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Watercolor Wreath

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Welcome to Our Home: Knit and Crochet Ideas from Red HeartLight pastels and bright floral accents make this yarn wreath look like a painting.  Great for spring and summer, the Watercolor Wreath is a wonderful addition to your indoor or outdoor decor.  This is also a great project to use up any leftover yarn you may have lying around, and is easy to customize in terms of color choices and floral selections.

You can find this project, as well as many others, in our new free eBook, Welcome to Our Home: Knit and Crochet Ideas from Red Heart.  Download your own free copy today!

Watercolor Wreath

Materials:

  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Wildflower (A)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Turqua (B)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Cornmeal (C)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Light Raspberry (D)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Coral (E)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Soft White (F)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Green Tones (G)
  • 3.75mm [US F-5] Susan Bates® Crochet Hook
  • 14" [35.5cm] straw or Styrofoam® wreath
  • Assorted buttons 12mm and 19mm diameter
  • White glue
  • Straight pins
  • Yarn needle

 

Instructions:

  1. Wrap A around Wreath form to cover 2½" [6.5cm] completely. Glue ends to form. Wrap B around Wreath form to cover next 2½" [6.5cm]. Glue ends. Continue to wrap A and B around Wreath form, alternating colors, to cover completely.

Round Flower (Make 1 each with C, D, E and F)

  1. Ch 18.
     
  2. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc in next 4 ch, 3 hdc in next 4 ch, 3 dc in next 4 ch, 3 tr in next 4 ch.
     
  3. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
     
  4. Loosely wind into a coil with sc sts in center and sew together.

Daisy (Make 1 each with C, D, E and F)

Outer Petals

  1. Ch 2.
     
  2. Round 1: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, slip st in first sc to join – 8 sc.
     
  3. Round 2: *Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, sc in next st; repeat from * 7 more times, slip st to first ch – 8 petals.
     
  4. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Inner Petals

  1. Ch 2.
     
  2. Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, slip st in first sc to join – 6 sc.
     
  3. Round 2: *Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next st; repeat from * 5 more times, slip st in first ch – 6 petals.
     
  4. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
     
  5. Sew Inner Petal in center of Outer Petals.

Large Posy (Make 1 each with C, D, E and F)

  1. Ch 2.
     
  2. Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, slip st in first sc – 6 sc.
     
  3. Round 2: *(Ch 4, tr, ch 4, sc) in same st, *(sc, ch 4, tr, ch 4, sc) in same st; repeat from * 4 more times, slip st in first ch – 6 petals.
     
  4. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Small Posy (Make 1 each with C, D, E and F)

  1. Ch 2.
     
  2. Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, slip st in first sc.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 2, (hdc, ch 2, sc) in same st, *(sc in next st, ch 2, hdc) in same st, ch 2, sc in same st; repeat from * 4 more times, slip st in first ch – 6 petals.
     
  4. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Leaves (Make 1-2 for each Flower)

  1. With G, ch 7.
     
  2. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, 3 sc in next st, turn to work along opposite edge of foundation ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 2 ch, slip st in first sc.
     
  3. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Finishing

  1. For each Posy, sew button and small Posy to center of each Large Posy. Sew one or two leaves to back of each Posy, Daisy and Round Flower. Sew buttons to centers of Daisies and Round Flowers. Weave in ends.

Assembly

  1. Following photo and holding flowers in place with pins, arrange flowers around front lower third of Wreath as desired, leaving one flower for hanger. When desired arrangement has been obtained, sew pieces in place.

Hanger

  1. With 1 strand of C and E held together, ch 80, slip st in first ch to join. Fasten off.
     
  2. Fold ch around top of wreath, pulling one folded end through opposite end for hanger. Sew last flower in front of hanger.
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