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How to Crochet a Robin Christmas Wreath
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How to Crochet a Robin Christmas Wreath

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1+ Days

Create a colourful crochet Christmas wreath with this festive project! The pattern is inspired by a winter woodland – with a bright, modern twist! The cute robin is certain to be the popular focal point, but the crocheted foliage will transform the wreath just as beautifully.

The intermediate project will have you crocheting away the days in the lead up to Christmas, crafting a wreath to remember! You’ll be bringing it out year after year.

Project and instructions by @sewing_the_seeds_of_love.

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Equipment

Products

How to make

Abbreviations

Mc magic circle

Dc double crochet

Ch chain

Sp space

Slst slip stitch

St/’s strand

Trtr treble treble

Dtr double treble

Tr treble

Htr half treble

Beg beginning

Bl back loops

Pi picot

Inc increase

Dec decrease

Cl cluster

Mistletoe

Make x4

Leaves

Using Teal

Ch9, turn,  slst in 2nd ch from the hook, dlst in each of the next 7sts to the end. * ch14, trtr in the 6th ch from hook, trtr, dtr, dtr, tr, tr, htr, dc, dc. Repeat from * once more, slstin the 1st ch of beg ch.

Fasten off and sew in the ends.

**I used craft wire and glues it to the back of the mistletoe leaves to make them stand up**

Berries

Make x2 for each piece of mistletoe (x8 berries in total)

Using White

Mc

Round 1. 6dc in to mc (6dc)

Round 2. Dc in each st around (6dc)

Round 3. Repeat R2 (6dc)

Fasten off and sew in the ends.

** Glue 2 berries between the mistletoe leaves**

 

Holly and Berries

Holly leaves

Make 3x bright blue, 3x denim, 2x teal

Ch11, turn

Round 1. Dc in 2nd ch from the hook, htr, tr, dtr, trtr, dtr, tr, htr, dc, 3dc in the last st.

**now work down the other side of the foundation ch **

Round 2. Dc, htr, tr, dtr, trtr, dtr, tr, htr, dc, slst in the 1st dc.

Change colour to Cotton Metallise DK, Silver and join where you fasten off.

Round 3. [Ch3, slst in the same st, slst in the next 2 sts] Repeat around the leaf 11times, slst in the 1st ch of beg ch.

Fasten off and sew in the ends.

 

Berries

Make 3x bright pink, 3x mustard,  3x coral

Mc

Round 1. 6dc in to mc (6dc)

Round 2. Dc in each st around (6dc)

Round 3. Repeat R2 (6dc)

Fasten off and sew in the ends.

Robin

Make 1

**work using the amigurumi method, you will also carry the yarn colours as you crochet**

Using Pale grey

Mc

Round 1. 6dc in to mc (6dc)

Round 2. Inc in every st around (12dc)

Round 3. 1dc, inc in every st around (18dc)

Round 4. 2 dc, inc in every st around (24dc)

Using Coral

Round 5. 6dc, (change to pale grey & carry the coral) 17dc, (change to coral & carry the pale grey) 1dc. (24dc)

Round 6. 7dc, (change to pale grey & carry the coral) 16dc. (24dc)

Round 7. (change to coral & carry the pale grey) 8dc, (change to pale grey & carry the coral) 16dc. (24dc)

Position your safety eyes between R6 and R7, approximately 6 St’s apart

Round 8. (change to coral & carry the pale grey) [3dc, inc] Repeat twice. (change to pale grey & carry the coral) 15dc, (change to coral & carry the pale grey) 1dc. (26dc)

Round 9. (Coral) [4dc, inc] Repeat twice, 1dc. (change to pale grey & carry the coral) 13dc, (change to coral & carry the pale grey) 2dc. (28dc)

Rpund 10. (Coral) [5dc, inc] Repeat twice, 2dc. (change to pale grey & carry the coral) 12dc, (change to coral & carry the pale grey) 2dc. (30dc)

Round 11. (Coral) 16dc, (change to pale grey & carry the coral) 12dc, (change to coral & carry the pale grey) 2dc. (30dc)

