With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it was time for a sweet new little wreath for the front door. I love this one. It's minimal and so different. Here's how I did it.
Shape a wire hanger so that the main body becomes a circle.
Draw up 12-ply natural hemp yarn from the back of the hanger and create a loop. Create single crochets along the wire hanger so that it covers the entire hanger. Slip stitch to join. Fasten off. Weave in all ends with a tapestry needle.
Based on your preference, create as many small and large petals on the crocheted wire circle.
To Begin: Pick any place along the crocheted wire circle, drawing up the yarn and ch 1. Sc into the same st, sc in the next 4 stitches, turn.
Row 1: Chain 1, single crochet in next 4 single crochet, turn (5 sc).
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next sc, sc2tog, turn (3 sc).
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sc.
To Begin: pick any place along the crocheted wire circle, drawing up the yarn and then ch 1. Sc into the same st, sc in the next 9 stitches, turn.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sc, turn (10 sc).
Row 2: Ch 1 sc in next 10 sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog, turn (8 sc).
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in next 8 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog, turn (6 sc).
After all petals are made, start anywhere on the crocheted wire circle and draw up a loop of yarn, ch 1, sc in every sc, and every time you get to a petal, sc evenly up, around and back down the petal. Continue in this manner until all petals and all parts of the crocheted circle have been worked.
With a tapestry needle, weave in all ends.
Hand letter text on watercolor paper with sumi ink.
Attach sentiment to the crocheted wreath and hang.