Saturday, January 28, 2017

Crochet Spring/Easter Wreath

 Update
February 14, 2017...

Spring/Easter, Three Crosses Wreath Pattern:

Materials:
--5.5, 4.5 and a 4.0 mm hook
--#4 worsted weight yarn (I used the cute little Lion Brand DIYarn that Wal-Mart currently has for $0.50/65 yard skeins - I used the colors:  1 pink, 1 turquoise, 2 light purple, gray, 2 dark purple, and 1 aqua for the wreath cover and the letters; I used Red Heart Super Saver in white, green and light brown); note:  I'm not sure if the light brown was taupe, beige or tan.  It was just some light colored brown I had in my stash
--15.8" styrofoam wreath 
--polyfil
--craft glue, skewers 
--2 black seed beads for the angel's eyes
--1 ornamental bead for the angel to hold (optional)
--small piece of yellow pipe cleaner for the angel halo
--tapestry needle for weaving

Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
HHDC - Herringbone half double crochet (if you like, you can use the HDC stitch)
Sl st - sl stitch
Sc - single crochet
MR - magic ring 
Dec - decrease
St - stitch

Directions:
Wreath cover:
(pattern:  10 rows of pink, 3 rows of turquoise, 2 rows light purple, 1 row of gray, 2 rows of dark purple and 3 rows of aqua; repeat pattern scheme 4x total)

1.  Pink yarn; with 5.5 mm hook, ch 23.  HHDC in 2nd ch and across.  Ch 1.  (22)
2-10.  1 HHDC in each stitch across.  (22) 
11-13.  Turquoise; 1 HHDC across (22)
14-15.  Light purple; 1 HHDC across (22)
16.  Gray; 1 HHDC across (22)
17-18.  Dark purple; 1 HHDC across (22)
19-21.  Aqua; 1 HHDC across (22)
Repeat rows 1-21 (3) more times.  Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to weave cover around the wreath.  

Crosses:
 The crosses are each made in 3 parts - 1 center and 2 sides.

 Middle Cross:
 5.5 mm hook
Center part --
1.  MR with 6 sc stitches.  Sl st to join.  Ch 1.  (6)
2.  2 sc, 1 sc around.  Sl st to join to first st and ch 1.  (9)
3.  1 sc in each st around.  Sl st to join and ch 1.  (9)
4-17.  Repeat round 3.  (9)
After round 17, lightly stuff.
18.  Dec sc, sc, repeat around.  Sl st to join.  (6)
Fasten off and weave ends.

Sides of Cross (make 2)
1.  MR with 5 sc.  Sl st to join and ch 1.  (5)
2.  1 sc in each st around.  Sl st to join and ch 1.  (5)
3.  Repeat round 2.  Very lightly stuff.  (5) 
4-5.  Repeat round 2.  (5)
Fasten off and leave a tail long enough to attach.  Attach each to the side of the center part to make the t-shaped cross.  

Purple sash:  using dark purple ch 24, sl st across and then attach across the cross.


The 2 Smaller Crosses are made the same way as the Middle Cross, except I used a 4mm hook. 

Lilies of the valley:
I made 9 lilies for my wreath.  You can make as many or as few as you want.  I used the following pattern link, except that I used a 4.5 hook and worsted weight yarn:

For the leaves, I just free hand crocheted some leaves.  But, there's lots of free patterns on the Internet for leaves.  

Letters "Be Still":
5.5mm hook 
I made 2 of each letter and then weaved together, stuffing with polyfil as I went along.  I used the following link: 

Angel:
Here is the link for the angel pattern I used.  I did use a small piece of yellow pipe cleaner instead of gold wire for the halo, added black seed beads for the eyes and I added an ornamental bead to the hands.  But, this is a great pattern and was easy to follow.  

Assembly:
For the assembly, please see my pics below of where I placed each item.  I used a tapestry needle and yarn to attach the wreath cover, leaves, lilies and the sash to the middle cross.  I used skewers, trimmed to place the crosses (be careful when you push the skewer into the wreath).  For the first word "BE" I used craft glue to attach.  For the "S" and the last "L" I used craft glue to attach.  For the "T", "I" and "L" I carefully attached, using my tapestry needle and yarn, to the letters that were glued.  I hope this makes sense.  I tried several different ways of attaching the letters and this is what I finally ended up doing that worked....  

I hope you enjoy this pattern and if you make this, please share your pics.  I would love to see your work.  

If any of the above is confusing or you notice a typo, please let me know so I can clarify/edit.  Thanks so much and God bless!!! 
 


UPDATE:
January 29, 2017...

Well, I finished my wreath this evening.  I was undecided between "He Lives," "He's Alive," or "Be Still."  My 3 year old granddaughter, Miss Arielle, said, "Mamaw, I like, "Be Still..."  And, of course, Psalm 46:10, "Be still and know I am God..." is my fav verse.  I like the end result.  Check out the pics below:







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I bought some of the 65 yard skeins of DIYarn by Lion Brand a few weeks ago at Wal-Mart.  They cost $0.50 per skein.  I'm still working to complete this wreath but this is what I've done thus far.  I will post the pattern when I complete this project.

I think it's coming along quite nice.  What do you think?  Any thoughts, comments?



Aren't these little skeins so cute???


Lilies of the valley....

"Jesus, keep me near the cross...." 






4 comments:

  1. I think your wreath is PERFECT!!!
    I do want the pattern - I have been thinking of an Ester pattern but was not sure what I wanted . . . until now!!!!
    thank you!!! have a GREAT Jesus Filled Blessed weekend

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    1. Aw, thank you. I will try to post the pattern this evening. I'm watching two of my grandsons right now.

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  2. Thank you for the pattern!!!

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