I am a big fan of Hygge. Like a big fan. It is the one thing that gets my California soul through cold Utah winters. (One of my favorite books is The Little Book of Hygge. If you haven’t read it, you need to! Click HERE to find it on Amazon!) Hygge is an overall feeling of coziness, and in the winter, I want to be as cozy as possible. These pretty, yarn wreaths are the perfect cozy, hygge touch for your home for the winter.
I have two different types of wreaths shown above. The first is a chunky crocheted wreath, and the other is a finger loop yarn wreath. I’ll give a tutorial for each along with the sources for my yarn and other supplies. I even made my first YouTube video to show how to make the crocheted wreaths! Just don’t laugh too much at my amateur video skills! :)
How to Make a Chunky Crocheted Wreath
Super chunky yarn. I bought mine at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby, but Amazon does have some as well if you want it shipped to you quickly. Just pay attention to how many yards you get with each skein. The big skeins from Michael’s have about 54 yards, but you probably only need about half or less of a skein to make a 12-18” wreath.
The Michael’s yarn that I like is the Loops and Threads Free Spirit line. You can find it HERE. This yarn is a little pricey if it isn’t on sale, so make sure you wait for a sale or wait for a coupon, or even better, wait for a sale AND a coupon that can be used on sale items. I have always done this when I have bought this yarn, and I haven’t ever spent more than $20 for a skein.
Hobby Lobby also has chunky yarn, but it isn’t quite as thick as the Michael’s yarn. The line I like is the Yarn Bee Big Yarn found HERE. I would also wait for a sale on this yarn or I would use a coupon.
Amazon also has chunky yarn in quite a few color options. One option is available HERE. I would probably get the 1.1 lb. skein to ensure that you have enough.
Wire wreath frame. Craft stores have a good selection, but I also found that Amazon had a good selection of smaller sizes. Here are a few links to Amazon wire frames:
Large crochet hook. I would use a size S or larger. You can find many on Amazon, but HERE is a great option.
Here is my first ever YouTube video on my Apricot Polkadot channel! I thought it would be easier to show this crochet technique though video rather than just through photos, so here it is! Just keep in mind that you are doing a single crochet all the way around. When you would go through the stitch, you will grab your yarn on the inside of the frame, and when you yarn over, you will grab your yarn on the outside of the frame. Hopefully that will make more sense as you watch it on the video!
How to make a Finger Loop Wreath
Finger Loop Yarn.
Hot glue gun.
This is a really, really simple process! You are simply going to hot glue your yarn to your wreath. Start with a dab of glue on your wreath, and place the end of your yarn in the hot glue. You will want to keep the loops facing out, so try to lay the flat side of the yarn against the wreath. You will just continue to wrap and wrap until it is covered. You will want to add more hot glue every few wraps around to help hold your yarn in place. Just be careful not to burn your fingers! (I may or may not be speaking from experience…)
When your wreaths are finished, you can add any embellishments that you would like. I like the simplicity of a pretty velvet ribbon on these wreaths because I feel like the are lovely enough to stand for themselves. You can definitely add a scrappy layered ribbon or a few pom poms or felt flowers though as well. Make it yours! I’d love to see your finished wreaths! Tag me at Apricotpolkadot on Instagram so that I can see your beautiful creations!