Sunday, October 20, 2013

Striped Yarn Wreath


I’m so surprised how nicely this came out. I just had an idea and went for it. I started it late one evening and just used what I already had at home. The base was two circles I cut out of a cardboard box for frozen pizza (tuna, my favourite). I drew on them a few guidelines to see about where I wanted the stripes to be and then just started wrapping black and white yarn over the cardboard. First I did a thinner layer to see how it looked and then did another layer over it to make it thicker and even out the stripes a bit. They aren’t measured, but I think they are even enough. Perfection is boring, right? :) Plus, I knew if I’d to try to make it perfect, I’d never even get started.

I wanted the bow to have some texture, so I threw “Crochet Pattern” in the Google image search and chose this one. I think it has just the right amount of interest, not too plain, not too complicated. I crocheted the pattern until it looked long enough, then just wrapped yarn over the middle to make a bow. I sewed it on the wreath and forced my boyfriend to admire it.

I’m so happy with this! I think it would be easily customizable for different seasons and colour  preferences. White and green stripes and a red bow for Christmas, for example.




  1. Ompa se nätti. Kiva idea. Taidan kopioida ja tehdä meidänkin oveen jouluisen kranssin.

    1. Kiitos! Värejä voi tietysti vaihtaa omien mieltymystensä mukaan ja tehdä rusetin eri ohjeella tai vaikka raidallisen siitäkin.


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