Are you looking for a crochet wreath ornament that is both easy and unique? Look no further! I’ve designed a free pattern that should help you get ahead on your Christmas gifts early!
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Crochet Christmas Wreath Ornament
I’ve always loved crochet wreaths. However, when it comes to mini ones to use as Christmas ornaments, I always felt like there was something lacking.
Don’t get me wrong – there are lots of cute patterns out there! But they just weren’t my type. So I decided it was finally time to design my OWN crochet Christmas wreath ornament, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! Ready to see it?
A Mini Crochet Wreath
This little crochet wreath measures just about 3.25″ in diameter! It is just the perfect size for a tree ornament.
Doubles as a Christmas Scrunchie!
Remember when I was talking about how I wanted to design my own, unique wreath? Well, I realized what I wanted to be different about my pattern: I wanted it to look more natural! I knew that just doing some stitches around a ring would not give the look I was going for.
So instead, I used a technique that is often used to make crochet scrunchies! I’ll talk about that more in a second. But for now, just know that we will be working over a pony tail holder – so you could technically use this wreath as a Christmas crochet scrunchie instead of an ornament if you wanted to!
How do you crochet a wreath ornament?
So let’s dive into the construction of this wreath a bit more. The first step to making this crochet wreath is by crocheting a rectangle. Yes, just a thin, long rectangle. It won’t look like a wreath at first…
But after the rectangle is done, we will sew it over a pony tail holder in a special way to form the wreath! If that sounds confusing right now, don’t worry. I will show you all of this in depth in the photo/video tutorials.
Stitches used in this wreath
I promise, this wreath is NOT hard to make. There will be one special stitch that you may be new to if you’re a beginner. But it’s not too hard once you get used to it. Here’s a quick list of the 4 stitches we’ll use total:
- A mini puff stitch
- Single crochet
- Slip stitch
Yarn & Supplies to make a crochet wreath
You will just need a few materials to get started making this wreath! Here is what I used:
Lion Brand Heartland Yarn
I personally loved the way it worked to use Heartland for this wreath. It is a nice worsted weight yarn, and mixed with the H/5mm hook it was perfect. Not to mention, the marled look of Heartland gives it a nice leafy look!
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Easy CROCHET Wreath Ornament – Free Pattern & Tutorial
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- Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 251 yds/230 m, 5 oz/142 g) less than 1 ball Kings Canyon
- Scraps of red/maroon worsted weight yarn for the bow
- H/5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Thin pony tail holder
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does NOT count as a stitch.
- This wreath is made in a rectangle, which is then sewn around a pony tail holder!
Approximately 3.25” in diameter
Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.)
Chain – ch
Single crochet – sc
Slip stitch – sl st
Repeat – rep
Skip – sk
Stitch(es) – st(s)
Beginning – beg
Mini Puff Stitch (puff st): Insert hook into indicated st. YO, pull up a loop. YO, insert hook into same st, YO, pull up a loop. YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
Crochet Wreath Ornament Written Instructions:
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook. (Puff st in next ch, sc in next ch) 3 times. (3 puff st, 4 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (7 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1, puff st in first st. (Sc in next st, puff st in next st) 3 times. Sl st in same st as last puff st. (4 puff st, 3 sc. Sl st does not count as st).
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (7 sc)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st. (Puff st in next st, sc in next st) 3 times. (3 puff st, 4 sc)
Rep Rows 2-5 until you have a total of 35 rows. Do not fasten off.
Note: this will have you ending on a row 3 repeat, but if you need to adjust the length for any reason, it does not matter much which row you stop on.
Crochet Wreath Photo Tutorial
After you make your rectangle, it’s time to magically form it into a wreath! Follow the next instructions and photos to help with this process.
Attaching to Pony Tail Holder:
First, place pony tail holder over the corner of the rectangle you’ve made. Fold the rectangle in half over the pony tail holder.
Slip stitch in the other side of the rectangle.
Slip stitch all the way around, scrunching up the wreath as you go.
When you get to the end, it should look something like this (left photo). To finish, fasten off, thread a yarn needed, and sew the two ends together neatly.
Take 2 strands of red yarn, hold them together, and tie them in a bow.
Sew bow onto bottom of wreath. I did this by taking another strand of red yarn, tying a large knot in the end, and sticking it through the wreath and bow from back to front. Then, I just did a few stitches back and forth through the center of the bow until it was secured.
- Attach a hanger to your finished wreath and enjoy!
- Attach a hanger at the top of the scarf! For a tutorial on 2 different types of loop hangers, see the video below.
I hope you enjoyed this wreath pattern! I had so much fun designing it and I can’t wait to use it as crochet decoration come December.
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