Updated: Mar 22
You will need:
5.5mm crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn (4) in either black or red (or the colour of your choice, but considering this is a Halloween-themed wreath, I would recommend colours more closely linked to the macabre)
Foam Wreath (available at Michaels, Lincraft, Art & Craft stores)
For the eyeballs, you will need:
4mm (G) crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn (4) in black, white, and your colour choice for the iris (I love Bernat Handicrafter 100% cotton)
Polyfil fibre stuffing
Embroidery thread with yarn needle OR 2.5mm (or smaller) crochet hook - these are optional, only if you want to add veins!
The link to my eyeball pattern can be found here. The pattern for the smaller eyeballs can be found below.
We will begin with the cover for the wreath. Using your 5.5mm hook and worsted weight yarn, chain a length that will reach around the width of the ring PLUS ONE CHAIN. For my wreath, I made a foundation sc chain of 16.
Row 1: Once you have the right length, turn, and sc in the second chain from the hook and each remaining chain until you reach the end. Chain 1, turn.
Row 2 - ?: 1sc in each stitch until you reach the end. Chain 1, turn.
Keep repeating the same row until you have crocheted a covering long enough that it will wrap around the ring comfortably (it can stretch a bit to fit). For my covering, I made a total of 95 rows.
Now, you can sew the cover onto the wreath. I used my crochet hook, but you can use a yarn needle if you choose. Line up the stitches and using a whip stitch, sew the cover all the way around the wreath, then the ends together.
You will need:
6.5mm (K) crochet hook
2 strands of worsted weight yarn (4) (I used Bernat Handicrafter 100% cotton)
Row 1: Chain 2, In second chain from hook, make 6sc. Slip stitch to the first to join (6sc) (CHANGE TO IRIS COLOUR)
Row 2: Chain 1. In the same stitch, make 2sc, and 2sc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to the first sc to join (CHANGE TO WHITE)
Row 3: Chain 1. In the same stitch make 2sc. In the next stitch, 1sc. *2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next* REPEAT** until you reach the end. (18sc)
WE WILL NOT BE JOINING HERE. Instead, we will start to crochet in rounds, so instead of joining, make 1sc in the first sc of the row. You may want to use a stitch marker (I just use a piece of yarn :)). Continue to make 1sc in each stitch for the next three rounds. (18sc)
Row/Round 7: sc2tog, 1sc in the next stitch, SIX TIMES (12sc)
Row/Round 8: sc2tog, six times. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to your wreath.
Once you have enough eyes, we can sew them on! I highly recommend pinning them to your wreath first, so you are happy with the placement before attaching them. Then, using your yarn needle (or crochet hook), sew them on one by one! Once attached, weave in ends underneath the wreath covering.
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