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This free pattern is an easy DIY project to make a red & white Loop Yarn Wreath with a grinch green bow on the front.
When I recently had shoulder pain, I was not able to move my arm a lot. It was painful and I was unable to crochet, sadly. But I realized I was able to work with some big yarn that did not require a lot of movement.
The loop yarn was perfect for it. In fact, I have wanted to make a hanging wreath for awhile now and needed the perfect idea.
As I was looking at my different colored loop yarn and my white non-decorated wreath, I took a glimpse at my Christmas tree where my circular candy cane ornament tweaked my interest. Right
It was the perfect combination. A red & white loop yarn wreath with a green bow in the front. Now, you might asked why didn’t you pick a Christmas green color for the bow?
Let me tell you! It is a simple and not very satisfying explanation. There seems to be no dark or Christmas green colored loop yarn in the U.S. available. I wished there would be. So, I used what I had and made the bow a light green color which reminds me of the Grinch.
Now, let’s talk about the project itself. Is it hard or easy? It is super easy! Really. You do not even need to know how to crochet or knit. You simply make long chains of loop yarn as well as a rectangle to create a bow. Then you put it all together. It is as simple as that.
So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet this amazing Loop Yarn Wreath.
How to make a Loop Yarn Wreath with Bow
- Loop Yarn (any you like, 1 skein of 18 yds each, but not all of it is used)
- light green
- hot glue
13 inches diameter
In order to make the wreath, first you will need to create a long chain using the loop yarn. So pick up one color and pull one loop through the next loop and then that one through the next loop until you have about 6 yards of a long chain. Then create a second 6 yard chain with the other color.
After that hot glue the 2 chains right next to each other to the wreath and then start wrapping the chain around the wreath. I did not hot glue each part, but rather just glued the beginning and end to the wreath to hold it all in place.
I then created 2 more chains, each in one of the just used colors, that are each 12 inches long. I twisted the 2 chains and then hot glued both ends together and glued it to one side of the wreath. That created the loop to be able to hang the wreath to the hanger.
In order to create the bow, I simply made it a rectangle with the green yarn using the loop yarn. Count out 60 loops and then create 3 rows in total, plus one row of fastening off. If you do not know how to use the loop yarn to create a rectangle, check out my video tutorial for a Loop Yarn Scarf where I teach you how to do that.
Then make a small chain that is about 6 inches long, using the same color. Then fold the rectangle to make it look like a bow and use the small 6-inch chain to create the bow. If you never made a bow like this before, check out my video tutorial here which teaches you how to make a bow (not with the loop yarn).
Finally, hot glue the bow to the front, opposite side where you added the loop for the hanger.
The Break-Through Moment: What to do with the Loop Yarn Wreath?
Now, that you made the Loop Yarn Wreath, you can do a lot of things with it. You can simply use it for yourself as decor.
Of course, you can also gift it to a special someone. I pretty sure anyone would love a wreath like this during the Christmas season.
And in my opinion, it also makes a great craft
The amazing thing about this wreath is that you can simply switch out the colors and it automatically changes the theme of the wreath. I can see it turned into a Valentines Wreath, or 4th of July Wreath, or even an Easter Wreath. And don’t forget about the seasons. Add some extra decor and make a wreath for any of the four seasons.
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