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How to Make a Crochet Robin Wreath

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1/2 day +

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How to make

Step-1

Using the Baby Sparkle Yarn and a 4mm hook, start with a slip knot then CH 32. Into the 2nd CH from the hook work a DC. Then work a DC into every stitch across your foundation chain. (31 stitches) Make sure at this point that it will wrap around the width of your wreath and meet.

Step-2

If it does not, simply pull it out and re-do, adding a few more stitches to the initial CH. Row 2-212: Turn, CH 1, then work a DC into the very first and each stitch across. I just worked until the yarn had nearly ran out, leaving myself a good meter or so to sew it up with and for the hanging chains.

Step-3

Rather than count the rows, you can measure it by seeing if it will fit around the perimeter of your wreath ring.

Step-4

Sewing up: Sew the two short edges together with a whip stitch.

Step-5

Now fit it around your wreath ring and start sewing the long edges together placing the seam on the inside of the ring.

Step-6

Try and match the row ends, otherwise you will end up with uneven sides when you get to the end.

Step-7

Now your wreath is ready to decorate.

Large Snowballs

Step-1

Using the DMC Natura cotton and a 3mm hook, start with a Magic Ring, CH 1 to secure then work 6 x DC’s into the ring. Pull tail to close, and pop a marker in the last stitch. (6 stitches)

Step-2

Work 2 x DC’s into each stitch (12 stitches) move marker.

Step-3

Work 2 x DC’s into each stitch (24 stitches) move marker.

Step-4-7

Work a DC into each stitch (24 stitches) move marker.

Step-8

DC2tog 12 times (12 stitches) remove marker. Stuff your snowball. Round 9: DC2tog until the hole is closed, break of yarn leaving enough tail to sew the snowball to the wreath.

Step-9

Make 12 of these large snowballs in total and arrange and sew around the bottom part of your wreath as shown.

Small Snowballs

Step: 1

 

Start with a Magic Ring, CH 1 to secure then work 6 x DC’s into the ring. Pull tail to close, and pop a marker in the last stitch. (6 stitches)

Step-2

Work 2 x DC’s into each stitch (12 stitches) move marker.

Step-3-5

Work a DC into each stitch (12 stitches) move marker. Stuff your snowball.

Step-6

DC2tog until the hole is closed, break of yarn leaving enough tail to sew the snowball to the wreath. Make 25 of these small snowballs in total and arrange around and in-between your large snowballs.

Robin Body

Step-1

Using brown DK yarn and a 4mm hook, CH 2 then work 6x DC’s into the 2nd CH from the hook. Join into a circle with a SS into the first DC (6 stitches)

Step-2

CH 2 ** work 2 x DC’s into the next stitch, then 1 x DC into the next stitch. Repeat from ** all the way round and join with a SS (10 stitches)

Step-3

CH 2 then work 2 x DC’s into the next stitch, then ** 1 x DC into the next and 2 x DC’s in the next. Repeat from ** and join with a SS (15 stitches)

Step-4

 CH 2 then work 1 x DC into the next stitch, then ** 2 x DC’s into the next and 1 x DC in the next TWO stitches. Repeat from ** and join with a SS (20 stitches)

Step-5

CH 2 then work 1 x DC into the next TWO stitches, then ** 2 x DC’s into the next and 1 x DC in the next THREE stitches. Repeat from ** and join with a SS (25 stitches)

Step-6

CH 2 then work 1 x DC into the next THREE stitches, then ** 2 x DC’s into the next and 1 x DC in the next FOUR stitches. Repeat from ** and join with a SS (30 stitches)

Step-7

CH 2 then work 1 x DC into the next FOUR stitches, then ** 2 x DC’s into the next and 1 x DC in the next FIVE stitches. Repeat from ** and join with a SS (35 stitches)

Step-8-16

 Work 9 rounds with no increasing, always beginning each row with CH 2 and ending each row with SS (35 stitches)

Step-17

Change to white. CH 2 then work 1 x DC into the next FOUR stitches, then ** skip a stitch and work 1 x DC in the next FIVE stitches. Repeat from ** and join with a SS (30 stitches)

Step-18

CH 2 then work 1 x DC into the next THREE stitches, then ** skip a stitch and work 1 x DC in the next FOUR stitches. Repeat from ** and join with a SS (25 stitches) Insert the ball carefully before continuing.

Step-19

CH 2 then work 1 x DC into the next TWO stitches, then ** skip a stitch and work 1 x DC in the next THREE stitches. Repeat from ** and join with a SS (20)

Step-20

CH 2 then work 1 x DC into the next ONE stitch, then ** skip a stitch and work 1 x DC in the next TWO stitches. Repeat from ** and join with a SS (15)

Step-21

CH 2 ** skip a stitch and work 1 x DC in the next stitch. Repeat from ** until the hole is small, break of yarn and sew the hole closed.

Robin Red Breast

Step-1

Using RED yarn, CH 2 then work 7x DC’s into the 2nd CH from the hook. Join into a circle with a SS into the first DC (7 stitches)

Step-2

CH 2 then work 1 x DC into the SAME STITCH (the base of the CH), ** then 2 x DC’s into the next stitch. Repeat from ** all the way round and join with a SS (14 stitches)

Step-3

 CH 2 then work 1 x DC into the SAME STITCH (the base of the CH), ** then 1 DC in the next stitch followed by 2 x DC’s into the next stitch. Repeat from ** all the way round and join with a SS (21 stitches)

Step-4

CH 2 then work 1 x DC into the SAME STITCH (the base of the CH), ** then 1 DC in the next TWO stitches followed by 2 x DC’s into the next stitch. Repeat from ** all the way round and join with a SS (28 stitches) Break off yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Wings (make 2)

Step-1

Using BROWN CH 10

Step-2

DC into the 2nd CH from the hook and the next TWO CH’s, HTR in the next THREE stitches, TR in the next TWO stitches , then work 6 TR’s all into the last stitch (10 stitches) Do not turn but work BACK DOWN the chain stitch so it becomes the centre of the wing, you will have already started to work back around the end with those last 6 TR’s, so – TR into the next TWO stitches, HTR in the next THREE stitches, then DC into the next THREE stitches , SS in the last stitch , (25 stitches around the wing in total)

Step-3

CH 2, DC in the next FIVE stitches , HTR in the next THREE stitches, TR in the next ONE stitch, work 3 x TR’s into the next stitch , then 2 x TR’s into the next THREE stitches . Next work 3 x TR’s into the next stitch and 1 x TR into the next, HTR into the next THREE stitches then DC into the next FIVE stitches, SS into the last to join (25 stitches) Break off yarn, leaving a tail to sew the wings onto the body with.

Eyes (make 2)

Step-1

Using BLACK, CH 2, then work 6 x DC’s into the 2nd CH from the hook. Break of the yarn and sew through the top of the 6 stitches and pull it into a ball.

Beak: 

Step-1

Using BLACK, CH 2, then work 6 x DC’s into the 2nd CH from the hook. SS to join, break of the yarn then form the circle into a cone shape and sew through to secure.

Robin Assembly: 

Step 1

Sew the red breast to the top part of the white belly, then add the wings to the side. Sew in all your ends.

Step-2

Add the beak to the top of the red breast and then sew the eyes in place.

Step-3

Finally, make a CH of 10 from the Baby Sparkle and use it to attach the Robin to swing from the centre of the top of the wreath. Then make a CH of 30 and use it to make a hanging loop on top of the wreath.

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