If you’re looking for a little bit of crochet fall goodness to brighten up your life, you’re going to totally love the Fabulous Fall Crochet Wreath!
I don’t know about you but I’m totally smitten with the gorgeous shades of fall. Those oranges, rusts and golds speak right to my soul! This is a really fun make because it combines elements from past patterns here on the blog with the adorable new mini ribbed pumpkin.
Let’s just pause a moment to totally love on the mini ribbed pumpkin shall we?
Cute.. right? You might even need to hide this from everyone who comes to visit because they are totally going to want you to make them a few to tuck into their own decorating! And yes.. they really ARE as squishy good as they look!
As Crochet 365 Knit Too newsletter subscribers know, I often talk about how I see us sitting together on my front porch together just crocheting and chatting away the time. I thought you might like to see my view!
To be honest I had a hard time deciding exactly where my cutie pie fall crochet wreath was going to end up. We do open this door a lot and our last front door wreath caught the eye of a mama bird who started to build a nice little nest! As much as we love our nature here, I didn’t want to accidentally end up with a baby bird in the house.. so ultimately my fall wreath ended up on the door to the Bloom (Blog Room).
I love that I can look up from working and see it cheerfully hanging there! I also love that the wreath really looks good on just about any color door. The grapevine gives it that homey but minimalistic look and the crochet gives it color that just pops!
This post is going to work a little differently than other patterns here on the blog. The Mini Ribbed Pumpkin is brand new and directions for that follow. The patterns for the other elements will link right to the post where the pattern is held. If you’d like an low cost ad-free version, all the patterns will be included–which is really a good deal because I normally sell al those separately. You can find a low cost ad-free pattern right here.
Somehow I missed the Flower Mandala in this next shot.. but it’s still fun to look at:
Crochet Wreath Pattern
Here is what you will need:
- US G/6 4.00mm and H8/5.00 mm crochet hooks (here are my favorite crochet hooks)
- 18″ grapevine wreath
- 1.5 oz Worsted Weight Orange Yarn for Pumpkins
- Approximately 18-25 Yards of Worsted Weight Assorted Scrap Yarn for each of the Flowers
- (2) 1/2” buttons for Black Eyed Susan Flowers
- Fiberfill stuffing
- Floral Wire
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
Work this glorious African Flower in fall colors using the African Flower Pattern. Make one, working the African Flower Pattern through row 4. I used yellow for the center, a pumpkin shade of orange for the petals and then a dark rust color for the final row.
This Flower Mandala is one of my favorites! Another fast make out of scrap yarn! Make one in coordinating colors for your crochet wreath!
I actually used the exact flower I made in the Black Eyed Susan Flower Pattern here. I still had some of the same yellow yarn so I made a twin. Don’t tell but I had to go with a similar, but not exactly the same button. I feel like my mother probably would have taken the old one off and made them match perfectly. Since sewing on buttons ranks right near the bottom of my list of fun tasks, I decided to call this ‘character’ and went with it! Make two of these sweet flowers for your wreath!
If you were ever eying the Loopy Flower Pattern but not sure where to use it, now is the time. I found a rusty gold shade in my stash and whipped one up quick!
Mini Ribbed Pumpkin (Make 3):
Get ready for a super fun mini ribbed pumpkin pattern! First crochet a piece of ribbed fabric, much like we did with the Ribbed Wonder Hat. Then make the tiniest of stems and we’ll put it all together. Let’s dive in.
Using a G/6 4.00 mm hook, Chain 17
R1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across row (16 st)
R2-30: ch 1, sc in the back loop across row (16 st). Fasten off, leaving a long strand for sewing.
At the end of row 30, the hat is a rectangle of ribbed crochet.
How to Seam the Mini Ribbed Pumpkin:
Take the bottom of work and fold up so that the starting edge is on top of the row to be worked. Whip stitch edges together. Alternative, you could work the seam by slip stitching the two ends together. You now have a tube.
Use a tapestry needle to work a running stitch across the top edge of the stitches and cinch one end closed. Knot and fasten off, hiding the end inside the pumpkin. You now have what looks like a miniature hat.
Stuff the pumpkin, then use a tapestry needle and yarn to work a running stitch along the opposite edge of the pumpkin. Pull tight to close, knot and fasten off.
Mini Ribbed Pumpkin Stem:
Using brown yarn and continuing with the G/6 4.00 mm hook, make a magic ring.
R1: 6 sc into ring (6 st)
R2: sc into each stitch (6 st). At end of round fasten off, leaving a long strand for joining. I like to work an invisible join, but you can fasten off another way if you prefer.
Sew the stem to the pumpkin.
Crochet Wreath Assembly:
I used floral wire to attach my elements to the grapevine wreath. To attach a piece, cut a long length of floral wire, poke it in and out of the crochet piece in a spot where it won’t be seen and then secure the wire to the grapevine wreath by twisting the ends together and cutting the wire close to the wreath. I really suggest making sure you like how the wreath is shaped and where the crochet pieces will go. Take this part step by step and see how you like things before moving to attach the next piece. Alternatively, you might be able to hot glue the pieces in place. I just didn’t have the heart to put hot glue on my crochet.
Here’s one more look at our bit of loveliness:
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