- Yarns of your choice. I used Caron Simply Soft in White and Autumn Red. This is a great shiny and silky yarn. I barely used a fourth of the 6 ounce skeins.
- A small or large foam wreath. I used a small wreath from the dollar store.
- H/8 Crochet hook. *If you don't know how to crochet, you could always make fabric flowers for this wreath. Shannon did a tutorial of a fabric flower here and a burlap felt one here. You have many options.
Now, I made three rosettes for this wreath. These rosettes were 3-4 inches wide. I attached one by tying it to the wreath. I made sure to bring the yarn up through the rosette on both sides so it would be tight. Then I took the other two rosettes and tilted them up on the first rosette. This made them look more cohesive versus just sitting in a row. I didn't have ribbon to match the rosettes so I took 8 to 10 long pieces of yarn and wrapped them around wreath and tied them together. This gave me something to hang the wreath from.
Here is my finished wreath and a picture of it hanging on my mantle.
I used the Caron Simply Soft and H/8 Hook. If you choose another yarn, use the crochet hook suggested by the yarn manufacturer.
Symbols: ch-chain, Dc-double crochet,
Ch 65. Dc in the 6th ch from the hook.
Ch 3, skip next ch, dc in next ch. Repeat till end of ch.
Ch 3 (counts as first Dc), turn. In first loop, dc, ch 3, 2 Dc and ch 1.
In every remaining loop, 2Dc, ch 3, 2Dc, ch 1 till the end.
Ch 3, turn. *In your larger loop make 7 Dc. Slip stitch into the ch 1.* Repeat from
* to * to end of the row.
Fasten off and leave a 6-8 inch piece of yarn.
On the side without the long piece of yarn, start winding up the rose. Start tightly for the center of the rose. Continue wrapping until you come to the end. Using the long piece of yarn, pull it up through all the layers with your crochet hook. Then bring it back down through the other side. Fasten off. Use remaining yarn to attach to wreath, pin or headband of your choice.
Here is a picture of the rosette. Sorry, I forgot to take a better picture before I put it on the wreath.