Thursday, December 1, 2011

Yarn Crafting With Kids: Chained Wreath Ornament

Last Sunday we made...
Button and Chained Wreath Ornaments
Some to keep and some to giveaway...
These two are now hanging happily on our Christmas tree.
(smile)
This is a perfect beginner crochet project. Little people (or big people...) can perfect their chain stitch and whip up a chained wreath ornament at the same time.
Here's what you need... yarn, scissors, a crochet hook (any size will do) and ribbon.
Grab your yarn and hook and chain until your string measures about 5 feet long. Join with a slip stitch into the first chain creating a BIG loop. Tie off. Wrap the BIG loop around your fingers until you have a nice neat little circle. Tie the circle at the top using the tail from the starting and ending chain. Cut another piece of yarn, fold it in half, tie a knot and then tie this piece around your circle. Add some ribbons and your done.
Handmade happiness for your Christmas tree. ♥

23 comments:

  1. Fabulous! what a lovely idea, :)

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  2. How nice Sara! Love all of them!!! Good idea to make with kids!

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  3. How simple but so lovely and unique! I'm gonna make some up today! Thank you Sara! I hope you're having a wonderful week! :-)

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  4. Hi Sara, really lovely, so effective, great idea.
    I'm having my first 'Giveaway', hope you'll take part, it is for the current issue of Mollie Makes and a handmade brooch.
    Carol xx

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  5. The wreaths are adorable! I can't wait to make some! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  6. So cute!! I'm totally into buttons and I love those little button wreaths. I may make some new ornaments for our tree this year!!

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  7. I love these. We are definitely doing some of these. We just might hang a picture in the middle.

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  8. Gorgeous, button wreaths are on my list for this year, I'll have to add crochet as well.

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  9. Bless you! I've been wondering what to make for our BUNCO Christmas party as I like to give each gal something to take home with them. And this little wreath is just adorable.

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  10. These are too cute! I think we may have to whip some of these up this weekend. I have buttons running out of boxes so this would be a great way to use some of those up. Plus this is a great way to intro my 7 year old son to crochet.

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  11. Those button wreaths are so cute! I'd love for you to link them up at the party this week over at Etcetorize. It's on now: http://etcetorize.blogspot.com/2011/12/make-it-great-monday.html

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  12. We got some of the button wreaths done over the weekend. I posted a pic on my blog. http://lazydaisycrochet.blogspot.com/2011/12/its-tuesday-again.html No ribbon on them yet because I could not find it. Will have to buy some tomorrow on my weekly shopping trip. Have a great day.

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  13. Love these both! What a fun thing to make with the grandkids! Thank you!

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  14. So adorable! I've already made one and did a post about it with a link back to you! Here it is: http://sittingatourkitchentable.blogspot.com/2011/12/crochet-chain-wreath.html

    Merry Christmas!
    Amy

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  15. for some reason, mine are not coming out right..

    nancy

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  16. I love these! Chaining is the one thing my kids can do, I can't wait to make these with them. I featured your pattern this morning on Moogly: http://www.mooglyblog.com/free-crochet-ornaments/ Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Thank you Tamara! I'm so happy you like them. They really are perfect for little people just getting started in chochet. Popping over to see who else was featured... :)

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  17. My little guy is 5 and has been begging to help me make ornaments so he can gift them to his teacher, these are perfect!

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    1. I'm so happy you like them! I love that a little people can make these too. We made another stack to gift this year.

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  18. a HUGE THANK YOU for sharing this pattern! My son, who is an avid knitter has never gotten the hang of crochet, but he made this cute crochet wreath in a matter of minutes! thank you for that!

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