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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

My Winter Wreath

Hello there - On the 15th January, Lucy at Attic24 posted on her blog that she was going to be making a Winter Wreath. Oh that sounded lovely - so I followed her posts with interest.  The Winter Wreath was to be Lucy's fifth wreath.  I have in the past made her Christmas Wreath - so I watched her blog daily for updates and patterns for this current project she was going to be working on.  She chose her colours, she sorted her flat backed 32cm polystyrene "half round" ring.  She made a crochet chain and then worked in stripy rows until her work would fit round the circumference of the polystyrene ring, leaving long dangly ends when she changed colours to be able to sew it into place with those long dangly ends to keep the back neat.

Well I was up with Lucy, as I already had this half round ring covered.  Lucy made the distinction between land and sky (I didn't as mine was already covered) - and over the next two months Lucy would make her bits and pieces of foliage, leaves, balls/berries, pine cones, snowflakes and she shared the patterns and what she was up to with us. 
Finally on the 9th March there was a Lucy Ta-dah moment and she shared her wreath with us
Now isn't that just absolutely gorgeous and are you as much in LOVE with it as I am!
and so
I started to assemble "my Winter wreath" with all the bits and bobs that Lucy had shown us how to make and I got this far and this is how it has stayed
 This has sat on my lounge floor since 12th March and finally on the 29th May (that's 11 weeks later) I decided that I didn't like it, that I wasn't going to finish it - I didn't really think about it for too long and decided quite quickly that the colours of the covered wreath that I so cleverly thought would be ok - JUST WEREN'T!!!
So that's it .... take everything off and pop them all into the box
 Right then the next plan was to see exactly what I had made so far and what I needed to make to finish it once and for all
ok - I had a polystyrene half flat ring which was not 32cm but 25 cm, so next find the right colours for land and sky
parma violet, storm, denim, cloud, meadow, mocha
 so off I go and start crocheting (in the proper colours) land and sky!
once I had reached the required length to fit round my ring, I started to sew my crochet into place using those long dangly ends to join it together and then you end up with a nice neat fitting woolly coat for your wreath base
Ooooohhh yes - that's better - land and sky
Lucy has 32 little leaves - I had 29 - perhaps I should make 1 more - see here
Lucy had 9 fern leaves - I had 4 - ok I should make some more of those then! - see here
Lucy had 4 Little Pine Cones - I had 3 - nah I'll stick with 3 - see here
weeny little balls x 18 - I had 13 - perhaps I should make five more - see here
Hellebore x 3 - and yeah I have 3 too - see here
Dangly bits x 3 hanging from the bottom - I have 2 - so I should make 1 more - these are made by crocheting a chain and then working two trebles into each chain and they will just curl around
Snowflakes x 9 - oh dear I don't have any - better get busy with those then - patterns from this book
ok I am getting there - some snowflakes (done) - more fern leaves (done)
you need to get one of these (to sew on the back of your woolly wreath to hang it up!!
and finally
One of these little fellas - oh I only have half of him done - so perhaps I should finish him
can you see what the "little fella" is???
Here he is nestling in the holly bush (I will need to bring him indoors)
pattern by Little Conkers available to purchase/download here
So this week my crochet hook has been out to finish up the bits that I was missing
robin, snowflakes, fern leaves, leaf and curly bit
 (remember my half flat ring isn't as big as Lucy's, so I don't need quite so many bits and bobs)
Lucy had 82 individual bits to make up her wreath
I have finished up with a total of 66 lovely woolly bits to assemble onto my wreath
Lucy also got some extra little sparkly bits to add - so here are mine
OOOOOhhhh - 3rd June and starting to pin my woolly lovelies into place
I am a bit nervous
 5th June all sewn on and ready to hang into place on my lounge door
and now here is Joy's Ta-dah moment!!
I  A B S O L U T E L Y  L O V E  J O Y ' S  W R E A T H
I hope you have liked my wreath journey and thanks for popping by
Xx Joy Xx
PS If you would like to see Lucy's other wreaths - then pop on over to Attic24 and take a peek!!
Joy's Christmas wreath
LOVE  LOVE  LOVE my Winter Wreath more!!!


  1. Wow !!! I want to do one :) xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! You are an inspiration Joy, I can't wait to learn more about crochet with you xxx

  3. Joy, you are SuperWoman!!!!! xx

    1. Thanks Pen just have to be doing something!! Xx

  4. Wow WoW WOW, its so beautiful joy, you can really see how much time and hard works gone into it, I love to look at others people work for inspiration. But im going to have to get planning if im going to make a christmas/ winter wreath for next year as no way i could make one as quickly as you have. Amazingly beautiful job Joy x