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I Love Yarn Day Week 2015: Day #3 + Giveaway!

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It’s Day 3 of I Love Yarn Day Week and we’re just getting warmed up! This year’s official theme is #StitchItForward, which encourages you to share your skill and teach a newbie how to knit or crochet. Check out the rest of the posts from this week [3] for new patterns and daily prizes from our friends at Red Heart Yarns [4], Lion Brand [5], Premier Yarns [6], Simplicity [7], Yarnspirations [8], and Love Knitting [9]. ILYD2015 [3]

Today we’re bringing you this beautiful crochet wreath pattern from our friends at Yarnspirations [8]! Get festive with this fun, free pattern, and check the bottom of the post for how to win a prize bundle of the gorgeous metallic yarn you need for this project!

Layered Leaves Wreath [10]

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Crochet Wreath [3]MEASUREMENT
Approx 12” [30.5 cm] in diameter.

GAUGE
5 V-sts and 5½ rows = 4” [10 cm] with smaller hook and 2 strands held tog. 13 sc and 15 rows = 4” [10 cm] with larger hook and single strand.

MATERIALS
Patons® Metallic™:
Green (95244 or 98244) 3 balls (3 oz/85 g; 252 yds/230 m) OR 3 balls (2.1 oz/60 g; 168 yds/154 m)
Teal (95201 or 98201) 3 balls (3 oz/85 g; 252 yds/230 m) OR 3 balls (2.1 oz/60 g; 168 yds/154 m)
Fuchsia (95434 or 98434) 1 ball (3 oz/85 g; 252 yds/230 m) OR 2 balls (2.1 oz/60 g; 168 yds/154 m)
Sizes U.S. G/6 (4 mm) and U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauges.
12” [30.5 cm] styrofoam floral wreath form.

ABBREVIATIONS
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain(s)
Dc = Double crochet
Pat = Pattern
Picot = Ch 3. Sl st in first ch – Picot made.
Rep = Repeat(s)
RS = Right side
Sc = Single crochet
Sl st = Slip stitch
Sp(s) = Space(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
Tr = Treble crochet
WS = Wrong side

INSTRUCTIONS
Wreath Cover: Stripe Pat
With 1 strand of A and 1 strand of B: 2 rows.
With 2 strands of B: 2 rows.
With 1 strand of A and 1 strand of B: 2 rows.
With 2 strands of A: 2 rows.
These 8 rows form Stripe Pat.

Notes:
• Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc throughout.
• Leaf Sts (shells) are crocheted around the post of the dc V-sts from top to bottom, then from bottom to top
• Carry color not in use loosely up left side of work. With smaller hook and 1 strand of A and 1 strand of B held tog, ch 28. See chart.

1st row: (WS). (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in 7th ch from hook (counts as 1 dc and 1 V-st). *Skip next 2 ch. (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next ch – V-st made. Rep from * to last 3 ch. Skip next 2 ch. 1 dc in last ch. Turn. 7 V-sts.

2nd row: Ch 3. (2 dc. 2 tr) down post of first dc of first V-st. Picot. (2 tr. 3 dc) up post of 2nd dc of same V-st – beg Leaf St made. *Skip next V-st. (3 dc. 2 tr) down post of first dc of next V-st. Picot. Work (2 tr. 3 dc) up post of 2nd dc of the same V-st – Leaf St made. Rep from * to last dc. Sl st in last dc. Break A. Join B. Turn. 4 Leaf Sts.

3rd row: With 2 strands of B, ch 3. V-st in each V-st to end of row. 1 dc in last dc. Turn. 7 V-sts.

4th row: Sl st in first dc and next ch-1 sp. Skip next dc. *Leaf St around next V-st. Skip next V-st. Rep from * twice more. Sl st in next ch-1 sp and each of last 2 dc. Turn. 3 Leaf Sts. Break 1 strand of B. Join 1 strand of A.

5th row: With 1 strand of A and 1 strand of B, as 3rd row.

6th row: Beg Leaf St around first V-st. *Skip next V-st. Leaf st around next V-st. Rep from * to last dc. Sl st in top of ch-3. Turn. 4 Leaf Sts. First 6 rows of Stripe Pat are complete. Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, rep 3rd to 6th rows for pat until work from beg measures approx 36″ [91.5 cm], ending on RS row with 2 strands of A or B. Fasten off.

Bow: With larger hook and single strand of C, ch 22.

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Ch 1. Skip next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of chain. Turn. 21 sts.

2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.

3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 2 sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn. Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 50” [127 cm]. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Wrap Wreath Cover around wreath form, smoothing evenly, and sew side edges tog at back. Sew foundation ch and last row of Wreath Cover tog. Tie Bow and sew to Wreath as shown in initial picture.ILYD Chart [11]

Here’s our video on the picot stitch:

 

ILYD-PatonsMetallic [12]

This giveaway has ended! Congratulations to Mona!

S&U Winner

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Be sure to check out our giveaway calendar [13] for daily winners and to find out what giveaways are coming up! Also, don’t forget to enter the grand prize giveaway [14] from yesterday’s post – you can enter all week long!

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