Mom and I spent time looking for crochet wreath patterns but I didn't see any I liked. So I decided to design my own. My Mom said I can share the pattern on her blog, so here it is.
by Casey Stanziano (www.CaseysCrochet.com)
copyright 2007; for personal use only; all rights reserved
1 bottle of Vitamin Water (drink the water and save the ring that holds the cap on)
NOTE: any plastic ring measuring 1 3/4" would also work.
5.0 mm crochet hook
about an ounce of Simply Soft "Shadows" in the Dark Moss color
a handful of beads
First, watch this video on how I do this stitch I came up with earlier this year: http://video.aol.com/video-detail/pretty-crochet-bracelet-instructions/3095208170
Making the wreath: Single crochet onto the water bottle ring, chain 9 and start to make my special stitch, instead of doing a chain to anchor the stitch as in my video, make a single crochet around the ring. Repeat until you have 11 groups made. Join with a slip stitch and end off.
Tie your tails together to create a loop for hanging.
Glue beads in place.
When you're done it will be the perfect size to hang on a Barbie townhouse, hang on your real tree, or make into a pin to wear and share. They're fun and quick to make! :)