Round 12. (Coral) 16dc, (change to pale grey & carry the coral) 5dc, inc, inc, 5dc, (change to coral & carry the pale grey) 2dc. (32dc)

Round 13. (Coral) 16dc, (change to pale grey & carry the coral) 6dc, inc, inc, 6dc, (change to coral & carry the pale grey) 2dc. (34dc)

Round 14. (Coral) 16dc, (change to pale grey & carry the coral) 7dc, inc, inc, 7dc, (change to coral & carry the pale grey) 2dc. (36dc)

Start to stuff your robin

Round 15. (Coral) dec 7times, (change to pale grey & carry the coral) dec 11times. (18dc)

Fasten off Coral and continue to work with pale grey

Round 16. [1dc, dec] 6times. (12dc)

Round 17. Dec 6times. (6dc)

Fasten off and sew in the ends.

 

Wings

Make 2

Using Pale grey

Mc

Round 1. 6dc in to mc (6dc)

Round 2. Inc in every st around (12dc)

Round 3. 1dc, inc in every st around (18dc)

Fold circle in half and dc through the two sides together.

Round 4. Ch1, 9dc.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the body (top of the wing should be level with R8 of the body.

 

Tail

Make 1

Using Pale grey

Mc

Round 1. 3dc in to mc, ch1, turn. (3dc)

Round 2. Inc 3times, ch1, turn. (6dc)

Round 3. 6dc, ch1, turn. (6dc)

Round 4. [1dc, inc] 3times, ch3, turn. (9dc)

Round 5. Slst in the same st, *slst in the next st,  ch3, slst in the same st. Repeat from * 7more times.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the robin.

 

Beak

Make 1

Using Black

Mc

Round 1. 3dc in to mc. (3dc)

Round 2. Dc around . (3dc)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the robin.

 

Poinsettia Flower Large

Make, 1x coral & 1x mustard

Mc

Round 1. Ch3 (counts as tr), 11tr in to mc, slst in 3rd ch of beg ch.  (12tr)

Round 2. Ch3 (counts as 1st tr), tr in the same st, tr inc in each st around,  slst in the 3rd ch of beg ch.(24tr)

Round 3. [Slst around 1st tr bp, ch4, miss 3 bp's] Repeat 5 more times, slst in 1st ch of beg ch.  (6bp tr)

Round 4. *slst in to next ch sp,  [dc, htr, tr, tr, 3ch pi, tr, tr, htr, dc] in to 1st ch sp. Repeat from * 5 more times,  slst in to 1st dc.

Round 5. *slst around the middle tr from 3ch cl from R2, ch6. Repeat from * 5 more times,  slst in to the 1st bp.

Round 6. *slst in to the 1st ch sp, [ch2, tr  dtr, trtr, 3ch pi, trtr, dtr, tr, htr] in to the 1st ch sp. Repeat from * 5 more times,  slst in to the 2nd ch of beg ch.

 

Poinsettia Flower Small

Using Bright Pink

Mc

Round 1. Ch3 (counts as tr), 11tr in to mc, slst in 3rd ch of beg ch.  (12tr)

Round 2. Ch3 (counts as 1st tr), tr in the same st, tr inc in each st around,  slst in the 3rd ch of beg ch.(24tr)

Round 3. [Slst around 1st tr bp, ch4, miss 3 bp's] Repeat 5 more times, slst in 1st ch of beg ch.  (6bp tr)

Round 4. *slst in to next ch sp,  [dc, htr, tr, tr, 3ch pi, tr, tr, htr, dc] in to 1st ch sp. Repeat from * 5 more times,  slst in to 1st dc.

 

Middle of flowers

Make 3

Using Cotton Metallise DK, Silver

Mc

Round 1. Ch3 (counts as 1st tr), 1dc in to mc. (12tr)

Round 2. [Ch3, slst in the same st, slst in the next st] Repeat another 11 times, slst in the 1st ch of beg ch.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the center of the Poinsettias.

