French Knit Wreath
size: 10" diameter
- Bernat Moss Shades Soft Boucle Yarn, 44 yds.
- Green craft wire, 30”
- Various seasonal buttons, 25
- Wide plaid fabric ribbon, 1 yd.
- Twine, in coordinating colors
- Sewing thread
- Clover French Knitter with 4-peg head
- Wire cutters
- Needles: tapestry, sewing
- Hot glue gun and sticks
- 1. Following manufacturer’s instructions, knit 29”-long Moss Shades cord using French Knitter. Repeat for total of three cords.
- 2. Tie three yarn ends together and braid cords. Tie yarn ends together to finish. Weave ends back into cords using tapestry needle. Form braid into circle; overlap ends and tack together using needle and thread. Place overlap at top of wreath.
- 3. Starting at top, thread wire through braid loops on back of wreath, bending into circle shape. Twist ends together to form hanging loop at top. Trim excess.
- 4. Cut 3” length off ribbon; set aside. Make ribbon bow with remaining ribbon; cross ends over center. Wrap 3” length around center to bind bow; secure using glue gun. Trim ends. Adhere bow to wreath using glue gun, covering overlap on cord and wire hanger.
- 5. Insert twine through button holes; tie ends into knots. Trim ends. Adhere buttons to wreath in clusters.
- 1. Boucle yarn adds a nice texture to the wreath, but the loops in the yarn can make it more difficult to stitch. For easier stitching, use smooth yarn.
by Terry Ricioli