Halloween Wreath

Halloween Wreath

Boo!

Did I scare you?

No? Okay.

So somehow I managed to miss decorating my house for autumn this year, which is highly unusual for me since this is my favorite season. I just chocked it up to being super busy with work.

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I told my sons that we would skip fall decorating and go straight to Halloween.

Well guess what…

Without my fall decorations that we usually keep up and just add Halloween to, our stash of Halloween decorations is quite puny.

I had no idea.

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So that is what prompted me to create a few Halloween decorations to keep our house from feeling so…naked!

This wreath is made by crocheting three long spirals that are stitched together and then wrapped around an 18″ wire wreath frame that you can get at the link.

All of the stitches are fairly easy and what a beautiful festive product you will have once you finish!

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For more holiday wreath patterns, see the St. Patrick’s Day Wreath, Valentine’s Day Wreath and the American Flag Wreath.

Halloween Wreath

Materials Used:

  1. Finished Size Approximately:

    19½” diameter

    Gauge:

    Not important

    Special Stitches:

    Shell Stitch

    5 dc in same space

    V-Stitch

    (Dc, ch 1, dc) in same space

    Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)

    Insert hook into st, YO and draw back through st, insert hook into next indicated st, YO and draw back through st, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook. A decrease was made.

    Single Crochet 3 Together (sc3tog)

    Insert hook into indicated st, YO and draw back through st, insert hook into next indicated st, YO and draw back through st, insert hook into next indicated st, YO and draw back through st, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook. A decrease was made.

    Back Loop Only (BLO)

    With your chain facing upward as it usually would, the back loop is the loop furthest from you.

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  1. Bottom Loop

    Flip your chain over and the bottom loop is the loop underneath.

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  1. Abbreviations:

    YO – yarn over
    FC – foundation chain or beginning chain
    ch(s) – chain(s)
    st(s) – stitch(es)
    sc – single crochet
    hdc – half double crochet
    dc – double crochet
    tc – triple crochet
    sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
    sc3tog – single crochet 3 together
    V-st – V-stitch
    sl st – slip stitch
    BLO – Back Loops Only

    Notes:

    • The wreath body is made by making 3 separate garlands, stitching the 3 garlands together and then wrapping the group evenly around the form.

    *** American crochet terms used throughout.

    Instructions:

     

Halloween Wreath

 

Main Wreath Body

H hook

Make 3 (one in Black, Dark Orchid and Pumpkin)

FC: Ch 540

Row 1: In 5th ch from hook, dc (V-st was made); continue to V-st in every ch across to the end. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1 *Sc in ch-1 sp, shell st in next ch-1 sp* Repeat from * to * across. Finish off.

Holding the ends of the three garlands together (Black, Pumpkin and Dark Orchid) and using the F hook and any scrap yarn, sl st through the FCs of all three colors. For example, insert hook into the first FC st of the Black, and then through the corresponding FC st of Pumpkin, and then again through the Dark Orchid, then sl st. Repeat with every st to the end of the FC.

Note: Stitching the garlands together is optional, but I found that it made it easier to keep everything even and in line when wrapping around the wreath form.

The FCs that you stitched together are what needs to be touching the wreath form when wrapping so that the shells are facing out. Wrap the garland around the form until the two ends are together. Stitch the ends together to secure.

Web

 

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With Soft White and H hook

Round 1: Ch 8, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Round 2: Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3) *dc in next ch, ch 3* Repeat from * to * 5 more times, sl st in 3rd ch of the 1st ch-6. (7 ch-3 sps)

Round 3: Ch 9 (counts as dc and ch 6) *dc in next dc from previous round, ch 6* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 3rd ch of 1st ch-9.

Round 4: Ch 12 (counts as dc and ch 9) *dc in next dc from previous round, ch 9* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 3rd ch of 1st ch-12.

Round 5: Ch 15 (counts as dc and ch 12) *dc in next dc from previous round, ch 12* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 3rd ch of 1st ch-15.

Round 6: Ch 18 (counts as dc and ch 15) *dc in next dc from previous round, ch 15* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 3rd ch of 1st ch-18. Ch 15. Finish off. Leave a 4”-5” tail.

Attach Soft White at next dc of Round 6, ch 15. Finish off. Leave a 4”-5” tail. Repeat for all remaining dc’s of Round 6.