 

Ribbed baubles

Make:

Bright Pink- 1x small, 2x medium,  1x large

Mustard - 1x small, 1x medium, 1x large,  1x extra large

**work using the amigurumi method**

WORK IN BACK LOOPS ONLY FOR THE RIBBED BAUBLES

Small

Mc

Round 1. 6dc in to mc (6dc)

Round 2. Dc in each st around (6dc)

Round 3. Repeat R2 (6dc)

Fasten off and sew in the ends

 

Medium

Mc

Round 1. 6dc in to mc (6dc)

Round 2. Inc in each st around (12dc)

Round 3. [dec] 5more times (6dc)

Round 4. Dc in each st around (6dc)

Fasten off and sew in the ends

 

 

 

Large

Mc

Round 1. 6dc in to mc (6dc)

Round 2. Inc in each st around (12dc)

Round 3. [1dc, inc] 5more times (18dc)

Round 4. [1dc, dec] 5more times (12dc)

Round 5. [Dec in each st around] 5more times (6dc)

Fasten off and sew in the ends

 

Extra large

Mc

Round 1. 6dc in to mc (6dc)

Round 2. Inc in each st around (12dc)

Round 3. [1dc, inc] 5more times (18dc)

Round 4. [2dc, inc] 5more times (24dc)

Round 5. [2dc, dec] 5more times (18dc)

Round 6. [1dc, dec] 5more times (12dc)

Round 7. [Dec in each st around] 5more times (6dc)

Fasten off and sew in the ends

 

Slim leaves

Make 4

Using Teal

Ch16

Round 1. Dc in 2nd ch from hook   dc, htr, htr, tr, tr, dtr, dtr, dtr, tr, tr, htr, htr, dc, 3dc in the last st.

**work down the other side of the foundation ch **

Round 2. Dc in the next st, htr, htr, tr, tr, dtr, dtr, dtr, tr, tr, htr, htr, dc, dc, slst in to the 1st dc from R1.

Fasten off and sew in the ends

Extra Slim leaves

Make 7

Using Teal

Ch16

Round 1. Dc in 2nd ch from hook   dc, htr, htr, tr, tr, dtr, dtr, dtr, tr, tr, htr, htr, dc, slst in the last st.

Fasten off and sew in the ends

 

Large spiked leaves

Make:

2x pale grey, using Cotton Metallise DK, Silver for R4.

1x bright blue

1x denim

 

Ch11, turn

Round 1. Dc in 2nd ch from the hook, htr, tr, dtr, trtr, dtr, tr, htr, dc, 3dc in the last st.

**now work down the other side of the foundation ch **

Round 2. Dc, htr, tr, dtr, trtr, dtr, tr, htr, dc, slst in the 1st dc.

Change colour to Cotton Metallise DK, Silver and join where you fasten off.

Round 3. [Ch3, slst in the same st, slst in the next 2 sts] Repeat around the leaf 11times, slst in the 1st ch of beg ch.

**work down one side only of the leaf for R4**

Round 4.  Ch1, dc, htr, 2tr, 2dtr, 3trtr, 2dtr, 2tr, htr, dc, dc, dc.

**work down both sides of the leaf gor R5**

[Ch3  slst in the same st, slst in the next 2 sts] Repeat around the leaf.

Fasten off and sew in the ends

 

 

 

Bow

Make 1

Coral

Ch2

Round 1. 2dc in 2nd ch from the hook, turn (2dc)

Round 2. Ch1, 2dc in the 1st st, dc in the next st, turn (3dc)

Round 3. Ch1, dc in the 1st st, dc, inc, turn (4dc)

Round 4. Ch1, 2dc in the 1dt st, 3dc, turn (5dc)

Round 5-89. Ch1, dc in each st, turn (5dc)

Round 90. Ch1, 3dc, dec, turn (4dc)

Round 91. Ch1, dec, 2dc, turn (3dc)

Round 92. Ch1, 1dc, dec, turn (2dc)

Round 93. Ch1, dec, turn (1dc)

Round 94. Ch1, dc (1dc)

Fasten off and sew in the ends

**Lie the crochet ribbon like pictured, cut a piece of Coral yarn approximately 1mtr in length and wrap around the center of the bow to secure,  secure with a double knot.**

Making up

Use the picture to guide you and start to position all components of the wreath,  once you are happy start to stick each one to the wreath using a hot glue gun.

 

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