|Crocheted Mini Wreath Pin|
At that point I didn't remember making them, but I knew they were my handiwork. I went in search of the pattern. I had to have it somewhere, right?
Well, no, I don't. Slowly, the memories returned. I do remember the initial idea behind them. (I found an old pin my great-grandmother made, and I wanted to do something similar.) I bought a couple skeins of yarn (which I still have--these pins don't take much). And I knew I still had the box of safety pins I bought for that initial batch.
I remember I gave them to everyone that particular December. How long ago? A good decade, probably. Maybe longer. (After 2001. Before 2007. I can't narrow it down any further.)
Time to reverse engineer the things. Turns out there wasn't much to them. Not surprising. I didn't write it down, so it had to be something easy enough.
And so, for me, so I have a record, I am going to put the pattern here. Because I know what I did now. And I don't want to have to figure it all out again.
Crochet Wreath Pin
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Lily's Sugar 'n Cream Christmas Sparkle)
Size G Hook
0.23 in/6mm Bells (although a larger sized bell could work)
Gauge is not critical (it'll just be a bigger or smaller wreath), but my finished piece has a 2 inch diameter.
Ch 5. Join with sl st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3. Work 15 dc into the ring (or the number to fill out the ring--a couple dc more or less won't be a big deal). Sl st into the top of the ch st.
At the same time: Attach the safety pin by holding the non-opening side to the back of the work. Work 2-3 dc over it (while working them into the ch 5 ring). It doesn't matter where in the round this gets done, but I generally do it near the beginning.
|Attach safety pin to back of work by crocheting over it|
|Safety pin with two double crochets worked over it|
Round 2: Ch 1. Work one reverse sc into each dc around. Then cut yarn and fasten off.Wind in ends.
Once the base is made, cut a short piece of red yarn and tie it into a bow.
Attach the bow and the bell to the wreath using sewing thread.
|Crocheted Mini Wreath Pin (with quarter)|