Not your average wreath
It's nearly Christmas, and I wanted to make a wreath for our front door, but since our door is duck-egg blue, I have been thinking that most Christmassy things will look a bit odd / clashy. And of course, I always like the idea of using crochet whenever possible! So I dug around for ages on Pinterest and Ravelry and found the Simple Statement Wreath, which looks nice, but not quite the look I was going for. I decided to use this pattern as a starting point, and then make some embellishments from other patterns and from my head. I followed the pattern but instead of the ruffled edge, I did this:
First, ensure you have an even number of stitches/wraps. If not, add another one. Row 2: sc around Row 3: sl, hdc all the way around.
I embellished with flowers and leaves from 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet and Crochet Adorned. I also improvised a crochet butterfly using 28gauge craft wire and beads, and added a few extra beads elsewhere, too. I attached the flowers and leaves to the foam wreath form using pearl-headed sewing pins which look like bead accents.
The photo here is in my bathroom, not on my front door... yet! Not quite Christmas season, but when I get it hung I must remember to take a pic to post here.