Claire’s Christmas Crochet Wreath

Claire Nicol from Sew and So’s busy Customer Care team has been busy crafting Christmas ornaments for the festive period. Fortunately for us, she has even found the time to photograph and talk us through her latest creation. I hope you are as inspired as we are by this delightful Christmas crochet wreath…

Christmas Crochet Wreath By Claire Nicol

Thanks to the Attic 24 blog for the inspiration – here is the beginning of my Christmas wreath made using the lovely cottons from Sew and So. I used Wendy Supreme 4 ply cotton in Peppermint 1831, Cyclamen 1828, Beaujolais 1835 and Dragonfly 1836. These colours don’t necessarily co-ordinate when you look at them in the online shop but wow they look good together and provide an interesting take on the traditional red and green…

crochet christmas decorations

The crochet holly pattern is from Attic 24 but for the mistletoe and Ivy I used this brilliant book, 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet pictured below, which includes a collection of beautiful blooms for embellishing garments, accessories and homewares.

100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet

Once the Christmas crochet embellishments were added, all I needed to do was add are some mini pompoms – using the pompom maker, which I love! It’s a great way to use up the mixed box of tapestry wool. I would estimate that you can make 15-20 pompoms in an hour – more than enough to do a garland. So quick, easy and they look great. Just use the yarn you tie the pompom together with to join the balls in a long line. I added a little drop of glue to each knot just to make it more secure. The pompoms pictured below were made with the 45mm maker from the small kit. My next task is  to use the 35mm to use up odd stranded cottons…

crochet christmas decorations

I will probably add some of the, Just Another Button star buttons and silver baubles as well to give a little bit of contrast in the textures, but here is my wreath so far!

crochet christmas decorations

If you are not sure where to start, Attic 24 has a brilliant set of step by step photos for her version of the wreath, but don’t be afraid to make your own version, just experiment like I did!

What a fantastic interpretation of Attic 24’s wreath! If you do have a go at this Christmas crochet wreath, or any other diy craft projects on the blog make sure to send us your makes – we love to see what you’ve been busy crafting.

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