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« on: October 15, 2011 06:05:57 PM »

While catching up on some blog reading a couple of weeks ago, I came across this crocheted wreath. I had the yarn and the hook, and I found the wreath form at Jo-Ann's. It was super easy and super quick- it took me just under an hour to make it (and I don't crochet quickly). It's made with a bulky yarn and a 10" wreath.

The purple yarn totally doesn't go with any room in my house, so I'm thinking a few plastic spiders attached to it would turn it into a fabulous Halloween wreath for the front porch Grin

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011 07:06:04 PM »

Yes! Spiders!!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011 01:11:08 AM »

Love it! and I agree YES spiders!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2011 06:27:55 AM »

I'll have to hit the dollar store later today to see what I can scare up Wink Then, I'll post an updated picture!
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2011 08:32:10 AM »

Ooh, thanks for sharing! I have visions of one of these in jute. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the spiders.
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2011 11:01:59 AM »

I like the idea of using jute to make one! It's a bit rough on the fingers, and it'd have to be thicker than standard twine, but it would make a great rustic, fall wreath!

Once I get all of the laundry washed & folded (put away is a whole other matter), I'm heading out to see what the store has for fake spiders.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2011 02:45:21 PM »

I finally got around to finishing my version of this wreath. I didn't get it done in time for fall this year, but at least I'll have it for next fall.



I think the inside of the wreath is about 8" across. I used Red Heart Super Saver orange and Marrakesh (#0947). The pine cones were picked up while I was walking my dog one night. The feathers were decorative picks from Michael's (where the wreath form came from), and the little bow and green leaves were leftover from my stash. In the picture (from my cell phone because my camera battery was charging), it looks like the feathers are black. They aren't. They are actually deep purple.
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2011 06:10:49 PM »

Oooh! Very autumnal! What did you use for a wreath form? I was thinking of using a few layers of cardboard for my next one, so I'm hoping that you tried it! Smiley

I bought the spiders for mine, but then we got a snowstorm that night and I was without power for 5 days. So, no glue gun, and Halloween pretty much got skipped. But, I have everything handy for next year, too!

We're not behind, we're just very far ahead... Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2011 09:20:41 PM »

I got the form at Michael's. I think it's some kind MDF-type board and it's actually flat instead of rounded like your wreath. I purposely bought a cheap form (I think it was $2.99 or so) because I've never crocheted around anything and if it didn't work out, then I didn't want to be out much for this project. Smiley Plus, the flat form made it easier to attach my stuff to. And I just used a glue gun for all of that stuff.
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2011 09:30:51 AM »

I did have to hunt for the rounded foam form, but it wasn't as expensive as I thought when I did find it (plus I had a coupon). I'll have to look for the flat wreath form for another wreath project I have in mind.

And, I think I have a plan for my wreath to make it usable for 2 seasons (Halloween and Spring). For the Halloween wreath, instead of gluing the spiders directly on to the wreath, I think I'll glue them to pins or thumb tacks so I can remove them. Then, for the Spring version, I'll crochet some flowers and pin them on. Fortunately, I have all winter to make them!
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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2011 02:17:58 PM »

so very pretty
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2011 04:01:40 AM »

I ended up throwing my polystyrene ring away in frustration that I couldn't get my yarn to stop bunching up! I'm so jealous I love these wreaths.
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2011 09:20:00 AM »

I ended up throwing my polystyrene ring away in frustration that I couldn't get my yarn to stop bunching up! I'm so jealous I love these wreaths.


Oh, bummer!

Which wreath form did you use? Is it the one that was more densely packed? They have one that is very "airy" and I didn't buy that one because I thought it would snag the yarn. I bought the one that was like a bunch of styrofoam pellets fused together (I only found it at Jo-Anns- Michaels and AC Moore didin't carry it) and I didn't have any problems with snags or bunching. When I needed to squish the wraps of yarn together, they slid nicely along the wreath form. Hopefully you can find one that works better!
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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2011 01:51:50 PM »

I ended up throwing my polystyrene ring away in frustration that I couldn't get my yarn to stop bunching up! I'm so jealous I love these wreaths.


Oh, bummer!

Which wreath form did you use? Is it the one that was more densely packed? They have one that is very "airy" and I didn't buy that one because I thought it would snag the yarn. I bought the one that was like a bunch of styrofoam pellets fused together (I only found it at Jo-Anns- Michaels and AC Moore didin't carry it) and I didn't have any problems with snags or bunching. When I needed to squish the wraps of yarn together, they slid nicely along the wreath form. Hopefully you can find one that works better!

It was quite densly formed, I bought mine from Hobbycraft (being a UKer!) I think it was more down to my yarn than my form to be honest. I was hoping to use up some hideously itchy pink yarn I've acquired, it's a beautiful colour but so itchy it's not really suitable for anything other than decor and I think it just wasn't chunky enough, though I tried several hooks. When I have some more money (hahaha) I may invest in some super chunky yarn and try again, at the moment I'm only allowed to stash bust and buy very minimal things from charity shops and boot sales etc because I'm saving for a house. (We're currently living in my nan's old house which needs to be sold in the new year ARGH!)
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2011 07:09:34 PM »

What if you tried a piece of cardboard, maybe even a double thickness? That might work... and it would be nice and inexpensive...
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« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2011 10:02:53 AM »

I've also heard of people using pool noodles, cut and duct taped together. I haven't tried this myself, but the theory behind it is sound. Btw- I love the purple wreath! I might give one a try myself.
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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2011 12:13:39 PM »

Pool noodles! What a great idea! I'll have to stock up this summer

And definitely give this wreath a try- it' so quick & easy!
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