I’ve made quite a few different crocheted flowers over the previous few months, but this latest project to make a Spring wreath saw me crocheting a daffodil which I’ve never attempted before! I had some polystyrene wreath bases (which I’d used at Christmas) but thought if I was going to make a Spring wreath, then the twig one I had would be more appropriate.
The patterns I used all came from the Simply Crochet magazine 2019 Calendar. The calendar features four stunning wreaths all designed by Kate Eastwood who has a wonderful book out – Crocheted Wreaths and Garlands which I can highly recommend if you fancy treating yourself!
Obviously you could use any flower and leaf patterns, lots of which are freely available with detailed instructions on the attic 24 webpage.
Once you’ve decided on your chosen wreath base, it’s simply a case of setting to work and crocheting a selection of flowers and leaves (or you could knit them if you preferred, or sew them from felt or scraps of fabric).
Once I’d made a few, I placed them on the wreath and experimented with various positions. If I liked the arrangement then I took a photo of it so that I’d be able to replicate it if I moved them about a bit to try other positions.
Keep going until you have enough to complete the wreath. Remember, that you don’t have to fill it in completely if you don’t want to, a few strategically placed flowers can look really effective, but do have a good play around until you’re happy with how it looks (and remember to leave space to pop a ribbon on so you can hang the wreath).
To attach the flowers and leaves I decided to use the glue gun, so it really couldn’t have been easier. However, once they’re stuck then they’re stuck, so make sure you’re happy with the arrangement before you glue!
The final flourish was to add a daffodil head to the front of the ribbon – eh voila!