Two weeks ago we had all the cool Thanksgiving Turkey Knitting you've ever wanted to try and now that it's November we thought it was fair enough to start featuring some holiday wreaths to knit and crochet. They make excellent gifts and come in so many flavors that you can knit or crochet them to suit whatever winter holiday you celebrate. From Hannukah to Christmas you can find a wreath to make according to your own personal beliefs, simply change the colors, or make some holiday symbols and you have the perfect, long lasting holiday wreath for your family.
There are 9 fabulous wreaths, some of them only available in certain issues or books, but some of these are free knitting and crochet patterns for the holidays!
- The Wrapped Wreath by Linda Permann couldn't be easier, simply wrap some yarn around a foam core or a tube and follow the directions to make some crocheted flowers.
- The Holiday Sweater Wreath by Jean Guirguis is a FREE knitting pattern with a few delightful mini sweaters to decorate. No doubt the person who hangs this on their door is or loves a knitter.
- The Christmas Wreath by Fiona Goble features a garter ridge background with various knitted decorations. The result is folksy and cute.
- The Easy Christmas Wreath by Catherine Lindsey is cute and sweet, a wonderful ornament for the Christmas Tree.
- The Christmas Rose Wreath by Valerie Sherman is a FREE knitting pattern with a simple green background and beautiful red and white knitted roses to decorate.
- Hampstead Wreath by Wendy Baker and Belinda Boaden (see the photo above) is the wreath the inspired this run down. I had seen it on Mason Dixon Knitting last year and decided I had to knit it. I'm so thrilled to discover so many other designs to try
- The Christmas Holly Wreath by Hayfield looks the most like a traditional Christmas Wreath. It's available in not one, but two different knitting books.
- The Year Round Wreath by Heather Walpole provides a template to make whatever kind of wreath you want. It's available on Ravelry for $6.00.
- Lastly, The Holiday Stranded Wreath by Amy Gunderson is another fantastic knitting holiday wreath you can make to suit however you choose to celebrate the winter season.
Soon I'm going to start my holiday knitting and you can guarantee that I'm going to give the Hampstead Wreath a whirl. Stay tuned for when I cast on! I need some holiday brightness around the house this year!
What kind of patterns do you like to knit for the holidays? Let me know in the comments!