Gently separate the wreath body to expose the wire frame. Tie one long strand of web loosely to the wreath frame. (Do not knot!) Repeat with each strand evenly around the frame, moving and tightening as necessary. Once you’re satisfied with the placement, complete your knots and hide any loose ends. Weave in any loose ends on the web itself. Fluff wreath body to hide the frame.

Witch Hat (6.75”H x 7.5”W)

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With Black and H hook

FC: Ch 25

Round 1: Working in BLO, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 22 sts. In last st, 4 sc. Working along the opposite edge of the FC, sc in next 22 sts. In the last st, 3 sc, sl st into 1st sc made of round.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in st ch-1 came out of, sc in next 22 sts, 2 sc in next st. In next st (hdc, dc). In next st (dc, hdc). 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 22 sts. 2 sc in next st. In next st (hdc, dc). In next st (dc, hdc). Sc in next st. Sl st in 1st sc made of round.

The brim of the hat is finished and now you will move on to the top portion of the hat. Continue working straight into Row 1. Don’t finish off.

Row 1: Sl st in next 2 sts. Sc in next 18 sts. Turn.

Row 2 – Row 4: Ch 1, Sc in next 18 sts. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, skip 1st st, sc in next 16 sts. Sl st in last st. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, skip sl st, sc in next 16 sts. Turn.

Row 7 – Row 8: Ch 1, sc in next 16 sts. Turn.

Row 9: Ch 1, skip 1st st, sc in next 14 sts, sl st in last st. Turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, skip sl st, sc in next 14 sts. Turn.

Row 11 – Row 12: Ch 1, sc in next 14 sts. Turn.

Row 13: Ch 1, skip 1st st, sc in next 12 sts, sl st in last st. Turn.

Row 14: Ch 1, skip sl st, sc in next 12 sts. Turn.

Row 15: Ch 1, skip 1st st, sc in next 10 sts, sl st in last st. Turn.

Row 16: Ch 1, skip sl st, sc in next 10 sts. Turn.

Row 17: Ch 1, skip 1st st, sc in next 8 sts, sl st in last st. Turn.

Row 18: Ch 1, skip sl st, sc in next 8 sts. Turn.

Row 19: Ch 1, skip 1st st, sc in next 6 sts, sl st in last st. Turn.

Row 20: Ch 1, skip sl st, sc in next 6 sts. Turn.

Row 21: Ch 1, skip 1st st, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in last st. Turn.

Row 22: Ch 1, skip sl st, sc in next 4 sts. Turn.

Row 23 – Row 24: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sts. Turn.

Row 25: Ch 1, skip 1st st, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in last st. Turn.

Row 26: Ch 1, skip sl st, sc in next 2 sts. Turn.

Row 27: Ch 1, sk 1st st, sl st in next st. Finish off.

Fold the tip of the hat over at an angle between Rows 22 and 23. Stitch down the tip.

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Witch Hat Band

With Dark Orchid and H hook

FC: Ch 19

Row 1: Work in the bottom loop of the FC for Row 1. In 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 12 sts. Sc in next 3 sts. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across. (18 sc)

Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Flip the band so that the slight arch is facing downward (see photo below). Place the hat band just above the brim of the witch hat (the ends of the band even with Row 1 and 2 of the witch hat), using a tapestry needle and your Dark Orchid tail, stitch the band to the hat.

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Buckle

With Daffodil and H hook

FC: Ch 25

Round 1: Work in the bottom loops of the FC. In 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in next ch. Sc3tog using the next 3 chs. Sc in next 2 chs. Sc3tog using the next 3 chs. Sc in next 4 chs. Sc3tog using the next 3 chs. Sc in next 2 chs. Sc3tog using the next 3 chs. Sc in next 2 chs. Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Arrange the buckle so that it is a rectangle shape.

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Using a tapestry needle and Daffodil tail, finish stitching the two ends of the Round 1 together to complete the buckle. In the center of the hat band, place the buckle with the rectangle laying horizontal and stitch into place.

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Using a tapestry needle and the black tail from the witch hat, attach the witch hat applique to the wreath body with a few quick stitches. Hide any loose ends behind the applique.

