With Canada Day just around the corner, I figured my front door could use a little sprucing up! And what better way to decorate, then to make a unique and colorful wreath for the holiday.
- foam wreath – mine is 14”, purchased from Michael’s
- red and white yarn to cover the wreath – I used Loops & Threads Impeccable in white and red hot
- small amounts of other yarn colors to make your maple leaves – I used Loops & Threads Colorwheel in Crimson, Red, Dark Coral and Mid Green. I also used Patons Astra in Hot Orange (since they were out of orange in colorwheel).
- 5 mm (H/8) hook for the wreath and leaves
- 4 mm (G/6) hook for the leaves
- red and white felt
- measuring tape
- hot glue gun (or fabric glue)
- ribbon (optional)
- fringe twister (optional)
Abbreviations (US terms)
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
I will be writing these instructions so that you can make your wreath with any materials you like. We will start by covering the foam ring.
Lets start by measuring the circumference of the foam wreath – mine is 6” or about 15 cm. This is how wide we are going to chain.
Using your 5 mm (H/8) hook, and your red yarn, chain until your chain is long enough to wrap around your foam.
- For my wreath I chained 25
Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across.
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across.
Row 3 – last row: repeat row 2.
Feel free to change colors whenever you want. To do this, just cut your current color, and pull the yarn tail through, and start your next row with your new color.
I changed colors in a sequence, after the following number of rows:
- 4, 5, 3, 6, 5
I repeated row 2 in this sequence until it was long enough to go around the outside of the wreath with a little bit of pulling. Then sew the short edges together.
Put the cover over the foam wreath and sew the edges together, making sure to keep your stripes lined up.
I used a pattern by Happy Berry crochet for the leaves. The pattern and video can be found here.
I used 2 different hook sizes to make different size leaves. I made the in the following colors and sizes.
|Color/Hook Size||4.0 mm (G/6)||5.0 mm (H/8)|
Time to decorate our wreath!
Lets start with the “Canada” banner.
To make the cord, take one length each of red and white, about 18” long, tie one end together. Twist each strand (according to the natural twist) until they start to curl on themselves. I use a fringe twister, but you can do this by hand. Tie the other end together and let the strands twist together. Attach the cord to the wreath in whatever position you like.
Next we will make our banner. Cut out 7 triangles in red felt, and the letters for “CANADA!” in white. Using hot glue (or fabric glue) attach your letters to the triangles and the triangles to the cord.
Using yarn, or ribbon, make a loop to hang your wreath with.
Now we will attach the maples leaves to the wreath however you like. I used hot glue, but you can use fabric glue as well.