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I am very excited to finally announce the Advent Wreath Crochet Along. I created this pattern last year which was sponsored by Lion Brand Yarns. Because everyone loved it so much, it was suggested to have it this time as a Crochet Along which I am very honored to host. To make this crochet along even sweeter, Lion Brand Yarns will help me host a giveaway at the end of the Crochet Along for one lucky winner to receive the entire 7 yarn skeins which are used to make this Advent Wreath. YAY!
In order to win the entire yarn stash that one would use to crochet the Advent Wreath, you simply have to participate in this crochet along and create the Advent Wreath and show your WIPs and final image in my Facebook Crochet Group. I will announce the winner in my Facebook Crochet Group on October 10th. So be sure to have all your pictures posted by October 9th. Below is a list to make this easier to understand and follow.
In order to participate in the Advent Wreath Crochet Along you have to follow these guidelines:
- gather or purchase the materials that are listed below
- crochet the parts as they are released according to the schedule below (you can work in your own pace, but you will have more fun staying on schedule)
- show off you beautiful WIPS and final images by posting into my Facebook Crochet Group
- simply have fun making your own Advent Wreath
- ask questions if you have any, in my Facebook Crochet Group
- use the hashtag #AdventWreathCAL when posting on Social media about it, so others can follow along
- finish and post pictures of your Advent Wreath by 10/9/2018 in order to be considered in the giveaway to win 7 skeins of yarn from Lion Brand Yarns (Only US residence can participate in the Giveaway!)
History and more details on the parts of the Advent Wreath
But let me explain to you the history of the advent wreath and how it is used. The Advent Wreath has 4 candles which are lit one by one each Sunday in the 4 weeks before Christmas Eve. The candles specifically symbolize the Christian concepts of hope (week one), peace (week two), joy (week three) and love (week four) in many traditions. However, some people grow up with the traditional 3 purple and 1 pink candles, whereas others, like me, grew up with 4 red or white candles. I will let you decide how you want to crochet your candles.
Sometimes the Advent Wreath comes with a 5th candle in the middle that is lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, although not many families use the 5th candle, at least I do not know anyone used one while I grew up in Germany.
So, if you would check out a European calendar you would see that the 4 Advents are actually written on every Sunday before Christmas Eve. Lighting the candles on an Advent Wreath made the kids very excited because then they know how many more weeks they have to wait till they can finally open their presents.
Furthermore, I create a video tutorial for every part of the crochet pattern. So, as you are making the Advent Wreath, you will be given 6 video tutorials to help you along. This should make this pattern even easier and doable for beginners or even the ones having trouble reading patterns.
So, we will first crochet the wreath, then the candles, followed by the stars and pine cones and finish it all up with the bows and hollies with leaves.
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However, if you do not want to wait for all the parts I already have the entire pattern listed HERE, but if you prefer an ad-free version you can easily purchase the pdf for this pattern with all the parts included in one file below.
In addition, I created a downloadable pdf for you all, that has all the pictures as references added to the back of the pattern. So you can choose whether you want to print them or not. That can save you a lot of ink in the long run.
So, let’s summarize everything up in quick and easy to read bullet points.
What you will need to know for the Advent Wreath Crochet Along
- Lion Brand Heartland yarn
- 2 skeins of Kings Canyon (136-180)
- 2 skeins of Redwood (136-113)
- 1 skein of Sequoia (136-126)
- 1 skein of Yellowstone (136-158)
- 1 skein of Mesa Verde (136-172)
- FloralCraft Styrofoam Vase Insert
- Styrofoam Floral Wreath, white, 18 inches
- Flameless Tealight candles (4)
- 5.00mm hook
- tapestry needle
Advent Wreath: 18 x 10 inches (2.5 inches without add-ons)
Candle: 6.5 x 3 inches
Pine cone: 3 x 2.5 inches
Holly: 5 x 5 inches
Star: 2 x 2 inches
Bow: 4.5 x 4.5 inches
Schedule of the Crochet Along Parts Release Times for the Advent Wreath:
You will have 1.5 weeks to get all your materials for this Crochet Along together. We will start on September 8th when the first part will be released. You will then have one week to finish part 1 before part 2 will be released. The same then goes for part 2, 3 and 4. Again, remember I will provide you with 6 video tutorials, one for each pattern, to help you make this amazing crochet pattern.
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