I had this idea to find a great crocheted wreath for my front door. Wreaths and swags are things that I enjoy crafting with a lot of recycled/upcycled components. I usually start with a wreath from a thrift store from which I’ve torn or cut all the existing embellishments, then start over with the ‘look’ I’m going for. Fall wreaths are especially fun to make IMO.
Here’s a very attractive wreath that looks really easy to make. Also, check out the funky sock wreath on the same blog:
Here’s a trio of pretty wreaths, crocheted on grapevine wreaths. These could be any flowers in any colors.
This one is from LionBrand and is felted. I think I’d overlap the leaves a bit to create a more lush look:
Scroll down on this page to find a way to use up all that Fun Fur and similar novelty yarns you have on hand:
While most of these don’t contain instructions, I think they’re straightforward enough to make without a detailed pattern. The first wreaths I made, I wraped paper twist around flat cardboard I’d cut out to resemble large donuts. My mom used those on her front door for various holidays for years! So, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a pretty wreath and you can use up a lot of those orphan skeins you’ve had stashed forever.
By jd wolfe