My name is Irina, I’ve been a knitter and crocheter since I can remember myself (thanks mom!) and am the maker behind everything that goes on with Knitznpurlz. I would like to confess I don't like big knitting or crochet projects! I'm “Netflix and knit” kind of girl. I was getting frustrated with counting numerous stitches and trying to figure out complicated patterns. And little by little I started to make my own, the easy to follow ones.
That’s how I ended up working with t-shirt yarn. Usually the entire project takes me just a couple of hours to complete. The main idea behind all my patterns is simplicity and originality,(holla!) so you can relax and enjoy the process.
And today I have the honor to share one of my patterns on The Hook Nook Life blog! Crochet pattern of holiday wreath. It literally took me a couple of hours to crochet the wreath and a quick trip to JOANN to get all the necessary decorations for it. You can add as little or as much additional items to your wreath according to your liking to make a wreath that would be truly unique to you.
T-shirt yarn (6 super bulky weight, super chunky yarn/100m(109yards)/330g) - 164 yards (150 m)for wreath.
T-shirt yarn (6 super bulky weight, super chunky yarn/100m(109yards)/330g) - 21 yards (20 m) for 1 bow.
I used t-shirt yarn from my shop KNITZNPURLZ
Crochet hook – 9mm, N13
Crochet hook - 8mm, L1
Round floral foam wreath base-11.5"
Hot glue gun
Various Xmas decorations(optional)
Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Hdc - half double crochet
St – stitch
Sc- single crochet
Sc rib st - single crochet through the loop around the post of the sc in the row below (see explanation below)
Sl St – slip stitch
() - repeat from ( to )
Gauge is flexible. Recommended gauge 2st=1”and 2 rows=1”
Sc rib st - Insert the hook to the loop around the post of the sc in the row below and work single crochet. At the end of the row insert hook through the front loop and work sc.
With 9 mm crochet hook ch 16.
Row 1. Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and across the foundation ch, ch1 and turn (15st).
Row 2. Sc rib st across.
Repeat row 2 until your piece measures 32".
Sc across the first row and the last row together.
Fold your crochet piece around foam wreath base. In the top center from wrong side into the right side sew a string of yarn to form a loop for hanging your wreath. Sew up edges with tapestry needle.
Hot glue various Xmas decorations to your liking. Weave ends and finish off.
Round 1.With crochet hook 8mm ch 8. Join the first ch with sl st to form a ring.
Round 2. Ch 1, 15 dc into the ring, join with a sl st to the first st. Ch 8, join the first st with sl st forming another ring. Turn your piece to the right hand, avoid twisting the chain. Ch 1, 15 dc into the ring, join with a sl st to the first st.(Ch 8, dc into the third ch from hook, 1 dc into the next 3st, 1 hdc, 1 sc, sl st to the first ch).
Repeat from ( to ) for the other half of the bow ribbon.
Sew bow with darning needle to the wreath. Weave ends and finish off.
I hope you get inspired to use new fibers and materials, to go out of your comfort zone and explore the endless possibilities of t-shirt yarn. You can find more free patterns using on my blog or purchase add-free PDF patterns at my etsy shop + all the t-shirt yarn you need for your projects. Follow me for instagram where I share my knitting and crochet journey, host giveaways( yes pretty frequently!) and chat with fellow makers.