We’re introducing the Christmas wreath and as everybody notices that I did one last year and it was green and it was not like this. I’ve done an alteration, this is my original design from last year and it went a slight twist. Now everybody knows I didn’t have and celebrated Christmas in a very long time. Maybe this is my sixth year and so what we’ve decided to do is Daniel and I are going to do it for the first time in many years. So we have no decorations to start with so we are deciding to do a pink, purple and silver Christmas. So everything in this house will be around these colors and I’m starting now to make the decorations. It’s now the beginning of September.
We made our stockings, I have tutorials available online. This is called loom knitting and we did this with the small round looms. And again the purple with the silver and mixed pink, and then the purple so this is a diva dance stocking. I got to make another one for myself. This wreath here is 16 inches into comfort and it’s actually really big and fluffy. It’s very solid and you know there’s a secret behind this wreath. All you got to do, you don’t even need to any wire, just take a closed hanger and just bend it. But right here is you see where it actually starts to come out of the closed hanger. So what you want to do is you just want to just bend this up even further and bring it a little bit closer.
If this is too big of round, this will not bulge up and curves but if it’s even smaller it’s no big deal it would even be more condensed and even more solid. And what you want to do is that when you’re working with this, you want to keep this hook on the inside. So when you rotate it around on your lap it would be catching on anything. And at the very end of the project, you just going to take this and bend it up like so. You just got to bend the hook up and so basically what you will be able to do if after a little more practice is that you’ll just be able to hang it on something. Or whatever you want to do. So that’s how you start this project.
This project consists of only five lines of crochet if you can imagine. But it is a yarn pig big time. So here’s the secret on the inside, if I pull it apart, anything, look at that you’d see the pink. So what we need to do is that this eyelash yarn is only the last layer of this particular wreath. Everything else is just this pink stuff in between, do we can just re-fluff it back and you’ll never see it. But the thing about it is that even though its filler, you’re going to want to put a color in the wreath so that when it does separate like you can see a little bit up there that is not noticeable. You want it to match your color scheme.
Here’s what we’re going to do, move this back under the camera view. You’re going to start, I’m right handed. You’re going to start and you’re going to just single crochet around this particular wire, single crochet. You wan to be generous but you don’t want to be excessive and the reason for it is that because this bulge itself like it does, it’s because we are expanding every stitch every time we go around. Remember I said we’re only doing five lines. We want to be generous but not excessive so you don’t want it to be to the point where you don’t have any plain material because then that’s excessive. But you don’t want it to be so that the stitches are like half an inch from apart from each other either. So you don’t want to be too sparse on it either.
So you’re going to go all the way around and when you get back you’re not going to slip stitch. You just going to like go over top and so when you get back to the starting point, you then going to put three double crochets into every stitch you’ve done. Every stitch all the way around and what you’re doing in this round what ever the count is and it doesn’t even matter about the count, is that when you put three in every one you are now tripling the stitch count all the way around. Which is then you’re going to start seeing the actual falling of the material to cause the ruffle.
So that was round number two. So the first is single stitch all the way around, the second is double crochet. Over top are single stitches and put three double crochets in. We’re going to do that all the way around and we’re going to come back to the top. So now we’re on line number three and when you get back to the line, just go over on top of it. You don’t have to slip stitch and then put three double crochets in yet again all the way around. And so then that particular stitch then whatever you did on the last one is going to triple it again even giving it a more fluffy effect. But you will not see it; make this full fluffiness until you get to the very end of the project when you’re actually putting on the eyelash yarn.
So that was rule number three. We’re going to comeback all the way around and now you’re going to double crochet on to every stitch you see. So it’s just one double crochet into every stitch going all the way around and then you’re really going to start seeing a fluffing but not like this. And then finally on the last rotation, you’re going to include this eyelash yarn. I should have told you that pink that I did id just one particular string but the eyelash yarn is two eyelash strings plus a purple. Plus a red heart purple in there and the reason why that is the purple really goes with the eyelash yarn because you could actually see bits of the purple up. So you want to color like goes with your eyelash and you don’t have to do eyelash yarn, you can do regular yarn and it will create almost the same effect.
So you’re going to come all the way around and then what’s you’re going to do is you’re going to change it to this. So you’re going to have three strings in together and you’re going to single crochet and then chain, chain, chain, chain and then single crochet, chain, chain, chain; single crochet, chain, chain, chain. You’re not skipping over every step and what’s happening here is because you’re chain, chain, chaining is that it’s causing it to like protrude outward which is causing it to be very non uniform, to be fluffy and this is the final rotation and you’ll finally get this whole thing under control. Then you’re just going to want to add your own decoration. Whatever theme that you want to go, we had a latest on the coach and we just put it on the one side. I said, “What? You know what actually looks pretty smart”. We found some old Christmas balls and these are all to the point where you know what they’re cracking and two to normal eye. They would say you know what those are broken, they’re not perfect but nothing’s perfect in life, I love it.
So this is my Christmas wreath, so that basically the inside is just fillers. Just fill it with the color and you’re going to need a lot of it. I should go, I used to jumbo, jumbo, roll of pink. I used purple, two balls of purple and I used six eyelash balls of yarn in order to go all the way around. So this thing is a yarn pig, big time. Big time yarn pig so make sure you plan on the wool, just buy the wool as you go and then you’ll realize that it doesn’t take you very far. This wreath is very heavy and that’s why I’m looking at this particular wire that I picked up, I don’t think its thick enough. I think that it might actually work because see how, you see this it is, It just continue that, go in to your closet get a thicker wire and therefore you won’t have any problems with this version. So there you go.