Pumpkin

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With Pumpkin and H hook

Round 1: Ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Round 2: Ch 1, 6 sc in loop, sl st in 1st sc. (6 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in st ch-1 came out of, 2 sc in next 5 sts, sc in last st, sl st in 1st sc. (12 sc)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in st ch-1 came out of, sc in next st *2 sc in next st, sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sc in last st, sl st in 1st sc. (18 sc)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in st ch-1 came out of, sc in next 2 sts *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sc in last st, sl st in 1st sc. (24 sc)

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in st ch-1 came out of, sc in next 3 sts *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sc in last st, sl st in 1st sc. (30 sc)

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in st ch-1 came out of, sc in next 4 sts *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sc in last st, sl st in 1st sc. (36 sc)

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My right thumb indicates the stitches you will be working into for Round 8. It’s not the back loop, but a loop that is behind both loops you usually work stitches into.

Round 8: Working in the loops behind the pumpkin circle (shown in the photo), sl st and sc in the next st. Hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, 2 dc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st. Still working in loops behind the circle, sl st in next 5 sts. Sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next 5 sts, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc and sl st in next st. Sl st into next st. Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing to the wreath body later.

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Pumpkin Stem

With Coffee and H hook

Still working in the loops behind the circle, attach Coffee in next st after finishing off Pumpkin, sc. Sc in next st, ch 1. 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, sl st in side of dc (see photos below for where), sc in same st as last dc made. Sc in next st, sl st in last st. Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing to the wreath body later.

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Vine

With Medium Thyme and H hook

FC: Ch 7

Row 1: Work in bottom loops of FC. In 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc. 3 sc in each of next 4 sts. Sc in last st. Finish off. Attach your curly vine to the pumpkin where the stem meets the pumpkin.

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Cut out 3 small triangles and a half moon shape from the felt. You can cut out teeth shapes from the half moon after it’s been cut from the felt piece. Using hot glue or craft glue, place the pumpkin face shapes in the center circle.

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Using a tapestry needle and your Pumpkin tail, attach the pumpkin applique to the wreath body with a few quick stitches. Do the same with your Coffee tail to attach the stem. Hide any loose ends behind the applique.

Spider

With Black and H hook

Body

Round 1: Ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Round 2: Ch 1, 6 sc in loop, sl st in 1st sc. (6 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Sl st in 1st sc. (12 sc)

Round 4 – Round 6: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st in 1st sc. (12 sc)

Round 7: Ch 1, sc2tog around. Sl st in 1st sc. (6 sc)

Finish off.

Cut your pipe cleaners so that you have 4 – 5” pieces. Around Round 2, insert one pipe cleaner into the side of the body and out the other side so that they are level and even on both sides. With the next pipe cleaner, insert near Round 3 and the next around Round 4 and the last around Round 4. Bend the pipe cleaners so that they resemble spider legs. Try to place them evenly along a straight line.

Optional: If desired, using a pinky finger or the end of a crochet hook, gently stuff the body of your spider with fiberfill. I did not stuff mine. The yarn was so stiff that it didn’t seem necessary.

Head

Round 1: Ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Round 2: Ch 1, 6 sc in loop, sl st into 1st sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st into 1st sc.

Finish off. Leave a tail for sewing.

With a small amount of Burgundy and a tapestry needle, and working from inside the head toward the outside face, run your needle out through the place where you want your first eye. Tie the first part of a knot, not a full knot—it would be too large. Insert the hook back into the same space you came out of and gently pull out all the slack. Only the knot will remain on the outside of the face. Run your needle out through the place where you want your second eye. Tie the first part of a knot again. Insert the hook back into the same space you came out of and pull out all the slack. Finish off. Tie your two ends of burgundy together.

Attach the spider head to the Round 7 opening of the body using a tapestry needle and the tail from the head. Tuck in any loose ends.

If you bend the spiders legs like he has feet, you can insert these “feet” into the chains of your spider web however you would like him to sit.

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4 thoughts on “Halloween Wreath

  1. This is such a fun wreath! I love the color combination of the bright purple, black and either orange (like here) or bright green. A couple years ago, I received a wreath made with the ruffle pattern like here. I have been wanting to learn how to do it ever since. Pinning this wreath!

    1. Thank you, Alexandra! I’m so glad that you like it! 🙂 This wreath really was a lot of fun to make. I hope you get a chance to make one too!

      Erica

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