Christmas wreaths have been around for ages — but as far as I know, in the past, they weren’t usually crocheted. That has changed lately; have you noticed how trendy wreath projects have been with crocheters these days? It seems that everyone is making them.
I’m not at all surprised to see this trend. Wreaths are well-suited for interpreting in crochet; for starters, it’s really easy to crochet circles and round shapes, so as far as shaping goes, wreaths are a no-brainer.
If you’re interested in crocheting a wreath to enhance your holiday decor, or to give as a gift, here’s a quick roundup of Christmas wreath patterns, instructions and ideas you might enjoy. Some are trendy and some are classic, so you’ll have a fantastic mix of wreath patterns and ideas to choose from.
Pictured here: A small crochet lace Christmas wreath that you can use as a door hanger, an ornament or an appliqué (to make it an appliqué, you need to omit the hanger.) This is a fast project that can be whipped out quickly for Christmas bazaars, office party decorations or gift-giving.
2. Lucy’s Colorful Christmas Wreath at Attic24
At the other end of the scale, this wreath is NOT quick — it’s a bigger project, and much more involved, with lots of fiddly little baubles to make and stitch. Lucy shares how-tos and patterns for most of the elements on the wreath. For the wreath itself, there’s no specific pattern, but she shows you how she did hers. It’s basically just a crocheted cover for a round ring of Styrofoam.
This tiny wreath is a super fast project to crochet. If you’re in a huge hurry for a small wreath ornament, try this pattern.
This wreath is interesting, and a little different from the same-old-same-old wreaths you see everywhere. In the project photo, it looks a little like the wreath is covered with Astroturf — yet it’s actually a textured yarn.
Here’s a chic, simple wreath that’s suitable for decorating a door or wall.
This super cute round dishcloth is designed to look just like a festive Christmas wreath. It’s finished off with a jaunty shell stitch edging.
This lacy wreath is crocheted in thread and embellished with a bell. You can use it as a tree ornament, or add it to a gift box or gift bag for an extra special touch.
I hope you enjoyed this roundup of fun Christmas wreath patterns and ideas. Thanks for visiting!