Valentine’s Wreath Pattern
By Sarah Zimmerman
– 12 in Styrofoam wreath (found at Craft Store)
– Bernat Super Value (1 skein each) in Berry, Baby Pink, Dark Mauve, Lavender, Winter White, and Magenta.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– Hot Glue Gun
– Poly-fil fiber stuffing
– Wooden or cardboard craft letters to spell LOVE. About 3×3 inches in size.
Puffy Hearts Pattern:
Make 4 of every color except red
Chain 7, SC in 2nd chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, ch 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 2-3: SC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 4: SC in first 3 stitches, ch 1, turn (3 SC)
Row 5-7: SC in each stitch across, ch1, turn (3 SC)
When you get to the last row, continue to SC around entire heart. When you get to bottom stitch (the one with the your slip knot) SC + Chain 1 + SC all in one stitch. Then when you get to the top “v” indent, slip stitch (instead of SC). Join, fasten off and weave in ends.
Take 2 of the same color heart and place one on top of the other. SC the edges together, when you get to the bottom make a SC + chain 1 + SC all in one stitch. Continue to SC around and when you get to the top indent of the heart, slip stitch instead of SC. Be sure to stuff with polyfil before closing.
Wreath Cover Pattern:
With Berry red yarn…
Chain 21, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain, chain 1, turn (20 SC)
Rows 2-132 (or until it measures 33 inches long): SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (20 SC)
Leave a long long tail after your last row so you can stitch the edges together onto the wreath. When you wrap your crocheted strip around the wreath make sure your rows match up. Now take your tapestry needle and start stitch it together. It always looks like it won’t work out, but keep matching up the beginning of the row to the end of the same row and it will all come together with no lumps or bumps at the end.
Stitch puffy hearts to the wreath (or use hot glue for extra support). Add wooden LOVE letters (purchase from Michaels Craft Store) and wrap them in yarn for an added touch!