal Blue and White
  • G6/4.25mm Crochet Hook
  • H8/5mm Crochet Hook (for Hanger only)
  • #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving and Sewing
  • Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
  • Signage - I got mine from my local Dollar Tree, and it measures 5.75” (sq)
  • 12” Extruded Styrofoam Wreath Form - I used a white Floracraft brand found at my local JoAnn’s
  • Optional, Jewelry Pliers for help Weaving

Material Notes:
Yarn Alternatives: Caron’s One Pound, Bernat’s Super Value.

I did not weigh this project to determine how much yarn was used, but it wasn’t much. On my Basic 12” Wreath Form Cover, I used 185 yards of worsted weight yarn, just as reference.

The wreath form WILL be visible through the holes in the granny squares, so keep that in mind when purchasing your wreath form - I wouldn’t recommend the green one for a patriotic theme.

Time Spent:
I worked my wreath up in about three days, for a total of about just under 7 hours.

Measurements:
12” Wreath

Gauge:
First square is 3”.

Abbreviations:

  • HDC - Half Double Crochet;
  • SC - Single Crochet

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