Open the door and say hello! Create this Wire Word Embroidery Hoop Wreath for your front door.
“A simple hello could lead to a million things”. This is the year to make it happen. Every year, for the last few years, instead of resolutions I have picked a word of the year as my focus.
For 2018 I have picked the word Joy. This year I want to focus on things that bring joy. Spending time with friends and family. Crafting. Baking. Traveling. Reading. Eating well. Exercise. These are all things that bring me joy.
I also want to bring joy to others. Saying yes to my kids. Serving in my community. Random acts of kindness. Paying it forward.
As part of my new year traditions, I’ve also created a craft that goes along with my word of the year. Both ‘Shine’ and ‘Grow’ inspired correlating yarn bombs. Last years ‘Lead’ was the inspiration for an arrow wreath.
Taking down Christmas decorations brings no Joy. I miss the sparkle of the decorations. So for some Joy I made this wire word embroidery hoop wreath. And for a little extra fun I created a wreath out of typically non wreath making materials: embroidery hoops, an ornament, and a yarn wire word.
Crochet Winter Wreath
- Chain 100 stitches and then used a slip stitch to join them into a circle. (This stitch count needs to be larger enough to fit around the larger of your two embroidery hoops.)
- Double crochet into each stitch – 100 stitches
- Crochet 2 stitches together, then double crocheted into the next 8 stitches. – 90 stitches
- Crochet 2 stitches together, then double crocheted into the next 7 stitches. – 80 stitches
- Crochet 2 stitches together, then double crocheted into the next 6 stitches. – 70 stitches
- Crochet 2 stitches together, then double crocheted into the next 5 stitches. – 60 stitches
- Crochet 2 stitches together, then double crocheted into the next 4 stitches. – 50 stitches
Use an embroidery needle or your crochet hook to attach the crochet piece to the larger of your embroidery hoops. I crocheted mine onto the inside piece of my larger hoop. Then I could slide the outside piece of the embroidery hoop on and tighten in.
Once the larger embroider hoop is attached use your embroidery needle to stitch your crochet piece around the smaller embroidery hoop. This time I stitched the crochet piece around the entire embroidery hoop.
Knit an i-cord to create your wire word. Slide the i-cord into the wire and then bend the wire to make your word. Stitch the word onto your embroidery hoop. I printed out hello in a font that I liked and used that as a guide to bend my wire word.
Attach a sparkly ornament that you forgot to pack away with your holiday decorations, but has a perfect wintery look!
This is the 5th year I have picked a word of the year. Here are some of my previous words:
- 2014 ‘Shine‘
- 2015 ‘Grow‘
- 2016 ‘Impact‘
- 2017 ‘Lead‘
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