Victory! … A Wreath Ornament

“Just using up some Noro Kureyon from the Tannenbaum wall hanging”, I thought. And here we have a little wreath ornament!

Hang it on your tree, or a wall, or a window. It’ll be appreciated as gift tag, too!

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All you need is about 12 yards of worsted weight yarn in “green” and the TinyTURTLE™ loom. For working with the Noro Kureyon yarn I recommend using a locker hook tool. You may want to add a little bow and a hanger. If you want to hang your wreath in a window, I found some small suction cups in the Walmart craft department that work like a charm.

To begin, weave 6 hexagons. To shape the wreath, you can use a joining method as if you were making a dish cloth, but without the center hexagon. Here’s a video that shows you how to do it:

If you are using Noro Kureyon, you may consider felting the wreath. I recommend felting it by hand, just rub it in hot water and with some Dawn dish detergent until you reach a desired felting level. Yes, it will shrink a little bit, but it will also thicken and stiffen, which makes the ornament hang straight more easily. Note: The samples shown here are not felted, so that step is really optional.

I sewed on the bow, but you can also use a glue gun. For the hanger, I cut a piece of ribbon, about 8” long, and pulled it through the fabric at the top of the wreath. The most difficult part of this project is probably to decide where you’re going to put it.

PS: I still have not used up all my Noro Kureyon, and when I do, I’ll be sure to replace it.
PSS: Yes, this is another scale-able project. Use larger looms to make larger wreaths. If you make them larger, you may want to entertain the idea of felting, though, to achieve sufficient stiffness. Or weave another 6 hexagons as backing and gently stuff the wreath, for a puff 3-D effect.

 

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